Here are some of the projects underway in and around our community from across Municipal operations.
- Spring Cleanup is now over. Please ensure that any leftover items in front of your residence are removed from the roadside promptly. Materials left at the curb after May 28th will be collected by District staff at the property owner’s expense. For more information, consult your curbside collection calendar, visit www.mission.ca/waste, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604-820-3736.
- The District’s installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Welton Building, Leisure Centre, and Municipal Hall is now complete. Each charging location features a dual Level 2 ChargePoint charger and are available to use free of charge. The six charging stations are the first publicly available electric vehicle charging stations in Mission and fill a significant gap for publicly available charging stations on the north side of the Fraser River.
- Watermain construction continues on Taulbut Street between 7 Avenue and 11 Avenue from Tuesdays to Fridays. Traffic delays are expected and residents are advised to plan their routes accordingly.
- Utility staff continue to perform watermain flushing throughout the municipality. Notification will be provided to areas prior to the work taking place – keep an eye out for notices in your mailboxes or on your front doors.
- Our crews are out conducting routine road repairs after the wear of this past winter. If you notice a large pot hole or other asphalt damage in need of repair, please call our Public Works Department at 604-820-3761 to report the location.
- Abbotsford Mission Water & Sewer Services start with restrictions on May 1st of each year to help make sure we’re conserving water for the dry summer season. Visit www.ourwatermatters.ca for more information on current restrictions.
- Hungry bears are coming out of hibernation. Please ensure your own and your neighbours’ safety by cleaning up anything that could attract bears (e.g. low bird feeders, pet food left outdoors, curbside waste left out for extended periods of time, etc.) to your neighbourhood. A $100 fine may apply for leaving attractants accessible to bears. Take a few minutes to refresh your memory on bear awareness mission.ca/bear-awareness. To report an aggressive bear, please contact the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.
- The District of Mission is seeking applications for the Mission Community Heritage Commission. All members will either be local residents or will have strong ties to the community, and willing to serve 2 years as a volunteer. Visit mission.ca/heritage-commission to learn more about this opportunity.
Parks, Recreation & Culture
Mission 125 Celebrations
We’re only 14 days away from Mission’s 125th birthday and the season of celebration is in full swing. Visit mission.ca/125 to view the full list of events planned to commemorate 125 years of arts, culture, and heritage.
Volunteers Needed for Summer Events
We are in need of enthusiastic volunteers to help out with Mission’s annual Heritage Picnic (June 4) and Canada Day celebrations at Fraser River Heritage Park (July 1). If you’d like to lend a hand, please email email@example.com.
Walk Mission Spring/Summer Series
Walk Mission continues with a series of free Spring & Summer Walks. Check out the list of the walk locations and dates at mission.ca/walk or pick up the brochure at the Leisure Centre.