District of Metchosin

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

Metchosin could see tax hike for policing costs after growing past 5K residents

Metchosin has been on the hook since April 1, 2022 for its police costs

 

From left to right: co-owners Michelle Morgan, Michael Morgan and Dirk Slot behind the bar at Mile Zero Brewing in Metchosin. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

VIDEO: New Metchosin nano-brewery’s taps now flowing after opening

Mile Zero Brewing is planning a grand opening come patio season

 

The District of Metchosin’s district office. (Black Press Media file)

UPDATED: ‘Discrepancy’ leads to Metchosin societies butting heads over boundary change

The one year-lease will give the district time to determine a longer-term solution

 

Zachary Armitage will be sentenced on Jan. 11 for the first-degree murder of a 60-year-old Metchosin father in 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)

Second escaped inmate who murdered Metchosin man to be sentenced next month

Court date set for Tuesday adjourned due to heavy snowfall

Zachary Armitage will be sentenced on Jan. 11 for the first-degree murder of a 60-year-old Metchosin father in 2019. (Correctional Service of Canada/Facebook)
Tree climber Ben Fisher has gone from only reaching heights of 20 feet six months ago to scaling trees that are hundreds of feet tall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Business spikes for company as new Langford council mulls tree protection bylaw

Tree company says he’s been dealing with protesters

Tree climber Ben Fisher has gone from only reaching heights of 20 feet six months ago to scaling trees that are hundreds of feet tall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
The Centre Mountain Business Park is undeveloped land south of Highway 14 and west of Happy Valley Road. (Google Maps)

Langford approves borrowing up to $46M for Centre Mountain project

Scia’new First Nation Chief Russ Chips said the tax revenue will allow the nation to build housing

The Centre Mountain Business Park is undeveloped land south of Highway 14 and west of Happy Valley Road. (Google Maps)
Marie-Therese Little is Metchosin’s next mayor. (Courtesy of Marie-Therese Little)

New Metchosin mayor wants respectful debate, plan for staying rural

Marie-Therese Little will sit in the mayor’s chair for the first time on Nov. 7

Marie-Therese Little is Metchosin’s next mayor. (Courtesy of Marie-Therese Little)
Metchosin’s district office. (Black Press Media file photo)

Candidates talk bylaw enforcement, clarity at Metchosin all-candidates forum

Candidates also looking for ways to support local farmers

Metchosin’s district office. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Metchosin’s city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Metchosin’s city hall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Metchosin Mayor John Ranns reflects on 35 years in municipal office in the Moralea Milne Garry Oak Restoration Project forest outside Metchosin’s municipal hall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Retiring Metchosin mayor stayed ‘committed to the rural lifestyle’

John Ranns reflects on 35 years in office as he prepares to step away from local politics

Metchosin Mayor John Ranns reflects on 35 years in municipal office in the Moralea Milne Garry Oak Restoration Project forest outside Metchosin’s municipal hall. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
From left: Isabel Tipton, great-granddaughter of Hans Helgesen, the first chairman of the school board; Ann Stewart, great-great-granddaughter of John Witty who donated the land for the school to be built on; and Diane Cowden, great-granddaughter of Emily Fisher, the school’s first teacher. The trio received the honour of cutting the ribbon on the newly renovated and reopened Metchosin Schoolhouse Museum. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Metchosin Schoolhouse Museum reopens after renovations

Descendants of key people in the school’s history were on hand to cut the ribbon Saturday

From left: Isabel Tipton, great-granddaughter of Hans Helgesen, the first chairman of the school board; Ann Stewart, great-great-granddaughter of John Witty who donated the land for the school to be built on; and Diane Cowden, great-granddaughter of Emily Fisher, the school’s first teacher. The trio received the honour of cutting the ribbon on the newly renovated and reopened Metchosin Schoolhouse Museum. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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

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

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)
2022 municipal election (Black Press Media)

Who’s running for council on the West Shore?

Council candidates gear up for Oct. 15 election

2022 municipal election (Black Press Media)
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

Council approved $100,000, including retrofits, for Metchosin Fire Department to buy a replacement truck. (Metchosin Fire Department/Facebook)
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)
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 member of the Metchosin Fire Department gets suited up for hazmat scene management training at the Instinct Training Centre. (File photo courtesy of Chief Stephanie Dunlop)

Metchosin Fire Department sizes up new recruits

Information session this week to see if the commitment is a right fit

A member of the Metchosin Fire Department gets suited up for hazmat scene management training at the Instinct Training Centre. (File photo courtesy of Chief Stephanie Dunlop)
Tiny home dweller Bryce Knudtson and others are facing eviction from the Metchosin property they’ve resided on with permission of the owner, as district bylaws do not allow more than one primary and one accessory dwelling on one lot.(Courtesy Bryce Knudtson)

Metchosin tiny home residents seek regulatory change, eviction deadline approaches

Petition calls on all levels of government to address affordable housing shortage

Tiny home dweller Bryce Knudtson and others are facing eviction from the Metchosin property they’ve resided on with permission of the owner, as district bylaws do not allow more than one primary and one accessory dwelling on one lot.(Courtesy Bryce Knudtson)
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)