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The Coquihalla River, a tributary to the Fraser River, is rising as expected as the spring freshet continues in Hope and around the province. A high streamflow advisory has just been issued for the Fraser River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Be prepared and know your hazards, says forecast centre as Fraser River rises

Rain and unsettled weather patterns will add to melting snowpack as spring freshet continues

The Coquihalla River, a tributary to the Fraser River, is rising as expected as the spring freshet continues in Hope and around the province. A high streamflow advisory has just been issued for the Fraser River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
John Rambo - or at least his wooden likeness – will welcome visitors to town when Hope celebrates the 40th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Early plans revealed for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

This year marks four decades for Sylvester Stallone’s movie, which was filmed in Hope

John Rambo - or at least his wooden likeness – will welcome visitors to town when Hope celebrates the 40th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood. (Photo/Adam Louis)
The number of homes selling in Chilliwack dropped significantly in May, and average sale prices also dipped. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Chilliwack area home sales and prices drop in May

Numbers from the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board show a downward trend

The number of homes selling in Chilliwack dropped significantly in May, and average sale prices also dipped. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)
Aaron Pete is the new Business Recovery Advisor for Community Futures North Fraser and Stó:lō Community Futures. (submitted photo)

Chawathil’s Aaron Pete takes business advisory role

Pete is Business Recovery Advisor for Community Futures North Fraser and Stó:lō Community Futures

Aaron Pete is the new Business Recovery Advisor for Community Futures North Fraser and Stó:lō Community Futures. (submitted photo)
The Olympic Flame is the potential future site of the province’s next Boston Pizza location. (Eric Welsh/Hope Standard)

Hope to be next B.C. town to welcome Boston Pizza franchise

District and council working with developers to bring restaurant to old Olympic Flame site

The Olympic Flame is the potential future site of the province’s next Boston Pizza location. (Eric Welsh/Hope Standard)
Residential real estate is slowing down, but the BC Real Estate Association still projects prices to rise in 2022. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

Chilliwack real estate prices projected to rise even as market slows

The BC Real Estate Association suggests a drop in unit sales doesn’t mean a drop in values

Residential real estate is slowing down, but the BC Real Estate Association still projects prices to rise in 2022. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)
A person was taken to hospital by air ambulance after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 1 near Hope Monday (May 24) afternoon. (submitted photo)

Person airlifted to hospital following Victoria Day crash on Highway 1 near Hope

RCMP suggest the two-vehicle collision may have been caused by distracted driving

A person was taken to hospital by air ambulance after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 1 near Hope Monday (May 24) afternoon. (submitted photo)
Graham Zillwood had several cars that ended up in the Coquihalla River during last November’s flooding, along with his home and most of his possessions. (Facebook photo)

Hope’s Graham Zillwood still waiting for help months after flooding

The senior has little left since his home and possessions were swept away by the Coquihalla River

Graham Zillwood had several cars that ended up in the Coquihalla River during last November’s flooding, along with his home and most of his possessions. (Facebook photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Two charged with kidnapping after violent incident in Hope

RCMP responded to a report of someone uttering threats, and found a person had been held captive

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
A cannabis joint (Pixabay photo)

Pot shops get green light: District of Hope passes new bylaw allowing retail sale of cannabis

No ones speaks at public hearing on April 25; council adopts new regulations on May 9

A cannabis joint (Pixabay photo)
The Fraser Bridge in Hope was shut down for around 30 minutes May 9 as RCMP and other responders intervened to help a ‘person in distress.’ (Google Earth screenshot)

Hope RCMP officers rely on training to help person in distress

The Fraser Bridge was closed for 30 minutes May 9 as the person hung precariously over the railing

The Fraser Bridge in Hope was shut down for around 30 minutes May 9 as RCMP and other responders intervened to help a ‘person in distress.’ (Google Earth screenshot)
An increase in the number of homes for sale, combined with rising interest rates, has contributing to a cooling in the Chilliwack and area real estate market. (file photo)

Chilliwack sees drop in home sales, but prices stay steady

Real estate stats reflect the impact of rising interest rates, along with more homes on the market

An increase in the number of homes for sale, combined with rising interest rates, has contributing to a cooling in the Chilliwack and area real estate market. (file photo)
A new scar on Hope Mountain after a rock fall on Friday morning (May 6, 2022) is visible from many places around town. (Facebook/Miranda Northrup Cowan)

New rock slide on Hope Mountain being assessed by district and province

Residents report hearing rock fall up the mountain on Friday morning

A new scar on Hope Mountain after a rock fall on Friday morning (May 6, 2022) is visible from many places around town. (Facebook/Miranda Northrup Cowan)
Emergency BC is busy loading sea cans to be delivered to hospitals around B.C. (EMBC photo)

Supplies being shipped to Hope now for potential future disasters

Hope being severed from province was most significant emergency ever in Lower Mainland

Emergency BC is busy loading sea cans to be delivered to hospitals around B.C. (EMBC photo)
The proposed new federal electoral riding of Chilliwack would lose part of Hope to a new riding called Coquihalla and would include most of southeast Abbotsford. (redecoupage-redistribution-2022.ca)

Federal boundary readjustment would add part of Abbotsford to Chilliwack

New riding could include part of Hope with the other half moving to Coquihalla riding

The proposed new federal electoral riding of Chilliwack would lose part of Hope to a new riding called Coquihalla and would include most of southeast Abbotsford. (redecoupage-redistribution-2022.ca)
The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)

Bands, free barbecue lined up to celebrate Hope’s resiliency during natural disasters

Organizers hoping those stranded in Hope last November will come back to enjoy more hospitality

The Vancouver Traveling Band poses with other participants in the Hope Brigade Days parade in 2018. The band is back in Hope on May 14 for a community celebration. (Photo courtesy vancouver-traveling-band.com)
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UPDATE: Alaskan woman missing from Hope area found safe and sound

Hope RCMP announced at 2:30 p.m. May 1 that she had been located

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Jay Hoots examines a rotting board in the Hope Bike Park alongside fellow trail builder Rick Boles on April 25. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Trail builders back in Hope for spring cleanup at bike park

Hoots Inc. spent the week cleaning trails, rebuilding moguls and testing runs

Jay Hoots examines a rotting board in the Hope Bike Park alongside fellow trail builder Rick Boles on April 25. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Pickleball athletes hit the court at Silver Creek Elementary School. The inaugural Hope Pickleball Tournament debuts on Saturday (April 30) at the Hope Recreation Centre. (File photo)

Inaugural Hope Pickleball Tournament debuts on Saturday

Hope Recreation Centre hosting dozens of players for debut tournament

Pickleball athletes hit the court at Silver Creek Elementary School. The inaugural Hope Pickleball Tournament debuts on Saturday (April 30) at the Hope Recreation Centre. (File photo)
Rob Tiessen was presented with a Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association hoodie by the U15 A2 team Camp Squeah took in during last November’s flooding. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey team pays back kindness shown by Hope’s Camp Squeah

The teenagers found shelter and food at the camp during last November’s flooding

Rob Tiessen was presented with a Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association hoodie by the U15 A2 team Camp Squeah took in during last November’s flooding. (submitted photo)
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