Barry Stewart

Hope Mustang Jessica Dupas thwarts an Enderby attack

Mustangs muscle through the mud

Eleven teams converged on HSS's weekend tournament.

Hope Mustang Jessica Dupas thwarts an Enderby attack
Hope’s Nordiques outlasted the Wasted Knights of Abbotsford in the championship match of the 16-team St. Patrick’s Day tournament

‘Don’t eat the green snow’

Sixteen teams rang out the hockey season on St. Patrick's Day.

Hope’s Nordiques outlasted the Wasted Knights of Abbotsford in the championship match of the 16-team St. Patrick’s Day tournament
Hope volunteer firefighter Rebecca Arrowsmith receives her awards for fastest female and highest fundraiser at the BC Lung Association’s Climb the Wall event at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver. Presenting the awards were Marcel Syens (centre) from MSA – The Safety Company and Dan Eklund from the Vancouver Fire Department.

Arrowsmith sets new stair-climb records

Hope volunteer firefighter Rebecca Arrowsmith set three impressive marks in her climb on Feb. 26.

Hope volunteer firefighter Rebecca Arrowsmith receives her awards for fastest female and highest fundraiser at the BC Lung Association’s Climb the Wall event at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver. Presenting the awards were Marcel Syens (centre) from MSA – The Safety Company and Dan Eklund from the Vancouver Fire Department.
Hope Mustang Maritza Botha drives to the basket

Girls finish eighth in the Fraser Valley, but they’ll be back

The senior Mustang girls now know what they’ll be up against next basketball season, after playing in the FV single-A championships.

Hope Mustang Maritza Botha drives to the basket
Hope Venturer Jacob Medlock strains against the bungee rope

Dancing the night away, at minus 15

It’s a bad sign when you’re planning to go winter camping and the highways are closed due to snow.

Hope Venturer Jacob Medlock strains against the bungee rope
Hope volunteer firefighter Rebecca Arrowsmith (shown with District of Hope fire chief

Lungs of fire, so others can breathe easier

Firefighter Rebecca Arrowsmith will head off for her third race on the fire escape stairs at Sheraton Vancouver’s Wall Centre Hotel Feb. 26.

Hope volunteer firefighter Rebecca Arrowsmith (shown with District of Hope fire chief
Hope Minor Hockey Association Wildcat Josiah Tiessen chases after the puck on Kawkawa Lake. Hundreds visited the lake during the cold spell for various activities.

Frozen Kawkawa Lake becomes winter activity central

When it was just ice, there were hockey players and skaters. When it had snow, skiers and snowshoers came out.

Hope Minor Hockey Association Wildcat Josiah Tiessen chases after the puck on Kawkawa Lake. Hundreds visited the lake during the cold spell for various activities.
Barry Stewart selects his six favourite  stories from 2016.

Barry’s Best: sports reporter’s six favourite stories, and why.

Stewart selects six 2016 stories still sticking saliently.

Barry Stewart selects his six favourite  stories from 2016.
Polar Bear Swim participants jump into a freezing Kawkawa Lake on New Year's Day.

Breathtaking scenery for polar bear swim on Kawkawa Lake

January fun on Kawkawa Lake started with the polar bear swim on Kawkawa Lake.

Polar Bear Swim participants jump into a freezing Kawkawa Lake on New Year's Day.
Nine-year-old Violette Freimark polishes her form at the RiverMonsters’ winter fit practice. Eight young swimmers are staying in tune through the off-season

Swim meet returns to Hope in 2017

The RiverMonsters is planning to organize a swim meet in summer this year.

Nine-year-old Violette Freimark polishes her form at the RiverMonsters’ winter fit practice. Eight young swimmers are staying in tune through the off-season
A lone kokanee salmon plies the waters along Stephens Road

Annual rite of passage in local streams

Keep an eye out for coho salmon, which will be in local streams this winter.

A lone kokanee salmon plies the waters along Stephens Road
While goalkeeper Ben Gladue (centre) scrambles to get back in the net

Shoot-out win caps successful tournament

Coach Smith picked the worst-ever October for Hope Secondary’s first-ever boys’ soccer tournament — but came up with a miracle last weekend.

While goalkeeper Ben Gladue (centre) scrambles to get back in the net
Jesse James (left) and Barry Stewart have been taking part in the 22 Push Ups for 22 Days challenge

Pushing up awareness of front line crews’ PTSD

A comment to a friend got Dogwood Valley's Jesse James involved in an exercise challenge that is working its way across the country.

Jesse James (left) and Barry Stewart have been taking part in the 22 Push Ups for 22 Days challenge
Hope resident Aaron Poulin poses with his daughter Lily at July’s Women’s World Softball Championship in Surrey. Poulin has been chosen from a group of seven nominees

Schoolteacher chosen as Umpire of the Year

It’s a big deal to be chosen as Canada’s “Umpire of the Year.”

Hope resident Aaron Poulin poses with his daughter Lily at July’s Women’s World Softball Championship in Surrey. Poulin has been chosen from a group of seven nominees
Team Pink had winning smiles after edging Team Burgundy 7-5 in the final match Hope Friendship Hockey Tournament. Clockwise from the front: goalie Ryan Stewart

Hope Friendship Hockey Tournament organizer reflects on event

The tournament is back after a five-year absence after a group of organizers decided to revive it.

Team Pink had winning smiles after edging Team Burgundy 7-5 in the final match Hope Friendship Hockey Tournament. Clockwise from the front: goalie Ryan Stewart
Local rider

One-wheel-drive event comes to Brigade Days

Motorsports fans will have even more reasons to head to the Hope Sports Bowl at Sixth Avenue Park this weekend.

Local rider
Hope residents Jacob and Miranda Cowan standing on top of Mount Cheam

Couple perseveres to see Perseid meteor showers

“We actually wore our toques. It was pretty chilly.”

Hope residents Jacob and Miranda Cowan standing on top of Mount Cheam
Blake Deschenes poses with his fellow Hope Minor Hockey officials (left to right) Jacob Druet

Hope’s latest hockey prodigy chooses reffing instead

Hope’s next official looking for advancement, Blake Deschenes, has already seen the impact of reffing on his off-ice pursuits.

Blake Deschenes poses with his fellow Hope Minor Hockey officials (left to right) Jacob Druet
Lordco manager Scott Medlock at the Daytona Speedway in Florida. He recently won a trip there for selling the most brake parts.

Lordco manager wins trip to Daytona Speedway

Scott Medlock won an all-expenses paid from Lordco and Raybestos for selling the most brake parts.

Lordco manager Scott Medlock at the Daytona Speedway in Florida. He recently won a trip there for selling the most brake parts.
The Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning is renovating the access road and trails leading to the summits of Mount Hope and Wells Peak. Hikers can now drive eight kilometres up the forest service road

Mountain Centre clears the road for easier hikes

Hope Mountain Centre volunteers make it easier for all to go hiking.

The Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning is renovating the access road and trails leading to the summits of Mount Hope and Wells Peak. Hikers can now drive eight kilometres up the forest service road