Mission, British Columbia

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in Coquitlam, just west of the Lougheed Highway (British Columbia Highway 7) rail overpass, near the Coquitlam Centre shopping mall. The adjacent bus loop opened in the early 1990s, while the train station opened in 1995, when the West Coast Express began operating. 614 parking spaces are available on site. All services are operated by TransLink (TransLink (British Columbia)). Canadian Idol's official top 3 competitors, including top three's eliminated w:Carly Rae Jepson Carly Rae Jepson


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for the larger geographic region meant by that term ("Metro Vancouver" refers only to the ''government'' of the regional district, and the regional district is not exactly coterminous with the region as such).

organizations often include adjoining towns and cities such as Mission (Mission, British Columbia), Chilliwack (Chilliwack, British Columbia), Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia) within their use of the term "Greater Vancouver", though since the creation of the term "Metro Vancouver", that has come to be used in the media interchangeably with the name of the region and or regional district, even though it technically only

refers to the governing body of the regional district. As a term, "Greater Vancouver" tends to refer in local use to urban and suburban areas only, and does not include parts of the regional district such as Bowen Island, although industries such as the film industry even include Squamish, Whistler and Hope as being in "the Vancouver area" or "in Greater Vancouver". The cities of Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Chilliwack, British Columbia


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of Abbotsford has dramatic views of Mount Baker (to the southeast) and the Coast Mountains (to the north). The Maclures named the land Abbotsford after family friend Harry Abbott, the Western Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway. History of Abbotsford. M.S.A. Museum The title passed hands to Robert Ward, who filed a town site subdivision


