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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

Empower Simcoe staffer, Special Olympians remain in hospital

Empower Simcoe staffer, Special Olympians remain in hospital

Suspect in last week's crash near Sadlon Arena had a court appearance today; Barrie woman charged with three counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm
Empower Simcoe identifies crash victims as worker, two clients

Empower Simcoe identifies crash victims as worker, two clients

Three injured people were part of a larger group attending last night's Barrie Colts game, says Empower Simcoe CEO
'Multiple pedestrians injured’ in crash near Sadlon Arena

'Multiple pedestrians injured’ in crash near Sadlon Arena

‘Several people were taken to hospital,’ Barrie police official says of evening incident
'One of the world leaders': Province cashes in on sports betting

'One of the world leaders': Province cashes in on sports betting

'It was happening anyways; there were just no safeguards for people. The responsible gaming component is just a really important piece,' said Attorney General Doug Downey
O’Hara does hometown proud while playing soccer abroad

O’Hara does hometown proud while playing soccer abroad

Aodhán O’Hara, 23, living in Spain and playing for Manchester 62 in the Gibraltar Football League, but he grew up playing many sports; 'I clearly made the right choice'
<b>COLUMN:</b> Barrie well represented among 'giants' at World Cup

COLUMN: Barrie well represented among 'giants' at World Cup

Canada's roster includes Atiba Hutchinson and Cyle Larin from the Simcoe County Rovers FC, while club president Julian de Guzman and co-owner Janine Beckie are providing commentary on TV
Seasons Centre unveils honour wall to mark 27 years of support

Seasons Centre unveils honour wall to mark 27 years of support

'It really is humbling to see how people come out to help folks who they have never even met,' says centre’s managing director and co-founder
Police kick off annual Festive RIDE campaign

Police kick off annual Festive RIDE campaign

If you're hosting a party and someone leaves impaired, 'call police because it is more important to save a life than have a friend mad at you,' says OPP sergeant
'Sense of belonging': Boxes of Hope campaign ramps up

'Sense of belonging': Boxes of Hope campaign ramps up

'I’ve gotten to know them and they’re great kids. They deserve a wonderful Christmas,' says official
Fail-to-remain crash leaves man, 70, with serious injuries

Fail-to-remain crash leaves man, 70, with serious injuries

Collision occurred following Saturday night's Barrie Colts game in the city's south end