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Shawn Gibson

Shawn Gibson

Shawn studied journalism at Humber College before setting out as a freelance writer in different cities across Ontario in 2006. After moving to Barrie in 2008, Shawn has written for various publications in the city, covering local sports, politics, arts and entertainment and other issues that matter to the community. In 2015, Shawn began reporting for BarrieToday and came on board full-time in 2018.

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shawn@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Shawn

Retired OPP officer compelled to 'pay it forward' by helping Ukrainians

Retired OPP officer compelled to 'pay it forward' by helping Ukrainians

Global Medic volunteer Kathleen Doherty just returned from three weeks in Moldova to support refugees fleeing Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion
Police search for witnesses to drive-by shooting on Highway 400

Police search for witnesses to drive-by shooting on Highway 400

A driver heard popping sounds and discovered two bullet holes in his vehicle; OPP say incident happened near Innisfil Sunday night
'They aren’t medical experts': Ford tells school boards to follow mask-lifting protocol

'They aren’t medical experts': Ford tells school boards to follow mask-lifting protocol

'The chief medical officer is the expert. He has done his due diligence, he has consulted with other medical officers,' premier says during Barrie stop
Province expands funding for women, youth and people struggling in business

Province expands funding for women, youth and people struggling in business

'To see some government initiatives and assistance being put into making it easier for women to pursue jobs in this much needed field is a great thing,' says business owner
Former Georgian College instructor becomes face of convoy protest in Ottawa

Former Georgian College instructor becomes face of convoy protest in Ottawa

Tom Marazzo says he was fired by the college after sending an email to faculty members that questioned the school's vaccination policy
Police call last night's Amber Alert an 'isolated' incident, few other details released

Police call last night's Amber Alert an 'isolated' incident, few other details released

'I hope the public understands the complex nature of this and is sympathetic to us not being able to discuss it much further,' says Barrie police official
Amber Alert cancelled, 3-year-old Barrie girl found safe in Toronto

Amber Alert cancelled, 3-year-old Barrie girl found safe in Toronto

Three-year-old was the subject of an early morning Amber Alert
Truckers divided on 'freedom convoy' as rolling protest hits Ontario

Truckers divided on 'freedom convoy' as rolling protest hits Ontario

'You're not making a difference, you're causing a scene,' says one veteran trucker; 'I’d be there if I could. I feel bad for many of the drivers,' says another
Sunday's series of crashes on Hwy. 400 not helped by area's open fields: OPP

Sunday's series of crashes on Hwy. 400 not helped by area's open fields: OPP

'The roads had been salted and while they were wet, it was -12, so you can’t drive like it's a summer rain,' says sergeant
Your winter blues may be more than just case of SAD

Your winter blues may be more than just case of SAD

Nature walks, hanging out with your pets more and making sure you let in lots of sunshine all ways to fend off seasonal affective disorder