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Jenny Uechi

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

Hupacasath First Nation member Brenda Sayers

Hupacasath First Nation puts China on notice over FIPA

The Hupacasath First Nation put the Chinese government on notice today, stating it does not acknowledge the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) ratified by...
Vision Vancouver city council candidate Niki Sharma

Vision candidate Niki Sharma strives to make history as first South Asian woman on city council

A month from now, Vision Park Board member Niki Sharma could make history in the municipal election -- if elected, she would be Vancouver's first South Asian woman on city council.  As...
Photo of Oppenheimer Park protest in June by Valentina Ruiz Leotaud

Dead body found at Oppenheimer Park

A man was found dead on the day of the court-ordered eviction of Oppenheimer Park.
Left: Keystone XL opponents, right: Keystone XL supporters

U.S. mid-term election rekindles Keystone XL debate

The controversial Keystone XL project, a proposed 1,897 km pipeline that would carry oil sands bitumen from Alberta to refineries in the Gulf Coast, is back at the top of the U.S....
Students from SD College in Chandigarh with UFV representative

Premier announces scholarships to encourage student exchange between India and Canada

Premier Christy Clark announced funding for 20 scholarships, worth a total of $50,000, to support and encourage the two-way exchange of students between the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV...

Ryan Sidhoo's "Welcome to Fairfax" makes brave new TV series for the cord-cutting generation

Nobody watches TV anymore.   Not quite like the old days. Think about the last time you watched a regularly scheduled broadcast network TV show. You probably had a laptop and cell-phone...
Postmedia newspapers (left) Sun News Network's Ezra Levant (right)

Postmedia buys Sun Media newspapers to control huge chunk of Canadian media

If the deal goes through, Postmedia will control nearly every English-language daily newspaper in Canada that isn't based in Toronto.

Citizens' constitutional challenge to NEB Kinder Morgan hearings to move to federal court

The NEB rejected a motion from landowners, academics, businesspeople and environmentalists challenging its restrictions on public participation on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline today....
Naveen Girn photo by Jenny Uechi

Naveen Girn wants to bring diverse voices to Vancouver politics

Community engagement isn't just a talking point for Vision Park Board candidate Naveen Girn. It's something he lives daily, as a noted local historian and curator, as well as a former...

First Nation groups condemn federal government's "indefensible attack" on Indigenous rights at UN meeting

First Nations groups are expressing outrage at the Canadian government's stance toward Indigenous rights, expressed at a United Nations forum on Indigenous rights. "It is deeply concerning......