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-Canadian population involved in berry farming, logging and milling and in the fishery on the river. In 1954, Benedictine monks obtained land near Mission, where they set up their Westminster Abbey (Westminster Abbey (British Columbia)) and Seminary of Christ the King. They have lived there ever since, running their own farm and teaching high school and college men at the seminary. The berry industry, formerly the district's largest and most important, formed the heart of the town's annual summer party, the Strawberry Festival. The Strawberry Festival began in 1946, when it was suggested by the Board of Trade. But with the impacts on this industry (relocation (Japanese Canadian Internment) of the Japanese during wartime and the devastating flood (Fraser River#Flooding) of 1948), the strawberry theme was abandoned. The town acquired the rights to the Western Canada championships of the Soap Box Derby, which were held annually in a specially built facility until 1973; the Derby has been revived in the new millennium. Mission's other major industry was logging, and the town's several mills were noted for being the world's largest suppliers of red cedar shake (shake (shingle))s and shingles. The District of Mission has operated for many years its own tree farm, covering most of its northern and northwestern mountainous forests. This tree farm served as a model for silvicultural management on a larger scale throughout British Columbia as well as provided a unique income source for the municipality. From 1967 through the 1970s the Soap Box Derby shared Dominion Day with a large Loggers Sports event, one of the largest in British Columbia and important on the North American Loggers Sports Association circuit. In the 1960s and 1970s there was a large cluster of productive mills on the waterfront in Mission, for many years world capital of red cedar shake production (the mill at Whonnock (Whonnock, British Columbia) outproduced the largest of the Mission mills, but Mission's city of mills was the largest overall producer). Nearby Eddy Match Co., between Mission and Hatzic, was the largest matchstick-making plant in the world until it closed in the 1960s; its only rival was in Hull, Quebec. Adjoining it was the Empress Foods Co. cannery, the survivor of the struggles of the berry industry in the Central Fraser Valley, and dating from the days of Mission's supremacy as strawberry capital of the valley before the 1948 Fraser River flood wiped it out. In more recent times one of these buildings was for a while converted into the province's largest marijuana (cannabis (drug)) grow-op, in a scandal involving one of the town's wealthiest families. Mission is noted as the home of a long-established professional dragstrip, Mission Raceway Park, which was moved in relatively recent times outside the dyking of the lower part of town to reduce noise in residential and commercial areas nearby. In 1972 a large tract of land in central Mission's Ferndale area, flat upland at the top of the slope above downtown, was acquired by the federal government and developed into two large penal facilities. One is a minimum (Ferndale Institution) security facility, and the other is a medium security (Mission Institution) prison. The northern part of the district, and the wilds of the Stave River basin to the north of it, are home to a few wilderness work camps for young offenders and low-risk convicts; these camps have over recent decades participated in the ongoing clearing of vast forests of flooded-out trees from the inundated areas of Stave Lake, opening the lake to water recreation and public exploration. Economy Forestry, hydroelectricity and agriculture are Mission's chief resource sectors and provide the basis for varied related retail and service activities. Over the past few years, transportation improvements have enabled the manufacturing sector to expand beyond sawmilling and food processing. Forest and wood related industries dominate the manufacturing sector, with an emphasis on redcedar (Western Redcedar) shake and shingle mills. Mission also holds the only municipal tree farm license in British Columbia. Agriculture is mostly restricted to a narrow belt along the Fraser River, and the unincorporated Dewdney-Deroche district east of Mission contains the majority of the farms in the area. There are about 96 commercial and hobby farms in the area. Dairy is the chief agricultural enterprise; other income sources include poultry, hogs, beef and vegetables. Mission's largest employer is the local school district, School District #75, and its second largest employer is the District (i.e. the municipality) itself. Transportation Mission is served by the Central Fraser Valley Transit System, connecting the District of Mission with the City of Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia). The Valley Connector bus is operated by BC Transit, the City of Abbotsford and the District of Mission. Transportation infrastructure includes Abbotsford-Mission Highway 11 (British Columbia Highway 11), and the Lougheed Highway 7 (British Columbia Highway 7). Mission is also accessible through commuter rail, the West Coast Express, which runs five trains a day, five days a week, between Vancouver and Mission City Station. Three days per week Via Rail's ''The Canadian'' provides eastbound flag stop service from Mission Harbour railway station. Mission differs from some of the other Fraser Valley Communities because of its access to the Fraser River. The Fraser near Mission is for the most part undeveloped and unspoiled which makes Mission the perfect launch point for the water based activities that happen there year round. Soft adventure jet boat eco tours run from Mission as well as some of the best salmon or sturgeon fishing expeditions in North America. The Mission Waterfront is also at the early stages of development. '''Coquitlam Central Station''' is a station on the West Coast Express commuter rail line connecting Vancouver to Mission, British Columbia, Canada. The station is located on the north side of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) tracks in Coquitlam, just west of the Lougheed Highway (British Columbia Highway 7) rail overpass, near the Coquitlam Centre shopping mall. The adjacent bus loop opened in the early 1990s, while the train station opened in 1995, when the West Coast Express began operating. 614 parking spaces are available on site. All services are operated by TransLink (TransLink (British Columbia)). Canadian Idol's official top 3 competitors, including top three's eliminated Carly Rae Jepson (w:Carly Rae Jepson) from Mission, British Columbia (w:Mission, British Columbia), are set to have an "Idol Winner's" tour across 15 Canadian cities this fall. The tour will start November 18, 2007 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (w:Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island). They are expected to tour cities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. It finishes with a final show in Edmonton, Alberta (w:Edmonton, Alberta) on December 12, 2007.


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in Mission, British Columbia) is a Canadian (Canada) baritone singer. He appeared in the 1982 film adaptation of ''La Traviata (La traviata (1983 film))''. Monk was born in Mission, British Columbia and grew up in Burnaby, British Columbia, where both of his parents were involved in a musical chorus where Monk was first exposed to opera. He moved with his family to Calgary, where he participated in summer programs at the Banff School of Fine Arts. His first principal role was with the San Francisco Opera in 1966. He moved to Teaneck, New Jersey in the mid-1970s to be able to perform with the Metropolitan Opera. via The Canadian Press, "Fortuitous timings helped singer", ''Leader-Post'', June 12, 1984. Accessed October 22, 2011. "He moved to Teaneck, N.J., in 1976 so that he could commute to the Met where he has sung such roles as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Schaunard in Franco Zefferelli's 1981 production of La Boheme." - Mission (Memorial Hospital) Heliport (List of heliports in Canada#158) CBU6 Mission (Mission, British Columbia), British Columbia - - Mission (Public Safety) Heliport (List of heliports in Canada#159) CBF4 Mission (Mission, British Columbia), British Columbia - * Derwent Way Bridge, Delta (Delta, British Columbia)–New Westminster (New Westminster, British Columbia) * Mission Bridge, Mission (Mission, British Columbia)–Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia) - Mission (Memorial Hospital) CBU6 Private Mission Memorial Hospital Mission (Mission, British Columbia) BC (British Columbia) '''Coquitlam Central Station''' is a station on the West Coast Express commuter rail line connecting Vancouver to Mission, British Columbia, Canada. The station is located on the north side of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) tracks in Coquitlam, just west of the Lougheed Highway (British Columbia Highway 7) rail overpass, near the Coquitlam Centre shopping mall. The adjacent bus loop opened in the early 1990s, while the train station opened in 1995, when the West Coast Express began operating. 614 parking spaces are available on site. All services are operated by TransLink (TransLink (British Columbia)). Canadian Idol's official top 3 competitors, including top three's eliminated Carly Rae Jepson (w:Carly Rae Jepson) from Mission, British Columbia (w:Mission, British Columbia), are set to have an "Idol Winner's" tour across 15 Canadian cities this fall. The tour will start November 18, 2007 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (w:Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island). They are expected to tour cities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. It finishes with a final show in Edmonton, Alberta (w:Edmonton, Alberta) on December 12, 2007.


