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

  • We didn’t have to be left in the dark

    I have friends with houses with frozen pipes, others who have had multiple rolling blackouts and can’t keep their homes warm – still others who ...

  • Promises and oaths

    “The obligation requiring all Members of Parliament to take the oath is found in the Constitution Act, 1867, with the text of the oath itself ...

  • Who has seen the winter wind?

    See them battering down horizontally, the wind full like sails; go outside and pick them off your jacket and they are only inconsequential melt, ...

  • Sorry, your request has been denied

    Essentially (there are exceptions), when the government or one of its agencies or bodies buys something over $10,000, the purchase is supposed to ...

  • Clear as mud

    The provincial government is fond of saying that there has never been as much information released about a project as there has been about ...

  • Waking the winter house

    The right-hand swing up the driveway over shallow, hardpacked snow — melt-and-freeze snow — and something about that pair of tire tracks behind ...

  • Experts at killing their own business

    Sure, sometimes it’s just bills. Other times, the deep disappointment of a fat bundle of what turns out to be, once inside the house, flyers for ...

  • If you aren’t reading this, we’re talking about you

    (That alone was an interesting effort, simply because trying to figure out what exactly people wanted was a minefield. A vast majority wanted ...

  • Just pawns in the province’s game

    Late last week, the provincial government released a series of documents on the province’s involvement in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade ...

  • Now you see it, now you don’t

    It can find you 40 million pictures of cute kittens — it can let you photoshop a squirrel into your best friend’s wedding photos. It can find ...