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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

Black widow spider travels from Mexico to Ontario—among grapes

Black widow spider travels from Mexico to Ontario—among grapes

Local couple says they found spider in a carton of grapes on Saturday at south-end Barrie Costco; '(It) was moving a little bit and was alive, but was probably knocked out from the cold,' says man
Teacher's estate bequeaths $745K to OVC Pet Trust

Teacher's estate bequeaths $745K to OVC Pet Trust

Marilyn Ann Pocock died in November 2021, but her love of dogs will carry on through the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College
'They aren’t medical experts': Ford tells school boards to follow mask-lifting protocol

'They aren’t medical experts': Ford tells school boards to follow mask-lifting protocol

'The chief medical officer is the expert. He has done his due diligence, he has consulted with other medical officers,' premier says during Barrie stop
Subject of Amber Alert found safely in Guelph

Subject of Amber Alert found safely in Guelph

The girl's father contacted a family member to say Gracie was safe in Guelph; Barrie Police say no charges have been laid in this incident
<b>ONTARIO:</b> What a Rush! Barrie Zehr's beer wall a hit for iconic Canadian band

ONTARIO: What a Rush! Barrie Zehr's beer wall a hit for iconic Canadian band

'I’ve seen them live about 13 times, so yeah, I am a huge Rush fan. They’re my idols,' says Barrie grocery manager, whose 'beer throne' has been featured on Rush's social media
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Barrie PSW fighting for his life since mid-January has 'very successful' double lung transplant, family says

ONTARIO: Barrie PSW fighting for his life since mid-January has 'very successful' double lung transplant, family says

PSW got sick with COVID-19 when the virus claimed the lives of 71 people in 41 days at Roberta Place long-term care home in Barrie
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Liquor license suspended at Barrie restaurant after staying open despite provincial order

ONTARIO: Liquor license suspended at Barrie restaurant after staying open despite provincial order

Video posted on weekend shows mob yelling at inspectors
Barrie PSW describes 'absolute terror' of staff, residents in COVID-19 ravaged LTC centre

Barrie PSW describes 'absolute terror' of staff, residents in COVID-19 ravaged LTC centre

As of Monday afternoon, 53 staff members and 63 residents have tested positive for the virus at the Barrie home; There have also been nine resident deaths
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Premier calls Barrie's parking rate hike 'price gouging' and 'disgusting'

ONTARIO: Premier calls Barrie's parking rate hike 'price gouging' and 'disgusting'

Mayor Jeff Lehman responds: 'Perhaps the premier is not aware of the overcrowding problem on Barrie and Simcoe County beaches that has resulted partly from the province’s decision to proceed with a phased reopening'
<b>VIDEO:</b> How many people does it take to carry a sedated bear?

VIDEO: How many people does it take to carry a sedated bear?

We find out in this video of a bear running through a neighbourhood in Barrie