Metchosin

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 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

 

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

 

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)
Jazzercise instructor Mandy Webb (left) poses with daughter Sam Wilkinson after leading her last class on Feb. 28. (Courtesy of Mandy Webb)

Metchosin dance fitness leader takes final bow

Jazzercise instructor Mandy Webb led her groups for 18 years

Jazzercise instructor Mandy Webb (left) poses with daughter Sam Wilkinson after leading her last class on Feb. 28. (Courtesy of Mandy Webb)
The Department of National Defence is conducting controlled burns at Rocky Point from March 10 to 26. (Google Maps)
The Department of National Defence is conducting controlled burns at Rocky Point from March 10 to 26. (Google Maps)
Jesse Roper in his new music video Hold On Me. (Youtube/Jesse Roper)

Metchosin’s Jesse Roper hopes new music video launches him from pandemic pause

Bluesman itching to perform his new tunes; Feb. 5 show coming up at the Royal Theatre

Jesse Roper in his new music video Hold On Me. (Youtube/Jesse Roper)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man, starting in November in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Trial date set for escaped inmates accused of murdering Metchosin man

Trial for pair moved to Vancouver Law Courts, set to begin Nov. 14

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man, starting in November in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Pearson College unveiled new SENCOTEN language names and artwork for its five student residences on Nov. 18. (Photo Courtesy of Pearson College/Facebook)

Pearson College renames residences in SENCOTEN language

The move is the latest in Metchosin international school’s reconciliation efforts

Pearson College unveiled new SENCOTEN language names and artwork for its five student residences on Nov. 18. (Photo Courtesy of Pearson College/Facebook)
James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Trial for prison escapees accused of murdering Metchosin man moved to Vancouver

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage charged with 2019 murder of Martin Payne

James Lee Busch and Zachary Armitage will be tried for the murder of a Metchosin man in Vancouver Law Courts. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Flooding and bank instability has closed the northbound lane of the Malahat past Westshore Parkway Nov. 15, according to Emcon highway services. (Courtesy Emcon)

VIDEO: Flooding, mudslide hampering travel through southern Vancouver Island

Rainfall warning in effect for majority Vancouver Island

Flooding and bank instability has closed the northbound lane of the Malahat past Westshore Parkway Nov. 15, according to Emcon highway services. (Courtesy Emcon)
From left: Brylee Apted, Everly Apted, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 President Norman Scott and Maylin Apted show off the girls’ 2020 donation from Remembrance Day painting sales. (Photo courtesy of Dani Dwinnell)

Metchosin sisters selling paintings in support of Langford Legion for 6th year in a row

Branch president says reliable contribution espescially appreciated as donations down overall

From left: Brylee Apted, Everly Apted, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 President Norman Scott and Maylin Apted show off the girls’ 2020 donation from Remembrance Day painting sales. (Photo courtesy of Dani Dwinnell)
Advocates are worried about how new development in the western communities could impact Aquifer 606. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore water source could be drained, polluted without proper monitoring, advocates warn

Juan de Fuca Electoral Area director also looking to assess the state of Aquifer 606

Advocates are worried about how new development in the western communities could impact Aquifer 606. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bella, the foal, was born chestnut and changed colour as she aged. (Courtesy Paula Leweke)

Metchosin-born horse leaps grand prix hurdles

Paula Leweke of Paula’s Horses has high hopes for Bella

Bella, the foal, was born chestnut and changed colour as she aged. (Courtesy Paula Leweke)
Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997. (Photo courtesy of the McNeil family)

Killer’s bid for parole from Metchosin institution denied again

Victim’s family happy with decision, angered by the process

Iris McNeil, who was murdered in 1997. (Photo courtesy of the McNeil family)
There were long lines at this year’s drive-thru Blackberry Festival at St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin. (Photo courtesy David McArthur)

Community welcomes back St. Mary’s Metchosin Blackberry Festival

Popular event saw lines of cars extend down the street before doors even opened Oct. 9

There were long lines at this year’s drive-thru Blackberry Festival at St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin. (Photo courtesy David McArthur)