Grace Kennedy

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UPDATE: All polls counted for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, Abbotsford ridings

Conservatives Brad Vis and Ed Fast were declared early winners for the ridings

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On a sunny Tuesday morning Chase resident Don Price cruises down main street enjoying the sunshine in his golf cart. Harrison is looking at the feasibility of launching a similar project in the village. (Black Press Media file)

Harrison looking to allow golf carts on roadways

Staff and the Age-Friendly Committee are looking at the possibility of allowing carts on streets

On a sunny Tuesday morning Chase resident Don Price cruises down main street enjoying the sunshine in his golf cart. Harrison is looking at the feasibility of launching a similar project in the village. (Black Press Media file)
From right to left: Nick Csaszar, John Kidder, Jati Sidhu, Michael Nenn and Brad Vis at the all-candidates meeting in Harrison Mills Thursday, Oct. 3.  (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison Mills meeting questions federal candidates on local issues

Residents asked what candidates would do about drainage, the Kent quarry and the cultural hub

From right to left: Nick Csaszar, John Kidder, Jati Sidhu, Michael Nenn and Brad Vis at the all-candidates meeting in Harrison Mills Thursday, Oct. 3.  (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Elaine Wismer (pictured here in a Black Press file photo from 2015) will be running for the Marxist-Leninist Party in the 2019 federal election.

Marxist-Leninist candidate announced for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon

Elaine Wismer will be running in the federal election this month

Elaine Wismer (pictured here in a Black Press file photo from 2015) will be running for the Marxist-Leninist Party in the 2019 federal election.
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Harrison council to decide name for new skating rink

Canoe Cove, Lakeside Leisure and South Shore Skating Rink are all on the table

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Jesse Toso carving a sculpture of the Sasquatch for Sasquatch Mountain Resort. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Sasquatch sighted on route to ski hill near Harrison Mills

‘Stump Artist’ Jesse Toso shared a time-lapse video of his carving for Sasquatch Mountain Resort

Jesse Toso carving a sculpture of the Sasquatch for Sasquatch Mountain Resort. (Youtube screenshot)
Get to know the supernatural at Kilby’s next fundraiser on Oct. 20. (Kilby Historic Site)

Supernatural fundraiser coming to Kilby this October

The Vancouver Supernatural Group will be investigating paranormal activity at the historic site

Get to know the supernatural at Kilby’s next fundraiser on Oct. 20. (Kilby Historic Site)
Agassiz’s Pioneer Trading Post has been ordered to pay $3,397.13 to the former owner of a vintage accordion after a judge found their interest rate was the equivalent of 300 per cent a year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

B.C. pawn shop ordered to pay thousands after charging ‘criminal’ interest rate

An Agassiz pawn shop charged 25% interest a month, similar to other shops in the region

Agassiz’s Pioneer Trading Post has been ordered to pay $3,397.13 to the former owner of a vintage accordion after a judge found their interest rate was the equivalent of 300 per cent a year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison businesses are hoping council will create restrictions for barbecues on the beach.                                 (Unsplash)

Harrison businesses ask to restrict beach barbecues

A petition to council says barbecues and tents are impacting local businesses

Harrison businesses are hoping council will create restrictions for barbecues on the beach.                                 (Unsplash)
‘Unauthorized items’ found during search at Mountain Institution

‘Unauthorized items’ found during search at Mountain Institution

A six-day lockdown at the Agassiz prison is now over

‘Unauthorized items’ found during search at Mountain Institution
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Province presses Hemlock Utility Services on massive water fee increase

The water utility provider was questioned on ‘managment fees,’ its loan and its rate of increase

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(Black Press Media file)

Agassiz’s Mountain Institution on lockdown

The lockdown began on Tuesday, Sept. 3

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George Takei (right) during a tour of the Tashme Museum in Hope. (Brian Dodd/Contributed)

George Takei visits B.C. Japanese internment museum

Hope’s Tashme Museum commemorates the history of Tashme internment camp

George Takei (right) during a tour of the Tashme Museum in Hope. (Brian Dodd/Contributed)
Past and current employees from Kent Institution are invited to an anniversary gathering this October in Chilliwack. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Kent prison employees invited to anniversary gathering

The event will take place in Chilliwack on Oct. 5

Past and current employees from Kent Institution are invited to an anniversary gathering this October in Chilliwack. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
More than 50 people came out to the Cheam Fishing Village campground on Monday, to promote unity between Indigenous and recreational fishers. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

First Nations, anglers gather at Cheam Fishing Village to dispel tension during tough season

A message of unity was common, but one cautioned tensions would get worse before they got better

More than 50 people came out to the Cheam Fishing Village campground on Monday, to promote unity between Indigenous and recreational fishers. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Agassiz RMCP and Emergency Reponse Team members were on scene at Alexis Crescent on the Cheam First Nation Thursday, Aug. 22. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

UPDATE: Police response on Cheam First Nation a ‘non-event’, RCMP say

More than two dozen RCMP and ERT vehicles were at the First Nation looking for a known fugitive

Agassiz RMCP and Emergency Reponse Team members were on scene at Alexis Crescent on the Cheam First Nation Thursday, Aug. 22. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Kids in the Sts’ailes Read and Rec program came down to visit the UBC Field School, and did a little archaeology of their own. (Contributed)

Archaeology uncovers buried Sts’ailes history

The second annual UBC field school saw students excavating a village on traditional Sts’ailes land

Kids in the Sts’ailes Read and Rec program came down to visit the UBC Field School, and did a little archaeology of their own. (Contributed)
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Water fee increase for Hemlock Valley waiting on written hearing

Residents will get until Sept. 17 to provide their comments and concerns

(Black Press Media file)
The overflow parking lot next to Harrison’s village office is being considered for rezoning, from community to high-density mixed use. The village hopes to sell some parts of the lot if their grant application for a cultural hub is approved. (Google Maps)

Parking concerns plague proposed Harrison land sale

Harrison’s overflow parking lot could be sold to help pay for a proposed cultural hub

The overflow parking lot next to Harrison’s village office is being considered for rezoning, from community to high-density mixed use. The village hopes to sell some parts of the lot if their grant application for a cultural hub is approved. (Google Maps)
Janice George, health director at Sts’ailes, hopes that the new Qw’oqwel te Qw’oqwel videos will inspire mature learners to take on Halq’eméylem and reinvigorate the language. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Sts’ailes invites adults to become engaged in Halq’eméylem with new video series

‘Qw’oqwel te Qw’oqwel’ gives language learners an immersive way to learn Halq’eméylem

Janice George, health director at Sts’ailes, hopes that the new Qw’oqwel te Qw’oqwel videos will inspire mature learners to take on Halq’eméylem and reinvigorate the language. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)