Profile of Brian Jones

Brian Jones is an editor at The Telegram . He has worked as a journalist and editor in St. John's, Vancouver, Calgary and Yellowknife. You can reach Brian at bjones@thetelegram.com

All articles of Brian Jones

  • Tories will get their wish for fewer seats

    Voters would have had to confront their own ineptitude and gullibility, and ask themselves, “Why isn’t she premier, instead of that doofus ...

  • Speech isn’t free if it is fettered

    Notwithstanding the popularity of the phrase “Je suis Charlie,” and the million people who marched in Paris for unity, there are a lot of people ...

  • ‘Safety’ is today’s excuse of choice

    Anyone making an outrageously unreasonable suggestion — in a council chamber, in a letter to the editor, in a statement to the media, in a legal ...

  • 10 things that won’t happen in 2015

    But there is value in negativity, which can present a different and clear view of events, and rid the senses of the drunken stupor that banal ...

  • The downside of oil wealth

    During an extreme bust, i.e. low oil prices and a recession in the 1980s, he and his wife could no longer make their mortgage payments. Besides ...

  • Stay calm and buy local … or not

    Recent social media postings urge people to buy local stuff as gifts, and claim doing so will inject several million dollars into the local ...

  • Things that bug me this week

    Never mind the Grinch. Look how big their hearts have grown at St. John’s City Hall.Mere weeks ago, the grinchly city councillors used the tax ...

  • Davis has nowhere to go but down and out

    Those in the personal employ of the premier are in jobs with an expiry date of September 2015.(As food companies occasionally explain, an expiry ...

  • Top 10 per centers are doing just ducky

    The Great Recession of 2008 laid waste to the wealthiest of the land, according to a Statistics Canada report released this week ("High-income ...

  • Tories could go 0-2 in 2015

    A federal election is scheduled for October 2015. Provincially, Premier Paul Davis must call a general election by September 2015. It could ...