Harrison Hot Springs

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members work quickly to prepare a badly injured paraglider pilot for transport following a harrowing treetop rescue this past weekend. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue saves paraglider in treetop rescue

Pilot tried to rescue themselves but sustained serious injuries in a 30-foot fall

 

The paraglider pilot, while attempting to free himself, dropped 30 feet and sustained serious injuries as Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members worked quickly to extract him from the trees. They were able to get him to a waiting ambulance at the end of a nearby forest service road. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)

UPDATE: Rescued paraglider being treated for non-life threatening injuries

Pilot tried to self-rescue but sustained serious injuries in a 30-foot fall

 

MLA-elect Kelli Paddon posted on Facebook on Thursday, Nov. 19, standing against those sending her explicit and inappropriate messages through the social media platform. (File Photo)

‘Let’s do better’: MLA-elect Paddon fights back against online sexism, harassment

Kelli Paddon decries explicit messages, pictures directed at her

 

Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is now self-guided tour

Photographers, birdwatchers quietly observe area eagles

Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness watches the results on election night. The ex-Liberal’s tumultuous campaign and the narrow margin for victory ahead of the mail-in ballot count leaves the future of the riding’s seat in limbo for at least the next week. (Facebook/Laurie Throness)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Future for incumbent Throness uncertain as riding awaits results

Chilliwack-Kent candidate hopeful, resigned waiting on final count

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness watches the results on election night. The ex-Liberal’s tumultuous campaign and the narrow margin for victory ahead of the mail-in ballot count leaves the future of the riding’s seat in limbo for at least the next week. (Facebook/Laurie Throness)
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One dead after fiery crash near Agassiz

Agassiz RCMP report a 56-year-old man died Friday night

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Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020. He will continue to fight in this election as an Independent candidate.

Ex-Liberal Chilliwack-Kent MLA resumes re-election bid as Independent

Former Liberal MLA resigned from party amid scandalous remarks during meeting

Laurie Throness has resigned from the BC Liberal party for 2020 Provincial Election in the Chilliwack-Kent riding, according to BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson on Oct. 15, 2020. He will continue to fight in this election as an Independent candidate.
Sasquatch Mountain Resort is set to open for the 2020-21 season with enhanced COVID-19 protocols in place. The final day to purchase season passes is November 15. (Contributed Photo/Sasquatch Mountain Resort)

Sasquatch Mountain unveils COVID-19 rules for upcoming season

Resort staff planning a job fair as they look forward to new season

Sasquatch Mountain Resort is set to open for the 2020-21 season with enhanced COVID-19 protocols in place. The final day to purchase season passes is November 15. (Contributed Photo/Sasquatch Mountain Resort)
A motorist and their group of friends faces fines after buying one parking pass for five vehicles parked in one spot along Esplanade Avenue during the summer. (Contributed Photo)

Harrison: Group of tourists faces $400 in fines for reportedly using one parking pass for five motorcycles

Visitor to Harrison Hot Springs calls the fairness of bylaws into question

A motorist and their group of friends faces fines after buying one parking pass for five vehicles parked in one spot along Esplanade Avenue during the summer. (Contributed Photo)
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One in custody after shots fired near Seabird Island over weekend

Man now faces multiple firearms-related charges, no one injured

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Harrison Hot Springs Elementary staff members (left to right) La Vern Klassen, Helen Evans, Wendy Weaver, Margot Lawrence, Sasquatch (not of HHSE, to be clear), and Principal Tammy Nazarchuk pose shortly before flinging themselves into Harrison Lake on Friday, October 2. Nazarchuk said she would take the plunge if students raised $1,000 for the Terry Fox Run. Fellow staff joined her when they raised $2,200. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Harrison Elementary staff jump in the lake for the Terry Fox Run

Students, parents raised more than $2,200 for the cause

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary staff members (left to right) La Vern Klassen, Helen Evans, Wendy Weaver, Margot Lawrence, Sasquatch (not of HHSE, to be clear), and Principal Tammy Nazarchuk pose shortly before flinging themselves into Harrison Lake on Friday, October 2. Nazarchuk said she would take the plunge if students raised $1,000 for the Terry Fox Run. Fellow staff joined her when they raised $2,200. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until October 23. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)
Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until October 23. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)
Thick white webbing blanketed parts of Agassiz-Harrison early Tuesday (Sept.29) morning. The webbing seemed to form or fall only in certain areas around the area, and it’s not immediately clear why. (Contributed Photos/Caro Clark)

‘Alien invasion’: Strange webbing creeps in overnight in Agassiz,Harrison

Eerie webbing might be the result of a growth in moth population

Thick white webbing blanketed parts of Agassiz-Harrison early Tuesday (Sept.29) morning. The webbing seemed to form or fall only in certain areas around the area, and it’s not immediately clear why. (Contributed Photos/Caro Clark)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Vandals wrote an inflammatory term on a boulder outside of the hot spring source in Harrison Hot Springs earlier this week. Suspicious activity can be reported to the local detatchment by calling 604-796-2211. (Facebook/Life in Agassiz)

Boulders near Harrison vandalized with derogatory word

Vandalism likely occured between Sunday evening and Tuesday evening

Vandals wrote an inflammatory term on a boulder outside of the hot spring source in Harrison Hot Springs earlier this week. Suspicious activity can be reported to the local detatchment by calling 604-796-2211. (Facebook/Life in Agassiz)
Kíla is set to perform on Saturday, September 26, in a virtual concert. (Contributed graphic/Kíla)

Irish folk supergroup Kíla set to perform on Saturday

Online concert will be available through Harrison Festival Society

Kíla is set to perform on Saturday, September 26, in a virtual concert. (Contributed graphic/Kíla)
Harrison Village Council voted 3-1 to appprove the fountain and aeration project for the Harrison Lake Lagoon. Coun. Ray Hooper was the lone diseenting vote. (Contributed Graphic/Pro Pond Canada)

Harrison Council: Proposed lagoon fountain comes under fire

Critics slam the fountain for being a safety hazard, unproductive for environment concerns

Harrison Village Council voted 3-1 to appprove the fountain and aeration project for the Harrison Lake Lagoon. Coun. Ray Hooper was the lone diseenting vote. (Contributed Graphic/Pro Pond Canada)
Jesse Klassen’s work will be on display until September 27. The artist will be at the Ranger Station Art Gallery on Sunday, September 13, to see visitors from noon to 4 p.m. (Contributed photo/Kent Harrison Arts Council)

Abbotsford artist displays work at Ranger Station

Jesse Klassen’s work is on display until Sept. 27

Jesse Klassen’s work will be on display until September 27. The artist will be at the Ranger Station Art Gallery on Sunday, September 13, to see visitors from noon to 4 p.m. (Contributed photo/Kent Harrison Arts Council)
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Kilby Historic Site prepares for fall

Site is open until November

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Filming days for “Neverbrides” often stretched into the night throughout Agassiz-Harrison. (Contributed Photo/Fraser River Lodge)

‘My Best Friend’s Bouquet’: more details released about movie filmed in Agassiz-Harrison

Formerly ‘Neverbrides,’ the film premiers October 10 on the Hallmark Channel

Filming days for “Neverbrides” often stretched into the night throughout Agassiz-Harrison. (Contributed Photo/Fraser River Lodge)