Kent Harrison Search and Rescue manager Neil Brewer (left) and president Marvin Anderson (right) are thrilled to show off their new Agassiz-based headquarters at 7664 Industrial Ave. The public is invited to attend an open house Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. Nina Grossman/The Observer

Search and rescue unveils long-awaited headquarters

Open house to show off new 6,500-square- foot building located on Industrial Way

After 17 years on Pioneer Avenue, Kent Harrison Search and Rescue (KHSAR) is celebrating the opening of its new building at 7664 Industrial Way, Agassiz.

KHSAR manager Neil Brewer said the old building was in bad shape and didn’t have enough space for all of the team’s equipment.“We have put a lot of thought into this new building and we’re extremely happy with it,” he said.

Brewer said KHSAR has been saving money for new facilities for about seven years and was able to use funds from last year’s provincial grant to purchase the new building.

When land came up for sale on Industrial Ave, KHSAR approached the District of Kent council for funding. Council agreed to buy the land if KHSAR paid a yearly fee to pay off the cost along with a municipal service charge.

“The cost of the building in its entirety will be of no cost to the taxpayers,” Brewer said.

Construction started in fall 2016, and the team moved into its new headquarters in June. Finishing touches and additions delayed the grand opening by a couple months, but Brewer said KHSAR is ready to show its new 6500-square-foot headquarters to the public.

The public is invited to an open house on Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. An official opening ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. Vehicles, boats and equipment will be on display.

Just Posted

Rockslide closes Coquihalla northbound

Highway 5 is closed in both directions according to DriveBC

UPDATE: Wind warning has ended for Metro Vancouver

More than 34,000 BC Hydro customers in the dark on Sunday morning in the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast

WIND WARNING: Metro Vancouver expecting 100 km/h gusts Saturday night

Environment Canada issues warns of possibly dangerous conditions

Agassiz tech training to connect generations

Upcoming event will have youth teaching technology to older residents

UPDATE: 24-year-old Lovepreet Dhaliwal ID’d as victim in targeted Abbotsford shooting

Location of shooting the same as where innocent bystander Ping Shun Ao killed in 2015

Week in Review – January 19

Movie filming, water upgrades and more

Philadelphia Eagles headed to Super Bowl

After routing the Minnesota Vikings 38-7, they will face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington on Vancouver Island

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, vehicles buried under more than three feet of snow

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Coquihalla drivers prepare for snow

Wintry conditions persist, with snow warnings for Coquihalla

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

Most Read