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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

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)
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

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)
A rare female spotted bat was found resting on the balcony of a Chiliwack home recently. There are about 1,000 adult spotted bats in Canada. (Photo/Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C.)

Extremely rare bat ‘spotted’ in Chilliwack

Female spotted bat is recovering from being dehydrated, underweight

A rare female spotted bat was found resting on the balcony of a Chiliwack home recently. There are about 1,000 adult spotted bats in Canada. (Photo/Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C.)
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

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)
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)
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Kent Institution in Agassiz seizes $95,000 worth of drugs, other contraband

Sept. 20 seizure includes meth, cocaine and SIM cards

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More than 41,000 voters in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding cast their ballots in the 2021 federal election. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Voter turnout within Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding slightly lower in 2021

58 per cent of more than 70,000 possible electors voted on Sept. 20

More than 41,000 voters in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding cast their ballots in the 2021 federal election. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Police are looking for witnesses to a crash that killed a motorcyclist on Saturday, Sept. 25 along Highway 7 near Hope. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Police seek witnesses to fatal weekend crash on Highway 7 near Hope

One killed in three-vehicle crash near Chawathil Road intersection

Police are looking for witnesses to a crash that killed a motorcyclist on Saturday, Sept. 25 along Highway 7 near Hope. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
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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With election called, Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon candidates look to the future

Perrin, Niles react to the results of the election

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Campaign signs have dotted the Agassiz-Harrison landscape for weeks ahead of the Sept. 20 federal election. More than 15,000 voters have cast their ballots in advance throughout the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. (Adam Louis/Observer)

More than 15,000 vote in advance in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon ahead of federal election

21 per cent increase from the 2019 election as Sept. 20 approaches

Campaign signs have dotted the Agassiz-Harrison landscape for weeks ahead of the Sept. 20 federal election. More than 15,000 voters have cast their ballots in advance throughout the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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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)
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Missing Chilliwack man located

Missing 19-year-old located safe and sound

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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)
RCMP officers are on the scene of a possible homicide on Seabird Island land near Agassiz on Aug. 26, 2021. (Submitted photo)

IHIT investigating suspicious death in Seabird Island community

No further danger to the public, victim is a 25-year-old male

RCMP officers are on the scene of a possible homicide on Seabird Island land near Agassiz on Aug. 26, 2021. (Submitted photo)
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Two-Spirit inmate files human rights complaint claiming harassment, assault at Kent Institution

Two-Spirit person alleges enduring slurs, violence in multiple prisons

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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)