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UVic pushes up residence move-out date, closes most food outlets

In the latest efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, the University of Victoria has advanced the default move-out date for campus residents up to March 27, and is limiting…

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR | Re: Government and law enforcement, please do your jobs

The Martlet would like to take this opportunity to formally apologize to our community for our failure to support our mission statement. We acknowledge that this article’s perspective contributes and…

UVic cancels large classes, restricts travel amid COVID-19 pandemic

Classes over 250 are cancelled effective Friday, March 13 as the province advises against all public gatherings over 250. The university will also temporarily halt all plans for travel outside…

I and You shows teenage innocence and a sincere reflection on death

How do you begin to come to terms with death? Do you live with it, or ignore it until it can’t be ignored anymore? I and You, playing at Langham…

Five Indigenous youth arrested for mischief following meeting with Minister Scott Fraser

On Wednesday night, the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation agreed to meet with seven Indigenous youth inside the Legislature. After being unsatisfied with the meeting, five Indigenous youth refused…

Fare-free motion for youth transit across Capital Region District defeated

With a group of students, seniors, and climate activities outside the BC Transit headquarters, the Victoria Regional Transit Commision defeated a motion that would have expanded fare-free transit for youth…

Indigenous youth and allies re-occupy B.C. Legislature steps overnight in spite of injunction

The B.C. Legislative building was awash with red on the evening of Feb. 24 as about 400 Indigenous youth and allies returned to the steps of the B.C. Legislature, in…

Punching for a greater cause: Local boxing club empowering women through sport

For the past four years, Ellen Connor has established and grown the West Coast Wonder Women — a division of Sooke Boxing Club, and non-profit club that hosts just one…

“We all fight a fight no one knows about”: Jordin Tootoo gives keynote speech at UVic Wellness Week

For the keynote speech at UVic’s sixth annual Wellness Week, Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuit player in the NHL, discussed his experiences with depression and alcoholism following his brother’s death…