Three portraits painted by Elfrida Schragen

Local artist honouring women through online exhibit

Elfrida Schragen donates 40 portraits to Our Place to support their “Women in Progress” project Growing up, Elfrida Schragen didn’t have a woman in the arts who she looked up…

One-man Star Wars performance and UNO Fest show how artists are adapting and supporting the community

Like many things these days, the arts have had to adjust to a post-COVID-19 world. At the time of writing, B.C. is still restricting gatherings of over 50 people. Theatres…

What will the aftereffects of COVID-19 be?

It’s difficult to imagine what tomorrow will bring, much less what the world could look like when COVID-19 is eventually under control. What lessons will the world learn from this…

Joe Exotic or no exotic: the gaps in B.C.’s exotic pets legislation

With North Americans spending more time at home lately, more and more people are switching on Netflix to watch Joe Exotic in the hottest quarantine show — Tiger King. Like…

Recipes to get you through the pandemic

It’s not easy these days to pop down to the market just because your cookbook has called for an oddly specific ingredient. A few Martleteers have some flexible recipes to…

UVic-based research project aims to support global food sovereignty

The UVic-based research project “Four Stories About Food Sovereignty: Transnational Crises and Local Action” focuses on food security and aspirations towards food sovereignty in regions around the world, and the…
whistle buoy beer

Award-winning Whistle Buoy Brewing Company founded on sustainability and local connections

Since entering the Victoria craft beer scene in June 2019, Whistle Buoy Brewing Company has supported sustainable practices and local sourcing and has already won a BC Beer Award. During…

Moose Hide Campaign Day ceremonies offer solidarity with Indigenous women and children in face of violence

The annual Moose Hide Campaign Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting began at 7 am Feb. 24, expressing solidarity with Indigenous women and children in the face of violence. Despite…

Cheers! Victoria Beer Week returns with all-new libations

Victorians were able to quench their thirst with the return of the annual Victoria Beer Week, now in its seventh year. This year’s festival put on 20 events over the…

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