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The Santa Train left from Mission City Station on Sunday morning (Dec. 4) after the Mission Community Services Christmas Bureau braved the cold weather and collected over 30 bags of donated toys. /Dillon White Photo

Mission Christmas Bureau inching closer to goal after Santa Train fundraiser

The bureau has raised $94,000 of their $160,000 target after collecting donations at Mission Station

The Santa Train left from Mission City Station on Sunday morning (Dec. 4) after the Mission Community Services Christmas Bureau braved the cold weather and collected over 30 bags of donated toys. /Dillon White Photo
Mission Fire Rescue Service will be going door-to-door in several neighbourhoods on Dec. 7 and 8 collecting food and unwrapped toys to support Mission Community Services. /Web Photo

Mission Fire Rescue Service to collect donations door to door for Christmas Bureau

The fire department will collect food and toy donations door-to-door on Wednesday and Thursday

Mission Fire Rescue Service will be going door-to-door in several neighbourhoods on Dec. 7 and 8 collecting food and unwrapped toys to support Mission Community Services. /Web Photo
Mission Museum on Second Avenue is restoring its roof as part of a larger plan to maintain historic sites. /Submitted City of Mission photo

Mission Museum to restore its roof by new year

The project started earlier this month and will be completed early in the new year

Mission Museum on Second Avenue is restoring its roof as part of a larger plan to maintain historic sites. /Submitted City of Mission photo
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 839 sales in November in the communities of Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, North Delta, Surrey, and White Rock. /File photo
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 839 sales in November in the communities of Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, North Delta, Surrey, and White Rock.(File photo)

Fraser Valley housing market sees decrease in November sales: real estate board

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) says sales decreased by 7 per cent from October

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 839 sales in November in the communities of Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, North Delta, Surrey, and White Rock. /File photo
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 839 sales in November in the communities of Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, North Delta, Surrey, and White Rock.(File photo)
YES International Academy in Mission helps Korean students improve their English while keeping up with their math curriculum. The organization also plans weekend activities for the students. /Submitted Photo

South Korean students thriving in Mission with YES Academy

Seven students will graduate from YES International Academy on Dec. 15, with more arriving in the new year.

YES International Academy in Mission helps Korean students improve their English while keeping up with their math curriculum. The organization also plans weekend activities for the students. /Submitted Photo
Mission officer in charge Ted Lewko briefs the council on the 16 per cent increase in overall crime for the July to September period. /Council screenshot photo

Crime rises by 16 per cent in Mission during the summer: RCMP report

Violent crimes in Mission have already seen an 18 per cent increase from 2021

Mission officer in charge Ted Lewko briefs the council on the 16 per cent increase in overall crime for the July to September period. /Council screenshot photo
An 80-foot tree will light up at Centennial Park in Mission on Friday night (Dec. 2) /Mission Fire Photo and City of Mission Photo

Eighty-foot tree to light up Mission throughout holiday season

Starting Friday, a tree in Centennial Park will light up nightly until January

An 80-foot tree will light up at Centennial Park in Mission on Friday night (Dec. 2) /Mission Fire Photo and City of Mission Photo
SARA for women is urgently looking for donations of household items and Christmas gifts for women and children staying in their facilities through the holidays. /Web Image

SARA for Women in immediate need of donations for holiday season

The nonprofit based in Mission and Abbotsford is facing a high demand for beds and services

SARA for women is urgently looking for donations of household items and Christmas gifts for women and children staying in their facilities through the holidays. /Web Image
The City of Mission building division is still reviewing permit applications from September of 2022, but is recovering from a nine month backlog. /City of Mission Photo

City of Mission building division catching up on backlog for permit applications

The city’s building division is backlogged with single dwelling applications from before September

The City of Mission building division is still reviewing permit applications from September of 2022, but is recovering from a nine month backlog. /City of Mission Photo
Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. /Black Press File Photo

