Grace Kennedy

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Harrison council to decide name for new skating rink

Canoe Cove, Lakeside Leisure and South Shore Skating Rink are all on the table

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Jesse Toso carving a sculpture of the Sasquatch for Sasquatch Mountain Resort. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Sasquatch sighted on route to ski hill near Harrison Mills

‘Stump Artist’ Jesse Toso shared a time-lapse video of his carving for Sasquatch Mountain Resort

Jesse Toso carving a sculpture of the Sasquatch for Sasquatch Mountain Resort. (Youtube screenshot)
A dump truck went over an embankment at Herrling Island on Wednesday morning, the first of several crashes in that spot as traffic arrived on scene. (Mike Lammle photo)

UPDATE: Highway now open after several hour closure at Herrling Island

Westbound traffic is stopped, and some cars have been seen driving the wrong way on the highway

A dump truck went over an embankment at Herrling Island on Wednesday morning, the first of several crashes in that spot as traffic arrived on scene. (Mike Lammle photo)
Get to know the supernatural at Kilby’s next fundraiser on Oct. 20. (Kilby Historic Site)

Supernatural fundraiser coming to Kilby this October

The Vancouver Supernatural Group will be investigating paranormal activity at the historic site

Get to know the supernatural at Kilby’s next fundraiser on Oct. 20. (Kilby Historic Site)
Agassiz’s Pioneer Trading Post has been ordered to pay $3,397.13 to the former owner of a vintage accordion after a judge found their interest rate was the equivalent of 300 per cent a year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

B.C. pawn shop ordered to pay thousands after charging ‘criminal’ interest rate

An Agassiz pawn shop charged 25% interest a month, similar to other shops in the region

Agassiz’s Pioneer Trading Post has been ordered to pay $3,397.13 to the former owner of a vintage accordion after a judge found their interest rate was the equivalent of 300 per cent a year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison businesses are hoping council will create restrictions for barbecues on the beach.                                 (Unsplash)

Harrison businesses ask to restrict beach barbecues

A petition to council says barbecues and tents are impacting local businesses

Harrison businesses are hoping council will create restrictions for barbecues on the beach.                                 (Unsplash)
‘Unauthorized items’ found during search at Mountain Institution

‘Unauthorized items’ found during search at Mountain Institution

A six-day lockdown at the Agassiz prison is now over

‘Unauthorized items’ found during search at Mountain Institution
Megan McDonald (left) and Kristopher Schmidt (right) will be starting up their very own brewery in downtown Chilliwack next April.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz couple to open Chilliwack brewery next spring

Bricklayer Brewing will be one of the newest breweries in the Five Corners redevelopment

Megan McDonald (left) and Kristopher Schmidt (right) will be starting up their very own brewery in downtown Chilliwack next April.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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Province presses Hemlock Utility Services on massive water fee increase

The water utility provider was questioned on ‘managment fees,’ its loan and its rate of increase

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Agassiz’s Mountain Institution on lockdown

The lockdown began on Tuesday, Sept. 3

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George Takei (right) during a tour of the Tashme Museum in Hope. (Brian Dodd/Contributed)

George Takei visits B.C. Japanese internment museum

Hope’s Tashme Museum commemorates the history of Tashme internment camp

George Takei (right) during a tour of the Tashme Museum in Hope. (Brian Dodd/Contributed)
Past and current employees from Kent Institution are invited to an anniversary gathering this October in Chilliwack. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Kent prison employees invited to anniversary gathering

The event will take place in Chilliwack on Oct. 5

Past and current employees from Kent Institution are invited to an anniversary gathering this October in Chilliwack. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
Agassiz RMCP and Emergency Reponse Team members were on scene at Alexis Crescent on the Cheam First Nation Thursday, Aug. 22. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

UPDATE: Police response on Cheam First Nation a ‘non-event’, RCMP say

More than two dozen RCMP and ERT vehicles were at the First Nation looking for a known fugitive

Agassiz RMCP and Emergency Reponse Team members were on scene at Alexis Crescent on the Cheam First Nation Thursday, Aug. 22. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Kids in the Sts’ailes Read and Rec program came down to visit the UBC Field School, and did a little archaeology of their own. (Contributed)

Archaeology uncovers buried Sts’ailes history

The second annual UBC field school saw students excavating a village on traditional Sts’ailes land

Kids in the Sts’ailes Read and Rec program came down to visit the UBC Field School, and did a little archaeology of their own. (Contributed)
Harrison to buy $130K skate rink for this winter

Harrison to buy $130K skate rink for this winter

The synthetic outdoor rink will be paid for through RMI funds

Harrison to buy $130K skate rink for this winter
The overflow parking lot next to Harrison’s village office is being considered for rezoning, from community to high-density mixed use. The village hopes to sell some parts of the lot if their grant application for a cultural hub is approved. (Google Maps)

Parking concerns plague proposed Harrison land sale

Harrison’s overflow parking lot could be sold to help pay for a proposed cultural hub

The overflow parking lot next to Harrison’s village office is being considered for rezoning, from community to high-density mixed use. The village hopes to sell some parts of the lot if their grant application for a cultural hub is approved. (Google Maps)
Janice George, health director at Sts’ailes, hopes that the new Qw’oqwel te Qw’oqwel videos will inspire mature learners to take on Halq’eméylem and reinvigorate the language. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Sts’ailes invites adults to become engaged in Halq’eméylem with new video series

‘Qw’oqwel te Qw’oqwel’ gives language learners an immersive way to learn Halq’eméylem

Janice George, health director at Sts’ailes, hopes that the new Qw’oqwel te Qw’oqwel videos will inspire mature learners to take on Halq’eméylem and reinvigorate the language. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The terrible turbulence at the Big Bar landslide site in the Fraser River is stopping fish from migrating upriver to reach spawning grounds. (Courtesy of Incident Command Post)

B.C. First Nations call for closure to commercial, recreational fishing on Fraser River

The B.C. Assembly of First Nations is asking for a closure until the slide at Big Bar can be removed

The terrible turbulence at the Big Bar landslide site in the Fraser River is stopping fish from migrating upriver to reach spawning grounds. (Courtesy of Incident Command Post)
Five teen girls were protesting against the effects of climate change in front of Harrison’s village hall Friday, Aug. 2. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Teens protest climate change in Harrison

The group of five has been striking in Abbotsford for weeks to spread awareness about climate change

Five teen girls were protesting against the effects of climate change in front of Harrison’s village hall Friday, Aug. 2. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Outlaws and Lace, playing at the Cloverdale Rodeo this May. (Outlaws and Lace/Facebook)

Outlaws and Lace coming to Agassiz’s Twilight Concert Series

The local country band will be playing at the upcoming concert on Aug. 1

Outlaws and Lace, playing at the Cloverdale Rodeo this May. (Outlaws and Lace/Facebook)