Grace Kennedy

Picking hops. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

CELEBRATING 125: Honouring a history of Agassiz hops

From the first hopyards in 1892 to the resurgence today, hops are an important part of Agassiz history

Picking hops. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
Downtown Agassiz in the 1930s. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

CELEBRATING 125: The incorporation of Kent

The District of Kent was incorporated in 1895 for one reason: to get things done

Downtown Agassiz in the 1930s. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
Simon Chan and Ma Pang (far left) pose with Len Hadway and Bea Inkman in the Agassiz Restaurant at their open house in Oct. 1975. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

CELEBRATING 125: Remembering Agassiz’s Chinese heritage

Chinese-Canadians have been an integral part of the community since before Kent was incorporated

Simon Chan and Ma Pang (far left) pose with Len Hadway and Bea Inkman in the Agassiz Restaurant at their open house in Oct. 1975. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
The sun shines over Hopyard hill in Agassiz, around the area where Chi’ckim likely would have been.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

CELEBRATING 125: Freedom Village showcases Agassiz as place of opportunity

Before Europeans tried their luck in Agassiz, First Nations saw the area as a spot for rediscovery

The sun shines over Hopyard hill in Agassiz, around the area where Chi’ckim likely would have been.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Grace Kennedy, editor of the Agassiz Harrison Observer.

EDITORIAL: Goodbye, but only until next year

Editor Grace Kennedy writes her farwell thoughts as she heads out on maternity leave

Grace Kennedy, editor of the Agassiz Harrison Observer.
Sasquatch Mountain Resort’s new quad chair is ready to go for the 2019/2020 season. (Sasquatch Mountain Resort/Instagram)

New quad chair ready to go for Sasquatch Mountain Resort opening

The Yeti Cruiser will replace the two-person Skyline chair at the Hemlock Valley ski resort

Sasquatch Mountain Resort’s new quad chair is ready to go for the 2019/2020 season. (Sasquatch Mountain Resort/Instagram)
Dean Sims’ Agassiz Avenue home is decked out for the holidays, and inviting visitors to stay and take a look. (Dean Sims/Facebook)

Holiday home turns Agassiz Ave into festive wonderland

Dean Sims has been decking the halls for Christmas for the last 18 years

Dean Sims’ Agassiz Avenue home is decked out for the holidays, and inviting visitors to stay and take a look. (Dean Sims/Facebook)
Nigel Harrison is getting ready to debut his new magic show at the Harrison Lake Hotel.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Nights of illusion coming to Harrison

Magician Nigel Harrison will be bringing his magic show to the Harrison Lake Hotel this month

Nigel Harrison is getting ready to debut his new magic show at the Harrison Lake Hotel.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
A Water Quality Advisory (WQA) is in effect for around 97 water users within the Glenmore-Ellison service area in Kelowna. (Capital News)

No dramatic increase for water, sewer fees in Agassiz secondary suites

Kent had considered increasing secondary suite fees to match that of single-family residences

A Water Quality Advisory (WQA) is in effect for around 97 water users within the Glenmore-Ellison service area in Kelowna. (Capital News)
Schep Park in August. (Google Maps)

New playground surface possible for Agassiz’s Schep Park

The District of Kent will be applying for two grants to cover the $90K project

Schep Park in August. (Google Maps)
Culvert installation could cause delays on Highway 7 in Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)

Delays for drivers on Mount Woodside this week

There will be single-lane alternating traffic on Monday and Wednesday this week

Culvert installation could cause delays on Highway 7 in Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)
The sold-out Dickens Tea saw around 125 people in the Cheam Village Conference Room on Saturday, Dec. 7. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press Media)

Agassiz’s Dickens Tea sells out for seventh year

The annual holiday event saw visitors enjoy high tea and historic talks

The sold-out Dickens Tea saw around 125 people in the Cheam Village Conference Room on Saturday, Dec. 7. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press Media)
Agassiz Fire Department collects nearly 5,000 pounds of food for food bank

Agassiz Fire Department collects nearly 5,000 pounds of food for food bank

The annual food drive took place in the evening on Dec. 5

Agassiz Fire Department collects nearly 5,000 pounds of food for food bank
HISTORY: A curious commmunity connection between Agassiz and Pelham, Ont.

HISTORY: A curious commmunity connection between Agassiz and Pelham, Ont.

History columnist Lindsay Foreman shares her most recent story about how small Canada really is

HISTORY: A curious commmunity connection between Agassiz and Pelham, Ont.
(From left to right) Councillor Duane Post, councillor Susan Spaeti, MLA Laurie Throness, councillor Kerstin Schwitchenberg, minister Mike Farnworth and mayor Sylvia Pranger cut the ceremonial ribbon on the Hammersley Pump Station. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Kent cuts ribbon on Hammersley Pump Station

The new pumps replace the 50-year-old drainage system from before

(From left to right) Councillor Duane Post, councillor Susan Spaeti, MLA Laurie Throness, councillor Kerstin Schwitchenberg, minister Mike Farnworth and mayor Sylvia Pranger cut the ceremonial ribbon on the Hammersley Pump Station. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
(Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz Fire Department honours local members

The awards ceremony saw established and rookie firefighters celebrated for their contributions

(Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Black Press file photo

Restriction on tent size, barbecue locations possible for Harrison beaches

Residents will be seeing a draft bylaw head back to council on the barbecue issue

Black Press file photo
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No change for animal control in Harrison

Harrison will continue to see its animal control duties organized out of the FVRD

(Unsplash)
(Google Maps)

Harrison housing market, needs might not match up: council

Harrison’s housing needs assessment will be used to develop a new OCP next year

(Google Maps)
(From left to right) MLA Laurie Throness, Harrison councillors Michie Vidal and Samantha Piper, FVRD chair Jason Lum, Minister of Tourism Lisa Beare, Sasquatch, Harrison mayor Leo Facio, Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger and Harrison councillor Gerry Palmer take part in the ribbon cutting for Harrison’s Starlight Skating Rink. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

‘Starlight Skating Rink’ welcomed to Harrison

The winning name was chosen by Harrison resident Wendy Baldwin

(From left to right) MLA Laurie Throness, Harrison councillors Michie Vidal and Samantha Piper, FVRD chair Jason Lum, Minister of Tourism Lisa Beare, Sasquatch, Harrison mayor Leo Facio, Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger and Harrison councillor Gerry Palmer take part in the ribbon cutting for Harrison’s Starlight Skating Rink. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)