Grace Kennedy

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The quick actions of several farm workers helped extinguish a vehicle fire in Keremeos, yesterday afternoon. (File)

Two dead after Sts’ailes house fire

The cause of the fire is still under investigation

(File Photo)
The quick actions of several farm workers helped extinguish a vehicle fire in Keremeos, yesterday afternoon. (File)
Students in the Fraser Cascade School District's transition program have now largely moved to online learning. (Unsplash)

SD78: Nearly 300 students to finish school year online

The school district ended its transition program and switched to in-class or online only

Students in the Fraser Cascade School District's transition program have now largely moved to online learning. (Unsplash)
Highway 7 at Highlands Boulevard on Monday (Jan. 11) at 8:48 a.m. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Hwy 7 now open at Mount Woodside in Agassiz

Downed power lines closed the highway around 8:30 a.m.

Highway 7 at Highlands Boulevard on Monday (Jan. 11) at 8:48 a.m. (DriveBC)
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EDITORIAL: Kindness is key for 2021

Returning editor Grace Kennedy urges the community to be kind this year

Grace Kennedy Editorial Agassiz Harrison Observer image
Letters to the Editor.

LETTER: Many options for Agassiz churchgoers

Olga Bass asks why some still need in-person services when there are so many alternatives

Letters to the Editor.
One of the five Library-to-go Fun Packs currently available at the Agassiz Library. (Agassiz Library/Facebook)

Agassiz Library offers story time to go

New Fun Packs will bring reading, games to local kids

One of the five Library-to-go Fun Packs currently available at the Agassiz Library. (Agassiz Library/Facebook)
The three properties on the corner of Lougheed Highway and Highway 9 in Agassiz are set for potential rezoning to allow a Tim Hortons and gas station on the site. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Kent to consider changes to allow Tim Hortons, gas station on Lougheed Highway

Council will be giving first and second reading to the proposed amendments Monday night

The three properties on the corner of Lougheed Highway and Highway 9 in Agassiz are set for potential rezoning to allow a Tim Hortons and gas station on the site. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The rail crossing on Highway 9 next to the Agassiz Harrison Museum will be closed for rehabilitation on Jan. 12 and 13, 2021. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Hwy 9 to close for train crossing upgrades in Agassiz this week

The crossing near the Agassiz Harrison Museum will be closed Jan. 12 and 13

The rail crossing on Highway 9 next to the Agassiz Harrison Museum will be closed for rehabilitation on Jan. 12 and 13, 2021. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
(Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

SD78 $2.1M over budget due to COVID-19 costs

The school district will be dipping into its surplus funds to cover the extra expenses

(Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Agassiz, Harrison see 95 COVID-19 cases since start of pandemic

Nearly 73 per cent of those cases came in the last two months

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
From left to right: Walter, Brian, McKenna and Susan Galvao snap a photo to commemorate a family swim in Harrison Lake on Jan. 1, 2021. (Contributed)

PHOTO: New year’s tradition continues at Harrison Lake

The Galvao family did a polar bear swim of their own on Jan. 1

From left to right: Walter, Brian, McKenna and Susan Galvao snap a photo to commemorate a family swim in Harrison Lake on Jan. 1, 2021. (Contributed)
St. Anthony's Thrift Store in Agassiz is searching for a 2021 New Year's baby to receive a gift basket of goodies. (Contributed) [Agassiz Catholic church Jan. 8 2021]

New Year’s baby wanted for Agassiz giveaway

St. Anthony’s Thrift Store is looking for babies from the Kent and Harrison area

St. Anthony's Thrift Store in Agassiz is searching for a 2021 New Year's baby to receive a gift basket of goodies. (Contributed) [Agassiz Catholic church Jan. 8 2021]
School districts in the Lower Mainland have received 500,000 donted masks over the holidays. (Pixabay)

Nearly 3,000 masks donated to Fraser Cascade schools

The masks are part of a larger donation to B.C.’s Ministry of Education

School districts in the Lower Mainland have received 500,000 donted masks over the holidays. (Pixabay)
Postmaster Barbara Ten Bos is fundraising for the Harrison Mills Community Hall after a break-in before Christmas. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Bottle drive rallies Harrison Mills for hall repairs

The Harrison Mills Community Hall suffered a holiday break-in at the post office

Postmaster Barbara Ten Bos is fundraising for the Harrison Mills Community Hall after a break-in before Christmas. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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Seabird Island sees new COVID-19 case

The band says to ‘remember how much power you have to safeguard your own well-being’

Courtesy/Seabird Island Band
Popkum firefighters and Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers bring an injured person to a waiting Air Ambulance at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park on July 14, 2019. (Photo KHSAR volunteer Ian Maslin)

COVID-19 sparks busiest year on record for Kent-Harrison SAR

The search and rescue team responded to 68 incidents in 2020

Popkum firefighters and Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue volunteers bring an injured person to a waiting Air Ambulance at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park on July 14, 2019. (Photo KHSAR volunteer Ian Maslin)
EDITORIAL: Honouring Kent’s history

EDITORIAL: Honouring Kent’s history

Former editor Grace Kennedy reflects on the special edition for the 125th anniversary

EDITORIAL: Honouring Kent’s history
The Shell station, on the corner of Evergreen Drive and Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

MAP: Walk down memory lane in Agassiz’s downtown

Resident Harvey Andrew shares his memory map of Pioneer Avenue from the 1960s

The Shell station, on the corner of Evergreen Drive and Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
The under-six division gets ready for the corn husking competition at the 2019 Agassiz Fall Fair. The 2020 Fall Fair will feature some special anniversary events. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

CELEBRATING 125: Schedule of events

Want to know what’s going on throughout the year? Check out this list of events

The under-six division gets ready for the corn husking competition at the 2019 Agassiz Fall Fair. The 2020 Fall Fair will feature some special anniversary events. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Spectators waiting along Pioneer Avenue for the start of the Fall Fair Parade, circa 1950s.                                 (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

CELEBRATING 125: The Agassiz Fall Fair a time-honoured tradition

From 1901 to now, the Fall Fair has been an eagerly awaited event each year

Spectators waiting along Pioneer Avenue for the start of the Fall Fair Parade, circa 1950s.                                 (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)