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The non-profit Yale Thrift Store is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. (submitted photo)

Newly renovated Yale Thrift Store open for business

Money from the non-profit is sent back into the community

The non-profit Yale Thrift Store is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. (submitted photo)
The Tour de Chilliwack debuts this year, raising awareness and funds for Chilliwack Community Services.

Tour de Chilliwack bike ride raising money for Chilliwack Community Services

The family-friendly event challenges cyclists to tackle one of five courses around north Chilliwack

The Tour de Chilliwack debuts this year, raising awareness and funds for Chilliwack Community Services.
A sign posted at the Hope Lookout Mountain trail head warns hikers of Trans Mountain pipeline construction ahead. Noise pollution will be a new issue over the next three to four weeks as blasting occurs. (Facebook photo)

Trans Mountain pipeline project moves ahead with blasting around Hope

The District of Hope sent out a notice warning residents to expect noise the next 3-4 weeks

A sign posted at the Hope Lookout Mountain trail head warns hikers of Trans Mountain pipeline construction ahead. Noise pollution will be a new issue over the next three to four weeks as blasting occurs. (Facebook photo)
The District of Hope warns that there could be backflow emerging from toilets as sewer line flushing happens next week. (file photo)

District of Hope flushing sewer lines next week

Pressure from the flushing could cause backflow into residential toilets

The District of Hope warns that there could be backflow emerging from toilets as sewer line flushing happens next week. (file photo)
The Trans Canada Trail at Thacker Regional Park in Hope would be the perfect place to log some time for the Swim the River event this summer. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Hope residents invited to ‘Swim the River’ to help the Fraser

An event organized by the Rivershed Society of B.C. aims to protect and restore Fraser watersheds

The Trans Canada Trail at Thacker Regional Park in Hope would be the perfect place to log some time for the Swim the River event this summer. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
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)
Crews for CN and VIA Rail worked together with Emergency Management B.C. to evacuate about 200 people from Hope on Nov. 17. The District of Hope was unaware they could submit the costs of security during the emergency last winter. (Scott Medlock photo)

District of Hope questioned over security spending at emergency winter shelter

The District is trying to get reimbursed by the provincial government for a $22,000 expense

Crews for CN and VIA Rail worked together with Emergency Management B.C. to evacuate about 200 people from Hope on Nov. 17. The District of Hope was unaware they could submit the costs of security during the emergency last winter. (Scott Medlock 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)
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 left-turn arrow installed at Water Avenue and Old Hope Princeton Highway should help to solve a long-standing traffic issue. (District of Hope photo)

New street light addresses one of Hope’s major traffic issues

A left turn arrow has just been installed at Water Avenue and Old Hope Princeton Highway

A new left-turn arrow installed at Water Avenue and Old Hope Princeton Highway should help to solve a long-standing traffic issue. (District of Hope photo)
At year’s end, swimmers in Hope will no longer be taking lessons from Canadian Red Cross. The Lifesaving Society takes over at the Hope Area Recreation Centre at the end of 2022. (Submitted photo)

Lifesaving Society taking over swim lessons in Hope

Red Cross is stepping away from swim lessons at the Hope & Area Rec. Centre at the end of 2022

At year’s end, swimmers in Hope will no longer be taking lessons from Canadian Red Cross. The Lifesaving Society takes over at the Hope Area Recreation Centre at the end of 2022. (Submitted photo)
Two examples of works that will be shown at the ‘Into the Forest We Go’ show, appearing throughout May at the Hope Arts Gallery. (submitted photos).

May show at Hope Arts Gallery celebrates the beauty of nature

‘Into the Forest We Go’ features the works of Cathy Davis, Robbie Weir and Moira Stewart

Two examples of works that will be shown at the ‘Into the Forest We Go’ show, appearing throughout May at the Hope Arts Gallery. (submitted photos).
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

Hope Inclusion Project hosts racism workshop

Community Bystander Workshop teaches how to identify, interrupt and address racism

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay
Volunteers will put in a full day of work in the great outdoors, fixing up the Tikwalus Trail. (Hope Mountain Centre photo)

Cleanup day for Tikwalus Trail

The Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning will lead a team of volunteers into the area

Volunteers will put in a full day of work in the great outdoors, fixing up the Tikwalus Trail. (Hope Mountain Centre photo)
The ‘Funbrella’ is one of the features that may be installed on a splash pad that is part of the Celebration Park project coming to Sunshine Valley. (ParkWorks photo)

Sunshine Valley gets funding to build Celebration Park

The project will include a splash pad for the summer that turns into an ice rink in the winter

The ‘Funbrella’ is one of the features that may be installed on a splash pad that is part of the Celebration Park project coming to Sunshine Valley. (ParkWorks photo)
Behind the wheel and ready to roll, Deryck Forrest is one of 16 volunteer drivers with Hope’s Care Transit. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)

Hope retiree thrives in role as Care Transit volunteer driver

Deryck Forrest says he loves driving and socializing, making him the perfect fit for what he does

Behind the wheel and ready to roll, Deryck Forrest is one of 16 volunteer drivers with Hope’s Care Transit. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)
Natasha Cox with Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (blue coat) takes folks on a tour of Hooge Wetlands in Chilliwack on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Behind them is a channel that was built in 2017 that connects with Peach Creek and runs through the wetlands. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Hooge wetlands score a victory for natural flood defence

The newly-created wetlands soaked up excess stormwater during last November’s flooding

Natasha Cox with Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (blue coat) takes folks on a tour of Hooge Wetlands in Chilliwack on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Behind them is a channel that was built in 2017 that connects with Peach Creek and runs through the wetlands. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Liam Tanner (No. 8 in white), Landon Greatorex (No. 23) and the Chilliwack Chiefs were bounced out of the second round of the BCHL playoffs by the Nanaimo Clippers. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs coach tips hat to Nanaimo Clippers keeper

On everything from puck possession to scoring chances, the Chiefs deserved a better playoff result

Liam Tanner (No. 8 in white), Landon Greatorex (No. 23) and the Chilliwack Chiefs were bounced out of the second round of the BCHL playoffs by the Nanaimo Clippers. (Darren Francis photo)