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John Gleeson

John Gleeson

John Gleeson, recipient of the Jack Webster Foundation’s 2018 City Mike Award for Commentator of the Year, is the editor and associate publisher of Coast Reporter. Gleeson has worked at newspapers across Western Canada for more than 30 years. From 1997 to 2007 he was a senior editor at the Winnipeg Sun and before then he was managing editor of the Interlake Publishing group in Manitoba and editor of the Selkirk Journal. Born in Vancouver, he started his newspaper career as a reporter in White Rock, Sechelt (The Press) and Gibsons (Coast News). He lives in Halfmoon Bay and has three adult children and five grandchildren.

Recent Work by John

Province pledges $9 million over 3 years for new shíshálh housing

Province pledges $9 million over 3 years for new shíshálh housing

Funds will help with costs related to purchase of Porpoise Bay property
Editorial: A drop of déjà vu on the regional water front

Editorial: A drop of déjà vu on the regional water front

SCRD looks better positioned than in 2015, but things could still go sideways
Editorial: An election for strange times

Editorial: An election for strange times

Candidates line up in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country
Editorial: Ingredient missed in prescription to reduce poverty

Editorial: Ingredient missed in prescription to reduce poverty

The new Poverty Reduction Strategy for the Lower Sunshine Coast is a valuable snapshot of a moving target.
Editorial: Fire danger high; take no chances

Editorial: Fire danger high; take no chances

Two close calls during the past two weekends should serve as ample warning of just how precarious the fire situation is on the Sunshine Coast.
Editorial: A taste of regular life

Editorial: A taste of regular life

Seven months and 12 days is a long time to be wearing a face mask. Yet incredibly, that’s how long British Columbians went about their business under an emergency order mandating masks in indoor public places.
UPDATED: Roberts Creek wildfire declared under control

UPDATED: Roberts Creek wildfire declared under control

Fire off Lower Tube trail measured 0.7 hectare
Opinion: A Canadian in Paris and other Canada Day characters

Opinion: A Canadian in Paris and other Canada Day characters

With this year’s focus on the dark side of Canada’s past, it wouldn’t hurt to also reflect on some of the positive attributes of the historical Canadian
Editorial: Picking up the pieces

Editorial: Picking up the pieces

Pandemic sees new varieties of discarded single-use products littering the shorelines
Editorial: Justice for day scholars was hard-earned

Editorial: Justice for day scholars was hard-earned

Almost 13 years to the day after then-prime minister Stephen Harper formally apologized to Indian Residential School survivors and all Indigenous people “for failing them so profoundly,” the federal government this week announced a propos