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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

Multiple COVID cases detected at Barrie Walmart locations over the last month

Multiple COVID cases detected at Barrie Walmart locations over the last month

'Ten associates total from our two Barrie Walmart stores have recently tested positive for COVID-19,' says official
Multiple COVID cases detected at Barrie Walmart locations over the last month

Multiple COVID cases detected at Barrie Walmart locations over the last month

'Ten associates total from our two Barrie Walmart stores have recently tested positive for COVID-19,' says official
Local PSW says new training regimen a 'band-aid' solution

Local PSW says new training regimen a 'band-aid' solution

'It’ll help shortages ... but people don’t typically stay in this field because we’re undervalued, underpaid and there’s no full-time security,' says local PSW
New accelerated training for PSWs receives mixed reviews

New accelerated training for PSWs receives mixed reviews

'It’ll help shortages for the time being in a crisis like this, but people don’t typically stay in this field because we’re undervalued, underpaid and there’s no full-time security,' says local PSW
Woman suffers life-threatening injuries, in stable condition after 'fall' from Anne St. bridge

Woman suffers life-threatening injuries, in stable condition after 'fall' from Anne St. bridge

She was rushed to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie and then transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre for treatment
Woman suffers life-threatening injuries, in stable condition after 'fall' from Anne St. bridge

Woman suffers life-threatening injuries, in stable condition after 'fall' from Anne St. bridge

She was rushed to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie and then transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre for treatment
Woman suffers life-threatening injuries, in stable condition after 'fall' from Anne St. bridge

Woman suffers life-threatening injuries, in stable condition after 'fall' from Anne St. bridge

She was rushed to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie and then transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre for treatment
Hwy. 400 closed in both directions through Barrie following separate incidents

Hwy. 400 closed in both directions through Barrie following separate incidents

Police investigating after a person fell from the Anne Street bridge; There was also an unrelated crash in the southbound lanes
Hwy. 400 closed in both directions through Barrie following separate incidents

Hwy. 400 closed in both directions through Barrie following separate incidents

Police investigating after a person fell from the Anne Street bridge; There was also an unrelated crash in the southbound lanes
Highway 400 closed through Barrie following separate incidents

Highway 400 closed through Barrie following separate incidents

Police investigating after a person fell from the Anne Street bridge; There was also an unrelated crash in the southbound lanes