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The last time the Snowbirds performed in White Rock was Aug. 16, 2017. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)

PHOTOS: Snowbirds to dip wings over White Rock in upcoming fly-by visit

July 16 flight – two days earlier than planned – still a fundraiser for CH.I.L.D. Foundation

The last time the Snowbirds performed in White Rock was Aug. 16, 2017. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
22 donors gave blood in honour of little Rielynn Gormley on June 28 in Chilliwack. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
22 donors gave blood in honour of little Rielynn Gormley on June 28 in Chilliwack. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)

As snow melts, angel emerges once again on Mt. Cheam

Many stories surround the snow and the mountain herself

The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)
Sixteen-year-old Jacob Bredenhof (centre) hugs Darrell Fox, Terry Fox’s brother, during the Ride of Hope on the border of Chilliwack and Abbotsford on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Try Like Terry’ team visits young cancer survivor as Ride of Hope rolls through Fraser Valley

Terry Fox’s brother one of 25 on cycling team that visited teen diagnosed with same cancer as Terry

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Bredenhof (centre) hugs Darrell Fox, Terry Fox’s brother, during the Ride of Hope on the border of Chilliwack and Abbotsford on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Agassiz Elementary Secondary School shows of a display of the class of 2021. (Photo/Greg Lawley)

AESS Class of 2021 award winners

The following is a list of award winners for the Agassiz Elementary…

Agassiz Elementary Secondary School shows of a display of the class of 2021. (Photo/Greg Lawley)
Potters can once again head into the clay open studio at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

In-person art classes, workshops return to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

From pottery to mixed media to photography, summer art classes are back as health orders lifted

Potters can once again head into the clay open studio at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Fraser-Cascade School District 78 recently unveiled their updated logo. Designed by Coast Salish artist Bonny Graham-Reimer, the new design is infused with touches of First Nations tradition, from the art style of the sun to the shape of the paddles on the canoe. (Graphic/ SD78)

‘Everyone pulling together’: SD 78 reveals updated logo

New logo keeps former elements, brings in First Nations tradition

Fraser-Cascade School District 78 recently unveiled their updated logo. Designed by Coast Salish artist Bonny Graham-Reimer, the new design is infused with touches of First Nations tradition, from the art style of the sun to the shape of the paddles on the canoe. (Graphic/ SD78)
A black bear seen at a resident’s bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)

WildSafeBC campaign looking to reduce wildlife conflicts in Fraser Valley

The bears are out and so is the new community co-ordinator going door-to-door, tagging garbage bags

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A black bear seen at a resident’s bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Brian McKinney of Hope Cascades and Canyons Visitor Centre pulls a sheet of cookies out of his vehicle on June 28, 2021, a record breaking day for heat in Hope. (Facebook)

Hot enough to cook an egg, and cookies, downtown Hope

Tourism staff have some fun promoting Hope through fun cooking videos

Brian McKinney of Hope Cascades and Canyons Visitor Centre pulls a sheet of cookies out of his vehicle on June 28, 2021, a record breaking day for heat in Hope. (Facebook)
In addition to acting as Agassiz’s COVID-19 vaccination site, Agassiz Agricultural Hall has been acting as a cooling centre for the past few days amid record-breaking heat. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Agassiz cooling centre hours extended to Tuesday evening

Cooling centre, water bottles available at 6800 Pioneer Avenue

In addition to acting as Agassiz’s COVID-19 vaccination site, Agassiz Agricultural Hall has been acting as a cooling centre for the past few days amid record-breaking heat. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The 2020-21 Fraser Basin Council youth cohort created an online resource and short film about the impacts of waste and actions that youth can take at www.wastefreefraservalley.com. (Contributed Photo)

Local youth invited to Fraser Basin Council program

Program connects youth, local leaders on environmental issues

The 2020-21 Fraser Basin Council youth cohort created an online resource and short film about the impacts of waste and actions that youth can take at www.wastefreefraservalley.com. (Contributed Photo)
(Photo/Laura Tunbridge)

Community Camera for June 25

Submit your photos to news@ahobserver.com

(Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
“Adventure Daddy”, submitted by Carissa vanden Eykel is the Father’s Day photo contest winner for 2021. (Photo/Carissa vanden Eykel)

And the Father’s Day Photo Contest winner is…

There were so many great contenders for this year’s Father’s Day photo…

“Adventure Daddy”, submitted by Carissa vanden Eykel is the Father’s Day photo contest winner for 2021. (Photo/Carissa vanden Eykel)
The wooden doors are broken off of the LIttle LIbrary outside of Pioneer Park in Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Pioneer Park’s Little Library vandalized

Original builder offers to create new doors to replace broken ones

The wooden doors are broken off of the LIttle LIbrary outside of Pioneer Park in Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Hops and Heritage runs June 24 to Sept. 11 at four local breweries and with an exhibition at the Chilliwack Museum. Pictured here is a hops bag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hop from one Chilliwack brewery to the next in beer-themed museum event this summer

Hops and Heritage engagement campaign connects Chilliwack Museum with community, local businesses

Hops and Heritage runs June 24 to Sept. 11 at four local breweries and with an exhibition at the Chilliwack Museum. Pictured here is a hops bag. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Harrison’s waterfront was filled with revelers during the beginning of the village’s Canada Day celebrations in 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz-Harrison Canada Day schedules

Virtual celebrations this year, no fireworks

Harrison’s waterfront was filled with revelers during the beginning of the village’s Canada Day celebrations in 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The Ferny Coombe pool is a great way to cool off in the District of Kent. Register for pool time online at kentbc.ca. (Ferny Coome Pool/Facebook)
The Ferny Coombe pool is a great way to cool off in the District of Kent. Register for pool time online at kentbc.ca. (Ferny Coome Pool/Facebook)
Maple Ridge secondary principal Trevor Connor is retiring at the end of this school year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland principal surprised by retirement parade

Staff and students at Maple Ridge secondary held drive-by party for retiring principal Trevor Connor

Maple Ridge secondary principal Trevor Connor is retiring at the end of this school year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)