Micki Cowan


Micki is a reporter and producer at CBC Vancouver. Her passions are municipal issues and water security.

Latest from Micki Cowan

Vancouver parents declare victory getting school speed zone reinstated — but will it last?

Reduced speed signs dotted the street outside Champlain Heights Annex school for grades K-3 until they suddenly disappeared this summer. 

Here's what B.C. casinos might look like when they (eventually) reopen

There’s no set date for casinos to reopening in B.C., but plans are already underway for what the “new normal” might look like during COVID-19. 

Dust off the tent! British Columbians camping out in nature due to COVID-19

Some British Columbians are showing a renewed interest in camping due to COVID-19 and international travel restrictions.

What to expect if you're booking a hotel in B.C. this summer

Many hotels have reopened in recent weeks after a dismal past few months in the industry that saw 60 per cent of hotels in the province temporarily close due to COVID-19, according to the British Columbia Hotel Association. 

Mail delivery cancellation at Downtown Eastside social housing discriminatory, resident says

A resident of Woodwards Community Housing says he relies on cheques that come in the mail. With mail delivery temporarily cancelled at his building because of COVID-19, Gordon French says he faces increased uncertainty about paying his bills.

B.C. man excited, yet scared about becoming Canada's first double hand transplant recipient

A man from Coquitlam, B.C., could become the first person in Canada to get a double hand transplant surgery.

This kid tried the luge track in his hometown before the 2010 Olympics. Now he's on Team Canada

Reid Watts was inspired to try luge in the lead-up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Now he's an Olympic competitor in the sport himself.

'This should be protected': Vancouver art venues struggling with rent hikes and development

Rising rents and rampant development around Vancouver means many art spaces, often in older buildings, are being forced to close, hurting the city's cohesion and culture.

New Westminster offers $4M worth of free land for affordable housing

The City of New Westminster is requesting proposals for an affordable housing project on Fenton Street, which comes with $4 million worth of free land for the successful applicant.

60 cubic-metre bags of trash collected from Great Pacific Garbage Patch arrives in Vancouver

Sixty huge bags filled with plastic trash ranging from toothbrushes to fishing nets were brought ashore in Vancouver Thursday from a nonprofit vessel collecting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.