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Mission senior animal shelter ‘astounded’ by nearly $40,000 received from #BettyWhiteChallenge

Well over 800 donors and counting have given the non-profit a big boost following Betty White’s death

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The semi-truck crashed onto the concrete meridian by Immel Street and Old Clayburn Road just before noon, and the suspect fled to allegedly try and steal another vehicle, police said. Photo courtesy of Abbotsford Police.

Man arrested after allegedly stealing semi-truck, driving erratically across Abbotsford, crashing

Two citizens wrestled suspect to stop alleged theft of another vehicle after crash, police say

The semi-truck crashed onto the concrete meridian by Immel Street and Old Clayburn Road just before noon, and the suspect fled to allegedly try and steal another vehicle, police said. Photo courtesy of Abbotsford Police.
Environment Canada’s seven-day weather forecast has rain and showers setting in until Friday. Patrick Davies photo.

Fraser Valley forecast: Rain, showers for most of week, a bit of sun by weekend

Mix of sun and clouds to arrive of Friday; Saturday high temperature of plus nine degrees Celsius

Environment Canada’s seven-day weather forecast has rain and showers setting in until Friday. Patrick Davies photo.
An image of some the damage to the second floor ceiling of the TRIM building. Submitted photo.

COVID testing centre at Mission Memorial Hospital closed due to extensive flooding damage

Burst pipe at The Residence in Mission caused portion of 2nd floor ceiling to collapse on Jan. 2

An image of some the damage to the second floor ceiling of the TRIM building. Submitted photo.
Carlo Billinger (left) shakes hands with business partner, Ted Buckle, during their last week as owner of Rex Cox Men's Wear. Both of them have worked at the store since they were teenagers. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

Longtime Mission haberdashers sell near-century old Rex Cox Men’s Wear

50-year business partners, Ted Buckle, Carlo Billinger, go their separate ways

Carlo Billinger (left) shakes hands with business partner, Ted Buckle, during their last week as owner of Rex Cox Men's Wear. Both of them have worked at the store since they were teenagers. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
The rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, the western and central Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, and the Sunshine Coast. (Pixabay)

75 to 100 mm of rain to fall on Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Environment Canada warns

Heavy rains will start this afternoon and carry on until Wednesday afternoon

The rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, the western and central Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, and the Sunshine Coast. (Pixabay)
Another atmospheric river event will hit the Lower Mainland Tuesday through Wednesday night.

Another Atmospheric river to pour down on Lower Mainland

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for storm arriving Tuesday afternoon

Another atmospheric river event will hit the Lower Mainland Tuesday through Wednesday night.
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Abbotsford artist illustrates daughter’s ‘animal facts’ for new children’s picture book

Stephanie Vanderpol’s ‘Cheetahs Eat Cantaloupe’ will become available for pre-order in mid-February

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From Tuesday, Jan. 11 to Thursday, Jan. 13, nothing but rain is expected, with temperatures ranging from a low of five degrees to a high of 10 degrees. (News file photo)

Environment Canada’s 7 day weather forecast shows no more snow for Lower Mainland

Rain, clouds and warmer temperatures to follow region’s long cold snap

From Tuesday, Jan. 11 to Thursday, Jan. 13, nothing but rain is expected, with temperatures ranging from a low of five degrees to a high of 10 degrees. (News file photo)
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Flooding collapses ceiling at The Residence in Mission, causing extensive damage

Water leaks a frequent issue at the Fraser Health-run facility, according to BC Nurses’ Union reps

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Metro Vancouver, Abbotsford and Chilliwack can expect another 5 centimetres of snow this morning, while up to 40 centimetres is expected to fall near Hope, up to 25 centimetres near Howe Sounds and up to 35 centimetres from Squamish to Whistler. Crystal Schick/Yukon News

Environment Canada: Winter storm warning continues across Lower Mainland

Mix of rain, snow, freezing rain and heavy winds from now through Friday

Metro Vancouver, Abbotsford and Chilliwack can expect another 5 centimetres of snow this morning, while up to 40 centimetres is expected to fall near Hope, up to 25 centimetres near Howe Sounds and up to 35 centimetres from Squamish to Whistler. Crystal Schick/Yukon News
The FVREB processed 27,692 sales in 2021, an increase of 39 per cent over the 19,926 sales last year, and a 15.5 per cent increase from the record of 23,974 sales set five years before. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board shatters all time sales record in 2021

27,692 sales processed in 2021, beating record by 15.5%

The FVREB processed 27,692 sales in 2021, an increase of 39 per cent over the 19,926 sales last year, and a 15.5 per cent increase from the record of 23,974 sales set five years before. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
An unstable airmass over southern B.C. will cause an additional five to 10 centimetres of snow to fall by evening (Black Press file photo)

Winter storm warning in effect for Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

10 to 20 cm of snow for Metro Vancouver, up to a a foot for the Fraser Valley expected

An unstable airmass over southern B.C. will cause an additional five to 10 centimetres of snow to fall by evening (Black Press file photo)
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Icy conditions causing many crashes on Highway 1, streets in Abbotsford

Maclure Road closed due to numerous crashes

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A total of five centimetres is expected to fall from now through this evening across Metro Vancouver, Jan. 4. (Black Press Media files)

Heavy snowfall this morning may cause travel delays, Environment Canada warns

Snowfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver, nothing for Fraser Valley

A total of five centimetres is expected to fall from now through this evening across Metro Vancouver, Jan. 4. (Black Press Media files)
Ryan Bathgate standing over the water meter in his front yard. He received the largest water bill of any single-family residence in all of Mission. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

Mission man angered after receiving $6,000 water bill from city

City says they’ve been trying to get homeowner to fix leak since May, will adjust bill once fixed

Ryan Bathgate standing over the water meter in his front yard. He received the largest water bill of any single-family residence in all of Mission. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:10 a.m.

TRAFFIC: Westbound Highway 1 crash in Langley backing up traffic to Abbotsford

Crash at 248 Street has emergency crews on scene

Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:10 a.m.
A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast for the Lower Mainland. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast for the Lower Mainland. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Logs crashed through windows, a significant amount of mud entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

Mission house hit by landslide during rainstorm won’t be covered by insurance, owners say

Homeowner’s insurance in Canada doesn’t cover landslides

Logs crashed through windows, a significant amount of mud entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
The most infectious city in the Lower Mainland is now North Vancouver, with 206 cases and a rate of 19 per 100,000. In some areas, the case rate is as high of 25 per 100,000, while the most infectious area in the Fraser Valley (by a large margin), South Mission, has a case rate of 19 per 100,000. BCCDC Map showing case rates from Dec. 10 to 16.

BCCDC: Fraser Valley cities no longer most COVID-infected in Lower Mainland

Case rate has more than halved in most areas since November

The most infectious city in the Lower Mainland is now North Vancouver, with 206 cases and a rate of 19 per 100,000. In some areas, the case rate is as high of 25 per 100,000, while the most infectious area in the Fraser Valley (by a large margin), South Mission, has a case rate of 19 per 100,000. BCCDC Map showing case rates from Dec. 10 to 16.