Canadians Are in the Front Lines in the Protests Against Trump

We can’t forget that this is not normal Keely Rammage-Scott, Contributor Canadians have made it clear that Trump will not just be on the front cover of American newspapers for the foreseeable future. He’ll be on ours as well. In the few short weeks of his presidency, Trump has already begun to repeal Obamacare, and... Continue Reading

Stay Mad About the Death of Electoral Reform

When it comes to politicians abandoning election promises, time should not heal all wounds Braden Klassen, Contributor When the federal government officially announced that it was breaking a steadfast campaign promise by abandoning its efforts towards facilitating electoral reform, Canadians reacted in delight and dismay, but mostly in disinterest. Those who were upset by the... Continue Reading

Blackstock Says No to Bribe from INAC

There’s no such thing as just a gift Justin Bige Renowned Indigenous children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock knows well enough not to fall for an obvious bribe, even if it’s offered by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). A $149,000 donation by INAC was rejected by The First Nations Child and Family Services Society (FNCFSP) when... Continue Reading

The Great White Terror

Xenophobia has caused Canadians to turn a blind eye to domestic hate groups Braden Klassen, Contributor. In 2015, The Toronto Star obtained declassified CSIS files indicating that white-supremacist ideologies were linked to more “lone-wolf” acts of terrorism than any other hate group or terrorist organization in Canada. Yet the public’s awareness of these groups was... Continue Reading

TransLink is Finally Addressing their Outdated Fare Structure

If you feel the fare isn’t fair, you can help them overhaul the system Braden Klassen, Contributor The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority—known to most by their brand name TransLink—has provided a myriad of indispensable transit-related services for the population of the Metro Vancouver area. However, in the years since its formation, the transit... Continue Reading

Whatever You Do, Dodge the Flu

Avoid germ warfare with these simple flu-season safety tips. Paula Aguilar Headaches, watery eyes, sweats, chills, upset stomachs—no, I’m not talking about falling in love. I’m talking about influenza season. It’s an agonizing period, and most would do anything to avoid it. Here are some tips and home remedies to help you get through this... Continue Reading

Deceitful, Divisive, Dollar-Bound: Politics as Usual in B.C.

Depth of Christy Clark’s pockets made it difficult for her supporters to justify their support Even if you’re generally apathetic about provincial politics in B.C., there is still a good chance that you heard “stipend”, “turned down”, and “Christy Clark” being thrown around in the news lately. You would not be incorrect to say that... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: Why Do Pipelines Get Approved?: Alyssa Laube

The benefits are politically smart, but ethically and environmentally dangerous Check out the other side of the debate here Surrey may soon accept a benefits deal from Kinder Morgan, the company responsible for the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The project was built in 1953, running from Strathcona County to Burnaby, and is expanding by 980 kilometres... Continue Reading

The Runner Debates: Why Do Pipelines Get Approved?: Tristan Johnston

Politicians weigh the benefits against the costs, and take a risk   Check out the other side of the debate here In a poll conducted last September, about half of B.C. opposes the construction of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, while about half approve. Obviously pipelines are an extremely controversial issue in Canada, so why are... Continue Reading

Say “Oui” to Bilingualism

Language acquisition is an essential skill, which is why French schooling is so vital in Canadian education. Learning a new language is empowering. It expands your ability to communicate with other people around the world, and it helps to hone your creativity and mental flexibility. One of my earliest childhood memories is of watching the... Continue Reading

Trump Vs. the Media

Buzzfeed News was right to publish allegations against Donald Trump, but doing so may have backfired for the media as a whole Of all the worrying aspects of Donald Trump’s early days as President, his relationship with the press might be the most terrifying. Before and since winning the White House, Trump has taken every... Continue Reading

Don’t Make the Mistake of Underestimating Kevin O’Leary

An introduction to the man who wants to be Canada’s Trump   As the 45th President of the United States moves into the White House, the shock of Trump’s electoral victory has, for many of us, yet to fully wear off. Here in Canada the Conservative Party is already flirting with the possibility of selecting... Continue Reading

From the Editors: The Runner needs you

Ever since our founding in 2009, the Polytechnic Ink Publishing Society—which funds The Runner and Pulp, and which all current students are members of—has been operating on a budget of $0.75 per credit. With your vote, we’d like to increase this number by 20 cents per credit. Hypothetically, if you’re taking four courses when the... Continue Reading

Runner Run-Down: Don't Groan Over Your Student Loan

Important info to consider when signing up for debt Paula Aguilar, Contributor Considering the price of university tuition, coupled with the ever-rising cost of living in the province, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for B.C. students to be able to afford postsecondary education without the help of a Student Loan. This somewhat faustian agreement with a... Continue Reading

Why We Can’t See the Stars

Light pollution is more dangerous than it sounds Earth and outer space lovers have been protesting light pollution since before the 21st century began. The push against excessive artificial light got its big break with the dark-sky movement, spearheaded by astronomers afraid of losing sight of the stars. Since then, the movement has welcomed activists... Continue Reading