Travis Paterson

Saanich firefighters flipped an adult mare around and helped her regain her footing on a Beaver Lake trail on Wednesday afternoon. (Twitter screenshot/Capt. Darwin Schellenberg)

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Saanich firefighters flipped an adult mare around and helped her regain her footing on a Beaver Lake trail on Wednesday afternoon. (Twitter screenshot/Capt. Darwin Schellenberg)
Tofino Bus owner Dylan Green has seen his small company grow from a single van catering to surfers from Nanaimo and Victoria in 2002 to an Island-wide company with 31 buses and 45 employees. SUBMITTED PHOTO                                Tofino Bus owner Dylan Green has seen his small company grow from a single van catering to surfers from Nanaimo and Victoria in 2002 to an Island-wide company with 31 buses and 41 current employees.                                File photo

Wilson’s Group acquires 16-year-old Tofino Bus service

Wilson’s Transportation continues expansion in wake of Greyhound

Tofino Bus owner Dylan Green has seen his small company grow from a single van catering to surfers from Nanaimo and Victoria in 2002 to an Island-wide company with 31 buses and 45 employees. SUBMITTED PHOTO                                Tofino Bus owner Dylan Green has seen his small company grow from a single van catering to surfers from Nanaimo and Victoria in 2002 to an Island-wide company with 31 buses and 41 current employees.                                File photo
A Vancouver Police officer examines a motorcycle after a fatal crash in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Motorcycle riders dying at alarming rate on Vancouver Island

At least nine people killed in motorcycle-related deaths on Island this year

A Vancouver Police officer examines a motorcycle after a fatal crash in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dust flies off the contents of Ken Wardroper’s garbage can he keeps under the sink. The can remains half empty, still not full after three years. (Travis Paterson/News staff)

B.C. man hasn’t put trash out for 3 years

Mr. No-trash recycles everything, even takes neighbours’ composts to public works

Dust flies off the contents of Ken Wardroper’s garbage can he keeps under the sink. The can remains half empty, still not full after three years. (Travis Paterson/News staff)
Thirty-year-old Johnathon Lee Robichaud, from Central Saanich, is a suspect sought by Saanich Police. Submitted

B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children

Saanich Police seek potential victims of Johnathon Lee Robichaud from Central Saanich

Thirty-year-old Johnathon Lee Robichaud, from Central Saanich, is a suspect sought by Saanich Police. Submitted
Remaining members of Camp Namegans have relocated a piece of land owned by the Ministry of Transportation along Carey Road near Uptown. Namegans Nation/Facebook

Vancouver Island tent city protestors march chanting ‘homes not hate’

Members evicted from a tent city in Saanich relocate to a separate park

Remaining members of Camp Namegans have relocated a piece of land owned by the Ministry of Transportation along Carey Road near Uptown. Namegans Nation/Facebook
Chrissy Brett debriefs with advocates of Saanich’s Camp Namegans, as Saanich won an injunction at the court to evict the 100-plus campers on Sept. 11. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Injunction against Saanich’s tent city a ‘death sentence,’ says advocate

Saanich earns court injunction to ‘decamp’ Regina Park tent city, Sept. 11

Chrissy Brett debriefs with advocates of Saanich’s Camp Namegans, as Saanich won an injunction at the court to evict the 100-plus campers on Sept. 11. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Tim constructed a dome, to which people can attach tarps, to keep sun and rain out. Travis Paterson/News Staff

B.C. tent city camper arrested for taking coins from fountain

The man, who built a shelter at a Saanich park, says homeless people are unfairly targeted

Tim constructed a dome, to which people can attach tarps, to keep sun and rain out. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Manjit and Suman Virk at their home with Reena’s parrot Smooch in 2009.                                File photo

Reena Virk’s mother has died

Both of Virk’s parents became activists against bullying in wake of daughter’s death

Manjit and Suman Virk at their home with Reena’s parrot Smooch in 2009.                                File photo
Twenty-one-year Victoria resident Simon Whitfield carries the Canadian flag at the 2012 Olympic Games. Commons

Who is Vancouver Island’s greatest athlete ever?

