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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

'Health-care heroes' getting full spa treatment from Hand and Stone

'Health-care heroes' getting full spa treatment from Hand and Stone

'We hear their stress and pain in the media and if we could do something small to help, that’s what we wanted to do,' says owner
Two more Barrie Transit workers test positive for COVID, bringing total to nine

Two more Barrie Transit workers test positive for COVID, bringing total to nine

Workplace outbreak was declared April 15 by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Health protocols lead to 'temporary reduction in frequency' on some Barrie Transit routes

Health protocols lead to 'temporary reduction in frequency' on some Barrie Transit routes

Routes 1, 6 and 100 are affected by the changes and will remain in effect until further notice, says city official
Over 30 tickets handed out by Barrie police in traffic 'hot spots'

Over 30 tickets handed out by Barrie police in traffic 'hot spots'

'We noticed an increase in complaints in these areas and have been monitoring them for a few days now,' says city police official
Freedom rally organizers aren't helping merchants, says downtown business owner

Freedom rally organizers aren't helping merchants, says downtown business owner

'We’ve been through a lot down here and businesses have been affected, business owners who do have kids (and) families,' says Stefano Agostino
Seventh COVID case at Barrie Transit has union pleading for driver vaccines

Seventh COVID case at Barrie Transit has union pleading for driver vaccines

'It's scary because these workers have families they go home to,' says union rep
Eight people ticketed as several hundred rally in Barrie <b>(6 photos)</b>

Eight people ticketed as several hundred rally in Barrie (6 photos)

Federal party leader Maxime Bernier says current lockdown measures are similar to communist China; 'I feel like I am not in Canada anymore'
Eight people ticketed by Barrie police at downtown 'freedom rally' <b>(6 photos)</b>

Eight people ticketed by Barrie police at downtown 'freedom rally' (6 photos)

Federal party leader Maxime Bernier compares current lockdown measures as being akin to communist China
Eight people ticketed by Barrie police at downtown 'freedom rally' <b>(6 photos)</b>

Eight people ticketed by Barrie police at downtown 'freedom rally' (6 photos)

Federal party leader Maxime Bernier compares current lockdown measures as being akin to communist China
Eight people ticketed by Barrie police at downtown 'freedom rally' <b>(6 photos)</b>

Eight people ticketed by Barrie police at downtown 'freedom rally' (6 photos)

Federal party leader Maxime Bernier compares current lockdown measures as being akin to communist China