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Sasquatch Mountain Resort’s new quad chair is ready to go for the 2019/2020 season. (Sasquatch Mountain Resort/Instagram)

New quad chair ready to go for Sasquatch Mountain Resort opening

The Yeti Cruiser will replace the two-person Skyline chair at the Hemlock Valley ski resort

Sasquatch Mountain Resort’s new quad chair is ready to go for the 2019/2020 season. (Sasquatch Mountain Resort/Instagram)
(From left to right) MLA Laurie Throness, Harrison councillors Michie Vidal and Samantha Piper, FVRD chair Jason Lum, Minister of Tourism Lisa Beare, Sasquatch, Harrison mayor Leo Facio, Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger and Harrison councillor Gerry Palmer take part in the ribbon cutting for Harrison’s Starlight Skating Rink. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

‘Starlight Skating Rink’ welcomed to Harrison

The winning name was chosen by Harrison resident Wendy Baldwin

(From left to right) MLA Laurie Throness, Harrison councillors Michie Vidal and Samantha Piper, FVRD chair Jason Lum, Minister of Tourism Lisa Beare, Sasquatch, Harrison mayor Leo Facio, Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger and Harrison councillor Gerry Palmer take part in the ribbon cutting for Harrison’s Starlight Skating Rink. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison’s synthetic outdoor rink opened for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 23. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison rink name to be unveiled today

The rink will have its grand opening today, although it’s been open to skaters for more than a week

Harrison’s synthetic outdoor rink opened for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 23. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
(Black Press Media file)

Stumpage rates result in job losses for 50 Fraser Valley employees

The company has operations in Chilliwack, Mission, Harrison Mills, Vancouver Island and the Interior

(Black Press Media file)
Visitors to the Sandpiper Golf Course took in the eagle extravaganza at the 24th annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Fewer people, but positive eagle numbers at Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

The rain saw fewer people than last year attend the festival

Visitors to the Sandpiper Golf Course took in the eagle extravaganza at the 24th annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
An Xtraice representative tests out Harrison’s new synthetic skating rink. (Village of Harrison Hot Springs/Facebook)

Harrison outdoor skating rink to open this weekend

Public skating will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

An Xtraice representative tests out Harrison’s new synthetic skating rink. (Village of Harrison Hot Springs/Facebook)
Bald eagles descended on the Harrison River during the Bald Eagle Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Bald Eagle Festival welcomes tourists, salmon, eagles to Harrison Mills

The annual festival took place on Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17

Bald eagles descended on the Harrison River during the Bald Eagle Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, located near the Sts’ailes First Nation and Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)

Inmate captured after Friday morning escape from Harrison Mills institution

Roger Sampson escaped the Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village around 7:15 a.m.

The Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, located near the Sts’ailes First Nation and Harrison Mills. (Google Maps)
Eagles have no shortage of food in the Harrison River this time of year.                                 (Photo/Bob Friesen)

Harrison Mills to welcome thousands of eagles this winter

Visitors will get a chance to see the many eagles at the Bald Eagle Festival this month

Eagles have no shortage of food in the Harrison River this time of year.                                 (Photo/Bob Friesen)
A B.C.-wide warrant was issued for Ian Gerald Mountain, 33, of Cultus Lake back in July. He was captured on Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP)

Prolific offender from Cultus Lake arrested

RCMP took Ian Mountain into custody more than three months after releasing a warrant for his arrest

A B.C.-wide warrant was issued for Ian Gerald Mountain, 33, of Cultus Lake back in July. He was captured on Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP)
VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack

The bovine tumbled out of the back of a trailer while travelling westbound on the highway

VIDEO: Loose cow causes traffic problems on Highway 1 in Chilliwack
Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Harrison’s Lights by the Lake to open for second year this November

The grand opening for the light display will be on Saturday, Nov. 23

Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
(Elections Canada photo)

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)