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Shawn Gibson

Shawn Gibson

Shawn attended Humber College for Journalism before he began freelance writing for 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 writing for BarrieToday and became a full-time member of the Village Media family in 2018.

Recent Work by Shawn

Barrie's Poet Laureate serves up a night of poetry to celebrate her new book

Barrie's Poet Laureate serves up a night of poetry to celebrate her new book

Victoria Butler teamed up with Barrie Historical Archive to write poems based on historical photos; More than 75 people attended event at Bohemia
Baycats ready to sink their claws into the Jackfish in IBL semi-finals

Baycats ready to sink their claws into the Jackfish in IBL semi-finals

'This is where veteran players ... find ways to win,' says Baycats president; Barrie is looking to capture its sixth straight IBL title
Baycats ready to sink their claws into the Jackfish in IBL semi-finals

Baycats ready to sink their claws into the Jackfish in IBL semi-finals

'This is where veteran players ... find ways to win,' says Baycats president; Barrie is looking to capture its sixth straight IBL title
The 'Life' of the party celebrates 20 years of Christian radio

The 'Life' of the party celebrates 20 years of Christian radio

'God is doing great things through this station and we're so thankful,' said official; Big party planned to mark milestone at Orillia church Saturday night
The 'Life' of the party celebrates 20 years of Christian radio

The 'Life' of the party celebrates 20 years of Christian radio

'God is doing great things through this station and we're so thankful,' said official; Big party planned to mark milestone Saturday night
Council gives green light to free parking during construction

Council gives green light to free parking during construction

Shoppers will be able to park on fourth floor of Collier Street Parkade for free for two hours during initial phase of Dunlop Street project
Man arrested in knife-related incident at Barrie apartment building

Man arrested in knife-related incident at Barrie apartment building

Bracebridge man is facing serious charges after person was injured and sent to hospital, Barrie Police say
Heart of the city gets a life-saving SaveStation

Heart of the city gets a life-saving SaveStation

New AED station unveiled at Chase McEachern Way at Meridian Place; 'It is a perfect spot,' says Barrie's deputy-mayor
What's in a word? Could be lots of points at the Barrie Scrabble Club!

What's in a word? Could be lots of points at the Barrie Scrabble Club!

'It's an inexpensive and friendly night out,' says Barrie Scrabble Club organizer; Group meets each Wednesday evening
Shipley shifts attention to federal election; Ward steps into void

Shipley shifts attention to federal election; Ward steps into void

Shipley begins unpaid leave of absence from council next week; Barry Ward says it 'shouldn't be too difficult' for him to step in to help