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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

In-person, online students both suffer through hybrid model, teachers say

In-person, online students both suffer through hybrid model, teachers say

'If I take my attention from the 22 (in the classroom), they lose interest and likewise for the student who is online,' Nottawasaga Pines teacher says at Barrie rally
Street gangs 'increasing in sophistication' as they spread north from GTA, police say

Street gangs 'increasing in sophistication' as they spread north from GTA, police say

'Street gang members and associates from the Greater Toronto Area travel into Simcoe County communities for the purpose of drug trafficking, including cocaine and opioids,' says OPP official
Victim in fatal shooting described as having 'enormous, kind and loving heart'

Victim in fatal shooting described as having 'enormous, kind and loving heart'

Cameron Abernethy's death 'will leave an unbearable void for his family, as well as all who came to know Cam in his short life,' says obituary
Teen shot, killed outside south-end Barrie home: police <b>(3 photos)</b>

Teen shot, killed outside south-end Barrie home: police (3 photos)

Public being asked to avoid the area of Golden Meadow Road and Hurst Drive
Police kick off Festive RIDE campaign to eliminate deaths that are '100% preventable'

Police kick off Festive RIDE campaign to eliminate deaths that are '100% preventable'

'Here we have people dying, 29 people dead already this year, because of alcohol- or drug-related collisions and that’s just what the OPP have investigated,' says sergeant
GO train schedules back on track today: Metrolinx

GO train schedules back on track today: Metrolinx

'We aren’t expecting planned cancellations at this point today,' says Metrolinx spokesperson
Morning GO trains cancelled due to low staffing levels; afternoon trains up in the air

Morning GO trains cancelled due to low staffing levels; afternoon trains up in the air

Staffing levels impacted by mandatory vaccination policy as well as illness and vacation, says Metrolinx official
Anti-racism rally calls on school boards to 'address root issues' <b>(6 photos)</b>

Anti-racism rally calls on school boards to 'address root issues' (6 photos)

'All my kids are mixed and have absolutely seen racism within the Barrie schools they go to,' says frustrated father at rally that attracted about 80 people
Simcoe County Rovers FC ready for 2022 kickoff in League1 Ontario

Simcoe County Rovers FC ready for 2022 kickoff in League1 Ontario

'We want to make waves in the region. That’s what the city is about, what the county is about, and we’re ready to be part of the landscape,' says co-owner Julian de Guzman
Chief paramedic gets first-hand look at how drones could save countless lives

Chief paramedic gets first-hand look at how drones could save countless lives

'Getting a defibrillator to someone quicker means more lives saved, and that’s what we’re here for,' Andrew Robert says at drone demonstration