Travis Paterson

Bearded Alcazar Iris by Salt Spring Island artist Jeannette Sirois, sketched with coloured pencil on a 22 by 22-inch by 15-inch paper. Sirois’ work is on display this month in the West End Gallery. (Jeannette Sirois Image)

Rolling the dice on the patina of old copper

At the Galleries: Summer days continue

Bearded Alcazar Iris by Salt Spring Island artist Jeannette Sirois, sketched with coloured pencil on a 22 by 22-inch by 15-inch paper. Sirois’ work is on display this month in the West End Gallery. (Jeannette Sirois Image)
The pool at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre is closed effective Tuesday, as are all Oak Bay, Victoria, and Saanich recreation facilities. (File photo/Oak Bay Parks and Rec)

Oak Bay pool to reopen Aug. 17

Swimming, other activities return this month

The pool at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre is closed effective Tuesday, as are all Oak Bay, Victoria, and Saanich recreation facilities. (File photo/Oak Bay Parks and Rec)
Ethan Pauly and Jackson Bocksnick on Bear Mountain Parkway, which they ascended and descended 65 times “Everesting” their way to 8,848 metres of elevation to raise money for KidSport Victoria on July 25. (Jackson Bocksnick Photos)

Island riders conquering new heights

With no races, cyclists tackle Everest challenge to lift community

Ethan Pauly and Jackson Bocksnick on Bear Mountain Parkway, which they ascended and descended 65 times “Everesting” their way to 8,848 metres of elevation to raise money for KidSport Victoria on July 25. (Jackson Bocksnick Photos)
Omar Aziz, centre, with mom Fatima Aziz, are opening their Wrap and Roll store at 1885 Fort St. from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday to raise money for the victims of the Beirut explosion. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Family restaurant to hold Saturday fundraiser for Beirut blast

Wrap and Roll will donate all sales to victims of blast

Omar Aziz, centre, with mom Fatima Aziz, are opening their Wrap and Roll store at 1885 Fort St. from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday to raise money for the victims of the Beirut explosion. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Filip Sprawa, centre, sews Astroturf together with the help of the nine-person crew at Oak Bay High where the replacement turf is being installed. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Turf replacement installed at Oak Bay High

New Astroturf will be ready for school, sports still cancelled

Filip Sprawa, centre, sews Astroturf together with the help of the nine-person crew at Oak Bay High where the replacement turf is being installed. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The driver of a grey sedan drove through a window and into Lazyboy Furniture Galleries at 3501 Saanich Rd. at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Cross Photo)                                The driver of a grey sedan drove through window and into Lazyboy Furniture Galleries at 3501 Saanich Rd. at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Cross Photo)

Driver loses control, crashes into Saanich furniture store

Crash at Lazyboy Furniture store Wednesday afternoon

The driver of a grey sedan drove through a window and into Lazyboy Furniture Galleries at 3501 Saanich Rd. at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Cross Photo)                                The driver of a grey sedan drove through window and into Lazyboy Furniture Galleries at 3501 Saanich Rd. at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Cross Photo)
10:04 a.m.                                 Working from Municipal Hall, Mayor Kevin Murdoch checks his Wednesday morning email. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

A Day in the Life Oak Bay

This photo feature takes you on a visual tour of Oak Bay

10:04 a.m.                                 Working from Municipal Hall, Mayor Kevin Murdoch checks his Wednesday morning email. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Fallen Friends in Oak Bay Village, left, and Leaf Weathervane on McNeill Bay, right, are the first two Arts Alive installations of 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

First Arts Alive sculptures of 2020 now installed

Oak Bay’s annual public art exhibition starts anew

Fallen Friends in Oak Bay Village, left, and Leaf Weathervane on McNeill Bay, right, are the first two Arts Alive installations of 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay Coun. Andrew Appleton wants to revisit the District’s 2011 Active Transportation Plan as parts of it are now outdated and in need of upgrading. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay to get back on track with active transportation plan

Staff to review active transportation network

Oak Bay Coun. Andrew Appleton wants to revisit the District’s 2011 Active Transportation Plan as parts of it are now outdated and in need of upgrading. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Guests sit on the patio of Penny Farthing and Vis a Vis using former parking spots along Oak Bay Avenue. The temporary pilot project runs until Oct. 31. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Park yourself for a pint on the patio in Oak Bay

How do you feel about Oak Bay’s on-street patio?

