Harrison Hot Springs

COVID-19 has brought mixed results to Harrison’s tourism sector, with sunny days seeing more day trippers than ever and rainy days seeing the village more quiet than usual. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

2020 saw low hotel use, high daytrippers for Harrison Hot Springs

Tourism Harrison said COVID-19 amplified Harrison as a fair weather destination

 

Anita Nadeau of Agassiz spotted this smiling snowman on Agassiz Avenue. This happy, tall chap comes courtesy of the Schwitchtenbergs, keeping winter cheer alive even when the snow only hits the mountains. Submit your photos to news@ahobserver.com. (Contributed Photo/Anita Nadeau)

Agassiz and Harrison’s Community Camera: Jan. 7

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Exit Through The Gift Shop explores unusual attractions in North America, including the remains of the saw mill in Harrison Mills in this May 2020 video. (Screenshot/YouTube)

YouTube channel highlights Harrison Mills history

Exit Through The Gift Shop travels all over B.C. and North America

 

GetIntoItHarrison is a website designed to increase civic engagement related to upcoming major projects. It was recently used to conduct a vacant land use survey, which yielded 78 responses. (Screenshot/Harrison Hot Springs)
GetIntoItHarrison is a website designed to increase civic engagement related to upcoming major projects. It was recently used to conduct a vacant land use survey, which yielded 78 responses. (Screenshot/Harrison Hot Springs)
A waterfall just above Harrison Lake on an early winter morning. (Contributed Photo/Jeff Magnusson)

WATCH: Paddler captures spectacular waterfall near Echo Island

An early morning paddle yields beautiful scenery for Jeff Magnusson

A waterfall just above Harrison Lake on an early winter morning. (Contributed Photo/Jeff Magnusson)
Contributed Photo/Agassiz Fire Department

Agassiz Fire Department announces year-end honours

Three firefighters honoured for their work in 2020

Contributed Photo/Agassiz Fire Department
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 Sally Ann takes in ‘record amount’ in 2020

Donors in Agassiz, Harrison gave nearly $4,000 to the cause

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)
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LETTER: Protecting others is honouring God

Rebecca Stirling voices her agreement with retired pastor

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Ella Stein turns 105 years old on Jan. 2. (Contributed Photo/Willie Nelson)

Ella Stein celebrates 105 years young

A friend of a local woman celebrates Stein’s passion for music and her long, rich life

Ella Stein turns 105 years old on Jan. 2. (Contributed Photo/Willie Nelson)
Editorial

EDITORIAL: 2021 101: A guide to the New Year

May we live in less interesting times, editor Adam Louis writes

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Lina Scott of DeRoche won $100,000 after mistakenly believing she’d won $1,000. (Contributed Photo/BCLC)

Lottery: Deroche woman wins 100 times more money than she thought

Rina Scott thought she won $1,000, wins $100,000

Lina Scott of DeRoche won $100,000 after mistakenly believing she’d won $1,000. (Contributed Photo/BCLC)
Kelli Paddon, signing her name on screen in centre, is sworn in as the Chilliwack-Kent MLA by Premier John Horgan on Nov. 24, 2020. (Screenshot)

A year in review: The Top 10 Local Stories of 2020

This top 10 stories of the year based on web views and editorial choice

Kelli Paddon, signing her name on screen in centre, is sworn in as the Chilliwack-Kent MLA by Premier John Horgan on Nov. 24, 2020. (Screenshot)
Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris delivers a video address via YouTube on Dec. 22. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Seabird Island chief reflects on challenging 2020

Chief Jim Harris expressed hope for the new year, end of COVID-19

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris delivers a video address via YouTube on Dec. 22. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Mayor Leo Facio and Councillor Michie Vidal appear on camera during Harrison Hot Springs' first village council meeting via Zoom. The meeting largely went without glitch until a power outage disrupted the meeting for approximately 10 minutes. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Harrison Council nixes proposed tech reimbursement

The reimbursement would have used grant funding to compensate for business use of personal devices

Mayor Leo Facio and Councillor Michie Vidal appear on camera during Harrison Hot Springs' first village council meeting via Zoom. The meeting largely went without glitch until a power outage disrupted the meeting for approximately 10 minutes. (Screenshot/YouTube)
(Contributed Photos/Melanie Victor)

PHOTO GALLERY: Field trip to Agassiz Museum’s Christmas display

Students from Agassiz Christian learned about Christmas past

(Contributed Photos/Melanie Victor)
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LETTER: Window on the World

Anne White of Harrison Hot Springs finds hope and community amid the chaos of 2020

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Lucky (Darlene Million)

PHOTOS: Yuletide Furry Friends, 2020

Agassiz-Harrison pets in their holiday best

Lucky (Darlene Million)
(Contributed Photo/David Lord)

Community Camera: December 24, 2020

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(Contributed Photo/David Lord)
(Jordie Laidlaw/Terrace BC Holiday Lights 2020, Facebook)

EDITORIAL: The customs we keep

Observer editor Adam Louis reflects on holiday traditions, past and present

(Jordie Laidlaw/Terrace BC Holiday Lights 2020, Facebook)
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Messages of Christmas cheer from Observer readers to those in isolation

Submissions still accepted at news@ahobserver.com

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