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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.
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Year of fires and floods puts Mission’s new high school on ice

Province freezes new school project, citing capital costs of rebuilding after disasters of 2021

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Scott William Cashman of Mission was found guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. (Special to The News)

Man guilty in largest drugs, weapons seizure in Ridge Meadows RCMP history

Guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

Scott William Cashman of Mission was found guilty of seven counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. (Special to The News)
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 Mission 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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Mission hospital technologists being forced to relocate due to staffing shortage

Chilliwack General Hospital has been unable to recruit technologists, putting the strain on Mission

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Twisters athletes head to Richmond for the 2022 Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics. (Submitted)

Twisters athletes from Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack head to 2022 Canadian Championships

The 2022 Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics event runs from May 26 to 29 in Richmond

Twisters athletes head to Richmond for the 2022 Canadian Championships in Artistic Gymnastics. (Submitted)
Port Coquitlam, Chilliwack, North Vancouver, and Penticton have chosen to continue with the practice after their trial runs. (Black Press file photo).

Mission council moves forward pilot project giving drinks in public parks a shot

Council vote passes 5-2 to create bylaw for 1-year pilot project

Port Coquitlam, Chilliwack, North Vancouver, and Penticton have chosen to continue with the practice after their trial runs. (Black Press file photo).
Concept art of Mission’s waterfront.

Mission council moves waterfront master plan forward to public hearing

Build-out anticipated to take over 40 years, require $212 million in infrastructure investments

Concept art of Mission’s waterfront.
Photo courtesy of 2022 Courage To Come Back Awards.
Wright has been a long-time spokesperson for the Michael Cuccione Foundation, a mentor for at-risk youth at the East End Boys Club, and helps fundraise for the BC Children’s Hospital, where he has been a patient for the most of his life. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health

Mission actor, childhood cancer survivor honoured for philanthropic work with sick children

Casey Wright, 21, was diagnosed with brain tumour at just 6-months-old

Photo courtesy of 2022 Courage To Come Back Awards.
Wright has been a long-time spokesperson for the Michael Cuccione Foundation, a mentor for at-risk youth at the East End Boys Club, and helps fundraise for the BC Children’s Hospital, where he has been a patient for the most of his life. Submitted photo/ Coast Mental Health
At its height, tens of thousands of people came to Mission to watch hundreds of kid contestants from 40 communities test their makeshift cars.

VIDEO: Mission’s 1949 Soapbox Derby, Strawberry Festival

A Royal BC Museum video for Throwback Thursday

At its height, tens of thousands of people came to Mission to watch hundreds of kid contestants from 40 communities test their makeshift cars.
One of the phishing emails sent to the Record.

Mission School District suffers IT breach, phishing emails being sent from teachers’ accounts

Emails will have attachment titled “payment remittance” – do not open

One of the phishing emails sent to the Record.
Mission is on track to see a record number of overdose deaths in 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Mission’s drug-toxicity deaths surge to unprecedented levels in 1st quarter of 2022

13 people die in the first 3 months of 2022; previous record was 18 for whole year

Mission is on track to see a record number of overdose deaths in 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Veselka performing Isolation Volyn. Bob Friesen photo.

PHOTOS: Ukrainian Cultural Festival’s 25th anniversary at Mission’s Clarke Theatre

Festival returns after 2-year absence for dance event on Saturday

Veselka performing Isolation Volyn. Bob Friesen photo.
A man wielding an axe at a Mission elementary school was quickly apprehended by RCMP May 6. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Axe-wielding man spotted at Mission elementary school quickly nabbed by RCMP

Incident took place just before the bell as parents arrived to pick up children

A man wielding an axe at a Mission elementary school was quickly apprehended by RCMP May 6. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Abbot John Braganza, 60, served at Westminster Abbey for 16 years. Google Maps image.

Head abbot of Mission’s seminary school resigns

Abbot John Braganza’s resignation not due to any allegations of misconduct, Westminster Abbey says

Abbot John Braganza, 60, served at Westminster Abbey for 16 years. Google Maps image.
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.

Mission seminary 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.
Mayor Pau... (cough)... Dr. Brainy and his assistant at Opening Nite Theatre. Bob Friesen photo

PHOTOS: Mission Literacy in Motion’s Riot of Reading event

2022 event had 5 live venues to visit around town

Mayor Pau... (cough)... Dr. Brainy and his assistant at Opening Nite Theatre. Bob Friesen photo
A fully automatic firearm, pistol, makeshift silencer and body armour were seized. (Neil Corbett/The News)

‘Blue fentanyl’ dealer in Mission sentenced to 11 years in prison on trafficking and weapons charges

Christopher Harmes is 1 of 2 men charged in biggest bust in Ridge Meadows RCMP’s history

A fully automatic firearm, pistol, makeshift silencer and body armour were seized. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The BC Community Football Association will have a honorary game celebrating Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool in Chilliwack on May 28. (YouTube capture)

BC Commmunity Football Association honouring Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool with The Game

Top young talent from the BCCFA practising in Mission this weekend, play in Chilliwack on May 28

The BC Community Football Association will have a honorary game celebrating Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool in Chilliwack on May 28. (YouTube capture)