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

  • Memo to RCMP: issue tickets, not advisories

    I’m fed up with the RCMP. I don’t want to hear any more of their public announcements advising motorists to slow down. On stormy days, I don’t ...

  • Taking the bait and paying the price

    Hungry codfish and gullible Newfoundlanders (and Labradorians) are easily hooked, the peril not apparent until it is too late.The trick is to ...

  • Saving us from ourselves

    There is hope yet. Newfoundlanders (and Labradorians), not having enough sense to save ourselves from ruination by the dead elephant that is the ...

  • A thirst for obedience

    It would be crass, although intuitively correct, to say outright that anyone foolish enough to pay to see The Eagles deserves whatever ...

  • Aiming for something better

    Maybe I hang around with the wrong sort of crowd, but I’ve yet to hear a parent proudly proclaim that their child plans to go into politics.There ...

  • Calgary’s culture of defeat

    A deluge of hypocrisy has gushed out of Calgary and surrounding areas lately.Floodwaters and their aftermath have put the region in national ...

  • Grave situations

    Archeologists and astronomers made headlines this week, which doesn’t happen enough, unfortunately. What they have to say is infinitely more ...

  • Do your part — go deeper in debt

    If only Charles Dickens could see us now. The debtors’ prisons he despised are long gone — and it’s a good thing, because if the law still ...

  • Love can fizzle, in politics as in life

    Think back to one of your worst “I don’t like you anymore” moments. Everybody’s got one. Maybe more.You look into those lovely eyes and ...

  • Poverty-producing petroleum

    It’s tough to have oil these days. When you’ve got money, everybody wants a bit of it.Tory politicians in Alberta have apparently opted for the ...