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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.

Recent Work by Shawn

Terminally ill retired firefighter given hero's salute <b>(6 photos, video)</b>

Terminally ill retired firefighter given hero's salute (6 photos, video)

'This is overwhelming. The support from the community is just amazing,' says Grant McCullough's son-in-law following drive-by tribute
Terminally ill retired firefighter given hero's salute <b>(6 photos, video)</b>

Terminally ill retired firefighter given hero's salute (6 photos, video)

'This is overwhelming. The support from the community is just amazing,' says Grant McCullough's son-in-law following drive-by tribute
Retired firefighter given just days to live will receive honorary parade today at RVH

Retired firefighter given just days to live will receive honorary parade today at RVH

Public invited to take part in this afternoon's parade; Meet-up location is the Cineplex at 507 Cundles Rd. E., at 4:30 p.m.
Damage to Barrie's rainbow crosswalk 'an intentional act,' police say

Damage to Barrie's rainbow crosswalk 'an intentional act,' police say

This marks the second time someone has purposely vandalized the crosswalk on Simcoe Street near Meridian Place
Damage to Barrie's rainbow crosswalk 'an intentional act,' police say

Damage to Barrie's rainbow crosswalk 'an intentional act,' police say

This marks the second time someone has purposely vandalized the crosswalk on Simcoe Street near Meridian Place
'Unique experience' makes Taco Alley a Barrie hot spot

'Unique experience' makes Taco Alley a Barrie hot spot

'You have to find ways to survive and Alley and Donaleigh's working together like this is great for everyone,' says restaurauteur
BSC, Rovers hosting goalkeeper clinic for players of all ages

BSC, Rovers hosting goalkeeper clinic for players of all ages

Canadian goalkeeper David Monsalve, who played for Toronto FC, will be passing on his skills at local clinics
Insurance adjustors, contractors working to provide answers to hard-hit residents <b>(5 photos)</b>

Insurance adjustors, contractors working to provide answers to hard-hit residents (5 photos)

'It's kind of like a triage situation in that we look at homes with the most damage and move backwards to those with the least,' says official
Stunden Lane resident saw tornado 'coming right for our house' (9 photos)

Stunden Lane resident saw tornado 'coming right for our house' (9 photos)

GoFundMe has created a centralized hub for fundraisers to help Barrie residents respond, reubild and recover in aftermath of tornado
Insurance adjustors, contractors working to provide answers to hard-hit residents <b>(5 photos)</b>

Insurance adjustors, contractors working to provide answers to hard-hit residents (5 photos)

'It's kind of like a triage situation in that we look at homes with the most damage and move backwards to those with the least,' says official