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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

No charges laid following Tuesday's lockdown at Eastview

No charges laid following Tuesday's lockdown at Eastview

'Due to a number of underlying complexities that are focused on what happened yesterday, our investigation has concluded and there will be no charges laid,' says Barrie police official
Group spreads MS awareness to everyone, including politicians

Group spreads MS awareness to everyone, including politicians

'My mom died 20 years ago and you would think things have changed, but they have not,' says local woman
School's false alarm had parents, students visibly upset, crying

School's false alarm had parents, students visibly upset, crying

'I got in the car right away and, without thinking, just came down here to see what I could find out. I knew I wasn’t leaving until I saw my kids,' says mom
Lehman challenges Downey, PC candidates to ‘show up’ for debates

Lehman challenges Downey, PC candidates to ‘show up’ for debates

Lehman says not attending debates is 'bad for democracy,' while Downey counters Liberals are 'trying to find an issue that the media can run with'
Delays and high gas prices not stopping long-weekend travellers

Delays and high gas prices not stopping long-weekend travellers

'The gas prices are honestly insane,' says Ajax man en route to Parry Sound
Barrie-Innisfil candidates split on contentious Bradford Bypass

Barrie-Innisfil candidates split on contentious Bradford Bypass

Green, Liberal and NDP candidates chime in on controversial project during recent debate hosted by Just Recovery Simcoe
Police hunt for crooks who stole raffle tickets, charity cash

Police hunt for crooks who stole raffle tickets, charity cash

'Seeing raffle tickets and money being stolen from someone who was truly trying to do good in the community, that's an absolute shame,' says Barrie police official
Community discord spurs independent candidate in Barrie-Innisfil

Community discord spurs independent candidate in Barrie-Innisfil

'We can solve a lot of our provincial issues by helping communities come together. The way forward is together,' says Benjamin Hughes
Liberals announce Olthuis as candidate for Barrie-Innisfil

Liberals announce Olthuis as candidate for Barrie-Innisfil

'The response so far has been wonderful and I think that a lot of people were waiting on someone to step up,' says retiree
NDP leader questions Barrie area as conservative stronghold during local visit

NDP leader questions Barrie area as conservative stronghold during local visit

'It's the perfect time for Ontarians to ask themselves the question of what matters most and who is the party that is prepared to fix the things that are broken,' says Andrea Horwath