Travis Paterson

The aftermath of fireworks, Fernwood resident David Boudinot found this burned-out garbage can full of firework remnants early on the morning after Halloween. (David Boudinot Photo)
The aftermath of fireworks, Fernwood resident David Boudinot found this burned-out garbage can full of firework remnants early on the morning after Halloween. (David Boudinot Photo)
Real estate agents Kash Burley, Blair McInnis and Ray Murray in front of the Pemberton Holmes office on Oak Bay Avenue. The company is running the annual food drive and will pick up donations in the area. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Real estate agents keep Oak Bay food drive alive

Pemberton Holmes agents run Avenue food drive, offer pickups outside Oak Bay

Real estate agents Kash Burley, Blair McInnis and Ray Murray in front of the Pemberton Holmes office on Oak Bay Avenue. The company is running the annual food drive and will pick up donations in the area. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay High voting station was slow and steady for the provincial election day, Oct. 24, 2020, as the Oak-Bay Gordon Head riding had the third-most mail-in votes of all B.C. ridings. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Mail-in ballots for South Island exceed election day

Trio of South Island ridings have most mail-in ballots in B.C. as count set to begin

Oak Bay High voting station was slow and steady for the provincial election day, Oct. 24, 2020, as the Oak-Bay Gordon Head riding had the third-most mail-in votes of all B.C. ridings. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay Fire Chief Darren Hughes delivers a ceremonial wreath during the Remembrance Day service at Oak Bay Memorial Cenotaph, Nov. 11, 2019. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay’s popular Remembrance Day ceremony streamed online

‘We’re trying to follow the same program, but scaled down,’ Fire Chief says

Oak Bay Fire Chief Darren Hughes delivers a ceremonial wreath during the Remembrance Day service at Oak Bay Memorial Cenotaph, Nov. 11, 2019. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Tina Taylor looks through the broken glass of the front door at her business, Buttons’n’Bows Fabric Store, which was broken into sometime over the Halloween weekend. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Trio of Foul Bay businesses robbed, burgled

Break-ins spike as hair salon, fabric store and market all targeted

Tina Taylor looks through the broken glass of the front door at her business, Buttons’n’Bows Fabric Store, which was broken into sometime over the Halloween weekend. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Results from a 2020 budget question on deer population control. (OakBay.ca Image)

Oak Bay seeks feedback for 2021 budget

Budget questionnaire now available online

Results from a 2020 budget question on deer population control. (OakBay.ca Image)
Monterey middle school students Emily Sharlow-Tucker (Grade 7) and Lilian Goulstone (Grade 6) removing ivy from the Centennial Trail entrance to Anderson Hill Park (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Volunteers plant $3,200 worth of native plants in Oak Bay park

Monterey students lead ongoing reclamation of Anderson Hill

Monterey middle school students Emily Sharlow-Tucker (Grade 7) and Lilian Goulstone (Grade 6) removing ivy from the Centennial Trail entrance to Anderson Hill Park (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Two youths have been banned from the Oak Bay Beach Hotel after they were caught swimming in the hotel’s outdoor pool around 3 a.m. on Halloween. (Black Press Media file photo)

Youths caught swimming at Oak Bay Beach Hotel at 3 a.m.

Police respond to busy Halloween week in Oak Bay

Two youths have been banned from the Oak Bay Beach Hotel after they were caught swimming in the hotel’s outdoor pool around 3 a.m. on Halloween. (Black Press Media file photo)
Oak Bay Police ticketed a resident for failing to comply with the voluntary 14-day quarantine. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay resident issued $1,150 ticket for failing to quarantine

‘We have no reason to believe they didn’t understand,’ police say

Oak Bay Police ticketed a resident for failing to comply with the voluntary 14-day quarantine. (Black Press File Photo)
The owner of Tomley Market on Foul Bay road fended off an armed robber with a knife at 7:45 p.m. on Halloween. (Google Maps Screenshot)

Store owner fends off knife-wielding robber in Oak Bay

Police arrive quickly to arrest robber at Foul Bay business

The owner of Tomley Market on Foul Bay road fended off an armed robber with a knife at 7:45 p.m. on Halloween. (Google Maps Screenshot)
Hannah Dill and Stella Harrison with the 232-pound pumpkin that Hannah, 5, won in a contest from Save-On-Foods. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Little kid, big pumpkin in Oak Bay

Neighbour makes expert Jack-o-lantern of 232-pound gourd

Hannah Dill and Stella Harrison with the 232-pound pumpkin that Hannah, 5, won in a contest from Save-On-Foods. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Artist Kent Laforme with the Takaya piece in his Cordova Bay studio. Laforme’s hand is on the neck of the natural impression of a howling wolf. (Travis Paterson/Oak Bay News)

Council approves wolf sculpture for Cattle Point

Artist worked on Takaya-inspired piece with Songhees approval

Artist Kent Laforme with the Takaya piece in his Cordova Bay studio. Laforme’s hand is on the neck of the natural impression of a howling wolf. (Travis Paterson/Oak Bay News)
Jacques Sirois of the Community Association of Oak Bay works to remove decades worth of English ivy from a stand of native Scouler’s Willows in the Kitty islet end of McNeill Bay. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Daylight finally hits long covered stand of willow trees in Oak Bay

Volunteers remove overgrown ivy from McNeill Bay

Jacques Sirois of the Community Association of Oak Bay works to remove decades worth of English ivy from a stand of native Scouler’s Willows in the Kitty islet end of McNeill Bay. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay police still awesome, residents say

2020 community policing survey results released

Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)
Coun. Tara Ney rakes leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall. Ney’s motion asking staff to do a report on alternative options to the ongoing use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay a step closer to banning gas leaf blowers

Council leans toward a study on alternatives

Coun. Tara Ney rakes leaves behind Oak Bay municipal hall. Ney’s motion asking staff to do a report on alternative options to the ongoing use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Soccer player Ethan Finnigan juggles the ball at Oak Bay High. The Grade 12 student was injured much of last year and was relying on his senior year to score a scholarship and play at university. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

High school athletes remain on sidelines across B.C.

Recruiting for university on hiatus, future unknown

Soccer player Ethan Finnigan juggles the ball at Oak Bay High. The Grade 12 student was injured much of last year and was relying on his senior year to score a scholarship and play at university. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
This house in the 600-block of Linden Avenue in Fairfield has a Día de Muertos theme for 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Haunted Oak Bay

Residents spookify houses

This house in the 600-block of Linden Avenue in Fairfield has a Día de Muertos theme for 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Theft of $120 in Sharpie is among the files Oak Bay Police Department responded to last week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man steals $120 worth of Sharpies from Oak Bay Village

Police respond to daytime break-in and theft, among other calls last week

Theft of $120 in Sharpie is among the files Oak Bay Police Department responded to last week. (Black Press Media file photo)
HarbourCats players celebrate winning the North Division Championship Series in 2019. (Christian J. Stewart/File Photo)

Victoria HarbourCats locked out of team Facebook page

Management hires legal team to solve issue

HarbourCats players celebrate winning the North Division Championship Series in 2019. (Christian J. Stewart/File Photo)
Residents enjoy the annual Halloween Trick or Treat on Oak Bay Avenue. (Robert Harwood Photo)

No Halloween, Christmas events in Oak Bay Village

Oak Bay to host series of Winter Markets

Residents enjoy the annual Halloween Trick or Treat on Oak Bay Avenue. (Robert Harwood Photo)