Jenny Uechi

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

Tory staffer fired after supporting inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women

A Manitoba Conservative staffer who expressed support for a missing women's inquiry was fired for voicing a viewpoint that veered from the party line on the issue.  Spencer Fernando, a member of...

FIPA could force Canada to keep weak environmental laws: May

"Any state-owned enterprise from China that was counting on our weak environmental laws can sue us," says the Green Party leader.
Prime Minister Harper and Xi Jinping, FIPA

Harper OKs potentially unconstitutional China-Canada FIPA deal, coming into force October 1

It's official: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has approved the controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) today. In a short, two-paragraph news...

Affidavit casts doubt over downtown Vancouver casino proposal

Paragon Gaming, which is at the centre of a major casino proposal in Vancouver,  was strongly criticized by an Albertan First Nation for failing to live up to its casino and hotel agreements....

In Hartley Bay, sunken B.C. ferry fuels distrust of Enbridge pipeline proposal

Hartley Bay, a tiny northern B.C. village, feels like a place from another era. In this village of under 200 people, no SUVs or highways are to be seen -- only boats and quads rolling gently on...
Jim Prentice, the new premier designate of Alberta with Enbridge ties

Jim Prentice selected as Premier designate of Alberta

What are the implications for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project?

Oil spill simulation gets locals talking about possibility of crude along the Salish Sea

Vancouver-based artist Tamara Phillips was out swimming with her partner near Stanley Park sea on a hot, sunny Wednesday, when her eye caught a glimpse of a yellow card, floating along the...

Darren Aronofsky finds Biblical lessons in the tar sands

Canada's laissez-faire approach toward the tar sands reminded Darren Aronofsky of America's attitude toward Wall Street.
Shell CEO Ben van Beurden

Shell CEO accepts ice bucket challenge from Leonardo DiCaprio to oil sands executives

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden has accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge, issued in a video by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and First Nations and environmental advocates.  The Oscar-nominated star was...
Susan Ellard

Kelowna oncologist wants an energy strategy for Canada based on reality of climate change

Susan Ellard has explored the issues surrounding climate change and found a difference between what you know... and what you think you know.