Travis Paterson

Author, illustrator and publisher Lindsay Ford has released her sixth kids’ book for the Awkward and Awesome series about Howard, the giant highway gnome who was relocated from Nanoose Bay to Saanich’s Galey Farm last year. (Lindsay Ford Photo)
Author, illustrator and publisher Lindsay Ford has released her sixth kids’ book for the Awkward and Awesome series about Howard, the giant highway gnome who was relocated from Nanoose Bay to Saanich’s Galey Farm last year. (Lindsay Ford Photo)
Beer drinkers in B.C. had the chance to fill their growlers at restaurants so that the restaurants could sell off the beer from opened kegs before they spoiled. (Joe Wiebe Photo)

B.C. ends short experiment with growler fills at restaurants

Province extends take-out sales of six-packs, wine

Beer drinkers in B.C. had the chance to fill their growlers at restaurants so that the restaurants could sell off the beer from opened kegs before they spoiled. (Joe Wiebe Photo)
Saanich Jr. B hockey goalie Robert Michetti stopped two out of three shootout shots to earn the win for the over the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River on Jan. 18. The next time they play, Saanich will have a new name and logo. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich junior hockey team drops Braves name, First Nations logo

Club moves on after 53-years with First Nations logo

Saanich Jr. B hockey goalie Robert Michetti stopped two out of three shootout shots to earn the win for the over the Campbell River Storm at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River on Jan. 18. The next time they play, Saanich will have a new name and logo. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay resident John Hillman is walking 101 laps around the Carlton House driveway to raise money and awareness for Save the Children Canada. The veteran of the Second World War is doing five laps a day for 20 days, inspired by Capt. Tom Moore in England who did 100 laps of his garden. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

101-year-old Vancouver Island man to walk 101 laps for charity

Carlton House resident raising money for children

Oak Bay resident John Hillman is walking 101 laps around the Carlton House driveway to raise money and awareness for Save the Children Canada. The veteran of the Second World War is doing five laps a day for 20 days, inspired by Capt. Tom Moore in England who did 100 laps of his garden. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties of the Oak Bay Police speaks to media regarding a stolen yacht from Oak Bay Marina on Monday, April 13. The suspect claimed to be infected with COVID-19, carried a knife, and was unwilling to cooperate. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Vancouver Island police recover stolen yacht, suspect claims to have COVID-19

Police arrest knife-wielding suspect onboard yacht

Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties of the Oak Bay Police speaks to media regarding a stolen yacht from Oak Bay Marina on Monday, April 13. The suspect claimed to be infected with COVID-19, carried a knife, and was unwilling to cooperate. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
GNS senior and primary schools are closed early for March break due to as a member of the school is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Greater Victoria school closes campuses due to potential COVID-19 case

As of Tuesday, both campuses are closed early for spring break

GNS senior and primary schools are closed early for March break due to as a member of the school is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. (Oak Bay News file photo)
Saanich Fire can be seen attending to a crashed Cessna 172 in the driveway of 1020 Beckwith Avenue in Saanich. The plane crashed at about 8:55 a.m. (Shalu Mehta/Black Press Media)

Sightseeing airplane crashes into Greater Victoria farm

Two sent to hospital with minor injuries after Cessna 172 crash at 8:55 a.m.

Saanich Fire can be seen attending to a crashed Cessna 172 in the driveway of 1020 Beckwith Avenue in Saanich. The plane crashed at about 8:55 a.m. (Shalu Mehta/Black Press Media)
Ashley Beck returns to the Oak Bay Flower Shop twice a year, at Valentine’s and Mother’s days. On Feb. 13 and 14 there ends up being very little room to work at Oak Bay Flower Shop as customers, mostly men but of all demographics, flock to the shop. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Valentine’s is the biggest day of the year to sell flowers in B.C.

