Grace Kennedy

Eagles have no shortage of food in the Harrison River this time of year.                                 (Photo/Bob Friesen)

Harrison Mills to welcome thousands of eagles this winter

Visitors will get a chance to see the many eagles at the Bald Eagle Festival this month

Eagles have no shortage of food in the Harrison River this time of year.                                 (Photo/Bob Friesen)
Dawn Arnold marks eight years of maintaining her goal weight thanks to Agassiz’s TOPS, and celebrates the organization’s 50th year in the community.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz weight-loss group celebrates 50 years

TOPS started with six women in a basement, and now boasts 37 members who meet weekly

Dawn Arnold marks eight years of maintaining her goal weight thanks to Agassiz’s TOPS, and celebrates the organization’s 50th year in the community.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison considers regulating soil deposits for first time

Harrison considers regulating soil deposits for first time

The soil deposit bylaw has been referred back to staff for more information on invasive species

Harrison considers regulating soil deposits for first time
The RCMP dive team recovered the vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Tuesday (Nov. 5) in Harrison. (John Allen/Contributed)

UPDATE: RCMP dive team recovers vehicle from Harrison Lake

The team retrieved the vehicle around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The RCMP dive team recovered the vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Tuesday (Nov. 5) in Harrison. (John Allen/Contributed)
A B.C.-wide warrant was issued for Ian Gerald Mountain, 33, of Cultus Lake back in July. He was captured on Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP)

Prolific offender from Cultus Lake arrested

RCMP took Ian Mountain into custody more than three months after releasing a warrant for his arrest

A B.C.-wide warrant was issued for Ian Gerald Mountain, 33, of Cultus Lake back in July. He was captured on Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP)
Harrison Hot Springs Elementary students take part in the school’s Bunny Run on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Support staff at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary and K-12 schools across the district have ratified a three-year agreement that will see them receive a two per cent pay increase each year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Fraser Cascade support staff ratify three-year agreement

The agreement will see support staff workers get a two per cent wage increase each year

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary students take part in the school’s Bunny Run on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Support staff at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary and K-12 schools across the district have ratified a three-year agreement that will see them receive a two per cent pay increase each year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Two people were killed and one seriously injured when a vehicle plunged into Harrison Lake. The vehicle was found on Sunday, Nov.3, 2019. (Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: Two killed when SUV veers into Harrison Lake

The only survivor managed to get out of the partially submerged SUV

Two people were killed and one seriously injured when a vehicle plunged into Harrison Lake. The vehicle was found on Sunday, Nov.3, 2019. (Shane MacKichan)
(The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, official trailer screenshot)

Agassiz Social Justice film festival to feature inspiring youth

‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ and ‘He Called Me Malala’ will be playing Nov. 7 and 8

(The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, official trailer screenshot)
John Le Jeune and his daughter Monica Cromarty in their family aviary in Agassiz. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz man a pioneer in falcon breeding

John Lejeune is now retired, but his legacy lives on through his Agassiz breeding centre

John Le Jeune and his daughter Monica Cromarty in their family aviary in Agassiz. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
CTQ Consultants designer Frank Pohland (left) explaining some points in the Harrison Lagoon Area Master Plan at the open house on Friday, Oct. 18. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Residents say no to boardwalk, yes to lake connection for Harrison lagoon

The Harrison Lagoon Area Master Plan finished its public consultation last week

CTQ Consultants designer Frank Pohland (left) explaining some points in the Harrison Lagoon Area Master Plan at the open house on Friday, Oct. 18. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Recreation programmer Kristen Patrice is the visionary behind the CRCC’s new program: the Community Living Room.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz ‘Community Living Room’ to bring new events to CRCC

The new event series will give local experts a chance to share their knowledge for free

Recreation programmer Kristen Patrice is the visionary behind the CRCC’s new program: the Community Living Room.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
(Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Grant could see fire management for Harrison Highlands

The District of Kent approved a $40K grant application to UBCM

(Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Google Maps)

Harrison elementary to undertake lockdown drill Friday

The drill will see students go through the motions of a lockdown, just like during a fire drill

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Google Maps)
(Black Press Media file)

Kent to consider shipping containers as barns on farmland

Changes to the zoning bylaw would allow farmers to use the containers for things other than storage

(Black Press Media file)
ACE students will be moving into the AESS building starting Monday, Oct. 28, according to SD78 superintendent Karen Nelson. (Google Maps)

Agassiz alternative school begins slow transition to AESS

No timeline on move as students, teachers come to terms with program change

ACE students will be moving into the AESS building starting Monday, Oct. 28, according to SD78 superintendent Karen Nelson. (Google Maps)
VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

The bovine tumbled out of the back of a trailer while travelling westbound on the highway

VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack
(File)

Kent’s drop-in daycare trial period extended

Parents will be able to use the drop-in service at the CRCC until June

(File)
Museum curator Lindsay Foreman shows off pictures of logging in the Agassiz, Harrison area during an August event at the Museum.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz-Harrison Museum sees massive increase in visitors

This year’s open season saw a 58% increase in visitors, and its closed season is still a busy one

Museum curator Lindsay Foreman shows off pictures of logging in the Agassiz, Harrison area during an August event at the Museum.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Harrison’s Lights by the Lake to open for second year this November

The grand opening for the light display will be on Saturday, Nov. 23

Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
Colin Linden will be playing at Harrison’s Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov. 9. (Contributed)

Colin Linden returns to Harrison for Season of Performing Arts

The roots artist is a common guest at Harrison Festival events

Colin Linden will be playing at Harrison’s Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov. 9. (Contributed)