About Me

IMG_0044My name is Sheldon Birnie, and I am a professional writer, semi-professional song & dance man, and amateur beer league hockey player.

Currently, I’m a reporter for The Herald, one of CanStar’s six community papers in Winnipeg. I cover the northeast neighbourhoods of the city.

As a freelance writer, my work has appeared recently in VICE, AUX The Dominion, the Albatross, Canadian Dimension, and Briarpatch, among others.

Many weekends, I play guitar and sing in country punk rock band Cheering for the Bad Guy. We have three albums out, and have played in dives, barns, and basements all across the prairies.