Travis Paterson

Oak Bay Police. (Black Press Media file photo)

Little library, lantern attacked at random in Oak Bay

Odd behaviour highlights weekly crime report

Oak Bay Police. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch outside municipal hall, 2018 (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay survey shows support for major sewer, storm drain upgrades

Results show mixed views on housing density in the community

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch outside municipal hall, 2018 (Black Press Media file photo)
Dogs of Victoria. Top left, George stays cool. At top centre, Sam the Westie sits in the carved out stump of Beacon Hill Park. Top right is Sahara, a “tripawd,” on a section of beach along West Bay Marina, and bottom right is Stella, the unofficial mascot of Saanich emergency services. Bottom centre is Roxy atop Mount Wells and bottom left is Watson. (Photos from Oak Bay News Facebook page)

Molly is Oak Bay’s top dog name for 2020

All about Labradors and Labradoodles

Dogs of Victoria. Top left, George stays cool. At top centre, Sam the Westie sits in the carved out stump of Beacon Hill Park. Top right is Sahara, a “tripawd,” on a section of beach along West Bay Marina, and bottom right is Stella, the unofficial mascot of Saanich emergency services. Bottom centre is Roxy atop Mount Wells and bottom left is Watson. (Photos from Oak Bay News Facebook page)
In Goldibooks and the Wee Bear, a fun adaptation of the classic, the cub is a bookworm of a bear in search of just the right read. (Running Press Kids)

Latest read by Saanich author is ‘just right’

Goldibooks about a bear in search of a good read

In Goldibooks and the Wee Bear, a fun adaptation of the classic, the cub is a bookworm of a bear in search of just the right read. (Running Press Kids)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay to add development tracker to website

Oak Bay launches engagement portal online

(Black Press Media file photo)
Sam Jhajj, Sita Bains and Sam Seera, part of the ownership group at the new Tandoori Flavour location on Oak Bay Avenue (missing is Jasbir Bains). (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

New Indian restaurant off to fast start on Oak Bay Avenue

Lineups out the door for Tandoori Flavour

Sam Jhajj, Sita Bains and Sam Seera, part of the ownership group at the new Tandoori Flavour location on Oak Bay Avenue (missing is Jasbir Bains). (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Grade 12 student Max Miller at Oak Bay High collected 60 pairs of gently used basketball sneakers that others can use. Miller calls it Beaters to Heaters though many of the shoes are like new and all are in good condition. He is reaching out to basketball programs around town to offer the shoes and also gather more. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay teen’s ‘Beaters to heaters’ passes basketball shoes to new feet

Student athlete gathers gently used shoes to share with others

Grade 12 student Max Miller at Oak Bay High collected 60 pairs of gently used basketball sneakers that others can use. Miller calls it Beaters to Heaters though many of the shoes are like new and all are in good condition. He is reaching out to basketball programs around town to offer the shoes and also gather more. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Coun. Tara Ney raking leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall. Ney’s work has led to Oak Bay phasing out municipally used gas-powered leaf blowers over the next five years. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay to phase out municipal gas leaf blowers but not residential

Time to make climate decisions, not economic ones, advocates say

Coun. Tara Ney raking leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall. Ney’s work has led to Oak Bay phasing out municipally used gas-powered leaf blowers over the next five years. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump in the newly redesigned Organ Donor trail at Mount Work mountain biking park. The trail is now open. 
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Mountain bikers lining up for Hartland’s newest trail

Revamped black diamond run ‘what the community needed’

Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump in the newly redesigned Organ Donor trail at Mount Work mountain biking park. The trail is now open. 
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump in the newly redesigned Organ Donor trail at Mount Work mountain biking park. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Mountain bikers lining up for Hartland’s newest trail

Revamped black diamond run ‘what the community needed’

Local cyclist Max McCulloch catches air off a jump in the newly redesigned Organ Donor trail at Mount Work mountain biking park. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Keygan Power with brother Quintin and mom Allison while camping the weekend before Keygan’s brain hemorrhage on Aug. 2, 2020. (Photo Allison Power)

