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Two lovebirds were rescued separately in Hope over the weekend, and are likely a bonded pair. The two rescuers are each hoping to hear from the rightful owners of the birds.

UPDATE: Pair of lovebirds, lost and separated in Hope, both safe after two rescues

1 flew into restaurant and 1 was saved in a grocery store parking lot; but they remain apart

Two lovebirds were rescued separately in Hope over the weekend, and are likely a bonded pair. The two rescuers are each hoping to hear from the rightful owners of the birds.
Non-medicinal cannabis stores carry a wide range of cannabis products, from pre-rolled joints to oils. (seedandstone.com)

Hope council supports first non-medical cannabis shop

Seed & Stone owners ready to move ahead with creating storefront

Non-medicinal cannabis stores carry a wide range of cannabis products, from pre-rolled joints to oils. (seedandstone.com)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Independent Investigations Office probing fatal crash near Spuzzum

One man died in a single-vehicle crash near Hell’s Gate

(Black Press Media file photo)
Indigenous and non-Indigenous elected representatives, Elders, Drummers and heritage advocates celebrated the start of restoration work on the 1926 Alexandra Bridge in the traditional territory of the Spuzzum First Nation on July 13, 2022 (submitted photo)

Work begins on restoration of Alexandra Bridge in Fraser Canyon

The 3-5 year endeavour aims to make the bridge a hub of economic activity for Spuzzum First Nation

Indigenous and non-Indigenous elected representatives, Elders, Drummers and heritage advocates celebrated the start of restoration work on the 1926 Alexandra Bridge in the traditional territory of the Spuzzum First Nation on July 13, 2022 (submitted photo)
Project rendering of the building at the planned summit of the Cascade Skyline gondola project proposed for a location east of Chilliwack. (Submitted)

European cable car maker to provide financing for gondola project east of Chilliwack

Dopplemayr’s $29 million gets the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project closer to getting off the ground

Project rendering of the building at the planned summit of the Cascade Skyline gondola project proposed for a location east of Chilliwack. (Submitted)
Traffic is backed up in both directions and people are out of their cars after a bad motor vehicle accident at Hell’s Gate on Highway 1. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Police watchdog investigating Hell’s Gate crash after man dies

Police responded to a report of a man in crisis, and watched as he drove over a steep embankment

Traffic is backed up in both directions and people are out of their cars after a bad motor vehicle accident at Hell’s Gate on Highway 1. (Facebook photo)
The shop would be located next door to a Papa John’s Pizza and a Dollarama. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Hope’s 1st pot shop application in the hopper

Notice being sent out in 50 m radius; public hearing to be held

The shop would be located next door to a Papa John’s Pizza and a Dollarama. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
There are more ‘for sale’ signs in Chilliwack and area these days, and less ‘sold’ labels attached to them. (Jonathan Hayward/ The Canadian Press)

Chilliwack real estate sales volume dropping like a rock

Rising interest rates are a major factor, slowing down the once red-hot market

There are more ‘for sale’ signs in Chilliwack and area these days, and less ‘sold’ labels attached to them. (Jonathan Hayward/ The Canadian Press)
A documentary film crew chronicling Hope’s 40th anniversary celebration of Rambo: First Blood wants to talk to locals who crossed paths with Brian Dennehy, aka Sheriff Will Teasle.

Call goes out to Hope residents who met Rambo’s Brian Dennehy

A documentary crew wants to talk to folks who interacted with the man who played Sheriff Will Teasle

A documentary film crew chronicling Hope’s 40th anniversary celebration of Rambo: First Blood wants to talk to locals who crossed paths with Brian Dennehy, aka Sheriff Will Teasle.
A Canada Day Car Show filled Memorial Park in Hope on Friday, with about 200 cars turning out to gleam in the sun. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Hope park filled with classic cars for Canada Day

Celebrations planned for Fraser Valley communities all include fireworks this year

A Canada Day Car Show filled Memorial Park in Hope on Friday, with about 200 cars turning out to gleam in the sun. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s second annual Glowing Hearts Golf Tournament is coming up in September. (FVHCF photo)

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation hosting glow golf tournament

The Glowing Hearts tourney sees golfers teeing off at night at Chilliwack’s Cheam Mountain course

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s second annual Glowing Hearts Golf Tournament is coming up in September. (FVHCF photo)
Manning Park. (Submitted)

Volunteers needed for Manning Park area trail build this Wednesday

Hope Mountain Centre looking for additonal help for day-long building project

Manning Park. (Submitted)
District of Hope photo.

Hope firefighters extinguish house fire Friday night, June 24

Fire crews rescue over a half dozen cats from 2nd floor; one cat dead

District of Hope photo.
Lt. Clinton Morgan, played by actor Patrick Stack, leads an ill-fated pursuit of Rambo during the film Rambo: First Blood. The 1980s TV and movie star is coming to Hope to take part in Rambo 40th anniversary celebrations. (YouTube screenshot)

Rambo actors to take part in Hope’s First Blood 40th anniversary event

The man who played Lt. Clinton Morgan is spending the entire Canadian Thanksgiving weekend in Hope

Lt. Clinton Morgan, played by actor Patrick Stack, leads an ill-fated pursuit of Rambo during the film Rambo: First Blood. The 1980s TV and movie star is coming to Hope to take part in Rambo 40th anniversary celebrations. (YouTube screenshot)
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)