Feel Like a Foodie by Ordering Secret Menu Items at Grassroots

Whether or not you visit the Grassroots Cafe on a regular basis, you deserve to know about a few of the best dishes you can get there that aren’t well-advertised. You may have to dish out a few more dollars in order to try some of the following items, but it’ll be worth it. At... Continue Reading

Victoria City Councillor Should Say “Yay”, not “Neigh”, to Horse-Drawn Carriages

Not everyone in Victoria is on the horse-drawn bandwagon. Since 1903, Tally-Ho Carriage Tours has been recognized as one of Victoria’s most iconic sightseeing experiences. Tourists in Vancouver can also go on horse-drawn carriage rides in Stanley Park. I can’t imagine someone visiting either city and not being able to go on a horse-drawn carriage... Continue Reading

Bites for Kids Brings Food Kits to Inner-City Children in Surrey

Child food insecurity is a major issue in the Lower Mainland, but Bites for Kids, a KPU-based startup and social enterprise, is tackling the issue one food kit at a time. Bites for Kids was founded in January, when students in KPU’s BBA Entrepreneurial Leadership program began work on their practicum. Co-founder Braedon Campbell says... Continue Reading

Conservatives Fight for Trudeau to “Pay It Back” for Bahamas Vacation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has an expensive tab and the Conservative Party is making sure he settles up. In December 2016, Trudeau vacationed with his family in the Bahamas on the Aga Khan’s private island, Bells Cay. The trip cost at least $215,000 and was paid for by Canadian taxpayers. Expenses included providing the Prime... Continue Reading

Hit Snooze on Installing Sleep Pods at KPU

If you often find yourself in dire need of a quick nap while on campus, you’re likely in favour of getting a few sleep pods at KPU. BCIT installed two sleep pods in their Burnaby campus library as a part of a pilot project in July of 2016. The technical institute noticed that students were... Continue Reading

Your Guide to Valentine’s Day at KPU

If you’re stuck studying at KPU on Valentine’s Day, or you want to escape the harsh reality of being single, there are a few things you can do on campus—aside from crying. Then again, if you’re at KPU on the most “romantic” day of the year, that’s a valid reason to cry. For all the... Continue Reading

Post-Secondary Institutions Across Canada are Hiring More Female Faculty Members

According to an article by Times Higher Education, the number of female professors in post-secondary schools is higher than it has ever been, having risen by nine per cent over the last six years. The data, gathered by Statistics Canada, says that women accounted for almost 40 per cent of full-time academic teaching staff at... Continue Reading

B.C. Supreme Court Votes to End Solitary Confinement in Prisons

Solitary confinement has been practiced in Canada for decades, but due to a recent decision from the Supreme Court of B.C. it will soon be illegal to do so. On Jan. 17, the B.C. Supreme Court made a historic ruling by ending solitary confinement in Canadian prisons. The government will have a 12-month period to... Continue Reading

KPU’s Operating Grants Lag Behind Enrolment

Out of B.C.’s top five post-secondary institutions, Kwantlen Polytechnic University experienced last year’s biggest single-year drop in operating grants. According to an article by Business Insider Vancouver, operating grants—or funding that the provincial government provides to its public colleges and universities—at B.C.’s largest post-secondary schools have not been able to keep up with enrolment numbers.... Continue Reading

South Surrey Rubber-Producing Plant Isn’t Something to Worry About

Metro Vancouver issued a permit for Weir Canada Inc. to begin construction on a rubber-producing plant in South Surrey on Nov. 9, but local residents are uncomfortable with the manufacturing facility being in their neighborhood, according to an article by CBC. The rubber plant—which is situated in the Campbell Heights Business Park—will replace two other... Continue Reading

TransLink’s Double-Decker Buses are Taking Transit to the Next Level

If you’re tired of having to deal with overcrowding on bus rides in Greater Vancouver, double-decker buses are going to be your best friend. TransLink has added to its fleet of vehicles a set of new double-decker buses that will be travelling on overcrowded routes from Vancouver to Langley, Surrey, White Rock, and Delta. The... Continue Reading

A Pantomime Twist on The Little Mermaid

If you were fortunate enough to see The Little Mermaid – The Panto by the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society (FVGSS), you managed to be a part of a world of pantomime humour. The performance, based off of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale about a mermaid named Ariel, was showing from Nov. 23 to Dec.... Continue Reading

Hefty Fines Are Needed to Discourage Distracted Driving

According to an article by Surrey-Now Leader, Attorney General David Eby announced on Nov. 6 that the province will consider distracted driving a “high risk” offence, meaning that if drivers receive two tickets over a three-year period, it will cost them up to $2,000. Drivers will also have to pay their regular insurance on top... Continue Reading

Pull the Plug on Animal Retailing

Surrey is urged to enact a bylaw to stop the retail sale of animals If you are planning to buy an animal at a pet store—particularly a dog, cat, or rabbit—you may want to consider a few things first. According to an article by Maple Ridge News, Kathy Powelson, Executive Director for the Paws for... Continue Reading