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More than 41,000 voters in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding cast their ballots in the 2021 federal election. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Voter turnout within Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding slightly lower in 2021

58 per cent of more than 70,000 possible electors voted on Sept. 20

 

Police are looking for witnesses to a crash that killed a motorcyclist on Saturday, Sept. 25 along Highway 7 near Hope. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Police seek witnesses to fatal weekend crash on Highway 7 near Hope

One killed in three-vehicle crash near Chawathil Road intersection

 

Facebook graph showing how much federal election candidates in the eastern Fraser Valley spent on Facebook advertising, directly through Facebook.

Some Fraser Valley election candidates spent thousands on Facebook advertising

Tech giant makes candidate spending available to the public through search option

 

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Slow down in school zones: Fraser Valley RCMP

School zones are in effect again as of Sept. 7

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VIDEO: Fraser Valley pilot spots black bear browsing corn

Local pilot captures footage of a wandering black bear among the stalks of corn

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‘Be excited’ SD78 superintendent tells families ahead of upcoming 2021-22 school year

Amid pandemic’s fourth wave, some parts of school life getting closer to normal

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Two Search and Rescue jetskis head out onto the water in this undated photo. (Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue save stranded jetskiers on river

Volunteers bring three men to safety in evening rescue

Two Search and Rescue jetskis head out onto the water in this undated photo. (Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)
Claude “Rocky” LaRock concentrates as he competes in the speed carving competition at this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Coast Salish artist Rocky LaRock savours this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition experience

LaRock competed in speed carving, shared good times with old friends in this years competition

Claude “Rocky” LaRock concentrates as he competes in the speed carving competition at this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)
RCMP officers are on the scene of a possible homicide on Seabird Island land near Agassiz on Aug. 26, 2021. (Submitted photo)

IHIT investigating suspicious death in Seabird Island community

No further danger to the public, victim is a 25-year-old male

RCMP officers are on the scene of a possible homicide on Seabird Island land near Agassiz on Aug. 26, 2021. (Submitted photo)
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Two-Spirit inmate files human rights complaint claiming harassment, assault at Kent Institution

Two-Spirit person alleges enduring slurs, violence in multiple prisons

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Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach in 2019. (File photo)
Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach in 2019. (File photo)
A BC Hydro map shows one of three power outages affecting Hope and the surrounding area Wednesday morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Widespread power outage in Hope stretched from Ruby Creek to Manning Park

BC Hydro said the three linked power outages affected more than 5,000 customers

A BC Hydro map shows one of three power outages affecting Hope and the surrounding area Wednesday morning. (BC Hydro)
A field of corn grows amid the setting sun in Agassiz. The Corn King will be crowned in about a month’s time, and that’s only part of the upcoming return of the legendary Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival, set for mid-September. (Adam Louis/Observer)

ICYMI: The 2021 Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival is fast approaching

A little more than one month away from one of fall’s biggest local events

A field of corn grows amid the setting sun in Agassiz. The Corn King will be crowned in about a month’s time, and that’s only part of the upcoming return of the legendary Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival, set for mid-September. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Seven wildfires continue to burn across the northern part of Harrison Lake: Three fires are out of control (red), two are being held (yellow) and two are under control (green). (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Smoky air in Agassiz-Harrison as firefighters work to contain Harrison wildfires

Weather Canada advises against strenuous outdoor activity while air quality is bad

Seven wildfires continue to burn across the northern part of Harrison Lake: Three fires are out of control (red), two are being held (yellow) and two are under control (green). (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)
Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. She is preparing to open Sossy’s Saloon, which will feature elevated pub food and wild game. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)
Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. She is preparing to open Sossy’s Saloon, which will feature elevated pub food and wild game. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)
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Smoke rises from Long Island north of Harrison Hot Springs. The Long Island fire has grown to more than 200 hectares. (Carly Ferguson/Observer)

Clear Creek wildfire surpasses 2018 Mt. Hicks fire: BCWS

Largest wildfires in area have burned more than 900 hectares combined

Smoke rises from Long Island north of Harrison Hot Springs. The Long Island fire has grown to more than 200 hectares. (Carly Ferguson/Observer)
An overhead view of the Long Island fire in north Harrison Lake. The fire has spread to cover about 50 hectares, and fire crews have been fighting the blaze day and night. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: 5 wildfires remain in Harrison Hot Springs area

Hornet Creek No. 2, Talc Creek fires are out

An overhead view of the Long Island fire in north Harrison Lake. The fire has spread to cover about 50 hectares, and fire crews have been fighting the blaze day and night. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)
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Nearly $50,000 in contraband seized at Kent Institution

Meth, marijuana, tobacco seized in two-month operation

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Agassiz boater urges caution on Harrison Lake after saving group of 5 from drowning

James Hogg estimates at least two people were minutes away from dying

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