Looking at the Class Action Lawsuit on behalf of Methadone Patients in B.C.

The B.C. government switched all Methadone patients to a cheaper and less effective alternative called Methadose in 2014. According to an article by the Globe and Mail, the new formulation was 10 times stronger, meaning patients only needed to take a tenth of the amount they had previously taken. An estimated 18,000 people were switched... Continue Reading

Confronting My White Privilege as a Polish Immigrant

Poland has a long history of experiencing discrimination, beginning with World War II when the country was divided by the Germans during their first invasion in 1939. They were divided by the way their citizens looked. Those with blonde hair and blue eyes were labelled as pure and of the superior Aryan race, and people... Continue Reading

Oppenheimer Park Tent City Cleared During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shane Simpson, B.C.’s Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, announced a public safety order on April 25 to shut down and clear out the Downtown East Side’s Oppenheimer Park or “tent city” camp over fears of COVID-19 spreading through the at-risk community. Simpson says “service providers and emergency responders struggled to safely deliver services... Continue Reading

How to Make Masks and Face Coverings from Home

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, people all over the world started wearing medical and N95 masks. Stores sold out worldwide after the virus was declared a pandemic, as people began hoarding hundreds of packs of masks. Hospitals even began to see shortages, and health workers across the country feared what would happen to them... Continue Reading

KPU Sponsors Annual Growing Room Festival

Room Magazine, Canada’s oldest feminist literature magazine, has been hosting the Growing Room Festival in Vancouver since 2017. This year’s festival, held March 11-15, is filled with many new and exciting events and activities. Attendees have the chance to take part in panels, workshops, movie screenings, markets and many more literary events in accessible spaces.... Continue Reading

Sam Stringer Receives KPU’s Distinguished Alumni Award at the Fall 2019 Convocation

Local designer Sam Stringer was offered a chance to showcase her collection in Vancouver Fashion Week just one day after graduating from a four-year bachelor’s degree program at KPU. Stringer has showcased two collections in VFW: One named Embers and Ashes and one named Vesuvius. The designer is now releasing her third collection, Reign, and... Continue Reading

A Few Suggestions for Other Places you can Learn About Election Issues

Tristan Johnston, Contributor Other than my casual intake of CBC and the Globe and Mail, National Observer is a somewhat underappreciated source of news. Formed in 2015, the National Observer was partially created to avoid the big oil money that was finding its way into other newspapers. This makes their B Corporation status notable, which... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Fleetwood-Port Kells

Annie Ohana The New Democratic Party  Ohana is a Surrey high school teacher, anti-racism educator, and Indigenous rights advocate. She promises to protect supply management and bring in more innovation for making the riding’s economy more sustainable. In addition, the candidate plans on setting up clean energy sectors and creating jobs where the riding already... Continue Reading

Where the Grass is Greener: The Impact of Growing Weed on B.C. Farmland

A recent bulletin released by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) of B.C. now classifies cannabis production as “farm use” on Agricultural Land Reserves (ALR), but the city of Delta fears new and more lenient regulations around cannabis growth will undermine the importance of local produce. In an interview with The Tyee, the Mayor of Delta... Continue Reading

B.C. Teacher Blows Whistle on Twitter for Censoring LGBTQ2S+ Content

Editor’s Note: “Queer” is a reclaimed term, once widely used as an insult, that has been adopted by many members of the LGBTQ2S+ community in reference to the “spectrum of non-heterosexual and/or non-cisgender people,” as written in QMUNITY’s queer terminology handbook.  Joseph Tong, a teacher at UBC and in the Surrey school district, recently started... Continue Reading

Essay Writing Services Don’t Make the Grade

Every student has been there. It’s the night before a big essay is due and the stress is slowly taking over. Sweat pours from your brow as you stare at a blank Word document and slowly press “next episode” on Netflix.  There are, however, certain services that claim to offer a way out for students... Continue Reading

Legalization Won’t Stop the 4/20 Protests

  This year’s 4/20 event marked 25 years of protesting cannabis laws in Vancouver. According to the event’s official website, the protest was first held in 1995 at Victory Square Park, but moved to the Vancouver Art Gallery just two years later. Back then, the event attracted about 1,000 protesters, but this year nearly 100,000... Continue Reading

Escalator Tax on Liquor Is the Government’s Way of Keeping the Lower-Class Poor

For the third consecutive year, an “escalator tax” will make wines, spirits, and beers a little pricier for the average Canadian starting on April 1. Up to 80 per cent of the cost of alcohol in Canada is due to taxes that are typically paid by the producer and then added on top of the... Continue Reading

Months After Legalization, Black Market Cannabis is Still More Appealing

The legalization of cannabis has not prevented Canadians from purchasing cannabis on the black market as the government had hoped it would. If anything, legalization has made cannabis being sold illegally even more appealing due to the variety of products being offered at unlicensed dispensaries and how much cheaper they are than legal weed. Still,... Continue Reading

Canadian Universities Should Consider Saying No Way To Huawei

The political climate between China and Canada has been tense since the Canadian government detained Huawei’s CFO,  Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver last December​. Consequently, Canadian universities are reconsidering existing partnerships with the telecommunications company. Many Western and European countries—including the United States, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand—have banned Huawei and ZTE, a similar telecom company... Continue Reading