Harrison Hot Springs

The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
MP Brad Vis (Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon) speaks before the House of Commons on June 2. Vis spoke with Indigenous constituents directly traumatized by residential schools and brought their points before Parliament. (Screenshot/Brad Vis, MP)

‘More needs to be done’: MP Vis calls for action, probe in wake of residential school tragedy

Vis called for funding for cultural healing, investigations into residential school sites

MP Brad Vis (Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon) speaks before the House of Commons on June 2. Vis spoke with Indigenous constituents directly traumatized by residential schools and brought their points before Parliament. (Screenshot/Brad Vis, MP)
Set designers transform Civic Square in Harrison Hot Springs into a night market during the filming of “The Willows,” which will be in Harrison until June 8. The Hallmark movie is directed by Jessica Harmon, who also directed “My Best Friend’s Bouquet,” which filmed in Agassiz and Harrison last year. See more photos at agassizharrisobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Set designers transform Civic Square in Harrison Hot Springs into a night market during the filming of “The Willows,” which will be in Harrison until June 8. The Hallmark movie is directed by Jessica Harmon, who also directed “My Best Friend’s Bouquet,” which filmed in Agassiz and Harrison last year. See more photos at agassizharrisobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Two suspects, pictured in the distance in this video still, reportedly caused a family to flee a Chehalis Lake campsite in fear during Victoria Day weekend. Anyone with information is asked to contact Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211. (Photo/RCMP)
Two suspects, pictured in the distance in this video still, reportedly caused a family to flee a Chehalis Lake campsite in fear during Victoria Day weekend. Anyone with information is asked to contact Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211. (Photo/RCMP)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Ridge Meadows Bruins Rugby Club has released a member of their board of directors pending an investigation into their involvement in an altercation at a Harrison Campsite on Victoria Day. (Screenshot/Facebook)

Ridge Meadows rugby club removes board member after May 21 Harrison campsite altercation

Anyone with information about the May 21 incident should contact RCMP at 604-796-2211

The Ridge Meadows Bruins Rugby Club has released a member of their board of directors pending an investigation into their involvement in an altercation at a Harrison Campsite on Victoria Day. (Screenshot/Facebook)
(Black Press file photo)

RCMP seek leads after campers allegedly threatened at Harrison campsite

Anyone with information should contact Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211

(Black Press file photo)
A photo of the fire near Sts’ailes First Nation on May 16. This wildfire as well as one near Harrison Lake are still under firefighter observation before officially being declared out. (Walt Bliault photo)

Agassiz-Harrison wildfire sites still under observation: Wildfire Service

Sts’ailes, Harrison Lake fires classified as under control for several days

A photo of the fire near Sts’ailes First Nation on May 16. This wildfire as well as one near Harrison Lake are still under firefighter observation before officially being declared out. (Walt Bliault photo)
A photo of the Chehalis fire around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning (May 16, 2021). (Walt Bliault photo)

UPDATE: Harrison Lake, Chehalis area fires holding steady, slowly shrinking after multi-day battle

The Harrison Lake fire shrunk by five hectares by Wednesday morning from the day prior

A photo of the Chehalis fire around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning (May 16, 2021). (Walt Bliault photo)
A photo of the Chehalis fire around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning (May 16, 2021). (Walt Bliault photo)
A photo of the Chehalis fire around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning (May 16, 2021). (Walt Bliault photo)
The yellow zone indicates short-term paid parking; the black marks long-term. The red coloured area inidicates boat launch parking only while green marks free parking. (Graphic/Village of Harrison Hot Springs)

Pay parking in Harrison Hot Springs resumes May 15

Remains in effect until mid-September

The yellow zone indicates short-term paid parking; the black marks long-term. The red coloured area inidicates boat launch parking only while green marks free parking. (Graphic/Village of Harrison Hot Springs)
A lumber planer has been installed at the former Metric Modular site as PowerWood works on moving from Surrey to Agassiz. Established in 1995, the red cedar product manufacturer will have plenty of room to grow in Agassiz, said co-owner Jake Power. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Surrey cedar processor PowerWood moving to Agassiz

