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Vancouver Grocery Stores Will Soon Be Able to Sell Booze

Vancouver residents love having a drink with their dinner. Before long they’ll be able to pick up some wine while they grab the groceries. Starting May 1, new amendments to city bylaws will allow certain grocery stores in the City of Vancouver to apply for a liquor license. This new model does not, however, allow... Continue Reading

Find Time for Extracurricular Activities

Since graduating from Kwantlen Polytechnic University last year, I’ve come to realize that there is only one regret I have about my experience as a student: that I didn’t take part in more events and festivals while I could. Granted, I was spending about 90 per cent of my time in a windowless room creating... Continue Reading

KPIRG Should Continue to Pursue Litigation Against Former Employee Despite the Cost

So it’s happened again. For the second time in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s short history, a trusted student representative has been caught—allegedly—stuffing his pockets with tens of thousands of dollars that were entrusted to him by his fellow students. This time it was—allegedly—Richard Hossein, founder of Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group who—allegedly—stole over $110,000 in student-provided... Continue Reading

Surrey Should Look to Vancouver for Updating its Airbnb Regulations

A Vancouver bylaw that facilitates the regulation of Airbnbs in the city came into effect on April 19. The bylaw mandates that people who host short-term accommodations on the Airbnb website will need to obtain a $49.00 license before doing so. It also makes it illegal for people to rent out properties that are not... Continue Reading

Earth Day is Over, But Climate Change Isn’t

Growing up, Earth was always my favourite planet. The “blue marble” is home to endless kilometers of deep blue oceans, vivid evergreen forests, and golden deserts. But lately one thing had been made very clear: we are killing our planet. I personally didn’t have anything planned for celebrating Earth Day on April 22, though there... Continue Reading

Your Guide to Surviving Final Exam Season

Hurray, KPU family, you’ve survived yet another semester of classes! With summer just around the corner, I bet you’re eager to finally ditch the textbooks and enjoy all that Vancouver has to offer this glorious time of year. While the 2018 spring exam season has concluded, chances are you’re going to be attending KPU for... Continue Reading

The B.C. Speculation Tax Shouldn’t Impact Non-Speculators

The B.C. government has recently decided to make much-needed changes to the speculation tax it announced in February. These changes reflect concerns raised by several Canadians both in and outside of the province who would have been unfairly affected by it. Yet, in some ways, the changes don’t go far enough. The speculation tax is... Continue Reading

Canada’s Senate is Nothing but Dead Weight

The “Senate Question” has an answer, but it will surely go unanswered in our lifetimes. Last month’s near failing of the Cannabis Act, however, has reminded us that this institution is a dead weight on our political system. The Senate is designed to be a chamber of “sober second thought.” Unfortunately, when I was watching... Continue Reading

The U.K. was Right to Deny Lauren Southern Entry

  It seems as if Surrey-born “alt-right” political personality Lauren Southern has finally angered the wrong group—in this case, the government of a very powerful nation. While trying to gain entry into the United Kingdom on March 12, Southern was detained in France by border officials. According to the BBC, Southern had “displayed flyers saying,... Continue Reading

Free Speech Isn’t at Risk on University Campuses

The slow death of nuance can be exemplified by the last few years of controversy surrounding free speech on campus. We must first define what “free speech” even is, and it’s a little different in Canada and the United States than it is in other parts of the world. Generally speaking, “free speech” means that... Continue Reading

Feel Like a Foodie by Ordering Secret Menu Items at Grassroots

Whether or not you visit the Grassroots Cafe on a regular basis, you deserve to know about a few of the best dishes you can get there that aren’t well-advertised. You may have to dish out a few more dollars in order to try some of the following items, but it’ll be worth it. At... Continue Reading

Victoria City Councillor Should Say “Yay”, not “Neigh”, to Horse-Drawn Carriages

Not everyone in Victoria is on the horse-drawn bandwagon. Since 1903, Tally-Ho Carriage Tours has been recognized as one of Victoria’s most iconic sightseeing experiences. Tourists in Vancouver can also go on horse-drawn carriage rides in Stanley Park. I can’t imagine someone visiting either city and not being able to go on a horse-drawn carriage... Continue Reading

There’s No Shame in Using the Mental health Support Services Available to Students

KPU students are nearing the end of yet another exhausting school semester. Most will find themselves inching closer to their educational goals, which means completing the last few assignments, prepping for the final round of exams, and once again maintaining composure until the point where all that remains is to await the eagerly anticipated final... Continue Reading

Grown-Ups Can Be Creative and De-Stress with Adult Colouring Books

As children, most of us spent time passionately doodling in colouring books. Sometimes we coloured on those restaurant colouring pages with crayons that fell apart in our hands. We spent our childhood being creative while failing—or not even trying—to stay inside the lines. Then, as we got older, we became busy with cool adult stuff... Continue Reading

Discount Flights are Taking Off in Vancouver

Canadians love to travel. But due in part to our relatively small population and massive land area, domestic air travel in Canada is some of the most expensive in the world. Fortunately for us Vancouverites who are strapped for cash but still want to venture outside of the province, things are looking up in 2018... Continue Reading