Updating Gendered Language in BC and Beyond

If you haven’t heard the news, everybody’s favourite plastic potato is getting a rebrand. Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head products will be sold as just Potato Head in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head as characters will still be available for purchase, just sold under the brand Potato Head.  This news came as part … Continued

Canadian Anti-Bullying Charity in Search of Support

A recent press release suggests that along with the new school year has come an increasingly high demand for support from a national anti-bullying organization. BullyingCanada is searching for volunteers around Canada to ensure that their services be made available on a 24/7 basis, and they need volunteers to fill various positions.  To meet the … Continued

Unapologetically Canadian

Above: The Tragically Hip via rogersarena.com By contributor Jocelyn Dickson On August 20, 11.7 million Canadians watched the final concert of The Tragically Hip. Whether or not you’re a fan of the band, there is something to be said about the nationwide sense of togetherness this final tour seemed to create, especially at a time … Continued

Unicorn Chaser: Eyebleach for the fall season

After making it through the Federal Election Campaign—78 days that felt more like nine months, which is about the time it takes to grow a baby—I think we can all use a Unicorn Chaser. For those unfamiliar with the concept, Unicorn Chaser is a term coined when, after scanning social media and news headlines filled … Continued

Barbaric cultural practices

By contributor Sebastian Barkovic Conservatives are fickle creatures, especially around election time. One example is the new tip line they proposed if brought back into power. You must be thinking, “Tip line? What sort of tip line? Like drinking and driving, wild fires, illegal dumping?” Unfortunately not. I am referring to a tip line for … Continued

Wild for Bees

Above: MABR Research Institute summer students building the new pollinator hotel destined for the Kwalikum Food Forest in October. Photo coutesy MABRRI By contributor Chantelle Spicer To bee or not to bee? Everyday, people around the world are becoming more aware of how important bee populations are to our existence on this planet. We now know … Continued

Politics worth watching

In these times of political strife, I find myself longing for the comforts of home, wishing for the warm embrace of kinder hearts and gentler worlds. As the Canadian federal election campaign hits the home stretch and things get dirty, the American electorate throw their candidates into the trough to see who will emerge victorious … Continued

Voting for the “address-challenged”

As you may know, youth voter turnout in Canada has been less than stellar, with only 38.8 percent of youth voting in the 2011 federal election. While there are several reasons behind this—apathy towards politics, distrust in the government, or feeling as if they can’t make a difference—for some it is simply the hassle that … Continued

Vees down Clippers in Overtime

The Penticton Vees picked up their first win of the BCHL Championship. As the visiting Vees picked up a 2-1 overtime victory over the host Clippers. Tyson Jost scored the winner for Penticton just 57 seconds into overtime. Despite the loss in game three, the Clippers still hold a 2-1 lead in the series. The … Continued

Stem cell donor registration event in Nanaimo

By contributor Shari Bishop Bowes If there’s a chance you could save someone’s life, someone you’ve never met, would you do it? VIU Nursing students and Canadian Blood Services (CBS) are hoping to get a long list of healthy young adults showing up for a OneMatch stem cell donor registration event from 3 to 6 … Continued

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