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

  • Worked to death

    The so-called “grey wave” of seniors that was supposed to cripple health-care systems and budgets has yet to materialize, probably because old ...

  • Speeders gonna speed

    And you wonder, what is that person thinking? What chemical processes are firing in his/her brain and sending a message to the foot to press the ...

  • Questionable comments keep newsroom departments busy

    In contrast, the “Did He Really Say That?” Department deals with snippets of news that are invariably brief and might pass unnoticed except for ...

  • Religious bigots win one in court against lawyers

    Some gay-rights activists occasionally say discrimination against homosexuals is the last accepted bigotry, a claim bolstered by this week’s ...

  • 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 ...