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Jenny Uechi

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

Fort McKay student tells of mixed bag of living legacy of oil sands

A chief's granddaughter struggles with the good and the evil of oil sands legacy

"When you drive up to Fort McKay, you can automatically tell where you see smoke going up in the sky from Syncrude," Feather Mcdonald, 17, said.  "It's like, 'ew, that smell.'" ...
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Leonardo DiCaprio brings Hollywood star power to Fort Chip

Leonardo DiCaprio -- the global superstar actor behind The Wolf of Wall Street and Titanic fame -- crashed the remote village of Fort Chipewyan, in the oil sands region of...

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Fort McMurray

Leonardo DiCaprio is in Fort McMurray,  the heart of Alberta's oil sands industry, to research and gather material for an upcoming documentary about climate change.  Shortly before his...

Imperial Metals Mount Polley disaster could cost $500 million, but bonds only a fraction of this amount

Analysts say cleanup costs for Imperial Metals' Mount Polley tailings disaster could cost anywhere from $50 million to $500 million, but the security bonds available today to help cover that are...

Mining Minister announces independent review of Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster

Mining Minister Bill Bennett pledges to "take responsibility" if his ministry's negligence is found to have contributed to the Mount Polley tailings breach.

University professor sues NEB for ignoring Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion's climate impact

Climate scientist Danny Harvey has launched a constitutional challenge against the National Energy Board for refusing to consider climate change as a factor in its decision on the Kinder Morgan Trans...

Public comment period for Arctic drilling project closes

The last day for the public to submit comment on Imperial Oil's arctic drilling in the Beaufort Sea has just ended today.  Imperial, Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP PLC filed a...

After kicking out government officials at industry summit, Fort Nelson First Nation signs LNG worker camp deal

A northeastern B.C. chief, that once galvanized province-wide opposition to LNG fast-tracking, just inked a deal for her band to profit from a coming frack boom

Shareholder starts class action lawsuit over Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster

Investors upset that company failed to provide facts about the tailings pond prior to the disaster.

Protesters march through downtown Vancouver to denounce Imperial Metals' Mount Polley negligence

The Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society led a rally today to protest Imperial Metals, the company responsible for the Mount Polley tailing ponds disaster which spilled 10.5 million cubic metres of...