Jenny Uechi

Jenny Uechi is Managing Director of Observer Media Group.  She is Managing Editor of National Observer.

Comedian Maz Jobrani brings stereotype-smashing jokes to Vancouver

"Every time they show us on TV, they always show the crazy guy burning a flag, going, 'Death to America!'" joked Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani in a stand-up routine. "Just once, I...

Generation social media

A large crowd packed into the Alice McKay Room at the downtown Vancouver Public Library last night for #NETCulture: Stories of Culture and Diversity in Social Media. The forum featured talks by...

Japanese government not giving "straight story" on dumping radioactive water into ocean, physician says

“We’re not getting the straight story from the government,”  Jeff Patterson, past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said about Japan's dumping of radioactive water from a quake-...

Libyan conflict increases US dependence on Canada's oil

The Libyan conflict increases America's attention on "the potential for Albertan oil," Deborah Jaremko, editor-in-chief of the Oilsands Review said today. The oil sands produce over $1.5 million...

No coalition with NDP, Michael Ignatieff insists

"No coalition with anybody. We want to elect a Liberal government -- nothing else," Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff told The Vancouver Observer yesterday during a talk at Langara College last...

Oil lobbyist in Harper government like "fox in charge of henhouse," environmentalist says

"It's like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse," said Dogwood Initiative director Will Horter about Harper's former senior policy advisor Bruce Carson, who is currently under an RCMP...

Japanese radiation impact hits local importers and specialty food stores

Bob Matsuyama, owner of Angel Seafoods, a major Vancouver-based distributor of Japanese seafood and food supplies, says the radiation scare in Northeastern Japan could affect the foods that Canadians...

One Canadian not leaving Japan despite radiation dangers

Despite the turmoil in Japan with the threat of nuclear fallout at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, one Canadian residing in Japan says he isn't ready to flee. "I’ve been keeping an eye on the...

Libya's ceasefire call sparks skepticism

“Libya's ceasefire might indicate that Gaddafi realizes he might have to find a way out, but I don't really believe him,” said Doug McArthur, a policy expert at Simon Fraser University. “Hilary...

Canadian government evacuates Canadians from Fukushima Daiichi radiation zone

As Czech, French, and US planes flew into Japan today to evacuate nationals, Canada sent buses to take Canadians away from radiation-threatened areas in northeastern Japan. But Canada has stopped...