Harrison Hot Springs

Tourism Harrison executive director Robert Reyerse stands with a replica of a Sts’ailes Sasquatch mask in the Sasquatch Museum at the Visitor Information Centre in Harrison Hot Springs (File Photo)

Province grants Harrison $1 million to expand Visitor Centre, Sasquatch Museum

Construction expected to begin on new building this summer

Tourism Harrison executive director Robert Reyerse stands with a replica of a Sts’ailes Sasquatch mask in the Sasquatch Museum at the Visitor Information Centre in Harrison Hot Springs (File Photo)
Harrison Hot Springs country artist Todd Richard is on the road to recovery after a particularly severe bout with COVID-19. (Photo/Jenna Hauck)

Harrison country artist Todd Richard battles COVID pneumonia

Richard ‘overwhelmed’ by well wishes, offers to help

Harrison Hot Springs country artist Todd Richard is on the road to recovery after a particularly severe bout with COVID-19. (Photo/Jenna Hauck)
Ryan Kehler was hiking north of Harrison Hot Springs when he found this somewhat rare phenomenon known as hair ice or angel hair frost, formed on cold, wet wood under the right circumstances. (Contributed Photo/Ryan Kehler)

Harrison-area photographer captures rare ‘hair ice’

Ryan Kehler found the strange weather phenomenon on an early morning hike

Ryan Kehler was hiking north of Harrison Hot Springs when he found this somewhat rare phenomenon known as hair ice or angel hair frost, formed on cold, wet wood under the right circumstances. (Contributed Photo/Ryan Kehler)
Firearms, illegal drugs and other weapons were seized on Jan. 12 in Harrison Hot Springs as Agassiz RCMP executed a search warrant. (Contributed Photo/Agassiz RCMP) [Jan. 13, 2022]
Firearms, illegal drugs and other weapons were seized on Jan. 12 in Harrison Hot Springs as Agassiz RCMP executed a search warrant. (Contributed Photo/Agassiz RCMP) [Jan. 13, 2022]
A hummingbird hunkers down on a frozen branch in Agassiz-Harrison. Temperatures dropped to -14 C on Boxing Day, breaking a record that stood since 1933. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
A hummingbird hunkers down on a frozen branch in Agassiz-Harrison. Temperatures dropped to -14 C on Boxing Day, breaking a record that stood since 1933. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
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‘Frenzy of activity’: Agassiz fire chief recounts dangerous week of flood rescues

No local firefighters were injured during dangerous rescue operations

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Inmate dies at Mountain Institution

Douglas Holtam was serving time for two counts of murder

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Water flows across Rockwell Drive into Harrison Lake following massive floods and landslides that left hundreds stranded across the Fraser Valley and a portion of Rockwell Drive partially destroyed and evacuated. (Photo/KHSAR)

Three weeks after flood, District of Kent’s Rockwell Drive reopens

MOTI advises continued vigilance watching road conditions

Water flows across Rockwell Drive into Harrison Lake following massive floods and landslides that left hundreds stranded across the Fraser Valley and a portion of Rockwell Drive partially destroyed and evacuated. (Photo/KHSAR)
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Traffic backs up along the Lougheed Highway in the Harrison Mills area. In addition to mudslides and congestion, some drivers faced down a five-foot pothole that disabled multiple vehicles, according to eyewitnesses. (Photo/Russell Purcell)

UPDATE: Traffic slows along Hwy 7 after truck stalls, witnesses say

Stay connected to The Observer for the latest flooding information

Traffic backs up along the Lougheed Highway in the Harrison Mills area. In addition to mudslides and congestion, some drivers faced down a five-foot pothole that disabled multiple vehicles, according to eyewitnesses. (Photo/Russell Purcell)
Sand bags have been available throughout the past two weeks for District of Kent residents. District staff have committed to replenishing the stock on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo/District of Kent)

‘Let’s work together’: District of Kent replenishing sand bags as rain persists

Heavy rain falls in Agassiz-Harrison, across southern coast

Sand bags have been available throughout the past two weeks for District of Kent residents. District staff have committed to replenishing the stock on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo/District of Kent)
Mud and debris accumulates along the Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz as B.C. prepares for another atmospheric river. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Mudslides, rain water encroach on Hwy. 7 near Hope

Black Press reporter Jessica Peters surveys the rain-soaked landscape

Mud and debris accumulates along the Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz as B.C. prepares for another atmospheric river. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
The Thomas family’s home was seriously damaged during the landslide on Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent last week. (Photo/Salena Thomas)

Fundraiser to repair District of Kent home exceeds goal in four days

Nearly 100 donors donated more than $10,000 to the Thomas family

The Thomas family’s home was seriously damaged during the landslide on Rockwell Drive in the District of Kent last week. (Photo/Salena Thomas)
Traffic backed up into Agassiz this past week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Essential travel only on Hwy. 7 from Mission to Agassiz

The order from the province takes effect at 8 p.m.

Traffic backed up into Agassiz this past week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Highway 7 between Agassiz and Mission has been congested throughout the day as the roadway opens up after last week’s landslide. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Hwy. 7 congested west of Agassiz as cleanup continues

Highway between Agassiz and Hope remains restricted

Highway 7 between Agassiz and Mission has been congested throughout the day as the roadway opens up after last week’s landslide. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
Juliane Treur pets one of Creekside Dairy’s cows on Friday (Nov. 19) afternoon. It was all hands on deck for Creekside as the Agassiz dairy worked around the clock to provide cheese, milk and other staple foods to locals, evacuees and low-income families amid the Fraser Valley’s historic flood last week. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Agassiz’s Creekside Dairy puts in overtime to serve flood-ridden community

Julaine Treur recalls ‘crazy busy’ week amid historic B.C. Flood

Juliane Treur pets one of Creekside Dairy’s cows on Friday (Nov. 19) afternoon. It was all hands on deck for Creekside as the Agassiz dairy worked around the clock to provide cheese, milk and other staple foods to locals, evacuees and low-income families amid the Fraser Valley’s historic flood last week. (Adam Louis/Observer)
As the Lougheed Highway opened up for travel in both directions past Agassiz last week, traffic backed up through the townsite. (Adam Louis/Observer)
As the Lougheed Highway opened up for travel in both directions past Agassiz last week, traffic backed up through the townsite. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: School open for SD78 Monday

Section of Hwy. 1 between Popkum, Hope opens to essential traffic only

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)

UPDATE: Hwy 7 closured canceled, controlled travel resumes

Update: 1:57 p.m. The Observer has confirmed with with the Ministry of…

Traffic backed up into Agassiz this week as travellers and commercial vehicles ventured onto the Lougheed Highway following two major landslides in both directions. As of Saturday morning, traffic is single-lane alternating east and west of Agassiz. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Vehicles abandoned in Hwy 7 mudslides available for pickup in Agassiz: MOTI

Pickup is available between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., call in advance

The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)