Harrison Hot Springs

Canadian icon Valdy is set to play in Agassiz on Nov. 13. (Contributed Photo)

Valdy kicks off Season of the Performing Arts in November

The anticipated performance kicks off in Agassiz on Nov. 13

 

On the one-year anniversary of the 2020 provincial election, former Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness has asked the B.C. Liberals to cancel his membership. Throness was ousted from the party ahead of election day 2020 due to controversial remarks. (File Photo)

Former Chilliwack-Kent MLA cancels BC Liberal Party membership one year after party ousted him

Laurie Throness said he consistently touted ‘tolerance, care and acceptance of all’

 

Though the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is gone, the Season of the Wild hosted by Tourism Harrison River Valley aims to act as its spiritual successor and build on the legacy of wildlife awareness and conservation. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Tourism Harrison River Valley unleashes Season of the Wild celebration

Fall, winter celebration promises multiple events celebrating local wildlife

Though the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is gone, the Season of the Wild hosted by Tourism Harrison River Valley aims to act as its spiritual successor and build on the legacy of wildlife awareness and conservation. (Bob Friesen File Photo)
Cranberries are harvested from a bog using a specialized machine. There are 6,500 acres of cranberries in B.C., including these bogs off of McCallum Road. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: A bog-ful of berries: Cranberry harvest season is in full swing in Agassiz-Harrison

Cranberries are harvested between September and November

Cranberries are harvested from a bog using a specialized machine. There are 6,500 acres of cranberries in B.C., including these bogs off of McCallum Road. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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UPDATE: Fraser Health reports second exposure event at Kent Elementary, AESS

Five exposure events have been recorded within a month

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Fraser Health reported a recent COVID-19 exposure event at Kent Elementary School. (file photo)

Fraser Health confirms COVID-19 exposure at Kent Elementary

Those who need to take action will be contacted directly, health authority says

Fraser Health reported a recent COVID-19 exposure event at Kent Elementary School. (file photo)
A family of three camping off of East Harrison Forest Service Road were nearly killed when a truck crashed in from the road, coming to a stop a few feet away from their tent. (Photo/Michelle Labor)

Family of campers nearly run over by truck east of Harrison

One possibly injured in midnight crash

A family of three camping off of East Harrison Forest Service Road were nearly killed when a truck crashed in from the road, coming to a stop a few feet away from their tent. (Photo/Michelle Labor)
Hundreds gathered to honour the inaugrual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, Sept. 30. They walked nearly four kilometres to bring awareness and healing to residential school survivors and victims. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: ‘We are all brothers and sisters’ Sts’ailes chief imparts words of healing, hope on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Hundreds of people walked with the Sts’ailes First Nation to remember residential school victims

Hundreds gathered to honour the inaugrual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, Sept. 30. They walked nearly four kilometres to bring awareness and healing to residential school survivors and victims. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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The line was out the door on election day at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Local student election taps Green Party’s Bellay for MP seat

Student Vote Day turns up different results for different schools

The line was out the door on election day at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A would-be customer of the Harrison Corner Cafe can be seen on security footage allegedly destroying signage after a confrontation with staff over COVID-19 vaccine passports a few days before. (Screenshot/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)

Harrison Hot Springs restaurant staff harassed as would-be customer protests vaccine passport

Woman reportedly destroyed the signage on the door of the Harrison Corner Cafe

A would-be customer of the Harrison Corner Cafe can be seen on security footage allegedly destroying signage after a confrontation with staff over COVID-19 vaccine passports a few days before. (Screenshot/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)
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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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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)
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)
Three of six wildfires still burning on the north side of Harrison Lake are under control as of Thursday (Aug. 19). (Screenshot/BCWS)

Long Island wildfire in Harrison area now under control

The fire is holding at 256 hectares, no more evacuation order

Three of six wildfires still burning on the north side of Harrison Lake are under control as of Thursday (Aug. 19). (Screenshot/BCWS)
The evacuation order for all of Long Island has been cancelled, per the Fraser Valley Regional District. (Screenshot/Alertable)
The evacuation order for all of Long Island has been cancelled, per the Fraser Valley Regional District. (Screenshot/Alertable)
The Long Island wildfire is being held at 256 hectares. The evacuation order remains in effect for the entire island. This photo was taken on Aug. 6. (Carly Ferguson/The Observer)

FVRD air quality alert canceled, Long Island wildfire holding steady

Only one fire listed as out of control in Harrison Hot Springs area

The Long Island wildfire is being held at 256 hectares. The evacuation order remains in effect for the entire island. This photo was taken on Aug. 6. (Carly Ferguson/The Observer)