The company ships red cedar projects all over the world

A lumber planer has been installed at the former Metric Modular site as PowerWood works on moving from Surrey to Agassiz. Established in 1995, the red cedar product manufacturer will have plenty of room to grow in Agassiz, said co-owner Jake Power. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Todd Richard sings “Green and Blue” as HHSES students get ready to belt out the chorus during the school’s Music Monday on May 3. He is currently in the running for a top 100 spot in the 2021 Toyota Searchlight competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Todd Richard sings “Green and Blue” as HHSES students get ready to belt out the chorus during the school’s Music Monday on May 3. He is currently in the running for a top 100 spot in the 2021 Toyota Searchlight competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The new Tourism Harrison River Valley brand promotes tourism and local businesses across the District of Kent area, including Harrison Hot Springs, Agassiz, Harrison Mills and the surrounding First Nations communities. (Screenshot/Tourism Harrison River Valley)

VIDEO: New Tourism Harrison River Valley rebrand unveiled

New branding incorproates Harrison, Agassiz, Harrison Mills and area First Nations

The new Tourism Harrison River Valley brand promotes tourism and local businesses across the District of Kent area, including Harrison Hot Springs, Agassiz, Harrison Mills and the surrounding First Nations communities. (Screenshot/Tourism Harrison River Valley)
UBC Sports Hall of Famer Carrie (Watson) Watts (far right, front row) helped lead the UBC Thunderbirds to the 2004 national championship, their first since 1974. She served as assistant coach a few years after graduation. (Photo/UBC)

Agassiz-born basketball star inducted into UBC Sports Hall of Fame

Carrie (Watson) Watts helped lead the team to their first championship in decades

UBC Sports Hall of Famer Carrie (Watson) Watts (far right, front row) helped lead the UBC Thunderbirds to the 2004 national championship, their first since 1974. She served as assistant coach a few years after graduation. (Photo/UBC)
Harrison Hot Springs Resort employees continue to await word on labour negotiations. (Grace Kennedy/Observer)

Hospitality workers in Harrison, beyond await word on labour negotiations

UNITE HERE Local 40 reps say lockout notice still in effect

Harrison Hot Springs Resort employees continue to await word on labour negotiations. (Grace Kennedy/Observer)
A woman in the Harrison Mills area was attacked by a cougar on Tuesday, May 4. (File photo)

UPDATE: 2 cougars killed following attack in Harrison Mills

Attack victim remains in hospital in stable condition

A woman in the Harrison Mills area was attacked by a cougar on Tuesday, May 4. (File photo)
Harrison country artist Todd Richard adjusts his camera before filming “Green and Blue” as sung by he and the students of Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison elementary students team up with country artist, pay tribute to frontline workers

Students sang “Green and Blue” with Todd Richard as part of Music Monday

Harrison country artist Todd Richard adjusts his camera before filming “Green and Blue” as sung by he and the students of Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Members of the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club deliver a $5,000 cheque to the Braun family to help build an elevator for young Atticus, age 3. The Brauns received an additional $5,000 from the community in a fundraiser the week before, edging them ever closer to the goal. (Photo/Darcy Striker)

Agassiz family ‘blown away’ by nearly $12,000 in donations for wheelchair elevator

The community organized a nearly $7,000 fundraiser, Lions Club delivered donationcheque

Members of the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club deliver a $5,000 cheque to the Braun family to help build an elevator for young Atticus, age 3. The Brauns received an additional $5,000 from the community in a fundraiser the week before, edging them ever closer to the goal. (Photo/Darcy Striker)
Sasquatch Days typically takes place in May but has been canceled the past two years due to COVID-19. The Sts’ailes First Nation recently announced this year’s cancelation. (Photo/Tourism Harrison)

2021 Sasquatch Days canceled due to COVID-19

Second year in a row the pandemic canceled this event

Sasquatch Days typically takes place in May but has been canceled the past two years due to COVID-19. The Sts’ailes First Nation recently announced this year’s cancelation. (Photo/Tourism Harrison)