In preparation for the upcoming winter weather, the District of Mission Public Works Department is offering free sandbags to Mission residents (no contractors please). Residents can take up to 10 burlap sandbags per address on a first come, first serve basis. There are approximately 1000 sandbags available, each one weighing between 20-30 lbs and residents must be able to self-load their vehicles. The sandbags are available at the front West corner of the Public Works Yard located at 33835 Dewdney Trunk Road starting November 14, 2018. After use, sand can be spread on lawns and in gardens or if stored correctly, used for the following year. For more information, please call 604-820-3761.