Travis Paterson

Takaya, B.C.’s intriguing lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island

Takaya, B.C.’s intriguing lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island

Fun facts about Takaya the wolf, like his a 36-hour tour around Chatham, Discovery Islands

Takaya, B.C.’s intriguing lone wolf, seen eating seal and howling away on Discovery Island
Couple billed $6K in B.C. speculation tax, believes retirees targeted unfairly

Couple billed $6K in B.C. speculation tax, believes retirees targeted unfairly

Retiree has lived in Mitchell Street home for 67 years

Couple billed $6K in B.C. speculation tax, believes retirees targeted unfairly
The ‘Tulip House’ at Beach Drive and Dalhousie Street is for sale for $1.4 million. The Flemings, Bob and Jan, planted 12,000 tulips this year and then replaced them with begonias. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Speculation tax forces sale of Greater Victoria’s iconic ‘Tulip House’

Bob and Jan Fleming selling their retirement home famous for its thousands of tulips

The ‘Tulip House’ at Beach Drive and Dalhousie Street is for sale for $1.4 million. The Flemings, Bob and Jan, planted 12,000 tulips this year and then replaced them with begonias. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Maggie Coles-Lyster of Maple Ridge, second from left, and Erin Attwell of Victoria, far right, line up on the track for the team pursuit earlier this year. The Canadian team advanced to the gold medal round at the Pan Am Games on Friday. (Guy Swarbrick Photo)

Maple Ridge track cyclist advances to gold medal round at Pan Am Games

Saanich’s Erin Attwell, Maple Ridge’s Maggie Coles-Lyster chase team pursuit gold

Maggie Coles-Lyster of Maple Ridge, second from left, and Erin Attwell of Victoria, far right, line up on the track for the team pursuit earlier this year. The Canadian team advanced to the gold medal round at the Pan Am Games on Friday. (Guy Swarbrick Photo)
VIDEO: Takaya, the lone wolf that roams two B.C. islands, spotted on beach

VIDEO: Takaya, the lone wolf that roams two B.C. islands, spotted on beach

Coastal wolf captured while trotting along beach by Vancouver Island tourism company

VIDEO: Takaya, the lone wolf that roams two B.C. islands, spotted on beach
B.C. woman forced to celebrate 104th birthday in emergency room

B.C. woman forced to celebrate 104th birthday in emergency room

At 104, Jean MacKay still a common sight in Oak Bay Village

B.C. woman forced to celebrate 104th birthday in emergency room
Physicists Werner Israel and Stephen Hawking share a chat. (Photo UVic.ca)

Book donated to University of Victoria reveals forgotten letter from Stephen Hawking

First-edition Hawking book yields personalized letter to UVic prof

Physicists Werner Israel and Stephen Hawking share a chat. (Photo UVic.ca)
Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Add money, start spraying to wash dog in the K9000

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry
Reservations opening for campsites around B.C.

Reservations opening for campsites around B.C.

Now’s the time to start planning your camping trips

Reservations opening for campsites around B.C.
Richard Murray, owner and operator of Hilltop Greenhouses in Saanich, stands among some of the 100,000 poinsettias they grow and sell each holiday season, the only large-scale producer on the south Island. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

One of B.C.’s major poinsettia producers says business is booming

Hilltop Greenhouses in Saanich grows 100,000 poinsettias a year

Richard Murray, owner and operator of Hilltop Greenhouses in Saanich, stands among some of the 100,000 poinsettias they grow and sell each holiday season, the only large-scale producer on the south Island. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
B.C. couple stunned with $8,900 tax bill

B.C. couple stunned with $8,900 tax bill

Local family had to prove children exist, audited for in-home nannies

B.C. couple stunned with $8,900 tax bill
One of 97 rats turned into the SPCA on Friday. The domestic version of the animal are putting a strain on the local SPCA branch, which is in turn seeking for adoptions and also donations to help care for the animals. Submitted

97 rats surrendered to SPCA from B.C. home

Intake of 97 pet rats puts strain on SPCA branch

One of 97 rats turned into the SPCA on Friday. The domestic version of the animal are putting a strain on the local SPCA branch, which is in turn seeking for adoptions and also donations to help care for the animals. Submitted
Saanich firefighters flipped an adult mare around and helped her regain her footing on a Beaver Lake trail on Wednesday afternoon. (Twitter screenshot/Capt. Darwin Schellenberg)

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Saanich firefighters flipped an adult mare around and helped her regain her footing on a Beaver Lake trail on Wednesday afternoon. (Twitter screenshot/Capt. Darwin Schellenberg)
Dust flies off the contents of Ken Wardroper’s garbage can he keeps under the sink. The can remains half empty, still not full after three years. (Travis Paterson/News staff)

B.C. man hasn’t put trash out for 3 years

Mr. No-trash recycles everything, even takes neighbours’ composts to public works

Dust flies off the contents of Ken Wardroper’s garbage can he keeps under the sink. The can remains half empty, still not full after three years. (Travis Paterson/News staff)
Thirty-year-old Johnathon Lee Robichaud, from Central Saanich, is a suspect sought by Saanich Police. Submitted

B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children

Saanich Police seek potential victims of Johnathon Lee Robichaud from Central Saanich

Thirty-year-old Johnathon Lee Robichaud, from Central Saanich, is a suspect sought by Saanich Police. Submitted
Mathias Totz, second from left, with his team during the SHAD design challenge at the University of P.E.I. Submitted

B.C. student helps design bracelet to measure poison air from wildfires

A Vancouver Island high school student, Matias Totz, part of group to win SHAD competition

Mathias Totz, second from left, with his team during the SHAD design challenge at the University of P.E.I. Submitted
Tim constructed a dome, to which people can attach tarps, to keep sun and rain out. Travis Paterson/News Staff

B.C. tent city camper arrested for taking coins from fountain

The man, who built a shelter at a Saanich park, says homeless people are unfairly targeted

Tim constructed a dome, to which people can attach tarps, to keep sun and rain out. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Manjit and Suman Virk at their home with Reena’s parrot Smooch in 2009.                                File photo

Reena Virk’s mother has died

Both of Virk’s parents became activists against bullying in wake of daughter’s death

Manjit and Suman Virk at their home with Reena’s parrot Smooch in 2009.                                File photo
Fourth year economics student Bryce Edwards is part of UVic’s “OrcaSat,” the Optical and Radio Calibration for Atmospheric Attenuation Satellite (ORCAASat) is a joint project between the UVic Satellite Design team (a collective of undergraduate and graduate students from the faculties of engineering, social sciences and commerce), UVic engineering and astronomy faculty supervisors, along with collaborators at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. Travis Paterson/News Staff

B.C. university to launch mini-satellite, study dark energy

University of Victoria engineering students to work with B.C. designed CubeSat, only 10cm by 10cm

Fourth year economics student Bryce Edwards is part of UVic’s “OrcaSat,” the Optical and Radio Calibration for Atmospheric Attenuation Satellite (ORCAASat) is a joint project between the UVic Satellite Design team (a collective of undergraduate and graduate students from the faculties of engineering, social sciences and commerce), UVic engineering and astronomy faculty supervisors, along with collaborators at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Cops corral pig on the loose on Vancouver Island

Cops corral pig on the loose on Vancouver Island

Police “put the grab” on pig before it can cross the highway on Vancouver Island

Cops corral pig on the loose on Vancouver Island