Harrison Hot Springs

(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)
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)
Holberg Farm in Agassiz is this year’s site for the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: 2021 Harrison Festival of the Arts kicks off

Eight-day festival features music from all over B.C. and the world

Holberg Farm in Agassiz is this year’s site for the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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)
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)
”Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition” runs from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival expands audience capacity amid looser COVID restrictions

Show capacities boosted from 50 to 75 as Festival Society prepares for big week

”Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition” runs from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
An air ambulance hovers over Harrison Hot Springs as medics responded to reports of a two-year-old drowning in a hot tub on Thursday (July 1). (Photo/Caprice Schweda)

UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Harrison child, 2, who fell into hot tub

Child flown by helicopter to B.C. Children’s Hospital

An air ambulance hovers over Harrison Hot Springs as medics responded to reports of a two-year-old drowning in a hot tub on Thursday (July 1). (Photo/Caprice Schweda)
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)
An air ambulance hovers over Harrison Hot Springs as medics respond to reports of a two-year-old drowning in a hot tub. (Photo/Caprice Schweda)

UPDATE: Medevac rushes 2-year-old to hospital after fall into hot tub in Harrison

Emergency personnel set up landing zone as helicopter rushed in

An air ambulance hovers over Harrison Hot Springs as medics respond to reports of a two-year-old drowning in a hot tub. (Photo/Caprice Schweda)
UNITE HERE local 40 workers in Burnaby pose with signs for the Harrison Hot Springs “wake-up rally” early Saturday (June 26) morning. (Photo/UNITE HERE Local 40)

Harrison resort workers call for pay raise, acknowledgement in ‘wake-up rally’ outside hotel

Harrison resort only one of 28 properties with no agreement yet with union

UNITE HERE local 40 workers in Burnaby pose with signs for the Harrison Hot Springs “wake-up rally” early Saturday (June 26) morning. (Photo/UNITE HERE Local 40)
“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)
Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard poses for a photo with Mission firefighters. (Photo/Sarah Plawutski)

VIDEO: Harrison country artist Todd Richard plans for a busy, rockin’ summer

Richard and his band look to live shows as restrictions start to lift

Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard poses for a photo with Mission firefighters. (Photo/Sarah Plawutski)
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Fraser Health monitors long-term care vaccination rates amid local COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 transmission has largely been on the decline in Agassiz-Harrison

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RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Threatening note at Kent Elementary ‘appears to be prank’: Agassiz RCMP

Police will have increased presence to ensure safety, spokesperson said

RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Giant jellyfish kites were seen recently over Harrison Hot Springs. (Screenshot/Al Simpson)

VIDEO: Giant jellyfish kite dazzles Harrison beachgoers

Al Simpson captured mesmerizing footage of the two kites

Giant jellyfish kites were seen recently over Harrison Hot Springs. (Screenshot/Al Simpson)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
MP Brad Vis (Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon) speaks before the House of Commons on June 2. Vis spoke with Indigenous constituents directly traumatized by residential schools and brought their points before Parliament. (Screenshot/Brad Vis, MP)

‘More needs to be done’: MP Vis calls for action, probe in wake of residential school tragedy

Vis called for funding for cultural healing, investigations into residential school sites

MP Brad Vis (Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon) speaks before the House of Commons on June 2. Vis spoke with Indigenous constituents directly traumatized by residential schools and brought their points before Parliament. (Screenshot/Brad Vis, MP)
Set designers transform Civic Square in Harrison Hot Springs into a night market during the filming of “The Willows,” which will be in Harrison until June 8. The Hallmark movie is directed by Jessica Harmon, who also directed “My Best Friend’s Bouquet,” which filmed in Agassiz and Harrison last year. See more photos at agassizharrisobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Set designers transform Civic Square in Harrison Hot Springs into a night market during the filming of “The Willows,” which will be in Harrison until June 8. The Hallmark movie is directed by Jessica Harmon, who also directed “My Best Friend’s Bouquet,” which filmed in Agassiz and Harrison last year. See more photos at agassizharrisobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Two suspects, pictured in the distance in this video still, reportedly caused a family to flee a Chehalis Lake campsite in fear during Victoria Day weekend. Anyone with information is asked to contact Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211. (Photo/RCMP)
Two suspects, pictured in the distance in this video still, reportedly caused a family to flee a Chehalis Lake campsite in fear during Victoria Day weekend. Anyone with information is asked to contact Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211. (Photo/RCMP)