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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…

TEDx Victoria’s fifth iteration set to make an impact

The fifth incarnation of TEDx Victoria will take over downtown this Saturday, Nov. 21. TEDx events are independently organized, licensed offshoots of TED, a conference that began in 1984 with…

The Walrus Talks come to Victoria

The Belfry Theatre is typically known for its numerous play productions, but occasionally the stage spotlight shifts to current events and critical scientific discoveries. On Sept. 21, the Walrus Talks…

Q&A with David Suzuki

The Martlet spoke with Dr. David Suzuki ahead his speaking event in Sidney on May 30 to get some insight into his latest book, Letters to My Grandchildren. During the…