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People look at industrial equipment during the Ritchie Bros. auction in Nisku, Alta., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. says its revenues rose in the first quarter compared with a year ago even though the company is struggling to secure used equipment to sell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Codie McLachlan

B.C.’s biggest ever auction held in Chilliwack brought in $35 million in sales

Ritchie Bros. equipment auction in late May attracted more than 6,500 bidders from 34 countries

Erik Lacey said the award was made possible thanks to the local team, trades, suppliers and most importantly the clients. / Submitted Photo

Mission’s Lacey Constructions wins third consecutive Custom Home Builder of the Year Award

The CHBA Fraser Valley Housing Awards of Excellence took place April 23

  • May 5, 2022
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Mission Chamber hosts panel event

Five panelists to share expertise on how businesses can adapt to new customer behaviours and desires

Yvan Charette, owner of the Haney Public House, is the new president of the Alliance of Beverage Licensees, ABLE BC. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland restaurateur head of ABLE BC

Yvan Charette was voted president of agency representing bars and private liquor stores across B.C.

Yvan Charette, owner of the Haney Public House, is the new president of the Alliance of Beverage Licensees, ABLE BC. (Special to The News)
Snow on Highway 5 early morning April 5, 2022 southbound at Zopkios Rest Area, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking southwest. (DriveBC)

Storm warning still in effect on Coquihalla Highway with more flurries forecast

‘Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve,’ says Environment Canada warning

Snow on Highway 5 early morning April 5, 2022 southbound at Zopkios Rest Area, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking southwest. (DriveBC)
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PHOTOS: New brewing company opens its doors in Mission

HUBco (Hands Up Brewing Company) had a large crowd on hand for its first day

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PHOTOS: And the winners are …

Mission’s Business Excellence Awards were presented to eight recipients

  • Feb 23, 2022
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Mission Business Excellence Awards still an in-person celebration

Chamber event takes place on Feb. 18 at the Clarke Theatre

  • Jan 26, 2022
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Fields along Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford were still flooded on Dec. 7, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Evacuation order lifted for south portion of Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford

Orders have now been rescinded for three of the four areas impacted by flooding

Fields along Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford were still flooded on Dec. 7, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Jordan Froese, with son Mitchell, points to salmon in flooded yard on Chilliwack River Road. (Prossy Froese photo)

B.C. researchers, advocates consider impacts of catastrophic flooding on Fraser River salmon

Stranded and trapped salmon seen swimming in yards, trapped on railway tracks, trails, in ditches

Jordan Froese, with son Mitchell, points to salmon in flooded yard on Chilliwack River Road. (Prossy Froese photo)
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PHOTOS: Downtown Mission celebrates Customer Appreciation Night

Businesses presented photos with Santa, singers, free drinks and more

  • Nov 22, 2021
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Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
The Mission Downtown Business Association held its AGM last week. / Kevin Mills Photo

Mission Downtown Business Association elects new board

Annual General Meeting held last week

  • Aug 30, 2021
The Mission Downtown Business Association held its AGM last week. / Kevin Mills Photo
(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

(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)
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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

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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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