Grace Kennedy

Mental health issues, drug use and bullying are all major issues facing Agassiz’s youth, according to a new report commissioned by Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. (Unsplash)

Agassiz youth face wide-spread bullying, mental health issues, drug use: report

The report was commissioned by Agassiz-Harrison Community Services to improve service delivery

Mental health issues, drug use and bullying are all major issues facing Agassiz’s youth, according to a new report commissioned by Agassiz-Harrison Community Services. (Unsplash)
(File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Paramedics called to Hemlock Valley after 3 people ingested THC

They were taken to hospital in stable condition after accidentally taking the psychoactive compound

(File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Karan Casey will be showcasing her talents as an Irish folk singer in the Harrison Festival Society’s latest online events, happenign this February. (Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival Society lights up the virtual concert with Irish music

The society will be hosting four online events this month

Karan Casey will be showcasing her talents as an Irish folk singer in the Harrison Festival Society’s latest online events, happenign this February. (Harrison Festival Society)
The Sts’ailes Community School in the winter of 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Sts’ailes Community School to stay online until vaccines completed

The community school has been doing online learning since December

The Sts’ailes Community School in the winter of 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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COVID-19 numbers in Fraser East continue slow trend down

The area has seen a decrease in case numbers for the last three weeks

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A member of the Seabird Island Fire Department. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Indigenous reporting system to track fires on reserves, increase prevention across Canada

The reporting system will help track trends and risks associated with fires on reserve

A member of the Seabird Island Fire Department. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison country musician Todd Richard will be releasing his new single on March 1. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Harrison country artist to release new song for healthcare workers

“Green and Blue” is Todd Richard’s upcoming single to thank frontline heroes in the pandemic

Harrison country musician Todd Richard will be releasing his new single on March 1. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Siyamtelot Shirley Leon is the co-author of a new book on the history of written Halq’eméylem: Courage to Speak (right). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

New book honours elders who first wrote down Halq’eméylem

Siyamtelot Shirley Leon and Sharon Syrette share stories of the elders in “Courage to Speak”

Siyamtelot Shirley Leon is the co-author of a new book on the history of written Halq’eméylem: Courage to Speak (right). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers has expressed concern about the safety of officers at Kent Institution after a CO was assaulted by an inmate March 5. (Google Maps)

Two taken to hospital in Kent Institution altercation

A third was taken to hospital due to unrelated medical distress

The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers has expressed concern about the safety of officers at Kent Institution after a CO was assaulted by an inmate March 5. (Google Maps)
Chef Trevor Randle will be leading an online cooking class in support of Canadian Agriculture Day. (BC Agriculture in the Classroom/Contributed)

Fraser Valley organization invites people to cook up excitement for Canadian Agriculture Day

BC Agriculture in the Classroom is hosting an online cook-along on Feb. 23

Chef Trevor Randle will be leading an online cooking class in support of Canadian Agriculture Day. (BC Agriculture in the Classroom/Contributed)
Fraser East has the second highest cumulative rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 people, although it has seen a one-week dip in its new case numbers.
Fraser East has the second highest cumulative rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 people, although it has seen a one-week dip in its new case numbers.
(Nina Grossman/The Observer)

New partnership bringing culturally sensitive child programs to Seabird Island

The FVCDC will be working with the band to provide speech-language pathology services

(Nina Grossman/The Observer)
District of Kent farmers brought truckloads of used plastic to the Schwichtenburg farm Oct. 26, 2018, for pickup by Kent Agricultural Plastics Recycling, a grassroots, farmer-initiated organization that collects and distributes used plastics for recycling. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Agassiz’s agricultural plastics program heading to the dump, unless province steps in

Kent Agricultural Plastics Recycling has nowhere to go, hopes B.C. will create a recycling program

District of Kent farmers brought truckloads of used plastic to the Schwichtenburg farm Oct. 26, 2018, for pickup by Kent Agricultural Plastics Recycling, a grassroots, farmer-initiated organization that collects and distributes used plastics for recycling. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
(Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Fraser East COVID-19 numbers plateau, rest of region trends down

Fraser East is sitting around 400 new COVID-19 cases each week

(Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
The Harrison Hot Springs Resort. Visitors to the resort currently pay a three per cent “hotel tax,” which is brought back to the district to help fund tourism initiatives. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison hoping to expand hotel tax to Kent, parts of Fraser Valley

The expanded area would bring in more money for Tourism Harrison marketing

The Harrison Hot Springs Resort. Visitors to the resort currently pay a three per cent “hotel tax,” which is brought back to the district to help fund tourism initiatives. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The Sts’ailes Community School in the winter of 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Sts’ailes Community School to extend online learning until Feb. 8

The Sts’ailes First Nation remains closed to visitors

The Sts’ailes Community School in the winter of 2019. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
School districts in the Lower Mainland have received 500,000 donted masks over the holidays. (Pixabay)

500,000 masks donated to B.C. schools

7-Eleven donated the masks to the Ministry of Education

School districts in the Lower Mainland have received 500,000 donted masks over the holidays. (Pixabay)
Highway 7 at Highlands Boulevard on Monday (Jan. 11) at 8:48 a.m. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Hwy 7 now open at Mount Woodside in Agassiz

Downed power lines closed the highway around 8:30 a.m.

Highway 7 at Highlands Boulevard on Monday (Jan. 11) at 8:48 a.m. (DriveBC)
The rail crossing on Highway 9 next to the Agassiz Harrison Museum will be closed for rehabilitation on Jan. 12 and 13, 2021. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Hwy 9 to close for train crossing upgrades in Agassiz this week

The crossing near the Agassiz Harrison Museum will be closed Jan. 12 and 13

The rail crossing on Highway 9 next to the Agassiz Harrison Museum will be closed for rehabilitation on Jan. 12 and 13, 2021. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Postmaster Barbara Ten Bos is fundraising for the Harrison Mills Community Hall after a break-in before Christmas. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Bottle drive rallies Harrison Mills for hall repairs

The Harrison Mills Community Hall suffered a holiday break-in at the post office

Postmaster Barbara Ten Bos is fundraising for the Harrison Mills Community Hall after a break-in before Christmas. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)