Jenny Uechi

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

Attack of the suburbs?

In the wake of the Vancouver riots, one of the uncomfortable questions that have surfaced online is whether youth from the suburbs -- Surrey, Coquitlam, Burnaby, etc. -- are to blame for the damage....

HST referendum package distribution on hold until Canada Post strike ends

Elections BC has budgeted $12 million for the vote, which could end up being more or less expensive depending on how many ballots are returned, an official there tells VO.

Caroline Macgillivray's Beauty Night on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

"Oh, you're so pretty," exclaims Theresa,  a short-haired woman as she greets Beauty Night founder, Caroline Macgillivray. Theresa throws her arms around Macgillivray in a warm embrace. "So...

Vancouver riot YouTube parodies: video

Vancouver riots are now the subject of a number of parody videos on YouTube. Particularly popular in China is Next Media Animation, a Taiwanese animation team owned by Hong Kong media group...

HST explainer

Now that Canada Post is functioning again, it's time to decide about the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).  Should you vote to keep the tax, or should you vote to give it the boot?  You may have...

Judged in the court of Facebook

Move aside, VPD: Facebook is not just a helper in bringing Vancouver rioters to justice, but is becoming a virtual courtroom as well. Since the Stanley Cup riot, numerous pages such as Facebook riot...

Vancouver riot clean up brings city back together

What made Ted, a high school student, come to clean up after the riots from yesterday's Stanley Cup loss? "Shame," he said, lowering his eyes. "We want to show that not all Canucks fans are like that...

Vancouver police blame anarchists and drunken youth for riots

Vancouver police chief told media today that the riots downtown after the Stanley Cup final game last night was started by anarchists and made worse by intoxicated youth.  "The rioters were...

Canucks loss deteriorates into mayhem

The stench of urine, feces, smoke and alcohol wafted in the air in front of CBC. Youth stood on building roofs, screaming "F-ck the Bruins!" Kids -- probably teenagers -- smashed windows of the...

Fans heartbroken, angry as Canucks shut out in Game 7

Vancouver fans watched in dismay as they watched the Bruins skate on the ice to raise the Stanley Cup in Rogers Arena.  The Boston Bruins shut out the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 of the...