Jenny Uechi

Jenny Uechi is Managing Director of Observer Media Group, and Managing Editor of The Vancouver Observer.

Ottawa's local opposition could spell trouble for Energy East pipeline proposal

As pipeline giant TransCanada prepares to file its application for a massive oil pipeline from Alberta to Quebec and New Brunswick, environmentalists say it could face a fight...

Russian ship crisis near Haida Gwaii raises big questions about oil and LNG tankers

Haida citizen Valine Crist asks: if B.C. can't respond quickly to the Russian ship, what would it do in the event of an oil or LNG tanker spill?
Haida Gwaii watchman speaking to kayaker

Haida Gwaii watchmen alarmed by Russian container ship adrift on northern BC coast

Haida Gwaii Watchmen program manager Anita (Upsy) Moody said the communities near Haida Gwaii are deeply concerned about the oil-laden Russian container ship adrift off the west coast of...

Storm warning raises concerns as Russian ship carrying oil loses power near Haida Gwaii

A tanker carrying hundreds of tonnes of bunker oil and diesel is adrift near Haida Gwaii on the northern coast of BC. The Russian carrier Simushir reportedly lost power overnight as it was...
Hupacasath First Nation member Brenda Sayers

Hupacasath First Nation puts China on notice over FIPA

The Hupacasath First Nation put the Chinese government on notice today, stating it does not acknowledge the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) ratified by...
Vision Vancouver city council candidate Niki Sharma

Vision candidate Niki Sharma strives to make history as first South Asian woman on city council

A month from now, Vision Park Board member Niki Sharma could make history in the municipal election -- if elected, she would be Vancouver's first South Asian woman on city council.  As...
Photo of Oppenheimer Park protest in June by Valentina Ruiz Leotaud

Dead body found at Oppenheimer Park

A man was found dead on the day of the court-ordered eviction of Oppenheimer Park.
Left: Keystone XL opponents, right: Keystone XL supporters

U.S. mid-term election rekindles Keystone XL debate

The controversial Keystone XL project, a proposed 1,897 km pipeline that would carry oil sands bitumen from Alberta to refineries in the Gulf Coast, is back at the top of the U.S....
Students from SD College in Chandigarh with UFV representative

Premier announces scholarships to encourage student exchange between India and Canada

Premier Christy Clark announced funding for 20 scholarships, worth a total of $50,000, to support and encourage the two-way exchange of students between the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV...

Ryan Sidhoo's "Welcome to Fairfax" makes brave new TV series for the cord-cutting generation

Nobody watches TV anymore.   Not quite like the old days. Think about the last time you watched a regularly scheduled broadcast network TV show. You probably had a laptop and cell-phone...