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After their mother was hit and killed by a vehicle, a group of locals came together to save these two orphaned black bear cubs. Unfortunately, the cub on the right passed away shortly after being rescued. Photo by Lydia Koot

Locals team up and rescue twin bear cubs orphaned by hit and run on Highway 1 near Hope

Rescue involved a passerby, Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee members, and conservation officers

After their mother was hit and killed by a vehicle, a group of locals came together to save these two orphaned black bear cubs. Unfortunately, the cub on the right passed away shortly after being rescued. Photo by Lydia Koot
Pat Kelley sits on his front porch and works on one of his walking sticks. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Known as the ‘Stick Man,’ local uses hobby to put smiles on faces of trail-goers

Pat Kelley hides one-of-a-kind walking sticks along local trails as happy surprises for hikers

Pat Kelley sits on his front porch and works on one of his walking sticks. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
A Hope woman is recovering from ‘serious injuries’ in hospital after being struck by a train near Fort St. and 6th Ave. on Saturday, June 8. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Hope resident survives being hit by train

Local woman in hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after being struck by train on Saturday

A Hope woman is recovering from ‘serious injuries’ in hospital after being struck by a train near Fort St. and 6th Ave. on Saturday, June 8. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Women planning on birthing at Chilliwack General Hospital this summer may have further to travel than originally thought: CGH is planning on diverting its patients to Abbotsford for the coming months. Photo by Trevor Gawdin

Update: Chilliwack General Hospital diverting moms-to-be to Abbotsford starting June 24

Pregnant women to be diverted from Chilliwack’s hospital due to lack of doctors

Women planning on birthing at Chilliwack General Hospital this summer may have further to travel than originally thought: CGH is planning on diverting its patients to Abbotsford for the coming months. Photo by Trevor Gawdin
As nature blossoms around Hope, it’s time to spring into being bear aware

As nature blossoms around Hope, it’s time to spring into being bear aware

Founder of Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee says now is the time to be vigilant

As nature blossoms around Hope, it’s time to spring into being bear aware
Highway Thru Hell, which is filmed locally along the Coquihalla Highway, was recently nominated for two Leo Awards. The show is going into its eighth season. Photo by Sean F. White/Great Pacific Media

Locally filmed Highway Thru Hell receives double nominations at Leo Awards

Nominated for Best Musical Score and Best Picture Editing for a documentary series

Highway Thru Hell, which is filmed locally along the Coquihalla Highway, was recently nominated for two Leo Awards. The show is going into its eighth season. Photo by Sean F. White/Great Pacific Media
Magdalena Stoltman is participating in the first Canadian Trailblazer to give back for what the Make-a-Wish Foundation was able to do for her son, Ryker.  Submitted

Make-A-Wish Canada’s first Trailblazing fundraiser to happen at Manning Park

Event challenges participants to hike 40 km in a single day

Magdalena Stoltman is participating in the first Canadian Trailblazer to give back for what the Make-a-Wish Foundation was able to do for her son, Ryker.  Submitted
BC Transit is teaming up with more than 70 communities across the province to provide this year’s grads with two days of free transit in June through its GradPASS program. Photo, BC Transit

With their journey only just beginning, BC Transit wants to keep Hope’s grads safe

GradPASS will provide two days of free, safe rides during June to grads in more than 70 communities

BC Transit is teaming up with more than 70 communities across the province to provide this year’s grads with two days of free transit in June through its GradPASS program. Photo, BC Transit
Shari Ulrich is a B.C. based JUNO Award-winning artist who’s been delighting audiences with her eclectic sound for decades. On May 29, she’ll be launching her solo tour of her latest album, Back to Shore, in her first musical performance in Hope on May 29. Submitted

JUNO Award-winning musician performs in Hope for the first time during expansive career

Veteran singer, songwriter, Shari Ulrich, is performing at Blue Moose

Shari Ulrich is a B.C. based JUNO Award-winning artist who’s been delighting audiences with her eclectic sound for decades. On May 29, she’ll be launching her solo tour of her latest album, Back to Shore, in her first musical performance in Hope on May 29. Submitted
No crackers for quackers: Hope resident warns fellow locals to not feed wild birds

