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a far right protestor intimidates a Resist Canada 153 organizer

Resist Canada 153 attracts hundreds of attendees, clashes with far-right groups

Black and Indigenous-led event holds space at the Legislature, displacing fringe groups On July 1, the legislature lawn normally used for a Canada Day concert was instead filled with a…

UVic releases review of Bamfield crash that killed two students last year

Miscommunication, poor planning, and lack of empathy relayed in review’s comments UVic publicly released a review of the Bamfield crash today, conducted by Ross Cloutier, an expert in outdoor-related risk…
UVic COVID-19 survey word cloud

Martlet survey reveals students feel online classes are not the same quality as in-person instruction, have mixed reviews of UVic’s response to COVID-19

408 students responded to questions about online classes, affordability, and UVic’s COVID-19 response As summer classes progress and B.C.’s COVID-19 case count trends downwards, students finally have time to process…
Saanich city hall

District of Saanich Council passes motion increasing housing restriction on unrelated persons from four to six

Decision comes after homeowners, students, voiced opinions in all-day public hearing Following a marathon five-hour online public hearing on Saturday night, the District of Saanich Council voted to increase the…

Victoria City Council announces Open Air Recovery Plan

Public spaces to be transformed into patios and retail space On May 19, B.C. officially entered into Phase 2 of the province’s Restart Plan. This means that businesses in the…
Shea Smith, a member of Victoria's street community, stands with his dog in front of a tarp that reads "stand fast"

Treatment of the street community in response to COVID-19 brings criticism from camp residents and activists

Disposal of property, lack of support, and inadequate housing amongst grievances for the homeless in Victoria The tent camps at Topaz Park and Pandora Avenue were dismantled between May 20…

UVic takes down job posting for Hong Kong Police Force after students raise concerns

UVic is the latest Canadian university to advertise Hong Kong Police Force jobs Over the last few months, Canadian universities — from UBC to McMaster — have tried to recruit…
Three Black Lives Matter organizers

UVic students lead massive 9 000-person Peace Rally for Black Lives at Centennial Square

Chants of “Vic Sees, Vic Hears” marked a rally for centering Black lives and voices who refuse to be beaten down by systemic racism For the second time in a…
Black Lives Matter Protesters on Government Street

Hundreds flock to downtown streets for Black Lives Matter march and vigil

Peaceful all-day event grew from dozens throughout the day As a crowd of 300 gathered in front of the legislature, Vanessa Simone grasped a megaphone and spoke to the crowd. …