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33840 1 ''' People Notable former or current residents include: *1976 Olympic silver medalist swimmer Gary MacDonald (Gary MacDonald (swimmer)) *Matthew Good, award-winning rock musician. *Big band era musician Mart Kenney and his wife, Norma Locke *singer-songwriter and Juno nominee Paul Janz *2005 CFOX (CFOX-FM) Seeds winner Dave Faber and Ray Bull of 604 (604 Records) recording artist Faber Drive *1988 Olympic (1988 Winter Olympics) Short track speed


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of 1894 a few years after the town's founding, the core was relocated just north of the rail line at the foot of the hillside rising above the rail junction. This small commercial strip, originally named Washington Avenue, later Main Street and since the 1980s called First Avenue, is only four or five blocks long and was one of the principal commercial centres of the Fraser Valley for many decades and had a lively retail trade and social life. Following the 1894 flood, abandoned buildings and lots


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Canyon is not in the Lower Mainland). Sikh Migration beginning from the 19th century led to the creation of significant communities in Canada (predominantly in Brampton (Brampton, Ontario), along with Malton (Malton, Ontario) in Ontario and Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia), Mission (Mission, British Columbia), Lower Mainland, Surrey (Surrey, British Columbia) in British Columbia), East Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom


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locales. The community has a young population, with a median age of 36.4, according to the 2001 Canadian census, '''Coquitlam Central Station''' is a station on the West Coast Express commuter rail line connecting Vancouver to Mission, British Columbia, Canada. The station is located on the north side of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) tracks in Coquitlam, just west of the Lougheed Highway (British Columbia Highway 7) rail overpass, near the Coquitlam Centre shopping mall. The adjacent bus loop opened in the early 1990s, while the train station opened in 1995, when the West Coast Express began operating. 614 parking spaces are available on site. All services are operated by TransLink (TransLink (British Columbia)). Canadian Idol's official top 3 competitors, including top three's eliminated Carly Rae Jepson (w:Carly Rae Jepson) from Mission, British Columbia (w:Mission, British Columbia), are set to have an "Idol Winner's" tour across 15 Canadian cities this fall. The tour will start November 18, 2007 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (w:Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island). They are expected to tour cities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. It finishes with a final show in Edmonton, Alberta (w:Edmonton, Alberta) on December 12, 2007.


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of cedar shake production in the world for many years. Nearby Eddy Match Co., between Mission and Hatzic, was one of the two largest matchstick-making plant in the world; its only rival was in Hull, Quebec. As of May 2009 there are sixteen locations of Mr. Mike's in operation in Western Canada. Nine located in British Columbia at Mission (Mission, British Columbia), Chilliwack (Chilliwack, British Columbia), Surrey (Surrey, British Columbia), Fort St. John, British Columbia Fort St

Mission, British Columbia

'''Mission''', the core of which was formerly also known as '''Mission City''', is a district municipality in the province (Provinces and territories of Canada) of British Columbia, Canada. It is situated on the north bank of the Fraser River where it backs onto mountains and lakes overlooking the Fraser Valley. It is part of the Central Fraser Valley (Fraser Valley) . This district municipality is eighty kilometres southeast of Vancouver. Mission is the 23rd largest municipality in British Columbia, with a population of 36,426 (2011). It was incorporated in 1892 and is in size. In 1922 the District of Mission was partitioned by the creation of the Village of Mission, which later became the Village of Mission City, then the Town of Mission City, until amalgamated with the District by plebiscite in 1969.

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