No crackers for quackers: Hope resident warns fellow locals to not feed wild birds

‘You should not feed wildlife anything—they don’t need it,’ Wildlife Rescue Association says

No crackers for quackers: Hope resident warns fellow locals to not feed wild birds
UPDATE: B.C.’s police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Hope

UPDATE: B.C.’s police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Hope

Incident is now being linked to early morning break and enter

UPDATE: B.C.’s police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Hope
Chawathil First Nation Canada’s first community with self-healing road

Chawathil First Nation Canada’s first community with self-healing road

Created in B.C., self-healing concrete can be used anywhere, lasts longer, is a greener option

Chawathil First Nation Canada’s first community with self-healing road
Tom Hendrickson passed away on Friday, April 19: a life-long member of the community-at-large, Tom was a nearly-30-year veteran of the Fraser-Cascade School Board. His passing leaves a vacancy on the board that requires a by-election to fill. (Facebook)
Tom Hendrickson passed away on Friday, April 19: a life-long member of the community-at-large, Tom was a nearly-30-year veteran of the Fraser-Cascade School Board. His passing leaves a vacancy on the board that requires a by-election to fill. (Facebook)
Strong winds down trees, cause blackouts in Hope and surrounding areas

Strong winds down trees, cause blackouts in Hope and surrounding areas

Communities from Ruby Creek to Hope, Hells Gate to Keefer have been affected by downed power lines

Strong winds down trees, cause blackouts in Hope and surrounding areas
SNEP.ca is a website dedicated to helping those with special needs, or their loved ones, prepare for emergency situations.

Hope couple launches website dedicated to help with special needs emergency preparedness

Timed with Autism Awareness month, SNEP.ca launched in early April

SNEP.ca is a website dedicated to helping those with special needs, or their loved ones, prepare for emergency situations.
MLA Jackie Tegart says a regional plan addressing the pathways into and out of homelessness is the best way to prevent hospitals from shuffling patients with no fixed address into distant communties via taxi. (Pixabay)

MLA says ‘regional plan’ including wrap-around services will help end hospitals’ shuffling of homeless

Regional plan could also help prevent one community from becoming a ‘hub’ of homelessness

MLA Jackie Tegart says a regional plan addressing the pathways into and out of homelessness is the best way to prevent hospitals from shuffling patients with no fixed address into distant communties via taxi. (Pixabay)
A group of volunteers from last year’s clean-up efforts. (Submitted)

Sticks and stones may break your bones and an unhappy time at Coquihalla River Park

Hope Mountain Centre calls out for volunteers for annual park clean-up party

A group of volunteers from last year’s clean-up efforts. (Submitted)
Kevin Cochrane of BC Wildfire Services looks on as firefighters practice their hovering heli-exit strategies.  Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

WATCH: BC Wildfire crews step out of hovering helicopters in Hope

Practicing exiting a hovering aircraft helps ensure firefighters can attend any fire site

Kevin Cochrane of BC Wildfire Services looks on as firefighters practice their hovering heli-exit strategies.  Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Fraser Valley trail races will take place in Manning Park and Mission this spring. See story on page A11. (File photo)

New Fraser Valley trail running race series will take place in Mission and Manning Park this spring

First race to take place on the Bear Mountain trail network in Mission, in June

Fraser Valley trail races will take place in Manning Park and Mission this spring. See story on page A11. (File photo)
A homeless man from Surrey being discharged from Langley Memorial Hospital was sent via taxi to Hope’s emergency shelter, which just opened in October.                                 Hope Standard file photo

Told ‘no’ twice by local shelter, homeless Surrey man sent to Hope anyways

Deemed medically stable, patient was taxied to Hope by hospital when a spot in Surrey wasn’t located

A homeless man from Surrey being discharged from Langley Memorial Hospital was sent via taxi to Hope’s emergency shelter, which just opened in October.                                 Hope Standard file photo