Jenny Uechi

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

Parvathy Baul brings exhilarating spiritual music to Vancouver

Parvathy Baul's musical performances are hypnotic. Standing with a drum at her waist and an ektara (one-stringed drone) in one hand, her clear, soaring voice seems otherworldly and divinely...

IGA locks workers out

The workers are members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union, Local 1518,. Attempts to land an agreement with the assistance of a mediator failed on July 27.

Nycole Turmel choice underscores NDP's commitment to women: Linda McQuaig

As a woman takes the helm of the NDP, during Jack Layton's leave, other women are applauding the party's choice. "I think Nycole Turmel is a great choice," said Linda McQuaig, a Toronto-based...

Vancouver Pride Week events schedule

Get your rainbow flags ready, folks -- Vancouver's Pride Week has officially kicked off.

Design Thinking unConference to bring no-holds-barred thinking process to Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Creative problem-solvers and innovators will be gathering at the Design Thinking unConference (DTUC) on August 19-20 at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design on Granville Island.

SkyTrain service interruption

Technical problems near the Stadium SkyTrain station caused major delays for passengers this morning during their commute to downtown Vancouver. The problem shut down service between Commercial-...

Lost Canadians: Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Committee silent on statelessness

"Neutral? How can he be neutral?" Don Chapman, founder of the Lost Canadians, an advocacy group for people who have lost (or were never granted) Canadian citizenship, expressed disbelief...

Capoeira in the streets: Slideshow

People on Granville Street watched riveted as members of Vancouver's Axe Capoeira performed a demonstration of their acrobatic martial arts on Sunday. Developed in the 1500s by African slaves in...

BC NDP's Adrian Dix blends fairness and eco-consciousness with desire to become premier

Adrian Dix, the popular MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway, strode briskly into his office, stopped to talk with staff, and sat  down at the table for a talk. He  flung one leg over the other and...

Greater Vancouver Bangladesh Cultural Association leader calls attack on UBC student in Bangladesh "inhuman"

"It was inhuman," said Abdul Kalam Azad, general secretary of the Greater Vancouver Bangladesh Cultural Association, of the attacks against a female UBC student by her husband in Bangladesh.  On...