Emelie Peacock

Friday, Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m., protesters started off from Hope’s district hall carrying signs that in various ways expressed support for having supportive housing in Hope. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

No extreme weather shelter spaces, yet movement on supportive housing in Hope

Housing minister Eby spoke with council, alternative locations for supportive housing being sought

Friday, Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m., protesters started off from Hope’s district hall carrying signs that in various ways expressed support for having supportive housing in Hope. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Construction is ongoing at an affordable apartment and townhome complex at 755 Old Hope Princeton Way, with tenants set to move in as early as June 1. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Hope affordable housing development to open in June

Riverstone development to open 37 apartments and eight townhomes at 755 Old Hope Princeton Way

Construction is ongoing at an affordable apartment and townhome complex at 755 Old Hope Princeton Way, with tenants set to move in as early as June 1. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
This is how I’ll remember Hope, B.C., surrounded by snow-dusted mountains and water. (Eric Barker photo)

Reporter’s View: A community paper is nothing without its community

Reporter Emelie Peacock prepares to hand over the keyboard to Adam Louis

This is how I’ll remember Hope, B.C., surrounded by snow-dusted mountains and water. (Eric Barker photo)
Pete Ryan, known all over the world for his chainsaw carvings, died on Friday, Jan. 8. He was 70 years old. (Contributed Photo/Dignity Memorial)

Iconic Hope chainsaw carver Pete Ryan has passed away

Ryan is a founding member of Hope’s famous chainsaw carving community

Pete Ryan, known all over the world for his chainsaw carvings, died on Friday, Jan. 8. He was 70 years old. (Contributed Photo/Dignity Memorial)
Andy Yoon of Abbotsford receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 24. On Jan. 3 residents and staff at the Fraser Hope Lodge received their first doses. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)

Hope long term care residents, staff get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Fraser Health said vaccinations could ramp up to 30,000 per week by February

Andy Yoon of Abbotsford receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 24. On Jan. 3 residents and staff at the Fraser Hope Lodge received their first doses. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Health)
Two power poles were snapped on 3 Avenue at Wallace Street after an overnight windstorm with wind speeds gusting to 100 kilometres per hour Jan. 13, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Overnight windstorm causes tree fall, snapped power poles in Hope

A tree has fallen and power poles have snapped after an early…

Two power poles were snapped on 3 Avenue at Wallace Street after an overnight windstorm with wind speeds gusting to 100 kilometres per hour Jan. 13, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
While no new years resolutions will be coming with me, I did resolve (and succeed) to jump into the waters of Kawkawa Lake this Jan. 1. Part of my efforts to flow with what life has to give. (Screenshot courtesy of Anna Labadze)

Reporter’s view: What is your word of the year?

Reflections on a new year by Hope Standard reporter Emelie Peacock

While no new years resolutions will be coming with me, I did resolve (and succeed) to jump into the waters of Kawkawa Lake this Jan. 1. Part of my efforts to flow with what life has to give. (Screenshot courtesy of Anna Labadze)
The Silver Creek Travel Centre, a new business with plans to employ upwards of 80 locals, opened in July. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Stroll down 2020 memory lane continues

Here’s what happened in Hope and area from July to December

The Silver Creek Travel Centre, a new business with plans to employ upwards of 80 locals, opened in July. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Letters to the Editor.

LETTER: Fraser Valley churches should ‘stop whining, pay the fines’

Editor: Several Fraser Valley churches have been fined for defying the ban…

Letters to the Editor.
Briella Rodney, left, and Kaylin Kjemhus dropping off gift cards and goodies from the Rolling Pin after their huge success in raising $3,000 from handmade ornaments this past December. (Submitted photo)

Seven-year-old Hope entrepreneurs earn $3,000 in Christmas ornament sale

Young duo spent earnings on gifts for children in hospital and hospital, police, postal workers

Briella Rodney, left, and Kaylin Kjemhus dropping off gift cards and goodies from the Rolling Pin after their huge success in raising $3,000 from handmade ornaments this past December. (Submitted photo)
Highway alert

