Metchosin

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria says sale of the planned subdivision will increase the club’s ability to provide services and support. (Courtesy of Association for the Protection of Rural Metchosin)

Victoria Boys and Girls Club says youth would benefit from Metchosin land sale

Club says sale will guarantee supports and programs at time when demand high

 

Inmates at Metchosin’s William Head Institution are being given COVID-19 vaccines as part of the first phase. Around 600 inmates will be vaccinated in the coming days. (Black Press Media file photo)

William Head prison inmates in receive first doses of COVID vaccine

Priority set for older inmates and those with underlying medical conditions

 

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

 

A Metchosin woman’s leather car seats have been torn up after she says a bear entered her vehicle overnight on Saturday, Nov. 14. (Jennifer O’Driscoll-Begley photo)

Bear breaks into Metchosin car, leaves stench, mess behind

‘If living among wildlife bothers you, maybe living in a forest isn’t for you,’ car owner says

A Metchosin woman’s leather car seats have been torn up after she says a bear entered her vehicle overnight on Saturday, Nov. 14. (Jennifer O’Driscoll-Begley photo)
A Marine Mammal Rescue Centre veterinarian removes a plastic packing band from the neck of a Stellar’s sea lion at the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve on Sept. 10. (Courtesy of Mara Radawetz)

Plastic band removed from neck of Greater Victoria sea lion

Entanglement injuries in seals and sea lions a regular occurrence at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

A Marine Mammal Rescue Centre veterinarian removes a plastic packing band from the neck of a Stellar’s sea lion at the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve on Sept. 10. (Courtesy of Mara Radawetz)
Metchosin’s Glenrosa Farm Restaurant will be serving their last brunch on Sunday, Sept. 13 – closing once again after re-opening in July after the lockdown. (Facebook/Glenrosa Farm Restaurant)
Metchosin’s Glenrosa Farm Restaurant will be serving their last brunch on Sunday, Sept. 13 – closing once again after re-opening in July after the lockdown. (Facebook/Glenrosa Farm Restaurant)
Two sheep farms in Metchosin have each lost three sheep to bears in the area. (Facebook/Parry Bay Sheep Farm)

Metchosin farmers lose sheep to bear attacks

B.C. Conservation hasn’t euthanized any bears in Metchosin this year

Two sheep farms in Metchosin have each lost three sheep to bears in the area. (Facebook/Parry Bay Sheep Farm)
A baby otter is recovering at Wild ARC in Metchosin after her mom was hit and killed by a motorist in East Sooke. (Wild ARC photo)

Baby otter recovering in Metchosin after mom killed by motorist

Wild ARC opens emergency fund for young pup

A baby otter is recovering at Wild ARC in Metchosin after her mom was hit and killed by a motorist in East Sooke. (Wild ARC photo)
William Head Institution. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin prison reclassified nine offenders to medium security after July escape

New security measures, notification procedures in place at William Head Institution

William Head Institution. (Black Press Media file photo)
Martin Payne, 60, was found dead in his Metchosin home on July 12, 2019. (Martin Payne/Facebook)

William Head prison escapees charged in homicide of Metchosin man

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage charged in relation to homicide of Martin Payne

Martin Payne, 60, was found dead in his Metchosin home on July 12, 2019. (Martin Payne/Facebook)
A bear attacked a Rottweiler and killed it in Metchosin on Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bear attacks Rottweiler near Matheson Lake in Metchosin

Dog death prompts reminders to manage attractants, lock up garbage

A bear attacked a Rottweiler and killed it in Metchosin on Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Neighbours gathered to enjoy a musical tribute on the bridge leading to a home on Brookview Drive in Metchosin. The band played John Prine songs in memory of the singer-songwriter who died on April 7. Less than one year ago, their bridge was host to a memorial for their neighbour, Martin Payne, who was found dead in his home in July. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

‘The stream is my medicine’: Payne, Prine and the healing power of music in Metchosin

Metchosin neighbours host musical tribute on bridge where memorial was held last summer

Neighbours gathered to enjoy a musical tribute on the bridge leading to a home on Brookview Drive in Metchosin. The band played John Prine songs in memory of the singer-songwriter who died on April 7. Less than one year ago, their bridge was host to a memorial for their neighbour, Martin Payne, who was found dead in his home in July. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
BC SPCA’s Wild ARC says the facility is housing fewer injured wildlife this spring than typical intake numbers. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Injured wildlife admissions drop roughly 80 per cent during COVID-19 pandemic

Wild ARC speculates reduced traffic and active job sites impact numbers

BC SPCA’s Wild ARC says the facility is housing fewer injured wildlife this spring than typical intake numbers. (Facebook/Wild ARC)
A dozen or more Metchosin cats are in need of homes. (Facebook/Broken Promises Rescue)

Dozen Metchosin ‘barn cats’ on the hunt for new homes

Broken Promises Animal Rescue hoping to re-home feral cats

A dozen or more Metchosin cats are in need of homes. (Facebook/Broken Promises Rescue)
Martin Payne, 60, was found dead in his Metchosin home on July 12. Police have confirmed foul play and believe the crime is an isolated incident. (Martin Payne/Facebook)

RCMP identifies persons of interest in murder of Metchosin man

Martin Payne, 60, was found dead in his Metchosin home on July 12

Martin Payne, 60, was found dead in his Metchosin home on July 12. Police have confirmed foul play and believe the crime is an isolated incident. (Martin Payne/Facebook)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are back in police custody after their escape from William Head institution on July 7. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Inmates who escaped William Head to appear in court later this month

James Busch, Zachary Armitage were scheduled to appear in a West Shore court Thursday

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage are back in police custody after their escape from William Head institution on July 7. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Chris Ferguson, a Metchosin resident, found 12 or 13 dead fish along Witty’s Lagoon Thursday morning. (Photo courtesy of Chris Ferguson)

Dead fish dot shoreline at Witty’s Lagoon in Metchosin

Untouched by birds, DFO has yet to confirm cause of death

Chris Ferguson, a Metchosin resident, found 12 or 13 dead fish along Witty’s Lagoon Thursday morning. (Photo courtesy of Chris Ferguson)
Happy at Home on the Farm

Happy at Home on the Farm

Violane Mitchell and Tom Henry at Stillmeadow Farm

  • Feb 1, 2019
Happy at Home on the Farm
Cat On The Prowl, 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turns Heads

Cat On The Prowl, 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turns Heads

Jody Dick’s groovy classic car is a rebuilt ride

  • Jan 28, 2019
Cat On The Prowl, 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turns Heads
A fire in a Metchosin workshop late Friday night kept firefighters busy for more than five hours. (Photo submitted by Scott Henning)

Cause of late night Metchosin workshop fire still under investigation

Potentially hazardous fire kept crews busy

  • Nov 26, 2018
A fire in a Metchosin workshop late Friday night kept firefighters busy for more than five hours. (Photo submitted by Scott Henning)