• 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.

Advertisements affect eating choices adversely, authors say

Where do you get your nutritional advice? Inspired by the connection between student health and learning, the authors of the recently published nutrition book Eat to Save Your Life suggest many people are getting their information mainly from advertisements, and that this is affecting their health choices for the worse.

Editorial: Don’t mess with Sesame Street

What did Big Bird ever do to you, Mitt Romney? North America has been full of fervour ever since Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s statement that he would cut funding to the United States Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), which has been around since 1970. You might remember PBS as the network that brought you such… Read more »

A transit strike — for and against

I don’t know about you, but I would never want to drive a bus. Driving a car stresses me out enough that I intentionally moved to a city where I could rely on transit, so I have the utmost respect for the men and women who ferry me around every day.

An open letter to bosses

Bosses, you suck.

You have ridiculously unreal expectations for your employees. You demand an unprecedented level of workmanship and productivity for menial pay. You prance around the office like you own the place (which very well may be the case) and, by extension, us — which apparently gives you carte blanche to treat us however you like.