Jenny Uechi

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

Cortes Island residents rejoice as Island Timberlands temporarily withdraws logging crew

Cortes Island forest activists and residents celebrated today as Island Timberlands (I.T.) withdrew crews and announced that they would not attempt to move forward with operations for at least a week...

Most British Columbians support higher taxes for better public services: poll

While most British Columbians feel they pay too much tax, the majority are willing to pay higher taxes for better public services, according to a new poll.

BC Liberal Abbotsford South Riding Association resigns, alleging undemocratic appointment of Darryl Plecas

BC Liberal Abbotsford South Riding Association has resigned today, saying the appointment of criminologist Darryl Plecas was “not democratic.” The Riding Association stated that it was...

Candace Plattor wins International Book Awards

Candace Plattor, a Vancouver-based counselor and blogger for The Vancouver Observer's Psyched blog, has been honoured with not just one, but two International Book Awards this year....

BC boy allegedly abducted by father found safe

UPDATE: Amber Alert has ended after the boy was found safe in Montana.  An Amber Alert has been issued in BC for a three-year-old boy, Alvin Barnet from Elk Valley, who police say may have been...

On Remembrance Day, Chinese Canadians recall struggle for citizenship and equality

Chinese Canadians played an important part in both world wars, and their war efforts won them citizenship. But many Canadians have never heard their story.

Citizenship Minister Kenney: war dead were Canadian, but not citizens

Minister reiterates that soldiers who died weren't citizens because Canadian citizenship itself did not exist prior to 1947.

First Nations vets honoured at Remembrance Day ceremony: photos

Singing and drum beats echoed through Hastings Street, as First Nations laid wreaths at the war memorial at Victory Square.

Bloomberg backs Obama, citing climate change

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed U.S. President Barack Obama today, citing climate change and the need for "immediate action" as a main reason for his decision.   "The...

Canadians in New York recount Sandy's wrath and people's resilience

Sandy may have savaged New York, but the tough New Yorkers have weathered it well, say Canadians who were caught in the storm over the week.  "New Yorkers are incredible," Mira Oreck, a...