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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.

University of British Columbia: a place of the mind, a place to live

The isolation of living at UBC is starting to change, as retail space opens and more people move into five neighbourhoods run by the board of governors.

Conservationists call pipeline through parks "unacceptable", while government defends policy

Why is BC's government going out of its way to tell the oil and gas industry it can build pipelines under provincial parks?

BC and Alberta reach draft agreement on pipelines to the coast

Redford ecstatic over the deal as she spoke at Vancouver Board of Trade event.

Greenpeace Protesters at Kinder Morgan Burnaby facility

Greenpeace activists Keith Stewart and Benjamin Zielinski chained to Kinder Morgan fence in Burnaby

Opposition mounts as Paragon rolls dice again on revised BC Place “entertainment” complex

Eighteen months after being soundly rejected by Vancouver city council, Paragon Developments is back with another proposal. This time with no additional gambling, but opponents are not buying it.

Harper promotes oil sands and Keystone XL in New York

Canadian Prime Minister, Premiers and federal ministers on intensive global road trip to promote Alberta crude. Environmentalists and climate change scientists worried.

Kinder Morgan abandoning coal plan: looking for new sites in Pacific Northwest

Decision by Kinder Morgan to abandon Oregon coal shipment proposal could mean more coal trains to Canada

Renowned BC ecologist says public hearings into proposed coal facility not enough

Public hearings not enough if Vancouver is to have an impact on the scientifically-proven and increasingly alarming rate of climate change, says Dr. William Rees.

Suncor spill in Port Moody triggers protest

Greenpeace says Suncor should be much more cautious about its transparency during and after fuel spills.

Minister hawks Canada as "energy superpower" at international summit

“If there is a type of energy you are interested in, we’ve got it,” Ed Fast, Canada’s minister of international trade says.