District of Metchosin

A West Shore resident tries out a fire hose during a Metchosin FireSmart community barbecue Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Community BBQ helps Metchosin and Sc’ianew First Nation get FireSmart

Saturday’s event served both to bring the communities together and share important safety messages

 

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 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 front page of Vol. 17. No. 20 of the Goldstream Gazette from May 13, 1992. (Courtesy of Goldstream Gazette archives)

Back in the Day: Dog census, rodeo and light rapid transit

‘Say Whoa to Rodeo’ took a while to catch on

The front page of Vol. 17. No. 20 of the Goldstream Gazette from May 13, 1992. (Courtesy of Goldstream Gazette archives)
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)
Katie Underwood, who leases a plot of land on Prospect Lake Road in Saanich, said without the loan from late Sea Bluff Farm owner Bob Mitchell, she wouldn’t have been able to make much-needed investments in her operation. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Uncertainties of farm succession pose major risk to food security: Metchosin farmer

Generational farming less common, but land prices out of reach for young farmers

Katie Underwood, who leases a plot of land on Prospect Lake Road in Saanich, said without the loan from late Sea Bluff Farm owner Bob Mitchell, she wouldn’t have been able to make much-needed investments in her operation. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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)
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)
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)
If approved, the Mile Zero Brewing operation would take over a portion of the old Metchosin school building. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin council puts off nano-brewery decision

More information sought on capacity limits, residents’ views on proposal

If approved, the Mile Zero Brewing operation would take over a portion of the old Metchosin school building. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin firefighters participate in hazmat scene management training at the Instinct Training Centre, based at the old elementary school building in Metchosin. (Courtesy of Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)

Metchosin company filling gap in emergency services training

Old school site offers unique space, opportunity to gather various agencies, fire chief says

Metchosin firefighters participate in hazmat scene management training at the Instinct Training Centre, based at the old elementary school building in Metchosin. (Courtesy of Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)
Bob Mitchell, who passed away on Feb. 13, was always ready to work on the farm, no matter the time of day, according to Robin Tunnicliffe, who is taking over Sea Bluff Farm operation. (Courtesy of Robin Tunnicliffe)

Bob Mitchell, a Metchosin ‘icon’, dies at 83

Energetic farmer, agriculture advocate ran Sea Bluff Farm for decades, served on Metchosin council

Bob Mitchell, who passed away on Feb. 13, was always ready to work on the farm, no matter the time of day, according to Robin Tunnicliffe, who is taking over Sea Bluff Farm operation. (Courtesy of Robin Tunnicliffe)
The District of Metchosin is currently seeking public feedback from residents near the old Metchosin school building on a proposed nano-brewery for the site. Letters were sent out to people in the area, who can submit feedback until Feb. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin nano-brewery owners envision English-style taproom

Council is taking feedback from residents until Feb. 18

The District of Metchosin is currently seeking public feedback from residents near the old Metchosin school building on a proposed nano-brewery for the site. Letters were sent out to people in the area, who can submit feedback until Feb. 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)

Metchosin approves $100,000 to spend on new fire truck

Fire chief said the new vehicle doesn’t even need to be red

Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns (Courtesy District of Metchosin)

Longtime Metchosin mayor hopes to step away in 2022

Coun. Kyara Kahakauwila plans to run for top job

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns (Courtesy District of Metchosin)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns says changes to the Residential Tenancy Act would free up housing in the community. (Courtesy District of Metchosin)

Metchosin staying rural, despite housing needs report: mayor

Mayor Ranns says living in a rural community offers benefits to seniors

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns says changes to the Residential Tenancy Act would free up housing in the community. (Courtesy District of Metchosin)
A proposed industrial development in Metchosin would be accessed off Sooke Road, west of Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
A proposed industrial development in Metchosin would be accessed off Sooke Road, west of Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin property owner adds greenspace proposal to industrial rezoning application

Half of the 52-acre property at 3659 Sooke Rd. would be set aside for green space

A proposed industrial development in Metchosin would be accessed off Sooke Road, west of Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
A proposed industrial development in Metchosin would be accessed off Sooke Road, west of Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. scientist and UBC professor Shannon Berch has been leading a project that looks closely at what types of fungi grow on the roots of Garry oak trees. Metchosin mycologist Andy MacKinnon, who has been helping with the study, shared that samples from the roots of Garry oaks have revealed some species which don’t match any other in published literature. This suggests they may have found some species that are new to science. (Photo by Shlomo Shalev/Unsplash)

B.C. scientists discover potential new mushroom species on Garry oak roots

Metchosin mycologist Andy MacKinnon co-authored a new book on fungi, to be released in summer

B.C. scientist and UBC professor Shannon Berch has been leading a project that looks closely at what types of fungi grow on the roots of Garry oak trees. Metchosin mycologist Andy MacKinnon, who has been helping with the study, shared that samples from the roots of Garry oaks have revealed some species which don’t match any other in published literature. This suggests they may have found some species that are new to science. (Photo by Shlomo Shalev/Unsplash)
The District of Metchosin learned more about its housing needs through a study released recently. (Black Press Media file photo)

Aging residents, more renters, unaffordability key points in Metchosin housing study

Median age of residents increased from 45.5 to 51.5 between 2006 and 2016

The District of Metchosin learned more about its housing needs through a study released recently. (Black Press Media file photo)