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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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Image courtesy of the City of Mission.

VIDEO: Rapidly growing fire in woods above Heritage Park contained by Mission firefighters

66 residents on Tooley Place issued evacuation order, helicopters dump water buckets from sky

Image courtesy of the City of Mission.
A large barn fire occurred early Sunday morning (Aug. 1) on King Road in Abbotsford. (Shane MacKichan photo)

VIDEO: Sunday-morning fire destroys Abbotsford barn

Flames completely engulfed the structure on King Road on Aug. 1

A large barn fire occurred early Sunday morning (Aug. 1) on King Road in Abbotsford. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Brent Hayden of Canada preparing for his 50m freestyle semifinal at the Olympic Games in London on Thursday August 2, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Mission’s Brent Hayden qualifies for semi-finals for Men’s 50 Metre Freestyle in Tokyo

Hayden finishes 8th overall in qualifying round, top 16 face off tonight

Brent Hayden of Canada preparing for his 50m freestyle semifinal at the Olympic Games in London on Thursday August 2, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The suspect, seen here in CTTV footage, is described as white, in his late 20s, no visible facial hair, tall and slim, and wearing a pink collared shirt, and a black baseball cap. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.

Bank robber makes off with undisclosed amount of cash from Mission bank

Mission RCMP seeking public’s help to identify suspect

The suspect, seen here in CTTV footage, is described as white, in his late 20s, no visible facial hair, tall and slim, and wearing a pink collared shirt, and a black baseball cap. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.
The trails and forested areas around Fraser River Heritage Park have been closed. Lorraine Irvine-Roberts photo.

Forested areas of Fraser River Heritage Park, Westminster Abbey closed due to wildfire risk

Park joins Mission’s tree farm on list of local closures amid provincial state of emergency

The trails and forested areas around Fraser River Heritage Park have been closed. Lorraine Irvine-Roberts photo.
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Early morning fire rips through Mission home

All residents evacuated safely from blaze on Hurd Street and Holiday Avenue

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2 Medevacs called in for Dewdney house fire victims

Firefighter said 2 fire victims were inside house over emergency scanners

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Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin signing the agreement. Patrick Penner photo.

Historic agreement signed in Mission transfers 60 hectares of Crown land back to First Nations

Land transfer finalized between city, province, Leq’á:mel, Matsqui and Sumas First Nations

Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin signing the agreement. Patrick Penner photo.
The Bee family. GoFundMe page image. The page raised over $55,000 in a single day.

1 dead, 4 in hospital following fatal weekend crash on Coquihalla Highway

Crash possibly caused by stroke, GoFundMe set up for family

The Bee family. GoFundMe page image. The page raised over $55,000 in a single day.
Ring Finder’s Chris Turner, neck deep in Rolley Lake with his underwater metal detector, searching for a lost gold wedding band last week. Screenshot from Ring Finders YouTube video.

VIDEO: Pro ring finder recovers 2 lost wedding rings from Mission lakes, re-unites with happy owners

Chris Turner recovers diamond ring at Hayward Lake, then finds gold band 4 miles away at Rolley Lake

Ring Finder’s Chris Turner, neck deep in Rolley Lake with his underwater metal detector, searching for a lost gold wedding band last week. Screenshot from Ring Finders YouTube video.
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Two patients flown to hospital following Coquihalla Highway crash

One patient transported to BC Children’s Hospital, one to Royal Columbian Hospital

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PHOTOS: Mission manager asks internet to bring in dogs for pup-loving employee, many pets follow

Dogs of all sizes, cat on a leash, even a horse visit The Source seeking pets from employee

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Local MLAs praise regulatory changes allowing secondary homes in ALR

NDP make regulatory reversal to allow flexibility to housing options in ALR land

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A Thunder Rugby camp in Haida Gwaii in 2018. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Thunder Rugby offering free training camp in Abbotsford for Lower Mainland’s Indigenous youth

Selecting 24 youth for Rugby 7s teams, tour to New Zealand for 2022 World Cup

A Thunder Rugby camp in Haida Gwaii in 2018. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Flair Airlines to offer low-cost flight to Las Vegas from Abbotsford Airport in October

8 Canadian cities getting new flights to U.S. destinations, one-way tickets between $79 to $109

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Bob Woolsey and Dawn Parker in 2015. (Bob Friesen file photo)

Former Deroche marijuana-dispensary owner has appeal dismissed against 2015 conviction

Judge finds Mission’s Bob Woolsey, who represented himself, was given fair trial

Bob Woolsey and Dawn Parker in 2015. (Bob Friesen file photo)
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Early-morning apartment fire quickly contained in Abbotsford

Fire occurs at Waterleaf condos on Whatcom Road at around 6 a.m., residents evacuated

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