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.  You can follow him on Twitter at: @mychaylo.  Personal website.

grizzly trophy hunt bc - Vancouver Observer

Clark gov't under fire for “illegal” grizzly hunt in Tsilhqot’in

“This is Question Period material," snapped B.C. NDP MLA Scott Fraser.
BC hunting, BC trophy hunt, grizzly trophy hunt, Mychaylo Prystupa

Tsilhqot’in call grizzly hunt ‘illegal’ (VIDEO)

FOI emails show bureaucrats advised against the hunt, and were unclear if they had the Tsilhqot’in on side when they re-opened the controversial hunt.
Big Momma grizzly trophy hunt - Vancouver Observer - John E Marriot

Who shot 'Big Momma’?

Did one of interior B.C.'s favourite grizzly bears die following a Liberal government push to reopen the trophy hunt against 95% local opposition?
Sue Farlinger DFO herring fishery protest Bella Bella - Mychaylo Prystupa

Heiltsuk on edge: DFO checks with Ottawa on herring fishery’s re-opening

“We need everybody on the fishing grounds…We’re not letting up,” said Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department, Kelly Brown.
Herring, Canadian politics,

Feds resume herring talks with Heiltsuk (UPDATED)

After a dramatic day of not knowing if the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Pacific Regional Director would come up to settle a herring fishery conflict, Sue Farlinger finally flew...

DFO director a no show at Heiltsuk herring dispute

“I just got the text. Sue Farlinger is a not coming up. This action is a sign of terrible disrespect,” said Heiltsuk fisherman Frank Brown.
Heiltsuk DFO herring fishery protest Denny Island central BC coast April Bencze

Heiltsuk take over DFO office to stop herring fishery

"We just say we want this to stop,” tearful 12-year-old Latoya Windsor told DFO officers about the herring fishery, which is set to resume.
Heiltsuk protest herring commercial fishing in Bella Bella

Heiltsuk will risk arrest to blockade herring boats, warns chief councillor

“We are just trying to protect the herring. We have an Aboriginal right to fish and harvest spawn on kelp," says Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett.
grizzly bear trophy hunt bc emails government emails FOI investigation Prystupa

B.C. gov't approved grizzly hunt despite overwhelming public opposition, emails reveal

"Hunters and guides are well aware of being out numbered in the court of public opinion," wrote Tony Hamilton, the province’s large carnivore specialist.
Heiltsuk herring RCMP fish commercial Vancouver Obverser  Ian McAllister

Heiltsuk heartbroken by herring fishery's re-start, with RCMP protection

“We’re really concerned this fish will be fished to extinction,” said Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett. "Our community just can’t bear that risk.