Agassiz

An inmate at Kent Institution was assaulted on May 3 and was transported to hospital to treat injuries. (File Photo)

Kent Institution inmate transported to hospital after assault

Inmate has since returned to Kent, investigation ongoing

An inmate at Kent Institution was assaulted on May 3 and was transported to hospital to treat injuries. (File Photo)
A Tuesday afternoon crash closed Highway 7 in both directions. Agassiz RCMP confirmed one person has died. (File Photo)

One dead after Highway 7 crash outside Agassiz

Tow truck, dump truck involved in crash

A Tuesday afternoon crash closed Highway 7 in both directions. Agassiz RCMP confirmed one person has died. (File Photo)
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An increase in the number of homes for sale, combined with rising interest rates, has contributing to a cooling in the Chilliwack and area real estate market. (file photo)

Chilliwack sees drop in home sales, but prices stay steady

Real estate stats reflect the impact of rising interest rates, along with more homes on the market

An increase in the number of homes for sale, combined with rising interest rates, has contributing to a cooling in the Chilliwack and area real estate market. (file photo)
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Dog illness from ingesting cannabis ‘more and more common’, Harrison Hot Springs vet says

Symptoms like staggering, disorientation can also mimic more serious ailments

(Black Press Media File)
DJ Shub – a founding member of Tribe Called Red – is performing at the Harrison Festival of the Arts this year. DJ Shub is also credited as a founder of the electric pow wow sound, combining Indigenous music with an electronic twist. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

2022 Harrison Festival of The Arts lineup revealed

This year’s Festival chock full of world-class music

DJ Shub – a founding member of Tribe Called Red – is performing at the Harrison Festival of the Arts this year. DJ Shub is also credited as a founder of the electric pow wow sound, combining Indigenous music with an electronic twist. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
Briefly seen over a road in Kent, Wash., this fireball was seen in multiple places in B.C., including Agassiz, Abbotsford and Peachland. The event was seen on Tuesday, April 26, between 8:45 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. (Screenshot/AMS)

VIDEO: ‘Fireball’ blazes across Fraser Valley night sky

Witnesses reported event as far north as Kamloops and as far south as Portland

Briefly seen over a road in Kent, Wash., this fireball was seen in multiple places in B.C., including Agassiz, Abbotsford and Peachland. The event was seen on Tuesday, April 26, between 8:45 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. (Screenshot/AMS)
An inmate at maximum-security Kent Institution has been taken to hospital following a reported assault on Wednesday evening. (Correctional Service Canada, flickr.com/csc_imagery)

Kent Institution inmate in stable condition following assault

Multiple assailants reportedly involved in stabbing incident

An inmate at maximum-security Kent Institution has been taken to hospital following a reported assault on Wednesday evening. (Correctional Service Canada, flickr.com/csc_imagery)
Cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis concentrate were among the seized items in a recent operation at Mountain Institution in Agassiz. (File Photo)
Cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis concentrate were among the seized items in a recent operation at Mountain Institution in Agassiz. (File Photo)
Mountain Institution in Agassiz. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

59 inmates at Mountain Institution in Agassiz test positive for COVID-19

‘Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting throughout the site is continuing’

Mountain Institution in Agassiz. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
This was the site of the worst of five mudslides along Vedder Mountain Road in Chilliwack captured on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. More flood recovery funding was announced April 14, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

More than $7 million in flood recovery funds earmarked for Eastern Fraser Valley communities

‘People in the Fraser Valley were devastated by November’s floods,’ says Chilliwack MLA

This was the site of the worst of five mudslides along Vedder Mountain Road in Chilliwack captured on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. More flood recovery funding was announced April 14, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Ferny Coombe pool is slated to be replaced with a new year-round indoor aquatic centre in Agassiz, thanks to a grant from the government. (Contributed Photo/Reta Buchanan)

Multi-million dollar gov’t grants to fund new aquatic centre

Ferny Coombe pool to be replaced with new centre in the next few years

The Ferny Coombe pool is slated to be replaced with a new year-round indoor aquatic centre in Agassiz, thanks to a grant from the government. (Contributed Photo/Reta Buchanan)
Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue has responded to seven calls in 2022 to date. (Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue aids stranded trio at Chehalis Lake

Well-prepared campers prevented potential tragic outcome, KHSAR says

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue has responded to seven calls in 2022 to date. (Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)
The Harrison Festival Society will receive grant funding to help fund iconic activities like the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (File Photo/Vickie Legere)

Chilliwack, Agassiz-Harrison arts orgs get grant funding

Province announced more than $12 million for arts organizations across the province

The Harrison Festival Society will receive grant funding to help fund iconic activities like the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (File Photo/Vickie Legere)
Ukraine flag (File Photo)

Agassiz church raises nearly $10,000 for aid in Ukraine

St. Anthony of Padua Parish raised $9,500

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Sandpiper Golf Course tapped as PGA B.C. tournament stop

Sandpiper is one of three Lower Mainland courses on the 2022 tourney circuit

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VIDEO: Paraglider swoops in for landing in Agassiz

Nearby Mount Woodside is a popular launch point during the warmer months

(Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
B.C. Transit is looking to expand service hours and route connections for Agassiz-Harrison, among other short- and medium-term goals. (File Photo/Megan Atkins-Baker)

Transit goals to include new route from Kent to Mission: B.C. Transit officials

B.C. Transit also looking to expand hours on Agassiz-Harrison route

B.C. Transit is looking to expand service hours and route connections for Agassiz-Harrison, among other short- and medium-term goals. (File Photo/Megan Atkins-Baker)
The Sts’ailes flag is a permanent installation beside the Harrison, B.C. and Canadian flags. (File photo)

Sts’ailes, provincial government reach major reconciliation agreement

Agreement includes funding for land for primary health care centre

The Sts’ailes flag is a permanent installation beside the Harrison, B.C. and Canadian flags. (File photo)
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino speaks at a press conference at Seabird Island on Wednesday (March 9). Mendicino announced $3.1 million in funding for crime prevention programs for Agassiz-area First Nations youth. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Canada Public Safety Minister announces funding for Seabird Island youth programs

‘Contented Spirit – Sthalethi sewelh’ designed to prevent youth crime, gang involvement

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino speaks at a press conference at Seabird Island on Wednesday (March 9). Mendicino announced $3.1 million in funding for crime prevention programs for Agassiz-area First Nations youth. (Adam Louis/Observer)