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LETTER: Protecting others is honouring God

Rebecca Stirling voices her agreement with retired pastor

 

Lina Scott of DeRoche won $100,000 after mistakenly believing she’d won $1,000. (Contributed Photo/BCLC)

Lottery: Deroche woman wins 100 times more money than she thought

Rina Scott thought she won $1,000, wins $100,000

 

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LETTER: Committed citizens can change the world

Activists Harold Bruins, Lauren Mitchell and Judy Barron share their thoughts on the quarry denial

 

Agassiz-Harrison has had 66 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to recently released data from the BC CDC. (Contributed graphic/BC CDC)

Agassiz Seniors Community: Three staff members, one resident positive for COVID-19 in new outbreak

Agassiz-Harrison has had 66 cases since the pandemic began, according to recent BCCDC data

Agassiz-Harrison has had 66 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to recently released data from the BC CDC. (Contributed graphic/BC CDC)
The Van Django trio with special guests LJ Mounteney and Andy Hillhouse are set to play for the virtual Cool Yule holiday variety concert via Side Door. Tickets are $10, which are available through Harrison Festival Society (Contributed Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)

Django Bells: Cool Yule brings Harrison holiday cheer home

Van Django trio and special guests to bring on holiday hits with a jazzy twists

The Van Django trio with special guests LJ Mounteney and Andy Hillhouse are set to play for the virtual Cool Yule holiday variety concert via Side Door. Tickets are $10, which are available through Harrison Festival Society (Contributed Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
Jack Knight poses with his number one fan 2-year-old Carter. Though much of the 7 p.m. noise tribute to COVID-19 front line workers has faded out, Knight has never missed an evening since late March. (Adam Louis/Observer)

‘They just have my heart’: Harrison bugler still tributing health care workers each evening

Jack Knight toots his own horn – for all those fighting the pandemic every day

Jack Knight poses with his number one fan 2-year-old Carter. Though much of the 7 p.m. noise tribute to COVID-19 front line workers has faded out, Knight has never missed an evening since late March. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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Quarry stopped: Friends of Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs feel relief, jubilation

Senior mining inspector Jim Dunkley denied Mining Act permit on Friday, Dec. 4

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A dinosaur takes a quiet moment to gaze over the edge of the world on Mt. Cheam. Posted on Instagram account thebouds27 (aka Eric Boudreau) collaborating with JustABitFarther, the video of two T-rexes frolicking, boxing and enjoying vegetables in the snow found new life in Agassiz’s social media circles recently. (Screenshot/Instagram)

VIDEO: Cavorting T-rexes run amok on Mt. Cheam

Local photographers, hikers film video of dinos running, boxing on Mt. Cheam

A dinosaur takes a quiet moment to gaze over the edge of the world on Mt. Cheam. Posted on Instagram account thebouds27 (aka Eric Boudreau) collaborating with JustABitFarther, the video of two T-rexes frolicking, boxing and enjoying vegetables in the snow found new life in Agassiz’s social media circles recently. (Screenshot/Instagram)
A black-capped chickadee tolerates the 40 below zero weather. (File)

Harrison Christmas Bird Count taking flight

Local bird watchers help with worldwide bird tracking effort

A black-capped chickadee tolerates the 40 below zero weather. (File)
Phyllis Stenson, a mainstay of the local arts scene and the Harrison Festival of the Arts, passed away earlier this month. Stenson was crucial in setting up the foundation for relationships, funding and more that continue even now to echo well past her retirement in 2013. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival, Fraser Valley arts icon Phyllis Stenson mourned

Stenson passed away in late November, leaving lasting legacy of passion for the arts behind

Phyllis Stenson, a mainstay of the local arts scene and the Harrison Festival of the Arts, passed away earlier this month. Stenson was crucial in setting up the foundation for relationships, funding and more that continue even now to echo well past her retirement in 2013. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members work quickly to prepare a badly injured paraglider pilot for transport following a harrowing treetop rescue this past weekend. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue saves paraglider in treetop rescue

Pilot tried to rescue themselves but sustained serious injuries in a 30-foot fall

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members work quickly to prepare a badly injured paraglider pilot for transport following a harrowing treetop rescue this past weekend. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)
The paraglider pilot, while attempting to free himself, dropped 30 feet and sustained serious injuries as Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members worked quickly to extract him from the trees. They were able to get him to a waiting ambulance at the end of a nearby forest service road. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)

UPDATE: Rescued paraglider being treated for non-life threatening injuries

Pilot tried to self-rescue but sustained serious injuries in a 30-foot fall

The paraglider pilot, while attempting to free himself, dropped 30 feet and sustained serious injuries as Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members worked quickly to extract him from the trees. They were able to get him to a waiting ambulance at the end of a nearby forest service road. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)
Kelli Paddon, signing her name on screen in centre, is sworn in as the Chilliwack-Kent MLA by Premier John Horgan on Nov. 24, 2020. (Screenshot)
Kelli Paddon, signing her name on screen in centre, is sworn in as the Chilliwack-Kent MLA by Premier John Horgan on Nov. 24, 2020. (Screenshot)
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)
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)
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)