Carol Aun

Ambulance wait times in Mission are not acceptable

Ambulance wait times fatal, according to Mission mayor

There have been at least two residents who have died while waiting for an ambulance in Mission, says Mayor Randy Hawes.

Ambulance wait times in Mission are not acceptable
The District of Mission wants first right of purchase when the historic post office building on First Avenue becomes available for sale.

Future of the downtown Mission post office unclear

Mission council is asking for the first right of purchase when the downtown post office building goes up for sale.

The District of Mission wants first right of purchase when the historic post office building on First Avenue becomes available for sale.
Mission Downtown Business Association executive director Jamie Hayes looks some of the material inside the swag bags that will be given out during the food truck festival.

Food trucks will fill downtown Mission streets

About 20 food trucks will line First Avenue for the Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival on April 18.

Mission Downtown Business Association executive director Jamie Hayes looks some of the material inside the swag bags that will be given out during the food truck festival.
Captain Jason Symons has been a volunteer paid on-call firefighter with the District of Mission for 23 years. A recruitment drive is now underway to expand the Fire/Rescue Service.

Mission Fire Rescue Service looking for new recruits

It’s not often the fire department puts on a recruitment drive like the one that is currently underway.

Captain Jason Symons has been a volunteer paid on-call firefighter with the District of Mission for 23 years. A recruitment drive is now underway to expand the Fire/Rescue Service.
More than 60 lots proposed for Hatzic Bench

More than 60 lots proposed for Hatzic Bench

Combined, the properties located at 8455 and 8502 McTaggart Street, are 5.64 hectares (13.93 acres) in size.

More than 60 lots proposed for Hatzic Bench
Mission BC Winter Games president Brian Antonson announces legacy funds.

$60,000 legacy from 2014 BC Winter Games in Mission

Funds dedicated for sports, arts and culture as well as a permanent art piece to commemorate event.

Mission BC Winter Games president Brian Antonson announces legacy funds.
Another gas station in Silverdale is in the works.

Silverdale gas station moves forward

Mission council unanimously approves third reading after reviewing additional information

Another gas station in Silverdale is in the works.
Left to right: Crime Prevention Office volunteers Dwight Elliott and Karan Rattan

Police continue to look for distracted drivers

Last month police and volunteers teamed up with ICBC to enforce and educate distracted drivers on the Cedar Valley Connector.

Left to right: Crime Prevention Office volunteers Dwight Elliott and Karan Rattan
Some experts say the sale of the Silverdale lands could be a good thing for Mission.

Silverdale lands could be sold in parcels

A development opportunity of this size is rare and there would be “tremendous potential” for an interested developer.

Some experts say the sale of the Silverdale lands could be a good thing for Mission.
Forum on French Immersion

Forum on French Immersion

The first of two forums to discuss changes to Mission’s French Immersion program will take place April 8 at Mission Central.

Forum on French Immersion
More than 60 lots proposed for Hatzic Bench

Mission tax increase now at 1.36%

Council is expected to formally adopt the budget at an April 20 meeting.

More than 60 lots proposed for Hatzic Bench
Aaron Billesberger

Kicking off the Cops For Cancer campaign

Mission RCMP Const. James Mason, Correctional Service of Canada manager Aaron Billesberger, and radio host Chris Coburn visit local schools.

Aaron Billesberger
Genstar Development Company has ended its plan to create a huge residential area in Silverdale. The San Diego-based company

Genstar development plans cancelled

More than 710 acres of Genstar-owned property is up for sale, along with 460 acres of land owned by Madison Development Corporation.

Genstar Development Company has ended its plan to create a huge residential area in Silverdale. The San Diego-based company
Mission Mayor Randy Hawes

Hawes says Genstar sale a new beginning

Council will keep an open mind and are amenable to any discussions a new owner may want to have said mayor.

Mission Mayor Randy Hawes
Signs supporting door-to-door mail delivery are being posted on many Mission homes.

Mission council wants to meet with Canada Post

Hopes to discuss changes to door-to-door delivery service at an open public meeting on April 20.

Signs supporting door-to-door mail delivery are being posted on many Mission homes.
Mission homeowner Geoff Hackett points to the water line on his living room fireplace. Up to four feet of water filled his home after a flash flood on Saturday.

UPDATED: Flooding damages a dozen Mission homes

Water from Windebank Creek rose quickly and spilled over a retaining wall, causing damage to McRae Avenue area homes.

Mission homeowner Geoff Hackett points to the water line on his living room fireplace. Up to four feet of water filled his home after a flash flood on Saturday.
Council listened as the public came to the podium and voiced concerns and approval of a new commercial development in the Silverdale area. Many speakers were worried about how the construction will impact water in the area.

Silverdale development delayed until hydrology report reviewed

Most people who spoke against the project at a public hearing Monday night were concerned the area’s water supply will be affected.

Council listened as the public came to the podium and voiced concerns and approval of a new commercial development in the Silverdale area. Many speakers were worried about how the construction will impact water in the area.
Left to right: Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce president Ann Harper and newly elected directors Alana Martens

New chamber directors take oath

The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual general meeting on Thursday and elected a new slate of directors.

Left to right: Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce president Ann Harper and newly elected directors Alana Martens
A new artificial turf field in 2016 will allow local sports teams to play rain or shine.

New artificial turf field expected in 2016

The location for the new field has not yet been identified, but this week, Mission released a work plan and time line for the project.

A new artificial turf field in 2016 will allow local sports teams to play rain or shine.
Bob Strachan

Graffiti artists tag downtown

Railway Avenue was hit with graffiti on Wednesday, police are investigating.

Bob Strachan