Travis Paterson

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)
Forty-two residential properties in Oak Bay were assessed the speculation and vacancy tax in 2019 for a total of $693,000. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

74 Oak Bay property owners paid $693,000 in spec tax

42 properties were assessed with the SVT in 2019

Forty-two residential properties in Oak Bay were assessed the speculation and vacancy tax in 2019 for a total of $693,000. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Stephen “Dusty” Roberts had a feeling this could be his last photo with his dad, Gordon Roberts, from outside the Broadmead care home. (Stephen Roberts Photo)
Stephen “Dusty” Roberts had a feeling this could be his last photo with his dad, Gordon Roberts, from outside the Broadmead care home. (Stephen Roberts Photo)
Oak Bay Coun. Eric Zhelka scoops excess leaves into his kitchen waste bin. The District of Oak Bay’s contract for kitchen waste pickup now permits the inclusion of general yard waste including some pesky invaders such as English ivy. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay residents can now discard of yard waste in green bins

Curbside pickup of organics bin can now include grass, leaves, brush and more

Oak Bay Coun. Eric Zhelka scoops excess leaves into his kitchen waste bin. The District of Oak Bay’s contract for kitchen waste pickup now permits the inclusion of general yard waste including some pesky invaders such as English ivy. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The Oak Bay Police Department issued two tickets of $230 each as students refused to disperse from a 100-person gathering near the University of Victoria on Saturday night. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)

Students at 100-person gathering by UVic given $230 fines

Partygoers defy Oak Bay police orders to disperse

The Oak Bay Police Department issued two tickets of $230 each as students refused to disperse from a 100-person gathering near the University of Victoria on Saturday night. (Oak Bay Police/Twitter)
A St. Michaels University School student of the junior campus in Oak Bay has tested positive for COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

St. Michaels junior school student tests positive for COVID-19

St. Christopher’s Montessori closed Monday due to exposure

A St. Michaels University School student of the junior campus in Oak Bay has tested positive for COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Rob Britton in the rain at the red gates of the Sooke Wilderness Trail turnoff from Niagara Main. (Rob Britton Photo)

Victoria pro cyclist keeps busy with big rides and sneaky coffee stashes

At 36, Rob Britton has a theory as to why he can still race at an elite world level

Rob Britton in the rain at the red gates of the Sooke Wilderness Trail turnoff from Niagara Main. (Rob Britton Photo)
The community can provide feedback on the future of the Oak Bay Lodge property. (Black Press Media File)

Consultation for future of Oak Bay lodge begins

New proposal for land expected late 2021

The community can provide feedback on the future of the Oak Bay Lodge property. (Black Press Media File)
The Uplands sign at the entrance to the upscale Oak Bay neighbourhood. Uplands is home to four of the top-500 assessed properties in B.C. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Uplands home to four of top-500 assessed properties in B.C.

Spike in sales sees 201 Oak Bay homes sold in first three quarters of 2020

The Uplands sign at the entrance to the upscale Oak Bay neighbourhood. Uplands is home to four of the top-500 assessed properties in B.C. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Patrick McAllister talks to an Oak Bay public works crew during repairs to the storm drain on Dewdney Street, Jan. 4. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Crews swamped as recent rains flood Oak Bay homes

Victoria drainage company gets hundreds of calls in one day

Patrick McAllister talks to an Oak Bay public works crew during repairs to the storm drain on Dewdney Street, Jan. 4. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay Recreation Centre on Bee Street is reopening in stages, starting June 22. In mid-March Oak Bay closed all recreation facilities due to a COVID-19 outbreak. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Police seek man intentionally leaving teddy bear on sidewalk in Oak Bay

Man approached teen girl who picked up the stuffy

Oak Bay Recreation Centre on Bee Street is reopening in stages, starting June 22. In mid-March Oak Bay closed all recreation facilities due to a COVID-19 outbreak. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Scouts Jacob and Joshua Cunliffe with friend Rhys White during the 2020 5th Garry Oak Scouts annual post-holiday bottle drive in Oak Bay. The outfit is holding its annual holiday drive on Saturday, Jan. 2, in the parking lot of Fireman’s park, 9 to 3 p.m. (Courtesy 5th Garry Oak Scouts)

Bring trees and empties to Oak Bay scouts and fire halls

Two-for-one tree chipping, empties dropoff near Fireman’s Park

Scouts Jacob and Joshua Cunliffe with friend Rhys White during the 2020 5th Garry Oak Scouts annual post-holiday bottle drive in Oak Bay. The outfit is holding its annual holiday drive on Saturday, Jan. 2, in the parking lot of Fireman’s park, 9 to 3 p.m. (Courtesy 5th Garry Oak Scouts)
Residents witnessed would-be thieves trying the door handles of vehicles in Oak Bay again last week as the trend to pluck money, electronics and other valuables from unlocked Oak Bay cars continues. (Black Press File Photo)

Grinch steals $1,000 in gifts from vehicle in Oak Bay

Theft reported on Christmas Eve

Residents witnessed would-be thieves trying the door handles of vehicles in Oak Bay again last week as the trend to pluck money, electronics and other valuables from unlocked Oak Bay cars continues. (Black Press File Photo)
Trevor Coey atop Mount Work in September. Coey longs to run the roads and trails like he did before he lost his leg in an accident three years ago. (Photo courtesy of Trevor Coey)
Trevor Coey atop Mount Work in September. Coey longs to run the roads and trails like he did before he lost his leg in an accident three years ago. (Photo courtesy of Trevor Coey)
Mayor Kevin Murdoch with the electric vehicle charger at Oak Bay municipal hall. The district will add six more chargers to Monterey, Henderson and Oak Bay Recreation centres. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay to add electric charge stations, charge $1 per hour

Electric vehicle chargers coming to Henderson, Oak Bay Rec.

Mayor Kevin Murdoch with the electric vehicle charger at Oak Bay municipal hall. The district will add six more chargers to Monterey, Henderson and Oak Bay Recreation centres. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Dean Murdock hosting an episode of Amazing Places, his new placemaking podcast with 22 episodes that he started in July. (Dean Murdock Photo)

Pandemic podcasts emerge in Greater Victoria with policy, politics and punditry

Best Coast and Amazing Places podcasts put policy into practice

Dean Murdock hosting an episode of Amazing Places, his new placemaking podcast with 22 episodes that he started in July. (Dean Murdock Photo)
Wylie Thomas burning carpet burweed at Cattle Point. The invasive plant has a shallow root and germinates quickly, making it hard to eradicate. However, a propane torch is an effective tool to kill it because of the shallow root. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay torching invasive burweed at Cattle Point

Carpet burweed threatens last of the camas meadows

Wylie Thomas burning carpet burweed at Cattle Point. The invasive plant has a shallow root and germinates quickly, making it hard to eradicate. However, a propane torch is an effective tool to kill it because of the shallow root. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay Village real estate agents took part in the annual Realtor Food Bank Challenge, from left, Nancy Stratton and Emily Moyes from The Agency, Mark Gutnecht and Krista Voitchovsky from Engel & Volkers, and Tony Joe from Re/Max, and in front, Rebecca Barritt from The Agency. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Village real estate challenge raises $18K for Mustard Seed

Annual food drive continues amid pandemic

Oak Bay Village real estate agents took part in the annual Realtor Food Bank Challenge, from left, Nancy Stratton and Emily Moyes from The Agency, Mark Gutnecht and Krista Voitchovsky from Engel & Volkers, and Tony Joe from Re/Max, and in front, Rebecca Barritt from The Agency. (Black Press Media File Photo)