Jenny Uechi

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

Wealth gap in Canada far worse than people think

Canadians vastly underestimate the wealth gap in Canada and want a much more balanced distribution, according to The Wealth Gap, a new report by the Broadbent Institute. According to the poll of...
Oil sands photo by Andrew S. Wright

Harper government leaves $321 million for green programs unspent, while overspending on oil and gas

The federal government neglected to spend $300 million in Parliament-approved funding for “environmentally responsible” programs last year, while overspending on programs to support the oil and gas...

'Stuff your stockings with B.C. coal': Provincial Mining Minister says in Christmas message

In an unusual news release titled "Stuff your stockings with B.C. coal", the provincial government urged British Columbians to keep coal in mind as one of the things to be grateful about...
Left: Science World CEO Brian Tisdall. Right: Tracker Productions' Les McDonald

CEO explains why Science World is taking part in BC's LNG seminars [VIDEO]

In a video interview, Science World CEO Bryan Tisdall explained that taking part in the B.C. government's LNG seminars is consistent with Science World's mission to educate the public about science...
Photo of oil sands by Andrew S. Wright

Canadian government takes legal action against Alberta First Nation famous for battling oil sands

Athabasca Chipewyan among six First Nations being taken to court for defying a government order to publish audited financial statements online.
Friends of Science global warming ad

Richard Littlemore rips into Friends of Science's "dangerous" climate denial

As the protests against Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion raged on Burnaby Mountain, a curious ad denying fossil fuel-driven climate change appeared on the Tinseltown...
Gitxsan protesting LNG development in New Hazelton

Gitxsan chiefs blockade highway to protest government's LNG project approvals

Gitxsan hereditary chiefs blocked Highway 16 at New Hazelton, in northern B.C. on Saturday, to protest recent LNG project approvals by the BC Environmental Assessment Office. The chiefs say the...
Left: Kate Fink-Jensen and her mother, Kim. Right: Premier Christy Clark

British Columbia's premier shames parents for taking their kids to tar sands pipeline protest and crossing police line

Premier Christy Clark criticized two Burnaby families for letting their daughters cross a police line on Burnaby Mountain to protest Kinder Morgan's controversial Trans Mountain ...
John A. Macdonald

Lost Canadians file petition challenging federal government's interpretation of citizenship history

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May filed a petition today on behalf of the Lost Canadians, a citizenship advocacy group, challenging the federal government’s version of the...
Michigan, Kalamazoo spill by Enbridge. Photo via EPA

Liability insurance increase "just not on top of mind" for Enbridge, company president says

In a recent phone call for its Q3 earnings, Enbridge president Mark Maki said the company doesn't have plans to significantly increase its current liability insurance, despite the...