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Inspiring Women Among Us 2017: Women, Work, and Allies

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   From November 16th through the 29th, UNBC will host the third annual presentation of Inspiring Women Among Us (IWAU). This year’s theme is “Women, Work, and Allies.” As with past years, the event leads up to the Day of Remembrance and Action Against Violence Against Women, nationally held on December 6th, but also observed every year on the final day of IWAU in Prince George. IWAU centers around the tragedy of the Montreal Massacre in 1989, and seeks to celebrate women in science as well as the contributions of women in all areas of society. Last year’s events included panels on a variety of topics presented by women in the media (complying with the 2016 theme “Women, Media, and Masks”), films, and documentaries about the portrayal of feminism and women as individuals in...

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Limelight Quest 2017 Showcasing Local Talent

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 in Culture | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   Prince George is not necessarily the first place one would think to look for incredible stage talent. A northern city known best for forestry and service industries might not seem to coincide with aspirations for the arts, but anyone who has visited the Two Rivers Gallery or watched a production put on by Theatre Northwest or the Prince George Playhouse would certainly know differently. Adding to Prince George’s repertoire of artistic talent is Limelight Quest, a singing competition hosted by Dawn Boudreau since 2011. This year, the Quest begins with Preliminary Rounds starting August 7th and ends with the Finals on August 18th. Singers in the competition are of varying ages, but all are of great talent. Dawn Boudreau was raised in Prince George and is an influential teacher of the musical arts....

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Film Review: Wonder Woman

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Arts | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director When I sat down in the crowded theatre, ripped ticket in hand and a stash of skittles in my pocket, I’ll admit to feeling some trepidation. Would Wonder Woman exceed my expectations? All I had to go off of was a single trailer that foretold of a film that could fall anywhere on the spectrum of amazing to terrible. Would the film be, as I hoped, about a woman admired for her strength, who wished to save the world and chose to fight for it? Or would it be primarily a love story featuring a woman built like a goddess and a soggy man she pulled from the ocean in a tale reminiscent of The Little Mermaid? Would Diana, Princess of the Amazons be overly sexualized and sensual? Would she be allowed to lead...

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Prince George Pride Parade & Celebration

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Arts, Culture, News | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   On July 8, Prince George showed its Pride in full colour in the Veteran’s Plaza in front of City Hall.   The events of the 20th Annual Pride Celebration began at 10am and went into full swing after the 11am parade and continued through to 3pm.   Performers and volunteers garbed in brilliant colours proudly walked the parade route, smiling and waving and often handing out candy and free hugs. Escorted by a Police cruiser, The Prince George Pride Society led the parade. Hundreds of people followed behind, wearing or carrying rainbow flags, twirling rainbow parasols, or sporting face paints in varying colours. Wonder Woman made an appearance; as did Deadpool, wearing a sexy biker outfit and cheerfully taking selfies with anyone who asked. Multiple floats prepared by groups and businesses from throughout...

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UNBC Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy: Updates

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in News, Student Life, UNBC | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   In May of this year, UNBC enacted a Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy. The policy is a response to the instigation of Bill 23, put in place by the Liberals as British Columbia’s previous governing party. Bill 23 was introduced by Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver earlier last year. “The introduction of this act fulfills the promise by the Premier to introduce legislation along the lines of my private member’s Bill M205: Post-Secondary Sexual Violence Policies Act,” Weaver stated on his website in April 2016. Bill 23 decrees that: “A post-secondary institution must establish and implement a sexual misconduct policy that (a) addresses sexual misconduct, including sexual misconduct prevention and responses to sexual misconduct, (b) sets out procedures for the following: (i) making a complaint of sexual misconduct involving a student; (ii) making...

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