Mychaylo Prystupa

Mychaylo Prystupa is a long-time news journalist and video producer specializing in energy, politics and the environment. He's also an experienced news photographer.  Working as a TV reporter for CBC News for nearly a decade, he filed more than 1,000 broadcast stories across Canada, as well as an award-winning violinist TV documentary for The National in Shanghai, China.  He now reports for the National Observer.  You can follow him on Twitter at: @mychaylo.  Personal website.

LNG could spell disaster for B.C's climate plans from the get-go

If B.C. builds any of its proposed LNG plants, it's game over for that province's climate targets as yet more greenhouse gases spill into the atmosphere.
Premier Christy Clark Delta Tilbury LNG plant construction - Mychaylo Prystupa

Clark inches LNG forward with new plant near Vancouver

Premier Christy Clark signed the inside of a giant LNG plant under construction to ink not just her name, but also progress on the province’s beleaguered liquefied natural gas push in B.C., hard hit...
tanker Port of Kitimat - Mychaylo Prystupa

Northern Gateway hopes dashed with Trudeau's oil tanker ban

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered his transport minister on Friday to implement a moratorium on crude oil tankers on B.C.'s northern coast —a move expected to dash any dwindling hopes that...
Catherine McKenna, Ottawa, Environment Minister, Paris climate talks

Canada has high expectations for new Environment Minister Catherine McKenna

To start, she'll be in Bonn, Germany next week for international talks about climate change, ahead of the global leaders summit in Paris.
Kinder Morgan pipeline incident November 2014

Burnaby mayor irritated by Kinder Morgan pipeline exposure

Burnaby’s mayor says a Kinder Morgan pipeline incident that drew citizen concern over the weekend highlights the dangers of operating high pressure oil pipelines in urban areas.   “These...
Kinder Morgan pipeline incident Burnaby Mountain November 2015

Kinder Morgan oil pipeline hanging "precariously" in Burnaby

Burnaby residents were alarmed this weekend by the sight of an exposed high-pressure Kinder Morgan petroleum pipeline on Burnaby Mountain, hanging by a crane wire, apparently threatened by shifting...
processed meat at Vancouver deli - Mychaylo Prystupa

Freaked by meat-cancer study? A butcher, doctor and 100-mile dieter offer tips

A meat story got international attention this week when the World Health Organization announced that regularly eating processed meats —such as hot dogs, salami and bacon —as well as red meats in...

First big test for Trudeau gov't will be Kinder Morgan, say Tsleil-Waututh

Tsleil-Waututh Nation took the National Energy Board to federal court over the Kinder Morgan hearing on Tuesday.  The legal case is being viewed as one that will pressure the new Trudeau...
Re-elected Liberal MP Hedy Fry triumphant election night Mychaylo Prystupa

Liberals sweep BC in federal election

A red wave of Trudeau optimism swept B.C., boosting the Liberals’ seat count in the province from two to 14, in one of the best showings for the Liberals according to the party. “We did it! We did it...
Kinder Morgan officials protesters Burnaby Mountain Nov 2014 - Mychaylo Prystupa

Where the parties stand on Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion

Kinder Morgan is not a ballot-box option in this federal election, and there is no referendum on its proposed Edmonton-to-Burnaby pipeline—but in B.C., the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is on...