Harrison Hot Springs

Harrison Lake reached near record highs this past summer and has since settled down to more average numbers. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Local water levels stable but drought concerns persist

Even through wetter weather, much of southern B.C. is under high drought category

 

Agassiz-Harrison recorded 29 new cases of COVID-19, breaking a record for the second week straight. (Screenshot/BCCDC)

Second straight record week for COVID-19 cases in Agassiz-Harrison

29 new cases of COVID-19 breaks last week’s record of 23

 

Harrison Hot Springs Resort. (File)

Hospitality works in Harrison and beyond ratify new contract with management company

The new four-year contract affects hundreds of workers in Harrison and 13 other communities

 

While out on his kayak on Harrison Lake Sunday morning, Jeff Magnusson caught a lounging seal by surprise. (Screenshot/Jeff Magnusson)

VIDEO: Harbour seal takes a rest in Harrison Lake

Videographer Jeff Magnusson spotted the seal while kayaking

While out on his kayak on Harrison Lake Sunday morning, Jeff Magnusson caught a lounging seal by surprise. (Screenshot/Jeff Magnusson)
Harrison Hot Springs Council is currently meeting at Memorial Hall on Esplanade Avenue. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Harrison Hot Springs Council is currently meeting at Memorial Hall on Esplanade Avenue. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Photos/Gary Lillico

PHOTOS: Bands on the Beach makes triumphant return

Live music by the lake a great sendoff for the summer

Photos/Gary Lillico
The northern Harrison Lake area is mostly clear of wildfires after a fire-heavy summer. The remaining two wildfires are under control and being patrolled with no reported expectations they would grow. (Screenshot/BCWS)

Only two wildfires remain in north Harrison Lake area

Smaller wildfires out, larger wildfires under control

The northern Harrison Lake area is mostly clear of wildfires after a fire-heavy summer. The remaining two wildfires are under control and being patrolled with no reported expectations they would grow. (Screenshot/BCWS)
Agassiz-Harrison has experienced the worst spike of 2021 to date from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, causing the local health area to surpass 200 cases this year. (Screenshot/BCCDC)

Agassiz-Harrison reports worst week of the year for COVID-19: BCCDC

Case total surpasses 200 for 2021, BCCDC reports

Agassiz-Harrison has experienced the worst spike of 2021 to date from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, causing the local health area to surpass 200 cases this year. (Screenshot/BCCDC)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

Campfire ban lifted, caution still urged

District of Kent, Wildfire Service lift bans for campfires with permits

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon (right) recently visited Agassiz-Harrison Community Services for a tour. (Photo/Office of Kelli Paddon)

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon tours AHCS

Paddon applauded ‘holistic approach’ to addressing multifaceted community issues

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon (right) recently visited Agassiz-Harrison Community Services for a tour. (Photo/Office of Kelli Paddon)
(Aaron Hemens/Black Press Media)

Slow down in school zones: Fraser Valley RCMP

School zones are in effect again as of Sept. 7

(Aaron Hemens/Black Press Media)
Mayor Sylvia Pranger declared September as Literacy Month. This tradition caps off Storytime in the Park for the summer each year. (Photo/District of Kent)

Storytime in the Park closes book on successful year

Approximately 70 families and 150 children registered for stories this summer

Mayor Sylvia Pranger declared September as Literacy Month. This tradition caps off Storytime in the Park for the summer each year. (Photo/District of Kent)
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VIDEO: Fraser Valley pilot spots black bear browsing corn

Local pilot captures footage of a wandering black bear among the stalks of corn

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Agassiz-Harrison has experienced the worst COVID-19 numbers since mid-April. (Graphic/BCCDC)

12 new cases of COVID-19 in worst local spike in 5 months

12-17 demographic growing fast in vaccinations

Agassiz-Harrison has experienced the worst COVID-19 numbers since mid-April. (Graphic/BCCDC)
Two Search and Rescue jetskis head out onto the water in this undated photo. (Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue save stranded jetskiers on river

Volunteers bring three men to safety in evening rescue

Two Search and Rescue jetskis head out onto the water in this undated photo. (Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)
A selection of jams, jellies and preserves on display in the Agricultural Hall during the Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer) [Agassiz Fall Fair Corn Festival September 14 2019]

Ag Hall exhibits for Fall Fair canceled due to COVID

Several other Fall Fair events still set to go

A selection of jams, jellies and preserves on display in the Agricultural Hall during the Fall Fair. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer) [Agassiz Fall Fair Corn Festival September 14 2019]
Paul Klaver captured this lakeside shot near Harrison Hot Springs. To submit your own Community Camera photos to news@ahobserver.com (Paul Klaver)

Community Camera: August 27, 2021

Submit your own Community Camera photos to news@ahobserver.com

Paul Klaver captured this lakeside shot near Harrison Hot Springs. To submit your own Community Camera photos to news@ahobserver.com (Paul Klaver)
One person was flown to hospital following a motorcycle/van crash on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Photo/Gary Lillico)

No life-threatening injuries following Harrison motorcycle crash

One man is recovering from serious but non-life threatening injuries

One person was flown to hospital following a motorcycle/van crash on Tuesday, Aug. 24. (Photo/Gary Lillico)
Claude “Rocky” LaRock concentrates as he competes in the speed carving competition at this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Coast Salish artist Rocky LaRock savours this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition experience

LaRock competed in speed carving, shared good times with old friends in this years competition

Claude “Rocky” LaRock concentrates as he competes in the speed carving competition at this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)
An overhead view of the Long Island fire on Aug. 6 in north Harrison Lake. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)

As weather cools, wildfires wane in north Harrison Lake area

Almost all local wildfires under control, BCWS says

An overhead view of the Long Island fire on Aug. 6 in north Harrison Lake. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)