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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.

Children’s voices cry out against Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline

A moving presentation by 11-year-old Ta'Kaiya Blaney and 15-year-old Zoe Craig reminded the panel of the future generations at stake in the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline debate.

Risk assessments of oil spill inadequate, Enbridge pipeline review panel told

In a downtown Vancouver courtroom, lawyers in a criminal negligence case presented a defence that sounded very familiar to opponents of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project. The lawyer’s...

Former BC Hydro CEO condemns Enbridge's "bogus economics" at Joint Review Panel

Some of the most damning evidence of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel (JRP) hearings this morning was presented by a former BC Hydro CEO and deputy minister of energy for...

Coal expansion plan a serious health concern: chief medical officers ask for more formal input into reviews

The leaders of British Columbia’s two largest health authorities are requesting “a formal voice” as plans to expand coal exports from the Port of Vancouver develop, citing potential health risks and...

Failure to account for “fugitive” methane gas could undercut BC's climate change efforts, experts say

Methane is the primary component in natural gas and is far more potent than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas.