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District officials urge wearing masks amid second wave

Mayor Sylvia Pranger delivers timely reminders

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Artist/Laurie Landry

Ranger Station hosts ‘Nothing Without Us’

Display featuring artists living with disabilites is on until Dec. 7

Artist/Laurie Landry
Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is now self-guided tour

Photographers, birdwatchers quietly observe area eagles

Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)
Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)

Youth carry Remembrance Day torch this year

Amid pandemic, local young people spread the solemn message

Agassiz Christian School students placed painted rocks around Agassiz the day before Remembrance Day. The rocks are painted with red poppies and could be seen all over the townsite, including the library, the Observer office and the Cenotaph itself. (Contributed photos/Melanie Victor)
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Community Garden flourished this year

All plots are full, expansion for next year is already full, too

Contributed Photo/Laurens Van Vliet
A drone's-eye view of the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge, as shot by Ryan Dyck. Dyck runs a YouTube channel called Shutter Speed Network, featuring a number of his videography and photography projects from across the Lower Mainland. He currently has 1,600 subscribers. (Screenshot/Shutter Speed Network)

WATCH: Drone footage offers spectacular view of Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge

Local photographer Ryan Dyck’s footage caught the eye of local social media

A drone's-eye view of the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge, as shot by Ryan Dyck. Dyck runs a YouTube channel called Shutter Speed Network, featuring a number of his videography and photography projects from across the Lower Mainland. He currently has 1,600 subscribers. (Screenshot/Shutter Speed Network)
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Safety while shopping especially important during holidays

Common sense tips, provincial regulations should be adhered to during tough second wave

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They shall not grow old

Agassiz hosts a small ceremony to honour Remembrance Day

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Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris released a video address on Monday, Nov. 9, detailing new plans in conjunction with the latest health orders from Dr. Bonnie Henry (File photo)

Amid tighter health orders, Seabird Island setting up checkpoints

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris encourages staying put, limiting non-essential travel

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris released a video address on Monday, Nov. 9, detailing new plans in conjunction with the latest health orders from Dr. Bonnie Henry (File photo)
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EDITORIAL: Silence, if only for a while

Remembrance Day needs to be a time of unity

(Grace Kennedy/Observer)
Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, issued tight orders for the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal region for the next two weeks in an effort to stamp out the second wave. (Canadian Press)

CRCC shuts down fitness classes amid new health orders

Recreational, gym activities monitored but still proceeding

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, issued tight orders for the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal region for the next two weeks in an effort to stamp out the second wave. (Canadian Press)
Freddy Marks together with his daughter Linda Marks, runs Agassiz’s 3A Group Sutton Showcase Realty. He has been a Realtor in Canada and Germany for more than 30 years, and currently lives in Harrison Hot Springs. (Contributed Photo/Freddy Marks)

REAL ESTATE: Is there still a middle class in our electric future?

Columnist Freddy Marks ponders the role of renewable energy in real estate

Freddy Marks together with his daughter Linda Marks, runs Agassiz’s 3A Group Sutton Showcase Realty. He has been a Realtor in Canada and Germany for more than 30 years, and currently lives in Harrison Hot Springs. (Contributed Photo/Freddy Marks)
Another cougar has been spotted in the Seabird Island community. (File photo)

Cougar sighted near Seabird Island school

Go outdoors in groups of two or more, officials advise

Another cougar has been spotted in the Seabird Island community. (File photo)
Sailors enjoy a meal aboard the HMCS Agassiz. This World War II-era ship sailed escort missions across the Atlantic. (Contributed Photo/Canada Dept. of National Defence)

HMCS Agassiz

A special Remembrance Day poem

Sailors enjoy a meal aboard the HMCS Agassiz. This World War II-era ship sailed escort missions across the Atlantic. (Contributed Photo/Canada Dept. of National Defence)
Don Kennedy poses with his victory sign, having cycled 10,000 kilometres in 10 months. The lifelong athlete has been active in a variety of sports, including skydiving, kayaking, swimming and triathlons. (Contributed Photo/Dana Martin)

Agassiz cyclist passes 10,000 kilometres in 2020

Don Kennedy biked up to 245 km per day

Don Kennedy poses with his victory sign, having cycled 10,000 kilometres in 10 months. The lifelong athlete has been active in a variety of sports, including skydiving, kayaking, swimming and triathlons. (Contributed Photo/Dana Martin)
The Agassiz Library donated the initial collection to the new Little Library kiosks at Pioneer Park and Schep Park in Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Volunteers wanted to tend to Little Library kiosks

Contact the Agassiz Library at 604-796-9510

The Agassiz Library donated the initial collection to the new Little Library kiosks at Pioneer Park and Schep Park in Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Visitor Information Kiosk, normally a landmark outside Agassiz, lies a small distance from its perch after it was torn down during a mid-October windstorm. District officials are looking into options to restore the kiosk or create a new, similar one. (Contributed photo/District of Kent)

Kent council considers sign repairs, public art

A brief Monday meeting held a full agenda for district officials

The Visitor Information Kiosk, normally a landmark outside Agassiz, lies a small distance from its perch after it was torn down during a mid-October windstorm. District officials are looking into options to restore the kiosk or create a new, similar one. (Contributed photo/District of Kent)
Fireworks are a tricky area when it comes to local regulations. Display permits are available under certain circumstances, and the fees in both Kent and Harrison are much lower than potential fireworks-associated fines. (File Photo)

Quiet Halloween for Agassiz RCMP

Only a handful of fireworks calls during weekend

Fireworks are a tricky area when it comes to local regulations. Display permits are available under certain circumstances, and the fees in both Kent and Harrison are much lower than potential fireworks-associated fines. (File Photo)
A chart depicting the distribution of the 189 Chilliwack-Kent ballots cast by Agassiz, Harrison and Seabird Island schools. Green candidate Jeff Hammersmark came out on top with Kelli Paddon of the NDP coming in a distant second. (Graphic/Adam Louis)

Mock Election: Amid orange wave, Agassiz-Harrison goes Green

Hammersmark earned seat in mock election with 39 per cent of the vote

A chart depicting the distribution of the 189 Chilliwack-Kent ballots cast by Agassiz, Harrison and Seabird Island schools. Green candidate Jeff Hammersmark came out on top with Kelli Paddon of the NDP coming in a distant second. (Graphic/Adam Louis)
Trail runner Marina Striker broke the record for female supporter trail running along the Hudson’s Bay Company Trail from Tulameen to Hope. She beat the previous fastest known time by about six minutes. (Contributed Photo/Marina Striker)

‘I had to persevere’: Agassiz trail runner shatters record in Hope

Marina Striker and her group broke HBC trail record by six minutes

Trail runner Marina Striker broke the record for female supporter trail running along the Hudson’s Bay Company Trail from Tulameen to Hope. She beat the previous fastest known time by about six minutes. (Contributed Photo/Marina Striker)