Grace Kennedy

On Monday, Feb. 22, Island Health listed Glacier View Secondary on 241 Beacher Drive in Courtenay as having a COVID-19 exposure Feb. 17 and 18. Black Press file photo

Fraser East sees increasing COVID-19 cases, with 338 in one week

The most recent week of data available comes before the three record-breaking daily case counts

On Monday, Feb. 22, Island Health listed Glacier View Secondary on 241 Beacher Drive in Courtenay as having a COVID-19 exposure Feb. 17 and 18. Black Press file photo
More than $40,000 worth of contraband was seized at Kent Institution this week.

Community spread responsible for COVID-19 cases at Kent Institution, CSC says

The Institution saw 10 employees test positive for the virus in late March

More than $40,000 worth of contraband was seized at Kent Institution this week.
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SD78 summer school to use hybrid learning, help students from falling behind

SD78 is hoping the summer program will kick off the Fraser Cascade Online program

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The Agassiz-Harrison local health area saw three new cases of COVID-19 between March 21 and 27, 2021. (BCCDC)

3 new COVID-19 cases for Agassiz-Harrison, as rest of region increases

The eastern Fraser Valley as a whole is seeing a sustained increase in new COVID-19 cases

The Agassiz-Harrison local health area saw three new cases of COVID-19 between March 21 and 27, 2021. (BCCDC)
Students at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary donned ears as they raced around the village for the school’s annual Bunny Run on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

PHOTOS: Harrison students celebrate Easter with annual Bunny Run

The school saw kids from kindergarten up racing to the finish line

Students at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary donned ears as they raced around the village for the school’s annual Bunny Run on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Sgt. Mike Sargent shares what he saw in the Agassiz RCMP detachment area in 2020. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz RCMP saw fewer calls, lower property crime in 2020

Investigations into sex offences increased due to more people reporting past assaults

Sgt. Mike Sargent shares what he saw in the Agassiz RCMP detachment area in 2020. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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10 employees test positive for COVID-19 at Kent Institution

No inmates have tested positive for the virus, although eight have been tested

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Final goodbye: Grace Kennedy leaves the editor desk

Editor Grace Kennedy shares why free community papers are so important as she leaves the Observer

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The Harrison Hot Springs lagoon. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison receives $800K for plaza, berm construction

The grant funding is meant to support tourism-dependent communities impacted by COVID

The Harrison Hot Springs lagoon. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Yard waste. (Unsplash)

Kent gravel pit accepting yard waste for free during Spring Cleanup

The program will be running from April 10 to May 8

Yard waste. (Unsplash)
Ava P. Christl with some of her art of the local Miami River in the Ranger Station Gallery. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Ranger Station artist says goodbye Harrison after COVID-altered residency

Ava P. Christl was the artist in residence at the Ranger Station during an unprecedented year

Ava P. Christl with some of her art of the local Miami River in the Ranger Station Gallery. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)

Fraser East sees 282 new cases of COVID-19 in six days

Cases across the province have been increasing

An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

EDITORIAL: Remember what we learned in kindergarten

When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, we need to remember what we learned as kids

A senior citizen receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in a hockey arena in Montreal, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. More than half of the residents of First Nations communities in British Columbia have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but most Indigenous people who live outside of these areas are still waiting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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Grant to help Agassiz company turn dairy manure into sawdust

Point 3 Biotech recieved $255K from B.C. to explore the how to best reclaim fibre from dairy manure

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Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis. (File Photo)

New report on Canada’s infrastructure program ‘devastating,’ says Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP

Brad Vis shares concern about the Investing in Canada program after auditor general’s report released

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Brad Vis. (File Photo)
Film crews take over downtown Agassiz for the CBS pilot “The Republic of Sarah” in 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Movie magic to come back to Agassiz on the Easter long weekend

‘Sweet Home Georgia’ will be filmed April 3 and Pioneer Ave will be closed for most of the day

Film crews take over downtown Agassiz for the CBS pilot “The Republic of Sarah” in 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Tamihi Recreation Site in the Chilliwack River Valley is one of two local areas being upgraded with provincial funds to help kick start B.C.’s COVID recovery. (Paul Henderson/The Progress)

Upgrades coming to outdoor recreation sites in Chilliwack, Harrison Mills

Chehalis Forest Service Road and Tamihi Recreation Site will be improved with provincial funds

Tamihi Recreation Site in the Chilliwack River Valley is one of two local areas being upgraded with provincial funds to help kick start B.C.’s COVID recovery. (Paul Henderson/The Progress)
YouTube footage from 2012 of skateboarders using the Agassiz skate park. (Simon Fast/YouTube)

Kent hoping for grant funding to upgrade Agassiz skate park

The funding would go towards repairing existing concrete and possibly adding a new park feature

YouTube footage from 2012 of skateboarders using the Agassiz skate park. (Simon Fast/YouTube)
On Monday, Feb. 22, Island Health listed Glacier View Secondary on 241 Beacher Drive in Courtenay as having a COVID-19 exposure Feb. 17 and 18. Black Press file photo

Agassiz, Harrison sees four new cases of COVID-19 in one week

The local health area saw 16 new cases of COVID-19 between March 7 and 13

On Monday, Feb. 22, Island Health listed Glacier View Secondary on 241 Beacher Drive in Courtenay as having a COVID-19 exposure Feb. 17 and 18. Black Press file photo
Agassiz’s Agricultural Hall, seen here during the Agassiz Fall Fair. (The Observer)

Agassiz’s Agricultural Hall to open as COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The hall will be used to administer vaccines on April 1

Agassiz’s Agricultural Hall, seen here during the Agassiz Fall Fair. (The Observer)