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Five tips to cope with the wildfire smoke this summer

It’s only July, I know, and I don’t want to be a pessimist and make you worry about the smoke, but the B.C. Wildfire Service has already predicted another abnormally…

The blue bin charade: what really happens to Canadian recycling

Since Canada’s first implementation of curbside recycling programs in the 1980s, Canadians have dutifully filled our blue bins believing we’re doing a good thing for the planet. However, much of…

Glass half empty: the rise and fall of milk in B.C.

For years now, Statistics Canada has shown a decline in milk consumption across Canada. But this has not always been the case. It wasn’t long ago that milk reigned supreme…

Smoky summers could become ‘new normal,’ experts say

Every year, thousands of tourists flood the Pacific Northwest for its renowned Douglas Fir and Garry Oak forests, mountainous landscapes, and the crisp, fresh ocean air gusting off the neighbouring…

Martlet gala celebrates 70 years of stories and writers

Fundraiser, GoFundMe are kicked off by hacks of all ages On the evening of March 23, the Martlet’s 70th Anniversary Gala saw the Temple Building in downtown Victoria filled with…

16 sounds sweet to us

Why B.C. youth should choose if they want the vote or not When one Martlet contributor was in high school, her school ran a mock election in the fall of…

Vertigo undergoing image revamp

Up-and-coming rapper Killy sells out venue Many students at UVic think of the Vertigo Lounge as a place to get some work done, eat lunch, and hang out with friends — but…

The clock ticks on for Zaharieva

“The only reason I have the voice to fight is because my community came together and gave it to me,” she says. / The last we heard from Lilia Zaharieva,…

B.C. NDP announces new investments for student housing

UVSS happy about the plans after months of lobbying Despite the unseasonably cold temperatures chilling the province, the B.C. NDP government warmed up to post-secondary institutions in their 2018 budget…

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