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The terrible turbulence at the Big Bar landslide site in the Fraser River is stopping fish from migrating upriver to reach spawning grounds. (Courtesy of Incident Command Post)

B.C. First Nations call for closure to commercial, recreational fishing on Fraser River

The B.C. Assembly of First Nations is asking for a closure until the slide at Big Bar can be removed

The terrible turbulence at the Big Bar landslide site in the Fraser River is stopping fish from migrating upriver to reach spawning grounds. (Courtesy of Incident Command Post)
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Hemlock Valley could see 600% increase for water fees

Hemlock Valley residents oppose the proposed change, calling the increase ‘outrageous’ and unfair

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Jati Sidhu, the Liberal MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, speaking after his 2015 election win.                                 (File photo)

Mission-Mastqui-Fraser Canyon MP Jati Sidhu to run for federal re-election

The Liberal candidate has officially announced he will be on the ballot this October

Jati Sidhu, the Liberal MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, speaking after his 2015 election win.                                 (File photo)
Green party candidate John Kidder (right) speaking with Harrison Festival executive director Andy Hillhouse at Kidder’s townhall meeting Friday. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Green party leader, local candidate visit Harrison in riding ‘lightning tour’

Elizabeth May and husband John Kidder stopped by the Harrison Corner Cafe for a townhall Friday

Green party candidate John Kidder (right) speaking with Harrison Festival executive director Andy Hillhouse at Kidder’s townhall meeting Friday. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Businesses in Harrison Hot Springs will be able to share their thoughts with the Village of Harrison on what a new single-use plastics ban should look like for the community.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison to develop single-use plastic bylaw in advance of federal legislation

The village is also considering adding water bottle refill stations at a cost of $18K

Businesses in Harrison Hot Springs will be able to share their thoughts with the Village of Harrison on what a new single-use plastics ban should look like for the community.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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Severe thunderstorm possible for Fraser Valley

Environment Canada has put out a watch for the Fraser Valley and Fraser Canyon

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A pile of driftwood caught fire next to an exit at a clearing on Chehalis Lake Saturday. (Submitted)

Wildfire threatens weekend campers at Chehalis Lake

The fire started on the north side of Chehalis Lake Saturday

A pile of driftwood caught fire next to an exit at a clearing on Chehalis Lake Saturday. (Submitted)
Seabird Island gas station was closed Tuesday morning after a robbery Monday night (June 10). (Sarah Gawdin/Black Press Media)

Armed robbers in stolen Jeep hit Mission, Seabird gas bars

The RCMP have two suspects in custody following Monday night’s incident

Seabird Island gas station was closed Tuesday morning after a robbery Monday night (June 10). (Sarah Gawdin/Black Press Media)
Seabird Island Community School was in a hold and secure Monday (June 10). (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Suspect in custody after shooting threat at Seabird Island School

The incident at the school took place after classes had been let out for the day

Seabird Island Community School was in a hold and secure Monday (June 10). (Google Maps)
Road resurfacing will cause delays on Highway 7 in Kent and Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)

24-hour single-lane alternating traffic for Mount Woodside

The 24-hour construction will go back to normal hours after June 15

Road resurfacing will cause delays on Highway 7 in Kent and Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)
One of Precision Crop Tech’s drones, spraying down onto a farm field. (Contributed)

Agassiz study to look at drone use for pesticide application

The study will be the first in Canada to use drones to apply pesticides to farm fields

One of Precision Crop Tech’s drones, spraying down onto a farm field. (Contributed)
Road resurfacing will cause delays on Highway 7 in Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)

Delays en route for Highway 7 in Harrison Mills

Road resurfacing will cause month-long delays for drivers travelling through Harrison Mills

Road resurfacing will cause delays on Highway 7 in Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)
Some of the pressed clovers Walt Hardinge carries around with him, as well as a few he had picked up earlier in the day.                                (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Unbe-leaf-able: Agassiz man finds more than 200 four-leaf clovers in a month

Walt Hardinge has found more than 219 four-or-more leaf clovers this spring alone

Some of the pressed clovers Walt Hardinge carries around with him, as well as a few he had picked up earlier in the day.                                (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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Two week lock down lifted for Kent Institution

A search at the prison found nearly 26 grams of hashish and a cellphone

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An early morning motorcycle accident closed the intersection where Water Ave. meets Old Hope Princeton Road Thursday. The Independent Investigations Office has also been called in to investigate. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Man dead after motorcycle crash in Hope, police watchdog says

Thursday’s crash is still being investigated by the IIO

An early morning motorcycle accident closed the intersection where Water Ave. meets Old Hope Princeton Road Thursday. The Independent Investigations Office has also been called in to investigate. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Greg Hemingway pushing Jim Ryan over to see paragliders landing in the field in Harrison Mills. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Quadriplegic man takes flight over Harrison Mills

Jim Ryan hasn’t moved his arms or legs for three years, but that didn’t stop him from paragliding

Greg Hemingway pushing Jim Ryan over to see paragliders landing in the field in Harrison Mills. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Kent Institution. (Google Maps)

Kent Institution locked down Tuesday

The search was started around noon on Tuesday, May 7

Kent Institution. (Google Maps)
A wolverine was spotted near The Front in Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday, April 25.                                 (Harrison Hot Springs News and VIews/Facebook)

Harrison wolverine sighting ‘exciting’ for biologist

Wolverines have huge territories and seeing them near human settlement is not very common

A wolverine was spotted near The Front in Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday, April 25.                                 (Harrison Hot Springs News and VIews/Facebook)
These two men unveiled the figure next to the door of Seabird Island’s A:yelexw Centre for Hope and Healing on Tuesday, April 30. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Seabird Island unveils welcome figures for recovery homes

The man and woman were carved by inmates at Mission Institution for the First Nation

These two men unveiled the figure next to the door of Seabird Island’s A:yelexw Centre for Hope and Healing on Tuesday, April 30. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Max Newhouse in his studio. Cards for his Canadian game are laid out in front of him, while images of the Canadian flag and the RCMP musical ride hang on the wall behind him. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: B.C. artist celebrates Nunavut’s anniversary with a deck of cards

Max Newhouse is celebrating Nunavut’s coming of age with a card game that makes the territory king

Max Newhouse in his studio. Cards for his Canadian game are laid out in front of him, while images of the Canadian flag and the RCMP musical ride hang on the wall behind him. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)