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Jenny Uechi

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

Burnaby coal train derailment sparks questions about safety

Three CP Rail cars carrying coal tipped over and went off the CN railway tracks near Burnaby Lake on Saturday morning. No one was injured, but the contents spilled out, with some coal...

Amid deportation fears, Indigenous Lost Canadian struggles to gain citizenship

No birth certificate, no identification papers, no citizenship. A father worries about the future of his life in Canada.

Environmental groups sue feds over Northern Gateway pipeline

Five environmental groups, including the David Suzuki Foundation and the Wilderness Committee, are taking the federal government to court, claiming it has failed to meet its responsibilities...

Vancouver writer goes viral with "Gap Mannequin Project"

Former Vancouver Observer contributor Steve Venegas has launched a playful blog, the "Gap Mannequin Project", which has gone viral and was featured in tech news site Mashable on Wednesday....

Ethics Commissioner shrugs off conflict of interest in spy watchdog's Enbridge lobbying

Manning Centre and Ethics Commissioner defend Strahl in exchanges today with The Vancouver Observer.

Hill and Knowlton lobbying for Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline

In addition to top spy watchdog Chuck Strahl, Enbridge enjoys the lobbying services of Hill and Knowlton, an international public relations firm with a coterie of high profile clients and...

Shooting at Burnaby Cactus Club near Metrotown

A shooting at the Cactus Club near the Metrotown mall in Burnaby has left one man rumoured to be in his mid-thirties in the hospital on Tuesday. His injuries were not life-threatening and he is...

Climate protesters disrupt Harper's Vancouver Board of Trade event

Protesters infiltrate event to draw attention to Canada's climate inaction.

Trust fund for murdered Surrey hockey mom Julie Paskall set up at Vancity

Vancity Credit Union is accepting donations to help the murdered mother's family, including her 16-year-old son.

TransCanada buying up solar power to increase renewable energy clout

Calgary based energy infrastructure company TransCanada is buying yet another solar power facility in Ontario, in a bid to increase its presence in the renewable energy sector.  The Mississippi...