Jenny Uechi

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

Barge carrying light diesel adrift on Beaufort Sea

A barge carrying diesel fuel is adrift in the Beaufort Sea, after it broke away from its tugboat during a severe storm earlier this week. The 134-foot barge was heading to Tuktoyaktuk in the...

'We came to Canada to escape terrorism': Iraqi Canadian group shocked by Ottawa attacks

"We're against any aggressions. We escaped from our country because of these terror groups....it's sad," Iraqi Canadian Association president Dhiaa Raheem said, after news of the Ottawa...

B.C. Muslims condemn Ottawa terror attack

Daoud Ismail, chair of the Burnaby-based Masjid Al-Salaam and Education Centre, released a statement from B.C. Muslims condemning the Ottawa terrorist attack by Michael Zehaf Bibeau. Zehaf...

RCMP releases video footage of Ottawa shooter running into Parliament

The RCMP released footage today of the shooter, alleged to be 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, running with his gun into Parliament on Wednesday. People are shown fleeing as the suspect ran, firing...

Ottawa terror payback for Harper's war in Iraq?

Canadians are on edge after the shootings in Ottawa, which comes one day after Canada sent war planes to Iraq and two days after an Islamic extremist killed one Canadian soldier and injured...
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Shooting at Parliament Hill: account from VO Ottawa correspondent

UPDATE: The shooter on Parliament Hill has been identified as 32-year-old Canadian-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, according to CBSNews. UPDATE: The soldier shot at the National War Memorial this morning...

Breaking: after pressure from Petronas, B.C. government sets LNG tax rate at 3.5%

Two weeks after Malaysian state-owned gas giant Petronas threatened to delay its $11 billion LNG project in B.C., British Columbia announced it is cutting its proposed tax rate by half. According to...

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...