Jenny Uechi

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

Train carrying crude oil explodes and catches fire in Quebec

A train carrying crude oil derailed and caused explosions and massive fires in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic. At least five have been confirmed dead, and around 40 people are...

Highlighting human and environmental cost of Canada's energy policy with Healing Walk through oil sands

First Nations leaders, civilians and international media gathered on a rainy day near Fort McMurray on Friday for the annual 4th Annual Healing Walk, a spiritual gathering and 14-...

Tuskegee Airmen and Chinese Canadian war veterans share stories of overcoming racial prejudice

Colonel Charles McGee looks thoughtful as he reflects on his story en route to UBC for Red Tails, Dragon Tails, a summit of Chinese Canadian and African American soldiers who fought for their country...

Oxford becomes the first "tar free city" in Europe

Oxford City Council declared itself a ‘tar-free city' on June 24 by voting in favour of a motion to reject oil from Canada's oil sands. Oxford is now the first European city to declare...

Canadian and Indigenous youth climate activists attend “Global Power Shift” Summit

Nine young Canadian and Indigenous climate activists are attending Global Power Shift in Istanbul, Turkey this week, a major summit dedicated to building a global youth movement to confront the...

Wabasca tar sands expansion truck route threatens residents with loss of cherished home

Geoff Loken, a software analyst from Colinton, northern Alberta, got a rude awakening this afternoon when he learned that his new home is slated to be torn down to make room for a truck bypass as...

Colorado transgender girl wins right to equal access to girl's washroom

In a landmark case, the the Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of six-year-old transgender girl Coy Mathis, whose school had initially barred her from using the girls’ bathroom at...

Realwheels artists dance and rap in wheelchairs at Yaletown Gathering Festival

Realwheels, a Vancouver-based theatre group that produces art representing real and accurate portrayals of disability, performed wheelchair-based dance and hip hop at the Gathering Festival in...

Climate experts weigh in on flood in the heart of oil country

The Calgary floods are about more than climate change, but warmer temperatures are laying the foundation for more flooding worldwide, experts say.

David Dreger found dead in West Vancouver

Missing Vancouver man David Dreger (also known as "Knuckles Dawson" to the gaming community) was found dead on Thursday in West Vancouver, the family reported on Facebook. His sister,...