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Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)

Two B.C. Kittens in need medical support after falling from highrises

BC SPCA starts fundraising for kittens in Victoria and Vancouver

Kittens Toast (left) and Jersey (right) need support for their medical recovery after falling from highrises. (BC SPCA handout)
Sasquatch sighting, sort of

Sasquatch sighting, sort of

New sign for the Sasquatch Museum recently arrived

Sasquatch sighting, sort of
Contributed Photo/Justin Robert

Community Camera: September 10, 2020

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Contributed Photo/Justin Robert
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)
The South Asian Studies Institute at UFV has been given $1.14 million in funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project, which includes the digitization of South Asian Canadian collections such as photos and artifacts. (UFV photo)
Talia Yorish, 10, is encouraging Lower Mainland residents to join her in her fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. She is climbing the Grouse Grind in memory of her grandmother, Mariam, who battled Lewy body dementia before passing away last April. (Contributed photo)

Climb for Alzheimer’s encourages Lower Mainland residents to walk or hike for a cure

North Vancouver 10-year-old taking part in Grouse Grind climb in honour of grandmother

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Talia Yorish, 10, is encouraging Lower Mainland residents to join her in her fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. She is climbing the Grouse Grind in memory of her grandmother, Mariam, who battled Lewy body dementia before passing away last April. (Contributed photo)
Dee Hudson’s Facebook post of copious amounts of garbage at a Harrison campsite has garnered online attention earlier this summer. A group of concerned residents hopes to clean up garbage left over from the long weekend at Silver Creek. (Contributed photo/Dee Hudson)

Cleanup planned for Silver Creek

Volunteers ready to clean Labour Day weekend garbage

Dee Hudson’s Facebook post of copious amounts of garbage at a Harrison campsite has garnered online attention earlier this summer. A group of concerned residents hopes to clean up garbage left over from the long weekend at Silver Creek. (Contributed photo/Dee Hudson)
Agassiz’s new Corn King Martin Dinn rides with Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association president Victoria Brookes in the Fall Fair parade. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

The 2020 Agassiz Fall Fair is back in smaller events

COVID-19 concerns postponed full festivities

Agassiz’s new Corn King Martin Dinn rides with Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association president Victoria Brookes in the Fall Fair parade. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Debra Krol, owner of Tiny Tinkles Music Studio in Chilliwack, has written and recorded a song to help encourage kids to wash their hands and physically distance due to COVID-19. (Youtube)

VIDEO: Chilliwack music teacher pens children’s song about COVID-19

Debra Krol hopes to spread a fun message about handwashing and staying safe during the pandemic

Debra Krol, owner of Tiny Tinkles Music Studio in Chilliwack, has written and recorded a song to help encourage kids to wash their hands and physically distance due to COVID-19. (Youtube)
On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about work and labour

The Labour Day weekend, in early September, is a time to celebrate workers

On Labour Day, Canadians will pay tribute to the accomplishments of workers. This year, Labour Day falls on Sept. 7. (File photo)
Chilliwack librarians Janet Woyke (right) and Julie Penner have filmed several ‘Explorytime’ videos including a series called ‘It’s Tree-rrific’ seen here on Sept. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Silver lining’ to pandemic as Fraser Valley librarians bring learning outside

Julie Penner and Janet Woyke have been filming educational videos around Chilliwack during COVID-19

Chilliwack librarians Janet Woyke (right) and Julie Penner have filmed several ‘Explorytime’ videos including a series called ‘It’s Tree-rrific’ seen here on Sept. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Nicole and Ben Stringer have spent the summer working to bring awareness to life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis patients. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

‘Nothing’s working anymore’: West Kelowna woman shares her fight with cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and intestines among other organs

Nicole and Ben Stringer have spent the summer working to bring awareness to life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis patients. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
This Little Library kiosk is officially open after a grand opening on Wednesday, August 26. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Little Library kiosks officially open in Agassiz

Leave a book, take a book mini-libraries now in Agassiz parks

This Little Library kiosk is officially open after a grand opening on Wednesday, August 26. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Porsche Club of America-Canada West Region rolled through Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday (August 22). In appreciation for hospitality, the club donated $500 to the Agassiz-Harrison Community Services food bank. (Contributed photo/Porsche Club of America-Canada)

Porsche club thanks Harrison for hospitality

The club members donated $500 to AHCS as a way of saying thank you

The Porsche Club of America-Canada West Region rolled through Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday (August 22). In appreciation for hospitality, the club donated $500 to the Agassiz-Harrison Community Services food bank. (Contributed photo/Porsche Club of America-Canada)
The Agassiz Library celebrates Literacy Month in September. (Black Press File Photo)
The Agassiz Library celebrates Literacy Month in September. (Black Press File Photo)
Marco Bieri poses by his bicycle in Sicamous following a five-day ride, done largely over trails and backroads, from Vancouver between July 24 and 29, 2020. (Contributed)

Vancouver to Sicamous: a backroads journey by bicycle

Marco Bieri discovers backcountry via trails, logging and mining roads

Marco Bieri poses by his bicycle in Sicamous following a five-day ride, done largely over trails and backroads, from Vancouver between July 24 and 29, 2020. (Contributed)
Community Camera, September 3, 2020

Community Camera, September 3, 2020

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Community Camera, September 3, 2020
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September is Literacy Month

AHCS provides literacy program for all walks of life

File Photo
Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Leo Facio pays tribute to local legend John Green, standing in front of two sand sculptures recently created in his honour at the Harrison Lake Hotel’s courtyard. (Screenshot/Harrison Hot Springs)

‘A very nice gentleman’: Sand sculptors pay tribute to local legend John Green

Sculpture tribute to John Green created in courtyard of Harrison Lake Hotel

Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Leo Facio pays tribute to local legend John Green, standing in front of two sand sculptures recently created in his honour at the Harrison Lake Hotel’s courtyard. (Screenshot/Harrison Hot Springs)
Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)

QUIZ: The bare facts about bears

As summer ends, bear sightings will become more common. How much do you know about bears?

Black bears are found in every Canadian province and territory except one. Do you know which part of Canada has no black bears? (Jill Hayward photo)
Community Camera: August 27, 2020

Community Camera: August 27, 2020

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Community Camera: August 27, 2020