• 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.

Plight of the puma named Roy

A minimum of a month-long term is required for people working with the park’s cats. The rationale behind this is to help maintain a structured routine for the animals, as a high turnover of volunteers can be stressful. 

The history is a lie

Big, dirty words like “lie” and “liberal” get thrown around all the time now. It’s a politically charged time, given the economic collapse of Europe and the shocking theft of Canada’s maple-syrup reserves. And the way that we remember all of this, the way we remember everything, is for the most part left to historians.

Royals split weekend matches with interior rival

You win some, you lose some. The glass is half full. Taking one game at a time. These clichés all apply to the weekend series the Victoria Royals played at home against provincial rival and number eight ranked Kamloops Blazers in WHL action.

Roaring start for Royals

The NHL lockout may leave local fans hungering for hockey action, but if the opening weekend of the Victoria Royals is any sign, the local Western Hockey League team will fill in just fine, thank you very much. The second-year team swept a weekend set of games against B.C. rivals the Vancouver Giants, looking much improved from last year’s squad.

Student opts for 20th-century approach to homework

For all of our automation and time-saving tech, how many of us feel rushed and harried, as if we have no time at all? With the advent of technology that allows a student to write a seven-page history essay in four hours the night before their assignment is due, are we really retaining the information from our classes, or are we merely jumping through hoops? Is the grade we get on that paper really going to reflect what we’ve learned?