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Jenny Uechi

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

Davie Street community garden photo by Daryl Mitchell via Flickr creative common

Greenest City Action Plan keeps Vancouver on leading edge, despite imperfections

Councillor Andrea Reimer remembers the days when she was executive director of the Wilderness Committee, and marvels at how different things look on the other side of City Hall. 
Ujjal Dosanjh (left), Mayor Gregor Robertson (right)

Vancouver a "progressive city" and needs progressive mayor: Ujjal Dosanjh

"Vancouver is a progressive city -- a progressive city needs a progressive mayor," said former NDP cabinet minister and federal Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh in his endorsement of Mayor Gregor Robertson at a...
Left: Richard Berman, right: Canadian flag

Canadian consulate belongs to group told by "Dr. Evil" to "win ugly" against environmentalists

The Western Energy Alliance includes over 400 members from the oil and gas energy sector. The Canadian Consulate appears to be the only government-related organization listed on the group's website.
Fraser Insitute board member Hassan Khosrowshahi, Fraser Insitute chair Peter Br

Peter Armstrong, Fraser Institute board members among NPA's big ticket donors

The NPA received 20 per cent of its funding through its president, Peter Armstrong, while Fraser Institute board members contributed generously, according to the party's newly-released donor list....

Future of Keystone XL pipeline hangs in balance with U.S. midterm elections

As Americans head to the polls to vote in the midterm elections, many observers say the results could decide the future of Keystone XL, a controversial pipeline proposal by Calgary-based...

NPA's Kirk LaPointe comments on his relationship with Kinder Morgan

NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe met with Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson discuss the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, he told the Vancouver Observer today....

NPA releases 60-point campaign platform, promising less expensive government

"We’re going to spend responsibly on the right initiative to ensure the city’s finances return to a healthy position by building a stronger economy," NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe said at a...

Former BC Hydro CEO calls NEB "industry captured", pulls out from Kinder Morgan hearings

A former BC Hydro CEO withdrew from the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion hearings, writing a scathing letter accusing the National Energy Board of "bias" in favour of pipeline approval...

NPA campaign promises would destabilize City's finances, Vision claims

Vision Vancouver city councillor and finance chair Raymond Louie said today that based on his "conservative" estimate, the NPA's campaign promises would add over $100 million to the city budget. "...

Barge carrying light diesel adrift on Beaufort Sea

A barge carrying diesel fuel is adrift in the Beaufort Sea, after it broke away from its tugboat during a severe storm earlier this week. The 134-foot barge was heading to Tuktoyaktuk in the...