Jenny Uechi

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

Canada "world's best country for women" unless you're a rape victim

Rehtaeh Parsons' bullying reveals that many Canadians still have things backwards when it comes to dealing with rape.

Voices of the Street celebrates poetry and stories from the DTES and beyond

An unforgettable evening of poetry, and social change and community building is coming to Cafe Deux Soleils Commercial Drive next week.

Modo sets up new Sharing Station at Farmers Market

At Nat Bailey Stadium, the Farmers Market is filled with lively foot traffic from eco and health-conscious locals. One of the stands there is Modo, the car-sharing co-op that has set up its...

Meet Ruth Ozeki, author of New York Times bestseller "Tale for The Time Being" Tuesday at Anza Club

A snarky but suicidal Japanese schoolgirl writes a diary about her chaotic "last days" in the heart of Tokyo's Electric City. On the other side of the world on a remote island in British...

Japanese teen girls with superpowers

Unlike the bagel head "trend" awhile back, this one's the real deal: Japanese high school girls (and guys) have an online trend of performing "Makankousappou" ( often tweeted as...

Local Filipino Canadian magazine editor resigns, citing potential Tory influence on magazine

The former editor of English-language magazine Filipino Canadian magazine Living Today resigned last week over his publisher's membership in the Conservative Party. Editor and...

Landmark Lost Canadians citizenship case goes to court

Is a Canadian born to an unwed mother less significant than one born to married parents? An eight-year battle finally comes to a head.

Economist Robyn Allan criticizes Enbridge's lack of land and marine spill response

A recent cross-examination of Enbridge experts at the Northern Gateway hearings revealed that the company wouldn't have specific oil spill response plans in place until after the...

Alberta buys $30,000 ad pushing Keystone XL in New York Times

The Alberta government took out a half-page ad in the New York Times newspapers to push the controversial TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. Headlined "Keystone XL: The Choice of Reason", the ad...

Two years after Japan's tsunami, time stands still

"Two years after the tsunami: families lost, time stands still," reads the headline on Japan's Asahi newspaper this morning, as the country marks the anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude...