Patrick Penner

BCCDC Map showing the daily case rates across the Lower Mainland. The dark purple signifies over 20 daily cases per 100,000.

BCCDC: Entire Lower Mainland above 81% vaccination rate, except Hope

Fraser Valley case rates elevated but slightly declined last week, except Mission

BCCDC Map showing the daily case rates across the Lower Mainland. The dark purple signifies over 20 daily cases per 100,000.
Dave Perritt smelling ground coffee in the basement of his store. Patrick Penner photo.

Mission coffee roaster fears ‘supertaster’ nose will never return post-COVID

Grab-A-Java Coffee Roasters’ Dave Perritt completely lost olfactory senses after contracting COVID-19

Dave Perritt smelling ground coffee in the basement of his store. Patrick Penner photo.
Bert Moody’s war diary.

Poetry in Mission veteran’s war diary provides insight into experience of Canadian POWs

Bert Moody fought in failed 1942 Dieppe Raid, held captive in German POW camp for over 2 years

Bert Moody’s war diary.
The district distributed voluntary polls to get an idea on vaccination rates. The results have participating staff well above Fraser Health’s 80 per cent threshold for recommending a mandate. / Kevin Mills File Photo

No vaccine mandate for Mission School District, school board decides

Abbotsford and Chilliwack school boards both decided against the mandate this week

The district distributed voluntary polls to get an idea on vaccination rates. The results have participating staff well above Fraser Health’s 80 per cent threshold for recommending a mandate. / Kevin Mills File Photo
DriveBC photo.

TRAFFIC: Westbound Highway 1 crash in Langley causing delays

Left lane blocked at 232 Street, crews on scene

DriveBC photo.
A frontal system has already caused 38 centimetres to fall on the highway last night, and another 10 centimetres is expected this morning before tapering off before noon. (Black Press Media)

Snow continues to fall on Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt, warning in effect

38 cm has fallen, another 10 cm expected forecasts Environment Canada

A frontal system has already caused 38 centimetres to fall on the highway last night, and another 10 centimetres is expected this morning before tapering off before noon. (Black Press Media)
The COVID-19 outbreak was initially announced by Fraser Health on Oct. 6. Kevin Mills photo.

2 deaths, 39 infected from outbreak at Mission Memorial Hospital

Outbreak was first declared on Oct. 6 after 6 patients tested positive

The COVID-19 outbreak was initially announced by Fraser Health on Oct. 6. Kevin Mills photo.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Heavy winds to hit Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley today

50 to 70 km/h winds to blow from southeast, then southwest; snowfall expected on Coquihalla Highway

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. (Langley Advance Times files)
Annette Roach

Meet the woman behind Mission’s Christmas window paintings

Annette Roach has been painting festive artwork on local businesses for 30 years

Annette Roach
All three suspects who robbed an Abbotsford pharmacy on Nov. 3 were dressed in black and wearing medical masks. (Google Street View image)

Abbotsford pharmacy held up at gunpoint on Nov. 3

Three men wearing medical masks and dressed in black make off with cash, drugs

All three suspects who robbed an Abbotsford pharmacy on Nov. 3 were dressed in black and wearing medical masks. (Google Street View image)
Jodi Marshall, the school district’s manager of transportation, is driving a bus daily to keep all the routes operating. Black Press file photo.

Mission School District ‘critically short’ on bus drivers, routes may be occasionally cancelled

Outgoing retirees outnumber incoming recruits, superintendent says

Jodi Marshall, the school district’s manager of transportation, is driving a bus daily to keep all the routes operating. Black Press file photo.
Phase 2 of the plan is building on the community feedback provided over the summer, and enables stakeholders to review and comment on three aspects of the plan. Submitted photo.

City of Mission begins 2nd round of engagement on waterfront masterplan

Phase 2 allows stakeholders to review and comment on 3 aspects of plan

Phase 2 of the plan is building on the community feedback provided over the summer, and enables stakeholders to review and comment on three aspects of the plan. Submitted photo.
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PHOTOS: Full-on double rainbow shines across Abbotsford’s sky

Bright, vivid and beautiful, but what does it all mean?

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This is the second pedestrian to be struck and killed on the highway in Abbotsford in under a month. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Pedestrian struck and killed on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Collision shuts down eastbound lanes between Abbotsford and Chilliwack for 7 hours

This is the second pedestrian to be struck and killed on the highway in Abbotsford in under a month. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
From left to right: Liz Harris, Judith Ray, Andrew Edelson, and Sydney Keay. Photo courtesy of Andy Edelson.

Ocean Trailer donates $50,000 for CT scanner at Mission Memorial Hospital

Mission All Together for Healthcare now over a quarter way to $1 million goal

From left to right: Liz Harris, Judith Ray, Andrew Edelson, and Sydney Keay. Photo courtesy of Andy Edelson.
The FVREB said it was the "worst supply shortage in 40 years" in September. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Housing supply shortage continues through October, reports Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

New listings decrease from September, inventory halved from last year

The FVREB said it was the "worst supply shortage in 40 years" in September. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Abbotsford International Airport (Tim Sward photo)

Abbotsford International Airport opens for international flights starting Nov. 30

Transport Canada easing restrictions on international arrivals

Abbotsford International Airport (Tim Sward photo)
B.C. conservation officers dropping off two shopping carts full of moose meat to Abbotsford’s Archway Food Bank on Thursday, Oct. 28 after seizing it from suspect poachers. (Photo courtesy of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service)

300 pounds of moose meat seized from alleged poachers, gifted to Abbotsford food bank

B.C. Conservation officers search Lower Mainland home on Oct. 28, charges are pending

B.C. conservation officers dropping off two shopping carts full of moose meat to Abbotsford’s Archway Food Bank on Thursday, Oct. 28 after seizing it from suspect poachers. (Photo courtesy of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service)
LEFT: The wooden stakes, used to support the cedar seedlings as they grown, can be seen discarded here. RIGHT: A row of knocked down stakes along a trail. Photos courtesy of Sandie Zdunich.

Vandals knock down and rip out 150 new cedar-tree seedlings in Mission’s Heritage Park

Around 2,000 seedlings had just been planted; park caretaker says damage is ‘very disheartening’

LEFT: The wooden stakes, used to support the cedar seedlings as they grown, can be seen discarded here. RIGHT: A row of knocked down stakes along a trail. Photos courtesy of Sandie Zdunich.
Russell John Oram was convicted 30 years ago for the slaying of 22-year-old Debbie Anne Sammon. He was 28 when he was sentenced. He died on Oct. 27. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Matsqui Institution inmate convicted of 1st-degree murder dies in Abbotsford prison

Russell John Oram was convicted in slaying of 22-year-old Debbie Anne Sammon in 1991

Russell John Oram was convicted 30 years ago for the slaying of 22-year-old Debbie Anne Sammon. He was 28 when he was sentenced. He died on Oct. 27. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck