Profile of Michael Johansen

MIchael Johansen is a resident of North West River, Labrador. His column "North of Here" appears every Monday.

All articles of Michael Johansen

  • On becoming a temporary foreign worker

    What is a temporary foreign worker but someone who isn’t truly welcomed by Canada, even if he or she has much to offer Canadian society? Most ...

  • Cheaper flights also needed in the north

    The lowest price offered by Air Canada the same day is $2,238. That’s one way and it’s the opposite of direct. You first fly westwards to Toronto ...

  • Hydro: now it’s Newfoundlanders who pay

    It started almost a year ago when Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (a wholly owned Nalcor subsidiary, as it says) announced that in order to fund ...

  • Litterbugs set the government’s standards

    The first bag I found last weekend when I took a short walk along the shore and back down the new snowmobile trail (now clear of snow) was one ...

  • High times in central Labrador

    A coincidence? Certainly — but a convenient one for the illegal tertiary industry that has expanded to efficiently relieve as many employees as ...

  • A fore-bite of things to come

    My brain had jumped to a false conclusion. The buzz sounded like a mosquito, but within nanoseconds of hearing it my mind summed up all the ...

  • New thievery tests an old trust

    North West River, it turned out, had suffered another break-and-enter. At least one more was soon to occur. Those two, which took place around ...

  • Wharf improvements an old, fading dream

    Residents who frequent the Terrington Basin, where the military built the first wharf during the Second World War, might grumble at losing more ...

  • Will the real premier please stand up

    The prognosis seems poor. Voters feel irrelevant and the provincial government is largely to blame, since it is systematically undermining their ...

  • Boat bid deadline only days away

    The end of April is the deadline for companies to submit proposals on running ferries across the Strait of Belle Isle and up the northern ...