Pam Alexis has dispatched ex-B.C. cabinet minister Randy Hawes as mayor of the District of Mission.
Incumbents Carol Hamilton and Danny Plecas were elected to council, alongside Jag Gill, Cal Crawford, Ken Herar and Mark Davies.
Pam Alexis – elected
Randy Hawes (incumbent)
Cal Crawford – elected
Mark Davies – elected
Jag Gill – elected
Carol Hamilton (incumbent) – elected
Ken Herar – elected
Jim Hinds (incumbent)
Tracey Lee Norman
Danny Plecas (incumbent) – elected
The District of Mission is located north of the Fraser River, across from Abbotsford and west of Hatzic.
First, the Sto:lo people lived in the Mission area, carrying on activities such as hunting, farming, fishing and trading.
B.C.’s oldest dwelling is located at the site of the former Coast Salish village, which is believed to be 9,000 years old.
European settlers came after the founding of B.C. in 1858, and after the Fraser River Gold Rush of the same year.
The first to arrive were Catholic priests, who were known as “Oblates of Mary Immaculate.”
St. Mary’s Mission was founded in 1862; the area was also the site of B.C.’s first residential school.
Mission’s growth accelerated with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, making it the first community linked to the U.S. by rail.
The City of Mission was incorporated as a municipality in 1892.
The first train robbery in B.C. happened close to Mission in 1904.
Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median
Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016
RCMP — municipal/B.C.
109.78 (-15.50)/93.63 (-0.71)
RCMP — rural
72.84 (-44.78)/93.63 (-0.71)
Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016
RCMP — municipal
78.44 (-27.85)/74.86 (-9.81)
RCMP — rural
86.54 (-66.63)/74.86 (-9.81)
Jati Sidhu (Liberal)
Bob D’Eith (BC NDP) — Maple Ridge-Mission
Michael de Jong (BC Liberal) — Abbotsford West
Simon Gibson (BC Liberal) — Abbotsford-Mission