Bus stop at night

Berkton Bus Stop

This story is based on real events. If you think you may need help, please consider reaching out to one of the resources listed at the bottom of the article. Snowfall was something Berkton usually did not experience in early December. Yet, this year Berkton locals were surprised with heavy snow, huge snowdrifts, and stabbing…

Summer Nostalgia

Do you ever find yourself reminiscing about your childhood summers?  I do. There’s a picture in my head of when I was 12. My friends and I were walking back to the soccer field on a summer’s day, licking vanilla cones bought at a McDonald’s by the highway. The ice cream was our simple treat…

A forest fire

“This isn’t what we signed up for.” Two BCIT international students speak on the harsh reality of living here

THE FORESTS ARE LITERALLY BURNING Beautiful BC is on fire. Last year, temperatures reached 50 degrees Celsius and the province recorded over 1,600 fires. Karim Raafat, a BCIT student from Egypt, is deciding to go back home for the summer to experience more temperate weather. “We thought we’d get beautiful mountains, forests, and crystal-clear lakes.…