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

  • ‘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 ...

  • A little desperation can be a help

    The review was announced after a months-long Telegram analysis of how the existing law was critically hamstrung, to the point that the government ...

  • Answering their mail

    So, when he heard that this province was doing a review of the aquaculture industry, he lost no time writing to the provincial government. “While ...

  • Hiding in plain sight

    And that’s the conundrum about the ever-growing volume of information that’s online.Because it’s out there. Somewhere.But posting something ...

  • Small tragedies

    This is part of a custody case — it doesn’t matter from where.What does matter is that there were two sons from the marriage, now aged 15 and 13, ...

  • Doctors should not have to police the workplace

    It has, of course, predictably thrown employers’ groups into high dudgeon.Listen to the employers’ representatives, and you’d swear the ...

  • It’s time to start talking

    He doesn’t talk, and the results are exactly what you can imagine.Hello, Liberals.Now is the time when you talk.The provincial Liberals have been ...

  • If you’re a non-voter, you’re part of the problem

    Don’t bother to vote?Strange as it seems, you’re only doing a favour for whatever party ends up winning. They don’t have to find you or convince ...