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Even small crashes on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge can snarl traffic over the Fraser River for several minutes. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Bike, pedestrian lanes for Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge on hold amid seismic upgrades

District, residents urged government to address call for active transportation on bridge

Even small crashes on the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge can snarl traffic over the Fraser River for several minutes. (Adam Louis/Observer)
(Adam Louis/Observer)
(Adam Louis/Observer)
Matthew Fuller captured this shot of a high-flying orb seen above the Fraser Valley in recent days. Though a number of theories have made their rounds on social media, the most likely explanation for the airborne visitor is it’s a communications balloon from a scrapped Alphabet, Inc. intiative called Project Loon. (Photo/Matthew Fuller)

VIDEO: UFO or something else? Fraser Valley residents speculate on soaring sphere

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…balloon?

Matthew Fuller captured this shot of a high-flying orb seen above the Fraser Valley in recent days. Though a number of theories have made their rounds on social media, the most likely explanation for the airborne visitor is it’s a communications balloon from a scrapped Alphabet, Inc. intiative called Project Loon. (Photo/Matthew Fuller)
The cause of the crash has not been determined.  (Black Press file photo)

Burnaby man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested in Rosedale

Impaired driving investigation led to arrest, seizure of gun and drugs

The cause of the crash has not been determined.  (Black Press file photo)
Arnulf Salazar, 53, died tragically on Saturday (July 17) after saving a child from drowning in Chehalis Lake. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family during this time of loss. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)

‘Amazing father’ remembered after drowning while saving child in Chehalis Lake

GoFundMe set up to support Arnulf Salazar’s family

Arnulf Salazar, 53, died tragically on Saturday (July 17) after saving a child from drowning in Chehalis Lake. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family during this time of loss. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)
(From left to right) MP Brad Vis, PowerWood managing director Jake Power, MLA Kelli Paddon and District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger prepare to cut the ribbon to celebrate PowerWood’s grand opening in Agassiz on Wednesday, July 7. See more photos online at www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: PowerWood’s grand opening celebrated in Agassiz

The company was established in Coquitlam in 1995

(From left to right) MP Brad Vis, PowerWood managing director Jake Power, MLA Kelli Paddon and District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger prepare to cut the ribbon to celebrate PowerWood’s grand opening in Agassiz on Wednesday, July 7. See more photos online at www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers, Popkum firefighters, medics and an off-duty nurse assisted in saving the life of a woman during a medical emergency on the Bridal Falls trail. (Photo/KHSAR)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue assisted in life-saving Bridal Falls rescue

KHSAR reminds the public that their services come at no charge

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers, Popkum firefighters, medics and an off-duty nurse assisted in saving the life of a woman during a medical emergency on the Bridal Falls trail. (Photo/KHSAR)
The Cogburn Creek fire was determined to have been caused by lightning. (Screenshot/B.C. Fire Service)

UPDATE: Lightning blamed for Cogburn Creek fire

Fire being held at 19 hectares

The Cogburn Creek fire was determined to have been caused by lightning. (Screenshot/B.C. Fire Service)
A few weekday beachgoers took advantage of a little bit of beach along Harrison Lake. The lake levels have since begun to drop again, peaking much lower than projected. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison Lake, before and after last week’s peak

Harrison Lake peaked well below forecasted levels as Kent reports no flooding issues

A few weekday beachgoers took advantage of a little bit of beach along Harrison Lake. The lake levels have since begun to drop again, peaking much lower than projected. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A truck was completely destroyed in a fire along Highway 1 just west of Hope on Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. (Screenshot/Fabio Scaldaferri)

No injuries following truck fire west of Hope

Truck was completely destroyed

A truck was completely destroyed in a fire along Highway 1 just west of Hope on Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. (Screenshot/Fabio Scaldaferri)
22 donors gave blood in honour of little Rielynn Gormley on June 28 in Chilliwack. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Agassiz family ‘overjoyed’ at support for 1-year-old with rare blood condition

Blood drive in honour of Rielynn Gormley sees 22 donors

22 donors gave blood in honour of little Rielynn Gormley on June 28 in Chilliwack. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
An air ambulance hovers over Harrison Hot Springs as medics respond to reports of a two-year-old drowning in a hot tub. Thanks to the quick action of emergency responders, two toddlers were saved from drowning last week. (Photo/Caprice Schweda)
An air ambulance hovers over Harrison Hot Springs as medics respond to reports of a two-year-old drowning in a hot tub. Thanks to the quick action of emergency responders, two toddlers were saved from drowning last week. (Photo/Caprice Schweda)
The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)

As snow melts, angel emerges once again on Mt. Cheam

Many stories surround the snow and the mountain herself

The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)
Fraser-Cascade School District 78 recently unveiled their updated logo. Designed by Coast Salish artist Bonny Graham-Reimer, the new design is infused with touches of First Nations tradition, from the art style of the sun to the shape of the paddles on the canoe. (Graphic/ SD78)

‘Everyone pulling together’: SD 78 reveals updated logo

New logo keeps former elements, brings in First Nations tradition

Fraser-Cascade School District 78 recently unveiled their updated logo. Designed by Coast Salish artist Bonny Graham-Reimer, the new design is infused with touches of First Nations tradition, from the art style of the sun to the shape of the paddles on the canoe. (Graphic/ SD78)
District of Kent Municipal Hall. (Adam Louis/Observer)

District of Kent cancels Canada Day activities

Officials stand in solidarity as First Nations communities grieve, statement says

District of Kent Municipal Hall. (Adam Louis/Observer)
“I live at the very Northerly tip of Cascade Bay and woke up to smoke and the sound of helicopters,” wrote Kristen Martin, who captured this shot of smoke floating above Harrison Lake. The East Harrison FSR fire is reported at 1.1 hectares as of Friday morning. (Photo/Kristen Martin)
“I live at the very Northerly tip of Cascade Bay and woke up to smoke and the sound of helicopters,” wrote Kristen Martin, who captured this shot of smoke floating above Harrison Lake. The East Harrison FSR fire is reported at 1.1 hectares as of Friday morning. (Photo/Kristen Martin)
A new funding stream will allow the Hope and Area Transition Society to better assist survivors of sexualized violence. (Shutterstock photo)

Hope and Area Transition Society expanding assistance for survivors of sexualized violence

A 22-month project aims to better deliver community-based emergency sexualized violence response

A new funding stream will allow the Hope and Area Transition Society to better assist survivors of sexualized violence. (Shutterstock photo)
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Monday’s top temperature topples record in Agassiz

Temps reached into the low 30s to break records in Agassiz, Environment Canada says

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Emil Anderson Maintenance is mowing the shoulder along Lougheed Highway in Agassiz, asking motorists to use extra caution around slow-moving vehicles on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Graphic/Emil Anderson Maintenance)

TRAFFIC: Slow-moving mowers working on Highway 7 shoulders in Agassiz on Tuesday, Wednesday

Mowing takes place Tues., Weds. between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Emil Anderson Maintenance is mowing the shoulder along Lougheed Highway in Agassiz, asking motorists to use extra caution around slow-moving vehicles on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Graphic/Emil Anderson Maintenance)
A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Upcoming blood drive in honour of Agassiz toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)