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Map of positive COVID-19 cases for Jan. 3 to 9 by local health area. (BCCDC)

Agassiz-Harrison area sees 19 COVID-19 cases in seven days

The local health area has seen around one in every 500 people test positive from Jan. 3 to 9

Map of positive COVID-19 cases for Jan. 3 to 9 by local health area. (BCCDC)
Agassiz resident Miel Bernstein is collecting sanitary products for locals in need. These products came from her donation drive before Christmas and were delivered to people in need in Chilliwack and Agassiz. (Contributed)

Agassiz resident collecting pads, tampons for women in need

The program will help provide menstrual and incontinence products for people in Chilliwack, Agassiz

Agassiz resident Miel Bernstein is collecting sanitary products for locals in need. These products came from her donation drive before Christmas and were delivered to people in need in Chilliwack and Agassiz. (Contributed)
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)
Dean Sims’ Agassiz Avenue home is decked out for the holidays, and inviting visitors to stay and take a look. (Dean Sims/Facebook)

Holiday home turns Agassiz Ave into festive wonderland

Dean Sims has been decking the halls for Christmas for the last 18 years

Dean Sims’ Agassiz Avenue home is decked out for the holidays, and inviting visitors to stay and take a look. (Dean Sims/Facebook)
(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 Hot Springs is currently undergoing a housing needs assessment, to see where the community is lacking and what its specific needs are. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Most Harrison rental housing unaffordable: report

Harrison’s new housing needs assessment will be discussed in council Monday night

Harrison Hot Springs is currently undergoing a housing needs assessment, to see where the community is lacking and what its specific needs are. (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)
Mya Onos during her practice with the Sardis Flyers at Chilliwack’s Twin Rinks in March. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz speed skater heading to BC Winter Games

Mya Onos will be representing the Fraser Valley in Fort St. John this February

Mya Onos during her practice with the Sardis Flyers at Chilliwack’s Twin Rinks in March. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Vent du Nord will be performing at the Harrison Festival’s Season of Performing Arts this November. (Contributed)

Vent du Nord comes to Harrison for Season of Performing Arts

The francophone folk group will be performing Nov. 30

Vent du Nord will be performing at the Harrison Festival’s Season of Performing Arts this November. (Contributed)
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)
Justin Saris, 37, was last heard from in Hope on Nov. 6, 2019, while travelling from Edmonton to Chilliwack. (RCMP)

UPDATE: Missing Edmonton man found

Justin Saris, 37, was on his way to Chilliwack from Edmonton

Justin Saris, 37, was last heard from in Hope on Nov. 6, 2019, while travelling from Edmonton to Chilliwack. (RCMP)
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)
The RCMP dive team recovered the vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Tuesday (Nov. 5) in Harrison. (John Allen/Contributed)

UPDATE: RCMP dive team recovers vehicle from Harrison Lake

The team retrieved the vehicle around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The RCMP dive team recovered the vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Tuesday (Nov. 5) in Harrison. (John Allen/Contributed)
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)
Harrison Hot Springs Elementary students take part in the school’s Bunny Run on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Support staff at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary and K-12 schools across the district have ratified a three-year agreement that will see them receive a two per cent pay increase each year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Fraser Cascade support staff ratify three-year agreement

The agreement will see support staff workers get a two per cent wage increase each year

Harrison Hot Springs Elementary students take part in the school’s Bunny Run on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Support staff at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary and K-12 schools across the district have ratified a three-year agreement that will see them receive a two per cent pay increase each year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Two people were killed and one seriously injured when a vehicle plunged into Harrison Lake. The vehicle was found on Sunday, Nov.3, 2019. (Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: Two killed when SUV veers into Harrison Lake

The only survivor managed to get out of the partially submerged SUV

Two people were killed and one seriously injured when a vehicle plunged into Harrison Lake. The vehicle was found on Sunday, Nov.3, 2019. (Shane MacKichan)
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)
Cypress Roed (right) and her mom Chantelle Deley are getting ready for a kidney transplant for Cypress later this month. Deley is hoping the community wil come together to help the family financially while Cypress is in the hospital.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison girl to get long-awaited kidney transplant

Cypress Roed’s family hopes the community will come together to support them through the transplant

Cypress Roed (right) and her mom Chantelle Deley are getting ready for a kidney transplant for Cypress later this month. Deley is hoping the community wil come together to help the family financially while Cypress is in the hospital.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)