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The District of Mission has awarded a $1.4 million contract for the Mission Waterfront Revitalization Masterplan to 02 Planning & Design, / Submitted Photo

Mission Raceway Park gets huge public support in survey results on waterfront development

Planners move into phase 2 of developing masterplan: ‘Developing Site Concepts’

The District of Mission has awarded a $1.4 million contract for the Mission Waterfront Revitalization Masterplan to 02 Planning & Design, / Submitted Photo
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City of Mission breaks ground on new pumptrack, announces 2 more park-play structures

Griner Park, Ross Park, Mission Sports Park to all receive improvements

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Active inventory by the end of September, 2021, is almost half of September last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

High sales, supply shortage continues for September, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reports

2nd highest sales numbers ever for month, but inventory almost halved from last year

Active inventory by the end of September, 2021, is almost half of September last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The van being towed at 8 a.m. after it crashed into Mill Lake Church early Saturday morning. (Submitted photo/Susan Asaph)

Van crashes into Mill Lake Church in Abbotsford, causing ‘extensive damage’

Abbotsford Police say they’re investigating drugs and/or alcohol as potential factors

The van being towed at 8 a.m. after it crashed into Mill Lake Church early Saturday morning. (Submitted photo/Susan Asaph)
Screen shot from City of Mission video.

WATCH: City of Mission’s film series on its municipal tree farm

Series launched alongside new book ‘The Tree Farm: Evolution of Canada’s First Community Forest’

Screen shot from City of Mission video.
Stó:lō leaders unveiled the St. Mary’s House Post (left) and Coqualeetza House Post on Sept. 30, Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Images courtesy of Stó:lō First Nation.

Stó:lō Nation unveils memorial house posts at Mission and Chilliwack residential school sites

11-foot posts a work of ‘blood, sweat and tears’ said Yakweakwioose First Nation Chief Terry Horne

Stó:lō leaders unveiled the St. Mary’s House Post (left) and Coqualeetza House Post on Sept. 30, Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Images courtesy of Stó:lō First Nation.
Image courtesy of Brianna Strathdee.

Mission singer set to release debut single ‘Love Is Our Hero’

Shauna Singer has been singing since the age of 9 and is now stepping out of her comfort zone

Image courtesy of Brianna Strathdee.
B.C.’s COVID passport came into effect on Sept. 13. Only proof of one dose is required to dine out until Oct. 24.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Mission restaurants report COVID passport generally having negative impact on business

Most owners say they’ve lost significant revenue, adding stress to mixed plate of other issues

B.C.’s COVID passport came into effect on Sept. 13. Only proof of one dose is required to dine out until Oct. 24.(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
The Pacific Agriculture Show is one of the many shows that rent space at the Tradex each year. Abbotsford News/file photo.

Critics call Tradex tender short-sighted; Abbotsford mayor says it’s just ‘fiscal discipline’

Tourism Abbotsford, industry leaders and event organizers continue to press city

The Pacific Agriculture Show is one of the many shows that rent space at the Tradex each year. Abbotsford News/file photo.
Patrick Penner photo.

PHOTOS: Thousands gather in Mission’s Heritage Park to hear Phyllis Webstad speak

Crowds listen in rain on Canada’s 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Patrick Penner photo.
From left to right: MLA Bob D’Eith, Mayor Paul Horn, Kenny Braich, Minister of Municipal Affairs Josie Osborne, Bobby Braich and MLA Pam Alexis meet at the Braich property on Sept. 19, a day before work to complete the sewer crossing began.

Work on Mission’s sewer crossing resumes after two years of delays

A short history on the project’s many obstacles

From left to right: MLA Bob D’Eith, Mayor Paul Horn, Kenny Braich, Minister of Municipal Affairs Josie Osborne, Bobby Braich and MLA Pam Alexis meet at the Braich property on Sept. 19, a day before work to complete the sewer crossing began.
With 17 public schools in Mission, just under half have had a COVID exposure. Google Street View image.

8 Mission schools have exposures in 1st month of school year

Province resumes posting ‘exposure events’ on health authority websites

With 17 public schools in Mission, just under half have had a COVID exposure. Google Street View image.
Fraser Valley vaccination rates are the lowest in the Lower Mainland, leading to a strain on local hospitals. BC CDC map.

Eastern Fraser Valley mayors band together to urge vaccinations

Lowest vaccination rate, highest infection rate force further restrictions

Fraser Valley vaccination rates are the lowest in the Lower Mainland, leading to a strain on local hospitals. BC CDC map.
Jason Klop filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court on Sept. 17, stating the college has no jurisdiction over his sale of FMT to buyers outside of Canada. Facebook photo.

Fraser Valley naturopath fights order to stop selling human poop in dubious treatments

Jason Klop takes legal action against College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C.

Jason Klop filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court on Sept. 17, stating the college has no jurisdiction over his sale of FMT to buyers outside of Canada. Facebook photo.
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UPDATE: Traffic slowly moving after Abbotsford crash blocks all westbound Highway 1 lanes

1 lane open after Mt. Lehman Rd. crash shuts down traffic, air ambulance called in

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Mission council moves forward 69-unit townhouse development

2.7-acre, 5-lot development on Cherry Avenue goes to public hearing

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Average daily case rate of new cases per 100,000 population, by local health area and community health service area, Sept. 13 - Sept. 19, 2021. BCCDC map.

BCCDC: Case rates increasing across the eastern Fraser Valley, Agassiz highest rate in Lower Mainland

Unvaccinated persons account for 77% of new cases, and 87% of hospitalizations

Average daily case rate of new cases per 100,000 population, by local health area and community health service area, Sept. 13 - Sept. 19, 2021. BCCDC map.
(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Police investigating after crash kills 1, sends 2 to hospital

Police requesting video footage of Mt. Lehman Road collision

(Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis is suffering from a “health issue,” according to a statement released by the NDP Caucus. / File Photo

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis suffers ‘health issue’

BC NDP Caucus releases statement regarding health of party member

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis is suffering from a “health issue,” according to a statement released by the NDP Caucus. / File Photo
The city has been anticipating the increased wages since negotiations began in 2016, setting aside a 2.5 per cent increase annually, adding $1.6 million to the reserve. (File Photo)

Wage increase for RCMP members won’t bust Mission’s budget, city staffers say

New collective agreement with federal government comes will est. $1.5m invoice, 23.8% raise by 2022

The city has been anticipating the increased wages since negotiations began in 2016, setting aside a 2.5 per cent increase annually, adding $1.6 million to the reserve. (File Photo)