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The role of LGBT curriculum in schools

Weeks ago, the Langley School District issued a letter to students and parents detailing its intention to educate students about the rights of LGBT...

Modern voices of publishing event draws crowd, questions from students.

On Tuesday, November 7, the UFV College of Arts hosted Modern Voices of Publishing, a panel discussion which aimed to demystify the world of...

On Lotta Sea Lice, Barnett and Vile play next to, but...

Australian indie darling Courtney Barnett’s 2015 release Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit brought her a shower of well-deserved critical...

Framed! A local photographer’s quest to shine new light on the...

The sky above downtown Abbotsford has been overcast all day. As we pull up to the parking lot and get out of my car,...

Local comedian jokes about family life, fatherhood.

Stages throughout the Fraser Valley are well-trodden by the feet of many different performers: musicians, from avant-garde, to folk and punk have all shared...

Blade Runner 2049 is drawn-out, but impressive

Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to the 1982 sci-fi juggernaut Blade Runner is as grand as its predecessor. Aesthetically, viewers will find more of the original....

ArtHAUS at The Reach raises both funds and the roof

On Friday, October 27, Abbotsford’s Reach Gallery Museum hosted ArtHAUS, a Bauhaus-themed social gathering and fundraiser. The event drew a crowd of around 40-50...

1922 is probably not for you

1922, a Netflix original production based on a short story by Stephen King, feels surprisingly fresh, but falls short of moving beyond the clamoring...

Soundbite: Beck — Colours

In indie circles, Beck Hansen is kind of a god. The guy’s been around since 1994, and was hoisted into indie superstar status in...

Can Netflix CanCon correctly?

Online streaming platform Netflix announced in September that it would pledge to spend $500 million over a span of five years producing content in...