Guests sit on the patio of Penny Farthing and Vis a Vis using former parking spots along Oak Bay Avenue. The temporary pilot project runs until Oct. 31. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Traffic on the Pat Bay Highway (Black Press Media File)

Having a U.S. license plate is not a crime, police say

Residents called Oak Bay Police about U.S. visitors

Traffic on the Pat Bay Highway (Black Press Media File)
Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay Police impound new driver’s car for drinking and driving

Thefts from Willows Beach area concern police

Oak Bay Police. (Black Press File Photo)
Janet Besler and Ruth McAllister set up the Oak Bay celebration station at municipal hall for Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week in 2018. This year the event is being renamed to Go By Bike Week. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Bike to Work Week returning to Victoria with new name

Go By Bike Week scheduled for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4

Janet Besler and Ruth McAllister set up the Oak Bay celebration station at municipal hall for Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week in 2018. This year the event is being renamed to Go By Bike Week. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Documentary filmmaker Ramsey Fendall in the lab of his grandfather, the UVic biology professor Jeffree Cunningham, in South Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Early Victoria biologist’s photo collection documents a different era

Documentary filmmaker, historian tracing footsteps of Jeffree Cunningham

Documentary filmmaker Ramsey Fendall in the lab of his grandfather, the UVic biology professor Jeffree Cunningham, in South Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The future of the Oak Bay Lodge will be re-evaluated after the last tenant is moved to The Summit at Quadra Village this summer. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Temporary use of Oak Bay Lodge risks project timelines, mayor says

Oak Bay council state concern regarding Lodge’s future

The future of the Oak Bay Lodge will be re-evaluated after the last tenant is moved to The Summit at Quadra Village this summer. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Flo-Elle Watson and Sue Leather are two of four artists who will host a Boulevard Art Show and Sale on Saturday, July 25, in the 1800-block of St. Ann Street in Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Artists host boulevard show in Oak Bay

Four artists will display their work Saturday on St. Ann Street

Flo-Elle Watson and Sue Leather are two of four artists who will host a Boulevard Art Show and Sale on Saturday, July 25, in the 1800-block of St. Ann Street in Oak Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay Police crime stats from 2019. (Oakbay.ca Image)

Oak Bay sees major drop in parking tickets, surge in EV charger use

Oak Bay draft annual report by the numbers

Oak Bay Police crime stats from 2019. (Oakbay.ca Image)
Ian Dejong, Kuni Nerome and Eric Buhne during a garden box building session. The trio are part of Curbside Farms Coop and have delivered about 20 pre-fab boxes that are made out of re-purposed materials. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Victoria student group turns pallets into curbside food

Curbside’s goal is more boulevard gardens

Ian Dejong, Kuni Nerome and Eric Buhne during a garden box building session. The trio are part of Curbside Farms Coop and have delivered about 20 pre-fab boxes that are made out of re-purposed materials. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Local Oak Bay artists Jennifer McIntyre and Claire Christinel are among 16 artists painting one or two aluminum hearts as part of a community Arts Alive project this summer. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Hearts alive summer art display on the way in Oak Bay

Twenty-four hearts will flow in the wind to boost community spirit

Local Oak Bay artists Jennifer McIntyre and Claire Christinel are among 16 artists painting one or two aluminum hearts as part of a community Arts Alive project this summer. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Victoria mayor responds to Oak Bay Council with letter about bike way

Oak Bay council offered visit by Victoria planners regarding Richardson bike way

A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                A commuter crosses the border from Oak Bay into Victoria over Foul Bay Road from McNeill Avenue onto Richardson Street where there is soon to be a diverter for westbound vehicles. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)