Saanich teen ‘locked inside,’ regaining speech after severe brain hemorrhage

16-year-old suffers traumatic loss of function, still plays a mean game of chess

Keygan Power with brother Quintin and mom Allison while camping the weekend before Keygan’s brain hemorrhage on Aug. 2, 2020. (Photo Allison Power)
Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)
Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)
Oak Bay High Grade 10 students Oliver Wakely and Alex Joiner with the new scoreboard to soon be installed on the grass turf. Fundraising from the Oak Bay Barbarians rugby alumni and Oak Bay Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay High alumni buy new scoreboard

Scoreboard to be installed on grass field

Oak Bay High Grade 10 students Oliver Wakely and Alex Joiner with the new scoreboard to soon be installed on the grass turf. Fundraising from the Oak Bay Barbarians rugby alumni and Oak Bay Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Victoria Hospice staff Brianne Ohl, left, Angela Chalmers, right, and Sandi Ogloff, at back, show off their buttons that show a picture of them smiling. Staff has worked hard to maintain the connections with patients despite the barriers of PPE and rigid COVID-19 protocols. (Victoria Hospice Photo)

Hospice provides compassion in a time of COVID

Victoria Hospice 40th anniversary on pause during pandemic

Victoria Hospice staff Brianne Ohl, left, Angela Chalmers, right, and Sandi Ogloff, at back, show off their buttons that show a picture of them smiling. Staff has worked hard to maintain the connections with patients despite the barriers of PPE and rigid COVID-19 protocols. (Victoria Hospice Photo)
A collage of damaged areas in need of repair in Oak Bay municipal hall, including carpet hazards, missing wall pieces and interior water damage. (District of Oak Bay images)

Oak Bay awards contract for municipal hall renovation

$470,000 will go towards cracked walls, ripped flooring

A collage of damaged areas in need of repair in Oak Bay municipal hall, including carpet hazards, missing wall pieces and interior water damage. (District of Oak Bay images)
Francina Mettes and Thomas Schouten with the 200-page document they submitted in December of 2018. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Dutch 94-year-old in Saanich earns permanent Canadian residency

Couple of 45 years to stay together in Cadboro Bay

Francina Mettes and Thomas Schouten with the 200-page document they submitted in December of 2018. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
A cyclist navigates the shoulder in traffic along Oak Bay Avenue in Victoria. (John Luton Photo)

Oak Bay council supports Fort Street bike lanes

Victoria bike lanes would connect to Cadboro Bay Road

A cyclist navigates the shoulder in traffic along Oak Bay Avenue in Victoria. (John Luton Photo)
An Oak Bay Police officer handed out five tickets for “fail to obey stop sign” and two tickets for using a cell phone while driving, all within two hours at King George Terrace on Jan. 11. (Oak Bay Police Twitter)

Man confronts unmasked group at Oak Bay Marina

Oak Bay police issue plenty of tickets in short King George Terrace visit

An Oak Bay Police officer handed out five tickets for “fail to obey stop sign” and two tickets for using a cell phone while driving, all within two hours at King George Terrace on Jan. 11. (Oak Bay Police Twitter)
Construction in Oak Bay is nearly all focused on rebuilding new single-family homes and without secondary suites. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Oak Bay nears regulation of secondary suites

Preliminary report hints there’s no preferred option

Construction in Oak Bay is nearly all focused on rebuilding new single-family homes and without secondary suites. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Seattle Mariners field coordinator Carson Vitale before a game at T-Mobile Park during the 2020 season. Vitale, who grew up in Victoria, has pledged to run 10 miles a day for 2021 and to donate 50 cents per mile to the United Way of King County. (Ben Van Houten/Seattle Mariners)

Mariners coach running 10 miles a day for United Way

Saanich-raised Carson Vitale, Seattle Mariners field coordinator, plans to run 3,650 miles in 2021

Seattle Mariners field coordinator Carson Vitale before a game at T-Mobile Park during the 2020 season. Vitale, who grew up in Victoria, has pledged to run 10 miles a day for 2021 and to donate 50 cents per mile to the United Way of King County. (Ben Van Houten/Seattle Mariners)