Flooding, Climate Change Cause for Concern in Fraser Valley

Highly politicized environmental issues paint a bleak picture Neil Bassan, Contributor According to a report provided by the Fraser Valley Regional District and the B.C. Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative, a major flood in the eastern half of the Lower Mainland would result in agricultural losses that exceed $1 billion.   As agriculture production... Continue Reading

Women’s Collective Consults with KPU on Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy

Recommendations made before public posting draws to a close Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor KPU’s recently published Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy draft has been viewable by the KPU community on the university’s policy blog since Jan. 31. On the blog, viewers are encouraged to provide their feedback to policies that are in development via comment... Continue Reading

Car2go to suspend Langley and Cloverdale campus service

Surrey in need of greater use to justify service Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor Ride sharing service Car2go is discontinuing service on both Langley and Cloverdale campuses at Kwantlen polytechnic University. Service will remain at the Richmond location, as well as Surrey campus. Usage at Richmond campus remains standard, while Surrey campus usage is on the... Continue Reading

Activists Debate the VPD’s Role in Vancouver Pride Parade

Vancouver Police Department seeks to work with community partners Jesse Pottinger   In response to a push by Black Lives Matter to remove uniformed police from the Vancouver Pride Parade, a group of Vancouver’s veteran LGBTQ2+ activists submitted a counter-petition to the Vancouver Pride Society on Feb. 12. It raises concerns that the removal of... Continue Reading

What to Expect with KPU’s Upcoming Fifth Campus

Plans expanded to make Civic Plaza a full sized campus Joseph Keller, Web Editor With major renovations being made to KPU Surrey’s Spruce building, it’s easy to forget about the institution’s soon-to-be fifth campus, which is currently under construction in Surrey Central. The campus is part of a massive building project at 3 Civic Plaza,... Continue Reading

KSA Office Broken Into on Feb. 28

While no valuables were stolen, security will increase Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor A crime was believed to be committed on KPU’s Surrey campus on Feb. 28 when burglars broke into the Kwantlen Student Association office. A window in the Grassroots Cafe was smashed at approximately 5:00 that morning, and by the time the security team... Continue Reading

The CFS, BCFS, and KSA Butting Heads

Division, separation, and fees between three parties are on the rise Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor While the Kwantlen Student Association was fighting in court last year to leave the British Columbia Federation of Students, the BCFS announced its split from the Canadian Federation of Students. The KSA represents students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, whereas both... Continue Reading

WOOW Gets a FaceLIFT

KPU’s women’s collective is being rebranded this spring Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor With the name Women Organizing Opportunities for Women, the perception of KPU’s feminist collective was scattered. Some wondered if it offered job opportunities or planned community events for self-identified women. Others saw it for what it was—an on-campus feminist club—or conversely, weren’t aware... Continue Reading

Waiting for Vancouver’s Housing Bubble to Burst? Don’t Hold Your Breath

Despite lower prices, the Lower Mainland’s real estate slump predicts little for the future Neil Bassan, Contributor Home sales in Vancouver have plunged 40 per cent over the last 12 months. In the face of low mortgage rates, average residential prices are also beginning to see a drop after years of steady growth. In addition,... Continue Reading

Nine of 14 Conservative leadership candidates debate in Vancouver

Topics included taxation, housing, and international relations Tristan Johnston, Coordinating Editor & Joseph Keller, Web Editor As the 2019 federal election inches ever closer, the Conservative Party of Canada is searching for it’s new direction. The party is currently at a crossroad after the departure of Stephen Harper who led them for eleven years, nine... Continue Reading

Over $800,000 in Federal Funds Given to Surrey to Improve the City’s Cultural Infrastructure

Surrey Museum, Fusion Festival, and Old Anniedale School will be recipients of the funding Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the federal government has put aside $822,269 for infrastructure development in Surrey. The money has been allocated for three purposes: the expansion of the Surrey Museum, events at the Surrey Fusion... Continue Reading

$22 Million Invested for Spruce Building Renovations

Building to receive major overhaul with funds from provincial and federal governments Joseph Keller, Web Editor A $22 million joint investment by the provincial and federal governments will allow Kwantlen Polytechnic University to begin work on a major overhaul of the Spruce building, which hosts the Surrey campus’ fine arts and science facilities. Construction will... Continue Reading

KSA to Propose Three-Year Plan, Continuation of Honorariums, and New Internal Committee At Upcoming AGM

Proposals will be discussed at Council meeting on Feb 17 before AGM at the end of March Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor The Kwantlen Student Association is striving to make several changes to their bylaws during their 2017 annual general meeting, tentatively scheduled for March 30. In order to alter the bylaws, at least 200 students... Continue Reading

KPU’s Environmental Protection Technology Program Receives Official Accreditation

Accreditation means greater access to employment opportunities for students Braden Klassen, Contributor Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Environmental Protection Technology (EPT) program was granted an official accreditation from the Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) organization on Jan. 12. The TAC is a national not-for-profit body that consults with, audits, and oversees the accreditation of engineering technology and applied... Continue Reading

KSA Hires New Policy and Affairs Coordinator

Nicki Simpson the first to fill the position in six months Alyssa Laube, Associate Editor After nearly six months with the position remaining vacant, the Kwantlen Student Association has hired a new policy and political affairs coordinator, Nicki Simpson. The last policy and political affairs coordinator left in August of 2016 after finding another job... Continue Reading