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EDITORIAL | What if we treated climate change like a pandemic?

COVID-19 is indisputably a global crisis that demands an immediate, effective, and informed response. It deserves the effort, money, and attention being devoted to it. However, the coronavirus is just…
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The tragedy at King George Terrace, and what’s happened since

This story deals with domestic violence and may be difficult for some to read. Even with greater awareness around sexualized violence following #MeToo, domestic violence remains a pressing issue. Changes…

UVic pushes up residence move-out date, closes most food outlets

In the latest efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, the University of Victoria has advanced the default move-out date for campus residents up to March 27, and is limiting…

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | Re: Government and law enforcement, please do your jobs

The Martlet would like to take this opportunity to formally apologize to our community for our failure to support our mission statement. We acknowledge that this article’s perspective contributes and…

UVic cancels large classes, restricts travel amid COVID-19 pandemic

Classes over 250 are cancelled effective Friday, March 13 as the province advises against all public gatherings over 250. The university will also temporarily halt all plans for travel outside…

I and You shows teenage innocence and a sincere reflection on death

How do you begin to come to terms with death? Do you live with it, or ignore it until it can’t be ignored anymore? I and You, playing at Langham…

Five Indigenous youth arrested for mischief following meeting with Minister Scott Fraser

On Wednesday night, the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation agreed to meet with seven Indigenous youth inside the Legislature. After being unsatisfied with the meeting, five Indigenous youth refused…

Fare-free motion for youth transit across Capital Region District defeated

With a group of students, seniors, and climate activities outside the BC Transit headquarters, the Victoria Regional Transit Commision defeated a motion that would have expanded fare-free transit for youth…

Indigenous youth and allies re-occupy B.C. Legislature steps overnight in spite of injunction

The B.C. Legislative building was awash with red on the evening of Feb. 24 as about 400 Indigenous youth and allies returned to the steps of the B.C. Legislature, in…