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

  • 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 ...

  • Top 10 sanction countdown

    The Lower Churchill hydroelectric project (the first part of it, at least) has now received official sanction from the Government of Newfoundland ...

  • Top 10 sanction countdown

    The Lower Churchill hydroelectric project (the first part of it, at least) has now received official sanction from the Government of Newfoundland ...

  • Taking it to the streets

    Three men just got arrested for protesting a planned hydro dam in Labrador. The men stand in good company.The protests that overthrew East ...

  • Enemies at the gates

    An MP stopped me at the gates of 5 Wing Goose Bay a few days ago and for the first time ever I was not allowed to pass. This MP was not the MP I ...

  • Making a federal case out of it

    A small van waits as a man and woman, activists both, stock it for a three-day drive. They’re underway soon after sunrise, off to pick up a third ...

  • Two regions, one thumb

    Labrador and New Brunswick share two things in common at the moment: brand new highways and an almost complete lack of public transportation.In ...

  • Dogs are my favourite people

    Forty-seven homeless dogs on the Goose Bay tarmac waiting for a plane; then the same 47 on another tarmac in Halifax — all to have homes within ...

  • A clear vote for a referendum

    One vote: that’s all it should take. If the provincial government is truly interested in knowing how many citizens support building more dams in ...

  • Ten reasons why Citizen Williams is wrong

    “The facts,” one ex-politician said recently to a board of merchants, “should be enough.”Quite right. But enough for what? And which facts? One ...