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The Van Django trio with special guests LJ Mounteney and Andy Hillhouse are set to play for the virtual Cool Yule holiday variety concert via Side Door. Tickets are $10, which are available through Harrison Festival Society (Contributed Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)

Django Bells: Cool Yule brings Harrison holiday cheer home

Van Django trio and special guests to bring on holiday hits with a jazzy twists

The Van Django trio with special guests LJ Mounteney and Andy Hillhouse are set to play for the virtual Cool Yule holiday variety concert via Side Door. Tickets are $10, which are available through Harrison Festival Society (Contributed Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
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IN-DEPTH: Age and affordability major factors driving local housing needs

Report on future housing needs based on statistics, local interviews

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Volunteers at the Agassiz Speedway show off some of the bottles and cans donated for their postponed Christmas in July food drive to support Agassiz Harrison Community Services. The main event took place on Nov. 28 at Super Valu in Agassiz. (Tanya Jeyachandran/Observer)

Agassiz Speedway food drive wins big in donations this year

Bottles, toys, food donated in big amounts

Volunteers at the Agassiz Speedway show off some of the bottles and cans donated for their postponed Christmas in July food drive to support Agassiz Harrison Community Services. The main event took place on Nov. 28 at Super Valu in Agassiz. (Tanya Jeyachandran/Observer)
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Quarry stopped: Friends of Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs feel relief, jubilation

Senior mining inspector Jim Dunkley denied Mining Act permit on Friday, Dec. 4

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Harrison Hot Springs Council is currently meeting at Memorial Hall on Esplanade Avenue. (Adam Louis/Observer)

UPDATE: COVID-19: Changes coming for public meetings in both Harrison and Kent

Harrison, Kent responding to ammended orders from Dr. Henry

Harrison Hot Springs Council is currently meeting at Memorial Hall on Esplanade Avenue. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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Second COVID-19 exposure at AESS

The affected dates are Dec. 2, 3, 4

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Fall colours can be tough to spot sometimes amid the evergreen trees surrounding the Agassiz-Harrison area, but they're around if you look hard enough! Submit your photos to news@ahobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Community Camera: December 3, 2020

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Fall colours can be tough to spot sometimes amid the evergreen trees surrounding the Agassiz-Harrison area, but they're around if you look hard enough! Submit your photos to news@ahobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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REAL ESTATE: A test of resilience for long-standing B.C. Markets

Real estate columnist Freddy Marks says pandemic conditions are a test of the real estate market

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VIDEO: Early carolers bring Christmas cheer to Agassiz assisted living facility

An Agassiz resident captures the sound of children singing on video

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Observer seeks messages for isolated Agassiz-Harrison seniors

Please join us in ensuring no one is forgotten this holiday season

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A dinosaur takes a quiet moment to gaze over the edge of the world on Mt. Cheam. Posted on Instagram account thebouds27 (aka Eric Boudreau) collaborating with JustABitFarther, the video of two T-rexes frolicking, boxing and enjoying vegetables in the snow found new life in Agassiz’s social media circles recently. (Screenshot/Instagram)

VIDEO: Cavorting T-rexes run amok on Mt. Cheam

Local photographers, hikers film video of dinos running, boxing on Mt. Cheam

A dinosaur takes a quiet moment to gaze over the edge of the world on Mt. Cheam. Posted on Instagram account thebouds27 (aka Eric Boudreau) collaborating with JustABitFarther, the video of two T-rexes frolicking, boxing and enjoying vegetables in the snow found new life in Agassiz’s social media circles recently. (Screenshot/Instagram)
A black-capped chickadee tolerates the 40 below zero weather. (File)

Harrison Christmas Bird Count taking flight

Local bird watchers help with worldwide bird tracking effort

A black-capped chickadee tolerates the 40 below zero weather. (File)
Local Salvation Army kettle coordinator Rose Tustian (front, right) poses at a safe distance with Mayors Leo Facio and Sylvia Pranger during the Saturday kickoff of the local kettle campaign. Newly elected MLA Kelli Paddon also volunteered for a shift at the kettle, located at Red Apple in Agassiz. (Contributed Photo/Rose Tustian)

Local Salvation Army kickoff weekend earns more than $1,000 in donations

Local, provincial dignitaries take first shifts ringing the bell

Local Salvation Army kettle coordinator Rose Tustian (front, right) poses at a safe distance with Mayors Leo Facio and Sylvia Pranger during the Saturday kickoff of the local kettle campaign. Newly elected MLA Kelli Paddon also volunteered for a shift at the kettle, located at Red Apple in Agassiz. (Contributed Photo/Rose Tustian)
District of Kent Municipal Hall (Adam Louis/Observer)

Kent Council examines housing issues, future prospects

Urban Matters presented a housing study to District of Kent council on Monday

District of Kent Municipal Hall (Adam Louis/Observer)
Phyllis Stenson, a mainstay of the local arts scene and the Harrison Festival of the Arts, passed away earlier this month. Stenson was crucial in setting up the foundation for relationships, funding and more that continue even now to echo well past her retirement in 2013. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival, Fraser Valley arts icon Phyllis Stenson mourned

Stenson passed away in late November, leaving lasting legacy of passion for the arts behind

Phyllis Stenson, a mainstay of the local arts scene and the Harrison Festival of the Arts, passed away earlier this month. Stenson was crucial in setting up the foundation for relationships, funding and more that continue even now to echo well past her retirement in 2013. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris thanked the community for embracing the checkpoints and the workers who operate them. Community members have delivered snacks, hot drinks and extra lights to those keeping watch at the entrances of the community. (Screenshot/Seabird Island Band)

Seabird Island chief thanks community for embracing entrance checkpoints

Community members taking care of workers with extra lights, warm drinks, Chief Harris says

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris thanked the community for embracing the checkpoints and the workers who operate them. Community members have delivered snacks, hot drinks and extra lights to those keeping watch at the entrances of the community. (Screenshot/Seabird Island Band)
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Community Camera: November 26, 2020

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Volunteers sort food donations during the Agassiz Fire Department’s food drive on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Agassiz Fire Department/Facebook)

VIDEO: Agassiz Fire Department to host COVID-safe food drive

This year’s drive looks a little different

Volunteers sort food donations during the Agassiz Fire Department’s food drive on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Agassiz Fire Department/Facebook)
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Richard Probert captured what could be a distant cousin to the beloved Ogopogo, taken at Harrison Lake. Historically, serpent-like cryptids in Canada aren’t known to have tentacles springing out the front. Whle it’s likely a fallen tree, the dragon-like silhouette captured Probert’s imagination. (Contributed Photo/Richard Probert)

PHOTO: Harrison’s own Ogopogo?

Serpentine cryptids haven’t been documented in Harrison since the 1930s

Richard Probert captured what could be a distant cousin to the beloved Ogopogo, taken at Harrison Lake. Historically, serpent-like cryptids in Canada aren’t known to have tentacles springing out the front. Whle it’s likely a fallen tree, the dragon-like silhouette captured Probert’s imagination. (Contributed Photo/Richard Probert)