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Two Mission RCMP members patrol the back entrance of Hatzic Middle School after a threatening phone call was received. / Kevin Mills Photo

Bomb, shooting threats force evacuations, lockdowns at 3 Lower Mainland schools on Sept. 14

Connection between phone and email threats ‘undetermined,’ police say

Two Mission RCMP members patrol the back entrance of Hatzic Middle School after a threatening phone call was received. / Kevin Mills Photo
T-Lane is a company based in Mission which moves goods around North America and internationally through five terminals across Canada. Google Maps screenshot.

Disabled woman wins discrimination lawsuit against Mission trucking company

Karen Hugie was fired the day she returned from medical leave for heart surgery

T-Lane is a company based in Mission which moves goods around North America and internationally through five terminals across Canada. Google Maps screenshot.
Sam Green with his mother and former Olympic medalist, Eden Donatelli Green. Green has been skating since he was three-years old and now lives in Calgary to train while doing school remotely. Sumbitted photo.

Mission teen speed skater competing for spot on Canada’s 2022 Olympic team against country’s fastest

Sam Green, 16, is the youngest skater by 2 years, and the only B.C. competitor

Sam Green with his mother and former Olympic medalist, Eden Donatelli Green. Green has been skating since he was three-years old and now lives in Calgary to train while doing school remotely. Sumbitted photo.
DriveBC highway photo taken at 7:51 a.m.

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.
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.

Mission RCMP’s serious crime unit investigating early-morning explosion at restaurant

SCU working with RCMP’s explosive disposal unit; 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.
The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s SCU, forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s integrated explosive-disposal unit. Police say its too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.

Mission RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit investigating early-morning explosion at restaurant

SCU working with RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit; vehicle set on fire in Matsqui shortly after blast

The explosion is being investigated by the Mission RCMP’s SCU, forensic teams and the Lower Mainland RCMP’s integrated explosive-disposal unit. Police say its too early to say if the restaurant was targeted. Patrick Penner photo.
The Mission Correctional Institution in Mission, B.C. 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. pictured Tuesday, April 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.
Mission firefighters can be seen here dousing the flames. The Mission RCMP Serious Crime Unit has taken control of the investigation. Screenshot from Facebook video.

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

Mission firefighters can be seen here dousing the flames. The Mission RCMP Serious Crime Unit has taken control of the investigation. Screenshot from Facebook 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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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 flights 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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Alex Green and father Brook with their junior dragster at the Mission Raceway Park's Doorwarz event last weekend. Green won his first-ever race on Saturday, and was runner up in Sunday's race. Submitted photo.

6-year-old drag racer wins race at Mission Raceway Park in first-ever competition

Alex Green comes 1st in junior race on Saturday, runner-up on Sunday, gets major sponsor

Alex Green and father Brook with their junior dragster at the Mission Raceway Park's Doorwarz event last weekend. Green won his first-ever race on Saturday, and was runner up in Sunday's race. Submitted photo.
A 1958 photo of Father Falhman’s funeral procession at the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Cemetery at St. Mary’s Residential School. The graves on the hill left-hand side of the photo are now covered by row of blackberry bushes. Mission Community Archives photo.

Stó:lō Nation set out plan for 3-year project to find unmarked graves at Fraser Valley residential schools

$3 million, 200 hours in archives, radar at 9 locations – starting with St. Mary’s

A 1958 photo of Father Falhman’s funeral procession at the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Cemetery at St. Mary’s Residential School. The graves on the hill left-hand side of the photo are now covered by row of blackberry bushes. Mission Community Archives photo.
Andre De Grasse won medals in the 100 metres (bronze), 200 metres (silver) and helped the men’s 4×100-metre relay team earn a bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo courtesy of Canadian Olympic Committee.

17 British Columbian athletes among Canada’s Tokyo 2020 athletics team

33 women and 24 men will represent the country from July 30 to Aug. 8

Andre De Grasse won medals in the 100 metres (bronze), 200 metres (silver) and helped the men’s 4×100-metre relay team earn a bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Photo courtesy of Canadian Olympic Committee.
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Fraser Health cancels vaccine appointments at Abbotsford clinic today due to extreme heat

Only one clinic affected, Fraser Health working to re-book appointments

(Photo by James Day on Unsplash)
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B.C. teacher walks off 125 pounds in weight-loss journey to inspire students

Myke Koe TikTok’s walk-a-thons across Lower Mainland

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At approximately 6:50 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Wilson Street. (File Photo)

Man dead after motorcycle crash in rural Mission neighbourhood

Medevac called to Silverdale Elementary School, man dies of injuries in hospital

At approximately 6:50 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Wilson Street. (File Photo)
A photo of Brandon Sakebow on a T-shirt made by the family during their search for him. Facebook photo.

Mission RCMP cleared by watchdog after arrested man’s body discovered near detachment

Brandon Sakebow was missing for over a year, body found less than 400 meters from RCMP HQ on April 6

A photo of Brandon Sakebow on a T-shirt made by the family during their search for him. Facebook photo.