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18 employees of Kent Institution have recently tested positive for COVID-19. (File Photo)

18 employees, 2 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Kent Institution

All employees, inmates equipped with masks, CSC says

18 employees of Kent Institution have recently tested positive for COVID-19. (File Photo)
A hummingbird hunkers down on a frozen branch in Agassiz-Harrison. Temperatures dropped to -14 C on Boxing Day, breaking a record that stood since 1933. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
A hummingbird hunkers down on a frozen branch in Agassiz-Harrison. Temperatures dropped to -14 C on Boxing Day, breaking a record that stood since 1933. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
Traffic has slowed significantly along Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope, particularly in the Ruby Creek area as icy conditions persist throughout. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Traffic has slowed significantly along Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Hope, particularly in the Ruby Creek area as icy conditions persist throughout. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Ryder Newhouse, 14, packages up dog cookies that he helped make with Fergie’s Doggie Delight Pet Bakery co-owner Connie MacDonald on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Treats and dogs: Work experience for teen with autism combines love for pets, baking in Chilliwack

When ‘Take Our Kids to Work Day’ arrived for Ryder Newhouse, a pet treat bakery welcomed him in

Ryder Newhouse, 14, packages up dog cookies that he helped make with Fergie’s Doggie Delight Pet Bakery co-owner Connie MacDonald on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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‘Frenzy of activity’: Agassiz fire chief recounts dangerous week of flood rescues

No local firefighters were injured during dangerous rescue operations

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SD78 explains emergency closure alert system

Notifications to be sent out online, via radio

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Inmate dies at Mountain Institution

Douglas Holtam was serving time for two counts of murder

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Water flows across Rockwell Drive into Harrison Lake following massive floods and landslides that left hundreds stranded across the Fraser Valley and a portion of Rockwell Drive partially destroyed and evacuated. (Photo/KHSAR)

Three weeks after flood, District of Kent’s Rockwell Drive reopens

MOTI advises continued vigilance watching road conditions

Water flows across Rockwell Drive into Harrison Lake following massive floods and landslides that left hundreds stranded across the Fraser Valley and a portion of Rockwell Drive partially destroyed and evacuated. (Photo/KHSAR)
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Traffic backs up along the Lougheed Highway in the Harrison Mills area. In addition to mudslides and congestion, some drivers faced down a five-foot pothole that disabled multiple vehicles, according to eyewitnesses. (Photo/Russell Purcell)

UPDATE: Traffic slows along Hwy 7 after truck stalls, witnesses say

Stay connected to The Observer for the latest flooding information

Traffic backs up along the Lougheed Highway in the Harrison Mills area. In addition to mudslides and congestion, some drivers faced down a five-foot pothole that disabled multiple vehicles, according to eyewitnesses. (Photo/Russell Purcell)
Some teachers and staff were shuttled by bus along Highway 7 on Tuesday, Nov. 30 to get to their worksites. This slide site from Nov. 14 has caused concern for the government, and weather has kept the road as essential travel only. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Teachers shuttled along Highway 7 so schools can open in Hope, Agassiz

Fraser Cascade School District charters bus to move staff around from home to work

Some teachers and staff were shuttled by bus along Highway 7 on Tuesday, Nov. 30 to get to their worksites. This slide site from Nov. 14 has caused concern for the government, and weather has kept the road as essential travel only. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Sand bags have been available throughout the past two weeks for District of Kent residents. District staff have committed to replenishing the stock on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo/District of Kent)

‘Let’s work together’: District of Kent replenishing sand bags as rain persists

Heavy rain falls in Agassiz-Harrison, across southern coast

Sand bags have been available throughout the past two weeks for District of Kent residents. District staff have committed to replenishing the stock on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo/District of Kent)
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Most SD78 schools open for Tuesday

Boston Bar remains remote learning until further notice

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Inmate dies at Mountain Institution in Agassiz

Keith Raymond Tyler died in custody

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Mud and debris accumulates along the Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz as B.C. prepares for another atmospheric river. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Mudslides, rain water encroach on Hwy. 7 near Hope

Black Press reporter Jessica Peters surveys the rain-soaked landscape

Mud and debris accumulates along the Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz as B.C. prepares for another atmospheric river. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
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Fraser-Cascade schools closed for Monday

Severe weather, road closures may trigger further closures this week

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Trucks lined up at the intersection of Highways 7 and 9 in Agassiz on their way to the Lougheed. Travel along Highway 7 from Mission to Hope remains restricted to essential travel only. Questions about essential travel can be directed to B.C.’s flooding support and response call centre at 1-833-376-2452. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Highway 7 traffic may dissipate as Highway 1 reopens for public use

Highway 1 is not yet open as of Thursday morning

Trucks lined up at the intersection of Highways 7 and 9 in Agassiz on their way to the Lougheed. Travel along Highway 7 from Mission to Hope remains restricted to essential travel only. Questions about essential travel can be directed to B.C.’s flooding support and response call centre at 1-833-376-2452. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Thomas family’s home was seriously damaged during the landslide on Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent last week. (Photo/Salena Thomas)

Fundraiser to repair District of Kent home exceeds goal in four days

Nearly 100 donors donated more than $10,000 to the Thomas family

The Thomas family’s home was seriously damaged during the landslide on Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent last week. (Photo/Salena Thomas)
Traffic backed up into Agassiz this past week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Essential travel only on Hwy. 7 from Mission to Agassiz

The order from the province takes effect at 8 p.m.

Traffic backed up into Agassiz this past week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Highway 7 between Agassiz and Mission has been congested throughout the day as the roadway opens up after last week’s landslide. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Hwy. 7 congested west of Agassiz as cleanup continues

Highway between Agassiz and Hope remains restricted

Highway 7 between Agassiz and Mission has been congested throughout the day as the roadway opens up after last week’s landslide. (Screenshot/Google Maps)