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

  • Crappy boat makes for crappy service

    To everyone’s surprise and delight, the latest delay in the sailing of the MV Northern Ranger out of Goose Bay lasted only a few hours — rather ...

  • Nalcor bedevilled by unwelcome visitors

    My, what noisy neighbours I have! I want to complain, but I don’t think it would do any good.These neighbours are new. They only moved in a ...

  • Fading reminders of terrible times

    If anyone’s keeping score (likely no one is), Makkovik seems to have the most surviving Hebron houses left in Labrador.What’s a Hebron house? For ...

  • Cut off from the modern world

    The small open boat could first be seen bobbing in the waves about a kilometre ahead of the MV Northern Ranger not long out of Makkovik — the ...

  • Species more at risk under PCs

    Instead of taking more than seven months so far to come up with a new core mandate for the Department of Environment and Conservation, maybe the ...

  • Another example of government neglect

    “There’s not a lot to update on the Eagle River Waterway Park.”That statement, unofficial and unattributed as it must be, is the only new word ...

  • Required advisory council quietly cut

    The provincial Environment Department has been violating its own legislation ever since it effectively shut down the Wilderness and Ecological ...

  • Labrador’s flag flying in Communist Cuba

    Sun, surf and sand will always be Cuba’s main tourist attractions, but a small number of Canadians have found a curiously old-fashioned reason ...

  • Red Bay awaits UNESCO decision

    The beluga (not quite a baby anymore) was clearly as curious about the humans around it as the humans were curious about it. The small white ...

  • Principal won’t discuss bad workplace assessment

    It goes without saying that children should not feel terrified at school — nor, for that matter, should the adults who teach them. Unfortunately, ...