Jenny Uechi

Jenny Uechi is Managing Director of Observer Media Group.  She is Managing Editor of National Observer.

Kitsilano resident shocked to see schoolchildren playing in water after toxic spill

Kitsilano resident and business owner Jeremy Board was shocked to see a group of schoolchildren on Friday playing in the water near the Maritime Museum, despite an oily sheen on the water after the...
Canadian politics, Kinder Morgan, Trans Mountain Pipeline

Kinder Morgan's shares in spill response companies creates conflict of interest, economist alleges

Texas-based pipeline giant Kinder Morgan, along with Enbridge, is a shareholder in two major oil spill response companies in Canada, according to corporate registry documents. Kinder Morgan owns...
Harper, Justin Trudeau, Senate scandal

"I'm in love with Stephen Harper"

Budget cuts have yet to take away CBC's edge. In This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Vancouver-based comedian Andrew Barber skewers Harper's policies in a new video explaining why the "bad boy" Prime Minister...
Bill C-51,

Chris Hedges calls Harper a puppet

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges told The Vancouver Observer he thinks Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a "pawn" or "puppet" of corporations, and that Canada is repeating many...
DFO, herring fishery re-opening, Jess Housty

BREAKING: Heiltsuk celebrate as fishing boats forced to leave traditional waters

"It is confirmed. All commercial gill-netters are exiting Heiltsuk waters," Heiltsuk First Nation councillor Jess Housty wrote on Facebook this afternoon. "They will be escorted by Heiltsuk patrol...
Canadian politics, federal politics, Justin Trudeau,

Unexpected death of Liberal candidate leads to questions about Eve Adams' plans to run

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau tweeted today that its federal candidate for Oakville North-Burlington, Max Khan, died after being hospitalized for pneumonia-like symptoms.   Shocked...

WATCH: The Tyee crowdfunds reporting for 2015 election

With 14 days remaining in the campaign, The Tyee, B.C.'s first online-only independent newspaper, has raised nearly half its goal towards crowdfunding 2015 federal election reporting.  Over 350...
Navigable waters act, Canada freshwater, Canada rivers

New report condemns Harper government's "assault" on Canada's freshwater

A new report by the Council of Canadians harshly condemns the federal government's "assault" on laws and institutions protecting Canada's freshwater. ”The Navigable Waters Protection Act no longer...