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

  • Peter Penashue, hamstrung minister

    Poor Peter Penashue. Now there’s a man stuck on the horns of a dilemma. Lucky for him, caribou horns aren’t as sharp as others. He might just get ...

  • Historic coastal boat seeks new owner

    The old MV Taverner is up for sale and now's the time to act: the price has been slashed by nearly half to a mere one-and-a-quarter million ...

  • Y'all don't come back now, y'hear?

    Come and listen to a story about a man named Ed,A wily financier with too much power in his head,He was done building dams, but he’s not a man to ...

  • Poking an Innu bear with a caribou stick

    “It’s time for us to help the caribou.” That’s how a meeting began between Innu Nation monitors and almost a dozen hunters from Sheshatshiu last ...

  • A choice between salt and pepper

    Medical science teaches that a little bit of sodium chloride is good for the health, but too much is dangerous. It causes high blood ...

  • A slim chance for Ungava caribou

    Back when the Trans-Labrador Highway was all potholes in dirt, wary drivers slowed down — but not just because the relentless bumps threatened to ...

  • Cold shock of a pre-dawn protest

    Somewhere out in the province in some murky courtroom or another, there’s probably a team of Nalcor lawyers trying to convince some judge to have ...

  • A Labrador manifesto

    Call this, more fully, A Manifesto for the Territorial Independence of Labrador. Demands for the political separation of Labrador from ...

  • The right side of history

    The rally was small, as rallies go — at least it seemed so at the time.Friends of the Grand River/Mistashipu, one of many groups opposed to ...

  • One wish for the new year

    First an O and then a B. The first S is already on the board and there’s plenty of room for an E and two more S’s. Double letter score on one ...