Metchosin

Westshore Motorsports Park ended its final season with the last day of racing on Sept. 17. (Courtesy of CBRE Victoria)

Fire department looking for new training spot as volunteers dismantle speedway

Metchosin had used former Western Speedway parking lot for driver training

 

Councillor Andy MacKinnon was first elected in 2014. Now he’s stepping away he’s set to focus on his research, teaching and writing on all things fungi. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Metchosin councillor says skin not thick enough, steps away amid vitriol

Coun. Andy MacKinnon said public criticism stepped up during the pandemic

 

Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

Metchosin’s new fire engine should be up and running in October

Final inspection in Alberta in September before coming to the West Shore

 

West Shore RCMP detachment vehicles. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP investigating white panel van incident in Metchosin

Police looking for more information after three women approached on the side of the road

West Shore RCMP detachment vehicles. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin councillors were largely in favor of a CRD bylaw that would allow the regional body to borrow $25 million for parkland purchases, although some had reservations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin backs $25 million CRD park loan

Mayor John Ranns voices opposition, fearing interest payments could hurt future purchases

Metchosin councillors were largely in favor of a CRD bylaw that would allow the regional body to borrow $25 million for parkland purchases, although some had reservations. (Black Press Media file photo)
East Sooke and Metchosin fire departments are on the scene of a fire at O’Brien Point. (File - Black Press Media)

Fire closes portion of park, trails in East Sooke

The fire was reported at 6:53 a.m. Monday

East Sooke and Metchosin fire departments are on the scene of a fire at O’Brien Point. (File - Black Press Media)
This picture of Apex Mountain Village was taken Aug. 8 where fire services worked to safeguard evacuated properties in the event the Keremeos Creek Fire turned in their direction. On Aug. 16, residents of Apex were allowed back home. (Courtesy of Apex Fire Brigade)

Metchosin crews help fight Apex Mountain wildfire

Two crews and fire chief spent three weeks assisting B.C. Wildfire crews

This picture of Apex Mountain Village was taken Aug. 8 where fire services worked to safeguard evacuated properties in the event the Keremeos Creek Fire turned in their direction. On Aug. 16, residents of Apex were allowed back home. (Courtesy of Apex Fire Brigade)
A collection of flower offerings sits on a ledge outside the Metchosin Country Store, in the wake of the death of co-owner Adriana Ko. (Cathy Webster/Black Press Media)

Flowers, condolences pour in to honour Metchosin corner store co-owner

Community support shown for family of Adriana Ko, who died recently at 51

A collection of flower offerings sits on a ledge outside the Metchosin Country Store, in the wake of the death of co-owner Adriana Ko. (Cathy Webster/Black Press Media)
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

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)
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

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