Jenny Uechi

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

Air Canada flight attendants serve strike notice

The Air Canada labour dispute goes on, despite threats from the Harper administration that workers would be legislated back to work if they decided to go on a strike. Now, flight attendants could be...

Steve Jobs dead at 56

Apple co-founder and ex-CEO Steve Jobs has died, according to a statement released by the company on Wednesday. He was 56 years old. The announcement comes shortly after the launch of the iPhone 4S,...

Asian investors continue to drive home prices higher in Vancouver, real estate agent says

Royal LePage released a study today showing how Canadian home prices remained high, with Vancouver homes nearly triple the national average. As outlined in a previous article, Asian investors were a...

Amanda Knox to be freed: "poor black guy" takes the fall?

Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, have been cleared of guilt in the 2007 murder and sexual assault of British student Meredith Kercher. After an emotional 11-month...

Stephen Harper suffers defeat, as Supreme Court rules Insite can stay open

Insite, Vancouver's controversial safe injection site, can stay open after a ruling by Canada's top court on Friday. Despite repteated attempts by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to shut down the...

Maple Batalia gunned down at SFU: Father suspects 'unrequited love' to be cause

B.C. lost another young woman to violence, this time on a university campus. Maple Batalia, a 19-year-old actress, was found at about 1 a.m. with several gunshot wounds near an entrance to the...

Shelter dogs are good dogs. Come meet some downtown this weekend.

Why is it that dogs from the shelter get a bad reputation? Often abused or neglected, shelter dogs are treated as dogs with behavioral problems, even though most of them ended up in shelters through...

Vladimir Putin to run for presidency in 2012

Vladimir Putin is back, and he's hoping to return for a third term of presidency in 2012. Addressing the United Russia party's annual congress, Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev said that they...

British Columbians urged to pipe up about Enbridge Northern Gateway project

British Columbians have a crucial opporutnity to speak up about the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, says Victoria-based environmental group Dogwood Initiative.  "This is about...

Canadian rock band hopes to sell off Tea Party web domain for $1 million

Remember The Tea Party? The Canadian rock band, which rose to fame during the mid-90s, is mulling over selling its website domain to the  right-wing U.S. political movement of the same name....