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Shawn Gibson

Shawn Gibson

Shawn attended Humber College for Journalism before he began freelance writing for 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 writing for BarrieToday and became a full-time member of the Village Media family in 2018.

Recent Work by Shawn

Despite pandemic, author finds novel ways to get her books into kids' hands

Despite pandemic, author finds novel ways to get her books into kids' hands

Gwen Petreman has had 'a library of books in my home as they have had nowhere to go'
Groundbreaking ceremony held for 58-unit development in city's south end

Groundbreaking ceremony held for 58-unit development in city's south end

'Barrie is a growing city. It is becoming a place where everyone wants to live,' says Sunrise Homes CEO
Despite pandemic, author finds novel ways to get her books into kids' hands

Despite pandemic, author finds novel ways to get her books into kids' hands

Gwen Petreman has had 'a library of books in my home as they have had nowhere to go'
Barrie resident plans mini Santa Claus parade hoping to bring joy to south-end neighbourhood

Barrie resident plans mini Santa Claus parade hoping to bring joy to south-end neighbourhood

'I have four kids and I know how special it is for them to see Santa every year in the parade. I just want them to have that moment this year, too,' says organizer of Saturday's event
Salvation Army Kettle Campaign will look different this year

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign will look different this year

'We have seen a huge increase in needs for meals a day. Before COVID hit, we were serving 300; now we’re at 400 a day,' says official
Despite pandemic, author finds novel ways to get her books into kids' hands

Despite pandemic, author finds novel ways to get her books into kids' hands

Gwen Petreman has had 'a library of books in my home as they have had nowhere to go'
Collier Centre owner hopes downtown grocery store could be just clicks away

Collier Centre owner hopes downtown grocery store could be just clicks away

'This area needs a grocery store. That's all I hear from people. And with the closest one about two kilometres away, it is a no-brainer,' says David Morrison
Barrie 'AAA' organization says two hockey teams affected by eight positive COVID tests

Barrie 'AAA' organization says two hockey teams affected by eight positive COVID tests

'As we have now moved to an orange level of risk in our area, we are only one step away from ceasing operations and it is imperative that we all make responsible choices,' says official
Barrie 'AAA' organization says two hockey teams affected by eight positive COVID tests

Barrie 'AAA' organization says two hockey teams affected by eight positive COVID tests

'As we have now moved to an orange level of risk in our area, we are only one step away from ceasing operations and it is imperative that we all make responsible choices,' says official
Barrie 'AAA' organization says two hockey teams affected by eight positive COVID tests

Barrie 'AAA' organization says two hockey teams affected by eight positive COVID tests

'As we have now moved to an orange level of risk in our area, we are only one step away from ceasing operations and it is imperative that we all make responsible choices,' says official