Travis Paterson

An arrow is removed from the chest area of a sedated buck near Uplands Golf Course on Tuesday. The buck was spotted on Friday and had been wandering the area for a least five days since it was shot. (B.C. Conservation Officers Twitter Photo)

Vet removes arrow from buck living at Oak Bay golf course

Animal has chance to survive, conservation says

An arrow is removed from the chest area of a sedated buck near Uplands Golf Course on Tuesday. The buck was spotted on Friday and had been wandering the area for a least five days since it was shot. (B.C. Conservation Officers Twitter Photo)
Students sing for Uptown Santa during his visit to teacher Leah Edgely’s Grade 1-2 class at Willows Elementary on Friday, the last day of school before the winter break. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay students show pandemic poise for Santa visit

Uptown Santa delivers cheer to Willows before winter break

Students sing for Uptown Santa during his visit to teacher Leah Edgely’s Grade 1-2 class at Willows Elementary on Friday, the last day of school before the winter break. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Nine Bushnell motion-sensor wildlife cameras are missing from Oak Bay. The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society uses 39 different cameras around Oak Bay as part of the Urban Deer Research Project to monitor population numbers and animal behaviour. (Photos courtesy of Urban Wildlife Steward Society)

Seven wildlife cameras stolen from around Oak Bay

Stealing motion cameras would require boltcutters

Nine Bushnell motion-sensor wildlife cameras are missing from Oak Bay. The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society uses 39 different cameras around Oak Bay as part of the Urban Deer Research Project to monitor population numbers and animal behaviour. (Photos courtesy of Urban Wildlife Steward Society)
The same spot at Bowker Creek from Aug. 2, left, with a screenshot from Oak Bay Police Chief Constable Ray Bernoties’ Monday morning video. (Black Press Media File Photo, left, Ray Bernoties photo, right)

Reports of flooding as Bowker at the brim in Oak Bay

Heavy rains pool on streets of Oak Bay

The same spot at Bowker Creek from Aug. 2, left, with a screenshot from Oak Bay Police Chief Constable Ray Bernoties’ Monday morning video. (Black Press Media File Photo, left, Ray Bernoties photo, right)
Monterey middle school principal Ken Andrews in his woolly mammoth onesie and camped out the night of Dec. 9 on the roof of Monterey alone in his tent. The next morning he enjoyed a coffee while students in the library took pictures through the window. (Courtesy Ken Andrews)
Monterey middle school principal Ken Andrews in his wooly mammoth onesie and camped out the night of Dec. 9 on the roof of Monterey alone in his tent. The next morning he enjoyed a coffee while students in the library took pictures through the window. (Courtesy Ken Andrews)

Someone’s on the Monterey rooftop again

Principal’s rooftop campout helps push fundraiser to $8,500

Monterey middle school principal Ken Andrews in his woolly mammoth onesie and camped out the night of Dec. 9 on the roof of Monterey alone in his tent. The next morning he enjoyed a coffee while students in the library took pictures through the window. (Courtesy Ken Andrews)
Monterey middle school principal Ken Andrews in his wooly mammoth onesie and camped out the night of Dec. 9 on the roof of Monterey alone in his tent. The next morning he enjoyed a coffee while students in the library took pictures through the window. (Courtesy Ken Andrews)
The Uplands sign at the entrance to the picturesque Oak Bay neighbourhood. 
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay’s Liberal-voting Uplands goes against the grain

Murray Rankin nearly swept Oak Bay-Gordon Head, but not quite

The Uplands sign at the entrance to the picturesque Oak Bay neighbourhood. 
(Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The HMCS Winnipeg ship passing the Fisgard Lighthouse and coming into CFB Esquimalt on Friday, Dec. 18, after 4.5 months at sea. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Sombre return to Esquimalt for HMCS Winnipeg

Family of lost sailor Duane Earle attend ceremony

The HMCS Winnipeg ship passing the Fisgard Lighthouse and coming into CFB Esquimalt on Friday, Dec. 18, after 4.5 months at sea. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Glanford Middle School principal Louie Scigliano, with daughter Liana Scigliano, left, and wife Zina. Scigliano retires Friday, Dec. 18. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Mr. S says goodbye to Glanford after 21 years

Principal Louie Scigliano retires from Glanford Middle School

Glanford Middle School principal Louie Scigliano, with daughter Liana Scigliano, left, and wife Zina. Scigliano retires Friday, Dec. 18. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
B.C. Transit’s No. 2 bus stops in Oak Bay Village in front of Oak Bay municipal hall. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay council says no to youth bus pass trial

