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Victoria Pride Parade returns to the city after two years

On June 26, the Victoria Pride Parade wound its way through downtown. Around 140 groups participated in this year’s parade, part of the first in-person Victoria Pride Festival since 2019.…
Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

The B.C. government is wrong to abolish the indoor mask mandate

Masks have been an integral part of our society since the start of the pandemic. However, as of March 11, they are no longer mandatory in indoor public settings. In…

Climate change is going to cost us more

The extreme weather events, will cost taxpayers billions. In addition to Future-Proofing our infrastructure against the effects of Climate Change, which is increasing extreme weather events with new avenues of…
Kate Korte, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Goodbye, and thank you

The thought of leaving the Martlet always seemed like a distant possibility. I had stored a drafted goodbye letter in the back of my brain's filing cabinet, collecting dust over…
Photo of a person getting a flu shot, via Island Health.

UVic has set up more flu clinics after running out of vaccine

As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, the provincial government is urging people to get vaccinated against influenza, more commonly known as the flu. While COVID-19 restrictions…
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Peek Fest offers a chance for new artists to develop

November 3rd marked the beginning of the 5th annual Peek Festival with a combination of public performances with residencies, workshops, and showcases. But while the public can come and view…
Houseplants, photo by Isabella Kennedy.

Five foolproof tips to keep your house plants alive this winter

Sprawling pothos, trendy terracotta pots, cute little cacti — the houseplant trend looks so modern and effortless. But as it turns out, indoor greenery can be temperamental and caring for…
Kwetlal (camas), photo by Mabel Amber via Pixabay.

Indigenous-led Campus as Living Lands Project aims to make space for resurgence

The Campus as Living Lands Project supports a series of land-based learning opportunities and is being championed by Jeff Corntassel, an associate professor with the Department of Indigenous Studies at…
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Students attempt to convert David Turpin Building’s green roof into growing space

Rooftop garden proposal has deep roots in campus food movement Six students in a 400-level environmental studies course are working to convert the green roof atop the David Turpin Building…