Jenny Uechi

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

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...

Stray felines steal the limelight in Jordan Yerman's Street Cat Project

Vancouver Observer writer Jordan Yerman, famous for his Game of Thrones reviews and colourful coverage of civic politics, will be presenting at the BIL conference on street cat photography this...
UBC students, transit vote

UBC students sing Beach Boys' tune to support "YES!" vote for transit

UBC's A Cappella Club sang along to Beach Boys' hit song "I Get Around" with lyrics adjusted to support the "YES!" side in the upcoming transit vote. On the ballot is a $7.5 billion plan for transit...
Jacqueline Lee Tam - National Observer

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Koch brothers, Koch industries, oil sands

Koch company buys up more oil sands licenses in Canada

Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC is buying up more licenses in Alberta's oil sands, Oilsands Review reported today.  "Bulletin records show that 15 licences were issued on March 3, 2015, for...
RIck Scott, Climate change, global warming, science

Climate change "ban" threatens public safety

Florida Governor Rick Scott's alleged 'ban' on words like "climate change" might just be stifling the state's ability to prepare for extreme weather events, said Tristram Korten, the journalist who...
DresscodePM, niqab, Muslim women,

Twitter users ridicule Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper provoked a flurry of social media responses when he stated in the House of Commons yesterday that the niqab (a face veil used by some Muslim women) was "anti-women." The...
Sturgeon, sport fishing, B.C. tourism, corruption government process

Sturgeon anglers despair over mining of Fraser River

Power shovels have begun excavating 105,000 cubic metres of gravel in the area known as the "Heart of the Fraser" from a site called Seabird Bar B, located on reserve lands near Agassiz, B.C....