Agassiz

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UPDATE: 1 injured in rollover crash near Harrison Mills

Motorists advised to use caution near Mount Woodside

 

A man was transported to hospital late last week with serious injuries following a hit and run incident in the Popkum area. (File Photo)

Agassiz RCMP seeking assistance in hit and run in Popkum

Pedestrian struck, suspect vehicle is newer gray pickup

 

A life-sized cutout of Dolly Parton at the top of the Jinkerson stairs in Chilliwack, in June 2020. The Kent-Harrison Foundation granted the local Imagination Library $1,100 toward their cause – just in time for Dolly’s 77th birthday. (File Photo)

Kent-Harrison Foundation gives back to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

A $1,100 grant went to help ship more books across Fraser Valley

 

Correctional Service Canada officers seized more than $100,000 worth of contraband during a 10-day search. (File Photo)
Correctional Service Canada officers seized more than $100,000 worth of contraband during a 10-day search. (File Photo)
A “cyclist on bridge” signal standing over the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge is an example of recent active transportation investments in the eastern Fraser Valley. (Adam Louis/Observer)

District of Kent, Mission receive active transportation funding

A total of $99,000 will be invested in the communities’ projects, Minister says

A “cyclist on bridge” signal standing over the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge is an example of recent active transportation investments in the eastern Fraser Valley. (Adam Louis/Observer)
A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack real estate market sees increase in strata home values

At the same time, single-family home sales and average values continued to decline in December

A house for sale sign in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 6, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Illegal harvests of maple burls is a common problem in the Agassiz-Harrison area. Agassiz RCMP are looking for the public’s help to prevent more trees from being killed by this poaching problem. (File Photo)

Agassiz RCMP seek public help as maple burl poaching problem persists

Harvesting the prized wood kills off old trees, RCMP says

Illegal harvests of maple burls is a common problem in the Agassiz-Harrison area. Agassiz RCMP are looking for the public’s help to prevent more trees from being killed by this poaching problem. (File Photo)
Mountain Institution in Agassiz has been placed on lockdown for an “exceptional search,” Correctional Service Canada announced on Tuesday (Jan. 4). (File Photo)

Mountain Institution near Agassiz locked down for extensive search

Medium-security facility was last locked down in July 2022

Mountain Institution in Agassiz has been placed on lockdown for an “exceptional search,” Correctional Service Canada announced on Tuesday (Jan. 4). (File Photo)
Chilliwack single family home values were seven per cent higher from July 2021 to July 2022, according to BC Assessment. (Submitted)

BC Assessment numbers show Chilliwack home values among Lower Mainland’s lowest

The typical value of a single family home increased, but at a slower rate than most communities

Chilliwack single family home values were seven per cent higher from July 2021 to July 2022, according to BC Assessment. (Submitted)
Huge blocks of ice line the Fraser River near the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge following a severe cold snap and subsequent winter storms. (Photo/Valerie Pentz)

PHOTOS: Smart car-sized ice blocks build up at Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge after severe winter storms

Ice buildup along Agassiz-Harrison stretch captivate nature lovers

Huge blocks of ice line the Fraser River near the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge following a severe cold snap and subsequent winter storms. (Photo/Valerie Pentz)
Some of the best fish habitat anywhere is in the Heart of the Fraser between Mission and Hope. (File Photo)

‘Heart of the Fraser’ riverfront property near Agassiz to be restored to natural state

B.C. Parks Foundation purchased 35 hectares of land to conserve critical habitat

Some of the best fish habitat anywhere is in the Heart of the Fraser between Mission and Hope. (File Photo)
Residents across Agassiz-Harrison had to dig themselves out of a thick layer of snow on Tuesday (Dec. 20) morning. (Photo/Sharon Sharp)

TRAFFIC: Travel advisory issued for Highway 9 in Agassiz

Snow is anticipated to turn into freezing rain

Residents across Agassiz-Harrison had to dig themselves out of a thick layer of snow on Tuesday (Dec. 20) morning. (Photo/Sharon Sharp)
The Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board’s annual tour of Christmas lights for 2022. (CADREB)

Spirits brighten on the annual Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board Christmas light tour

Visit great light displays all over Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope

  • Dec 22, 2022
The Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board’s annual tour of Christmas lights for 2022. (CADREB)
The CP Holiday Train stopped in Agassiz this weekend for the first time in three years. Hundreds of people lined the tracks to check out the holiday display on wheels. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: CP Holiday Train’s long-awaited return draws hundreds to Agassiz

Country music and Christmas cheer warmed up a cold, rainy night

The CP Holiday Train stopped in Agassiz this weekend for the first time in three years. Hundreds of people lined the tracks to check out the holiday display on wheels. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Rosedale-Popkum Village has entered its second stage of development just off Highway 9. The future commercial space is set to include a Starbucks and a Dairy Queen. (Graphics/Rhee Ga Properties)

Big business development under construction in Rosedale includes Starbucks, Dairy Queen

Four retail sites also included in second phase of development project

Rosedale-Popkum Village has entered its second stage of development just off Highway 9. The future commercial space is set to include a Starbucks and a Dairy Queen. (Graphics/Rhee Ga Properties)
Two Kent Institution inmates have been assaulted in just as many weeks. Correctional Service Canada and the Agassiz RCMP are investigating. (File Photo)

2 inmates assaulted in 2 weeks at Kent Institution in Agassiz

Both inmates transported to outside hospital for treatment

Two Kent Institution inmates have been assaulted in just as many weeks. Correctional Service Canada and the Agassiz RCMP are investigating. (File Photo)
The Chilliwack-and-area real estate market continues a slow and steady downturn after hitting absurd heights in 2021. (Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press)

Chilliwack home sales and inventory dip in November

The local market saw a small surge in October, but last month’s numbers resumed a downward trend

The Chilliwack-and-area real estate market continues a slow and steady downturn after hitting absurd heights in 2021. (Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press)
Fraser Health official Sandy Drieschner with Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon and Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter in the Chilliwack Primary Care Centre on May 13, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack MLAs get new responsibilities in legislature after cabinet announced

MLAs named minister of state (infrastructure/transit), parliamentary secretary for gender equity

Fraser Health official Sandy Drieschner with Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon and Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter in the Chilliwack Primary Care Centre on May 13, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Traffic slowed significantly along Highway 7 west of Deroche following a two-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

2-vehicle crash near Deroche sends 3 to hospital on Monday

Three people were transported to hospital for non-life threatening injuries following a…

Traffic slowed significantly along Highway 7 west of Deroche following a two-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
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

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)