Explainer: Cleaning up dormant oil and gas wells in B.C.

The province’s Dormant Sites Reclamation Program is now taking applications from British Columbian oil and gas companies looking to erase the environmental mark of dormant wells. The second increment of $50 million in funding gives eligible organizations in the industry from Feb. 8 to March 8 to apply for funding that could go towards cleaning... Continue Reading

KPU Sports and Recreation encourages staff and students to get active through Virtual Vancouver Sun Run

The Vancouver Sun Run will be held from April 18 to 30, where participants can run their 10 kilometres from wherever they like during the 12-day window. Even though the event will be different from the traditional Sun Run, runners and walkers are still encouraged to get out there and set a fitness goal to... Continue Reading

Explainer: The cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline project

Cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline project was one of U.S. President Joe Biden’s campaign promises. The pipeline, initially proposed in 2008 by TC Energy Corp, formerly known as TransCanada Corp and ConocoPhillips, was intended to span over 2,700 kilometres between Alberta and Nebraska to deliver 800,000 barrels of oil a day to the U.S. However,... Continue Reading

Documentary film festival KDocsFF 2021: ‘Resistance. Freedom. Justice’

Despite all the challenges throughout the process of organizing a film festival during a pandemic, Janice Morris, founder and festival director of KDocsFF, is proud to announce that the virtual event will run this year from March 12 to 21. The 10-day virtual festival is more than double the original length of the event that... Continue Reading

Upcoming KPU Arts Speaker event will explore the 'islandness' of Canadian regional politics

Kwantlen Polytechnic University political science instructor Dr. Valérie Vézina has long been fascinated with how islands and the people living on them are different from their mainland counterparts. In collaboration with her research assistants R. Georges Gardinetti, Deborah Hartendorp, and Joshua Green, the team is working to apply Vézina’s research on political “islandness” to the... Continue Reading
Air Canada has been recognized as the 2019 Airline of the Year by Global Traveler, the leading magazine for luxury business and leisure travellers. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Explainer: Travellers flying into Canada must test negative for COVID-19 before boarding

Effective Jan. 7, air travellers coming into Canada, ages five and up, will be required to test negative for COVID-19 within 72-hours before their flights, the federal government announced in a news release. The new travel measures were announced on Dec. 31, and are being put in place by Minister of Transport Marc Garneau to... Continue Reading

First KSA meeting of the new year doesn’t meet quorum

Council and staff members of the Kwantlen Student Association waited until 10:30 am to reach quorum for their Jan. 8 meeting, but the required number of people did not attend. The council members in attendance were Palwinder Singh, Ripunjot Kaur Brar, Ravinder Pal Singh, Mayur Gupta, Jeremy Law, Dhanwant Singh, Paramjit Singh, and Kiranjeet Kaur... Continue Reading

Explainer: The COVID-19 U.K. variant in B.C.

The new COVID-19 variant has made its way to Canadian soil, with the first identified B.C. case from a U.K. flight that touched down on Dec. 15. Ontario publicly reported its first case of the COVID-19 U.K. variant on Dec. 26, B.C. reported its first case on Dec. 27, Alberta on Dec. 28, and Quebec... Continue Reading

Blue light glasses seemed to reduce my eye strain despite fear-mongering sale tactics

As I’m sure, we all know: the pandemic has brought with it a lot of additional screen time. Almost all of my interactions now, whether they’re for work, for school, or for play, are done through a screen of some sort, and with that comes the end-of-the-day feeling that my eyes have transformed into wrinkly... Continue Reading

Explainer: The B.C. Recovery Benefit

Starting Dec. 18, eligible families can receive up to $1,000, and individuals can receive up to $500 from the B.C. Recovery Benefit with applications open until June 30, 2021. Promised during the provincial election campaign, and officially announced on Dec. 8, the benefit is rolling out during the holiday season to help families during the... Continue Reading

Explainer: Bill C-15, Indigenous rights and UNDRIP

Proposed on Dec. 3 by Justice Minister David Lametti, Bill C-15 calls for the Canadian government to begin the process of integrating the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into Canadian law. The bill does not necessarily call for making UNDRIP its own part of federal law, but instead calls for governments... Continue Reading
Experts believe that the COVID-19 pandemic will have long term impacts on city economies. (Wikimedia Commons)

SFU hosts online panel to discuss what the economy could look like after COVID-19

Upwards of 100 people tuned in on Nov. 25 to “Pandemonium: The Post COVID-19 Urban Economy”, a lecture series hosted by Simon Fraser University Public Square and Urban Studies. The pandemic has shone a light on the problems or issues that were already existing in cities that need to be addressed and improved, says Peter... Continue Reading

A look inside B.C. universities’ COVID-19 safety ambassador programs

In an effort to keep their students and staff safer in shared spaces, some local universities have created their own COVID-19 safety ambassador programs, where staff or students are trained to ensure precautions are being taken on campuses. The Runner spoke with Thompson Rivers University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of the Fraser Valley... Continue Reading
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Regional health orders could mean stricter and longer restrictions to come

Citizens under the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health authorities have been ordered to reduce travel and social interactions to try to quell the quickly growing number of COVID-19 cases. The regional health orders will be in place until Nov. 23. Affecting communities in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, the orders are targeting the... Continue Reading

October KSA Council meeting to be rescheduled after low attendance

Out of 19 voting council members, only seven showed up to the Kwantlen Student Association’s council meeting held virtually Oct. 30. Only two councillors, Ravinder Singh and Palwinder Singh sent in their regrets that they couldn’t make the meeting for health reasons, while ten other councillors remained unaccounted for. These absences were particularly noticed following... Continue Reading