Micki Cowan

Reporter/producer

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

Latest from Micki Cowan

Overcrowding at Delta beach creates another summer 'bottleneck'

On a hot summer day, around 5,000 people make their way along the single road in and out of Centennial Beach, with many of them vying for one of 650 parking spots.

'It's a mess': City of Richmond apologizes for delay of new pool opening due to unknown leak, cracks

Swimmers are going to have to wait even longer to dip their toes into Richmond’s new $80-million pool facility as investigators work to figure out what caused a mysterious leak. 

'Picked with TLC': Food bank users eating up fresh produce from volunteer gardens

A collection of gardens in North Vancouver is being used to help food bank users boost their diet with a bounty of greens. 

Wildfire tourism fallout lingers for some B.C. businesses, while others see rainy rebound

Some tourism companies in the fire-stricken B.C. Interior are still struggling with customers worried about wildfires ruining their summer travel plans.  

Whistler, B.C., home to nearly 50 Moroccan chefs after recruiting blitz

Since September 2018, around 50 chefs have been recruited to Whistler restaurants by Culinary Recruitment International, a local company formed last year by Joel Chevalier to help fill a shortage of workers in the food industry. 

Group wants Vancouver to axe artificial turf fields after lab test confirms lead

A laboratory test revealing lead in rubber turf pellets found in Vancouver is causing some local citizens to call for the Vancouver Park Board to get rid of the faux fields. 

Indigenous healing centre at Vancouver's CRAB Park step closer to reality

The idea for an Indigenous healing centre in the Downtown Eastside has been floated for more than a decade, but now a step has been taken toward making it actually happen.

Gender neutrality part of new student dress guidelines for Chilliwack schools

On Tuesday, the Chilliwack School District approved new student dress guidelines for all schools in the district to follow when each develops its own dress policies.

School board votes to phase out French immersion program at Kitsilano school

On Monday night, Vancouver School Board trustees voted on a motion to slowly drop the program at Henry Hudson Elementary School over the next eight years. This fall's kindergarten class will be the last to accept enrolment.

New StatsCan study highlights financial distress of B.C. overdose victims

The study looked at tax information, including T-4 income slips and social assistance benefits, of people who died of illicit drug overdose between Jan. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2016.

Vancouverites left stranded in Toronto by Wow Air closure

Petlanova and her husband, Krispin Hogan, were waiting at the Toronto airport Wednesday for their Wow Air flight to Europe, when things started to go wrong. 

Renewable energy project expanding to include more buildings in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant

Starting Saturday, the city is expanding the reach of its Neighbourhood Energy Utility by installing more distribution piping along Quebec Street between First and Third avenues.

Canada's 1st female-founded Indigenous airline launches on International Women's Day

Canada's first airline to be started by an Indigenous woman launched in Vancouver on Friday — on International Women's Day.

New marine refuges create no-fishing zones near fragile glass sponge reefs in Howe Sound

All bottom-contact fishing activities are being banned from within 150 metres of nine newly discovered glass sponge reefs in the Salish Sea in the Howe Sound area northwest of Vancouver.

In spirit of Marie Kondo, B.C. recycling depot encourages residents to donate clothing

A Vancouver recycling depot is expanding from taking in cans and bottles to taking in gently used clothing in the spirit of decluttering pop icon, Marie Kondo.