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The Sts’ailes flag is a permanent installation beside the Harrison, B.C. and Canadian flags. (File photo)

Sts’ailes, provincial government reach major reconciliation agreement

Agreement includes funding for land for primary health care centre

The Sts’ailes flag is a permanent installation beside the Harrison, B.C. and Canadian flags. (File photo)
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino speaks at a press conference at Seabird Island on Wednesday (March 9). Mendicino announced $3.1 million in funding for crime prevention programs for Agassiz-area First Nations youth. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Canada Public Safety Minister announces funding for Seabird Island youth programs

‘Contented Spirit – Sthalethi sewelh’ designed to prevent youth crime, gang involvement

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino speaks at a press conference at Seabird Island on Wednesday (March 9). Mendicino announced $3.1 million in funding for crime prevention programs for Agassiz-area First Nations youth. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Cst. Jenna Moore of the Agassiz RCMP will represent the community in the Cops for Cancer ride this year. She is preparing for September’s big ride, which will see riders cycle across 900 kilometres over the course of 10 days. (Adam Louis/Observer)

‘Count me in:’ Lone Agassiz Cops for Cancer rider launches fundraiser

Cst. Jenna Moore preparing for 10-day, 900-km journey for Tour de Valley 2022

Cst. Jenna Moore of the Agassiz RCMP will represent the community in the Cops for Cancer ride this year. She is preparing for September’s big ride, which will see riders cycle across 900 kilometres over the course of 10 days. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Harrison Dragon Boat Regatta is set to return in July after COVID-19 safety regulations saw the event cancelled for the past two years. (Contributed Photo/Fraser Valley Paddling Club)

Harrison Dragon Boat Festival set to return this summer

Event welcomes paddlers from all across the province

The Harrison Dragon Boat Regatta is set to return in July after COVID-19 safety regulations saw the event cancelled for the past two years. (Contributed Photo/Fraser Valley Paddling Club)
Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
Before getting on an airplane to a foreign land, it’s good to have some communications skills. A new ‘Language for Travel’ course hopes to bring a sampling of language and culture to Grade 11 and 12 students in Agassiz. (Associated Press)

SD78 introduces Language for Travel course for Agassiz high schoolers

Languages will be taught at the ‘tourist level,’ showing students basic conversing and sign reading

Before getting on an airplane to a foreign land, it’s good to have some communications skills. A new ‘Language for Travel’ course hopes to bring a sampling of language and culture to Grade 11 and 12 students in Agassiz. (Associated Press)
‘Where is My Daughter’ filmed in Agassiz on Wednesday, Feb. 23. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Agassiz to appear in upcoming TV movie

Little currently known about ‘Where is My Daughter’

‘Where is My Daughter’ filmed in Agassiz on Wednesday, Feb. 23. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Zack Martyn basks in the glory of having finished his No Fun Run, raising nearly $3,800 for Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. (Contributed Photo/Zack Martyn)
Zack Martyn basks in the glory of having finished his No Fun Run, raising nearly $3,800 for Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. (Contributed Photo/Zack Martyn)
The new Indigenous Friendship Centre will have three locations throughout SD78. Not only is it meant to help Indigenous students transition back to school after COVID-19 restrictions but also to give First Nations communities a space to reconnect and be a community. (Adam Louis/Observer)

SD78 reaches out through new Indigenous Friendship Centre

New initiative designed to help Indigenous families, students reconnect

The new Indigenous Friendship Centre will have three locations throughout SD78. Not only is it meant to help Indigenous students transition back to school after COVID-19 restrictions but also to give First Nations communities a space to reconnect and be a community. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge crash victim Graham Nixon (far right) is remembered by family and friends as a loving, hard-working man. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)

Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge crash victim remembered as ‘friendly, hard-working guy’

A fundraiser to support Graham Nixon’s family is still active

Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge crash victim Graham Nixon (far right) is remembered by family and friends as a loving, hard-working man. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)
Harrison Hot Springs country artist Todd Richard is on the road to recovery after a particularly severe bout with COVID-19. (Photo/Jenna Hauck)

Harrison country artist Todd Richard battles COVID pneumonia

Richard ‘overwhelmed’ by well wishes, offers to help

Harrison Hot Springs country artist Todd Richard is on the road to recovery after a particularly severe bout with COVID-19. (Photo/Jenna Hauck)
Kent Institution - Pacific Region - CSC (CNW Group/Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN)).

Prison guards deserve PCR tests, COVID hazard pay, says union for Pacific Region officers

With more than 100 correctional officers currently infected, union calls for recognition of dangers

Kent Institution - Pacific Region - CSC (CNW Group/Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN)).
Crash that killed a man on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge closed the bridge for several hours. (Facebook)

One fatality confirmed in Agassiz-Rosedale bridge crash: RCMP

Investigators are seeking witnesses to crash that killed pickup driver in his 30s from northern B.C.

Crash that killed a man on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge closed the bridge for several hours. (Facebook)
Emergency crews rush to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge that closed the bridge for several hours. (Contributed Photo/Facebook)

UPDATE: Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge reopens following head-on crash

A head-on collision involving a semi truck and one other vehicle on…

Emergency crews rush to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge that closed the bridge for several hours. (Contributed Photo/Facebook)
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SD78 staff shuffles into new responsibilities

Kent Elementary principal Stan Watchorn becomes Principal of Special Responsibility

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A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)

‘Angels among us’: neighbours, firefighters save Agassiz couple from carbon monoxide poisoning

If it wasn’t for a winter power outage and some quick thinking…

A carbon monoxide detector finds the odorless, colourless gas that could be fatal if it’s allowed to leak for an extended period of time. (File Photo)
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Kent Institution outbreak grows to more than 60 COVID-19 cases

41 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent outbreak

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33 inmates, 18 employees infected in COVID-19 outbreak at Kent Institution

All employees, inmates equipped with masks, CSC says

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Members of Sikh Motorcycle Club Canada in the Harrison area take a brief break in frigid conditions as they work on a Harrison Hot Springs property on Monday, Jan. 3. The club has worked to restore livable conditions in the Harrison area, Yarrow and beyond in a volunteer campaign helping those affected by the November floods. (Photo/Sikh Motorcycle Club Canada)

VIDEO: Sikh Motorcycle Club helps to restore flood-ridden properties in Harrison area, Yarrow

‘We feel very proud to serve our fellow Canadians who are in need,’ club says

Members of Sikh Motorcycle Club Canada in the Harrison area take a brief break in frigid conditions as they work on a Harrison Hot Springs property on Monday, Jan. 3. The club has worked to restore livable conditions in the Harrison area, Yarrow and beyond in a volunteer campaign helping those affected by the November floods. (Photo/Sikh Motorcycle Club Canada)