Agassiz

RCMP officers in formal dress at the Nov. 24 opening ceremony for the RCMP’s new Investigative Services Building at 8311 Kiernan Drive. The former City of Chilliwack operations building, seen in the background, was renovated for the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment at a cost of approximately $4-million. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack RCMP excited to move into new Investigative Services Building

The massive space will be home to several units who will have access to cutting-edge policing tech

 

The Limbert Mountain fire burns east of Harrison Mills on Sunday, Nov. 20. Firefighters have kept the blaze away from nearby homes and have kept it from spreading as the fire entered its fourth day of burning. (Photo/Jason Wilson)

Agassiz area wildfires are ‘being held’

No change in size for either of 2 wildfires in the area

 

Bald eagles congregate on the Harrison River every year to get their fill of spawning salmon. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Dry conditions don’t hinder massive bald eagle gathering along Harrison River

Thousands of bald eagles congregate in the Harrison Mills area annually in mid-November

 

Smoke flows from the Limbert Mountain fire, one of two late-season wildfires burning in the Agassiz-Harrison area this weekend. (Adam Louis/Observer)

The battle continues against 2 ‘out-of-control’ Agassiz-area wildfires

Nearby residents on evacuation alert as fires are classified ‘out of control’

Smoke flows from the Limbert Mountain fire, one of two late-season wildfires burning in the Agassiz-Harrison area this weekend. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Fire on Limbert Mountain off Highway 7 in Agassiz. (Facebook/Corrina Lanyon)

VIDEO: Smoke spreads in Agassiz-Harrison as November wildfires burn

Several local agencies involved in fighting fires

Fire on Limbert Mountain off Highway 7 in Agassiz. (Facebook/Corrina Lanyon)
Smoke can plainly be seen and smelled in the Agassiz-Harrison Mills area as two late-season wildfires burn. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Multiple fire departments join the fight against two Agassiz area wildfires

State of local emergency declared, emergency operations centre activated

Smoke can plainly be seen and smelled in the Agassiz-Harrison Mills area as two late-season wildfires burn. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Residents on Limbert Road have been issued an evacuation alert due to the nearby wildfire. (Photo/Corinna Lanyon)

UPDATE: Agassiz-Harrison area wildfires are human-caused: B.C. Wildfire Service

Firefighters have been on the scene since early Thursday morning

Residents on Limbert Road have been issued an evacuation alert due to the nearby wildfire. (Photo/Corinna Lanyon)
Posing with the mountain of donated items collected in the 2018 Realtors Care Blanket Drive are RE/Max Nyda Realtor Brad Latham and Steve Lerigny, CADREB executive officer. (Submitted)
Posing with the mountain of donated items collected in the 2018 Realtors Care Blanket Drive are RE/Max Nyda Realtor Brad Latham and Steve Lerigny, CADREB executive officer. (Submitted)
Fire on Limbert Mountain off Highway 7 in Agassiz. (Facebook/Corrina Lanyon)

UPDATE: Second wildfire ignites near Agassiz

Fire crews were on-scene as of 4:30 a.m. watching for sparks and possible flareups

Fire on Limbert Mountain off Highway 7 in Agassiz. (Facebook/Corrina Lanyon)
Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force were recently recognized for their above-and-beyond efforts in rescueing stranded motorists during the atmospheric river disaster in Agassiz-Harrison in 2021. (File Photo)

RCAF squad praised for Agassiz-area rescues during last year’s floods

The RCAF 442nd Squadron awarded Barry Marsden Memorial Award

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force were recently recognized for their above-and-beyond efforts in rescueing stranded motorists during the atmospheric river disaster in Agassiz-Harrison in 2021. (File Photo)
Members of the Sto:lo community bring in a house post to All-Saints Anglican Church in Agassiz on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Sto:lo community presents Agassiz church with house post

House post symbolizes friendship, respect between church, First Nations community

Members of the Sto:lo community bring in a house post to All-Saints Anglican Church in Agassiz on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Shirley Nate of Harrison Mills died of severe injuries five weeks after she came into contact with a live, low-hanging hydro wire. Seven years later, her family continues to seek justice. (Contributed Photo)

Kent officials respond to new allegations in 2015 death of Harrison Mills woman

Mayor strongly encourages any new evidence to be submitted to police

Shirley Nate of Harrison Mills died of severe injuries five weeks after she came into contact with a live, low-hanging hydro wire. Seven years later, her family continues to seek justice. (Contributed Photo)
Lights along the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge are not expected to be functioning again until early Monday. (File Photo)

TRAFFIC: Lights are out along Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge

Lights not expected to be repaired until Monday

Lights along the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge are not expected to be functioning again until early Monday. (File Photo)
There is a winning Lotto Max ticket in the Mission-Kent area worth $1 million. The winning numbers were called on Tuesday (Oct. 18). (File Photo)
There is a winning Lotto Max ticket in the Mission-Kent area worth $1 million. The winning numbers were called on Tuesday (Oct. 18). (File Photo)
Firefighters from three departments fight a house fire in the Seabird Island community. No one was hurt. (Adam Louis/Observer)

No injuries following Seabird Island house fire

Cause under investigation, not suspicious, AFD says

Firefighters from three departments fight a house fire in the Seabird Island community. No one was hurt. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band performed on the CP Holiday Train’s stage during its 2017 stop in Agassiz. (File Photo)

All Aboard! CP Holiday Train to make a stop in Agassiz

For the first time in three years, the train is back

Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band performed on the CP Holiday Train’s stage during its 2017 stop in Agassiz. (File Photo)
Canadian Celtic duo Pierre Schryer and Adam Dobres have two performances scheduled on Friday, Oct. 14, as part of Harrison Festival Society’s Tunes About Town series. (Graphic/Schryer and Dobres)
Canadian Celtic duo Pierre Schryer and Adam Dobres have two performances scheduled on Friday, Oct. 14, as part of Harrison Festival Society’s Tunes About Town series. (Graphic/Schryer and Dobres)
The temperature milestone on Oct. 7 marks at least the second time Agassiz has been recorded as the hottest place in Canada within the past year. (File Photo)
The temperature milestone on Oct. 7 marks at least the second time Agassiz has been recorded as the hottest place in Canada within the past year. (File Photo)
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Correctional Service seizes $223,000 in contraband at Kent Institution

Seized items include THC, cell phones, hacksaw blade

(File Photo)
Air quality issues persist across the Fraser Valley due to wildfires in Washington State and in the Lower Mainland. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress)

Air quality advisory issued for Agassiz-Harrison, Chilliwack, Hope

Particulate matter from nearby wildfires could cause breathing issues: Metro Vancouver

Air quality issues persist across the Fraser Valley due to wildfires in Washington State and in the Lower Mainland. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress)