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Island Health says to expect second-dose notifications at seven weeks

Media correspondents at Island Health and the B.C. Ministry of Health confirmed that the eight-week timeline between first and second doses is accurate. Island Health indicated that people should receive…
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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.
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Victoria City Council defers full funding of equity, diversity, and inclusion office

Despite deferring the creation of an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) office due to financial difficulties related to COVID-19, Victoria City Council has approved hiring for two EDI-related positions.

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…

The good, the bad, and the hairy: the horse-drawn carriage debate rages on

Video re-ignites old question of whether horse-drawn carriages should be banned Horse-drawn carriage rides have long been a controversial topic on the downtown streets of Victoria. From angry honking drivers, to…

New Johnson Street Bridge finally opens

Bridge open to public after five years of Martlet reporting I started my engineering degree at UVic in 2013 and I remember volunteering to write for the Martlet a month…

Victoria Film Festival: Adventures in Public School is “comedy done right”

Adventures in Public School, co-written by Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein and directed by the former, follows Liam, a lifelong-homeschooled kid played by Daniel Doheny, through his first and final…

Victoria Film Festival: The horror of darkness

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches review   The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches from director Simon Lavoie is a 2017 French-Canadian adaptation of…

Victoria Film Festival: SoulMate lovingly bends conventions

SoulMate, directed by Derek Tsang, follows two friends from childhood  to adulthood. Li Ansheng, played by Zhou Dongyu, is a quick-witted wild child who decides to forgo higher education in…