Lockdown’s Green Effect on the Holiday Celebrations

It feels like it was just the start of the year 2020, and now we are already approaching its final month. Because of the threat posed by COVID-19, many luxuries involving socialization have been restricted or cancelled. However, that’s not to say that COVID-19 hasn’t yielded some, if very few, positive changes. For one, it... Continue Reading
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Regional Health Orders Could Mean Stricter 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

Canada’s Historical Problem With Sex Censorship

Ah, Canada. You don’t often censor film or print these days, but when you have, you’ve made some interesting choices. A recent blog post has revealed that Canada has ranked tenth in the top 10 countries with the most banned films, with 29 films making that list. Most of the bans have since been lifted,... Continue Reading

The Kardashians Aren’t Kool

Times are tough, the economy is struggling and people are worried about losing their jobs. Throughout the absolute shitstorm that is 2020, many people are worried about how the pandemic will affect their livelihoods. In a world where people are prioritizing their health and safety, celebrities like the Kardashians who once showed compassion over struggles... Continue Reading

The Upside of Practicing ‘Safe Six’

Update: New temporary provincial health officer orders for the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal regions mandate that there be no social gatherings of any size with anyone outside individuals’ immediate households until Nov. 23. Apart from being with immediate household members during COVID, B.C.’s Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry suggested over a public Livestream that... Continue Reading

Continuing to Support Local Governments is Key to BC NDP Fulfilling Election Promises

Following the period of time where B.C. will have a caretaker government, there will be a lot of work to do in order for the BC NDP to meet their election promises. There are many examples of issues and promises the party listed in their platform that will require them to work closely with local... Continue Reading

Why I Can’t Wait to Change My Clock for the Last Time

Pandemic or not, I still hate changing my clock. While this time switch gives us an hour head start on our day, it won’t be long before we change the clock back, and the awful annual adjustment begins again. Port Arthur, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) was the first municipality to enact daylight savings time in... Continue Reading

Just Keep Swimming

It’s felt like forever since lockdown has commenced. Parties packed with friends seem like something of the past. To simply chill with your squad is a desire that remains unfulfilled. Lockdown fatigue has affected us all. And with the second wave inbound, any hopes of things returning to the way they were remain distant. On... Continue Reading

When Halloween Is No Longer The Scariest Thing About 2020

My plan for Halloween was simple. I was going to dress up in costume, attend a house party, and down boozy drinks as I danced to Michael Jackson’s Thriller until the wee hours of the morning. Needless to say, that party was cancelled. However, one look at the abundance of Halloween parties on social media,... Continue Reading

The Importance of Remembrance Day During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be different this year. In B.C. we still have our restrictions on gatherings of people, and with cases on the rise, it is not likely that restriction will loosen soon. COVID-19 has stopped us from participating in many things this year, but we can still give our moment of silence and... Continue Reading

Opinion: The Self-Defence and Defence of Property Laws in Canada Don’t Protect You From Harm

Self-defence laws in Canada need to be looked at again. The laws were incorporated into the Criminal Code in 1892, the basis of which was formed by the authors of the 1879 report of the Criminal Code Bill Commission, which recognized a person’s right to defend themselves. In 2012 under former prime minister Stephen Harper’s... Continue Reading

The No Pet Policy Has Finally Been Removed In Vancouver’s Rental Housing

Earlier this month, Vancouver councillors Pete Fry and Jean Swanson put forward a motion to prohibit rental contract clauses which ban renters from keeping pets. On Oct. 15, the motion was approved. Now tenants with furry friends can sit back and relax as they caress their companion. Prohibiting these “no pet” policies can reduce pet... Continue Reading

The BC Liberals Have a Pride Problem

On Sept. 21, Langley Township City Council motioned to paint a rainbow crosswalk between the local RCMP detachment and the school board office. This would be the second rainbow crosswalk to grace Langley’s streets after one was painted in Fort Langley at Glover Road and Mary Avenue in 2017. While the motion ultimately passed, city... Continue Reading

Televised Debates Still Matter

In high school, my Grade 11 social studies teacher dedicated a 75-minute class to watching the 2008 Canadian federal elections debate. She was the only social studies teacher who felt it was important to apprise her students of current events. I remember uncle Harper, blue-eyed Duceppe, Liberal Dion, mustached Layton, and smiley May sitting around... Continue Reading

Misogyny Against Female Journalists Must End

Trigger warning: This article discusses subject matter related to sexual abuse and harassment, violence against women, and explicit language.  Miranda Fatur is a video journalist with City News Vancouver. On Sept. 24, she shared her story of being sexually harassed by two separate men while shooting a stand-up. One said, “F**k her right in the... Continue Reading