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“We can’t incarcerate ourselves out of this crisis”: Moms Stop the Harm holds rally for drug decriminalization

At the rally, representatives from MSTH emphasized the need for an evidence-based health care approach to B.C.'s overdose crisis — rather than criminalizing drug-users.
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Everything you need to know about voting in B.C.’s upcoming election

Do you know how to register? Does mail-in voting confuse you? Are you wondering how the pandemic will affect voting? Not to fear, the Martlet is here to answer all…
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The UVSS, the BOG, and the Senate: UVic governance explained

Have you ever wondered who decides tuition? Or what the UVSS actually does? Whether you are new to UVic or are a returning student, it is important to know how…
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UVSS Campus Kick-Off provides a mixture of online and in-person entertainment

Favourites Bands on the Roof and Movie Night joined by new Instagram challenges and e-sports tournament Under normal circumstances, the first few days of school would see the student union…
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Fairy Creek blockade still going strong in efforts to protect old-growth forest

Province has agreed to protect over 350 000 acres of old-growth forest but protesters want to see moratorium on logging of B.C.’s ancient trees About 30 minutes northeast of Port…
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Vancouver Island Crisis Society launches suicide bereavement programs island-wide

As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, the Vancouver Island Crisis Society (VICS) is expanding their Suicide Bereavement Support program island-wide via Zoom.
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UVic faculty participate in Scholar Strike Canada, call on university to do more against racism

You wouldn’t know this by looking at the UVic website — but over 40 professors, lecturers, and administrative staff from at least eight different departments at the university participated in…
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UVic Students ticketed after partying for a second weekend in a row

For UVic students, the party doesn’t stop for a pandemic. In a press release, Saanich PD said they issued 11 tickets for lack of physical distancing and 14 tickets for…
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On the first weekend back on campus, UVic residence students party on during pandemic

Around nine p.m., UVic students started trickling out of their residences and began gathering in the quad. The crowd quickly