We want to know, you get to choose in a 64-athlete tournament bracket

Twenty-one-year Victoria resident Simon Whitfield carries the Canadian flag at the 2012 Olympic Games. Commons
Fourth year economics student Bryce Edwards is part of UVic’s “OrcaSat,” the Optical and Radio Calibration for Atmospheric Attenuation Satellite (ORCAASat) is a joint project between the UVic Satellite Design team (a collective of undergraduate and graduate students from the faculties of engineering, social sciences and commerce), UVic engineering and astronomy faculty supervisors, along with collaborators at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. Travis Paterson/News Staff

B.C. university to launch mini-satellite, study dark energy

University of Victoria engineering students to work with B.C. designed CubeSat, only 10cm by 10cm

Fourth year economics student Bryce Edwards is part of UVic’s “OrcaSat,” the Optical and Radio Calibration for Atmospheric Attenuation Satellite (ORCAASat) is a joint project between the UVic Satellite Design team (a collective of undergraduate and graduate students from the faculties of engineering, social sciences and commerce), UVic engineering and astronomy faculty supervisors, along with collaborators at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Cops corral pig on the loose on Vancouver Island

Cops corral pig on the loose on Vancouver Island

Police “put the grab” on pig before it can cross the highway on Vancouver Island

Cops corral pig on the loose on Vancouver Island
Steve Nash has been selected into the Naismith Hall of Fame File photo.

Steve Nash headed to Hoop Hall, basketball’s hall of fame

SMUS grad was twice named NBA MVP

Steve Nash has been selected into the Naismith Hall of Fame File photo.
UVic prof publishes investigation on zen of Street Fighter

UVic prof publishes investigation on zen of Street Fighter

Prof drawn to whether violent fighting games make people violent

UVic prof publishes investigation on zen of Street Fighter
Interpol has listed Sebastien Jack Pierre Normandin, formerly of Victoria, for several charges including two charges of attempted murder. Interpol photo

B.C. man wanted by Interpol

Sebastien Normandin wanted for attempted murder in relation to a 2016 incident in Victoria

Interpol has listed Sebastien Jack Pierre Normandin, formerly of Victoria, for several charges including two charges of attempted murder. Interpol photo
B.C. grocery store employees file suit against alleged ‘peeping tom’

B.C. grocery store employees file suit against alleged ‘peeping tom’

Claim alleges a former employee videotaped them in the washroom and shared photos on the internet

B.C. grocery store employees file suit against alleged ‘peeping tom’
A three-year-old was taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog at a daycare on the 1200 block of Burnside Rd. W.                                (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Toddler sent to hospital following dog bite at Vancouver Island daycare

Malamute/husky cross involved in incident at 1200-block of Burnside Rd. West

A three-year-old was taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog at a daycare on the 1200 block of Burnside Rd. W.                                (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Manjit Virk, at Remembering Reena, a commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the death of Reena Virk. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)                                Manjit Virk, at Remembering Reena, a commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the death of Reena Virk. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Dozens pay tribute to murdered Victoria teen Reena Virk

Father advises gatherers to maintain a dialogue with their children as they reach adolescence and seek independence

Manjit Virk, at Remembering Reena, a commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the death of Reena Virk. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)                                Manjit Virk, at Remembering Reena, a commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the death of Reena Virk. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Michael Godolphin was arrested in Courtenay on Thursday for charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery in Saanich on Tuesday. Submitted

Saanich fugitive arrested in Courtenay

Robbery suspect who allegedy fled Saanich Centre by e-bike tracked down

Michael Godolphin was arrested in Courtenay on Thursday for charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery in Saanich on Tuesday. Submitted
Thousands of U.S. salmon escape near B.C., company blames solar eclipse

Thousands of U.S. salmon escape near B.C., company blames solar eclipse

Atlantic salmon could be on way to B.C. water, operators blame unusual high tide for failed fish net

Thousands of U.S. salmon escape near B.C., company blames solar eclipse