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Jati Sidhu, the Liberal MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, speaking after his 2015 election win.                                 (File photo)

Mission-Mastqui-Fraser Canyon MP Jati Sidhu to run for federal re-election

The Liberal candidate has officially announced he will be on the ballot this October

Jati Sidhu, the Liberal MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, speaking after his 2015 election win.                                 (File photo)
Onlookers visit Montague White-Fraser’s grave, which finally has a marker 92 years after his death. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Agassiz remembers local officer at grave-marking ceremony

Montague White-Fraser had been buried in the Old Cemetery for 92 years without a headstone

Onlookers visit Montague White-Fraser’s grave, which finally has a marker 92 years after his death. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Green party candidate John Kidder (right) speaking with Harrison Festival executive director Andy Hillhouse at Kidder’s townhall meeting Friday. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Green party leader, local candidate visit Harrison in riding ‘lightning tour’

Elizabeth May and husband John Kidder stopped by the Harrison Corner Cafe for a townhall Friday

Green party candidate John Kidder (right) speaking with Harrison Festival executive director Andy Hillhouse at Kidder’s townhall meeting Friday. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Businesses in Harrison Hot Springs will be able to share their thoughts with the Village of Harrison on what a new single-use plastics ban should look like for the community.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison to develop single-use plastic bylaw in advance of federal legislation

The village is also considering adding water bottle refill stations at a cost of $18K

Businesses in Harrison Hot Springs will be able to share their thoughts with the Village of Harrison on what a new single-use plastics ban should look like for the community.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Agassiz fire crews were on scene at East Harrison Forest Service Road Sunday (June 30) after a vehicle went down a 250 foot embankment. The driver was airlifted from the scene. (Alex Epp video screenshot/Four Wheel Drive Association of BC)

Single-vehicle crash sends driver down embankement near Harrison

The long weekend incident saw the driver airlifted from the scene

Agassiz fire crews were on scene at East Harrison Forest Service Road Sunday (June 30) after a vehicle went down a 250 foot embankment. The driver was airlifted from the scene. (Alex Epp video screenshot/Four Wheel Drive Association of BC)
Two people were rescued in the early hours of July 2, after a late night SeaDoo ride saw them stranded in the shallow water just below the rapids of the Harrison River. (Google Maps)

Two rescued after late night SeaDoo ride on Harrison River

KHSAR went out to locate the pair in the early hours of July 2

Two people were rescued in the early hours of July 2, after a late night SeaDoo ride saw them stranded in the shallow water just below the rapids of the Harrison River. (Google Maps)
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Severe thunderstorm possible for Fraser Valley

Environment Canada has put out a watch for the Fraser Valley and Fraser Canyon

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A pile of driftwood caught fire next to an exit at a clearing on Chehalis Lake Saturday. (Submitted)

Wildfire threatens weekend campers at Chehalis Lake

The fire started on the north side of Chehalis Lake Saturday

A pile of driftwood caught fire next to an exit at a clearing on Chehalis Lake Saturday. (Submitted)
Leanne Julian was the 2019 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s medal at UFV for her commitment to including Indigenous perspectives and empowering Indigenous communities. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Q&A: Sts’ailes medal winner talks about school, success and Indigenous perspectives

Leanne Julian was the Lieutenant Governor medal winner for her work with Indigenous knowledge at UFV

Leanne Julian was the 2019 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s medal at UFV for her commitment to including Indigenous perspectives and empowering Indigenous communities. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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Harrison Hot Springs to consider single-use plastics ban

Village staff will come back to council with a report on what a possible ban could look like

(Black Press Media file)
One of Precision Crop Tech’s drones, spraying down onto a farm field. (Contributed)

Agassiz study to look at drone use for pesticide application

The study will be the first in Canada to use drones to apply pesticides to farm fields

One of Precision Crop Tech’s drones, spraying down onto a farm field. (Contributed)
Some of the pressed clovers Walt Hardinge carries around with him, as well as a few he had picked up earlier in the day.                                (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Unbe-leaf-able: Agassiz man finds more than 200 four-leaf clovers in a month

Walt Hardinge has found more than 219 four-or-more leaf clovers this spring alone

Some of the pressed clovers Walt Hardinge carries around with him, as well as a few he had picked up earlier in the day.                                (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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Two week lock down lifted for Kent Institution

A search at the prison found nearly 26 grams of hashish and a cellphone

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An early morning motorcycle accident closed the intersection where Water Ave. meets Old Hope Princeton Road Thursday. The Independent Investigations Office has also been called in to investigate. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Man dead after motorcycle crash in Hope, police watchdog says

Thursday’s crash is still being investigated by the IIO

An early morning motorcycle accident closed the intersection where Water Ave. meets Old Hope Princeton Road Thursday. The Independent Investigations Office has also been called in to investigate. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Marina Striker at the eastern lookout on Sumas Mountain. (Contributed)

Agassiz trail runner looks to conquer local mountains

Marina Striker has run the equivalent of four Mount Everests in April alone

Marina Striker at the eastern lookout on Sumas Mountain. (Contributed)
Greg Hemingway pushing Jim Ryan over to see paragliders landing in the field in Harrison Mills. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Quadriplegic man takes flight over Harrison Mills

Jim Ryan hasn’t moved his arms or legs for three years, but that didn’t stop him from paragliding

Greg Hemingway pushing Jim Ryan over to see paragliders landing in the field in Harrison Mills. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Kent Institution. (Google Maps)

Kent Institution locked down Tuesday

The search was started around noon on Tuesday, May 7

Kent Institution. (Google Maps)
A wolverine was spotted near The Front in Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday, April 25.                                 (Harrison Hot Springs News and VIews/Facebook)

Harrison wolverine sighting ‘exciting’ for biologist

Wolverines have huge territories and seeing them near human settlement is not very common

A wolverine was spotted near The Front in Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday, April 25.                                 (Harrison Hot Springs News and VIews/Facebook)
Julaine Treur (left) and Johannes Treur (right) are dairy farmers at Agassiz’s Creekside Dairy. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz dairy farmer speaks out against pig protest

Hundreds of activists were at an Abbotsford hog farm Sunday in protest of alleged conditions

Julaine Treur (left) and Johannes Treur (right) are dairy farmers at Agassiz’s Creekside Dairy. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Max Newhouse in his studio. Cards for his Canadian game are laid out in front of him, while images of the Canadian flag and the RCMP musical ride hang on the wall behind him. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: B.C. artist celebrates Nunavut’s anniversary with a deck of cards

Max Newhouse is celebrating Nunavut’s coming of age with a card game that makes the territory king

Max Newhouse in his studio. Cards for his Canadian game are laid out in front of him, while images of the Canadian flag and the RCMP musical ride hang on the wall behind him. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)