Opinion

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

EDITORIAL: Honouring Kent’s history

Former editor Grace Kennedy reflects on the special edition for the 125th anniversary

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

COLUMN: How to drive on an icy highway (and, maybe, save yourself from the tailgater behind you)

Physics can be your friend – or your highway – when the snow starts to fly

B.C. VIEWS: Finding hope for B.C.’s salmon

Is enough being done to save the iconic species?

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
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Harrison Polar Bear Swim 2020
Driftwood Avenue home wins Harrison Hot Springs 'Light Up' contest for second year in a row
Country singer Todd Richard performs outside Memorial Hall in Harrison
Mark Abma makes guest appearance at Sasquatch Mountain

CELEBRATING 125: Message from the mayor

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

  • Jan 11, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: Magnetic interest in latest property prices

In recent years, property owners have pored over assessments much more closely

EDITORIAL: Winter driving requires preparation

Monday’s 15-hour road closure highlighted need for drivers to be ready for anything

  • Jan 8, 2020

COLUMN: Something fishy about B.C.’s ever-punctual New Year’s babies

Long odds that babies would be delivered so regularly within first minutes of midnight on Jan. 1

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

HISTORY: 100 years of headlines

Columnist Lindsay Foreman shares the headlines she’s found in local papers over the years

  • Jan 4, 2020

B.C. VIEWS: A toast to civil debate in the new year

Not only is name calling juvenile, it is unproductive

COLUMN: Food banks for eagles in crisis?

DFO estimated five million Fraser River salmon would return in 2019, but only 600,000 did

  • Dec 23, 2019

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

B.C. VIEWS: An unpredictable year ahead

B.C. economy continues to do well generally, with low unemployment rates and good job creation numbers

REAL ESTATE: Support documents sell homes faster

Real estate columnist Freddy Marks explains the importance of property documents

  • Dec 21, 2019

How youth protests shaped the discussion on climate change

Climate strikes are an example of youth becoming politicized and rejecting adult inaction

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

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities