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

  • Oasis on the edge of Labrador

    No time to rest. Time only to shift the log on the sawhorse and to start the bow-saw blade cutting a new gash through the wood.This is how one ...

  • N.L. takes lead in Ungava semifinals

    Against all odds, Newfoundland and Labrador’s team in the race to pave the Ungava Peninsula has taken a commanding last-minute lead over its ...

  • A vital gift of warmth

    When Labrador recently turned cold, when puddles skimmed over with ice and snow fell from the sky, someone came to a simple realization: heated ...

  • Time for an intervention

    “Hello!” she called out. When she walked towards me she seemed wary, as if I was a possible threat. “How are you doing? Are you feeling well?”I ...

  • Well worth reading

    Fortunately, there was enough room and enough copies for everybody — not that everyone needed to buy the book. Many had already bought one and ...

  • For the want of a paddle

    One thing can be said about a German tourist who recently visited Labrador: the man must have been tough, because the rocks in the Kenemu River ...

  • Vive la différence

    As I work at my desk, an MP3 machine plays a Beatles song a little too loudly — a great tune, but it’s disturbing my concentration.“Computer, ...

  • Forget logic, greed knows no reason

    At what point, after being forced to change their plan so many times it now only remotely resembles the proposal they submitted for environmental ...

  • The Queen giveth, Dunderdale taketh away

    When North West River’s Labrador Interpretation Centre was finished being built, no less a personage than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II came all ...

  • The reincarnation of Joey Smallwood

    Joyfully stunned. That’s just the best way to describe the look on the face of Premier Kathy Dunderdale last week when she made her bubbly rant ...