Men should pre-order ahead of time Valentine’s Day, but they don’t

Ashley Beck returns to the Oak Bay Flower Shop twice a year, at Valentine’s and Mother’s days. On Feb. 13 and 14 there ends up being very little room to work at Oak Bay Flower Shop as customers, mostly men but of all demographics, flock to the shop. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring Islands on Wednesday morning. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)                                Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring Islands on Wednesday morning. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)

Seaspan barge full of wood chips nearly tips off Vancouver Island coast

Tug and listing barge drifted through Haro Strait Wednesday morning

Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring Islands on Wednesday morning. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)                                Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring Islands on Wednesday morning. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)
Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coroner emphasizes jury’s recommendations in B.C. teen’s overdose death

16-year-old Elliot Eurchuk died of a fentanyl overdose in 2018

Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
An Uber-Lyft driver drives off after picking up a passenger along Mission Street on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

B.C. sees spike in drivers applying for Class 4 licences after ride-hailing approved

Even bigger jump expected for new Class 4 licences awarded this year

An Uber-Lyft driver drives off after picking up a passenger along Mission Street on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
B.C. Transit finds 28 used fareboxes online, saves $300,000

B.C. Transit finds 28 used fareboxes online, saves $300,000

‘Someone joked maybe we can buy used fareboxes on eBay,’ CEO says

B.C. Transit finds 28 used fareboxes online, saves $300,000
Meet the Victoria environmentalist behind those controversial car-shaming handbills

Meet the Victoria environmentalist behind those controversial car-shaming handbills

‘I want to shock people, give them that burning feeling in their stomach,’ says advocate

Meet the Victoria environmentalist behind those controversial car-shaming handbills
Angus Matthews with a lump of the plastic turf that is quickly spreading from the new Oak Bay High soccer pitch and directly into Bowker Creek. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

VIDEO: B.C. high school’s turf closed indefinitely as plastic blades pollute waterway

Greater Victoria resident stumbles on plastic contamination from Oak Bay High

Angus Matthews with a lump of the plastic turf that is quickly spreading from the new Oak Bay High soccer pitch and directly into Bowker Creek. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Jay Greenwood of Greater Victoria was 46 when he died at Extreme Air trampoline park in Richmond on Jan. 20, 2018. His two children, who were present when he died, sued the trampoline park and have just received a response to their claim. (Facebook)

Faster response may have prevented fatal outcome at B.C. trampoline park

Coroner’s report rules Greater Victoria father Jay Greenwood’s death accidental

Jay Greenwood of Greater Victoria was 46 when he died at Extreme Air trampoline park in Richmond on Jan. 20, 2018. His two children, who were present when he died, sued the trampoline park and have just received a response to their claim. (Facebook)
Oak Bay resident Cheryle Scott noticed her voter card has the wrong address for the Monterey Recreation Centre. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay resident Cheryle Scott noticed her voter card has the wrong address for the Monterey Recreation Centre. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
David Boudinot has focused a research project with Surfrider Canada that tracked nurdles from the beaches of Vancouver Island up the Fraser River to Annacis Island. (Black Press/File Photo)

Mysterious plastic pellets washing up on Vancouver Island traced back to Fraser River source

‘Nurdles’ lead UVic researcher, Surfrider call on province for enforcement

David Boudinot has focused a research project with Surfrider Canada that tracked nurdles from the beaches of Vancouver Island up the Fraser River to Annacis Island. (Black Press/File Photo)
A couple pulled in briefly to the Oak Bay Library to drop off books Wednesday morning when their car caught on fire. The engine, dash, panels, windshield and tires either melted, burned or cracked under the stress of the heat. (Peter Gray Photo)

Car bursts into flames during book drop off at Oak Bay library

Patrons to library, Monterey centre watch 1990s sedan burn up

A couple pulled in briefly to the Oak Bay Library to drop off books Wednesday morning when their car caught on fire. The engine, dash, panels, windshield and tires either melted, burned or cracked under the stress of the heat. (Peter Gray Photo)
Robert Simpson and Denise Pettersson Simpson on the porch of their Mitchell Street home. The couple has spent their retirement between two houses in Texas and Greater Victoria. They believe the speculation tax should have been introduced with a grand-parented clause that doesn’t target people such as themselves, who are longtime homeowners and retirees. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

B.C.’s speculation tax under fire in first major legal challenge

Group petition filed Thursday in B.C. Supreme Court

Robert Simpson and Denise Pettersson Simpson on the porch of their Mitchell Street home. The couple has spent their retirement between two houses in Texas and Greater Victoria. They believe the speculation tax should have been introduced with a grand-parented clause that doesn’t target people such as themselves, who are longtime homeowners and retirees. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Takaya, B.C.’s intriguing lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island

Takaya, B.C.’s intriguing lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island

Fun facts about Takaya the wolf, like his a 36-hour tour around Chatham, Discovery Islands

Takaya, B.C.’s intriguing lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island