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Jenny Uechi

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

Photo of tailings pond by Andrew S. Wright

Canada's campaign to block NAFTA's oil sands tailings pond probe slammed by critics

Canada and international environmental regulators collide over alleged oil sands tailings pond seepage into Athabasca River.

President Obama the last hurdle stopping Keystone XL

All eyes are on U.S. President Barack Obama, now that the Republican-dominatedHouse of Representatives voted 266-153 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.   And in a split...
Barack Obama and Stephen Harper

Canada needs Keystone XL pipeline more than U.S., says 'Shadow CIA'

Canada needs Keystone XL pipeline far more than the U.S. does, according to Stratfor, a private intelligence company also known as the "Shadow CIA".  Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office...

We're hiring: Executive Assistant for Vancouver Observer and National Observer

Observer Media Group [The Vancouver Observer and National Observer] is looking for an organized communicator to provide executive assistance  to the company’s CEO. Join our dynamic team and grow...

Canadian political cartoonists react to Charlie Hebdo shootings

Canadian cartoonists reacted with shock at the shootings that left 12 dead at the office of French magazine Charlie Hébdo.
Left: shooting scene. Top right: Charb, video of gunmen at Charlie Hebdo office

Deadly shootings at French satirical magazine Charlie Hébdo leave 12 dead

Under a cold grey sky, protesters in Paris defiantly raised their pens to show solidarity for Charlie Hébdo, a satirical weekly magazine that was attacked by gunmen Wednesday morning. Three...
banned IP

Great firewall of Ottawa: feds banned employee access to news site

A federal agency blocked public employees from accessing news at Blacklock’s Reporter using government internet servers, Access to Information documents revealed. Shared Services...
Kiwi Jihadi Mark Taylor

Canadian firm caught New Zealand ISIS jihadist's blunder on twitter

An Ontario-based open source intelligence research group, iBRABO, exposed a New Zealand ISIS fighter who was unwittingly broadcasting his location in Syria on twitter. Mark...
Naomi Klein photo by Ed Kashi

Naomi Klein on fracking, Indigenous rights and Canada's federal election

Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything, synthesizes much that environmentalists have been warning about the social, environmental, political consequences of climate change. Her thesis...
Photo by G. Couch

"The New Creation Story" by Andrew Beath a powerful read on ecological consciousness

A dense, information-rich book, Andrew Beath's The New Creation Story is well worth reading for people who are interested in the large scale shift that civilization is undergoing today as a...