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(From left to right) MP Brad Vis, PowerWood managing director Jake Power, MLA Kelli Paddon and District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger prepare to cut the ribbon to celebrate PowerWood’s grand opening in Agassiz on Wednesday, July 7. See more photos online at www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: PowerWood’s grand opening celebrated in Agassiz

The company was established in Coquitlam in 1995

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I Love Mission campaign relaunched

New free educational business opportunities will launch later this summer

  • Jun 28, 2021
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Engineering couple buzz from corporate jobs to honey farming in Mission

Husband-and-wife team at Viewcrest Farms leasing land from District of Mission for more beehives

A lumber planer has been installed at the former Metric Modular site as PowerWood works on moving from Surrey to Agassiz. Established in 1995, the red cedar product manufacturer will have plenty of room to grow in Agassiz, said co-owner Jake Power. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Surrey cedar processor PowerWood moving to Agassiz

The company ships red cedar projects all over the world

A lumber planer has been installed at the former Metric Modular site as PowerWood works on moving from Surrey to Agassiz. Established in 1995, the red cedar product manufacturer will have plenty of room to grow in Agassiz, said co-owner Jake Power. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020

Tourism-related jobs dropped by almost 29 per cent

The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
A small opening ceremony was held to announce the grand opening of the new Winners store in Mission. / Jamie Hayes Photo

Winners opens its doors in Mission

Store is located in The Junction Shopping Centre

A small opening ceremony was held to announce the grand opening of the new Winners store in Mission. / Jamie Hayes Photo
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Mission Record nominated for Ma Murray newspaper award

I Love Mission campaign a finalist in Covid Coverage – Advertising category

  • Mar 24, 2021
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Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Survey finds Canada’s hospitality industry has low expectations for year ahead

Almost 87 per cent of businesses in accommodation and food services report lower revenues in 2020

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
Joe Kandola, owner of Hometown Furniture and Appliances, says the Mission location will be officially open in May. / Patrick Penner Photo

Hometown Furniture to open in downtown Mission

‘We started in small towns – 1988 in Penticton – so we’re used to working in small communities.’

Joe Kandola, owner of Hometown Furniture and Appliances, says the Mission location will be officially open in May. / Patrick Penner Photo
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Lacey Construction wins eight Fraser Valley Housing Awards

Mission company picks up eight honours including Custom Home Builder of the Year

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$39,000 raised for the CT Scanner Project at Mission Memorial Hospital

Rotary Club of Mission and Lanka Jewels raffle off butterfly pendant

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VIDEO: I Love Mission Holiday Giveaway

Shop locally between December 4-11 and you may get an additional surprise of a free gift card

  • Dec 3, 2020
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Mission businesses benefit from Emergency Relief Fund

Community Futures North Fraser, Mission Downtown Business Association and Mission Chamber help out

  • Nov 27, 2020
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Six thoroughbred horses seized from Mission property in BC SPCA animal-cruelty investigation

Horses suffering from malnutrition, dental issues, parasites, skin issues, hoof injuries

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The Quality Hotel on North Parallel Road in Abbotsford has been rebranded as the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)

Quality Hotel in Abbotsford rebranded as Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre

Wanson Group announces that location has undergone a full renovation

The Quality Hotel on North Parallel Road in Abbotsford has been rebranded as the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)
Fraser Valley Regional District office on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack reopening with restrictions in place as of Oct. 16, 2020. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress file)

FVRD to reopen corporate office on a limited basis

Fraser Valley Regional District visitors will be screened and asked to maintain physical distancing

Fraser Valley Regional District office on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack reopening with restrictions in place as of Oct. 16, 2020. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress file)
Sam Rytter paints a parking bollard in front of a strip of businesses off Mill Street on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He’s been volunteering with elbow grease for the past several Sundays to spruce up downtown Chilliwack. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Volunteer cleaning crew using elbow grease to improve downtown Chilliwack

Sunday morning cleaning sessions tackle drug mess, excrement, chipping paint around business area

Sam Rytter paints a parking bollard in front of a strip of businesses off Mill Street on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He’s been volunteering with elbow grease for the past several Sundays to spruce up downtown Chilliwack. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Video series reassures kids that Santa still coming to town, despite social distancing

Video series reassures kids that Santa still coming to town, despite social distancing

Mission’s Junction Shopping Centre created the series to ease children’s fears

Video series reassures kids that Santa still coming to town, despite social distancing
Mission woman a part of new Hero Cups

Mission woman a part of new Hero Cups

Cheyenne Schulz has been working at Tim Hortons for years while also working as an outreach worker.

Mission woman a part of new Hero Cups
The Get Air trampoline park in Abbotsford will not be reopening. (File photo)

Get Air Abbotsford trampoline park permanently closes

Family fun facility not reopening after closure due to COVID-19

The Get Air trampoline park in Abbotsford will not be reopening. (File photo)