Agassiz

Smoke can plainly be seen and smelled in the Agassiz-Harrison Mills area as two late-season wildfires burn. (Adam Louis/Observer)

2 Agassiz-area wildfires being tackled by multiple crews

State of local emergency declared, emergency operations centre activated

 

Fire on Limbert Mountain off Highway 7 in Agassiz. (Facebook/Corrina Lanyon)

Early-morning wildfire broke out on Limbert Mountain near Agassiz

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

 

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)

B.C. rescue squad praised for rescuing trapped drivers during last year’s floods

The RCAF 442nd Squadron awarded Barry Marsden Memorial Award

 

Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)

VIDEO: Actor Ben Ayres chats about upcoming Hallmark movie, filming in Agassiz-Harrison

Ayres stars in ‘Long Lost Christmas’, premiering Nov. 19

Actor Benjamin Ayres (left) poses with Allen and Karolin at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. He stayed at the resort while filming “Long Lost Christmas” in Agassiz-Harrison for the past two weeks. (Instagram/@benjaminayres)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO BC) is investigating whether or not police action contributed to several injuries during a crash on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz involving a stolen vehicle. (File photo)

B.C. watchdog investigating police chase that sent 2 suspects, 2 civilians to hospital

Driver of suspect vehicle crashed into civilian one along Lougheed Highway in Agassiz Sept. 17

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO BC) is investigating whether or not police action contributed to several injuries during a crash on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz involving a stolen vehicle. (File photo)
Prospector Kru Williams and Chiliwack mountaineer Adam and Palmer hike through unforgiving terrain in search of a legendary deposit of gold in the premiere episode of 'Deadman's Curse," a new series that premieres on History in d (Screenshot/ HIstory Channel)
Prospector Kru Williams and Chiliwack mountaineer Adam and Palmer hike through unforgiving terrain in search of a legendary deposit of gold in the premiere episode of 'Deadman's Curse," a new series that premieres on History in d (Screenshot/ HIstory Channel)
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Guilty plea on multiple charges in death of Harrison Mills boy

Sentencing hearing scheduled for Nov. 8

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Film crew cars and helicopters were parked across from Harrison Resort Golf Course as part of the filming of “Hourglass” in the Harrison Lake area. (Adam Louis/Observer)

“Godzilla” series filming in Harrison Lake area

Series with working title “Hourglass” filming in various B.C. locales

Film crew cars and helicopters were parked across from Harrison Resort Golf Course as part of the filming of “Hourglass” in the Harrison Lake area. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Dallas’s nine puppies are weaned and eating kibble; they will be available for adoption soon. (Photo/BCSPCA)

VIDEO: Mother dog and 9 pups rescued in Agassiz now thriving

Dallas and her puppies soon available for adoption

Dallas’s nine puppies are weaned and eating kibble; they will be available for adoption soon. (Photo/BCSPCA)
A view from the corner of Bridal Falls Road and Cheam Road where there was a heavy police presence east of Chilliwack on Friday, July 22, 2022. (Adam Louis/ Black Press Media)

Heavy police presence at Bridal Falls east of Chilliwack as search for suspected killer continues

Unconfirmed reports RCMP were searching for Eric John Shestalo in area

A view from the corner of Bridal Falls Road and Cheam Road where there was a heavy police presence east of Chilliwack on Friday, July 22, 2022. (Adam Louis/ Black Press Media)
Dallas, a four-year-old pit bull cross, was found at an Agassiz property, looking after a litter of nine two-week-old puppies. She and her puppies are now at a foster home. (Contributed Photo/BC SPCA)

PHOTOS: Mother dog leads SPCA officials to newborn pups at Agassiz property

Dallas was found caring for a litter of nine puppies

Dallas, a four-year-old pit bull cross, was found at an Agassiz property, looking after a litter of nine two-week-old puppies. She and her puppies are now at a foster home. (Contributed Photo/BC SPCA)
Officers at Kent Institution seized $25,000 in contraband during an early June operation at the maximum-security facility. (File Photo/Correctional Service Canada)

$25,000 in contraband crystal meth, nicotine patches seized at B.C. prison

Multi-day operation also discovered small amounts of THC and opiates

Officers at Kent Institution seized $25,000 in contraband during an early June operation at the maximum-security facility. (File Photo/Correctional Service Canada)
Rescue crews from the land and water aided in Monday’s rescue efforts. (Contributed Photo/KHSAR)

PHOTOS: Driver recovering in hospital after vehicle plunges into Harrison Lake

Multiple emergency agencies assisted in the frigid underwater rescue

Rescue crews from the land and water aided in Monday’s rescue efforts. (Contributed Photo/KHSAR)
Emergency crews tend to a person rescued from Harrison Lake after witnesses say they were saved from a submerged vehicle. (Photo/Dave Pinton)

Emergency crews rush to Harrison Lake for rescue operation

At least one person reportedly rescued from Harrison Lake

Emergency crews tend to a person rescued from Harrison Lake after witnesses say they were saved from a submerged vehicle. (Photo/Dave Pinton)
(Contributed Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)

Search and Rescue saves paraglider from tree near Agassiz

The pilot was uninjured after being lowered to safety

(Contributed Photo/Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue)
The Harrison Hot Springs Public Mineral Pool is set to re-open for weekends effective May 21. Tourism Harrison indicated hours may expand further in the coming weeks. (Contributed Photo/Tourism Harrison)

Harrison Hot Springs public mineral pool set to re-open on Saturday

The pool has been closed since the early days of COVID-19

The Harrison Hot Springs Public Mineral Pool is set to re-open for weekends effective May 21. Tourism Harrison indicated hours may expand further in the coming weeks. (Contributed Photo/Tourism Harrison)
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)
Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
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Kent Institution outbreak grows to more than 60 COVID-19 cases

41 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent outbreak

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33 inmates, 18 employees infected in COVID outbreak at Kent Institution

All employees, inmates equipped with masks, CSC says

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