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Vital Signs report gives Victoria’s quality of life a B

Every year, the Victoria Foundation releases the Vital Signs report. Described as Greater Victoria’s “annual check-up,” the report is intended to identify concerns and connect philanthropy to community needs. The…

For beer lovers, this weekend will be Lager than Life and Fresh to Death

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted 2020’s Beer Week, the Victoria Beer Society will host live events for the pint mad public. Lager than Life, part of…
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Evo Car Share is coming to Victoria

Starting August 1, residents of Victoria will have a new way to get around town. Evo is launching
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5 ways to act like a tourist in your own city this summer

Summer 2021 can be full of new experiences, even with COVID-19 restrictions in place On Tuesday, May 25, the B.C. government released their plan for incrementally reopening the province after…
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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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How to vote in the Victoria by-election

Victoria will have safe ways to vote, mail-in ballot measures due to COVID-19 Nine candidates are hoping to fill the vacant seat on Victoria’s city council. Voters can cast their…
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COVID-19 is scary, but don’t let it stop you from enjoying Halloween in Victoria

Halloween in Victoria will look a little different this year due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, there are still many safe and probably healthier ways to celebrate the fall’s…
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Health officials’ portraits vandalized on Government St.

The colourful portraits that line Government Street have been vandalized with racial slurs, swastikas, and other markings.
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Victoria Native Friendship seasonal shelter closure sheds light on Indigenous homelessness amid surge of community support

On July 1, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre’s seasonal shelter was forced to close — sending visitors back onto the street, including eight to 10 regular guests.