Jenny Uechi

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

Axe private energy contract, not jobs, say BC Hydro workers

Cut privatization, not jobs, a union leader representing workers at BC Hydro said after BC Hydro announced it was laying off 1,000 people in a bid to reduce proposed rate hikes and cut $800 million...

Half-and-Half project creates social justice through photography

With a bold new project called Half-and-Half, Vancouver-based photographer Joshua Hergesheimer plans to give back 50 per cent of the profits made from photographs to the subject that made the...

London riots: e-petition for stripping rioters of benefits gets 100,000 signatures

Over 100,000 people have signed the online petition to strip rioters in England of their government benefits and evict them from their government-subsidized council homes. The e-petition, started by...

Crack pipes delivered to addicts

As Downtown Eastside residents await the arrival of clean crack pipes at Insite, workers from the PHS Vancouver Mobile Needle Exchange deliver tens of thousands of clean crack pipes to drug users in...

London riots caused by "futureless youth" in UK?

The first fatality has been claimed in the London riots, while arrests have climbed to nearly 700, according to the Guardian.  The trigger of the riots was the police shooting of a young black...

Lost Canadians to take Canadian government to court, advocate tells war vets

As Lost Canadian advocate Don Chapman announced that his group expects to take the Canadian government to court over ongoing discrimination, a wave of approval went through the room of Chinese-...

Vocaloids pushing pop idols off the charts

I was listening to music blaring out of a friend's car one day -- a bland Japanese pop song with nondescript lyrics -- when I noticed something a little off about the singer.  The girl's voice...

UBC Bookstore renaming debate reflects drastic changes in book industry

What's in a name? When UBC Bookstore circulated an email about its plans to change the name to "UBC Central" in August, it set off a storm of negative feedback from both within and outside the UBC...

Spain dazzles crowd at Celebration of Light fireworks festival

Spain captivated the audience in Vancouver's English Bay during the second night of three in the city's annual Celebration of Light international fireworks competition. Its show, titled "...

Vancouver Pride Parade gears toward future

With the 2011 Pride Parade successfully wrapped up, Vancouver Pride Society president Ken Coolen talks about this year's parade and what to expect in the upcoming year.