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Jenny Uechi

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

Experts weigh radiation risks in Japan

"The Japanese government has told people that the radiation levels from Fukushima won't affect public health, but is this true? Why are experts saying there are serious risks?" A Japanese reporter...

Japan nuclear crisis worsens and effects depend on wind

Japan's Emperor Akihito delivered a rare televised address, saying he was "deeply worried" about the deteriorating situation at the plant and a new aftershock has hit Japan, several journalists...

Experts say BC at low risk of Japanese radiation

Harmful radiation leaked into the atmosphere after a fire broke out at a damaged nuclear power plant in Northeastern Japan. Canadian nuclear experts and public health authorities say, however, that...

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council, Day 3

11:04 -- Meeting recessed. Mayor announces reconvening April 12th at 6pm.   11:00 -- Woodsworth says she wants to ensure that everyone at Edgewater keeps their "well-paying" jobs. She asks...

Libya conflict a chance for Canada to restore moral standing, UBC professor believes

UBC adjunct professor Hani Faris comments on Libyan conflict and Canada's possible relation to it. Is Libya in, or headed toward, a civil war?

Libyan oil seducing West into warfare, UBC prof says

Libya has the largest oil reserves in all of Africa, says Hani Faris, adjunct professor of the UBC Department of Political Science and President of US-based Trans-Arab Research Institute.

City Councillors ask tough questions on casino expansion

“I want to be clear that there was evidence of poor money policing in BC casinos, and that the BCLC was fined by FINTRAC more than $700,000. Is that correct?” Councillor David Cadman asked city...

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council, Day 2

10:20 -- Mayor Robertson says they will reconvene on Monday, March 14th at 6:30pm. 10:15 -- Woodsworth asks for more info about the 8% at risk of becoming problem gamblers. Carsley says, amongst...

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council

This live blog contains minute by minute coverage of the first night of the public hearings on the controversial casino-expansion proposal at City Hall. Read post from bottom up to get full event.

Canada Line co-developer SNC-Lavalin defends Libyan prison project

The developer of Vancouver's Canada Line comes under fire for a planned prison in Libya.