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Mission council adopts “9 principles of reconciliation” to guide relations with Indigenous neighbours

Principles to form basis of communications strategy with each local Nation

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Paul Horn wins Mission’s mayoral seat in landslide victory

Horn’s 2,122 votes almost doubles closest competitor to take District’s top seat

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Polls closed at 8 p.m. File photo.

Paul Horn is Mission’s new mayor

Horn wins with 2,122 votes

Polls closed at 8 p.m. File photo.
A police vehicle races to block of the road shortly before the suspected car jacker is arrested. Screenshot from Jay Lutz video.

VIDEO: Woman assaulted in Abbotsford car jacking, suspect arrested after collisions in Langley

Crime starts in West Oaks Mall parking lot, finishes with spike belt on Glover Road

A police vehicle races to block of the road shortly before the suspected car jacker is arrested. Screenshot from Jay Lutz video.
A total of seven Mission schools have recorded COVID-19 exposures since April 1. File photo.

Seven Mission schools flagged for COVID-19 exposures since April 1

Mission and Abbotsford school exposures at all-time high

A total of seven Mission schools have recorded COVID-19 exposures since April 1. File photo.
Doreen Black on the ice in 1983. She was known as the community’s “Mother of Hockey.” Mission Community Archives photo.

Four citizens inducted into Mission’s Sports Hall of Fame

Doreen Black, Steve Bonnett, George Donatelli and Albert McMahon all honoured by District

Doreen Black on the ice in 1983. She was known as the community’s “Mother of Hockey.” Mission Community Archives photo.
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Mission to honour Komagata Maru passengers, after descendant speaks before council

Shameful chapter in B.C.’s history to get local storyboard

James Luke Quiney fonds/City of Vancouver Archives.
A pack of three T-Rexes were reportedly seen shopping near Winners at the Junction Shopping Centre in Mission. Facebook photo / Carla Jayne.

Pack of T-Rexes spotted prowling, shopping in Mission

Sightings may confirm recent fossil evidence suggesting that tyrannosaurs lived in packs

A pack of three T-Rexes were reportedly seen shopping near Winners at the Junction Shopping Centre in Mission. Facebook photo / Carla Jayne.
There were no lineups or crowds at the centre today at noon, with voters walking straight to the ballot box. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

No lineups today for advance voting at Mission Leisure Centre

Advance voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Sunday; general election day on April 24

There were no lineups or crowds at the centre today at noon, with voters walking straight to the ballot box. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Mission’s parks, recreation and culture department ran a deficit of over $400,000, the largest of any department, according to an April 6 report to council. It usually adds around $2.5 million to the District’s coffers. Mission Record file photo.

Where did Mission spend its COVID-19 cash in 2020? Mostly for plugging one department’s lost revenue

$1.3 million used filling parks, recreation and culture department’s lost program revenue

Mission’s parks, recreation and culture department ran a deficit of over $400,000, the largest of any department, according to an April 6 report to council. It usually adds around $2.5 million to the District’s coffers. Mission Record file photo.
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UPDATE: Bridge traffic moving normally after high-velocity crash involving logging truck

Northbound crash occurred at approximately 2 p.m., involves 6 vehicles, north lanes shut down

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Southbound crash on Abbotsford-Mission Bridge

Crash involves dump truck and at least one other vehicle, emergency crews on scene

Patrick Penner photo.
CTTV footage released by the Abbotsford Police Department.

Abbotsford Police looking to identify gas station bandit

Man commits 2 robberies in 2 days, makes off with cash and cigarettes

CTTV footage released by the Abbotsford Police Department.
Ray Nielsen and his wife Teresa. Photo from GoFundMe page.

GoFundMe started for Mission family in financial distress following father’s illness

Ray Nielsen, a father of 3, suffering from liver failure and unable to work

Ray Nielsen and his wife Teresa. Photo from GoFundMe page.
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Mission aiming to become 3rd municipality in B.C. to offer parental leave for councillors

Coun. Mark Davies brings forward motion to develop policy, passes unanimously

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A photo submitted to municipal staff on April 6 showing a beaver dam southwest of Chester Street. The drainage issues on the south side of the highway are the responsibility of CP Rail, as they own the property. Photo courtesy of the District of Mission.

Delegation of Silverdale farmers say land continually floods along Lougheed Highway

Beaver dams, siltation, fallen trees, bad ditching is sinking crops next to recently widened highway

A photo submitted to municipal staff on April 6 showing a beaver dam southwest of Chester Street. The drainage issues on the south side of the highway are the responsibility of CP Rail, as they own the property. Photo courtesy of the District of Mission.
Cemetery staff installed the wrong headstone on the grave of Jima Kiir, even though the headstone’s photo did not match with the photo placed on the grave. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford mother upset city placed wrong headstone on son’s grave

Cemetery staff mix up graves of 2 recently deceased men from South Sudanese community

Cemetery staff installed the wrong headstone on the grave of Jima Kiir, even though the headstone’s photo did not match with the photo placed on the grave. (Submitted photo)
The old seniors centre is adjacent to Mission Leisure Centre, which will compliment programs, amenities, parking, and security for the youth centre. Google Maps image.

Mission’s old seniors centre to be turned into youth centre

Council approves renovation costs of $105,000; youth lounge budget increase of $66,000

The old seniors centre is adjacent to Mission Leisure Centre, which will compliment programs, amenities, parking, and security for the youth centre. Google Maps image.
Abbotsford ERT officers surround a house in the Townline Hill area in west Abbotsford in October, 2019. Patrick Penner/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford Police Department loses Emergency Response Team, joins regional force

Department wanted to keep local team, but unable to sustain nationally accepted standards

Abbotsford ERT officers surround a house in the Townline Hill area in west Abbotsford in October, 2019. Patrick Penner/Abbotsford News