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Jenny Uechi

Jenny Uechi is Managing Director of Observer Media Group.  She is a special reports writer for National Observer.

"A Disappearance in Damascus": Deborah Campbell's story about friendship and resilience in Syria

Renowned nonfiction writer Deborah Campbell, who has traveled throughout the Middle East to write difficult and illuminating stories about the Middle East, depicts an intensely personal story about...

"The Future is You and Me" project a shot in the arm for diverse young women in the arts

Have you ever noticed how a large chunk of Canadian artists are women (and of colour), but few are represented in prominent arts and culture leadership roles?  In June, local writer and...
St. George's School, Vancouver private schools, Christy Clark, VSB

Is Christy Clark punishing Vancouver public schools?

Vancouverites are paying more than enough in school taxes to keep their public schools open, so why is its school board declaring a budget shortfall?

Civil rights advocates push for equality at Rights and Freedoms March in Vancouver

On a sunny Saturday morning in False Creek, the famed Tuskegee Airmen, wearing bright red jackets mingled with Chinese Canadian veterans in navy blue. They joined locals who had gathered for the...
Shaul Judelman, Roots, Ali Abu Awwad, Israel, Palestine

Author Michael Harris calls Linda Solomon Wood's story on Israel: 'Brilliant. A knock-out piece of work.'

Editor-in-chief Linda Solomon Wood travels to Israel and Palestine to report on the peace movement in one of the world's most challenging conflict zones.

Town rejects solar panels, citing fears they would 'suck up' sun's energy and cause cancer

The U.S. town council of Woodland, North Carolina voted against a rezoning proposal last week that would have paved the path for a solar farm. The town also voted for a moratorium on...

Metro Vancouver's $517-million incinerator put on hold

Metro Vancouver announced on Thursday it will postpone its proposed $500 million waste-to-energy incinerator until further notice.  The project sparked controversy over environmental...
From left: Haisla member in Kitimat; Enbridge protest, Josh Paterson

Observer exposé of domestic spying triggers federal hearings

The spying was revealed in documents obtained in 2013.
Prime Minister Harper, Bruce Livesey, federal election 2015

Is Harper the worst PM in Canadian history? (Part 2)

Is Harper the best prime minister in Canada's history—or the worst? Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey speaks with legal experts, reporters and Harper observers in part two of this landmark...
B.C. Green Party, Elizabeth May, Prime Minister, Harper administration, public p

Elizabeth May calls Harper legacy 'serial acts of vandalism' against public policy

Greens charge Harper with turning government system into 'an elected dictatorship'