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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)
Alim Feasal Hasan, who was reported missing to Burnaby RCMP 32 years ago, on April 12, 1990. Burnaby RCMP Missing Persons Unit is appealing to the public for new information, including past witnesses of potential sightings. (Burnaby RCMP issued photo)

VIDEO: RCMP ‘haven’t lost hope’ in 1990 missing person case, think Hope could hold answers

Police hope a new appeal may help jog someone’s memory and lead to a break in the case

Alim Feasal Hasan, who was reported missing to Burnaby RCMP 32 years ago, on April 12, 1990. Burnaby RCMP Missing Persons Unit is appealing to the public for new information, including past witnesses of potential sightings. (Burnaby RCMP issued photo)
Darren Joneson opened Spectrum Medical and Phototherapy in Chilliwack in 2020 and said it’s a challenge to operate a family doctor practice. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack doctor says government needs to re-think how family physicians are paid

Darren Joneson suggests current model needs tweaks to incentivize opening a community practice

Darren Joneson opened Spectrum Medical and Phototherapy in Chilliwack in 2020 and said it’s a challenge to operate a family doctor practice. (submitted photo)
The local real estate market took a small step back in March with higher inventory, lower sales and slightly lower average sale prices. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

March saw inventory rise and sales slow in Chilliwack real estate market

With more listings available, CADREB stats showed average values dropping ever-so-slightly

The local real estate market took a small step back in March with higher inventory, lower sales and slightly lower average sale prices. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Some forested areas will be sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate over the next five years, sparking concern among many groups, including Indigenous harvesters. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press file)

Indigenous harvesters concerned with plan to spray glyphosate on forests near Chilliwack and Hope

‘It’s a part of us and I was taught this from a little girl’ says Chilliwack Indigenous harvester

Some forested areas will be sprayed with the herbicide glyphosate over the next five years, sparking concern among many groups, including Indigenous harvesters. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press file)
A house was destroyed by fire in Silver Creek in Hope this week. (Hope Fire Department photo)

Busy 18 hours for Hope firefighters includes house fire in Silver Creek

Fire chief says no injuries reported but house was destroyed in early morning fire Wednesday

A house was destroyed by fire in Silver Creek in Hope this week. (Hope Fire Department photo)