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International students face confusion and hefty overdue bills following MSP raise

International students are facing almost $1 000 in overdue notices from Revenue Services of British Columbia, for charges they thought would be wiped out when premiums were eliminated for B.C.…
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Your guide to B.C.’s new restrictions: Students can still travel home, but no socializing outside of your “core bubble”

For many students the thought of a travel ban is a cause of concern, particularly for those hoping to return home for the holidays. Though B.C.’s newest COVID-19 regulations place…
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Facebook made over $1.3 million on the B.C. election, with Liberals spending more than double NDP

As the mail-in ballots are counted and the election signs are taken down, political parties’ Facebook ads will disappear from British Columbians' feeds. Collectively, the top three parties' Facebook pages,…
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Platform promises: How the parties in the B.C. election stack up

With a provincial election fast approaching on Oct. 24, B.C.’s parties have been busy making a lot of campaign promises. While parties compete for voters’ favour, polls estimate that the…
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Everything you need to know about voting in B.C.’s upcoming election

Do you know how to register? Does mail-in voting confuse you? Are you wondering how the pandemic will affect voting? Not to fear, the Martlet is here to answer all…
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Fairy Creek blockade still going strong in efforts to protect old-growth forest

Province has agreed to protect over 350 000 acres of old-growth forest but protesters want to see moratorium on logging of B.C.’s ancient trees About 30 minutes northeast of Port…
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B.C. government breaks ground on two new UVic residence buildings

New residence buildings will provide nearly 800 beds On Monday morning, representatives from the B.C. government came up to UVic to officially announced the construction of two new UVic residence…

Without the consent of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, work on Coastal Gaslink pipeline continues amid COVID-19

Construction on the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline continues while provincial health orders to limit the spread of COVID-19 are in effect. CGL is a 670-kilometre pipeline set to bring liquefied…
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What to do if you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19

Recent estimates predict that three million Canadians could lose their jobs in the coming weeks. Thankfully, there are supports available to those who have lost their job due to COVID-19.