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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.

New federal oil spill plan announced but enviros not impressed

More tanker inspections, additional ship surveillance and new legislation to strengthen pollution prevention and response were part of a $120 million oil tanker safety system overhaul announced by...

Peter Kent defends Canada's climate change record

Federal environment minister defends Canada's climate change record as US casts critical eye North.

Battle over coal heats up in Metro Vancouver

Maureen Coroliuc has firsthand experience of the impact uncovered coal trains rumbling past her White Rock tea shop can have. “It’s a dark black dust. Dust is usually brown. Ours is black, a dirty,...

CSIS spying on citizens at alarming rate, FOIs reveal

Citizens engaging in peaceful protests are increasingly under surveillance for "non-violent attacks" to Canada's security, documents reveal.

At 2013 BC Open Data Summit, apps and opportunities

Open Data experiencing growing pains as more public and private institutions jump on board.

At Board of Change, community hears that Vancouver's push to become world's greenest city in 2020 is gaining traction

It’s been three and a half years since Vancouver’s deputy city manager Sadhu Johnston made the leap from the green roof of Chicago City Hall to the green vistas of Vancouver. As Mayor Richard Daley’s...

How British Columbia trumped California for Olympics of ideas

After 30 years of sunshine and warm beaches, moving a well-entrenched and highly respected conference of the world’s brightest minds in technology, entertainment and design was a major decision. But...

Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill victim holds community meeting spellbound

A victim of Enbridge's Kalamazoo oil spill recalls how deeply communities were scarred by the disastrous 2010 oil leak.

In Vancouver, a hundred percent opposed to Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline at JRP hearings

At the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel on "EnGate", depth, passion and respectful listening characterized a flawed but vital democratic process.