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Demonstrators give pipeline expansions the thumbs down

More than 1000 people braved the cold of downtown Victoria on Thursday, Dec. 1, to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock and voice their opposition to the federal gov- ernment’s…

Creepy clown phenomenon gets local; parents warned

Over the past few weeks, threatening individuals wearing clown masks and costumes have been spotted in forests, backyards, and in parking lots across North America. While only two injuries have…

Housing solutions brainstormed at NDP town hall

On Oct. 11, New Democrat MLAs of the South Island and other panelists garnered some feedback on the housing crisis in B.C. at a local town hall meeting. Troubling statistics,…

Tent city defies eviction notice

Homeless campers in Victoria were officially evicted from their tent settlement behind the courthouse as of Thursday, Feb. 25. But days later, Super InTent City is still standing, with no…

Naked Bungy Jump helps bounce mental illness stigma

On Feb. 20 and 21, Victorians young and old will strip naked and free fall 150 feet toward the Nanaimo River, all in the name of shattering mental illness stigmas.…

New sexual assault clinic to break down access barriers

“We’re stretching our arms open to welcome as many people as possible.” On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic opens its doors to the public. The clinic is…

Tent city persistence meets local resistance

On Monday, Jan. 11, residents of the Victoria tent city — now known as Super InTent City — held a news conference in response to the government’s advisory stating that they find alternative shelter.…

2015 Martlet news in review

It was a huge year for news at UVic, and the Martlet was right there to cover it. While this is not an extensive review of the year’s events, these…

Why did Lacey-Lou’s lose out?

On June 2, 2015, Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge announced its eviction from 1320 Broad St. after re-opening for a final night on June 1. The lounge had been operating in a…