Beer lovers unite for Vancouver Craft Beer Festival

Over 100 brewers come together to celebrate Vancity’s booming industry Walk into any pub in Vancouver, take a look at the taps and you’ll see an array of strange and unique beers most likely brewed somewhere in-province. This is a stark change from just a few years ago when all the average bar was likely... Continue Reading
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Vancouver passes cannabis dispensary regulations, draws ire from feds

Becomes the first city in Canada to regulate dispensaries With a unanimous vote by Vancouver City Council, the city will become the first in Canada to regulate dispensaries selling cannabis for medical purposes. The decision will see the city issuing business licenses to sellers that meet the city’s requirements. Vancouver is already host to nearly... Continue Reading
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KSA to launch ‘Get Out the Vote’ campaign

Upcoming project will encourage students to get out and vote in federal election Student voters could potentially have a huge impact on the upcoming federal election, if we can overcome our historically low turnout rates on election day. That’s why the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) is hoping to drive up voter turnout among KPU students... Continue Reading

KPU staff rally to keep continuous intake courses accessible

Proposed changes would have students paying more for Adult Basic Education. Proposed changes to KPU’s pricing model for various continuous intake programs could soon have students paying significantly more for Academic and Career preparation courses, domestic ESL classes and Adult Basic Education, unless instructors can change the minds of university brass. Up to this point,... Continue Reading

How to turn yourself into a bill-fighting superhero

Let’s get rid of C-51 once and for all. Bill C-51 is a terrible piece of legislation. It was drawn up in a ridiculously short time in a moment of national tragedy and fear, without the reflection or consideration required for legislation that seeks to provide a means of exemption to the Charter of Rights... Continue Reading

Sensible B.C.'s budding influence

The meeting is held in a housing co-op in East Vancouver on a sunny mid-February afternoon. People of all types crowd into the makeshift meeting room where, for a few of the latecomers, it’s standing room only. A humble beginning to a campaign with big ambitions.... Continue Reading

Video Game Logic: First impressions of Darkest Dungeon

Genre: Turn based dungeon crawler Release: February 2015 (Early Access) Platforms: Windows, PS4 (on completion) Writer’s note: Darkest Dungeon is an early access title and as such its content is continually being tweaked, fixed and expanded upon. What follows are my thoughts on the game in its current state as of March 4, 2015 and... Continue Reading

Culture around KPU

The Runner’s guide to culture centres south of the Fraser. If you know where to look, the communities around KPU offer some great arts and cultural scenes for anyone who doesn’t want to trek all the way down to Vancouver. The Runner has curated what we believe are the biggest and best hotspots for South... Continue Reading

The Mayor-elect: What’s Next?

Linda Hepner speaks about her win and plans going forward. On Nov. 15, after an exhausting campaign that spanned almost half a year, Linda Hepner became the next Mayor of Surrey in a landslide victory. Now, in the brief period between campaigning and taking office, Mayor-elect Linda Hepner was able to sit down with The... Continue Reading

Ottawa shooting used to expedite problematic legislation

Be wary of letting the tragedy reduce your rights. On the morning of Oct. 22 in the nation’s capitol, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau allegedly shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, an unarmed honour guard at the Ottawa National War Memorial. Zehaf-Bibeau then walked into the parliament buildings where he certainly would have taken more lives had it not have... Continue Reading

Review of Evil Dead: the Musical

Did DSR Productions’ tribute to 80’s gore deliver what it promised? By Joseph Keller [contributor] This October, Richmond theatre company DSR Productions reprised their popular production of Evil Dead: The Musical. The production is a musical homage to Sam Raimi’s cult ‘80s horror trilogy, and famously advertises its “splatterzone”—a portion of the audience that is... Continue Reading

Tandoori Kings of Comedy perform at Bell Centre

First in an annual series of stand-up shows. On Nov. 8, Surrey-based performance company South Asian Arts hosted the Tandoori Kings of Comedy at the Bell Performing Arts centre. Four well-known local comics performed in a hilarious night of South Asian themed stand-up comedy. Gurpreet Sian, Executive Director of South Asian Arts, says the show... Continue Reading

Alleged racially motivated vandalism hits Surrey election signs

South Asian candidates see their signs defaced. As the Surrey municipal elections kicked into full-swing in early October, an unpleasant side of the city quickly made itself known. A wave of petty vandalism hit mayoral election signs across the city, with the vast majority of defacements focused on candidates of South Asian descent. Surrey Mayoral... Continue Reading

Slam Poets represent KPU at Canadian Festival of Spoken Word

‘Slamapalooza’ makes semi-finals in national event. The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, an annual competition for spoken word artists, took place this month in Victoria from Oct. 13 to 18. Slam poets gathered there from all across Canada to perform and compete for their chance to become the number one slam poetry team in the... Continue Reading

Athletic therapy resources expanded at KPU

Department sees big changes with more access for Eagles. This past summer has seen major growth for Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s athletic departments. Among this growth is the expansion of KPU’s athletic therapy team, which is open to Kwantlen’s student athletes free of charge. The new athletic clinic is staffed by head athletic therapist Sarah Poole... Continue Reading