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Capitol 6 fig tree, photo by Atum Beckett.

What’s happening to the Capitol 6 fig tree?

The construction of a new commercial building to replace Capitol 6 Theatres downtown has been approved, and it has left the fate of its iconic indoor fiddle-leaf fig tree a…

In conversation with Sean Holman

Sean Holman has been teaching trauma-informed climate journalism at UVic since last year, and is the head of an international project that gives a voice to survivors of climate disasters. 
Municipal election "I voted" sticker.

Get to know your new municipal councils

The campaigns in Oak Bay, Saanich, and Victoria concluded with new faces and retained incumbents making victory speeches.
Lorde at Rifflandia music festival

Rifflandia Resurrected

After a four year hiatus, Rifflandia returned to the City of Victoria, starting on Sept. 15 and closing out on Sept. 18.
The Rainbow Crosswalk outside of Student Union Building at UVic. Photo by Sarah Roberts.

A beginner’s guide to navigating UVic

Navigating UVic can be a tough task, especially for first years. Locating your classes on the first day, getting from one place to another, and trying to find the best…

What you need to know about monkeypox on Vancouver Island

Multiple countries have seen an uptick in monkeypox cases this summer, causing the World Health Organization to declare the monkeypox virus an international health emergency in late July. With infections…

Rise of resellers: A solution to fast fashion or taking away from those in need?

While many see thrifting as a sustainable approach to fashion, some advocates argue that thrifting and reselling are gentrifying thrift stores and taking clothes away from people in need.
second dose COVID-19 graphic

Island Health says to expect second-dose notifications at seven weeks

Media correspondents at Island Health and the B.C. Ministry of Health confirmed that the eight-week timeline between first and second doses is accurate. Island Health indicated that people should receive…
local businesses in victoria photo, of legislature with christmas lights

Holiday gift guide: Eight local businesses in Victoria to support this year

With our UVic community in mind, the Martlet has highlighted some local businesses in Victoria that have affordable gifts and sustainable practices.

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