Metchosin

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage escaped from the William Head institution on July 7, 2019 and were subsequently charged with first-degree murder in the death of martin Payne of Metchosin. A civil case launched by Payne’s daughters blames the correctional system for their escape and the death of their father. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Metchosin man’s death due to prison allowing inmates to escape, daughters allege

Civil suit says Correctional Service of Canada staff failed repeatedly

 

Bella competing with Alicia Gadban. The pair's performances this year earned Bella a national award for best Canadian bred horse of the year. (Courtesy of Paula Leweke)

Metchosin horse heroine celebrates Canadian equestrian breeding award

Breeder Paula Leweke knew ‘Bella’ was special from an early age

 

The front cover of the Goldstream Gazette Vol. 17. No. 30 July 22, 1992. (Goldstream Gazette Archives)

Back in the Day: Social housing, Sarajevo and Slug Fest

Soldiers were training for a peacekeeping mission in an eastern European country

 

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP searching for morning flasher in Metchosin

Man exposed himself to a woman jogging on the Galloping Goose Trail

The West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
The terms of a standstill agreement relating to a possible future Indigenous protection area signed in February by representatives of Pearson College, the District of Metchosin, Sc’ianew First Nation and Habitat Acquisition Trust prevent more detail being given about the district’s sale of buffer zone land to the Capital Regional District, according to Mayor John Ranns. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Relationships strained over Metchosin buffer zone sale

Mayor John Ranns frustrated by various aspects of the process

The terms of a standstill agreement relating to a possible future Indigenous protection area signed in February by representatives of Pearson College, the District of Metchosin, Sc’ianew First Nation and Habitat Acquisition Trust prevent more detail being given about the district’s sale of buffer zone land to the Capital Regional District, according to Mayor John Ranns. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The buffer zone in Metchosin was acquired as part of the land swap agreement between the district, Langford and Scia’new First Nation in 2017. (Black Press Media File)

Metchosin residents angry over stalled buffer zone sale to CRD

Residents to speak at council Monday as Langford council votes on Centre Mountain bylaws

The buffer zone in Metchosin was acquired as part of the land swap agreement between the district, Langford and Scia’new First Nation in 2017. (Black Press Media File)
A crash on Island Highway at Six Mile Road back in March. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore Crash Map: The top intersections reporting collisions last year

Many intersections have been top of the list in their respective municipalities for years

A crash on Island Highway at Six Mile Road back in March. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mae Browne was visiting Metchosin from Victoria for its Canada Day festivities with her family. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Canada Day in the West Shore

Crowds visited events in Langford, Metchosin

Mae Browne was visiting Metchosin from Victoria for its Canada Day festivities with her family. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Dr. Robert O’Connor, a family doctor with Me’Chosen Medical presented to Metchosin council on June 27, suggesting several ways a rural municipality can attract family doctors. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin looking for options to help tackle doctor shortage crisis

Local doctor suggests welcome service, scholarships and letter calling on UBCM to lobby province

Dr. Robert O’Connor, a family doctor with Me’Chosen Medical presented to Metchosin council on June 27, suggesting several ways a rural municipality can attract family doctors. (Black Press Media file photo)
The sign on Happy Valley Road in Metchosin was put up by the Morrans around 20 years ago. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

There’s a Metchosin ant hill so large, it has its own sign – and has existed for 20 years

The Morran’s put up a sign to warn walkers around 20 years ago

The sign on Happy Valley Road in Metchosin was put up by the Morrans around 20 years ago. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Metchosin Mighty Garage Sale was held on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 4430 Happy Valley Rd. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Mighty Metchosin Garage Sale has record year for donations

Plenty still on offer as sale closes 3 p.m. Sunday

The Metchosin Mighty Garage Sale was held on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 4430 Happy Valley Rd. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The last time the garage sale was held was in 2019. It’s back this year after a two-year COVID hiatus. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin Mighty Garage Sale back in action this month

Event raises money for the Metchosin Community House

The last time the garage sale was held was in 2019. It’s back this year after a two-year COVID hiatus. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin Day has been cancelled this year due to logistical challenges. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin Day cancelled due to parking challenges

Field used as temporary parking lot no longer available

Metchosin Day has been cancelled this year due to logistical challenges. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin could soon be paying a portion of rent at the West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford is seen March 29, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin braces for hike in policing costs

Surpassing a population of 5,000 leaves the community responsible for 70% of policing costs

Metchosin could soon be paying a portion of rent at the West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford is seen March 29, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP encourage the public to contact police whenever they see a suspected impaired driver on the roads. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP look to public to help take impaired drivers off the roads

Impaired driver caught in Metchosin; police alerted by caller with good information

West Shore RCMP encourage the public to contact police whenever they see a suspected impaired driver on the roads. (Black Press Media file photo)
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is warning residents of East Sooke and Metchosin after a recent string of cougar attacks on pets left one dog dead. (Black Press Media file photo)

Warning issued after dog killed in string of Metchosin, East Sooke cougar attacks

Three attacks on large dogs in rural area have been confirmed in the last two weeks

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is warning residents of East Sooke and Metchosin after a recent string of cougar attacks on pets left one dog dead. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mile Zero Brewing’s hope to open a nano-brewery in the old Metchosin school building moved a step closer to reality this week, with council recommending approval, with specific criteria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin council hands off nano-brewery recommendation to liquor board

District’s input on hours, capacity and other elements to inform liquor board decision

Mile Zero Brewing’s hope to open a nano-brewery in the old Metchosin school building moved a step closer to reality this week, with council recommending approval, with specific criteria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The area around the intersection of Latoria Boulevard and Metchosin Road will be a work zone for the next six months or so, as crews install traffic lights and a new transit exchange, along with other improvements. (Courtesy City of Colwood)

Upgrades to Colwood intersection soon underway at Metchosin and Latoria

Royal Bay area road project expected to impact traffic flow for about six months

The area around the intersection of Latoria Boulevard and Metchosin Road will be a work zone for the next six months or so, as crews install traffic lights and a new transit exchange, along with other improvements. (Courtesy City of Colwood)
An outage is impacting almost 650 BC Hydro customers in Metchosin and the Beecher Bay area. (BC Hydro outage map)
An outage is impacting almost 650 BC Hydro customers in Metchosin and the Beecher Bay area. (BC Hydro outage map)
St. Mary’s Anglican Church is sponsoring the Metchosin Challenge, a speaker series with events happening every Thursday at 7 p.m. till April 7. (Google Street View)

Metchosin Challenge speaker series challenges viewers to embrace change

Online series continues live on Thursdays, with sessions set for March 17, 24, 31 and April 7

St. Mary’s Anglican Church is sponsoring the Metchosin Challenge, a speaker series with events happening every Thursday at 7 p.m. till April 7. (Google Street View)