District of Metchosin

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

  • Sep 9, 2019
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
Results are in for the District of Metchosin

Results are in for the District of Metchosin

Ranns to serve another term as Metchosin mayor with two new council members

Results are in for the District of Metchosin
Residents take a tractor ride during the 50th annual Metchosin Day at the municipal grounds in 2017. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 9. (Gazette file photo).

Metchosin Day is on the horizon

Celebrate the 51st year of the annual event

Residents take a tractor ride during the 50th annual Metchosin Day at the municipal grounds in 2017. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 9. (Gazette file photo).
West Shore RCMP, paramedics and firefighters respond to a call Friday evening in the parking lot of Corona Foods in Colwood. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Besler)

UPDATED: Arrest made after stabbing at a work site in Metchosin

A verbal altercation turned to physical violence

West Shore RCMP, paramedics and firefighters respond to a call Friday evening in the parking lot of Corona Foods in Colwood. (Photo courtesy of Kyle Besler)
Metchosin councillor remembered for love of environment, community

Metchosin councillor remembered for love of environment, community

Celebration of life this Sunday in Metchosin

Metchosin councillor remembered for love of environment, community
Long-time Metchosin councillor Moralea Milne passed away suddenly on Saturday. (Gazette file photo)

Metchosin councillor killed in South Surrey collision

Police say preliminary evidence suggests stop sign was ‘disregarded’

Long-time Metchosin councillor Moralea Milne passed away suddenly on Saturday. (Gazette file photo)
Long-time Metchosin councillor Moralea Milne passed away suddenly on Saturday. (Gazette file photo)

Long-time Metchosin councillor Moralea Milne passes away

Milne was first elected to the District in 2008

  • Jul 30, 2018
Long-time Metchosin councillor Moralea Milne passed away suddenly on Saturday. (Gazette file photo)