District of Metchosin

A merchant speaks to a customer on the final day of the Metchosin Farmers Market at the municipal grounds last year. This year’s market runs on Sundays, beginning May 13 until October from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Gazette file photo)

West Shore farmers markets gear up for busy season

Find anything from fresh produce to unique gifts

A merchant speaks to a customer on the final day of the Metchosin Farmers Market at the municipal grounds last year. This year’s market runs on Sundays, beginning May 13 until October from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Gazette file photo)
Metchosin’s Jo Mitchell is one of 25 people who will be receiving a B.C. Community Achievement award during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on April 25. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Long-time Metchosinite to receive B.C. Community Achievement Award

Jo Mitchell to be honoured for her work throughout the municipality

Metchosin’s Jo Mitchell is one of 25 people who will be receiving a B.C. Community Achievement award during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on April 25. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
The District of Metchosin’s healthy communities advisory committee is eyeing field space at the Metchosin Elementary school as the site for a potential community public space. (Gazette file photo)

Outdoor kitchen, natural play space pitched for Metchosin Village Square

Residents have until April 3 to fill out online survey

The District of Metchosin’s healthy communities advisory committee is eyeing field space at the Metchosin Elementary school as the site for a potential community public space. (Gazette file photo)
Coun. Moralea Milne took this photo of a robber fly in Metchosin. A new study by University of Victoria researchers will be measuring insect biomass to find out if there is an increase or decrease in insects in the municipality. (Moralea Milne photo)

New UVic study to track decline of insects in Metchosin

Traps will be set to catch and weigh flying insects

Coun. Moralea Milne took this photo of a robber fly in Metchosin. A new study by University of Victoria researchers will be measuring insect biomass to find out if there is an increase or decrease in insects in the municipality. (Moralea Milne photo)
A great horned owl arrived at the B.C. SPCA’s Wild ARC facility in Metchosin in rough shape but she is recovering. (Photo courtesy of Wild ARC)

Great horned owl recovering from injuries in Metchosin

B.C. SPCA asks for public’s help in funding care

A great horned owl arrived at the B.C. SPCA’s Wild ARC facility in Metchosin in rough shape but she is recovering. (Photo courtesy of Wild ARC)
Metchosin event benefits refugees suffering trauma

Metchosin event benefits refugees suffering trauma

Local group raising funds for immigrant counselling centre this weekend

Metchosin event benefits refugees suffering trauma
The man behind the figure skating music at the Olympics

The man behind the figure skating music at the Olympics

Metchosin’s Murray Anderson compiled athletes’ music

The man behind the figure skating music at the Olympics
Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month

Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month

Residents encouraged to help remove gorse and broom from local roads

Help fireproof the District of Metchosin this month
Public input needed for Metchosin Village Square

Public input needed for Metchosin Village Square

Residents have until March 20 to tell District what they want site to look like

Public input needed for Metchosin Village Square
Metchosin Search and Rescue search manager Craig Barlow and volunteer Karen Hoffman show off the team’s search and rescue trailer at the emergency operations centre on Happy Valley Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Helping those who are lost find their way back home

Metchosin Search and Rescue sees high number of callouts in 2017

Metchosin Search and Rescue search manager Craig Barlow and volunteer Karen Hoffman show off the team’s search and rescue trailer at the emergency operations centre on Happy Valley Road. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
After the provincial government’s announcement last week that Airbnb will begin collecting a sales tax, Metchosin Mayor John Ranns said a discussion with council is needed to see if the District will move forward with regulating the industry. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Airbnb announcement throws Metchosin into limbo

District still debating if it will move forward with regulations

After the provincial government’s announcement last week that Airbnb will begin collecting a sales tax, Metchosin Mayor John Ranns said a discussion with council is needed to see if the District will move forward with regulating the industry. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Property crime remains top priority for Metchosin

Property crime remains top priority for Metchosin

West Shore RCMP responded to five reports of break and enters from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017

Property crime remains top priority for Metchosin
Cast and crew of Once Upon a Prince filming on Taylor Road in Metchosin. (Photo contributed)

Hallmark movie Once Upon a Prince filming in Metchosin

Film starring Megan Park and Jonathan Keltz uses fields and sea-scapes on Taylor Road

Cast and crew of Once Upon a Prince filming on Taylor Road in Metchosin. (Photo contributed)
Metchosin supports moving to three-year municipal term

Metchosin supports moving to three-year municipal term

Some councillors say four years is too much of a commitment

Metchosin supports moving to three-year municipal term