New Party Hopes to Capitalize on Surrey’s Changing Political Landscape

Campaigning for the 2018 Surrey municipal election is well underway and a new political party, the Independent Surrey Voters Association, has thrown their hat into the ring. This party includes members of the Surrey community from varied backgrounds and professions ranging from realtors to TransLink workers and anti-bullying advocates. The party didn’t put forward a... Continue Reading

Professors Who Are Arrested for Political Activism Have Limited Job Protection

Despite the recent court ruling against the Trans Mountain pipeline proposal, the controversy surrounding the project rages on. Anti-pipeline protesters continue to demonstrate against the project, and more and more people, including university professors, are joining the picket line to voice their frustrations. In June, Susan Lambert, a retired teacher-librarian for the Burnaby School District... Continue Reading

B.C. Beats Other Provinces in UFO Sightings

In the 2017 Canadian UFO Survey, B.C. has the highest percentage of “high reliable” UFO sightings among provinces with over 50 annual sightings. Out of the 128 sightings in British Columbia last year, nearly 10 per cent were categorized as high reliable sightings, which is five per cent higher than the national average. The information... Continue Reading
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Provincial Government Allocates Additional Funding for Students with Disabilities

Provincial Government Allocates Additional Funding for Students with Disabilities KPU will receive $75,000 for the creation and improvement of relevant programs Marcus Barichello, Contributor The B.C. government recently announced an additional $1.5 million in funding for assisting students with cognitive, mental, or physical disabilities. The money will be split among 20 post-secondary institutions, each receiving... Continue Reading
Parents brought their children to attend an address that Premier John Horgan gave in Vancouver 2017. Horgan spoke about the party's commitment to childcare. (flickr/BC NDP)

Parents Scramble for Affordable Child Care in B.C.

Four months before the birth of their first child, Julia Smith and her husband registered their names on wait lists for licensed child-care programs. Last November, after 16 months of waiting, the only change in their situation was their daughter’s age and the fast-approaching end of Smith’s maternity leave. “I’m on 14 wait lists and... Continue Reading
Jen Currin reads from newly published book of short stories titled Hider/Seeker. (Marcus Barichello)
Jen Currin reads from newly published book of short stories titled Hider/Seeker. (Marcus Barichello)

Hider/Seeker Explores How People Pursue and Avoid Spirituality

KPU creative writing instructor Jen Currin recently published a book of short stories entitled Hider/Seeker. Though this is Currin’s first collection of short fiction, she has previously published four books on poetry and has won multiple awards for her writing. “The collection works with characters who are spiritual seekers, people who are looking for some... Continue Reading
The BC Liberal party displays the typical contents of a disaster emergency kit, during a demonstration in 2014. (flickr/Province of British Columbia)
The BC Liberal party displays the typical contents of a disaster emergency kit, during a demonstration in 2014. (flickr/Province of British Columbia)

The Big One is Coming, so Be Prepared

When disaster strikes it’s best to have a plan. Preparation is key to keeping you and your loved ones safe, and handling an emergency is easier and less stressful when you know your role and have practiced what you need to do. The first step is to know the types of emergencies that could occur... Continue Reading