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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)
Mission’s Killian Wall has been selected as one of the top six defencemen in B.C., and will represent the BC Junior Canucks at the Brick Invitational Tournament this July.

Young Mission hockey star joins B.C.’s elite squad for famed Brick Invitational Tournament

Killian Wall joins top 225 young players in North America; tourney famed for producing future NHLers

Mission’s Killian Wall has been selected as one of the top six defencemen in B.C., and will represent the BC Junior Canucks at the Brick Invitational Tournament this July.
MESS conducts bi-annual cleanup on Stave Lake East, one of many areas they target for regular cleanups. /	MESS Facebook photo.

Trash and illegal dumping getting worse around Stave Lake

MESS and Four Wheel Drive Association of BC collected 4,500 pounds of trash

MESS conducts bi-annual cleanup on Stave Lake East, one of many areas they target for regular cleanups. /	MESS Facebook photo.
Zajac Ranch for Children is a summer camp for kids with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)

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

Zajac Ranch for Children is a summer camp for kids with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)
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.)
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.
Mission Punj-Aab Culture Club presents cheque for $21,000 to MATH. During the cheque presentation, it was announced that Sukh Grewal donated $550,000.

PHOTOS: Vaisakhi Mela celebration nearly completes Mission’s CT scanner fundraising

Unexpected $550,000 donation made by developer Sukh Grewal

Mission Punj-Aab Culture Club presents cheque for $21,000 to MATH. During the cheque presentation, it was announced that Sukh Grewal donated $550,000.
Staff at the Mission Maternity Clinic post a sign to the window announcing the closure. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

Mission Maternity Clinic closure a symptom of B.C.’s physician deficit

Unable to recruit new doctors, 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
Mission’s Brent Hayden, shown here displaying his bronze medal, came just short of winning another medal in his comeback in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Brent Hayden Facebook)

Mission Olympian Brent Hayden hangs up the trunks, announces 2nd retirement

Bronze-medal swimmer came close to another medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games

Mission’s Brent Hayden, shown here displaying his bronze medal, came just short of winning another medal in his comeback in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Brent Hayden Facebook)
Bob Friesen photo.

PHOTOS: Mission’s carnival at The Junction Shopping Centre

Today is the last day of the carnival; closes at 6 p.m.

Bob Friesen photo.
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.

Mission 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 Mission Stars won gold at the U13 BC Hockey Championship at the Trail Memorial Centre with a 7-3 victory over South Okanagan. Photo: Jim Bailey

Mission Stars win 2022 U13 BC Provincial Hockey Championship

Team goes 5-1 to take home Mission’s first-ever gold medal at the Pee Wee level

The Mission Stars won gold at the U13 BC Hockey Championship at the Trail Memorial Centre with a 7-3 victory over South Okanagan. Photo: Jim Bailey
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