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

  • Putting politics into perspective

    There are few more refreshing ways to take a break from an annoying provincial election than to go to a talk about the coming global famine wars ...

  • A pox on both houses

    I tried. I really tried to watch the leaders debate on television last week, but like so many others, all I got out of it was a feeling of ...

  • Fixing the electoral system

    Leave it to a successful neo-Tory businessman to take all the fun out of an election. There used to be mystery in the system. Politicians never ...

  • Your September road report

    What finally convinced me to get a new vehicle was the moose. I did not meet it in Labrador, but on my way through Newfoundland, where more and ...

  • Time for an old dog to learn new tricks

    My Ben is not a happy dog. Were staying with friends who live some way outside of Quebec City two friends who invited us to celebrate their ...

  • The high cost of frugality

    Thats it! Im through with being frugal. Its costing me far too much money. Curbing my expenditures should come naturally to me, since I was bred ...

  • Sometimes some yelling might help

    The strawberries in the garden overlooking the Labrador Sea had grown as big and bright red as any agri-business product found on store shelves ...

  • Your August highway report

    My drive to Quebec City and back home again was uneventful. I had only one flat on my pickup on the way out, just before Muskrat Falls (a ...

  • Rock versus sand

    As confusing as it might be to Newfoundlanders, theres a very good reason why the writers festival taking place this week in Yellowknife is ...

  • From one hand to another

    Even as the people of Cartwright celebrate their annual Sandwich Bay Heritage Festival (it started Friday with old-fashioned races and finishes ...