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Alan Pryor in 2015, during the Agassiz Fire Department’s 70th year. (Greg Laychak/The Observer)

Agassiz fireman celebrates 51 years at the hall

Al Pryor has been a key member in the Agassiz Fire Department since he was 16

Alan Pryor in 2015, during the Agassiz Fire Department’s 70th year. (Greg Laychak/The Observer)
Some Canadians are finding butter harder than usual, resulting in an avalanche of social media controversy around #buttergate. (Brett Williams/The Observer)

#Buttergate: Concerns around hard butter hit Agassiz and beyond

The first in a three part series on dairy farming, palm oil and Canadian consumers

Some Canadians are finding butter harder than usual, resulting in an avalanche of social media controversy around #buttergate. (Brett Williams/The Observer)
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Harrison Mills boy, 11, dies from ‘extensive injuries’: Homicide team

Agassiz RCMP were called out Friday to assist with a child in medical distress

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Child in critical condition after Harrison Mills incident, homicide investigators deployed

The child was transported to hospital but is not expected to survive

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COVID-19 cases increasing again in Fraser Health

Fraser North is seeing the greatest growth, Fraser East also heading up

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Kathleen Gros will be helping local creatives explore the intersection of words and pictures through comic books in an upcoming online workshop.

Vancouver graphic novelist to share skills in online workshop with Agassiz Library

Kathleen Gros will be leading the Magical World of Words and Pictures workshop on March 6

Kathleen Gros will be helping local creatives explore the intersection of words and pictures through comic books in an upcoming online workshop.
Zack Martyn kicked off his No Fun Run on Friday morning (Feb. 19). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison firefighter’s No Fun Run raises nearly $5K for lung association

Zack Martyn ran the loop around Harrison Hot Springs 12 times in 48 hours

Zack Martyn kicked off his No Fun Run on Friday morning (Feb. 19). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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Eastern Fraser Valley staying around 300 new COVID-19 cases each week

Fraser North is seeing exponential growth as Fraser Health case numbers inch up

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Kent Harrison Search and Rescue searched 30km of logging roads Saturday night (Feb. 20), looking for a missing ATV driver. (KHSAR/Facebook)

Man found dead near Harrison Lake after 9 hour weekend search

The 21-year-old had gone missing while ATVing on the Harrison East Forest Service Road Saturday

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue searched 30km of logging roads Saturday night (Feb. 20), looking for a missing ATV driver. (KHSAR/Facebook)
Commercial farmers spray their potato fields with fungicide to help protect the plants against late blight. (Joe Allen/Flickr)

Agassiz researcher asking home gardeners help battle potato blight

New strains of the potato disease are becoming resistant to some fungicides

Commercial farmers spray their potato fields with fungicide to help protect the plants against late blight. (Joe Allen/Flickr)
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1.6M gallons of manure released onto Fraser Valley farm after tank failure

Farmers worked for 26 hours to contain the manure, Ministry of Environment will monitor waterways

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Local singer-songwriter Corey Primus has released his newest single ‘Things That Matter Most.’ (Corey Primus/Contributed)

Harrison songwriter releases new single for small-town life

Corey Primus’ ‘Things That Matter Most’ aims to take listeners home to their own small town

Local singer-songwriter Corey Primus has released his newest single ‘Things That Matter Most.’ (Corey Primus/Contributed)
Zack Martyn will be running the loop around Harrison Hot Springs 12 times in 48 hours to raise money for the BC Lung Association between Friday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 21. Martyn will be running every four hours for 24 hours, starting at 9 a.m. on Friday with his last run at kicking off at 5 a.m. on Sunday. (YouTube)

Harrison firefighter launches ‘No Fun Run’ for BC Lung Association

Zack Martyn will be running four miles every four hours for two days

Zack Martyn will be running the loop around Harrison Hot Springs 12 times in 48 hours to raise money for the BC Lung Association between Friday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 21. Martyn will be running every four hours for 24 hours, starting at 9 a.m. on Friday with his last run at kicking off at 5 a.m. on Sunday. (YouTube)
A sign restricting access to the Agassiz Seniors Community because of COVID-19. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Weekly COVID-19 cases increase in eastern Fraser Valley

Fraser East now has the third-highest daily rate in the province

A sign restricting access to the Agassiz Seniors Community because of COVID-19. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work ��� a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Sts’ailes carver Rocky LaRock honoured by Canada Council for the Arts

The artist’s work is being featured at Abbotsford’s The Reach through May 8

Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work ��� a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work – a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Sts’ailes carver Rocky LaRock honoured by Canada Council for the Arts

The artist’s work is being featured at Abbotsford’s The Reach through May 8

Rocky LaRock takes to a scaffold to cut away the first slices of his piece at the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope in 2019. This weekend’s event will be a much smaller carving event, featuring carvers including Ryan Villiers who has designed Hope’s newest work – a carving of John Rambo. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
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Mountain Institution in Agassiz locked down for contraband search

Video visits have been suspended until the search is complete

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Mental health issues, drug use and bullying are all major issues facing Agassiz’s youth, according to a new report commissioned by Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. (Unsplash)

Agassiz youth face wide-spread bullying, mental health issues, drug use: report

The report was commissioned by Agassiz-Harrison Community Services to improve service delivery

Mental health issues, drug use and bullying are all major issues facing Agassiz’s youth, according to a new report commissioned by Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. (Unsplash)
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Paramedics called to Hemlock Valley after 3 people ingested THC

They were taken to hospital in stable condition after accidentally taking the psychoactive compound

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Karan Casey will be showcasing her talents as an Irish folk singer in the Harrison Festival Society’s latest online events, happenign this February. (Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival Society lights up the virtual concert with Irish music

The society will be hosting four online events this month

Karan Casey will be showcasing her talents as an Irish folk singer in the Harrison Festival Society’s latest online events, happenign this February. (Harrison Festival Society)