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

  • Betwixt flying and falling

    Being suspended in mid-air can make a split second seem like a long time. My feet were still touching a spray-slicked boulder, but my center of ...

  • There goes the neighbourhood

    When your neighbours are in the news, it usually means they're in trouble and when your neighbours are in trouble it can mean their problems will ...

  • The Emperor's new hydroelectric dam

    For those who don’t remember the story about the Emperor and his new clothes, here’s the gist of it: The Emperor, who had more money than brains, ...

  • Fighting a mid-summer media chill

    "I'm against the project - always have been," I said on a live radio call-in show earlier this year: the Jan. 17 edition of "Radio Noon's ...

  • Fighting a mid-summer media chill

    “I’m against the project — always have been,” I said on a live radio call-in show earlier this year: the Jan. 17 edition of “Radio Noon’s ...

  • Lo, the trembling of the Earth

    Far beneath the Big Land, deep below the spruce-clad hills, underground to where the Earth’s crust floats on a sea of molten rock, that’s where ...

  • Rain, rain, don't go away

    A man’s voice came out of the dark, but I couldn’t see his face past a pair of glaring headlights. I only saw it was Edward when he came up to ...

  • The canary in the coalmine

    The public air terminal at 5 Wing Goose Bay is going through a remarkable transformation. It no longer looks anything like the building I entered ...

  • Much smoke and a lot of fire

    The clouds of smoke that billowed from a forest fire behind 5 Wing Goose Bay a few weeks ago, choking out the residents around Terrington Basin ...

  • Sensible precautions in bear country

    “Whatever you do,” one friend advised me on the question of how to play dead during a bear attack, “always clasp your hands over the back of your ...