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

  • The place names change, the facts remain

    The population of the Louisiana town of Transylvania is bleeding away - and it's nothing to do with vampires. Transylvania is in cotton country ...

  • The Risley truth

    Say what you like about Nova Scotia fish baron John Risley - but one thing you can certainly say is that he understands supply and demand in the ...

  • Cellphones as performance art

    I hate your ring tone. Sorry, I know it's like hating your shoes, or deciding I don't like you just because of the way you drive. But I hate your ...

  • The fair up there

    The things you can learn from reading: I, for example, learned this weekend from the Globe and Mail that "The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has ...

  • Waiting to hear the whistle blow

    Tucked away in the virtually countless promises of the Tory provincial election campaign are just three words, spelling out how, during its ...

  • Good cop, bad cop

    Years ago, when I was a reporter, a cabinet minister came just about as close to threatening me with physical violence as you could come, saying ...

  • Talk is cheap, but science isnt

    Here's a thought: in 1874, the New York Times reported that fishermen were taking so many menhaden - themselves a food source for many other fish ...

  • The politics of paper mills

    It was only a matter of time. Every time the Canadian dollar climbs, resource operators in this province wonder how long their business will make ...

  • Wish Id thought of that

    I've decided that I'm pretty foolish - researching and writing columns and editorials, and sure, getting paid for it, too. But I've been missing ...

  • Low wages lead to worker shortage

    Sometimes change starts slowly: at Bear Cove, below Renews, a huge bluff of sand, soil and small rocks is easing its way down towards the sea, ...