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An exposure notice from Fraser Health was sent to families of Panther Pen Before and After School Childcare (located at Promontory Heights elementary) on Dec. 11 stating the exposure dates were Dec. 1 to 11. (Google Maps)

Parents of Chilliwack childcare centre receive 11-day COVID-19 exposure notice

Children at childcare centre located at Promontory Heights elementary told to self-isolate

An exposure notice from Fraser Health was sent to families of Panther Pen Before and After School Childcare (located at Promontory Heights elementary) on Dec. 11 stating the exposure dates were Dec. 1 to 11. (Google Maps)
Highway alert

Abbotsford-Mission bridge re-opens after lengthy closure

Vehicle incident blocked bridge for several hours Saturday

Highway alert
Agassiz-Harrison has had 66 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to recently released data from the BC CDC. (Contributed graphic/BC CDC)

Agassiz Seniors Community: Three staff members, one resident positive for COVID-19 in new outbreak

Agassiz-Harrison has had 66 cases since the pandemic began, according to recent BCCDC data

Agassiz-Harrison has had 66 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to recently released data from the BC CDC. (Contributed graphic/BC CDC)
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Hiker rescued from Cascade Falls in Mission by helicopter
Christmas fleet spreads holiday spirit in Mission after annual Candlelight Parade went virtual
Mission principal says he's worried about how parents are talking to kids about COVID-19
More support for Mission Christmas Bureau
Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases in British Columbia.

CHART: Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of B.C.’s highest rates of new COVID-19 cases

Nearly 500 people tested positive for the virus last week in the two Fraser Valley cities.

Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases in British Columbia.
A photo of Brandon Sakebow on t-shirts made by the family for their search. Facebook photo.

Mission RCMP continue search for man last seen in their custody almost 9 months ago

Brandon Sakebow reportedly picked up intoxicated by officers on March 21; no one had seen him since

A photo of Brandon Sakebow on t-shirts made by the family for their search. Facebook photo.
Members of the emergency response team were on scene outside of a house on Clearbrook Road, between Oak Avenue and Peardonville Road, on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 10). (Shane MacKichan photo)

Bloody man with hands tied escapes home, leading to 12-hour police incident in Abbotsford

No suspects found in Clearbrook Road home after investigators obtain search warrant

Members of the emergency response team were on scene outside of a house on Clearbrook Road, between Oak Avenue and Peardonville Road, on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 10). (Shane MacKichan photo)
Lindsey (left) and Angela Gauthier in an undated photo taken in Las Vegas. Lindsey died after an interaction with police in Chilliwack in April 2016. On Dec. 11, 2020 the BC Coroner Service announced a public inquest into Lindsey’s death. (File)

Coroner’s inquest to examine death of Chilliwack’s Lindsey Harvey Gauthier

Fraser Valley Realtor died following an interaction with police on April 6, 2016

Lindsey (left) and Angela Gauthier in an undated photo taken in Las Vegas. Lindsey died after an interaction with police in Chilliwack in April 2016. On Dec. 11, 2020 the BC Coroner Service announced a public inquest into Lindsey’s death. (File)
Architectural drawings of the building by Jordan Kutev Architect Inc. Screenshot from District of Mission council meeting on Dec. 7.

Mission council moves forward on 11-storey, 92 unit affordable-housing development on 2nd Ave.

If completed, the development will be the tallest residential building in Mission

Architectural drawings of the building by Jordan Kutev Architect Inc. Screenshot from District of Mission council meeting on Dec. 7.
Photo by Dale Klippenstein

Abbotsford man charged in relation to Mayfair Avenue shooting incident

Victim and girlfriend were shot at while in vehicle on Aug. 29; nobody injured

Photo by Dale Klippenstein
Members of the emergency response team were on scene outside of a house on Clearbrook Road, between Oak Avenue and Peardonville Road, on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 10). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Abbotsford Police respond to call after bloody man flees house

Clearbrook Road between Oak Avenue and Peardonville Road closed as cops continue to investigate

Members of the emergency response team were on scene outside of a house on Clearbrook Road, between Oak Avenue and Peardonville Road, on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 10). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
SARA for Women staff at the new name and logo launch in 2017 in Abbotsford. File photo.

