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

  • The price of Nixonian politics

    Despite his fall from power (his plummet from the highest office in the United States), the late Richard Milhous Nixon is still considered by ...

  • So much for Nalcor being green

    Apparently the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project is already producing so much crap that a single day without flushing can cause an ...

  • Nalcor's doing more than it says

    At six o’clock a sudden explosion erupted and split the peaceful Thanksgiving Saturday evening, so large and loud it was heard many kilometres ...

  • A curious case of missing bugs

    This summer, pest-wise, began normally enough — that is, the bug-to-human ratio reached several gazillions to one as soon as the leaves ...

  • Out of sight, not out of mind

    The name “Labrador” didn’t appear even once in the policy platform the now-governing Parti Quebecois published before their recent election. ...

  • Flim-flam, but no mumbo-jumbo

    Hello everyone! Thanks for coming. Quiet down, please! Thank you. Let me welcome you to the first meeting of the Lake Melville District Homework ...

  • The very stones beneath their feet

    Pity poor Nalcor. Things were going so well for the company, but lately it’s run into some trouble with a few pesky bits of rock. Frustrated: ...

  • Well-armed and ready to run

    The sun was already set and the moon had not yet risen above the treetops, but a single candle was enough to illuminate a washtub half-full of ...

  • Just another sacrifice to so-called progress

    The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is spending $1.9 million to figure out why the population of the Ungava Peninsula’s George River ...

  • Zero to 60 in 40 years' flat

    There’s no doubt about it: western Labrador is far-and-away winning the regional semi-finals. Their paving teams look like they’ll reach the ...