Mark Harvey has been a journalist in Alberta and B.C. for more than 20 years, working as a reporter, interviewer and radio producer.
Some of Mark's recent stories:
- When "Water Testing Kits" were left in Edmonton mailboxes, we interviewed the man behind the program: a water-softener salesman with no credentials to test for water safety.
- Needle clean-up in an inner-city park. City officials told concerned residents that their park was clean—but our pictures showed otherwise: dozens of contaminated needles and other filth, right after a supposed clean-up. If you find a dirty needle, the city tells you to call 311, but staff could offer no help. The park was cleaned and 311 staff trained after our stories aired.
- A company with a questionable past offered residents "waterline insurance", using the EPCOR logo and a letter from EPCOR's vice-president. City-owned EPCOR wouldn't reveal what it was paid to sell the logo, but we got a refund for the Edmonton senior who'd fought for ten months to get her money back.
- Alberta Transportation placed signs for Jasper, Fort McMurray and other locations on Anthony Henday Drive after we aired a story about an obscure government policy prohibiting too many destination signs.