Harrison Hot Springs

Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020. He will continue to fight in this election as an Independent candidate.

Ex-Liberal Throness presses on as an Independent

Former Liberal MLA resigned from party amid scandalous remarks during meeting

Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020. He will continue to fight in this election as an Independent candidate.
Sasquatch Mountain Resort is set to open for the 2020-21 season with enhanced COVID-19 protocols in place. The final day to purchase season passes is November 15. (Contributed Photo/Sasquatch Mountain Resort)

Sasquatch Mountain unveils COVID-19 rules for upcoming season

Resort staff planning a job fair as they look forward to new season

Sasquatch Mountain Resort is set to open for the 2020-21 season with enhanced COVID-19 protocols in place. The final day to purchase season passes is November 15. (Contributed Photo/Sasquatch Mountain Resort)
This diagram measures the steps toward a treaty for the Stó:lō First Nation. Voting on a constitution represents a significant milestone toward a full treaty with the province and Canada. (Contributed Graphic/Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw Treaty Association)

Stó:lō constitution up for vote in November

The vote marks a major milestone toward self-governance

This diagram measures the steps toward a treaty for the Stó:lō First Nation. Voting on a constitution represents a significant milestone toward a full treaty with the province and Canada. (Contributed Graphic/Stó:lō Xwexwílmexw Treaty Association)
A motorist and their group of friends faces fines after buying one parking pass for five vehicles parked in one spot along Esplanade Avenue during the summer. (Contributed Photo)

Harrison: Group of tourists faces $400 in fines for reportedly using one parking pass for five motorcycles

Visitor to Harrison Hot Springs calls the fairness of bylaws into question

A motorist and their group of friends faces fines after buying one parking pass for five vehicles parked in one spot along Esplanade Avenue during the summer. (Contributed Photo)
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One in custody after shots fired near Seabird Island over weekend

Man now faces multiple firearms-related charges, no one injured

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Harrison Hot Springs Elementary staff members (left to right) La Vern Klassen, Helen Evans, Wendy Weaver, Margot Lawrence, Sasquatch (not of HHSE, to be clear), and Principal Tammy Nazarchuk pose shortly before flinging themselves into Harrison Lake on Friday, October 2. Nazarchuk said she would take the plunge if students raised $1,000 for the Terry Fox Run. Fellow staff joined her when they raised $2,200. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Harrison Elementary staff jump in the lake for the Terry Fox Run

Students, parents raised more than $2,200 for the cause

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary staff members (left to right) La Vern Klassen, Helen Evans, Wendy Weaver, Margot Lawrence, Sasquatch (not of HHSE, to be clear), and Principal Tammy Nazarchuk pose shortly before flinging themselves into Harrison Lake on Friday, October 2. Nazarchuk said she would take the plunge if students raised $1,000 for the Terry Fox Run. Fellow staff joined her when they raised $2,200. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until October 23. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)
Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until October 23. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)
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Cougar reported in Seabird Island area

Sightings of the big cat are rare, and attacks even more so

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Thick white webbing blanketed parts of Agassiz-Harrison early Tuesday (Sept.29) morning. The webbing seemed to form or fall only in certain areas around the area, and it’s not immediately clear why. (Contributed Photos/Caro Clark)

‘Alien invasion’: Strange webbing creeps in overnight in Agassiz,Harrison

Eerie webbing might be the result of a growth in moth population

Thick white webbing blanketed parts of Agassiz-Harrison early Tuesday (Sept.29) morning. The webbing seemed to form or fall only in certain areas around the area, and it’s not immediately clear why. (Contributed Photos/Caro Clark)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
SD78 board: Cautious optimism, anxiety mix as school year begins

SD78 board: Cautious optimism, anxiety mix as school year begins

To say it’s been an eventful two months for Superintendent Balan Moorthy…

SD78 board: Cautious optimism, anxiety mix as school year begins
Vandals wrote an inflammatory term on a boulder outside of the hot spring source in Harrison Hot Springs earlier this week. Suspicious activity can be reported to the local detatchment by calling 604-796-2211. (Facebook/Life in Agassiz)

Boulders near Harrison vandalized with derogatory word

Vandalism likely occured between Sunday evening and Tuesday evening

Vandals wrote an inflammatory term on a boulder outside of the hot spring source in Harrison Hot Springs earlier this week. Suspicious activity can be reported to the local detatchment by calling 604-796-2211. (Facebook/Life in Agassiz)
Kíla is set to perform on Saturday, September 26, in a virtual concert. (Contributed graphic/Kíla)

Irish folk supergroup Kíla set to perform on Saturday

Online concert will be available through Harrison Festival Society

Kíla is set to perform on Saturday, September 26, in a virtual concert. (Contributed graphic/Kíla)
Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris delivers an update to the community during his September 15 address. (Screenshot/Seabird Island)

‘My hands go up to the people’: Chief Harris reflects on other Indigenous communities facing COVID

Seabird Island chief delivers updates on the pandemic, smoky conditions and community happenings

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris delivers an update to the community during his September 15 address. (Screenshot/Seabird Island)
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Kilby Historic Site prepares for fall

Site is open until November

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Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris issued his first video address in almost a month. (Screenshot/Seabird Island First Nation)

‘A tough six months’: Seabird Island chief discusses pandemic, salmon situation

Chief Harris encouraged community to remain COVID vigilant

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris issued his first video address in almost a month. (Screenshot/Seabird Island First Nation)
Filming days for “Neverbrides” often stretched into the night throughout Agassiz-Harrison. (Contributed Photo/Fraser River Lodge)

‘My Best Friend’s Bouquet’: more details released about movie filmed in Agassiz-Harrison

Formerly ‘Neverbrides,’ the film premiers October 10 on the Hallmark Channel

Filming days for “Neverbrides” often stretched into the night throughout Agassiz-Harrison. (Contributed Photo/Fraser River Lodge)
UBCO students painted this two-storey salmon mural in Kelowna near the CTQ Consultants building. The Miami River Flood Pump Station project in Harrison Hot Springs inspired this work of art. (Contributed Photo/CTQ)

Harrison screw pumps inspire Okanagan art

Two-storey mural stands in downtown Kelowna

UBCO students painted this two-storey salmon mural in Kelowna near the CTQ Consultants building. The Miami River Flood Pump Station project in Harrison Hot Springs inspired this work of art. (Contributed Photo/CTQ)
Silver Creek Elementary School gets a new coat of paint, and many other upgrades, ahead of the 2020 fall semester. All of SD78 schools have devised plans for how to have children return to school amid an ongoing pandemic, these were shared with parents Aug. 21. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Fraser Cascade schools share school-specific re-start plans

Plans cover cohort system, movement within schools, health assessments, hand washing and more

Silver Creek Elementary School gets a new coat of paint, and many other upgrades, ahead of the 2020 fall semester. All of SD78 schools have devised plans for how to have children return to school amid an ongoing pandemic, these were shared with parents Aug. 21. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
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