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Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members work quickly to prepare a badly injured paraglider pilot for transport following a harrowing treetop rescue this past weekend. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue saves paraglider in treetop rescue

Pilot tried to rescue themselves but sustained serious injuries in a 30-foot fall

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members work quickly to prepare a badly injured paraglider pilot for transport following a harrowing treetop rescue this past weekend. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)
The paraglider pilot, while attempting to free himself, dropped 30 feet and sustained serious injuries as Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members worked quickly to extract him from the trees. They were able to get him to a waiting ambulance at the end of a nearby forest service road. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)

Lower Mainland Search and Rescue saves paraglider in treetop rescue

Pilot tried to rescue themselves but sustained serious injuries in a 30-foot fall

The paraglider pilot, while attempting to free himself, dropped 30 feet and sustained serious injuries as Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members worked quickly to extract him from the trees. They were able to get him to a waiting ambulance at the end of a nearby forest service road. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)
Read the full 2019-2020 annual report report online at www.seabirdisland.ca.

Seabird Island looks back in 2019-20 report

Highlights include COVID response, new development, upgrades

Read the full 2019-2020 annual report report online at www.seabirdisland.ca.
B.C. Education Minister and MLA-Elect Kelli Paddon join a chorus of voices calling for the resignation of Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld. (File photo)

B.C. Education minister, Chilliwack-Kent MLA-elect call for Neufeld to step down

Kelli Paddon, Rob Fleming condemn Neufeld’s latest derogatory rant comments

B.C. Education Minister and MLA-Elect Kelli Paddon join a chorus of voices calling for the resignation of Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld. (File photo)
A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

BCSPCA warns Chilliwack dog owners of toxic substances found in area parks

Keep dogs leashed, if they are ill, seek immediate help, BCSPCA urges

A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
MLA-elect Kelli Paddon posted on Facebook on Thursday, Nov. 19, standing against those sending her explicit and inappropriate messages through the social media platform. (File Photo)

‘Let’s do better’: MLA-elect Paddon fights back against online sexism, harassment

Kelli Paddon decries explicit messages, pictures directed at her

MLA-elect Kelli Paddon posted on Facebook on Thursday, Nov. 19, standing against those sending her explicit and inappropriate messages through the social media platform. (File Photo)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is now self-guided tour

Photographers, birdwatchers quietly observe area eagles

Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)
Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris released a video address on Monday, Nov. 9, detailing new plans in conjunction with the latest health orders from Dr. Bonnie Henry (File photo)

Amid tighter health orders, Seabird Island setting up checkpoints

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris encourages staying put, limiting non-essential travel

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris released a video address on Monday, Nov. 9, detailing new plans in conjunction with the latest health orders from Dr. Bonnie Henry (File photo)
Agassiz Elementary Secondary School. AESS. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

UPDATE: One confirmed COVID-19 case at AESS, has isolated

Only those contacted by Fraser Health will need to self-isolate, says letter released Tuesday night

Agassiz Elementary Secondary School. AESS. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Trail runner Marina Striker broke the record for female supporter trail running along the Hudson’s Bay Company Trail from Tulameen to Hope. She beat the previous fastest known time by about six minutes. (Contributed Photo/Marina Striker)

‘I had to perservere’: Agassiz trail runner shatters record in Hope

Marina Striker and her group broke HBC trail record by six minutes

Trail runner Marina Striker broke the record for female supporter trail running along the Hudson’s Bay Company Trail from Tulameen to Hope. She beat the previous fastest known time by about six minutes. (Contributed Photo/Marina Striker)
Another cougar has been spotted in the Seabird Island community. (File photo)

Cougar sighted near Seabird Island school

Go outdoors in groups of two or more, officials advise

Another cougar has been spotted in the Seabird Island community. (File photo)
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COVID-19 exposure event at Hope Secondary

No direct exposure risk at this time, Fraser Health says in letter

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Ogopogo statue at Paul’s Tomb in Kelowna. (Youtube screenshot from colintube1)

EDITORIAL: Tales from the Crypt(id) Keeper

Editor Adam Louis goes on a mini-safari through B.C.’s cryptids

Ogopogo statue at Paul’s Tomb in Kelowna. (Youtube screenshot from colintube1)
The smaller eagle on the left side of the picture has been stolen from the Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation. If found, contact the community office at 604-796-6129 or email info@skwahlook.com. (Contributed Photo/Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation)

Eagle carving stolen from Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation

If seen, contact the First Nation community office at 604-796-9129

The smaller eagle on the left side of the picture has been stolen from the Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation. If found, contact the community office at 604-796-6129 or email info@skwahlook.com. (Contributed Photo/Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation)
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness watches the results on election night. The ex-Liberal’s tumultuous campaign and the narrow margin for victory ahead of the mail-in ballot count leaves the future of the riding’s seat in limbo for at least the next week. (Facebook/Laurie Throness)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Future for incumbent Throness uncertain as riding awaits results

Chilliwack-Kent candidate hopeful, resigned waiting on final count

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness watches the results on election night. The ex-Liberal’s tumultuous campaign and the narrow margin for victory ahead of the mail-in ballot count leaves the future of the riding’s seat in limbo for at least the next week. (Facebook/Laurie Throness)
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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Agassiz Seniors Community

First declared outbreak in Agassiz-Harrison since pandemic began

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One dead after fiery crash near Agassiz

Agassiz RCMP report a 56-year-old man died Friday night

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Seabird Island Cheif Jim Harris confirmed the October 6 exposure event at Seabird Island Dental Clinic resulted in no positive cases for COVID-19.

‘Under control at all times’: No COVID cases in recent exposure at Seabird Island dental office

Chief Jim Harris said protocols in place meant no risk to public, dental clinic staff members

Seabird Island Cheif Jim Harris confirmed the October 6 exposure event at Seabird Island Dental Clinic resulted in no positive cases for COVID-19.
Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until close to the end of the month. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)

“Solitary” Update: Dramatic action scene to be filmed in Agassiz

‘Solitary’ will film a break-in, getaway at Kent Outdoors

Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until close to the end of the month. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)