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4-hectare wildfire north of Mission suspected to be human-caused

Tingle Creek wildfire rated ‘out of control,’ but in isolated area

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Images of smoke rising from the forest canopy taken at approximately 5 p.m. Facebook photo.

Wildfire up 100-foot cliff near Mission doused by quick-climbing firefighters

North Fraser Fire Department crew had to scale steep incline with fire hoses

Images of smoke rising from the forest canopy taken at approximately 5 p.m. Facebook photo.
The fatal incident occurred just after 12 a.m., July 4, and led to a full closure of the highway between Nelson Street and Silverdale Avenue for at least five hours.

Fatal collision on Lougheed Highway in Mission

Man struck and killed by vehicle after he got out of his sedan following crash

The fatal incident occurred just after 12 a.m., July 4, and led to a full closure of the highway between Nelson Street and Silverdale Avenue for at least five hours.
Hot weather is expected in the Lower Mainland over the weekend.

Summer’s 1st hot stretch coming to Lower Mainland, warns Environment Canada

Low 30s over weekend, says special weather statement

Hot weather is expected in the Lower Mainland over the weekend.
From left to right: Kelly Ridley, Joyce Nadeau and Lorne Ridley standing next to the 1953 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan, dressed in 1950s-style attire. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

Mission family restores late father’s unfinished ‘dream’ car

Raymond Nadeau’s family show off restored classic at Mission’s Old Car Sunday at Heritage Park

From left to right: Kelly Ridley, Joyce Nadeau and Lorne Ridley standing next to the 1953 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan, dressed in 1950s-style attire. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
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Two people flown to hospital with serious burns following Mission apartment blaze

Fire Chief: All residents not yet accounted for; investigation underway of severely damaged building

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Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rail District on Oct. 5, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun not seeking re-election this Fall

2-term mayor makes surprise announcement via social media on June 13

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rail District on Oct. 5, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
An artist’s rendering showing proposed multipurpose buildings for a site on Highway 1 at Kanaka Bar to support Lytton residents. (Photo credit: Kanaka Bar/Urban Systems)

Kanaka Bar Indian Band’s housing society to receive $471,000 in federal funds for community hub

Multi-purpose building would provide a temporary service hub for the area devastated by wildfire

An artist’s rendering showing proposed multipurpose buildings for a site on Highway 1 at Kanaka Bar to support Lytton residents. (Photo credit: Kanaka Bar/Urban Systems)
The Canadian National Youth Darts Championship was held from May 19 to 23 in Toronto. Submitted photo.

Mission teenager crowned Canada’s top young darts player

Samantha Ponak, 17, wins singles in Canadian National Youth Darts Championship in Toronto

The Canadian National Youth Darts Championship was held from May 19 to 23 in Toronto. Submitted photo.
Numerous convicted or credibly accused pedophiles are former students of the Seminary of Christ the King, according to the plaintiffs. Google Street View image.

3rd former seminary student alleges sexual abuse at B.C. priest school in 1970s

Andrew Ehman claims senior monk ‘discreetly’ observed abuse occur in boys’ shower, did not intervene

Numerous convicted or credibly accused pedophiles are former students of the Seminary of Christ the King, according to the plaintiffs. Google Street View image.
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Valve left open causes Olympic-sized pool of waste to spill from Mission sewage project

In 11 hours, 2.5 million litres of waste escaped

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A cannabis joint (Pixabay photo)

Pot shops get green light: District of Hope passes new bylaw allowing retail sale of cannabis

No ones speaks at public hearing on April 25; council adopts new regulations on May 9

A cannabis joint (Pixabay photo)
Mission’s Seminary of Christ the King – the last remaining youth seminary in Canada – is currently the subject to two civil suits from former students claiming they were sexually abused as teenagers. Google Maps image.

B.C. sex-abuse lawsuit seeks Catholic records; Pope’s ambassador seeks diplomatic immunity

Foreign Affairs Canada asserts the office of Apostolic Nunciature has immunity from discovery

Mission’s Seminary of Christ the King – the last remaining youth seminary in Canada – is currently the subject to two civil suits from former students claiming they were sexually abused as teenagers. Google Maps image.
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VIDEO: Large apartment fire in west Abbotsford

Firefighters on scene at 30515 Cardinal Ave; fire has spread from 3rd to 4th floor

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The Abbotsford Police Department released this list of dangerous apps for kids in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Abbotsford Police Department.)

Mission RCMP warn parents of anonymous Snapchat accounts pressuring teens for nude photos

Two reports over last several weeks; accounts have overseas IP addresses

The Abbotsford Police Department released this list of dangerous apps for kids in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Abbotsford Police Department.)
View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.

Toxic chemicals discharged from Abbotsford waste facility into fish-bearing creek

Company responsible is under contract with the City of Abbotsford

View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.
Quinn Born with Zajac Ranch founder Mel Zajac. (Contributed)

Mission’s Zajac Ranch for Children struggling for more camp counsellors, volunteers

Camp usually takes 500 kids a season, may have to take less unless they get more hires

Quinn Born with Zajac Ranch founder Mel Zajac. (Contributed)
A social media post suggesting there may have been an escaped prisoner from Mission Institution received nearly 90 comments that morning. Facebook photo.

Mission RCMP arrest 2 suspects for allegedly bear macing home owner, stealing truck

Suspects flee from police, tracked by helicopter, K9 unit

A social media post suggesting there may have been an escaped prisoner from Mission Institution received nearly 90 comments that morning. Facebook photo.
Staff at the Mission Maternity Clinic post a sign to the window announcing the closure. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

Fraser Valley maternity clinic closure a symptom of B.C.’s physician deficit

Unable to recruit new doctors, Mission clinic no longer accepting patients as of April 1

Staff at the Mission Maternity Clinic post a sign to the window announcing the closure. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
Abbotsford Police warn the public to practice awareness when walking alone, avoid using your phone, having headphones in and to report suspicious persons or activity to them. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Police investigating early morning sexual assault on Sunday

Assault in business park on South Fraser Way appears to be ‘random incident,’ police say

Abbotsford Police warn the public to practice awareness when walking alone, avoid using your phone, having headphones in and to report suspicious persons or activity to them. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)