Hope

Kyla Neustaeter (on ledge) was among about 20 people who took part in the Fridays for Future climate action strike in Hope on Nov. 29, 2019. A small group strikes in front of the Hope District office every Friday at noon, including Arthur Green, who often runs in elections as the Green candidate. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Hope’s Green candidate is tops with local students in mock vote process

Students at three schools choose Arthur Green as ideal Member of Parliament

 

Facebook graph showing how much federal election candidates in the eastern Fraser Valley spent on Facebook advertising, directly through Facebook.

Some Fraser Valley election candidates spent thousands on Facebook advertising

Tech giant makes candidate spending available to the public through search option

 

This household in Hope’s Silver Creek neighbourhood embraced the hearts that became synonymous with the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with handmade hearts put up all around their yard. This photo was taken in May 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Hope struggling with COVID vaccination rates, says mayor

Anti-passport sentiments boil over on Facebook page

 

Hope’s public nine-hole disc golf course is located on Kawkawa Lake Road and will be the site of a tournament this Sunday, thanks to the Hope Disc Golf Club. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)

Hope disc golfers putting together first annual tournament

Event is running this Sunday at Kawkawa Lake course

Hope’s public nine-hole disc golf course is located on Kawkawa Lake Road and will be the site of a tournament this Sunday, thanks to the Hope Disc Golf Club. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)
A semi truck flipped on Highway 1 near Hope on Sept. 16, 2021. (Edward Ryder photo)

Semi truck flipped on Highway 1 near Hope in construction zone

Traffic delays expected as truck lays across most of both lanes westbound

A semi truck flipped on Highway 1 near Hope on Sept. 16, 2021. (Edward Ryder photo)
Kids take a spin on a midway ride on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Hope Brigade Days. The fair continues on Sept. 12. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Day three of Hope Brigade Days filled with more family fun

Motor sports, midway rides, food trucks and music on tap

Kids take a spin on a midway ride on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Hope Brigade Days. The fair continues on Sept. 12. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Entertainment aplenty at the Brigade Days parade back in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Day two of Hope Brigade Days includes Hope Hustle and Grand Parade

Special Indigenous carving event takes place Saturday only in park

Entertainment aplenty at the Brigade Days parade back in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Carved in 1996 by Pete Ryan, this statue of Chip, the RCMP Service Dog killed in the line of duty near Hope on Sept. 13, 1996, now stands forever on guard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

RCMP hosts Hope memorial for Chip, a service dog killed on Sept. 13, ‘96, by Robert John Petrus

RCMP from North Vancouver to Kamloops, seven canine pairs were in manhunt that captured Chip’s killer

Carved in 1996 by Pete Ryan, this statue of Chip, the RCMP Service Dog killed in the line of duty near Hope on Sept. 13, 1996, now stands forever on guard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)

Hope’s Brigade Days offers up three days of entertainment starting today

Music, food trucks, midway and more in Hope’s Sixth Avenue Park

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)
Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign starts Sept. 13, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Chilliwack and Hope will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Black Press file photo)

Smile Cookie campaign is back at Chilliwack and Hope Tim Hortons

Last year’s fundraiser earned $17,000 for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

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Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign starts Sept. 13, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Chilliwack and Hope will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Black Press file photo)
Hells Angel Neil Cantrill and two others were sentenced on July 16, 2021 for charges related to a 2016 assault and kidnapping. (Black Press Media files)

Health concerns a factor in sentencing Hells Angel for Hope kidnapping

Neil Cantrill’s cancer among reasons kidnapping sentence was reduced

Hells Angel Neil Cantrill and two others were sentenced on July 16, 2021 for charges related to a 2016 assault and kidnapping. (Black Press Media files)
Levi Caya won first place and also People’s Choice in the 2021 Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Submitted photo)

Ontario-based carver wins Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition with chief’s head

Four-day competition brought in carvers from across Canada, one from U.S.

Levi Caya won first place and also People’s Choice in the 2021 Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Gutierrez family sang prayers throughout the ceremony on Aug. 16 at Telte Yet Campsite. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

First Nation campground in Hope partners with pipeline project to improve site

Campsite improvements will include 40 sites, and rental while pipeline project continues

Members of the Gutierrez family sang prayers throughout the ceremony on Aug. 16 at Telte Yet Campsite. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Chilliwack-Hope candidates (from left): Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada, DJ Pohl (NDP), and Mark Strahl (Conservative). (Submitted)

Three Chilliwack-Hope candidates have stepped up for federal election

Strahl will face an NDP and PPC candidate in Sept. 20 election

Chilliwack-Hope candidates (from left): Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada, DJ Pohl (NDP), and Mark Strahl (Conservative). (Submitted)
A BC Hydro map shows one of three power outages affecting Hope and the surrounding area Wednesday morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Widespread power outage in Hope stretched from Ruby Creek to Manning Park

BC Hydro said the three linked power outages affected more than 5,000 customers

A BC Hydro map shows one of three power outages affecting Hope and the surrounding area Wednesday morning. (BC Hydro)
B.C. Wildfire Service dropped fire retardant on a wildland fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Hope Fire Department/ Submitted)

Trans Mountain workers jump in to help battle wildland fire in Laidlaw

Fire burned through an estimated 3 hectares according to B.C. Wildfire Service

B.C. Wildfire Service dropped fire retardant on a wildland fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Hope Fire Department/ Submitted)
A screenshot of a video shared to Facebook shows fire retardant being dropped on a fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Aircraft being used in Laidlaw field fire

Fire retardant and water being dropped on flames by helicoptor and airplanes

A screenshot of a video shared to Facebook shows fire retardant being dropped on a fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Facebook)
Othello Road at Nestle Waters had its gravel washed away from underneath it in February 2020. (Crystal Wiebe/ Submitted)

Othello Road in Hope to get major upgrade with Trans Mountain funding

Badly deteriorating road to become two lanes by fall 2021

Othello Road at Nestle Waters had its gravel washed away from underneath it in February 2020. (Crystal Wiebe/ Submitted)
Hope Motorsports Group was able to hold a small event last year, despite COVID-19 concerns, but Brigade Days was cancelled. This year, the Brigade Days committee and Hope Motorsports are working together to bring a post-COVID-19 event to Hope. (Hope Motorsports Group photo)

Hope’s Brigade Days back on the table for this September

Committee announced Tuesday that the popular community event would go ahead

Hope Motorsports Group was able to hold a small event last year, despite COVID-19 concerns, but Brigade Days was cancelled. This year, the Brigade Days committee and Hope Motorsports are working together to bring a post-COVID-19 event to Hope. (Hope Motorsports Group photo)
Coquihalla Highway on Friday, Aug, 6, 2021. (@maureenshenher2/Twitter)
Coquihalla Highway on Friday, Aug, 6, 2021. (@maureenshenher2/Twitter)