Patrick Penner

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)
A DriveBC image of the current conditions at the Coquihalla Summit. Heavy snow is expected to bring 25 to 40 centimetres of snow by Tuesday, April 5.

Winter storm warning issued for Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt

Prolonged snowfall event to bring 25 to 40 cm at Coquihalla Summit

A DriveBC image of the current conditions at the Coquihalla Summit. Heavy snow is expected to bring 25 to 40 centimetres of snow by Tuesday, April 5.
A rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, and a special weather statement is in effect for the Fraser Valley. (Black Press files)

Rainfall warning in effect for Lower Mainland

Areas of Metro Vancouver can expect up to 70 mm of rain

A rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, and a special weather statement is in effect for the Fraser Valley. (Black Press files)
Architectural drawings by Jordan Kutev Architect Inc. of future development on Sasquatch Mountain. Hemlock West, one of the neighbourhood planning areas designated in OCP, would developed first and expand on the current facilities around the ski-lifts.

Official blueprint adopted for expanding Sasquatch Mountain into one of B.C.’s largest ski resorts

FVRD’s new Hemlock Valley OCP triggered by provincial approval of Berezan Group’s master plan in 2016

Architectural drawings by Jordan Kutev Architect Inc. of future development on Sasquatch Mountain. Hemlock West, one of the neighbourhood planning areas designated in OCP, would developed first and expand on the current facilities around the ski-lifts.
LEFT: Glenn Wells’ grandmother May Simmons with a man suspected to be Harry Mahler’s biological father. RIGHT: A photo of the man with a baby girl suspected to be Wells’ mother, Violet. Photos courtesy of Courtney Mahler.

B.C. man and mom to reunite with long-lost family following DNA results

Glenn Wells’ mother has not seen her half-brother in over 60 years

LEFT: Glenn Wells’ grandmother May Simmons with a man suspected to be Harry Mahler’s biological father. RIGHT: A photo of the man with a baby girl suspected to be Wells’ mother, Violet. Photos courtesy of Courtney Mahler.
The Rebels beat the Devils 2-0 in the opening round robin on Friday, March 21. The finalists are the only two teams in the league that have never won a provincial championship. Rick Kupchuk photo.

SCWHL provincial finals: Richmond Devils face off against North Shore Rebels for gold in Hope

The Devils and the Rebels are the only two teams that have never won a provincial championship

The Rebels beat the Devils 2-0 in the opening round robin on Friday, March 21. The finalists are the only two teams in the league that have never won a provincial championship. Rick Kupchuk photo.
Drifting was introduced to the track several years ago, and now a number of associations run programs out of Mission. / Blair Howard Photography

Mission Raceway speeds out of pandemic lull by expanding operations

More motorsports and a bigger schedule planned for upcoming season

Drifting was introduced to the track several years ago, and now a number of associations run programs out of Mission. / Blair Howard Photography
The plaintiff states at least three graduates of the Seminary of Christ the King’s high school have now been criminally convicted of child molestation. Google Maps image.

Former Mission seminary student suing dead monk’s estate, Westminster Abbey for alleged rape

Man claims Harold Vincent Sander raped him when he was 13 in the 1970s, and he’s not the only one

The plaintiff states at least three graduates of the Seminary of Christ the King’s high school have now been criminally convicted of child molestation. Google Maps image.
Kent Harrison Search and Rescue Facebook photo.

Sts’ailes First Nation band members rescue cold mother, son lost in Chilliwack wilderness

Pair spent night in bush, became separated when son went seeking medication for mother

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue Facebook photo.
Images that the North Vancouver RCMP released to the public on March 9, eventually leading to the arrest of 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento.
Images that the North Vancouver RCMP released to the public on March 10, eventually leading to the arrest of 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento.

Mission man charged with sexual assault on North Vancouver trail

Charges laid on 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento on March 12

Images that the North Vancouver RCMP released to the public on March 9, eventually leading to the arrest of 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento.
Images that the North Vancouver RCMP released to the public on March 10, eventually leading to the arrest of 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento.
Smoke rises from Kharkiv apartment buildings following a Russian missile bombardment. The image is of an area near the family's apartment building, taken by a friend of Straner's father. Submitted photo.

B.C. woman’s childhood home becomes deathtrap for family stuck in besieged Kharkiv

Olena Straner’s family cannot leave 15th floor of exposed Soviet style apartment building

Smoke rises from Kharkiv apartment buildings following a Russian missile bombardment. The image is of an area near the family's apartment building, taken by a friend of Straner's father. Submitted photo.
The Mission Correctional Institution in Mission, B.C. is pictured Tuesday, April 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.

Corrections officers sound alarm after B.C. prison manager promoted amid harassment complaints

Fraser Valley corrections officers say abusive managers face no discipline from CSC

The Mission Correctional Institution in Mission, B.C. is pictured Tuesday, April 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.
Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound will have overnight temperatures ranging from minus five to minus 10 degrees Celsius until Feb. 23. (file photo)

Environment Canada: Lower Mainland’s ‘unusually cold’ temperatures to stay until Wednesday night

Overnight temperatures will range from -5 to -10 degrees Celsius

Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound will have overnight temperatures ranging from minus five to minus 10 degrees Celsius until Feb. 23. (file photo)
A photo showing the vertical farming concept. (Funky Banana Farm photo)

Province revises ALR regulations to make room for vertical farming

Minister of Agriculture: Agri-tech innovations may help solve ‘food security and food economy puzzle’

A photo showing the vertical farming concept. (Funky Banana Farm photo)
The entrance to Cascade Falls Regional Park has been cordoned off with police tape. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

UPDATE: IHIT investigating suspicious death at Cascade Falls Regional Park near Mission

Body discovered outside on property near park entrance on Feb. 1

The entrance to Cascade Falls Regional Park has been cordoned off with police tape. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
(Black Press Media files)

Environment Canada: Incoming snowfall for Lower Mainland

Up to 10 cm of snow expected in Fraser Valley

(Black Press Media files)