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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

Does your vehicle have push-button start? Beware car thieves!

Does your vehicle have push-button start? Beware car thieves!

'Four F-150s and a Dodge Ram Rebel were all stolen and the common link is they are all push-button start,' says police official
Leafs captain to headline Barn Burner charity hockey game

Leafs captain to headline Barn Burner charity hockey game

'The players are excited to come back. That will be evident by the incredible rosters we’ll put out this year,' says organizer
Sasquatch sighting in Simcoe County? Now you know who to call

Sasquatch sighting in Simcoe County? Now you know who to call

'Truthfully, even the biggest skeptics are fascinated with sasquatch, so it really does attract people from all walks of life,' says Sasquatch Society founder
Late teacher's estate bequeaths over $744K to help canine care

Late teacher's estate bequeaths over $744K to help canine care

Marilyn Ann Pocock died in November 2021, but her love of dogs will carry on through the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund
Racial slur compels women's soccer team to walk off pitch

Racial slur compels women's soccer team to walk off pitch

'As a person of colour, you’re sometimes judged differently. We just cannot turn a blind eye to this anymore,' says Simcoe County Rovers owner and club president Julian de Guzman
Borden Air Show takes off this weekend, record crowds expected

Borden Air Show takes off this weekend, record crowds expected

'Everyone on the base is extremely excited for this weekend — it's all the talk around here,' says public affairs officer for air show
Possibly impaired dump-truck driver leads police on morning chase

Possibly impaired dump-truck driver leads police on morning chase

Barrie police official says driver was pulled over on Dunlop Street, but 'then decided to take off'; Peel Region man arrested in green space between Elizabeth Street and Patterson Road
Doug Downey squeaks by Lehman to win a 'real nail-biter'

Doug Downey squeaks by Lehman to win a 'real nail-biter'

'I may have been defeated tonight, but I definitely don’t feel done,' says Jeff Lehman, who stepped down as mayor of Barrie to run provincially
Girl, 16, charged with attempted murder in Barrie

Girl, 16, charged with attempted murder in Barrie

Barrie police official says 16-year-old male victim has been released from hospital and is recovering from his injuries
Area woman aims to make 'invisible' MS more visible

Area woman aims to make 'invisible' MS more visible

'My mom died 20 years ago and you would think things have changed, but they have not,' says local woman