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Mike Chisholm

Mike Chisholm has worked across the country as a broadcast journalist and producer with CBC television and radio, CTV and as the national Atlantic correspondent for Global TV. He is a recipient of both a Jack Webster Journalism Award and an RTNDA award for his reporting. His focus with The Vancouver Observer is environmental and political reporting.

Big money for one company if Metro Van pushes incinerator plan through. Here's who'll make it.

Just a pile of ugly garbage to you and me. Huge money to one lucky player. Maybe.

Metro Van and Fraser Valley Regional District butt heads over incinerator plan

Second in a three-month investigative series.

Big companies and big money square off over Metro Van's $480m incineration plan

Will Metro Vancouver's waste go "Up in Smoke?" First in a three-month series.
Workers repairing a piece of mining equipment in BC

Unemployed BC apprentices' Catch-22

The BC Jobs Plan is supposed to deliver jobs. But even with the right qualifications, some BC workers are discovering it's not that easy.

Young, unemployed and losing hope in BC's boom economy

A rising youth unemployment rate in BC is not what Millennials expected when the BC Jobs Plan was unveiled. The government says good times are around the corner.

NEB Northern Gateway decision being handed down Thursday – in Calgary

National Energy Board Joint Review Panel on Enbridge Northern Gateway Project decision to be handed down Thursday in Calgary.

Vancouver Not Vegas calls for halt to casino development due to doubling of problem gamblers

Former River Rock Casino floor-manager Jason Feng knows firsthand what severe gamblers look like. “We see the same people every day. I’ve kicked people out because they are drunk and I’ve kicked...

Damning statements in Forest Ethics Advocacy vs. Harper government, Enbridge, NEB case

Affadavits cite Canadian Charter of Human Rights violations, government favoritism towards Enbridge, and an application designed to deter participation.

Port Metro Vancouver CEO confident coal dust issue “thoroughly” reviewed

The president and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver says he’s satisfied that the issue of coal dust has been thoroughly examined in a recent Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a proposed coal...

Ontario cuts coal, while BC looks for more

It may be the industrial heartland of Canada, but Ontario took a major step forward this week by announcing all its coal fired generating plants would shut down, while in ‘super natural” BC the...