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Consultation Continue on Surrey’s LRT Project

Light rail transit’s benefits and drawbacks still being debated by residents When the City of Surrey proposed a light rail transit system as its solution to the municipality’s inefficient transportation network seven years ago, it likely didn’t expect to receive such a passionate response. Citizens from the Fraser Valley to North Vancouver have come out... Continue Reading
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KPU, KSA Submit Copies of Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policies

KSA policy officially approved by Council, KPU’s policy still in draft form British Columbia’s sexual violence and misconduct policy, Bill 23, was passed during May of 2016, requiring all provincial post-secondary institutions to create a policy to address and prevent sexual violence and misconduct on-campus. In response, KPU has posted the first draft of its... Continue Reading
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The Runner Debates: Why Do Pipelines Get Approved?: Alyssa Laube

The benefits are politically smart, but ethically and environmentally dangerous Check out the other side of the debate here Surrey may soon accept a benefits deal from Kinder Morgan, the company responsible for the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The project was built in 1953, running from Strathcona County to Burnaby, and is expanding by 980 kilometres... Continue Reading
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KPU Business Students “Give the Gift of Light”

Under company Shaseux, proceeds from care products fund charity in Africa KPU Business Students “Give the Gift of Light” Under company Shaseux, proceeds from care products fund charity in Africa Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor As a sustainable, local, and charitable company, a group of KPU business students are proud to call Shaseux their brainchild. The... Continue Reading
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Surrey’s Film Industry Booms in 2016/17

Filming & special events representative predicts more success this year Last year brought great prosperity to Surrey’s film industry, doubling the number of permits issued to high-end productions like Supergirl. Arnold Schwarzenegger even made his way into the suburbs in 2016 to film a movie about a group of assassins out to murder him, Why... Continue Reading
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KSA to Attend Leadership Conference in Oregon

$7000 released for exec. team and others to participate in NWSLC The Kwantlen Student Association approved the release of $7,000, which will cover the cost of student politicians attending February’s Northwest Student Leadership Conference, on Jan. 19. The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon’s Benson Hotel from the 24th to the 26th, and calls... Continue Reading
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Construction on the DTES is Endangering Trans Sex Workers

Gentrification putting trans sex workers at risk, study by KPU prof finds Recent construction on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has endangered trans sex workers by forcing them into more dangerous and inhospitable locations. Criminology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Tara Lyons, contributed to a study published this month by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS... Continue Reading
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Artist Spotlight: Douse

Art rock trio’s new LP is a sentimental debut The title of Douse’s first full album, The Light In You Has Left, encapsulates the band’s bittersweet sound. Pensive and plodding, the art rock trio write profound songs often centred around subjects like relationships and personal growth. Where some experimental bands push musical boundaries to the... Continue Reading
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KDocs Will Be Screening Fresh Films this February

Annual documentary festival brings new content and structure in 2017 Some of the most topical issues of the year will be studied through documentary and dialogue at this February’s KDocs festival, running in Vancity Theatre from the 16th to the 19th. As it has since it began, the festival will focus heavily on social justice,... Continue Reading
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CFS Buys Anti-CFS Domain Names

In 2008 and 2013, 15 domains were registered under the Federation’s treasurer   After receiving an anonymous tip about the Canadian Federation of Students purchasing anti-CFS domains, Toronto University’s The Varsity conducted a reverse Whois lookup of the email address it@cfs-services.ca which confirmed that the tip was true. The search revealed that 15 domains were... Continue Reading
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Why We Can’t See the Stars

Light pollution is more dangerous than it sounds Earth and outer space lovers have been protesting light pollution since before the 21st century began. The push against excessive artificial light got its big break with the dark-sky movement, spearheaded by astronomers afraid of losing sight of the stars. Since then, the movement has welcomed activists... Continue Reading
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Canada’s Biggest Pipelines

CORRECTION: We initially reported the quoted value of the Woodfibre LNG Limited pipeline as $11.4 billion. The actual figure is 1.6 billion. We apologize for the error.   Developments from the 2000’s to-date The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association has laid claim to approximately 119,000 kilometres of pipeline—enough to circle the earth three times. Those projects... Continue Reading
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New Club Calls for “Compassionate” Eating Ethics

“Let’s Be Compassionate” club president welcomes all nature lovers Without being vegan-exclusive, KPU’s new “Let’s Be Compassionate” club aims to unite students with a passion for nature. That includes advocacy for plant-based eating and anti-factory farming efforts, which vegetarians and vegans may find themselves gravitating towards, but omnivores are welcome and encouraged to sign up... Continue Reading
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Kate Bird’s New Book Provides a Glimpse into Vancouver’s Past

A collection of images from the city in the 1970’s tells one-of-a-kind tale   CORRECTION: We initially wrote that there were 49 photographs in the book. There are actually 149. We apologize for the error. As seen through 149 photographs in Kate Bird’s Vancouver in the 70’s, life in the city four decades ago was... Continue Reading
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Frustrations with the Canadian Federation of Students Remain Following Annual Meeting

The KSA remains dissatisfied, but will continue to attend meetings in good faith The Canadian Federation of Students has partially addressed a list of concerns put forward by a coalition of their members, including the Kwantlen Student Association, at their national general meeting last month. Some members feel dissatisfied with the outcome of the meeting... Continue Reading