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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

Ministry of Labour concludes fatal Barrie crash investigation

Ministry of Labour concludes fatal Barrie crash investigation

Ministry has issued three 'orders' and three 'requirements' to construction company; 'These are very typical and do not mean the company did anything criminal,' says worker
Napoleon lays off 80 workers as barbecue industry goes cold

Napoleon lays off 80 workers as barbecue industry goes cold

'As supply chains and inventory become more balanced, I would expect we would look to be hiring more people,' says company president
Barrie Police release update on 'unfathomable' McKay Rd. crash

Barrie Police release update on 'unfathomable' McKay Rd. crash

Investigators have determined the deadly crash, which killed six young Barrie residents, happened shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, but many questions still remain
City confirms Metrolinx as source of Barrie fuel spill

City confirms Metrolinx as source of Barrie fuel spill

City of Barrie says 3,528 litres of diesel leaked into Kempenfelt Bay following mid-August fuel spill; 'The city will be invoicing Metrolinx for the full cost of the cleanup'
Friends visit Barrie crash site where 6 lives were lost

Friends visit Barrie crash site where 6 lives were lost

Loved ones arrived at scene throughout the morning and afternoon to lay flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the construction gates
Bill to mop up Barrie fuel spill at $50K, source still debated

Bill to mop up Barrie fuel spill at $50K, source still debated

By Wednesday afternoon, ducks had returned to the pond after not being seen there since the leak was first detected
Metrolinx denies diesel spill came from nearby train station

Metrolinx denies diesel spill came from nearby train station

Metrolinx official says Allandale Waterfront GO station has special equipment to prevent, monitor and detect fuel spills; 'That equipment was inspected, tested and is working as intended'
Fuel spill in Barrie linked to nearby train station

Fuel spill in Barrie linked to nearby train station

How much diesel fuel leaked into Kempenfelt Bay remains unknown, clean up efforts continue
Teen gets 10 years for murder of boy at Barrie foster home

Teen gets 10 years for murder of boy at Barrie foster home

18-year-old will serve six years in custody followed by four years of conditional supervision in the community
No fairy-tale ending for Ever After fest as organizers cancel

No fairy-tale ending for Ever After fest as organizers cancel

Organizers blame 'several key third parties' for the festival not going forward at Burl's Creek, but township officials say their operational plan was 'incomplete'