Harrison Hot Springs

Though the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is gone, the Season of the Wild hosted by Tourism Harrison River Valley aims to act as its spiritual successor and build on the legacy of wildlife awareness and conservation. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Tourism Harrison River Valley unleashes Season of the Wild celebration

Fall, winter celebration promises multiple events celebrating local wildlife

 

Cranberries are harvested from a bog using a specialized machine. There are 6,500 acres of cranberries in B.C., including these bogs off of McCallum Road. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: A bog-ful of berries: Cranberry harvest season is in full swing in Agassiz-Harrison

Cranberries are harvested between September and November

 

A family of three camping off of East Harrison Forest Service Road were nearly killed when a truck crashed in from the road, coming to a stop a few feet away from their tent. (Photo/Michelle Labor)

Family of campers nearly run over by truck east of Harrison

One possibly injured in midnight crash

 

Hundreds gathered to honour the inaugrual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, Sept. 30. They walked nearly four kilometres to bring awareness and healing to residential school survivors and victims. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: ‘We are all brothers and sisters’ Sts’ailes chief imparts words of healing, hope on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Hundreds of people walked with the Sts’ailes First Nation to remember residential school victims

Hundreds gathered to honour the inaugrual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, Sept. 30. They walked nearly four kilometres to bring awareness and healing to residential school survivors and victims. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A would-be customer of the Harrison Corner Cafe can be seen on security footage allegedly destroying signage after a confrontation with staff over COVID-19 vaccine passports a few days before. (Screenshot/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)

Harrison Hot Springs restaurant staff harassed as would-be customer protests vaccine passport

Woman reportedly destroyed the signage on the door of the Harrison Corner Cafe

A would-be customer of the Harrison Corner Cafe can be seen on security footage allegedly destroying signage after a confrontation with staff over COVID-19 vaccine passports a few days before. (Screenshot/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)
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Slow down in school zones: Fraser Valley RCMP

School zones are in effect again as of Sept. 7

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VIDEO: Fraser Valley pilot spots black bear browsing corn

Local pilot captures footage of a wandering black bear among the stalks of corn

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Two Search and Rescue jetskis head out onto the water in this undated photo. (Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue save stranded jetskiers on river

Volunteers bring three men to safety in evening rescue

Two Search and Rescue jetskis head out onto the water in this undated photo. (Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)
Claude “Rocky” LaRock concentrates as he competes in the speed carving competition at this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Coast Salish artist Rocky LaRock savours this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition experience

LaRock competed in speed carving, shared good times with old friends in this years competition

Claude “Rocky” LaRock concentrates as he competes in the speed carving competition at this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach in 2019. (File photo)
Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach in 2019. (File photo)
Three of six wildfires still burning on the north side of Harrison Lake are under control as of Thursday (Aug. 19). (Screenshot/BCWS)

Long Island wildfire in Harrison area now under control

The fire is holding at 256 hectares, no more evacuation order

Three of six wildfires still burning on the north side of Harrison Lake are under control as of Thursday (Aug. 19). (Screenshot/BCWS)
The evacuation order for all of Long Island has been cancelled, per the Fraser Valley Regional District. (Screenshot/Alertable)
The evacuation order for all of Long Island has been cancelled, per the Fraser Valley Regional District. (Screenshot/Alertable)
The Long Island wildfire is being held at 256 hectares. The evacuation order remains in effect for the entire island. This photo was taken on Aug. 6. (Carly Ferguson/The Observer)

FVRD air quality alert canceled, Long Island wildfire holding steady

Only one fire listed as out of control in Harrison Hot Springs area

The Long Island wildfire is being held at 256 hectares. The evacuation order remains in effect for the entire island. This photo was taken on Aug. 6. (Carly Ferguson/The Observer)
A field of corn grows amid the setting sun in Agassiz. The Corn King will be crowned in about a month’s time, and that’s only part of the upcoming return of the legendary Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival, set for mid-September. (Adam Louis/Observer)

ICYMI: The 2021 Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival is fast approaching

A little more than one month away from one of fall’s biggest local events

A field of corn grows amid the setting sun in Agassiz. The Corn King will be crowned in about a month’s time, and that’s only part of the upcoming return of the legendary Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival, set for mid-September. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Seven wildfires continue to burn across the northern part of Harrison Lake: Three fires are out of control (red), two are being held (yellow) and two are under control (green). (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Smoky air in Agassiz-Harrison as firefighters work to contain Harrison wildfires

Weather Canada advises against strenuous outdoor activity while air quality is bad

Seven wildfires continue to burn across the northern part of Harrison Lake: Three fires are out of control (red), two are being held (yellow) and two are under control (green). (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)
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Smoke rises from Long Island north of Harrison Hot Springs. The Long Island fire has grown to more than 200 hectares. (Carly Ferguson/Observer)

Clear Creek wildfire surpasses 2018 Mt. Hicks fire: BCWS

Largest wildfires in area have burned more than 900 hectares combined

Smoke rises from Long Island north of Harrison Hot Springs. The Long Island fire has grown to more than 200 hectares. (Carly Ferguson/Observer)
An overhead view of the Long Island fire in north Harrison Lake. The fire has spread to cover about 50 hectares, and fire crews have been fighting the blaze day and night. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)

2 new wildfires discovered north of Harrison

At least nine total fires burned in the days surrounding the holiday weekend

An overhead view of the Long Island fire in north Harrison Lake. The fire has spread to cover about 50 hectares, and fire crews have been fighting the blaze day and night. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)
An overhead view of the Long Island fire in north Harrison Lake. The fire has spread to cover about 50 hectares, and fire crews have been fighting the blaze day and night. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: 5 wildfires remain in Harrison Hot Springs area

Hornet Creek No. 2, Talc Creek fires are out

An overhead view of the Long Island fire in north Harrison Lake. The fire has spread to cover about 50 hectares, and fire crews have been fighting the blaze day and night. (Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service)
Six wildfires started in the Harrison area on Saturday, July 31. Five are still burning as of about 8 p.m. (Screenshot/BCWS)

UPDATE: 70 lightning strikes in Harrison area as firefighters battle six Saturday wildfires

Lightning sparked a number of fires around the north part of the lake

Six wildfires started in the Harrison area on Saturday, July 31. Five are still burning as of about 8 p.m. (Screenshot/BCWS)