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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

'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
<b>COLUMN:</b> Region well represented among 'giants' at World Cup

COLUMN: Region 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
iGaming business owner bet on himself, lives fantasy sports dream

iGaming business owner bet on himself, lives fantasy sports dream

'I don’t think anyone thought I could do it, so it feels good to be in this spot now,' says Barrie man who has forged his own path in new gaming world
Drunk drivers beware: Festive RIDE campaign has begun

Drunk drivers beware: Festive RIDE campaign has begun

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
Area man hopes to strong-arm his way to world title

Area man hopes to strong-arm his way to world title

'I am definitely one of the top three strongmen in the world at the moment,' says The Moose, a downtown fitness centre owner who practises what he preaches
Napoleon lays off more staff as company adjusts to marketplace

Napoleon lays off more staff as company adjusts to marketplace

'A lot of retailers over-ordered ... so there is a lot of inventory in the system. Therefore, there is a bit of an over-correction needed to rebalance our production side,' says company president
Barber shop honouring soldiers, veterans with free cuts

Barber shop honouring soldiers, veterans with free cuts

'It's a simple way to give back to our community and show some support,' says Jody Percy at History Barbershop Co. in downtown Barrie
It's a girls' world at Georgian College skilled trades event

It's a girls' world at Georgian College skilled trades event

Goal of event was to educate female students about careers in trades; 'This is all about inclusivity and promoting our trades to girls'
Armed kidnapping sparks heavy police presence in Barrie

Armed kidnapping sparks heavy police presence in Barrie

Incident began in Vaughan when suspects kidnapped a woman and then later held her at a residence in Barrie; Pair of suspects face multiple charges