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

  • Don’t take financial advice from Jerome Kennedy

    If, perchance, you bump into Finance Minister Jerome Kennedy and he offers you financial advice about your spending and saving habits, don’t take ...

  • Bad drivers cause roadway wreckage

    This scene is probably familiar to most St. John’s motorists: you’re on your way to work (or, alternatively, on your way home from work) and come ...

  • Time is fleeting, government takes its toll

    Newfoundland politicians are lucky. It takes a long time for them to be loathed by the electorate.Premier Kathy Dunderdale and her government ...

  • You can’t say that

    Before any Canadian goes into apoplectic hysterics about child pornography, they should read about the St. John’s case of Scott Curtis.Curtis was ...

  • Rich land, poor land

    Pity the poor historians. Before some of them are even born, they’re loaded down with assignments.This is mostly due to politicians, who have a ...

  • A lesson in economics, courtesy of diamond thieves

    Sometimes, it’s the minor tidbits of information in a story that are most striking.Consider, for instance, the dramatic headlines made this week ...

  • Apologizing popes

    News reports about Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation said he was the first pope in 600 years to quit. Usually, a pontiff stays on the job until he ...

  • The downside of cruise ships

    The bones of Richard III weren’t the only things found buried this week. (In case you missed that news story, archeologists dug up his remains ...

  • Tax breaks for seniors smack of ageism

    Some old people probably didn’t hear the news that the City of St. John’s will consider giving them a tax break next year. No worries, though — ...

  • Cops in schools won’t solve drug problems

    A while ago, Younger Boy informed us that there is a drug problem at his school.This, in a junior high.“What!” I said. “Are you having problems ...