Metchosin

Residents take a tractor ride during the 50th annual Metchosin Day at the municipal grounds on Sunday (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff).

Metchosin Day in photos

The 50th annual celebration drew thousands of residents to the municipal grounds Sunday

Residents take a tractor ride during the 50th annual Metchosin Day at the municipal grounds on Sunday (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff).
Members of the local vaulting club showcased their acrobatic activities in the horse ring at the municipal grounds during Metchosin Day. The jammed car park area behind illustrates how popular the day has become. Metchosin Day, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, takes place on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (News Gazete file photo)

Metchosin Days takes residents back to ‘good olde days’

Fair celebrates uniqueness of district

Members of the local vaulting club showcased their acrobatic activities in the horse ring at the municipal grounds during Metchosin Day. The jammed car park area behind illustrates how popular the day has become. Metchosin Day, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, takes place on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (News Gazete file photo)
Members of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and the West Shore RCMP continue their investigation into the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday on a remote property in Metchosin. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Metchosin homicide victim identified

View Royal’s Richard Curtis Milligan, 56, has been identified as the victim found in Metchosin

  • Aug 25, 2017
Members of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and the West Shore RCMP continue their investigation into the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday on a remote property in Metchosin. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
A handler (or shepherd) calls for her dog during a previous edition of the Metchosin Sheepdog Trial. After a multi-year break, the event is returning to Metchosin this weekend, with top dogs and handlers from across the west coast of North America competing on the West Shore. 
(Contributed/Brian Domney)

Sheepdog Trials return to Metchosin

The popular event returns to the district this weekend after six years

A handler (or shepherd) calls for her dog during a previous edition of the Metchosin Sheepdog Trial. After a multi-year break, the event is returning to Metchosin this weekend, with top dogs and handlers from across the west coast of North America competing on the West Shore. 
(Contributed/Brian Domney)
Metchosin-based Parry Bay Sheep Farm has lost roughly 15 animals in the past several weeks to what is believed to be one bear.                                 (Photo courtesy of Parry Bay Sheep Farm/Facebook)

Local sheep farmers face problem bear in Metchosin

While bear attacks aren’t unusual, this particular bear is

Metchosin-based Parry Bay Sheep Farm has lost roughly 15 animals in the past several weeks to what is believed to be one bear.                                 (Photo courtesy of Parry Bay Sheep Farm/Facebook)
Reviewing Officer Commander Brad Henderson addresses the cadets and their families and friends during a graduation ceremony on July 28 at Albert Head Cadet Training Centre. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Cadet graduation in Metchosin a prideful event for parents

Colwood Cadet earns special award

  • Aug 1, 2017
Reviewing Officer Commander Brad Henderson addresses the cadets and their families and friends during a graduation ceremony on July 28 at Albert Head Cadet Training Centre. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
Nolan Sievert and Keegan Small are selling lavender to raise funds for the BC Cancer Agency as part of a project for a Global Leadership Academy youth camp. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Fundraiser deeply personal for these Metchosin friends

Lavender sale inspired by leadership camp

  • Jul 29, 2017
Nolan Sievert and Keegan Small are selling lavender to raise funds for the BC Cancer Agency as part of a project for a Global Leadership Academy youth camp. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
Metchosin artist Detlef Grundmann works on a piece in his home workshop. He is one of 10 members of the Stinking Fish group whose home studios were open to the public to tour last year. (File photo)

Stinking Fish a West Shore arts staple

Annual tour takes you inside artists’ studios

  • Jul 24, 2017
Metchosin artist Detlef Grundmann works on a piece in his home workshop. He is one of 10 members of the Stinking Fish group whose home studios were open to the public to tour last year. (File photo)
The Sooke School District is nearing a deal with the District of Metchosin on the sale of the Metchosin School, which now hosts community arts and seniors groups. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)

Metchosin, Sooke School District close to sale agreement

Metchosin is looking to acquire a school in the heart of the municipality

The Sooke School District is nearing a deal with the District of Metchosin on the sale of the Metchosin School, which now hosts community arts and seniors groups. (Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff)
Enter your wildlife photos for the BC SPCA Wildlife-In-Focus contest before Sept. 15. (photo contributed by Sarah MacDonald)

‘Shoot’ wildlife and help Wild ARC

Photos sought from beaches, backyards and beyond

  • Jul 20, 2017
Enter your wildlife photos for the BC SPCA Wildlife-In-Focus contest before Sept. 15. (photo contributed by Sarah MacDonald)
A brush fire along Sooke Road snarled traffic Wednesday just before the evening rush hour. (Amanda Todd)

RCMP investigating cause of Sooke Road fire

Fire crews continued to monitor the area until late Thursday morning

A brush fire along Sooke Road snarled traffic Wednesday just before the evening rush hour. (Amanda Todd)