John Gleeson has worked at newspapers in Western Canada for almost 30 years. From 1997 to 2007 he was a senior editor at the Winnipeg Sun, his columns and editorials appearing in Sun Media newspapers across the country, and before that he was managing editor of the Interlake Publishing group in Manitoba. He started his career as a reporter in White Rock, Sechelt and Gibsons. Prior to returning to B.C. in 2012, he was editor of two Glacier Media newspapers in Alberta – the Olds Albertan and Mountain View Gazette.