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District of Kent hopeful for transporation grant

Staff directed to apply for $10K grant for infrastructure projects

 

The CP Holiday Train won’t be rolling through the district this year due to COVID-19 concerns. (Black Press file photo)

District Council: No Holiday Train this year

CP Rail, district working together on alternatives

 

Harrison Village Council voted 3-1 to appprove the fountain and aeration project for the Harrison Lake Lagoon. Coun. Ray Hooper was the lone diseenting vote. (Contributed Graphic/Pro Pond Canada)

Harrison Council: Proposed lagoon fountain comes under fire

Critics slam the fountain for being a safety hazard, unproductive for environment concerns

 

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Local gov’ts helping with COVID contact tracing

Dr. Henry issued order to collect contact info at public meetings

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The red arrows indicate where the proposed parking lot lights would be as proposed by district staff. District Council approved about $2,500 to explore their options for lighting. (Contributed Graphic/District of Kent)                                The red arrows indicate where the proposed parking lot lights would be as proposed by district staff. District Council approved about $2,500 to explore their options for lighting. (Contributed Graphic/District of Kent)
The red arrows indicate where the proposed parking lot lights would be as proposed by district staff. District Council approved about $2,500 to explore their options for lighting. (Contributed Graphic/District of Kent)                                The red arrows indicate where the proposed parking lot lights would be as proposed by district staff. District Council approved about $2,500 to explore their options for lighting. (Contributed Graphic/District of Kent)
Sgt. Mike Sargent (far left) of the Agassiz RCMP detachment delivers a report to Harrison Hot Springs Village council concerning policing in the Harrison area during their Monday (August 10) meeting. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Property crime sees drop in Harrison area, local RCMP reports

Property theft takes a significant dip while mischief incidents rise

Sgt. Mike Sargent (far left) of the Agassiz RCMP detachment delivers a report to Harrison Hot Springs Village council concerning policing in the Harrison area during their Monday (August 10) meeting. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The 2018-2022 District of Kent Council (left to right): Councillor Stan Watchorn, Councillor Kerstin Schwichtenberg, Mayor Sylvia Pranger, Councillor Duane Post, Councillor Susan Spaeti (contributed photo/District of Kent)

District of Kent highlights accomplishments in 2019 report

District staff have been busy and are getting busier

The 2018-2022 District of Kent Council (left to right): Councillor Stan Watchorn, Councillor Kerstin Schwichtenberg, Mayor Sylvia Pranger, Councillor Duane Post, Councillor Susan Spaeti (contributed photo/District of Kent)
A physical distancing reminder sign sits in a garden bed in Harrison Hot Springs. Physical distancing measures remain in place during public meetings, council meetings and when enjoying the village’s outdoors. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison Village: Please maintain physical distancing in meetings

Village officials issue reminder of regulations amid continued pandemic measures

A physical distancing reminder sign sits in a garden bed in Harrison Hot Springs. Physical distancing measures remain in place during public meetings, council meetings and when enjoying the village’s outdoors. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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District Council: Charging station fees fizzle out for now

Councillors voted 1-3 against hiring fee structure contractor

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Harrison council approves Rockwell emergency route

Planning this route is a long-time collab between Kent, Harrison

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Harrison OCP update postponed

Project revamp pushed to 2021

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Harrison Hot Springs releases 2019 report

Harrison staff looks back on trials and triumphs in 2019’s 66 page report

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B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth helped announce emergency preparedness funding for more than 100 local governments Friday, June 26, 2020. (File photo).

Kent, Sts’Ailes First Nation granted emergency preparedness funding

Province provides funding as part of ongoing initiative

B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth helped announce emergency preparedness funding for more than 100 local governments Friday, June 26, 2020. (File photo).
District of Kent staff has drawn out a map of sidewalk letdowns to be repaired as part of an ongoing project. The council approved a contract with Contour Concrete for the second phase of the repair efforts (Contributed Graphic/District of Kent).

District of Kent Council delivers COVID-19 updates

Re-openings, emergency prep on the agenda for district staff

District of Kent staff has drawn out a map of sidewalk letdowns to be repaired as part of an ongoing project. The council approved a contract with Contour Concrete for the second phase of the repair efforts (Contributed Graphic/District of Kent).
Dennis Hill’s top concerns about the quarry include air, the community, traffic and wildlife. Hill moved to Harrison Hot Springs two and a half years ago. “We moved there because it was so quiet and peaceful and [has] nice, clean air,” he said. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Harrison council approves letter of support to stop the quarry

Council unanimously votes in favour of citizen group’s efforts

Dennis Hill’s top concerns about the quarry include air, the community, traffic and wildlife. Hill moved to Harrison Hot Springs two and a half years ago. “We moved there because it was so quiet and peaceful and [has] nice, clean air,” he said. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
The Ferny Coombe Pool is slated to reopen for limited public use effective June 29, 2020 per the provincial Restart Plan guidelines. (District of Kent Community Recreation and Cultural Centre/Facebook)

District of Kent to reopen Ferny Coombe Pool

Limited services, safety protocols in place amid pandemic

The Ferny Coombe Pool is slated to reopen for limited public use effective June 29, 2020 per the provincial Restart Plan guidelines. (District of Kent Community Recreation and Cultural Centre/Facebook)
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They want you: Local authorities calling for Speed Watch volunteers

Speed Watch will help law enforcement slow drivers down

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In February, damage to Rockwell Drive rendered the Harrison Hot Springs street unrecognizable and utterly destroyed by floods. More than 40 homes needed to be evacuated from the area. (Colin Caldwell/Contributed)

Council asked to consider Rockwell re-route

Frequently flooded road needs a new way in and out, residents say

In February, damage to Rockwell Drive rendered the Harrison Hot Springs street unrecognizable and utterly destroyed by floods. More than 40 homes needed to be evacuated from the area. (Colin Caldwell/Contributed)
Approximately 12 people attended the first recent council meeting at Memorial Hall on Monday evening. Despite having no bylaws to consider this meeting, the agenda was quite full (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison officials unveil reopening plan

As Phase 3 takes effect, village amenities, services resume

Approximately 12 people attended the first recent council meeting at Memorial Hall on Monday evening. Despite having no bylaws to consider this meeting, the agenda was quite full (Adam Louis/Observer)
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District of Kent reopening facilities to the public

Enhanced COVID-19 protocols in place throughout

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