Patrick Penner

After the cage-side doctor decided to put a stop to the fight, Al AlQaisi flew into a rage, first yelling at the referee, then Jesse Arnett when he tried to shake hands. Screenshot from Twitter video uploaded by @Grabaka_Hitman.

VIDEO: Mission MMA fighter wins UAE Warriors belt, post-fight brawl almost breaks out

Jesse Arnett won featherweight belt via doctor stoppage in Abu Dhabi on July 2

After the cage-side doctor decided to put a stop to the fight, Al AlQaisi flew into a rage, first yelling at the referee, then Jesse Arnett when he tried to shake hands. Screenshot from Twitter video uploaded by @Grabaka_Hitman.
The report states that Westminster Abbey's religious symbolism can be seen as insensitive considering the legacy of St. Mary’s Residential School.

City of Mission wants public input on re-branding initiative

Public survey will help city decide new logos, fonts, colours and images

The report states that Westminster Abbey's religious symbolism can be seen as insensitive considering the legacy of St. Mary’s Residential School.
Both sidewalks will not be affected. City of Mission photo.

Province fixing potholes on Murray Street overpass in Mission until August

Traffic to be merged into single lane between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily

Both sidewalks will not be affected. City of Mission photo.
The 2022 Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-188 Hornet Demonstration Team Pilot, Captain Jesse “Modem” Haggart-Smith poses for a photo in the cockpit of the RCAF CF-188 Hornet Demo Jet on May 16, 2022 at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta. Photo by: Cpl Avery Philpott

Local CF-18 pilot on what it takes to fly fighter jets

Cpt. Jesse Haggart-Smith of Maple Ridge will be flying in the Abbotsford Airshow in August

The 2022 Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-188 Hornet Demonstration Team Pilot, Captain Jesse “Modem” Haggart-Smith poses for a photo in the cockpit of the RCAF CF-188 Hornet Demo Jet on May 16, 2022 at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta. Photo by: Cpl Avery Philpott
B.C. NDP MLA Abbotsford-Mission Pam Alexis, and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith under the Mission Bridge on Oct. 15, 2020. Patrick Penner photo.

9 Mission non-profits to receive over $600,000 in provincial grants

SARA For Women Society, Mission Hospice Society, Mission Friendship Centre biggest recipients

B.C. NDP MLA Abbotsford-Mission Pam Alexis, and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith under the Mission Bridge on Oct. 15, 2020. Patrick Penner photo.
The Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area. Over 43 per cent of the are is dedicated as greenspace.

Mission’s master plan adopted on long-awaited Silverdale development

Plan will guide development in area that will double Mission’s population

The Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area. Over 43 per cent of the are is dedicated as greenspace.
The increase to the mayor’s salary passed by a vote of 6-to-1, with Coun. Jag Gill against; the increase to the councillors’ salary passed by 5-to-2, with Gill and Coun. Ken Herar voting against. Council screenshot.

Mission’s next mayor and council will get a pay bump in November

Mayor will get $6,000 more annually, councillors will get $3,000 more

The increase to the mayor’s salary passed by a vote of 6-to-1, with Coun. Jag Gill against; the increase to the councillors’ salary passed by 5-to-2, with Gill and Coun. Ken Herar voting against. Council screenshot.
Approximately 2.5 million litres of waste escaped a Mission sewer line over an 11 hour period. The city said the spill does not appear to have leaked into the Fraser River. / Submitted Photo

$121,000 in clean-up costs for Mission sewage spill, but no remediation needed

On May 19, 2.5 million litres of waste spill from an old sewage pipe after a valve was left open

Approximately 2.5 million litres of waste escaped a Mission sewer line over an 11 hour period. The city said the spill does not appear to have leaked into the Fraser River. / Submitted Photo
The Fraser Valley Pride event will be hosted in Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park on July 16 for the first time. From noon until 8 p.m., there will be drumming, speeches, a march, vendors, food trucks, music, a drag show, and more. / File Photo

Fraser Valley Pride about celebrating everyone, organizers say

Drag show features 10 to 11 drag queens

The Fraser Valley Pride event will be hosted in Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park on July 16 for the first time. From noon until 8 p.m., there will be drumming, speeches, a march, vendors, food trucks, music, a drag show, and more. / File Photo
Weisner’s father, Rod, said he was “over the moon” when he learned that his son was named as an All-American. Submitted photo.

