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RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Do our democratic rights even matter?
Is it politics as usual, or beyond the pale? The 2021 provincial election will not go down in this province’s history as a shining moment in democratic governance. Just too much went wrong, especially with the stopgap solutions put forward ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: ‘You will miss the ocean’
“Wishing you and your family all the best in the future, but I think you will miss the ocean.” Simple words, but true. Among all of the messages I got this week about moving away for work in Saskatchewan, that one had the greatest ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Maps and the shameless
I have a map in my head. I suppose everybody does, actually, a unique map that they build, day by day, step by step, mile by mile. It is an extremely personal thing, and one that’s so particular to your own brain and memory that it ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Going down the road
Well, the cat is out of the bag. Well and truly out of the bag. After years at the very edge of the East Coast of this country, my wife Leslie and I are moving west — so far west, in fact, that we’ll be closer to the Pacific Ocean ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: A Labrador ice storm ‘learning experience’
Sometimes, even the answers to questions don’t inspire confidence. Several weeks ago, I wrote about this province’s Public Utilities Board firing off a list of questions to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro in 38 different areas, but ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Power line, meet Newfoundland and Labrador weather
So those hits keep coming… If you have a little time on your hands, an engineering background and a penchant for looking for the perfect woodstove or generator to heat your house in a power outage emergency, have I got a report for ...
RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Smart cars, stupid people
It’s probably never been easier to drive. In newer cars, the dashboard shows you when the temperature is cold enough that the pavement might be icy — you might even get a considerate little “ding” sound when the air cools ...
EDITORIAL: For Newfoundland and Labrador, it was an odd job of an election
This oddest of Newfoundland and Labrador provincial elections ended with all the drama of the gentle chime of an emailed news release dropping into the inbox. No excitement of the horserace, just a simple string of seats: Liberals, 22, Progressive ...