• Cannabusiness in YYJ

    On Oct. 17, Canada became the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis. In honour of the event, our issue this week was cannabis-themed, with the feature focusing on how Victoria is expected to handle the policy change.
  • Fox Glove at Rock the Shores

    The Martlet had the chance to speak with Victoria-based band Fox Glove during Rock the Shores this summer, where we spoke to them about their upcoming album.
  • UVic’s policy on smoking cannabis

    Cannabis is legal now. Does that mean you can smoke it anywhere, then? Not so fast. We've got the low-down on restrictions around campus for smoking the green stuff.
  • “A deeper rooted history”

    On Oct. 13, members of Songhees First Nation, with support from Parks Canada, held the first traditional pit cook at Fort Rodd Hill since the site’s designation as a fort for European settlers.
  • Meet the puffragettes

    From cultivating strains to marketing CBD-rich potions, Julia Veintrop and Ashley Abraham in the Victoria cannabis community understand that their role extends far beyond getting high: it’s a quest for gender parity, a vehicle for social justice, and an avenue for environmental and healthcare reform.

Peer Support Centre launches Oct. 1

UVSS unveils new peer-to-peer support system As of Oct. 1, UVic students now have a designated safe space on campus where they can talk openly with their peers about mental health issues. The Peer Support Centre (PSC) gives students the opportunity to have peer-to-peer support from fellow students as they adjust to university life. “PSC… Read more »

Swans Brewpub and Vikes Athletics join forces

Vikes Lager hits Victoria liquor stores and bar tops Oct. 5 You can hold off on that blue and gold face paint for now, because one local brewery has created a brand new way for fans of sports (and beer) to support the UVic Vikes. Come Oct. 5, the specially-crafted Vikes Lager will be available… Read more »

Don’t go chasing Instagram likes

  Bali’s waterfalls look better on Instagram than they do in person. These days, it’s starting to seem like social media and travel go hand in hand. While travelling to any landmark — be it the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon — selfie sticks have become commonplace. Friends no longer say “bon voyage” to one another but rather… Read more »

Fort on Fire

                    In August 2018, the Shovel Lake fire threatened my hometown of Fort St. James, B.C. My town always felt removed from the province; it’s a small northern community that often seems forgotten. It’s the last place I ever thought would be threatened by disaster. The… Read more »

A Gr4ve encounter

Johnny Gr4ves on Victoria’s music scene, Rifflandia, and his upcoming EP The road to being a successful young musician is paved with nearly insurmountable obstacles. Underage performers have a difficult time playing in clubs and bars where reliable audiences can be found, and while the internet is a great way to get your name out… Read more »

Namegans Nation seeks community connection as means of survival

On Sept. 11, the B.C. Supreme Court ordered the established community of Namegans Nation to vacate their camp in Regina Park, Saanich. The Court allowed only two days for the campers to vacate their home on Sept. 13. Namegans Nation eventually relocated to Goldstream Park. Some members of this community are retirees, divorcees, or people… Read more »

Proportional representation vs. First-past-the-post

Turns out which one’s better isn’t so black and white, says UVic poli sci prof Daniel Westlake The referendum to decide on changing B.C.’s electoral system is coming up on Oct. 22. With opinions bombarding us from all sides, it was time to talk to an expert. The following is a truncated version of an… Read more »