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

  • 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 ...

  • Problems on pavement and at polls

    It wasn’t surprising, mind you. As any commuter knows, far too many drivers mistake major thoroughfares for NASCAR tracks. Putter along any ...

  • Snowclearing score: residents 1, city council 0

    There is also vindication for the hundreds — nay, thousands, perhaps in the tens of — of residents of St. John’s and beyond who have been saying ...

  • Don’t be afraid to name radicalized adherents

    He has a legitimate point, in several aspects. In one sense, being a radical has long been a noble pursuit, striving against huge odds to improve ...

  • Plummeting oil price is a gas, gas, gas

    It was like putting money in your pocket, extra cash to be spent on wine, women or — as lottery winners invariably declare — paying off bills and ...