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A member of the Seabird Island Fire Department. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Indigenous reporting system to track fires on reserves, increase prevention across Canada

The reporting system will help track trends and risks associated with fires on reserve

A member of the Seabird Island Fire Department. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison country musician Todd Richard will be releasing his new single on March 1. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Harrison country artist to release new song for healthcare workers

“Green and Blue” is Todd Richard’s upcoming single to thank frontline heroes in the pandemic

Harrison country musician Todd Richard will be releasing his new single on March 1. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Siyamtelot Shirley Leon is the co-author of a new book on the history of written Halq’eméylem: Courage to Speak (right). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

New book honours elders who first wrote down Halq’eméylem

Siyamtelot Shirley Leon and Sharon Syrette share stories of the elders in “Courage to Speak”

Siyamtelot Shirley Leon is the co-author of a new book on the history of written Halq’eméylem: Courage to Speak (right). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers has expressed concern about the safety of officers at Kent Institution after a CO was assaulted by an inmate March 5. (Google Maps)

Two taken to hospital in Kent Institution altercation

A third was taken to hospital due to unrelated medical distress

The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers has expressed concern about the safety of officers at Kent Institution after a CO was assaulted by an inmate March 5. (Google Maps)
Chef Trevor Randle will be leading an online cooking class in support of Canadian Agriculture Day. (BC Agriculture in the Classroom/Contributed)

Fraser Valley organization invites people to cook up excitement for Canadian Agriculture Day

BC Agriculture in the Classroom is hosting an online cook-along on Feb. 23

Chef Trevor Randle will be leading an online cooking class in support of Canadian Agriculture Day. (BC Agriculture in the Classroom/Contributed)
Fraser East has the second highest cumulative rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 people, although it has seen a one-week dip in its new case numbers.
Fraser East has the second highest cumulative rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 people, although it has seen a one-week dip in its new case numbers.
(Nina Grossman/The Observer)

New partnership bringing culturally sensitive child programs to Seabird Island

The FVCDC will be working with the band to provide speech-language pathology services

(Nina Grossman/The Observer)
(Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Fraser East COVID-19 numbers plateau, rest of region trends down

Fraser East is sitting around 400 new COVID-19 cases each week

(Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Sasquatch Mountain Resort’s new quad chair is ready to go for the 2019/2020 season. (Sasquatch Mountain Resort/Instagram)

New quad chair ready to go for Sasquatch Mountain Resort opening

The Yeti Cruiser will replace the two-person Skyline chair at the Hemlock Valley ski resort

Sasquatch Mountain Resort’s new quad chair is ready to go for the 2019/2020 season. (Sasquatch Mountain Resort/Instagram)
(From left to right) MLA Laurie Throness, Harrison councillors Michie Vidal and Samantha Piper, FVRD chair Jason Lum, Minister of Tourism Lisa Beare, Sasquatch, Harrison mayor Leo Facio, Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger and Harrison councillor Gerry Palmer take part in the ribbon cutting for Harrison’s Starlight Skating Rink. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

‘Starlight Skating Rink’ welcomed to Harrison

The winning name was chosen by Harrison resident Wendy Baldwin

(From left to right) MLA Laurie Throness, Harrison councillors Michie Vidal and Samantha Piper, FVRD chair Jason Lum, Minister of Tourism Lisa Beare, Sasquatch, Harrison mayor Leo Facio, Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger and Harrison councillor Gerry Palmer take part in the ribbon cutting for Harrison’s Starlight Skating Rink. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison’s synthetic outdoor rink opened for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 23. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison rink name to be unveiled today

The rink will have its grand opening today, although it’s been open to skaters for more than a week

Harrison’s synthetic outdoor rink opened for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 23. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
An Xtraice representative tests out Harrison’s new synthetic skating rink. (Village of Harrison Hot Springs/Facebook)

Harrison outdoor skating rink to open this weekend

Public skating will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

An Xtraice representative tests out Harrison’s new synthetic skating rink. (Village of Harrison Hot Springs/Facebook)
The Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, located near the Sts’ailes First Nation and Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)

Inmate captured after Friday morning escape from Harrison Mills institution

Roger Sampson escaped the Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village around 7:15 a.m.

The Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, located near the Sts’ailes First Nation and Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)
A B.C.-wide warrant was issued for Ian Gerald Mountain, 33, of Cultus Lake back in July. He was captured on Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP)

Prolific offender from Cultus Lake arrested

RCMP took Ian Mountain into custody more than three months after releasing a warrant for his arrest

A B.C.-wide warrant was issued for Ian Gerald Mountain, 33, of Cultus Lake back in July. He was captured on Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP)
VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

The bovine tumbled out of the back of a trailer while travelling westbound on the highway

VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack
Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Harrison’s Lights by the Lake to open for second year this November

The grand opening for the light display will be on Saturday, Nov. 23

Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
(Elections Canada photo)

UPDATE: All polls counted for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, Abbotsford ridings

Conservatives Brad Vis and Ed Fast were declared early winners for the ridings

(Elections Canada photo)
On a sunny Tuesday morning Chase resident Don Price cruises down main street enjoying the sunshine in his golf cart. Harrison is looking at the feasibility of launching a similar project in the village. (Black Press Media file)

Harrison looking to allow golf carts on roadways

Staff and the Age-Friendly Committee are looking at the possibility of allowing carts on streets

On a sunny Tuesday morning Chase resident Don Price cruises down main street enjoying the sunshine in his golf cart. Harrison is looking at the feasibility of launching a similar project in the village. (Black Press Media file)
From right to left: Nick Csaszar, John Kidder, Jati Sidhu, Michael Nenn and Brad Vis at the all-candidates meeting in Harrison Mills Thursday, Oct. 3.  (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison Mills meeting questions federal candidates on local issues

Residents asked what candidates would do about drainage, the Kent quarry and the cultural hub

From right to left: Nick Csaszar, John Kidder, Jati Sidhu, Michael Nenn and Brad Vis at the all-candidates meeting in Harrison Mills Thursday, Oct. 3.  (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Elaine Wismer (pictured here in a Black Press file photo from 2015) will be running for the Marxist-Leninist Party in the 2019 federal election.

Marxist-Leninist candidate announced for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon

Elaine Wismer will be running in the federal election this month

Elaine Wismer (pictured here in a Black Press file photo from 2015) will be running for the Marxist-Leninist Party in the 2019 federal election.