A Message to Whistler Mayor: British Columbia Belongs To All British Columbians

Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden thinks Lower Mainlanders shouldn’t visit on the cheap In a recent interview with CBC News, Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden had a couple of complaints about some of the summer visitors to her little piece of our province, and she specifically singled out day trippers from my little piece of British Columbia.... Continue Reading

Plagiarizing Someone Else's Work Should Not be Tolerated in the Literary Community

Former Canadian Poet Laureate accused of stealing from Tupac, Maya Angelou When former Poet Laureate Pierre DesRuisseaux passed away in January of last year, he left behind a legacy as one of Canada’s greatest French-language poets in the modern era. That legacy has now been called into question. DesRuisseaux, who served as the Canadian Parliamentary... 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

Richmond’s Underground Food Market is a Too-Risky Business

Underground food markets and private kitchens in Richmond put consumers at risk with lack of health and safety regulations Something’s growing underground in Richmond, and it’s not just the vegetables. Like several cities before it, Richmond has seen an underground food market spread its roots over the last few years, giving community members easy access... Continue Reading

Decriminalisation Can Save Lives

Canadians should end the stigma towards addiction in order to fight the overdose epidemic In 1971 the U.S. government unveiled a wave of policies aimed at containing the propagation of narcotics like cocaine, heroin, and cannabis and minimizing addiction rates by deterring people from using through punitive enforcement. In the decades that followed, the effects... Continue Reading

The Politically-Motivated Censorship of Chelsea Manning is Wrong

The American whistleblower has lost multiple speaking roles and now is being denied entry into Canada Chelsea Manning is one of the most polarizing figures of the last decade. She’s been the target of both adoration and hate from the public because, in 2010, she leaked hundreds of thousands of classified military documents to a... Continue Reading

What Makes a Good University Instructor?

KPU instructors are at their best when they adjust to the university’s unique environment Picking a university instructor is almost as important as picking the classes you take. A good one can change your academic career for the better, while a bad one can have you dreading your weekly class. During my four years at... Continue Reading
The provincial government has issued a ban on trophy hunting bears in B.C.(RayMorris1/Flickr)

With the NDP Ban, the B.C. Bear Hunt Goes Exactly Far Enough

The NDP has followed through with their promise to ban the trophy hunting of grizzly bears. After this year’s hunting season has ended, on Nov. 30, the ban will officially come into effect. Most studies suggest that the grizzly bear population is safe despite their numbers being a little low. An average of 250 grizzlies... Continue Reading

The Logical Next Step: Naloxone Kits on Campus

KPU should follow other universities’ lead in making overdose prevention methods accessible for students By Braden Klassen, Photo Editor In an effort to prevent deaths due to opioid overdoses, Nova Scotia universities have begun to acquire Naloxone kits for inclusion in their standard first-aid kits, and are training students and staff on how to administer... Continue Reading

Decolonial Discourse: Trudeau Splits INAC in Two

Dividing INAC will not improve the quality of life for Indigenous Canadians Justin Bige, Contributor Where decolonization seeks the demise of colonial hydras, such as the department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Justin Trudeau instead splits one head into two. The Liberal government has divided INAC into the Ministry of Crown-Indigenous Relations and... Continue Reading

The B.C. Hotel Boom has Surrey Soaring to Unaffordable Heights

The forthcoming Civic Hotel is a 52-storey reminder of the high living cost of our city Ashley Hyshka, Community Reporter Rising 52 storeys high in Surrey Central, the $200 million Civic Plaza Hotel is aiming to be the newest crown jewel of the province. And so are the other 20 hotels slated for construction across... Continue Reading

Decolonial Discourse: The Stó:lō Kidnapping of Indigenous People

The Fraser River gold rush kidnappings are symptomatic of violent colonization Justin Bige, Contributor Stó:lō children used to be kidnapped for slave labour during the Fraser River gold rush of 1858, CBC News reported on Aug. 19. A historian named Keith Carlson found evidence that in that year an eight year-old Stó:lō Nation boy was... Continue Reading

We Should Show Understanding Towards Indian Students Coming to Canada Through “Fake” Marriages

Canadians shouldn’t judge international students trying to get an education here, even through arranged marriages Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Newspaper ads in India designed to set up “fake” marriages between Indian and Canadian students have recently been discovered as a method of bypassing the hassle that comes with paying international student tuition and maintaining the... Continue Reading

From the Editor: Juggling your time as a student is challenging, but worth it

Alyssa Laube, Coordinating Editor Every seasoned university student knows what it’s like to be crushed under the burdens of academic stress. Whether it happens an hour before an important exam you forgot to study for, during your first day on-campus, or right before you graduate, the best thing you can do for yourself is to... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: “Snowflake”: Pro

The word rightly describes a generation who cries before they are even hurt Neil Bassan, Contributor Read the other side of the debate here. The advent of the word “snowflake” as an insult is essentially a way of pigeon-holing the young adults of the 2010s as spineless, coddled, and emotionally vulnerable brats. That’s right—if you... Continue Reading