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UVic students scared, struggling to find reliable health care amid family doctor shortage 

According to Statistics Canada, 17 per cent of British Columbians were without regular health care providers in 2021. In Greater Victoria this number is even higher. Just over 24 per…
"TikTok made my buy it" table at Bolen Books. Photo by Maya Linsley.

Viral books: BookTok’s impact on the business of books

In October 2020, young adult novelist Gabrielle Prendergast made a TikTok account. Its initial purpose was to celebrate an unexpected success: her novel, Zero Repeat Forever, was hitting top charts…

Students and faculty outraged by recommendation to suspend the Human Dimensions of Climate Change program

In early March, just as final papers and exams began to loom, students and faculty of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change (HDCC) program at the University of Victoria (UVic)…
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“I have been truly touched by the love”: UVic community responds to Ukraine invasion

On Sunday, Feb. 6, a small crowd of people dressed in yellow and blue gathered in Centennial Square in solidarity and support of Ukrainian sovereignty. The rally was part of…
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“We’ve all got tired of fighting the system”: Charges dropped, no UVic investigations for students’ sexual assault cases

This story contains discussion of sexualized violence, including physical abuse and sexual assault. She met him in a typical way. They matched on a dating app, the sparks fizzled, and…
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Escaping the heat without housing: How Victoria’s unhoused fared in the heat dome

Ross Turchyn woke up to see his thermometer reading at 29°C. It was late June, around 7 a.m. The sun had not yet reached his tent.
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“It’ll get worse before it gets better”: The overdose crisis in 2021

Dave Keebler is a father, a son, a mentor, and an educator. He is also an ex-heroin addict. Keebler spends his days working for SOLID Outreach in Victoria, assisting drug…
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Meet your federal election candidates and the parties they represent

With the 2021 election on the horizon, the Martlet spoke to the candidates for the Victoria and Saanich—Gulf Islands areas. We asked candidates what made them run, what their priorities…
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In the language of our ancestors

The Southern Michif class I attended through Zoom this summer was part of the Métis Nation Greater Victoria’s language program. The program began three years ago when their former president…
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Repatriation and racism at the Royal BC Museum

“To the community, via the museum, we’re appointed to caretake these treasures on behalf of o