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.

Proponents defend half-billion dollar incinerator as "least costly" way to deal with garbage

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said he hasn't seen anyone put forward any better options than investing a half-billion dollar waste-to-energy incineration.

Critics blast Metro Vancouver's 'greenwashed' new business plan for incinerator

“If I had submitted that to my board, I would be thrown out of the board room."

Straw poll shows divided support for $480 million Metro Van garbage incinerator

What some politicians are really saying (and not saying) behind the scenes at Metro Vancouver, as bureaucrats continue to push forward with plans for a new garbage incinerator.

Nanaimo says, "No," to Metro Vancouver's incinerator proposal

Just days after the city of Kitimat soundly rejected the Northern Gateway pipeline project, the citizens of Nanaimo have sent a clear message to Metro Vancouver over a proposal for a garbage...

Coquitlam demands business case from Metro Vancouver for $480 million incineration plan

The City of Coquitlam is latest municipality to ask tough questions about waste-to-energy incineration strategy.

Incinerator contract called “rip-off of the century” is killed in UK

Delays, rising costs and increasing risks have killed a Wheelabrator incineration project in Norfolk, England, a regional centre 200 kilometers northeast of London. The regional county council met in...

Nanaimo city officials take a beating over Metro Van's Duke Point incinerator plan

Already home to a pulp mill and an animal rendering plant, Nanaimo's Duke Point could be the site of a possible garbage incinerator to burn waste barged over from the Vancouver area.
Monica Wilson, Gaia International, San Francisco

A deep dive into garbage: Vancouver Observer series looks at Metro Vancouver's plan to burn

VO digs deep into Metro Vancouver's garbage story. A summary of twenty articles. More to come.

Metro Vancouver's proposed incinerator a "sink hole" for taxpayers: Canadian Taxpayers Federation

“It's a sinkhole,” Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayer Foundation told the Vancouver Observer. “We don’t think this deal is good for taxpayers. It entrenches the need for waste. We also have...

The world’s biggest incinerator debacles. Could it happen to Metro Vancouver?

“It’s been an economic and environmental sinkhole for the city,” Detroit zero waste advocate Ahmina Maxey said.