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

  • Tis the season to be censored

    Christmas came early for Morgan Pumphrey this year. The St. John's writer had just published a children's book called "Littleseal" in time for ...

  • Eating all year round

    The wish list is short and clear: juice, tea bags, meatballs and gravy, Kraft Dinner, canned fruit, canned sandwich meat, canned mixed vegetables ...

  • Sound and fury signifying nothing

    Embarrassment. Is that what Canadians should be feeling when the prime minister travels abroad to meet with foreign leaders? If it weren't so ...

  • Grabbing cheap airfare anywhere tantalizing

    Air Canada still has a ticket counter at the Goose Bay airport (as of the last time I was in the terminal, that is) and Air Canada planes still ...

  • Maverick becomes leader of the pack

    She's charming, courageous, well-spoken, intelligent, energetic, dedicated, charismatic and decidedly attractive, and she's from Mary's Harbour. ...

  • Nice things to say about school

    It's an unusual thing to hear students in Sheshatshiu say anything nice about their school. Not only unusual, perhaps, but completely unknown. ...

  • Grandnephew traces steps of great-uncle

    It takes a little more than an hour to go by speedboat from the banks below the old Hudson's Bay Company store in North West River to where the ...

  • Under the tyranny of windows

    Living in an old house has a few drawbacks - drawbacks that teach you who the real masters are. Historic homes like mine - built with scavenged ...

  • A park for the killing

    Many people all around Lake Melville want to see the Mealy Mountain National Park up and running as soon as possible, but their wishes are not ...

  • Predictions, right ones and wrong ones

    Last week's provincial election proved (as elections so often do) that the best time to make predictions is after all the votes are cast and ...