• 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.

Taking the Pulse of Canada’s Health Care System

Venerable journalist Jeffrey Simpson’s new book, Chronic Condition, examines and challenges why debating health care issues has become endemic rather than a healthy exercise. In this, his eighth book, Simpson challenges the populist understanding of the history of health care by exposing common myths, and he debunks some ideas about the future of health care. In… Read more »

Skyfall: Interview with director Sam Mendes

Some have called the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, the best Bond movie since the franchise began. Its success may come as a surprise, or not, depending on how you see it. The director is Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes, best known for his work in American Beauty and Revolutionary Road – both… Read more »

Grappling with group projects

The slacker. The control freak. The coat-tail rider. The space case. No one wants them in the big group project assigned in class. Students bemoan group projects even without having to work with these types of people. Everyone was so busy, coordinating was nearly impossible. So-and-so got sick. One person didn’t do as much work… Read more »