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Jenny Uechi

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

David Van Seters brings illuminating view of shared economy to Board of Change event

People packed into the SAP Canada building in Yaletown on Thursday night for a wonderful evening with David Van Seters,  president of Sustainability Ventures and pioneer of the "shared...

Academy-nominated "The Square" gives astonishing account of Egypt's revolution

A harrowing, inspiring look at Egypt's revolution which started three years ago on this day.

TransCanada gas pipeline explodes south of Winnipeg

The explosion happened around 1 a.m.

Enbridge pipeline in Ontario approved without public hearing; critic calls NEB claim "ridiculous"

An Ontario-based pipeline landowner's association representative raised questions over National Energy Board's quiet approval of Enbridge Line 7 with no public hearing and little notification of the...

Michael Ondaatje, Neve Campbell sign open letter supporting Neil Young's tar sands activism

After rock legend Neil Young's successful “Honour the Treaties” Tour, which raised more than half a million dollars to help the Athabasca Chipewyan challenge further tar sands encroachment within...

Genetically modified salmon in Canada?

A collection of environmental groups want a court to decide if the federal government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of genetically modified salmon in Canada. “This is the world’s...

Enbridge Northern Gateway undermining democratic process in Burns Lake Band, critics say

Ronald Charlie, a Burns Lake Band councillor and son of a hereditary chief, is composed but angry as he talks about the disruption that has swept over his community over the Enbridge Northern Gateway...

Kitimat settles on date and one long-winded question for Enbridge Northern Gateway plebiscite

Some councillors opposed the question, saying it was too confusing and long.

Open letter: union needs to back climate change protesters, not persecute them

Vancouver Ecosocialist Group has issued an open letter to the International Longshore Warehouse Union, criticizing it for offering a reward for information about a group of protesters who came to...

4 days remain to pledge to the Tar Sands Reporting Project on Kickstarter

If, 500 people pledge, even $1 each, before the campaign ends, we'll get a matching grant of $5,000.