Profile of Russell Wangersky

Russell Wangersky is TC Media’s Atlantic Regional columnist. He can be reached at russell.wangersky@tc.tc. His column appears on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Transcontinental’s daily papers.

All articles of Russell Wangersky

  • Small change and mysterious money

    I remember that design well — a Mountie on a horse with a pennant on a pike. It was one of the first quarters I can remember that deviated from ...

  • A better way to remember

    Port Morien is near Glace Bay, something over 190 kilometres from the Never Forgotten National Memorial project’s planned Mother Canada statue, ...

  • What they didn’t want us to see

    Scant hours after the provincial election, the CBC broke news that the province’s current account deficit had grown to $1.8 billion from the $1.1 ...

  • A better or bitter tomorrow

    I’m not saying campaigning isn’t difficult: it’s exhausting enough just covering the races, let alone being the candidates and workers doing the ...

  • No presents under the tree this election

    It’s more like Christmas in that year when Mommy and Daddy both got laid off. So make sure you know just exactly what it is you’re voting for — ...

  • Strange but true

    At least, at first glance I think she’s a waffle, until someone points out she’s actually meant to be dressed as a strip of bacon, with soft foam ...

  • We’re hiring: references required

    That one piece? CBC’s story about former provincial Progressive Conservative candidate Olivero and a provincial labour board decision that was ...

  • Wind-up and pitch

    He was, well, the first word that comes to mind is dapper. The second is poised. And he had a story: it was late at night, he’d lost his wallet ...

  • Throwing it all away

    And soon, once it’s dark and the sidewalks could sport tumbleweeds, they are so empty, the garbage starts to appear. Pounds of it. Tonnes of it. ...

  • Spending is easy; cutting is not

    This week, it’s a question for the other two parties: what do you do if there isn’t any? No news isn’t good news: on Nov. 2, I pointed out that ...