Agassiz

Seven wildfires burn in the northern area of Harrison Lake, all caused by lightning. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Firefighters battle seven lightning-caused wildfires in Harrison Lake area

More than 70 lightning strikes spark multiple wildfires across northern area of lake

 

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Fraser Valley boater urges caution on the water after saving group of 5 from drowning

James Hogg estimates at least two people were minutes away from dying

 

Arnulf Salazar, 53, died tragically on Saturday (July 17) after saving a child from drowning in Chehalis Lake. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family during this time of loss. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)

‘Amazing father’ remembered after drowning while saving child in Chehalis Lake

GoFundMe set up to support Arnulf Salazar’s family

 

A fire has been reported east of Harrison Lake in the Cogburn Creek area. It has grown to 17 hectares and is believed to be caused by humans. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)

17-hectare wildfire reported east of Harrison Lake

Fire is out of control, has burned 17 hectares

A fire has been reported east of Harrison Lake in the Cogburn Creek area. It has grown to 17 hectares and is believed to be caused by humans. (Screenshot/B.C. Wildfire Service)
The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)

As snow melts, angel emerges once again on Mt. Cheam

Many stories surround the snow and the mountain herself

The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)
An air ambulance hovers over Harrison Hot Springs as medics respond to reports of a two-year-old drowning in a hot tub. Thanks to the quick action of emergency responders, two toddlers were saved from drowning last week. (Photo/Caprice Schweda)

Quick action saves two Fraser Valley toddlers from drowning

Children, both 2, are recovering

An air ambulance hovers over Harrison Hot Springs as medics respond to reports of a two-year-old drowning in a hot tub. Thanks to the quick action of emergency responders, two toddlers were saved from drowning last week. (Photo/Caprice Schweda)
The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)

As snow melts, angel emerges once again on Mt. Cheam

Many stories surround the snow and the mountain herself

The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)
A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Upcoming blood drive in honour of Fraser Valley toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Threatening note at Kent Elementary ‘appears to be prank’: Agassiz RCMP

Police will have increased presence to ensure safety, spokesperson said

RCMP are looking for information on an alleged shooting attempt near an elementary school in Smithers March 10. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
The Harrison Festival Society recently announced “Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition”, live programming coming this summer from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
Two suspects, pictured in the distance in this video still, reportedly caused a family to flee a Chehalis Lake campsite in fear during Victoria Day weekend. Anyone with information is asked to contact Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211. (Photo/RCMP)

Family forced to leave Harrison campsite after suspects fire pellet gun, brandish machete

Anyone with info should call Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211

Two suspects, pictured in the distance in this video still, reportedly caused a family to flee a Chehalis Lake campsite in fear during Victoria Day weekend. Anyone with information is asked to contact Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211. (Photo/RCMP)
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RCMP seek leads after campers allegedly threatened at Harrison campsite

Anyone with information should contact Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211

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2 in Fraser Valley face assault charges after coughing on RCMP officers

Agassiz man, Chilliwack woman involved in separate incidents

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A photo of the Chehalis fire around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning (May 16, 2021). (Walt Bliault photo)

UPDATE: Harrison Lake, Chehalis area fires holding steady, slowly shrinking after multi-day battle

The Harrison Lake fire shrunk by five hectares by Wednesday morning from the day prior

A photo of the Chehalis fire around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning (May 16, 2021). (Walt Bliault photo)
A photo of the Chehalis fire around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning (May 16, 2021). (Walt Bliault photo)

UPDATE: Harrison Lake fire holds steady at 22 hectares, Harrison Mills area fire under control

The Harrison Mills fire is suspected to be human-caused

A photo of the Chehalis fire around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning (May 16, 2021). (Walt Bliault photo)
Jonathan Prest had to climb way up to the top of a dead red cedar tree to rescue a terrified cat, but he made it up and down successfully. (Facebook photos)

Tree cutter rescues cat stuck 100 feet up a dead and dried-out cedar

Jonathan Prest put himself in extreme peril to get a terrified cat out of a dangerous situation

Jonathan Prest had to climb way up to the top of a dead red cedar tree to rescue a terrified cat, but he made it up and down successfully. (Facebook photos)
A woman in the Harrison Mills area was attacked by a cougar on Tuesday, May 4. (File photo)

UPDATED: Agassiz cougar attack victim in stable condition

The cougar, last seen near Harrison Mills, has not yet been found

A woman in the Harrison Mills area was attacked by a cougar on Tuesday, May 4. (File photo)
Cows from Creekside Dairy in Agassiz experienced 2021’s spring weather for the first time on Thursday, April 22, early in the morning. (Screenshot/Creekside Dairy)

VIDEO: B.C. cows react with joy to springtime pasture

Creekside Dairy spreads joy as their cows see their home fields for the first time since winter

Cows from Creekside Dairy in Agassiz experienced 2021’s spring weather for the first time on Thursday, April 22, early in the morning. (Screenshot/Creekside Dairy)
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Two injured in rollover crash near Agassiz

One treated for serious, non-life threatening injuries

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Westbound Highway 1 traffic near Herrling Island is backed up a long way following a vehicle incident. (Photo/Trish Dunbar)

Pedestrian killed in crash near Agassiz

Woman in her 50s struck by moving van

Westbound Highway 1 traffic near Herrling Island is backed up a long way following a vehicle incident. (Photo/Trish Dunbar)