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Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo

Abbotsford and Mission get funding to help with homelessness during extreme weather

Projects will support those experiencing homelessness with shelter and more

Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo
A Mission Fire Rescue Service truck arriving on scene. Patrick Penner photo.

Structure fire at industrial-park business in Mission

Workers evacuated from Owens Corning, Mission firefighters and Mission RCMP on scene

A Mission Fire Rescue Service truck arriving on scene. Patrick Penner photo.
The crash was first reported just before 9:45 a.m. Google Maps screenshot taken at 10:26 a.m.
The crash was first reported just before 9:45 a.m. Google Maps screenshot taken at 10:26 a.m.
The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit and forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s explosive disposal unit. Police say it’s too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.

UPDATE: Mission restaurant targeted in attempted bombing last week, RCMP confirm

RCMP’s explosive disposal unit called in; vehicle set on fire in Matsqui shortly after blast

The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit and forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s explosive disposal unit. Police say it’s too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.
Kat Wahamaa marched downtown Vancouver to mark the fifth anniversary of the opioid crisis in B.C. She lost her own son to a fentanyl overdose in 2016. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Mission advocate dispelling the myths about B.C.’s overdose epidemic

Kat Wahamaa lost her son in 2016; says topic is rife with misconceptions

Kat Wahamaa marched downtown Vancouver to mark the fifth anniversary of the opioid crisis in B.C. She lost her own son to a fentanyl overdose in 2016. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Photo courtesy of District of Mission.

Mission places 3rd in B.C. for ParticipACTION Better Community Challenge

Community was top 50 finalist in Canada, among the top 2% in country

Photo courtesy of District of Mission.
Coun. Ken Herar and co-hosted Mike Bismeyer during the 10-year anniversary in May. Image courtesy of Ken Herar.

Mission’s Cycling4Diversity holding 24-hour spin-a-thon on Aug. 21

Starts at noon at The Fitness Lab; led by Coun. Ken Herar and co-hosted by Mike Bismeyer

Coun. Ken Herar and co-hosted Mike Bismeyer during the 10-year anniversary in May. Image courtesy of Ken Herar.
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Mission nurse may have saved woman’s life in food-choking incident on BC ferry

Jenny Ruddick rushed across food court to perform Heimlich on non-verbal disabled woman

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Two large holes burned through the roof of the house. Patrick Penner photo.

VIDEO: Mission house badly damaged in afternoon fire, Aug. 6

Mission firefighters contain blaze to cap off busy week of fires

Two large holes burned through the roof of the house. Patrick Penner photo.
A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Wholesale destruction’: Mission fire station chief describes deployment to Lytton inferno

David Butterworth’s crew was one of first on scene to battle blaze which destroyed a community

A motorist watches from a pullout on the Trans-Canada Highway as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, B.C., Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Mission Correctional Institution in Mission, B.C. is pictured Tuesday, April 14, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.

Nearly 50 Mission Institution inmates suing Attorney General of Canada over alleged privacy breach

Prisoners claim drug prescriptions were shared across prison, putting a target on their backs

The Mission Correctional Institution in Mission, B.C. is pictured Tuesday, April 14, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.
Photo was taken from the south end of the Mission Bridge looking towards Mission. Kiana Comis photo.

All lanes open on Mission Bridge, no more daytime closures, Ministry of Transportation says

Vertical misalignment of northbound fast lane; bearing repairs took place last night

Photo was taken from the south end of the Mission Bridge looking towards Mission. Kiana Comis photo.
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UPDATE: Heritage Park wildfire under control, air support called off

Smoke seen 200 metres west of Parkside Church, emergency crews on scene

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Mission Bridge traffic to shut down for 1 hour tonight in both directions

Aug. 3 inspection has led to 3 days straight of ‘emergency repairs’

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B.C. NDP MLA Abbotsford-Mission Pam Alexis, and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith under the Mission Bridge on Oct. 15, 2020. Patrick Penner photo.

22 Abbotsford and Mission skills-training programs funded through NDP’s post-COVID recovery plan

$95 million investment being made across B.C. to train over 9,000 people

B.C. NDP MLA Abbotsford-Mission Pam Alexis, and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith under the Mission Bridge on Oct. 15, 2020. Patrick Penner photo.
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Morning house fire was arson, may be related to Lower Mainland gang conflict, Mission RCMP say

Witnesses see vehicle flee scene, investigators say accelerant may have been used to set blaze

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Early-morning fire engulfs Mission property

Damage to unoccupied property on Hurd Street ‘extensive,’ vehicles explode in heat

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Mission’s Brent Hayden, shown here displaying his bronze medal, came just short of winning another medal in his comeback in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Brent Hayden Facebook)
Mission’s Brent Hayden, shown here displaying his bronze medal, came just short of winning another medal in his comeback in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hayden does not discount a fifth run at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. (Brent Hayden Facebook)

Brent Hayden misses Men’s 50 Metre Freestyle finals in Tokyo by 0.04 seconds

Posts best-ever time in event, may return for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Mission’s Brent Hayden, shown here displaying his bronze medal, came just short of winning another medal in his comeback in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Brent Hayden Facebook)
Mission’s Brent Hayden, shown here displaying his bronze medal, came just short of winning another medal in his comeback in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hayden does not discount a fifth run at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. (Brent Hayden Facebook)
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Mission Overdose Community Action Team hosting 2 events in August for overdose awareness day

‘Through dialogue we grow our understanding,’ says Judith Pellerin, co-chair of MOCAT

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Coun. Mark Davies said the new enterprise applications systems will be a ‘game changer’ on July 19.
Coun. Mark Davies said the new enterprise applications systems will be a ‘game changer’ on July 19.