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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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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

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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)
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)