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Hitomi Gilliam, world-renowned floral designer, wins City of Mission’s 1st Community Excellence Award

From a greenhouse in the Hatzic Prairie, to winning international competitions

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Geet Grewal wins Liberal Party’s nomination to become new candidate for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon

Grewal emphasizes youth action, climate action, inlcusion, job creation, health protection

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Mission RCMP speak with a woman experiencing homelessness who found some shade in front of a local daycare. (Kevin Mills/Mission City Record)

Province to spend $12.3 million to develop 50 new modular homes in Mission

Mission Community Services Society to operate facility, $1.4 million to be provided annually

Mission RCMP speak with a woman experiencing homelessness who found some shade in front of a local daycare. (Kevin Mills/Mission City Record)
After being retired for seven years, Mission’s Brent Hayden missed advancing to the Men’s 50 Metre Freestyle Finals by just 0.04 seconds. / Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada, taken by Ian MacNicol

Avoiding the pool, to Olympic comeback: Brent Hayden on his return to swimming

Mission swimming champ speaks on his journey to rediscover love of sport

After being retired for seven years, Mission’s Brent Hayden missed advancing to the Men’s 50 Metre Freestyle Finals by just 0.04 seconds. / Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada, taken by Ian MacNicol
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UPDATE: Roll-over crash on Highway 1 in Langley cleared

Westbound left lane blocked at 264th Street in Langley

DriveBC highway photo taken at 7:51 a.m.
The new pipe has already been installed under shores of both Abbotsford and Mission, but the dredging of the river to complete the 950-metre underwater portion has waited on addition funds. / City of Mission photo

Mission council approves $18.9 million contract to complete sewer crossing

Fraser River Pile and Dredge expected start work in September, finish by spring 2022

The new pipe has already been installed under shores of both Abbotsford and Mission, but the dredging of the river to complete the 950-metre underwater portion has waited on addition funds. / City of Mission photo
Emergency crews were on scene for several hours, after a forklift crash into a ditch last night. Facebook photo.

Forklift crash in Abbotsford sends 1 person to hospital in serious condition

Air ambulance couldn’t land due to smoky conditions, BCEHS says

Emergency crews were on scene for several hours, after a forklift crash into a ditch last night. Facebook photo.
An early morning fire has destroyed a Mission laundromat. / Kevin Mills Photos

Owners of popular Mission laundromat need help rebuilding following devastating fire

Mama Bear’s Duds N Suds reopening, but owners need help finding good deals on building materials

An early morning fire has destroyed a Mission laundromat. / Kevin Mills Photos
Another heat wave in the Lower Mainland is expected this weekend. (File photo)

Weekend’s heatwave warning escalated to ‘extreme heat alert’ by Environment Canada

High temperatures until Sunday, Aug. 15; health authorities warn of potential deadly effects

Another heat wave in the Lower Mainland is expected this weekend. (File photo)
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.
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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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TRAFFIC: Rollover crash on South Parallel Road in Abbotsford slowing eastbound Highway 1 commuters

Crash occurred around 8 a.m., causing visual distraction for Highway 1

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Rain will continue to fall through the night (Aug. 7), and tomorrow will be slightly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers before the sun and heat returns next week. (File photo)

Fraser Valley sees rain after 53 days, following record-breaking dry spell

Previous rain-drought record for Abbotsford was 39 days in 1961, according to Environment Canada

Rain will continue to fall through the night (Aug. 7), and tomorrow will be slightly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers before the sun and heat returns next week. (File photo)
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
A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Home sales slow for July, lowest supply in 40 years, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board says

Buyers significantly outnumber sellers, resulting in lowest inventory since 1981

A real estate sold sign hangs in front of a west-end Toronto property Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
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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