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Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

UPDATE: Hwy 7 closured canceled, controlled travel resumes

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Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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Mission declares local state of emergency in the Benbow Street area in Hatzic

Evacuation order also announced for the same area.

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Bert Moody’s war diary.

Poetry in Mission veteran’s war diary provides insight into experience of Canadian POWs

Bert Moody fought in failed 1942 Dieppe Raid, held captive in German POW camp for over 2 years

Bert Moody’s war diary.
The district distributed voluntary polls to get an idea on vaccination rates. The results have participating staff well above Fraser Health’s 80 per cent threshold for recommending a mandate. / Kevin Mills File Photo

No vaccine mandate for Mission School District, school board decides

Abbotsford and Chilliwack school boards both decided against the mandate this week

The district distributed voluntary polls to get an idea on vaccination rates. The results have participating staff well above Fraser Health’s 80 per cent threshold for recommending a mandate. / Kevin Mills File Photo
Re-elected MP Brad Vis has been appointed to Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. (File Photo)
Re-elected MP Brad Vis has been appointed to Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. (File Photo)
The COVID-19 outbreak was initially announced by Fraser Health on Oct. 6. Kevin Mills photo.

2 deaths, 39 infected from outbreak at Mission Memorial Hospital

Outbreak was first declared on Oct. 6 after 6 patients tested positive

The COVID-19 outbreak was initially announced by Fraser Health on Oct. 6. Kevin Mills photo.
From left to right: Liz Harris, Judith Ray, Andrew Edelson, and Sydney Keay. Photo courtesy of Andy Edelson.

Ocean Trailer donates $50,000 for CT scanner at Mission Memorial Hospital

Mission All Together for Healthcare now over a quarter way to $1 million goal

From left to right: Liz Harris, Judith Ray, Andrew Edelson, and Sydney Keay. Photo courtesy of Andy Edelson.
LEFT: The wooden stakes, used to support the cedar seedlings as they grown, can be seen discarded here. RIGHT: A row of knocked down stakes along a trail. Photos courtesy of Sandie Zdunich.

Vandals knock down and rip out 150 new cedar-tree seedlings in Mission’s Heritage Park

Around 2,000 seedlings had just been planted; park caretaker says damage is ‘very disheartening’

LEFT: The wooden stakes, used to support the cedar seedlings as they grown, can be seen discarded here. RIGHT: A row of knocked down stakes along a trail. Photos courtesy of Sandie Zdunich.
Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Tabor Home in Abbotsford (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Left: An image of a man hauling the giant M&M down 1st Avenue. A Mission RCMP officer standing over the M&M after finding it in an nearby apartment. Facebook photos.

Giant M&M stolen from Mission candy shop, recovered thanks to vigilant neighbours

Collectible store display was found in nearby apartment, hidden underneath bed sheets

Left: An image of a man hauling the giant M&M down 1st Avenue. A Mission RCMP officer standing over the M&M after finding it in an nearby apartment. Facebook photos.
Image courtesy of City of Mission.

UFV Mission campus reno to create education centre, relocate teaching programs from Abbotsford

Capacity at Abbotsford campus severely cramped, only 26% of Mission campus utilized

Image courtesy of City of Mission.
As of Oct. 4, Mission currently has the lowest number of fully vaccinated residents in the entire Lower Mainland, at 71 per cent, according to the BCCDC. Kevin Mills photo.

COVID outbreak declared at Mission Memorial Hospital

6 patients infected in one medicine unit

As of Oct. 4, Mission currently has the lowest number of fully vaccinated residents in the entire Lower Mainland, at 71 per cent, according to the BCCDC. Kevin Mills photo.
Active inventory by the end of September, 2021, is almost half of September last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

High sales, supply shortage continues for September, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reports

2nd highest sales numbers ever for month, but inventory almost halved from last year

Active inventory by the end of September, 2021, is almost half of September last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Stó:lō leaders unveiled the St. Mary’s House Post (left) and Coqualeetza House Post on Sept. 30, Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Images courtesy of Stó:lō First Nation.

Stó:lō Nation unveils memorial house posts at Mission and Chilliwack residential school sites

11-foot posts a work of ‘blood, sweat and tears’ said Yakweakwioose First Nation Chief Terry Horne

Stó:lō leaders unveiled the St. Mary’s House Post (left) and Coqualeetza House Post on Sept. 30, Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Images courtesy of Stó:lō First Nation.
Image courtesy of Brianna Strathdee.

Mission singer set to release debut single ‘Love Is Our Hero’

Shauna Singer has been singing since the age of 9 and is now stepping out of her comfort zone

Image courtesy of Brianna Strathdee.
Patrick Penner photo.

PHOTOS: Thousands gather in Mission’s Heritage Park to hear Phyllis Webstad speak

Crowds listen in rain on Canada’s 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Patrick Penner photo.
From left to right: MLA Bob D’Eith, Mayor Paul Horn, Kenny Braich, Minister of Municipal Affairs Josie Osborne, Bobby Braich and MLA Pam Alexis meet at the Braich property on Sept. 19, a day before work to complete the sewer crossing began.

Work on Mission’s sewer crossing resumes after two years of delays

A short history on the project’s many obstacles

From left to right: MLA Bob D’Eith, Mayor Paul Horn, Kenny Braich, Minister of Municipal Affairs Josie Osborne, Bobby Braich and MLA Pam Alexis meet at the Braich property on Sept. 19, a day before work to complete the sewer crossing began.
The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are looking for a new permanent home base after the Abbotsford Canucks have taken over many of the facilities at the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds adjusting to new Abbotsford Centre set-up

BCEHL team will still play home games at Abbotsford Centre, Canucks hope to continue partnership

The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are looking for a new permanent home base after the Abbotsford Canucks have taken over many of the facilities at the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)
More than 41,000 voters in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding cast their ballots in the 2021 federal election. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Voter turnout within Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding slightly lower in 2021

58 per cent of more than 70,000 possible electors voted on Sept. 20

More than 41,000 voters in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding cast their ballots in the 2021 federal election. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis is suffering from a “health issue,” according to a statement released by the NDP Caucus. / File Photo

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis suffers ‘health issue’

BC NDP Caucus releases statement regarding health of party member

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis is suffering from a “health issue,” according to a statement released by the NDP Caucus. / File Photo