Metchosin

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

Metchosin opens council meetings to the public

Admittance limited to 12 spectators, including presenters, in council chambers only

The District of Metchosin’s city hall (Black Press Media file photo)
A Marine Mammal Rescue Centre veterinarian removes a plastic packing band from the neck of a California 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 California sea lion at the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve on Sept. 10. (Courtesy of Mara Radawetz)
Waves hit the shore in Victoria during a wind warning. (Black Press Media file photo)

More than 3,700 West Shore BC Hydro customers without power

Outages come on tail of wind warning from Environment Canada

Waves hit the shore in Victoria during a wind warning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tyler Tingley, chef at Glenrosa Farm Restaurant, showing off halibut sourced from Haida Gwaii. (Facebook/Glenrosa Farm Restaurant)
Tyler Tingley, chef at Glenrosa Farm Restaurant, showing off halibut sourced from Haida Gwaii. (Facebook/Glenrosa Farm Restaurant)
The nine-classroom facility completed last year, shown here under construction in 2017, will provide more flexible learning options when Westmont Montessori School in Metchosin reopens on Sept. 8. (File photo)

Safety guidelines set for Westmont Montessori

Metchosin school expanding outdoor spaces

The nine-classroom facility completed last year, shown here under construction in 2017, will provide more flexible learning options when Westmont Montessori School in Metchosin reopens on Sept. 8. (File photo)
VIDEO: Deer paddles through the ocean in Metchosin

VIDEO: Deer paddles through the ocean in Metchosin

Deer spotted swimming across Pedder Bay

VIDEO: Deer paddles through the ocean in Metchosin
Painting portraits by numbers in Metchosin

Painting portraits by numbers in Metchosin

Metchosin-based group’s participation flourishes online

Painting portraits by numbers in Metchosin
B.C. Conservation says officers haven’t killed any bears in Metchosin in 2020. (Facebook/Parry Bay Sheep Farm)

Metchosin farmers lose sheep to bear attacks

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

B.C. Conservation says officers haven’t killed any bears in Metchosin in 2020. (Facebook/Parry Bay Sheep Farm)
District of Metchosin is conducting an automated tsunami notification exercise on Thursday, June 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin to test tsunami notification on Thursday evening

Approximately 80 to 100 residents in tsunami-zone

District of Metchosin is conducting an automated tsunami notification exercise on Thursday, June 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Metchosin will be reopening their meetings to the public starting on Monday, June 29. (Kyara Kahakauwila photo)

Metchosin reopens its council meetings to the public

Up to 12 citizens to be escorted in and out, instead of 80 usually allowed

The District of Metchosin will be reopening their meetings to the public starting on Monday, June 29. (Kyara Kahakauwila photo)
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 single-vehicle crash into a nearby creek temporarily closed traffic along Happy Valley Road near Winter Road on Sunday morning. (Courtesy of Kimberly Dwyer)
A single-vehicle crash into a nearby creek temporarily closed traffic along Happy Valley Road near Winter Road on Sunday morning. (Courtesy of Kimberly Dwyer)
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)
Metchosin and Goldstream farmers’ markets are going to look different this year due to COVID-19 social distancing standards. Free samples, live musicians and craft vendors will not be allowed at the market. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin and Goldstream farmers’ markets are going to look different this year due to COVID-19 social distancing standards. Free samples, live musicians and craft vendors will not be allowed at the market. (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)

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

Neighbours of Martin Payne came together again to enjoy music and laughter in the community

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)
Hazmat crews must be called to clear building materials containing asbestos that have been dumped in Metchosin. (Courtesy of Sharie Epp)

Hazardous dumping costs Metchosin about $5,000 to clear

Dumped building material tests positive for asbestos

Hazmat crews must be called to clear building materials containing asbestos that have been dumped in Metchosin. (Courtesy of Sharie Epp)
Chick talks bird banding during Rocky Point Bird Observatory Society special presentation

Chick talks bird banding during Rocky Point Bird Observatory Society special presentation

A fellow society member will give a presentation at the AGM of her time bird banding in Greece

Chick talks bird banding during Rocky Point Bird Observatory Society special presentation