Jenny Uechi

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

Former NPA councillor B.C. Lee. Photo by Jenny Uechi

NPA supporters quietly confident in push to win City Hall

Former NPA councillor and veteran actor B.C. Lee, who served with Mayor Sam Sullivan and was the first elected councillor from Vancouver's Mandarin-speaking community, was quietly confident...
NPA's Kirk LaPointe gives concession speech. Photo by Jenny Uechi

Kirk LaPointe concedes, says NPA re-entered conversation in municipal politics

"The election result indicates we still have a bit of a divide in our city, and that we must move forward -- starting tonight," said NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe, addressing supporters at the...
Kinder Morgan workers confronting protesters on Burnaby Mountain.

Court rules in Kinder Morgan's favour, grants injunction against Burnaby Mountain protesters

The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an injunction against Burnaby residents opposing the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The police will have power to arrest...
Photo of Mayor Gregor Robertson, city council candidate Niki Sharma and councill

Harper strategists and big oil backing NPA, Mayor Gregor Robertson says

"The NPA has one of the key players from the Harper administration doing their mastermind strategy. And we don't have any doubts that there's big oil behind their campaign. Basically on the right...
Davie Street community garden photo by Daryl Mitchell via Flickr creative common

Greenest City Action Plan keeps Vancouver on leading edge, despite imperfections

Councillor Andrea Reimer remembers the days when she was executive director of the Wilderness Committee, and marvels at how different things look on the other side of City Hall. 
Ujjal Dosanjh (left), Mayor Gregor Robertson (right)

Vancouver a "progressive city" and needs progressive mayor: Ujjal Dosanjh

"Vancouver is a progressive city -- a progressive city needs a progressive mayor," said former NDP cabinet minister and federal Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh in his endorsement of Mayor Gregor Robertson at a...
Left: Richard Berman, right: Canadian flag

Canadian consulate belongs to group told by "Dr. Evil" to "win ugly" against environmentalists

The Western Energy Alliance includes over 400 members from the oil and gas energy sector. The Canadian Consulate appears to be the only government-related organization listed on the group's website.
Fraser Insitute board member Hassan Khosrowshahi, Fraser Insitute chair Peter Br

Peter Armstrong, Fraser Institute board members among NPA's big ticket donors

The NPA received 20 per cent of its funding through its president, Peter Armstrong, while Fraser Institute board members contributed generously, according to the party's newly-released donor list....

Future of Keystone XL pipeline hangs in balance with U.S. midterm elections

As Americans head to the polls to vote in the midterm elections, many observers say the results could decide the future of Keystone XL, a controversial pipeline proposal by Calgary-based...

NPA's Kirk LaPointe comments on his relationship with Kinder Morgan

NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe met with Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson discuss the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, he told the Vancouver Observer today....