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Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Fraser Health says 4 staff and 2 residents test positive for COVID-19 at Abbotsford care home

Fraser Health declares outbreak at Tabor Home, says ‘rapid response team’ is on site

Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Google Maps)
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District of Mission seeks feedback on 2021 budget

Budget presentation on Nov. 16, survey input taken until Nov. 22, feedback discussed Dec. 2

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Skully White (right), owner/operator of Lullys Food Experience, is donating a kidney to customer Tim Hiscock. The pair’s surgery has been booked for Dec. 14 in Vancouver. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Kidney-transplant surgery scheduled for Abbotsford ‘hot dog king’ and recipient

Funds raised for Skully White while he’s off work after he donates kidney to Tim Hiscock

Skully White (right), owner/operator of Lullys Food Experience, is donating a kidney to customer Tim Hiscock. The pair’s surgery has been booked for Dec. 14 in Vancouver. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
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More support for Mission Christmas Bureau
Missionites find creative, COVID-19-safe ways to hand out Halloween candy
Prisoner convicted of first-degree murder still at large from Mission Institution
Trudeau says leading vaccine candidates are under scrutiny
The house that was listed for rent on Craigslist. When Obermillers told the actual owners about the scam, it came as a complete surprise as they were only trying to sell it. Google Maps screenshot.

Mission woman sounding alarm about Abbotsford rental scam

Wendy Obermiller said Craigslist scam tried to swindle her out of damaged deposit, 1st months rent

The house that was listed for rent on Craigslist. When Obermillers told the actual owners about the scam, it came as a complete surprise as they were only trying to sell it. Google Maps screenshot.
Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)

Swoop flight into Abbotsford has COVID-19 exposure

BC Centre for Disease Control reports exposure occurred Nov. 2

Swoop Airlines. (Contributed)
Voting on the Stó:lō constitution now underway in the Fraser Valley. (SXTA)

Online voting for Stó:lō constitution in the Fraser Valley kicked off Nov. 4

With yes vote, six Stó:lō communities gain mandate to move another step away from the Indian Act

Voting on the Stó:lō constitution now underway in the Fraser Valley. (SXTA)
Google Maps screenshot.

Staff members at Abbotsford’s Bow & Stern restaurant test positive for COVID-19

Location temporarily closed, Fraser Health conducting contact tracing

Google Maps screenshot.
Black Press file photo.

Mission residents complain after seeing water bills increase exponentially

Some claim their bill has doubled, tripled without using more H20

Black Press file photo.
Patrick Penner photo.

PHOTOS: Mission’s first pot shop has grand opening today

Take a look inside the new B.C. Cannabis store located at 31956 Lougheed Highway (unit D130)

Patrick Penner photo.
Images released by police in Ontario in March 2018 show the three men who assaulted a man with autism: (from left) Ronjot Dhami, Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal.

Abbotsford man sentenced for attack in Ontario of man with autism

Parmvir Chahil and co-accused Jaspaul Uppal receive 9 months in jail

Images released by police in Ontario in March 2018 show the three men who assaulted a man with autism: (from left) Ronjot Dhami, Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal.
This year’s candlelight parade is going to look a little different. Organizers are changing the format with the floats becoming static and people touring around the displays. / File Photo

Mission Candlelight Parade ‘in reverse,’ begins on Dec. 4

Floats will be static at Mission Raceway Park while spectators drive by

This year’s candlelight parade is going to look a little different. Organizers are changing the format with the floats becoming static and people touring around the displays. / File Photo
Fraser Valley Regional District office on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/The Chilliwack Progress file)

FVRD is holding parcel tax roll review panel on Nov. 12

Hearing being held to ensure ‘accuracy and integrity’ of FVRD property listings on tax rolls

Fraser Valley Regional District office on Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/The Chilliwack Progress file)
Photo courtesy of Opening Night Theatre Society.

Mission community-theatre group moves to film during pandemic

Opening Nite Theatre Society adapting annual Christmas Pantomime show

Photo courtesy of Opening Night Theatre Society.
COVID-19 test kit. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: 38 COVID-19 cases now linked to Chilliwack dance studio

Fraser Health still contacting parents at schools where students may have been exposed

COVID-19 test kit. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Washington State Department of Agriculture on Oct. 22, 2020 located the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. on a property in Blaine. Entomologists were able to attach radio trackers to three hornets, the second of which lead them to the discovery of the nest, which was eradicated on Oct. 24. (Karla Salp/Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ discovered in Abbotsford

Large honeybee predator found in 7000 block of Bradner Road on Nov. 2

The Washington State Department of Agriculture on Oct. 22, 2020 located the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S. on a property in Blaine. Entomologists were able to attach radio trackers to three hornets, the second of which lead them to the discovery of the nest, which was eradicated on Oct. 24. (Karla Salp/Washington State Department of Agriculture)
A mushroom farm operator faces several charges under the Fisheries Act for two properties in the Bradner area of Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Two Abbotsford mushroom farms charged with polluting local creeks

Owner Quang Quach has previously faced several fines and penalties

A mushroom farm operator faces several charges under the Fisheries Act for two properties in the Bradner area of Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Prest Road, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Variable speed-limit zone now in effect from Abbotsford to Chilliwack on Highway 1

Goal is to reduce the number of rear-end crashes on the highway caused by sudden slowdowns

Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Prest Road, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Property sales hit an all-time record for October, says Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

High demand creates 4th month in a row of ‘record-breaking or near-record activity’

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A stalled vehicle westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway just west of 264th Street is causing delays to traffic on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Drive BC)
A stalled vehicle westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway just west of 264th Street is causing delays to traffic on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Drive BC)
Rain in the forecast for Nov. 3, 2020. (Jesse Winter/Yukon News)

Heavy rains have arrived with a vengeance across the Fraser Valley

They’re calling for 40 to 60 mm of the wet stuff across the region as sub-tropical moisture moves in

Rain in the forecast for Nov. 3, 2020. (Jesse Winter/Yukon News)