• 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.

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 »

First UVic Board of Governors meeting of the academic year focuses on the university’s reputational enhancement project

The UVic Board of Governors gathered on Tuesday for the first meeting of the school year to discuss the recently-launched Indigenous Law degree program, new university infrastructure, and UVic’s reputational advancement project. University President Jamie Cassels was optimistic with regards to university enrollments, citing a 4-5 per cent increase in applications this year. “Both domestic… Read more »

Attack of the franken-phones

The saga of my water-damaged phone; a cautionary tale PART I: The Cursed Swim So you dropped your iPhone in Cadboro Bay (we all know it actually fell in the toilet but we’ll let you have this one). Now what? You’ve shut it off, you’ve removed the SIM card, you’ve buried your phone in rice…. Read more »

Breaking: Campus food found to be abnormally good

“This is not what I ordered” One of the most important parts of owning and operating a restaurant is ensuring consistency and adherence to brand normalcy. In the same way that chain restaurants insist on having identical food served at restaurants in different provinces or countries, UVic Food Services hope that customers won’t be able… Read more »

Contented but conflicted

The Trans Mountain pipeline federal court ruling You’ve probably heard by this point that the Federal Court of Appeal ruled in favour of First Nations regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, stating that the Canadian Government did not engage in “meaningful two-way dialogue” with First Nations affected by the project. The Court also said that… Read more »

Faculty Directors are point of contention at latest UVSS Board Meeting

Your September 17 BoDs meeting Tweetcap On Sept. 17, the UVSS Board of Directors gathered in the upper lounge of the Student Union Building for a near two-hour meeting. From serious discussions regarding the implementation (or not) of Faculty Directors, to less serious discussions on changing the title of the Director of Outreach and University… Read more »