Travis Paterson

David Boudinot has focused a research project with Surfrider Canada that tracked nurdles from the beaches of Vancouver Island up the Fraser River to Annacis Island. (Black Press/File Photo)

Mysterious plastic pellets washing up on Vancouver Island traced back to Fraser River source

‘Nurdles’ lead UVic researcher, Surfrider call on province for enforcement

David Boudinot has focused a research project with Surfrider Canada that tracked nurdles from the beaches of Vancouver Island up the Fraser River to Annacis Island. (Black Press/File Photo)
A couple pulled in briefly to the Oak Bay Library to drop off books Wednesday morning when their car caught on fire. The engine, dash, panels, windshield and tires either melted, burned or cracked under the stress of the heat. (Peter Gray Photo)

Car bursts into flames during book drop off at Oak Bay library

Patrons to library, Monterey centre watch 1990s sedan burn up

A couple pulled in briefly to the Oak Bay Library to drop off books Wednesday morning when their car caught on fire. The engine, dash, panels, windshield and tires either melted, burned or cracked under the stress of the heat. (Peter Gray Photo)
Robert Simpson and Denise Pettersson Simpson on the porch of their Mitchell Street home. The couple has spent their retirement between two houses in Texas and Greater Victoria. They believe the speculation tax should have been introduced with a grand-parented clause that doesn’t target people such as themselves, who are longtime homeowners and retirees. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

B.C.’s speculation tax under fire in first major legal challenge

Group petition filed Thursday in B.C. Supreme Court

Robert Simpson and Denise Pettersson Simpson on the porch of their Mitchell Street home. The couple has spent their retirement between two houses in Texas and Greater Victoria. They believe the speculation tax should have been introduced with a grand-parented clause that doesn’t target people such as themselves, who are longtime homeowners and retirees. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
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)
Oak Bay Police Const. Sandrine Perry, second from right, with the 2019 Tour de Rock team leaving Glanford middle school on Friday morning. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Tour de Rock: Meet the 2019 team to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society

Tour de Rock sets out on Sept. 21 for the 1,100 km tour

Oak Bay Police Const. Sandrine Perry, second from right, with the 2019 Tour de Rock team leaving Glanford middle school on Friday morning. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
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
A case of whooping cough has been confirmed at Mount Douglas secondary school as of March 7. (Google Maps)

Whooping cough confirmed at Vancouver Island high school

Pertussis can be nagging and uncomfortable for teens, serious or even fatal for infants

A case of whooping cough has been confirmed at Mount Douglas secondary school as of March 7. (Google Maps)
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
Teen with diabetes told ‘no food’ on public B.C. bus

Teen with diabetes told ‘no food’ on public B.C. bus

B. C. Transit apologizes, saying it will look into food and drink policy

Teen with diabetes told ‘no food’ on public B.C. bus
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)
Tofino Bus owner Dylan Green has seen his small company grow from a single van catering to surfers from Nanaimo and Victoria in 2002 to an Island-wide company with 31 buses and 45 employees. SUBMITTED PHOTO                                Tofino Bus owner Dylan Green has seen his small company grow from a single van catering to surfers from Nanaimo and Victoria in 2002 to an Island-wide company with 31 buses and 41 current employees.                                File photo

Wilson’s Group acquires 16-year-old Tofino Bus service

Wilson’s Transportation continues expansion in wake of Greyhound

Tofino Bus owner Dylan Green has seen his small company grow from a single van catering to surfers from Nanaimo and Victoria in 2002 to an Island-wide company with 31 buses and 45 employees. SUBMITTED PHOTO                                Tofino Bus owner Dylan Green has seen his small company grow from a single van catering to surfers from Nanaimo and Victoria in 2002 to an Island-wide company with 31 buses and 41 current employees.                                File photo
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)