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Community shifts focus to help Ukrainian refugees coming to Vancouver Island

One third of Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homes due to the conflict, with an estimated 20 million people displaced within Ukraine, many of whom are unable to…

Victorians kept these local businesses alive during the pandemic

Two Victoria businesses spoke to the Martlet about the pandemic, local engagement, and the cruise ships docking in the city.

UVic nursing students call for change amidst staffing shortages

UVic nursing students are calling on the university and the provincial government to better support them amid staffing shortages on the island.

Markets, concerts, and events in Victoria this summer

Here are some of the markets, festivals, and concerts that people can enjoy in Victoria this summer. Keep in mind, these are only a few highlights, and there will be…

Ren Louie publishes first book “Drum from the Heart”

Drum from the Heart, the first book authored by Ren Louie, is a coming of age story about a nine-year-old boy who is gifted his first drum. Illustrated by Karlene…

UVic researcher receives $2 million grant to fund vaccine for syphilis

A University of Victoria microbiologist, Caroline Cameron, recently received an impressive 2 million US dollar grant from Open Philanthropy, a U.S.-based research and grant-making organization. This is the largest grant…

UVic student announces early bid for Saanich Council

On March 12, Basil Langevin held an outdoor event at Playfair Park to kick off his campaign for Saanich Council and the Capital Region District (CRD) for the October 2022…

Métis Nation announces purchase of land for Métis centre in Saanich

The centre will be used for housing, child care, and community gathering In November, the Métis Nation of British Columbia (MNBC) announced that they had bought a plot of land…
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Unhoused to deal with increasingly wet weather as climate change worsens

As climate change worsens, winters in Victoria will get wetter and wetter. Atmospheric rivers, like the ones the province experienced in November, are expected to become more intense. This is…