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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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BC Provincial Election #TheClimateTalk

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Culture, News | 0 comments

Tierney Watkinson | News Director   As our next Provincial Election approaches, youth of BC are raising questions about the future of the environment, and asking voters to go to the polls with the fate of that future in mind. A video has been circulating Facebook featuring Canadian youth speaking to their families about the importance of voting with the issue of climate change as their main concern, as well as encouraging other voters to do the same. “Sit your family down or call them up. Have #TheClimateTalk.” The video was created by the Wilderness Committee. “The Wilderness Committee, founded in 1980, is a registered non-profit society with charitable status…Canada’s people-powered, citizen-funded wilderness protection group,” their website says. Over The Edge was contacted by Peter McCartney, Climate Campaigner for the society. “#TheClimateTalk came out of a number of conversations...

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In Remembrance of Richard Wagamese

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor There are days when the sadness of the world feels overwhelming. When this sadness comes knocking, it is never slow or gentle, it is a rough punch busting splinters to the floor. So I write. I journal, I poem, I story. A few days ago, we lost an incredible author. A teacher, a poet, a storyteller, a journalist, and a guide. I never knew him. I only ever met him through his work, and that itself threatened to blow me clean away. He was still publishing the last of his dozen books in 2016, Embers. His first book, Keeper’n Me, was required reading for First Nations 100. The book was published in 1994, the same year my brother was born. I was born just over two years earlier. I try to imagine the world...

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Misgendering at Service Canada

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor Two Service Canada locations in northern BC have come under fire for inappropriately dealing with clients who are transgender. According to Northern Pride Centre President Krystal Vandenberg, a friend of theirs was misgendered by a front end worker at the Prince George location of Service Canada. In discussing this, Vandenberg learned that someone else had a very similar experience at the Prince Rupert location. Vandenberg went on to create a video about the issue, and wrote a letter to the editor which was published in the Prince George Citizen. Over The Edge connected with Vandenberg over messenger to get their thoughts on the situation, how it should be resolved, the impacts that this behaviour has on transgender people, and how citizens can support their transgender community. In recounting this event, Vandenberg said: “My friend...

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EGM Analysis and Interviews

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in News, UNBC | 0 comments

Sam Wall | News Editor On Wednesday, March 22nd, the Northern Undergraduate Student Society hosted their Extraordinary General Meeting in the NUSC event space. The meeting was called due to a variety of concerning issues that were brought up at the NUGSS Annual General Meeting this past October, including the society’s debt, potential closure of the Thirsty Moose Pub, and decreased funding for Student Led Organizations (Clubs). As well, NUGSS put forth a motion to restructure their Board, and two students answered questions about a potential Oversight Board for NUGSS. The meeting brought passionate student engagement from across campus, with several students actively making comments and asking questions over the course of the long meeting. With the NUSC space filled with over 100 undergraduate students and other interested parties, NUGSS sat on a panel facing the audience. After calling the meeting...

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