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

  • 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 ...

  • Finding a perfect moment

    It felt like something out of an expensive car commercial: the perfect moment. Mine happened a few evenings ago as I walked my dog beside the ...

  • On demolishing a community

    The demolition of Perrault Place began a few weeks ago. It started with cupboards and windows being torn out of the first of three buildings in ...

  • Canine homecoming

    As soon as I start packing books and papers into cardboard boxes, my dog Ben gets excited. Somehow he knows Im not just tidying up the apartment ...

  • Finding the space between denial and despair

    The Labrador Friendship Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay may not have seats as comfortable as those in the local movie house, but that didnt stop ...

  • We didnt mean to hurt you, Stephen

    The relationship started so sweetly, but somewhere along the way something went wrong. It was so good in the beginning, in the first flush of ...

  • Correcting a mistake

    Nobody is perfect and as many a newspaper reader will tell you journalists can be less perfect than most. Like any human being, reporters can ...

  • Lost and hopefully found

    The weather in Labrador has finally turned seasonal, but its a season that often exacts a tragic cost: missing men. Gone are the unusually mild ...

  • Invitation to a battle

    I was never on my high schools Reach for the Top team, but I always wanted to be. The truth of the matter is that I didnt even try out. I know ...

  • Riding in a fantasy world

    One of my fondest fantasies these days is to be able to step out of my apartment at the bottom of Hamilton River Road (the street, for those who ...