Jenny Uechi Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/5188 en New report condemns Harper government's "assault" on Canada's freshwater http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/new-report-condemns-harper-governments-assault-canadas-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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/new-report-condemns-harper-governments-assault-canadas-freshwater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Bill C-36 Bill C-45 Canadian government Department of Fisheries and Oceans Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:13:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 20904 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Stray felines steal the limelight in Jordan Yerman's Street Cat Project http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/stray-felines-steal-limelight-jordan-yermans-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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/stray-felines-steal-limelight-jordan-yermans-street-cat-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News street cats Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:02:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 20870 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com UBC students sing Beach Boys' tune to support "YES!" vote for transit http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/ubc-students-sing-beach-boys-tune-support-yes-vote-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... News Transit plebiscite Yes vote Fri, 20 Mar 2015 03:27:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 20854 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Please pledge! "Reports from the Energy Battlegrounds" Kickstarter ends Sunday http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/35-funded-107-backers-reports-energy-battleground A top investigative reporter, a veteran Ottawa reporter. That's what you'll get by backing National Observer's Kickstarter campaign!<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/35-funded-107-backers-reports-energy-battleground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Kickstarter Linda Solomon Wood National Observer tar sands reporting project Sat, 14 Mar 2015 02:18:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 20662 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Koch company buys up more oil sands licenses in Canada http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/koch-company-buys-more-oil-sands-licenses-canada Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC is buying up more licenses in Alberta's oil sands, Oilsands Review reported today.&nbsp; "Bulletin&nbsp;records show that 15 licences were issued on March 3, 2015, for...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/koch-company-buys-more-oil-sands-licenses-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Americans for prosperity Koch Brothers oil sands tar sands Fri, 13 Mar 2015 06:49:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 20802 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Climate change "ban" threatens public safety http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/climate-change-ban-undermines-floridas-emergency-preparedness 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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/climate-change-ban-undermines-floridas-emergency-preparedness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Climate Change Florida climate Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:22:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 20797 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Twitter users ridicule Harper http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/twitter-users-ridicule-harpers-anti-women-comment 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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/twitter-users-ridicule-harpers-anti-women-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Muslim Canadian niqab Status of Women Zuera Ishaq Thu, 12 Mar 2015 06:47:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 20795 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Sturgeon anglers despair over mining of Fraser River http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/fishing-guides-despair-fraser-river-mining-begins-sturgeon-spawning-area Power shovels have begun excavating&nbsp;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....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/fishing-guides-despair-fraser-river-mining-begins-sturgeon-spawning-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News BC sport fishing Fraser River gravel mining lower river white sturgeon Sat, 07 Mar 2015 03:40:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 20756 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Ontario gets enlightened about sexual harrassment http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/powerful-tv-ad-hammers-sexual-assault-and-harassment-bystanders-video In a powerful new ad against sexual assault and harassment, male actors look directly at the camera and thank viewers for staying quiet.&nbsp; "Thanks for minding your own business," one man says,... News Rehtah Parsons sexual assault Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:49:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 20769 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Charities rebel against CRA targeting http://www.vancouverobserver.com/national-observer/charities-fight-back-calling-clarity-rules-contributing-public-policy Oxfam, Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Ecojustice are among the 18 organizations that signed onto a letter pushing back against the federal government's targeting of charitable organizations...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/national-observer/charities-fight-back-calling-clarity-rules-contributing-public-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Observer Canadian politics charitable status charities CRA CRA audits Harper Government political activity Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:08:00 +0000 Jenny Uechi 20761 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com