Letters

Joel Krahn/Yukon News file

LETTER: Old enough to know what’s been lost in B.C. salmon

Stephen Hume writes about the lack of discussion on the province’s dwindling salmon population

  • Jan 16, 2020
Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
A photo rom the front steps of the Bella Vista hotel in 1886 shows Alice M. Probert (fourth from left), Evan H. Probert (sixth from Left) and Rebecca Probert (eighth from left). (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

LETTER: Agassiz once a sleepy village at the end of the road

In his letter, Richard Probert shares his memories of Agassiz as it was in the ’50s and ’60s

  • Jan 16, 2020
A photo rom the front steps of the Bella Vista hotel in 1886 shows Alice M. Probert (fourth from left), Evan H. Probert (sixth from Left) and Rebecca Probert (eighth from left). (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
The Aberdeen House and Bella Vista Hotel on Pioneer Avenue, circa 1890s. Beautiful Mount Cheam overlooks the Agassiz-Harrison Valley. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

LETTER: Agassiz has undergone astounding changes

A response to Mayor Sylvia Pranger’s message for the the District of Kent 125th anniversary

  • Jan 12, 2020
The Aberdeen House and Bella Vista Hotel on Pioneer Avenue, circa 1890s. Beautiful Mount Cheam overlooks the Agassiz-Harrison Valley. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
(Nina Grossman/The Observer)

CELEBRATING 125: Message from the mayor

Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger invites the community to celebrate 125 years of incorporation

  • Jan 11, 2020
(Nina Grossman/The Observer)
Agassiz in the 1970s. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

LETTER: Agassiz streets are gorgeous — a brief history of Agassiz

Reader Harvey Andrew shares his memories of Agassiz in this letter to the Observer

  • Jan 5, 2020
Agassiz in the 1970s. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to raise money for a new wheelchair for Janelle Resendes, who has cerebral palsy. Resendes is the daughter of Agassiz resident David Ryan. (GoFundMe photo)

LETTER: Agassiz dad raising funds for daughter with cerebral palsy

Agassiz resident David Ryan asks for help replacing his daughter’s power chair

  • Dec 22, 2019
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to raise money for a new wheelchair for Janelle Resendes, who has cerebral palsy. Resendes is the daughter of Agassiz resident David Ryan. (GoFundMe photo)
District of Kent’s 125th anniversary logo. (District of Kent)

LETTER: Getting ready for Kent’s 125 anniversary

Chair of the anniversary sub-committee Bev Kennedy shares some information about 202o events

  • Dec 15, 2019
District of Kent’s 125th anniversary logo. (District of Kent)
Organizations and businesses from around Agassiz and Harrison honoured the local veterans with wreaths at the cenotaph. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

LETTER: A Legion thank you for Remembrance Day

Poppy campaign organizer Andrea McRae shares her thanks with the community

  • Nov 23, 2019
Organizations and businesses from around Agassiz and Harrison honoured the local veterans with wreaths at the cenotaph. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Just over 20 people came out to the ACE transition meeting at the AESS library on Thursday, Nov. 7. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

LETTER: ACE shows it takes a village to raise a child

Langley resident Lynn Morrison writes about her grandson’s experience at Agassiz’s alternative school

  • Nov 17, 2019
Just over 20 people came out to the ACE transition meeting at the AESS library on Thursday, Nov. 7. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
An accident on the Loughed Highway in Mission. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Death on Highway 7 shows enough is enough

Agassiz resident Brent Caughy shares his displeasure at the bad driving on Lougheed Highway

  • Nov 10, 2019
An accident on the Loughed Highway in Mission. (Submitted photo)
Proud families snap shots of the Agassiz Centre for Education’s graduating class of 2018. (File Photo)

LETTER: ACE move a betrayal

Agassiz resident Harvey Andrew shares his thoughts on the ACE program and its move into AESS

  • Nov 10, 2019
Proud families snap shots of the Agassiz Centre for Education’s graduating class of 2018. (File Photo)
(Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

LETTER: Harrison lagoon plan needs to benefit taxpayers

Harrison resident Ed Wood shares his concerns about the draft plan for the lagoon

  • Nov 9, 2019
(Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Hundreds of locals from Agassiz and Harrison gathered first at the Agassiz Elementary Secondary School, then at the cenotaph, to pay homage to those who’ve sacrificed for our freedom in the 2018 Remembrance Day ceremony, which is also the 100th anniversary of the First World War armistice. (Sarah Gawdin)

LETTER: Time to honour Agassiz, Chilliwack veterans

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness remembers local veterans in his letter to the Observer

  • Nov 9, 2019
Hundreds of locals from Agassiz and Harrison gathered first at the Agassiz Elementary Secondary School, then at the cenotaph, to pay homage to those who’ve sacrificed for our freedom in the 2018 Remembrance Day ceremony, which is also the 100th anniversary of the First World War armistice. (Sarah Gawdin)
Proud families snap shots of the Agassiz Centre for Education’s graduating class of 2018. (File Photo)

LETTER: ACE transition, or closure, not acceptable

One letter writer feels administrator Sandy Balascak was being ‘railroaded’ by SD78

Proud families snap shots of the Agassiz Centre for Education’s graduating class of 2018. (File Photo)
Children play at a Vancouver daycare centre, Sept. 5, 2019. (B.C. government)

LETTER: Middle class better off with Trudeau’s child benefit boost

It’s a transfer, not a tax cut, but it helps families get ahead

  • Oct 21, 2019
Children play at a Vancouver daycare centre, Sept. 5, 2019. (B.C. government)
(Pixabay) [Harrison Hot Springs outdoor rink synthetic ice skating ice skates]

LETTER: Harrison’s rink safety should come first

Resident Ed Wood writes about safety concerns he feels needs to be addressed with the new rink

  • Oct 20, 2019
(Pixabay) [Harrison Hot Springs outdoor rink synthetic ice skating ice skates]
(Black Press Media file)

LETTER: On the future of salmon farming in B.C.

Ecologists have been sounding the alarm for decades

  • Oct 20, 2019
(Black Press Media file)
LETTER: Time to investigate our stereotypes

LETTER: Time to investigate our stereotypes

Resident Anne White talks about our negative perceptions around tents in urban areas

  • Oct 20, 2019
LETTER: Time to investigate our stereotypes
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (B.C. government)

LETTERS: Wolf kills, wilderness protection and caribou recovery

Readers respond to Tom Fletcher’s column on B.C. program

  • Oct 17, 2019
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (B.C. government)
RCMP are reporting that a pedestrian was struck on the marked crosswalk of Highway 3 and 7th Street. The pedestrian sustained serious head injuries. File photo

LETTER: Once sleepy Agassiz is no more

Reader Harvey Andrew urges residents to be vigilant in the face of crime

  • Sep 28, 2019
RCMP are reporting that a pedestrian was struck on the marked crosswalk of Highway 3 and 7th Street. The pedestrian sustained serious head injuries. File photo