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Charges possible for alleged drunk driver who refused breath sample in Agassiz

Charges possible for alleged drunk driver who refused breath sample in Agassiz

The Kelowna driver refused to give a breath sample after RCMP stopped the car

Charges possible for alleged drunk driver who refused breath sample in Agassiz
Todd Richard will be performing at Kent Elementary and Harrison Hot Springs Elementary to spread the word about his song for Variety Children’s Charity “Follow Your Heart.” (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison country singer teaches kids to ‘follow your heart’

Todd Richard will be performing his song ‘Follow Your Heart’ for students on Feb. 1

Todd Richard will be performing at Kent Elementary and Harrison Hot Springs Elementary to spread the word about his song for Variety Children’s Charity “Follow Your Heart.” (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Sewer fee increases mean it will cost more to flush your toilet in 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Sewage fees going up 10% in Harrison Hot Springs

Residential homes will pay $22.50 more in 2019 to flush their toilets

Sewer fee increases mean it will cost more to flush your toilet in 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Agassiz Eagles player Katrina Lawley battling it out against the Khalsa Lions in January 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

AESS senior girls eyeing spot in basketball provincials

The team needs to move up one more ranking get a place in the championships

Agassiz Eagles player Katrina Lawley battling it out against the Khalsa Lions in January 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
Harrison resident Bernhard Van Velze, 76, testing his model sailboat in the waters around Killer’s Cove Marina. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison sailor looking for competitors to race model boats

Bernhard Van Velze is hoping to create a club for model sailboats at Harrison Lake

Harrison resident Bernhard Van Velze, 76, testing his model sailboat in the waters around Killer’s Cove Marina. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Bev Kennedy (left) and Terrill Scott (right) of the 125th anniversary sub-committee are hoping residents will be inspired to submit their logo designs for the District of Kent’s 125th anniversary. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Community artists, amateurs wanted to create Kent anniversary logo

The 125th anniversary committee is hoping to choose a logo designed by the community

Bev Kennedy (left) and Terrill Scott (right) of the 125th anniversary sub-committee are hoping residents will be inspired to submit their logo designs for the District of Kent’s 125th anniversary. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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Kent to weigh in on ride-sharing policies

The district will be submitting comments to the province on what ride sharing should look like

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Agassiz Elementary Secondary School. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Enrolment, EA increases make for no surprises in updated school district budget

The budget reflects changes that were made after recieving provincial funds in December

Agassiz Elementary Secondary School. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
An aerial view of the are around the old McCaffrey Alternative School on Dogwood Road, which the Agassiz Community Garden Society hopes to make its new home. (Google Maps)

Agassiz Community Gardens hoping to find new home at old McCaffrey school

The society has been looking for a new location since its previous gardens were sold in October

An aerial view of the are around the old McCaffrey Alternative School on Dogwood Road, which the Agassiz Community Garden Society hopes to make its new home. (Google Maps)
The Ferny Coombe pool during its open season. The pool could be replaced by an indoor aquatic facility if a grant application by the District of Kent goes through. (Ferny Coome Pool/Facebook)

Kent looking to replace Ferny Coombe pool with indoor facility

The facility being built is dependent on grant funding from the province and federal government

The Ferny Coombe pool during its open season. The pool could be replaced by an indoor aquatic facility if a grant application by the District of Kent goes through. (Ferny Coome Pool/Facebook)
Jess Lucki (left), Leonard Naimi (right) and Jaydin Lees (not pictured) are the people behind Agassiz’s first escape room, “The Psychic.” (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Escape room brings ‘out of the box’ activity to Agassiz

AESS alumni and teacher developed the concept to bring teamwork-based entertainment to the town

Jess Lucki (left), Leonard Naimi (right) and Jaydin Lees (not pictured) are the people behind Agassiz’s first escape room, “The Psychic.” (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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Relationships, continuity top health-care concerns for Agassiz residents

Feedback during Fraser Health events showed access to health care needs to improve

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Development on the horizon for Harrison Hot Springs Marina

Development on the horizon for Harrison Hot Springs Marina

The property has been the subject of a number development proposals over the years

Development on the horizon for Harrison Hot Springs Marina
Comedian Jonny Harris on stage at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Jan. 12, 2019. (Chris Armstrong/Courtesy of CBC)

‘Big hearts and even bigger feet’: Comedian sends Harrison humour to the silver screen

Jonny Harris will see the town highlighted on his small-town comedy series ‘Still Standing’

Comedian Jonny Harris on stage at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Jan. 12, 2019. (Chris Armstrong/Courtesy of CBC)
The Village of Harrison is putting its 1941 fire truck up for sale, in an attempt to free up space in the village’s works yard.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison seeking history buffs to buy 1941 fire truck

The vehicle has been sitting in the village’s public works yard for years

The Village of Harrison is putting its 1941 fire truck up for sale, in an attempt to free up space in the village’s works yard.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Volunteers sort food into Christmas hampers in December 2018.                                 (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Volunteer fair coming to Agassiz

The new fair will bring many Agassiz organizations and volunteers together on Jan. 19

Volunteers sort food into Christmas hampers in December 2018.                                 (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
Harrison resident Bruce Malfait (right) being presented with his first-place plaque by mayor Leo Facio during council on Monday, Jan. 7. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison residents get first place for Christmas display

Bruce and Cindy Malfait were given a plaque for their holiday decor by the village

Harrison resident Bruce Malfait (right) being presented with his first-place plaque by mayor Leo Facio during council on Monday, Jan. 7. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Update: Stabbing leads to early morning police presence in Harrison

Update: Stabbing leads to early morning police presence in Harrison

RCMP were at a home on Chestnut Ave Wednesday morning with an armoured vehicle, residents say

Update: Stabbing leads to early morning police presence in Harrison
Conceptual drawing for the proposed civic centre in Harrison Hot Springs. (CHP Architects)

New civic building proposed for Harrison Hot Springs

The building would have space for the village staff, and bring more cultural areas to the community

Conceptual drawing for the proposed civic centre in Harrison Hot Springs. (CHP Architects)
KHSAR had to rescue a family of five on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, after their vehicle went down a steep embankment on Harrison East Service Road. (Dave Harder/KHSAR)

Family rescued after crash on Harrison service road

Their vehicle went down a 30-foot embankment near Sasquatch Provincial Park

KHSAR had to rescue a family of five on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, after their vehicle went down a steep embankment on Harrison East Service Road. (Dave Harder/KHSAR)