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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

'Unique experience' makes Taco Alley a Barrie hot spot

'Unique experience' makes Taco Alley a Barrie hot spot

'You have to find ways to survive and Alley and Donaleigh's working together like this is great for everyone,' says restaurauteur
BSC, Rovers hosting goalkeeper clinic for players of all ages

BSC, Rovers hosting goalkeeper clinic for players of all ages

Canadian goalkeeper David Monsalve, who played for Toronto FC, will be passing on his skills at local clinics
Insurance adjustors, contractors working to provide answers to hard-hit residents <b>(5 photos)</b>

Insurance adjustors, contractors working to provide answers to hard-hit residents (5 photos)

'It's kind of like a triage situation in that we look at homes with the most damage and move backwards to those with the least,' says official
Stunden Lane resident saw tornado 'coming right for our house' (9 photos)

Stunden Lane resident saw tornado 'coming right for our house' (9 photos)

GoFundMe has created a centralized hub for fundraisers to help Barrie residents respond, reubild and recover in aftermath of tornado
Insurance adjustors, contractors working to provide answers to hard-hit residents <b>(5 photos)</b>

Insurance adjustors, contractors working to provide answers to hard-hit residents (5 photos)

'It's kind of like a triage situation in that we look at homes with the most damage and move backwards to those with the least,' says official
'I don't know what we'll do:' A day after tornado, many residents remain in shock

'I don't know what we'll do:' A day after tornado, many residents remain in shock

'We're just a bunch of people who saw that others were in need and decided to do something about it,' says volunteer who has stepped up to lend a hand
'I don't know what we'll do:' A day after tornado, many residents remain in shock

'I don't know what we'll do:' A day after tornado, many residents remain in shock

'We're just a bunch of people who saw that others were in need and decided to do something about it,' says volunteer who has stepped up to lend a hand
'I don't know what we'll do:' A day after tornado, many residents remain in shock

'I don't know what we'll do:' A day after tornado, many residents remain in shock

'We're just a bunch of people who saw that others were in need and decided to do something about it,' says volunteer who has stepped up to lend a hand
'The next thing I know ...things were flying out of my room' (20 photos)

'The next thing I know ...things were flying out of my room' (20 photos)

'I opened my front door and saw all the damage on the street, and that's when I really got scared because I’ve never experienced anything like that before,' says resident
'The next thing I know ...things were flying out of my room' (20 photos)

'The next thing I know ...things were flying out of my room' (20 photos)

'I opened my front door and saw all the damage on the street, and that's when I really got scared because I’ve never experienced anything like that before,' says resident