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B.C. Education Minister and MLA-Elect Kelli Paddon join a chorus of voices calling for the resignation of Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld. (File photo)

B.C. Education minister, Chilliwack-Kent MLA-elect call for Neufeld to step down

Kelli Paddon, Rob Fleming condemn Neufeld’s latest derogatory rant comments

B.C. Education Minister and MLA-Elect Kelli Paddon join a chorus of voices calling for the resignation of Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld. (File photo)
A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

BCSPCA warns Chilliwack dog owners of toxic substances found in area parks

Keep dogs leashed, if they are ill, seek immediate help, BCSPCA urges

A woman walks her dog in Sardis Park on a rainy day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
MLA-elect Kelli Paddon posted on Facebook on Thursday, Nov. 19, standing against those sending her explicit and inappropriate messages through the social media platform. (File Photo)

‘Let’s do better’: MLA-elect Paddon fights back against online sexism, harassment

Kelli Paddon decries explicit messages, pictures directed at her

MLA-elect Kelli Paddon posted on Facebook on Thursday, Nov. 19, standing against those sending her explicit and inappropriate messages through the social media platform. (File Photo)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is now self-guided tour

Photographers, birdwatchers quietly observe area eagles

Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)
A drone's-eye view of the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge, as shot by Ryan Dyck. Dyck runs a YouTube channel called Shutter Speed Network, featuring a number of his videography and photography projects from across the Lower Mainland. He currently has 1,600 subscribers. (Screenshot/Shutter Speed Network)

WATCH: Drone footage offers spectacular view of Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge

Local photographer Ryan Dyck’s footage caught the eye of local social media

A drone's-eye view of the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge, as shot by Ryan Dyck. Dyck runs a YouTube channel called Shutter Speed Network, featuring a number of his videography and photography projects from across the Lower Mainland. He currently has 1,600 subscribers. (Screenshot/Shutter Speed Network)
Another cougar has been spotted in the Seabird Island community. (File photo)

Cougar sighted near Seabird Island school

Go outdoors in groups of two or more, officials advise

Another cougar has been spotted in the Seabird Island community. (File photo)
MLA-elect Kelli Paddon beat Incumbent Laurie Throness (Independent) by more than 1,300 votes as counting all but finished on Saturday afternoon. (Submitted)
MLA-elect Kelli Paddon beat Incumbent Laurie Throness (Independent) by more than 1,300 votes as counting all but finished on Saturday afternoon. (Submitted)
Kyber is ok. We promise. (Lauren Mitchell)

Wall of Shame?: Observer readers share their unflattering dog pics

We asked, you delivered. Who’s a good reader? You are!

Kyber is ok. We promise. (Lauren Mitchell)
Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (Independent).
Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (Independent).
Chilliwack-Kent provincial election NDP candidate Kelli Paddon watching results as they come in on election night Oct. 24, 2020. She currently maintains the lead, but an estimated 5,000-plus mail-in ballots are yet to be counted. (Submitted)
Chilliwack-Kent provincial election NDP candidate Kelli Paddon watching results as they come in on election night Oct. 24, 2020. She currently maintains the lead, but an estimated 5,000-plus mail-in ballots are yet to be counted. (Submitted)
The smaller eagle on the left side of the picture has been stolen from the Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation. If found, contact the community office at 604-796-6129 or email info@skwahlook.com. (Contributed Photo/Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation)

Eagle carving stolen from Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation

If seen, contact the First Nation community office at 604-796-9129

The smaller eagle on the left side of the picture has been stolen from the Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation. If found, contact the community office at 604-796-6129 or email info@skwahlook.com. (Contributed Photo/Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation)
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness watches the results on election night. The ex-Liberal’s tumultuous campaign and the narrow margin for victory ahead of the mail-in ballot count leaves the future of the riding’s seat in limbo for at least the next week. (Facebook/Laurie Throness)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Future for incumbent Throness uncertain as riding awaits results

Chilliwack-Kent candidate hopeful, resigned waiting on final count

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Laurie Throness watches the results on election night. The ex-Liberal’s tumultuous campaign and the narrow margin for victory ahead of the mail-in ballot count leaves the future of the riding’s seat in limbo for at least the next week. (Facebook/Laurie Throness)
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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Agassiz Seniors Community

First declared outbreak in Agassiz-Harrison since pandemic began

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Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (BC Liberal).
Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (BC Liberal).
Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (Independent).

Chilliwack-Kent: 8,700 votes cast ahead of 2020 election

There are more than 43,000 registered voters in the riding

Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness (Independent).
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One dead after fiery crash near Agassiz

Agassiz RCMP report a 56-year-old man died Friday night

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EDITORIAL: Whose side are you on?

Editor Adam Louis says there’s no change without making your voice known

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Seabird Island Cheif Jim Harris confirmed the October 6 exposure event at Seabird Island Dental Clinic resulted in no positive cases for COVID-19.

‘Under control at all times’: No COVID cases in recent exposure at Seabird Island dental office

Chief Jim Harris said protocols in place meant no risk to public, dental clinic staff members

Seabird Island Cheif Jim Harris confirmed the October 6 exposure event at Seabird Island Dental Clinic resulted in no positive cases for COVID-19.
Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until close to the end of the month. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)

“Solitary” Update: Dramatic action scene to be filmed in Agassiz

‘Solitary’ will film a break-in, getaway at Kent Outdoors

Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until close to the end of the month. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)