Mission District 75 schools troubled by vaping students

Superintendent Angus Wilson says students leaving classes to vape is impacting their capacity to learn

Students in Mission middle schools and secondary schools are disrputing classrooms because of vaping. /Black Press File Photo
The Extreme Weather Response shelter on Logan Avenue offers 10 beds for adults during poor weather conditions. /Mission Community Services Instagram Photo

Mission Community Services offering shelter during extreme weather

The shelter on Logan Avenue has 10 beds and is open from October to April

The Extreme Weather Response shelter on Logan Avenue offers 10 beds for adults during poor weather conditions. /Mission Community Services Instagram Photo
The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will stop in Mission on Thursday (Dec. 1) at the Clarke Theatre and screen six to eight films. /City of Mission Photo

Mission the lone stop in Fraser Valley for film festival on Thursday night

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will screen six to eight films at Clarke Theatre

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will stop in Mission on Thursday (Dec. 1) at the Clarke Theatre and screen six to eight films. /City of Mission Photo
Mission saw 10-15 cm of snow overnight. Roads are being cleared and James Street is currently closed. /City of Mission Photo

UPDATE: Mission roads being cleared after upwards of 10 cm of snow

James Street is closed between First and Second Avenue and schools are closed throughout the district

Mission saw 10-15 cm of snow overnight. Roads are being cleared and James Street is currently closed. /City of Mission Photo
Mission schools are closed today due to the snowfall. / File Photo

Mission Schools closed today due to snowfall

All schools are closed for November 30, the school district announced

Mission schools are closed today due to the snowfall. / File Photo
Mission Firefighters raised an estimated $3,600 for the Movember Foundation with a dodgeball tournament on Saturday (Nov. 26) /Bob Friesen Photo

Mission firefighters’ dodgeball tournament raises $3,600 for Movember Foundation

Twelve teams competed at Heritage Park Middle School on Saturday with a Langley team winning the tournament

Mission Firefighters raised an estimated $3,600 for the Movember Foundation with a dodgeball tournament on Saturday (Nov. 26) /Bob Friesen Photo
Heavy snow is expected to start in the Fraser Valley on Tuesday afternoon and carry on into Wednesday with 10-25 cm expected. (THE NEWS-files)

Upwards of 10 cm of snowfall expected for Fraser Valley from Tuesday into Wednesday

According to Environment Canada, Abbotsford can expect 10 to 15 cm of snow while other parts of the Fraser Valley can expect 20 to 25 cm

Heavy snow is expected to start in the Fraser Valley on Tuesday afternoon and carry on into Wednesday with 10-25 cm expected. (THE NEWS-files)
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo

Dirt Church 4×4 Toy Run raises an estimated $10,000 for Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Upwards of 1,000 vehicles attended the event on Sunday at the Stave Lake mud flats

The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo
Mission RCMP will post a life-sized cut-out of a police officer alongside speed readers throughout the city in coming weeks to combat speeding. /City of Mission Photo

Mission RCMP recruits ‘Constable Scarecrow’ to combat speeding

The life-sized cut-out of a police officer is part of a province-wide initiative to deter speeding

Mission RCMP will post a life-sized cut-out of a police officer alongside speed readers throughout the city in coming weeks to combat speeding. /City of Mission Photo
The Mission City Outlaws will head into December on a six-game win streak and third place in the conference. /Mission Outlaws Instagram Photo

Mission City Outlaws carry six-game win streak into PJHL season’s halfway point

The Outlaws defeat the Pilots and Panthers to begin four game road trip

The Mission City Outlaws will head into December on a six-game win streak and third place in the conference. /Mission Outlaws Instagram Photo
Snow and freezing rain is expected to create poor travel conditions for the Fraser Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo: Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News)

Significant snowfall expected in the Fraser Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Abbotsford, Hope, Chilliwack and Mission

Snow and freezing rain is expected to create poor travel conditions for the Fraser Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photo: Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News)