Jenny Uechi

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

Vancouver riot review: John Furlong's balancing act

The following piece was first published on August 2. The Stanley Cup riot review, which will be released today, is co-chaired by John Furlong. On the surface, no one seemed to bat an eye when former...

Deadline for disclosure

The deadline for disclosure approaches as IRS reaches into Canada to pursue dual citizens' savings and assets.

Citizenship Critic Kevin Lamoureux supports Lost Canadians cause

"The Liberal Party will change this -- I'll attempt to get Minister Jason Kenney to talk about the (Lost Canadians) problem," said Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, hearing about the struggle of the "Lost...

Rocky Mountaineer employees picket naked: photos

Locked out Rocky Mountaineer employees staged a "Naked Truth" protest outside of the company's office on Terminal Avenue this afternoon. Cars honked loudly as they passed by employees clothed in...

Disabled adults and families devastated by province's proposed group home closures

Lynette Pollard-Elgert remembers the shock she received four weeks ago when she was told that her developmentally disabled daughter, Rory, would soon have to find a new home. The group home in...

After the nuclear meltdown: inside post-Fukushima Daiichi Japan

"If I had a choice between vegetables from around Fukushima or from down south in Kyushu, I'd honestly buy from Kyushu." After Fukushima, the view from Japan.

Tax penalties on U.S.-Canadian citizens in Canada "outrageous," MP Don Davies says

American rules a "tax grab" on people living here -- and Ottawa should intervene, critic says.

Trevor Boddy on how to design Vancouver into a better city

"Vancouver thrives when it embraces its many origins, peoples, ideas and forms," writes urbanist and architecture critic Trevor Boddy in his manifesto, HybridCity. "Our metropolitan strength, the...

Former Canuck Rick Rypien found dead

Former Vancouver Canuck Rick Rypien, known as "Ripper" to fans, was found dead today in his Alberta home, according to the CBC. He was 27 years old. Rypien played for six seasons in the Vancouver...

Chinese blogger Guo Meimei breaks her silence

Guo Mei Mei, the 20-year-old Chinese blogger and aspiring celebrity, caused an uproar in June when she raised suspicions of buying luxury sports cars, designer hand bags, and going on business-class...