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Harrison council cancels meeting due to weather

The Village of Harrison Hot Springs chose to cancel their regular council meeting tonight (Monday) due to inclement weather.

Travel around the Fraser Valley has been risky throughout the day, after a heavy snowfall covered the area beginning late Sunday night. The snow was in addition to the havoc caused by a Friday night snowfall.

Council normally meets at 7 p.m. in council chambers or at Memorial Hall, about twice a month. Meetings can run up to two hours long, and more snowfall is being predicted throughout this evening.

The next regular council meeting in Harrison will be on February 6. Tonight's council agenda included presentations to previous council, awards for the winners of the Christmas lights contest, information on tax assessments, and delegations from Phyllis Stenson of the Harrison Festival Society and Carolyn Harris from Kent Harrison Emergency Social Services. Items to be discussed included a   staffing report for the Harrison Hot Springs Fire Department, a request for five firefighters to take live burning training, upgraded cabinets in the newly-renovated Harrison Memorial Hall.

The weather was also cause of concern for schools and parents earlier today. While schools remained open and all buses were running in the Fraser Cascade school district, many of the schools closed at 1:30 p.m.

Boston Bar elementary secondary school remained open throughout the day.

For information on school closures and which bus routes may not be operating, watch School District 78's website.

 

 

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