District of Metchosin

The Grinch was spotted on a tractor in Metchosin Monday morning, an early welcome for the holiday season. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTO: Grinch arrives early for the holidays in Metchosin

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Project manager of the Metchosin Schoolhouse Bob Burgis (right), president of Metchosin Museum Society Pat Holloway and vice president Jim MacPherson will be on site Thursday to watch the 148-year-old building being raised for ground restoration. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Metchosin heritage building gets a lift

Happy Valley Road intermittently closed on Thursday

 

Junior firefighters Declan Wells, Wyatt Powells, Isaiah van Wiltenburg, Dakota Stevens, Simon Byatt and Aydon Grant completed their four-day crash course program at Metchosin Fire Department on Sunday. (Facebook/Barb Sawatsky)

Six young men get crash course in how to be a firefighter, Metchosin-style

Junior firefighters can become full-time members when they turn 19

 

Elinor Creasser, a volunteer of the blackberry festival of St. Mary’s in Metchosin shows off some blackberry jelly. The church will be selling pies, baked goods and jelly on Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a drive-thru format. (Black Press Media file photo)

Blackberry festival moves forward with drive-thru in Metchosin

Event takes place on Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Elinor Creasser, a volunteer of the blackberry festival of St. Mary’s in Metchosin shows off some blackberry jelly. The church will be selling pies, baked goods and jelly on Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a drive-thru format. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greg Kyle, who lives at Metchosin’s Pedder Bay RV campgrounds, spent Sunday afternoon cleaning out his boat with 16-year-old dog, Archie. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Smooth sailing at Metchosin’s Pedder Bay marina

Visitors seen stand-up paddle boarding, catching fish and tanning Sunday

Greg Kyle, who lives at Metchosin’s Pedder Bay RV campgrounds, spent Sunday afternoon cleaning out his boat with 16-year-old dog, Archie. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns wants more done to help farmers whose sheep have been killed in bear attacks. (Facebook/Parry Bay Sheep Farm)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns wants more done to help farmers whose sheep have been killed in bear attacks. (Facebook/Parry Bay Sheep Farm)
Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin is looking for uncooked and unseasoned fish fillets to feed more than 70 racoons they have at their location. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)

Metchosin’s Wild ARC fishes for fillets to feed more than 70 raccoons

Drop off donations of unseasoned, uncooked fish welcome

Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin is looking for uncooked and unseasoned fish fillets to feed more than 70 racoons they have at their location. (Courtesy of Wild ARC)
A 32-year-old woman has drowned at Matheson Lake in Metchosin. (Google Maps)

32-year-old woman drowns at Matheson Lake in Metchosin

Two bystanders provided CPR on scene

A 32-year-old woman has drowned at Matheson Lake in Metchosin. (Google Maps)
The BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin is asking the public for tree trimmings to help build an outdoor enclosure for birds and provide food for recovering deer. (Facebook/Wild ARC)

Metchosin’s Wild ARC in need of tree trimmings for recovering birds and deer

Drop-off donations welcome, or volunteers will pick up larger amounts

The BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin is asking the public for tree trimmings to help build an outdoor enclosure for birds and provide food for recovering deer. (Facebook/Wild ARC)
Metchosin artist Memet Burnett is helping co-ordinate the Arty Bird Card Project, which will feature local birds of South Vancouver Island. The project involves the Metchosin ArtPod, the Metchosin Foundation and Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (Photo courtesy of Memet Burnett)

Metchosin bird card project finds its wings

On display at Metchosin ArtPod from July 10 to 12

Metchosin artist Memet Burnett is helping co-ordinate the Arty Bird Card Project, which will feature local birds of South Vancouver Island. The project involves the Metchosin ArtPod, the Metchosin Foundation and Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (Photo courtesy of Memet Burnett)
A few Metchosin residents are speaking out after the William Head prison escapees from July 2019 have been charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne, 60. (Martin Payne/Facebook)

Some residents still don’t feel safe nearly one year after prison escape

‘I don’t want to constantly have to be on guard,’ residents react to murder charges

A few Metchosin residents are speaking out after the William Head prison escapees from July 2019 have been charged with the first-degree murder of Martin Payne, 60. (Martin Payne/Facebook)
A Metchosin resident spotted a bear and her two cubs wandering through their backyard along Barrow Road on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy of Phyllis McCall)

VIDEO: Momma bear spotted with cubs in Metchosin backyard

Resident didn’t call B.C. Conservation out of concerns for animals’ safety

A Metchosin resident spotted a bear and her two cubs wandering through their backyard along Barrow Road on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy of Phyllis McCall)
Visitors at Metchosin parks and beaches will notice increased parking restrictions as more people flock to the District. (Facebook/Metchosin Fire Department)
Visitors at Metchosin parks and beaches will notice increased parking restrictions as more people flock to the District. (Facebook/Metchosin Fire Department)
Molly Buchanan and Eve Ruth await customers at the Parry Bay Farm Market. Buchanan said business has been busy as more people support local during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Metchosin farm market adapts as more people buy local

Molly Buchanan of Parry Bay Farm Market says people should continue to support local farmers

Molly Buchanan and Eve Ruth await customers at the Parry Bay Farm Market. Buchanan said business has been busy as more people support local during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Due to regulations in light of COVID-19, controlled burns will not take place at Rocky Point in Metchosin this year. (Chief Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)
Due to regulations in light of COVID-19, controlled burns will not take place at Rocky Point in Metchosin this year. (Chief Stephanie Dunlop/Metchosin Fire Department)
The District of Metchosin City Hall (Black Press Media file photo)

Metchosin ‘ahead of the game’ going into COVID-19 pandemic

Fire chief asks residents age 50 and older to stay home, use community resources

The District of Metchosin City Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
A closeup look at a Northern Saw-Whet Owl, one of thousands that have been banded at the Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (photo contributed by Ann Nightingale)

Rocky Point Bird Observatory celebrates 25 years with public walks

Open house features free walks, showcase of nearly 1,000 birds

A closeup look at a Northern Saw-Whet Owl, one of thousands that have been banded at the Rocky Point Bird Observatory. (photo contributed by Ann Nightingale)
Metchosin Day, Sunday, Sept. 8, draws people from across the region. (Jessica Williamson/Black Press Media)

PHOTOS: Metchosin Day celebrated by the whole community

After more than five decades, event draws more than 100 vendors

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Metchosin Day, Sunday, Sept. 8, draws people from across the region. (Jessica Williamson/Black Press Media)
Metchosin Mayor John Rann welcomes new council members
Metchosin Mayor John Rann welcomes new council members