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

  • Happiness is a dead bear or two

    A problem animal is on the loose on the Great Northern Peninsula, but instead of being hunted down, killed and tossed into the local dump, shes ...

  • A piece of one familys history being saved for all

    The original landholders are returning to what was supposed to have become the Grand Lake Provincial Park, and that is turning out to be a very ...

  • Weekend postponed

    The journalism business can play hell on a news gatherers weekend, but an out-of-control forest fire can do much more than that to an unlucky ...

  • Where spring lies in Labrador

    The snow has all melted. The ice is gone. The leaves are coming out on the trees. Green grass is pushing up through dead brown weeds. ...

  • Six wonders of Labrador

    Only one thing in Labrador made it to the CBCs shortlist for the Seven Wonders of Canada, but it might have got there for the wrong reason. ...

  • Building a future by erasing the past

    Theyve all got to go all the oldest buildings in Happy Valley-Goose Bay should be torn down. So says the Goose Bay Management Plan a document ...

  • Strength through naivete

    Sometimes, walking on one side of a street rather than the other can mean the difference between staying safe and risking death. I learned that ...

  • Counting springs roadside harvest

    It was a short walk just a half-kilometre down one shoulder of the highway and a half-kilometre back up the other. It shouldnt have taken any ...

  • When robots rule the skies

    Quite a lot was riding on a small airplane that flew in the skies over Labrador a week ago. Although the craft jury-rigged, weather-beaten and ...

  • Another loss to world history

    One of the oldest buildings in Happy Valley-Goose Bay burned to the ground a couple of weeks ago, but it seems few people save perhaps the owner ...