Opinion

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

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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Injured eagle rescued in St'sailes community
Stompin' in the rain
HHSE Reverse Parade
Be bear aware

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

Is enough being done to save the iconic species?

CELEBRATING 125: Message from the mayor

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

  • Jan 11, 2020

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

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

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

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

DNA tests make fun holiday gifts, but beware of the hype

Whether interested in your health or your ancestors, it is important to understand how these tests work

PET CARE: How to choose a worthy charity this December

Columnist Nicolette Joosting shares her tips on how to decide which animal charity to support

  • Dec 14, 2019