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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.

Email
shawn@barrietoday.com

Recent Work by Shawn

Ministry of Labour concludes probe of Barrie collision site

Ministry of Labour concludes probe of Barrie collision site

Three orders and three requirements have been issued to Vaughan-based Condrain, the company working on the site where 6 young people were killed Aug. 27
New tow-truck rules should wipe out 'wild west' days for good

New tow-truck rules should wipe out 'wild west' days for good

'We don’t want to take just anyone off the road with a winch on the back of their truck,' OPP sergeant says of new regulations
<b>OPINION:</b> Many mourning devastating loss of Her Majesty

OPINION: Many mourning devastating loss of Her Majesty

Whether you're a fan of the Royal family or not, reporter Shawn Gibson writes Queen Elizabeth II's death is also sad because she was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
Police release update on 'unfathomable' Barrie crash

Police release update on 'unfathomable' Barrie crash

Investigators have determined the deadly crash, which killed six young Barrie residents, happened shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, but many questions still remain
'Your stories have not ended': Crash victims mourned at vigil

'Your stories have not ended': Crash victims mourned at vigil

The candlelight vigil for Haley Marin, Curtis King, Luke West, Jersey Mitchell, River Wells and Jason Ono-O’Connor came 7 days after the vehicle they were in plummeted into a construction hole in Barrie
'A big, very sad moment in our city': Vigil to honour 6 lives lost

'A big, very sad moment in our city': Vigil to honour 6 lives lost

Candlelight vigil planned for Sept. 3, as Barrie crash investigation appears to be focused on large concrete hole on McKay Road
Marin remembered for love of people, being 'very approachable'

Marin remembered for love of people, being 'very approachable'

'Six young, well-loved, well-connected people in the community have been lost and it is probably going to be felt for a long time,' says friend who grew up in Keswick with Haley Marin 
'Biggest heart': Curtis King remembered as humble leader

'Biggest heart': Curtis King remembered as humble leader

'He was funny and very humble, full of respect and humility,' high school football coach says of Barrie crash victim Curtis King
Ono-O'Connor on Georgian dean's list, had 'very bright future'

Ono-O'Connor on Georgian dean's list, had 'very bright future'

College president says Ono-O'Connor, who was killed in weekend crash, was in automotive business degree program and had been selected as a director for 2023 Georgian Auto Show
Crash victim River Wells 'tough as nails' and 'genuine'

Crash victim River Wells 'tough as nails' and 'genuine'

'You always knew where you stood with him. There was never any drama or games with River,' says former Barrie North rugby coach