Oak Bay passes four of five climate-related motions

B.C. Transit’s No. 2 bus stops in Oak Bay Village in front of Oak Bay municipal hall. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Alain Léger is the new chef for Vis-à-vis restaurant and the Penny Farthing pub in Oak Bay Village. Léger put his stamp on the restaurant with a new menu starting Dec. 10. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

New chef, new menu at Oak Bay’s Penny Farthing and Vis-à-vis

‘This menu is an evolution not a revolution’

Alain Léger is the new chef for Vis-à-vis restaurant and the Penny Farthing pub in Oak Bay Village. Léger put his stamp on the restaurant with a new menu starting Dec. 10. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
An online kitten sale convinced an Oak Bay resident to send a $280 gift card as a deposit for a kitten they won’t get. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Online kitten scam dupes Oak Bay resident

Oak Bay Police briefs, Dec. 6 to 13

An online kitten sale convinced an Oak Bay resident to send a $280 gift card as a deposit for a kitten they won’t get. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Former Victoria Grizzlies captain Alex Newhook during Team Canada selection camp in Red Deer. Newhook will play forward for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships. (Hockey Canada/Rob Wallator)

Former Victoria hockey star Alex Newhook cracks Team Canada

After a month in Red Deer, Newhook ready for World Juniors

Former Victoria Grizzlies captain Alex Newhook during Team Canada selection camp in Red Deer. Newhook will play forward for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships. (Hockey Canada/Rob Wallator)
The Captial Regional Housing District will begin the redevelopment of the 3.9-acre Oak Bay Lodge property by demolishing the four-storey buildings. (Black Press Media File)

Oak Bay Lodge to be demolished

Region’s hospital district moves forward with deconstruction

The Captial Regional Housing District will begin the redevelopment of the 3.9-acre Oak Bay Lodge property by demolishing the four-storey buildings. (Black Press Media File)
Grade 2 student Leon Moinier of Ecole Beausoleil with dad Sam Becevel. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Beausoleil school possibly moving to Braefoot property in Saanich

Francophone parents call for purpose-built school

Grade 2 student Leon Moinier of Ecole Beausoleil with dad Sam Becevel. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The Cattle Point boat ramp’s lease is coming up for renewal and will be extended until 2049 through the province. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Lease for Cattle Point boat launch in Oak Bay up for renewal

Rights to boat launch to be extended until 2049

The Cattle Point boat ramp’s lease is coming up for renewal and will be extended until 2049 through the province. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
A Salish Sea Industrial crane operator removes a derelict sailboat off the shores of Cadboro Bay on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Boat removal an ‘early Christmas’ present for shores of Saanich, Oak Bay

Dead Boat Society organizes clean up of 10 wrecks in Caddy Bay

A Salish Sea Industrial crane operator removes a derelict sailboat off the shores of Cadboro Bay on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Sno’uyutth welcome pole by Butch and Clarence Dick at Oak Bay High when it was installed, November of 2015. The pole is now five years old. (Kris Nichols photo)
Sno’uyutth welcome pole by Butch and Clarence Dick at Oak Bay High when it was installed, November of 2015. The pole is now five years old. (Kris Nichols photo)
Theft plagued Oak Bay last week. Video surveillance captures a theft in progress in the Clive condo building storage off Oak Bay Avenue on Dec. 5. (Oak Bay Police Twitter)

Thief nabs package worth $1,378 off Oak Bay doorstep

Dec. 7 police briefs, police catch man with warrant hiding under deck

Theft plagued Oak Bay last week. Video surveillance captures a theft in progress in the Clive condo building storage off Oak Bay Avenue on Dec. 5. (Oak Bay Police Twitter)
Michael Farrell has opened Avenue Barber in Oak Bay Village next to Cobs Bread. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

New barbershop moves into Oak Bay Village

Location too good to pass up, despite opening during a pandemic

Michael Farrell has opened Avenue Barber in Oak Bay Village next to Cobs Bread. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The Avenue Gallery’s December exhibition features their annual jewelry show with proceeds going to Victoria Hospice. (Avenue Gallery image)
The Avenue Gallery’s December exhibition features their annual jewelry show with proceeds going to Victoria Hospice. (Avenue Gallery image)