Profile of Russell Wangersky

Sometimes there's more to news than what catches the eye. Russell Wangersky, the Editor of The Telegram , reports on the seen and unseen each Tuesday and Saturday in his column. You can reach Russell at rwanger@thetelegram.com

All articles of Russell Wangersky

  • Nightlife

    And I wonder who’s going to be the first to complain, especially as it moves earlier and earlier in the day, deliberately tracking that first ...

  • Your tax dollars at work

    The businessman’s rationale?“If the government gives you a cookie, you take it.”You can understand why the government wanted to be involved: ...

  • Out for vengeance

    How vengeful are they?It just keeps piling up.This week, it was the latest shoe dropping on the CBC — right on the corporation’s neck. The ...

  • And the winner is

    Here, in advance, are what the losers might say. If the NDP, as expected, doesn’t pull out a win, watch for the campaign or leader Lorraine ...

  • Fear elections act

    Why, the Canadian Press dug up this laudatory 2004 quote from Harper about Fraser’s work on the Liberal sponsorship scandal: “Her competence and ...

  • Reeling them in

    Peel a sticker from one part of the mailout, stick it somewhere else and mail it back, and soon you start receiving even more targeted mail, ...

  • Watching the fearcasts

    Maybe it’s because it’s got foreshadowing and dread that turning the weather into the news has become just good business. Drag the viewers and ...

  • ‘Men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding’

    “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are ...

  • Communication overload

    The man with no phone said I could leave a message for him with a neighbour who did have a phone, if I liked, and he would get it. Eventually. I ...

  • Cutting holes in the safety net — on purpose

    “For those of you who haven’t claimed EI. Don’t, it’s not worth the hassle.”That’s a line from a social media posting on Monday, from a young man ...