Mission baseball player named All-American Second Baseman

Jonah Weisner, 22, set university records last season playing for the Ottawa Braves in Kansas

Weisner’s father, Rod, said he was “over the moon” when he learned that his son was named as an All-American. Submitted photo.
The City of Mission wants Fraser Health to include them in the 2023 round of master planning. / File Photo

Mission council calls on Fraser Health executives to start planning healthcare facilities

City officials want Mission to be included in health authority’s 2023 round of master planning

The City of Mission wants Fraser Health to include them in the 2023 round of master planning. / File Photo
Stuart TaylorMission’s current lacrosse box is not up to standards, and 70 per cent of MMLC practices have to be cancelled due to bad weather. Council screenshot.

Mission Minor Lacrosse Club says its time for a new lacrosse box

MMLC presented a delegation to council on July 4 about the needed upgrades

Stuart TaylorMission’s current lacrosse box is not up to standards, and 70 per cent of MMLC practices have to be cancelled due to bad weather. Council screenshot.
The property has a heritage home, and a “very old and fragile church” – though the latter structure was never meant to be permanent. Google Street View image.
The Donatelli family recently sold this property to the city so it can be enjoyed by future generations. Google Street View image.

City of Mission dedicates a new park

Donatelli family recently sold property to city for future use as a park

The property has a heritage home, and a “very old and fragile church” – though the latter structure was never meant to be permanent. Google Street View image.
The Donatelli family recently sold this property to the city so it can be enjoyed by future generations. Google Street View image.
The shop would be located next door to a Papa John’s Pizza and a Dollarama. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Hope’s 1st pot shop application in the hopper

Notice being sent out in 50 m radius; public hearing to be held

The shop would be located next door to a Papa John’s Pizza and a Dollarama. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
The plaintiff, Mark O’Neill, alleges he was abused as a teenager in the 1970s by three priests. He is one of three former students with pending civil suits against Westminster Abbey, Seminary of the Christ King, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver, and numerous former priests. Google Street View image.

Papal ambassador free from records request in Mission seminary sex abuse suit

B.C. Supreme dismisses application based on jurisdiction, diplomatic immunity

The plaintiff, Mark O’Neill, alleges he was abused as a teenager in the 1970s by three priests. He is one of three former students with pending civil suits against Westminster Abbey, Seminary of the Christ King, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver, and numerous former priests. Google Street View image.
City workers deflating the Tiger Dam that was set up along the eastern edge of the Mission City Dike. City of Mission photo.

Fraser River flood risk in Mission decreases; city packs up Tiger Dam

Last week’s forecast predicted a 1-in-100 year flood on Thursday

City workers deflating the Tiger Dam that was set up along the eastern edge of the Mission City Dike. City of Mission photo.
Sales last month totalled 1,281, dropping 5.8 per cent from May, adding to a 54 per cent downturn over the previous two months. June sales are down 43 per cent from last year. (File photo)

Property sales down 60% since March: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

Property values still up over 20 per cent across all types from June, 2021

Sales last month totalled 1,281, dropping 5.8 per cent from May, adding to a 54 per cent downturn over the previous two months. June sales are down 43 per cent from last year. (File photo)
The fatal incident occurred just after 12 a.m., July 4, and led to a full closure of the highway between Nelson Street and Silverdale Avenue for at least five hours.

Fatal collision on Lougheed Highway in Mission

Man struck and killed by vehicle after he got out of his sedan following crash

The fatal incident occurred just after 12 a.m., July 4, and led to a full closure of the highway between Nelson Street and Silverdale Avenue for at least five hours.
On Tuesday morning, Feb. 22, the project reached a major milestone when the team finished pulling one kilometre of new sewer pipe from Abbotsford into Mission. Photo courtesy of City of Mission.

Up to $670 million needs to be spent on Mission infrastructure over next 30 years

Transportation and utility master plans were endorsed by council on June 6

On Tuesday morning, Feb. 22, the project reached a major milestone when the team finished pulling one kilometre of new sewer pipe from Abbotsford into Mission. Photo courtesy of City of Mission.
Kevin Mills

Fraser River forecasted to reach 1-in-100 year levels in Mission on July 7

City will deploy tiger dam at weakest point near Harbour Avenue and Horne Street

Kevin Mills