Mission’s SARA for Women Society to receive $10,000 donation from Canada Life

Charity 1 of 6 selected by Canada Life employees for donations this Christmas

SARA for Women staff at the new name and logo launch in 2017 in Abbotsford. File photo.
Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has been accused of the sexual assaults of three women during massage treatments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford masseur accused of sexual assaults of 3 women

Charges are pending against Reinhard ‘Bud’ Loewen of Bud’s Massage Therapy

Reinhard “Bud” Loewen has been accused of the sexual assaults of three women during massage treatments in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)
The group of 4x4ers decided to start the “Light up the Night Christmas Parade” after the organizers of the Candlelight Parade were forced to cancel the parade and replace it with a virtual version, Clark 'Griswold' Jahn said. Submitted photo.

VIDEO: Festive fleet of Mission 4x4ers spread Christmas spirit after annual parade cancelled

Clark ‘Griswold’ Jahn’s Rudolph-themed truck leads the pack; says the fleet is growing every night

The group of 4x4ers decided to start the “Light up the Night Christmas Parade” after the organizers of the Candlelight Parade were forced to cancel the parade and replace it with a virtual version, Clark 'Griswold' Jahn said. Submitted photo.
Lynne Smith and her dog Chester pose in this undated handout photo. Smith has applied for a job at a long-term care facility in Abbotsford, B.C., and says she’ll even clean toilets so she can see her husband. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Lynne Smith *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Woman says she’d clean toilets to work at Abbotsford care home and see husband

Menno Place is recruiting residents’ families because so many employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19

Lynne Smith and her dog Chester pose in this undated handout photo. Smith has applied for a job at a long-term care facility in Abbotsford, B.C., and says she’ll even clean toilets so she can see her husband. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Lynne Smith *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Coun. Ken Herar pulled out a foam costume during a council meeting to protest tax increases during the pandemic. Acting Mayor Cal Crawford, immediately told him to put it away, and that council was not a “high school performance.” / Video Image

Heated debate at Mission council over property-tax increase in 2021 budget

Councillor brings out costume, acting mayor tells him this isn’t a ‘high school performance’

Coun. Ken Herar pulled out a foam costume during a council meeting to protest tax increases during the pandemic. Acting Mayor Cal Crawford, immediately told him to put it away, and that council was not a “high school performance.” / Video Image
Mission’s parks, recreation and culture department will be getting a new administrative assistant at a cost of 92,000. The hire was a significant point of debate in council’s budget deliberations on Dec. 3. Mission Record file photo.

Mission’s parks and recreation department to get new hire after 4 years of requests

Director Maureen Sinclair said they’re ‘way behind’ and have had to ‘muddle through’ recent years

Mission’s parks, recreation and culture department will be getting a new administrative assistant at a cost of 92,000. The hire was a significant point of debate in council’s budget deliberations on Dec. 3. Mission Record file photo.
Tabor Home in Abbotsford is the site of B.C.’s largest COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Tabor Home in Abbotsford records 24 COVID deaths, on par with Langley Lodge

Two long-term care homes are sites of province’s deadliest outbreaks

Tabor Home in Abbotsford is the site of B.C.’s largest COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Mink on Chilliwack farm test positive for COVID-19 virus

Government sent samples to lab after eight farm workers also tested positive

Danger tape blocks off driveways at a mink farm in Chilliwack on Dec. 7, 2020 after an outbreak was declared. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sunset Manor (shown here) in Chilliwack, and Valleyhaven Care Home have both had recent COVID-19 outbreaks, but those have been declared over. (Paul Henderson/ Progress)

Outbreaks over at two Chilliwack long-term care homes

Valleyhaven and Sunset Manor both cleared by Fraser Health after staff test positive

Sunset Manor (shown here) in Chilliwack, and Valleyhaven Care Home have both had recent COVID-19 outbreaks, but those have been declared over. (Paul Henderson/ Progress)
Police in Abbotsford pulled over a stolen truck on Monday morning (Dec. 7), and found a loaded handgun inside. A man and a woman from Alberta have now been charged. (Abbotsford Police photo)

Alberta couple arrested in Abbotsford with loaded gun in stolen truck

Man, 25, and woman, 24, have extensive criminal histories, police say

Police in Abbotsford pulled over a stolen truck on Monday morning (Dec. 7), and found a loaded handgun inside. A man and a woman from Alberta have now been charged. (Abbotsford Police photo)