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Kyber is ok. We promise. (Lauren Mitchell)

Wall of Shame?: Observer readers share their unflattering dog pics

We asked, you delivered. Who’s a good reader? You are!

Kyber is ok. We promise. (Lauren Mitchell)
(Photo/Lisa Gauthier-Walkey)

Move over, Batman and Robin: New dynamic duo spreads Halloween cheer

Good, clean Halloween fun along the Agassiz-Rosedale Highway

(Photo/Lisa Gauthier-Walkey)
Contributed Photo/Karl Dopf

Community Camera: October 29, 2020

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Contributed Photo/Karl Dopf
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
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British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
Peggy Ardnt (left) and Ed Ardnt (right) present the symbolic first poppy to Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Leo Facio. This presentation is traditional across Canada to share awareness of the poppy campaign leading up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Agassiz Legion presents first symbolic poppies

Local dignitaries accepted the poppies, continuing a long-standing tradition

Peggy Ardnt (left) and Ed Ardnt (right) present the symbolic first poppy to Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Leo Facio. This presentation is traditional across Canada to share awareness of the poppy campaign leading up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held its inaugural Grand Gala in November 2019 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. This year’s event will be held online. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds virtual Grand Gala

Second annual event takes place online on Nov. 20, raising funds for local hospitals

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held its inaugural Grand Gala in November 2019 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. This year’s event will be held online. (Submitted photo)
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Carolyn and Steve Touhey came across a pod of humpback whales while on their boat Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo supplied
Contributed Photo/Marina Dunn

Community Camera: October, 22, 2020

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Contributed Photo/Marina Dunn
John Redekop, with wife Doris, was the 2019 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from UFV. (Photo courtesy of UFV)

Nominations open until Oct. 30 for UFV’s Betty Urquhart Awards

Award recognizes ‘significant impact’ of volunteer work by an individual or group

John Redekop, with wife Doris, was the 2019 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from UFV. (Photo courtesy of UFV)
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
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Halloween and history collide in Agassiz this month

The spooky displays at the museum are on now until Halloween

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An example of some of the bikes being auctioned off to support Chilliwack Restorative Justice. This year (2020) the sale is being held via Facebook, with new crops of bikes posted on Mondays, and auctions being called each Thursday. (Submitted photos)

Popular Chilliwack bike auction moves to online format

Bidding on a bike as easy as commenting on Facebook this year, due to pandemic

An example of some of the bikes being auctioned off to support Chilliwack Restorative Justice. This year (2020) the sale is being held via Facebook, with new crops of bikes posted on Mondays, and auctions being called each Thursday. (Submitted photos)
Harrison Hot Springs Elementary staff members (left to right) La Vern Klassen, Helen Evans, Wendy Weaver, Margot Lawrence, Sasquatch (not of HHSE, to be clear), and Principal Tammy Nazarchuk pose shortly before flinging themselves into Harrison Lake on Friday, October 2. Nazarchuk said she would take the plunge if students raised $1,000 for the Terry Fox Run. Fellow staff joined her when they raised $2,200. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Harrison Elementary staff jump in the lake for the Terry Fox Run

Students, parents raised more than $2,200 for the cause

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary staff members (left to right) La Vern Klassen, Helen Evans, Wendy Weaver, Margot Lawrence, Sasquatch (not of HHSE, to be clear), and Principal Tammy Nazarchuk pose shortly before flinging themselves into Harrison Lake on Friday, October 2. Nazarchuk said she would take the plunge if students raised $1,000 for the Terry Fox Run. Fellow staff joined her when they raised $2,200. (Adam Louis/Observer)
District of Kent officials pose in their orange shirts in recognition of Orange Shirt Day on September 30. Orange Shirt Day was created in 2013 to promote awareness about the residental school system and the continuing and devastating impacts they have had on First Nations communities across the country. (Contributed Photo/District of Kent).

Local officials observe Orange Shirt Day

Officials wear orange in solidarity, to spread awareness of residential school impacts

District of Kent officials pose in their orange shirts in recognition of Orange Shirt Day on September 30. Orange Shirt Day was created in 2013 to promote awareness about the residental school system and the continuing and devastating impacts they have had on First Nations communities across the country. (Contributed Photo/District of Kent).
Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. If you haven’t made a will, or if you would like to update yours, this is the time to do it. (Image by Susan Sewert from Pixabay)
Daniel Frausto married Maple Ridge’s Elizabeth Rodriguez at a small ceremony in Peace Arch Park. (Studio 76 Photography - Special to The News)

Maple Ridge woman uses Peace Arch Park loophole to marry American beau

Elizabeth Rodriguez met San Diegan, Daniel Frausto, on live streaming app two years ago

Daniel Frausto married Maple Ridge’s Elizabeth Rodriguez at a small ceremony in Peace Arch Park. (Studio 76 Photography - Special to The News)
Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)

Confronting their addictions to make way for healing — a B.C. love story

‘I think what’s helped us is that we had to understand our past and move forward’

Danielle Saddleman and Shane Miller OKIB business owners are reclaiming their family and hope to see more people choose the same path. (Kelsie Kilawna, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter)
This burned-out car is one of many bits of garbage left behind at Silver Creek outside of Harrison Hot Springs. (Contributed Photos/The Four Wheel Drive Association of B.C.)

Silver Creek cleanup yields half a ton of metal waste

Volunteers gathered nearly 800 pounds of non-metal garbage during post-Labour Day cleanup

This burned-out car is one of many bits of garbage left behind at Silver Creek outside of Harrison Hot Springs. (Contributed Photos/The Four Wheel Drive Association of B.C.)
(Contributed Photo/Laura Louis)

Community Camera: October 1, 2020

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(Contributed Photo/Laura Louis)
Thick white webbing blanketed parts of Agassiz-Harrison early Tuesday (Sept.29) morning. The webbing seemed to form or fall only in certain areas around the area, and it’s not immediately clear why. (Contributed Photos/Caro Clark)

‘Alien invasion’: Strange webbing creeps in overnight in Agassiz,Harrison

Eerie webbing might be the result of a growth in moth population

Thick white webbing blanketed parts of Agassiz-Harrison early Tuesday (Sept.29) morning. The webbing seemed to form or fall only in certain areas around the area, and it’s not immediately clear why. (Contributed Photos/Caro Clark)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)