Scene of ‘chaos’ after collision involving two semi-trucks, train in Fraser Canyon

Highway closed in both directions for 8 hours, three injured in ‘major vehicle incident’

Highway alert
Leaders of the BCTF in the Fraser Health region are calling on the health authority to make changes in schools as the “status quo” is unacceptable. (Pixabay photo)

‘Status quo is unacceptable’: BCTF calls on Fraser Health to improve school safety

BCTF calling for mandatory masks, prioritizing vaccinations for school staff, reducing density

Leaders of the BCTF in the Fraser Health region are calling on the health authority to make changes in schools as the “status quo” is unacceptable. (Pixabay photo)
Homes in Hope were assessed at 4 per cent higher value than last year, according to BC Assessment. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Value of Hope single-family homes jumps 4 % in 2021 assessments

BC Assessment is sending out 2021 notices, with Hope’s boost slightly lower than province-wide data

Homes in Hope were assessed at 4 per cent higher value than last year, according to BC Assessment. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
A petition to save Hope’s 1916 station house from demolition has gained over 1,000 signatures. (Screenshot)

Petition to save Hope’s station house gets 1,000+ signatures

The 1916 building is slated for demolition early this year

A petition to save Hope’s 1916 station house from demolition has gained over 1,000 signatures. (Screenshot)
Moon, a female Maltese poodle, gets some time in with Hope’s most famous celebrity John Rambo July 8, 2020. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Your 2020 photos in Hope and area

Every week we have readers submit photos for our Photo Corner, here are a few of these gems

Moon, a female Maltese poodle, gets some time in with Hope’s most famous celebrity John Rambo July 8, 2020. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
A tiny home stolen from a Fraser Canyon property south of Boston Bar has been recovered 100 kilometres north in Lillooet. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Tiny home stolen from Fraser Canyon Christmas Day recovered in Lillooet

Theives used U-Haul truck to steal tiny home and more from property near Boston Bar

A tiny home stolen from a Fraser Canyon property south of Boston Bar has been recovered 100 kilometres north in Lillooet. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Hope Cinema. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Hope cinema suffers break-in early Sunday morning

Thief made off with candy and a duffel bag full of items from the cinema

Hope Cinema. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Long-time Hope Curling Club member, Deb McKinney helps Nyah Thiessen plan her shot during a junior curling session at the Hope Curling Club. The session was part of a school program introducing middle school students to the sport. (Barry Stewart/ Hope Standard)

Take a walk down memory lane, through the year that was

Breaking news, big issues and community happenings in Hope and area from January to June 2020

Long-time Hope Curling Club member, Deb McKinney helps Nyah Thiessen plan her shot during a junior curling session at the Hope Curling Club. The session was part of a school program introducing middle school students to the sport. (Barry Stewart/ Hope Standard)
Deedee Peters, right, with April’s sister Laura Hall, behind, hands out t-shirts with April Parisian’s photo and the text ‘Missing: April Lee-Ann Parisian’ printed on them to family gathered at a Saturday, May 23 vigil for her. Stories about Parisian were some of the top read articles this year at hopestandard.com. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Here’s what you read online in 2020

Hope Standard stories on local tragedies, breaking news and good deeds were the top read this year

Deedee Peters, right, with April’s sister Laura Hall, behind, hands out t-shirts with April Parisian’s photo and the text ‘Missing: April Lee-Ann Parisian’ printed on them to family gathered at a Saturday, May 23 vigil for her. Stories about Parisian were some of the top read articles this year at hopestandard.com. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Two brave young souls take the first dip of the year at a Jan. 1, 2018 Polar Bear Swim at a frozen-over Kawkawa Lake, with a healthy dose of encouragement from Brian McKinney. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

No polar bear swim at Kawkawa Lake this January 1

Organizers say 2022 will be the next organized swim

Two brave young souls take the first dip of the year at a Jan. 1, 2018 Polar Bear Swim at a frozen-over Kawkawa Lake, with a healthy dose of encouragement from Brian McKinney. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard