District of Metchosin

B.C. scientist and UBC professor Shannon Berch has been leading a project that looks closely at what types of fungi grow on the roots of Garry oak trees. Metchosin mycologist Andy MacKinnon, who has been helping with the study, shared that samples from the roots of Garry oaks have revealed some species which don’t match any other in published literature. This suggests they may have found some species that are new to science. (Photo by Shlomo Shalev/Unsplash)

Scientists discover potential new mushroom species on Island’s Garry oak roots

Metchosin mycologist Andy MacKinnon co-authored a new book on fungi, to be released in summer

 

Metchosin Coun. Kyara Kahakauwila is stepping down as deputy mayor following controversy over her decision to travel to Mexico in December. (Black Press Media file photo)

Councillor steps down as deputy mayor of Metchosin after controversial trip to Mexico

Mayor hopeful mediation will help council get back to the business of community

 

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns (Black Press Media file photo)

Charity’s plan to flip tax-exempt greenspace to development angers Metchosin mayor

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria tight-lipped on land plans

 

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns said he has no plans to relieve Coun. Kyara Kahakauwila as deputy mayor. Kahakauwila has come under public scrutiny after travelling to Mexico for a wedding in December. (Submitted file photo)

Residents fuming, calling for Metchosin councillor to resign following ‘fiesta fiasco’

Mayor John Ranns has no plans to remove Kahakauwila as deputy mayor

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns said he has no plans to relieve Coun. Kyara Kahakauwila as deputy mayor. Kahakauwila has come under public scrutiny after travelling to Mexico for a wedding in December. (Submitted file photo)
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Island mayor says travelling politicians need to meet highest possible standards

Greater Victoria politicians’ travel activities come under fire

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The District of Metchosin’s city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin councillor travelled to Mexico in December

Protocols followed, mayor and council were made aware before trip for wedding of business partner

The District of Metchosin’s city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Junior firefighters Dakota Stevens, Simon Byatt, Declan Wells, Isaiah van Wiltenburg, Aydon Grant and Wyatt Powells completed their four-day crash course program at Metchosin Fire Department on Sunday. (Facebook/Metchosin Fire Department)

Six young men get crash course in how to be a firefighter, Metchosin-style

Junior firefighters can become full-time members when they turn 19

Junior firefighters Dakota Stevens, Simon Byatt, Declan Wells, Isaiah van Wiltenburg, Aydon Grant and Wyatt Powells completed their four-day crash course program at Metchosin Fire Department on Sunday. (Facebook/Metchosin Fire Department)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns wants more done to help farmers whose sheep have been killed in bear attacks. (Facebook/Parry Bay Sheep Farm)

Frustration mounts as Metchosin sheep slaughter continues

Metchosin mayor upset with B.C. Conservation’s response as bear feeds on farm animals

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns wants more done to help farmers whose sheep have been killed in bear attacks. (Facebook/Parry Bay Sheep Farm)
Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin is looking for uncooked and unseasoned fish fillets to feed more than 70 racoons they have at their location. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)

Metchosin’s Wild ARC fishes for fillets to feed more than 70 raccoons

Drop off donations of unseasoned, uncooked fish welcome

Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin is looking for uncooked and unseasoned fish fillets to feed more than 70 racoons they have at their location. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)
A 32-year-old woman has drowned at Matheson Lake in Metchosin. (Google Maps)

32-year-old woman drowns at Matheson Lake in Metchosin

Two bystanders provided CPR on scene

A 32-year-old woman has drowned at Matheson Lake in Metchosin. (Google Maps)
A few Metchosin residents are speaking out after the William Head prison escapees from July 2019 have been charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne, 60. (Martin Payne/Facebook)

One year after prison escape, Greater Victoria residents still don’t feel safe

‘I don’t want to constantly have to be on guard,’ residents react to murder charges

A few Metchosin residents are speaking out after the William Head prison escapees from July 2019 have been charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne, 60. (Martin Payne/Facebook)
Visitors at Metchosin parks and beaches will notice increased parking restrictions as more people flock to the District. (Facebook/Metchosin Fire Department)
Visitors at Metchosin parks and beaches will notice increased parking restrictions as more people flock to the District. (Facebook/Metchosin Fire Department)
Due to regulations in light of COVID-19, controlled burns will not take place at Rocky Point in Metchosin this year. (Chief Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)
Due to regulations in light of COVID-19, controlled burns will not take place at Rocky Point in Metchosin this year. (Chief Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)
Coun. Moralea Milne took this photo of a robber fly in Metchosin. A new study by University of Victoria researchers will be measuring insect biomass to find out if there is an increase or decrease in insects in the municipality. (Moralea Milne photo)

Scientist buzzing over apparent decline of flying insects

New UVic study launch in Metchosin to help track local trend in worldwide issue

Coun. Moralea Milne took this photo of a robber fly in Metchosin. A new study by University of Victoria researchers will be measuring insect biomass to find out if there is an increase or decrease in insects in the municipality. (Moralea Milne photo)
Meet the man behind the soundtrack to Olympic figure skating

Meet the man behind the soundtrack to Olympic figure skating

Metchosin’s Murray Anderson compiled the music the skated to in Pyeongchang

Meet the man behind the soundtrack to Olympic figure skating
Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month

Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month

Residents encouraged to help remove gorse and broom from local roads

Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month
Cast and crew of Once Upon a Prince filming on Taylor Road in Metchosin. (Photo contributed)

Hallmark movie Once Upon a Prince filming in Metchosin

Film starring Megan Park and Jonathan Keltz uses fields and sea-scapes on Taylor Road

Cast and crew of Once Upon a Prince filming on Taylor Road in Metchosin. (Photo contributed)
The District of Metchosin’s municipal hall on Happy Valley Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Metchosin supports moving to three-year municipal term

Some councillors say four years is too much of a commitment

The District of Metchosin’s municipal hall on Happy Valley Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)