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John’s Place: Where strangers become family

You may know John’s Place for its long line, exposure on the Canadian television series You Gotta Eat Here, or the almost five-star review on Google. You may have even…
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A pandemic guide to the best brunch spots in Victoria

If you’re looking for something to do (and eat), check out this guide to the best brunch restaurants in Victoria and their COVID-safe dining options
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There’s no place like home, except Friends of Dorothy

“People say, ‘Do you really need a safe space?’ and my answer is 100%, yes.’ Not because I feel threatened, but because I just want to be comfortable.”
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Holiday gift guide: Eight local businesses in Victoria to support this year

With our UVic community in mind, the Martlet has highlighted some local businesses in Victoria that have affordable gifts and sustainable practices.

The drag racing Vicious Poodle

Victoria’s drag scene shines at city’s newest queer venue In recent years, the art of drag has shifted from the burlesque of basement bars and closed-off attic venues to a…