Jessica Peters

The Sumas First Nation’s first ever With a Good Heart Powwow, Wac’ipi C’ante Was’te Yuhapi, kicked off on Friday, May 27 and continues on May 28. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

SLIDESHOW: Abbotsford’s first powwow event hosted on Sumas First Nation land

Drumming, singing, dancing, food and fun as people converge at Sumas First Nation

The Sumas First Nation’s first ever With a Good Heart Powwow, Wac’ipi C’ante Was’te Yuhapi, kicked off on Friday, May 27 and continues on May 28. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Sunshine Edwards of Kamloops gets some last-minute help from Louie Quilt before the intertribal dancing begins Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society’s 46th Annual Memorial Pow Wow. Lindsay Chung photo

New traditional powwow coming to Abbotsford at Sumas First Nation

Event offers bannock, food trucks, a kids’ booth, team dancing, the potato dance, jigging and giveaways

Sunshine Edwards of Kamloops gets some last-minute help from Louie Quilt before the intertribal dancing begins Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society’s 46th Annual Memorial Pow Wow. Lindsay Chung photo
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Province extends deadline for flood-recovery help for farmers

Farmers now have two extra months to start submitting costs for cleanup and repairs

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Helen Krupskaya as featured in a promotional video for a concert series called 1000 Rides Out, presented by ADRA Canada. (ADRA video still)

Ukrainian soprano to sing at Abbotsford fundraising concert for refugee support

Seventh-Day Adventist event will match donations, feature welcome of Ukrainian refugee family

Helen Krupskaya as featured in a promotional video for a concert series called 1000 Rides Out, presented by ADRA Canada. (ADRA video still)
The Fraser River is low right now, but will soon rise with the spring freshet. And with that rise comes the annual preparations for flooding. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Now is the time to prepare for potential Fraser River flooding, says FVRD

Spring freshet still hasn’t arrived and snow pack is higher than normal throughout headwaters

The Fraser River is low right now, but will soon rise with the spring freshet. And with that rise comes the annual preparations for flooding. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Flood-affected Abbotsford residents asked to pen heartfelt letters about their struggles

Many Sumas Prairie area residents are still not back home six months after devastating flooding

Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Massive cinder blocks were knocked out of place by flooding at the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)

Parks around Hope and Lytton still closed after year filled with fire, heat and landslides

Most provincial parks open in time for May long weekend, despite winter storm damage

Massive cinder blocks were knocked out of place by flooding at the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)
Yale Street is in need of restoration and will be the focus of a $2 million project this year. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Yale Street revamp to cost District of Hope over $2 million

Item returned to council table for approval of increased costs due to inflation

Yale Street is in need of restoration and will be the focus of a $2 million project this year. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
A western tanager photographed at Manning Park in 2016. (Adrienne Buck/Hope Mountain Centre)

Manning Park Bird Blitz planned for mid June

Event helps track the changing biodiversity of the park

A western tanager photographed at Manning Park in 2016. (Adrienne Buck/Hope Mountain Centre)
Hope secondary Leadership students recently spent two days helping prepare the Hope Community Garden for spring. (Hope Community Garden/ Facebook)

Hot dog sale helps out Hope Community Garden

Hope grocery store returns to food fundraisers now that pandemic restrictions are gone

Hope secondary Leadership students recently spent two days helping prepare the Hope Community Garden for spring. (Hope Community Garden/ Facebook)
Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Students in Abbotsford make a big difference with small items for refugees

Sandy Hill elementary’s Grade 5 students created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians

Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)

Indigenous-focused concert in Boston Bar designed to lift spirits after Lytton fire

We Are Still Here being held this Sunday at Tuckkwiohum Village and available online

Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)
UFV president Joanne MacLean smiles at a funding announcement for nearly 400 new student dorms at the school’s Abbotsford campus. Also shown are Bruce Banman, MLA for Abbotsford South (left), Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun (second left) and UFV’s Craig Toews. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

New $70-million student housing project to add almost 400 beds to UFV in Abbotsford

Largest funding announcement in UFV history will triple the number of student beds on campus

UFV president Joanne MacLean smiles at a funding announcement for nearly 400 new student dorms at the school’s Abbotsford campus. Also shown are Bruce Banman, MLA for Abbotsford South (left), Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun (second left) and UFV’s Craig Toews. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A member of the public boards the medium-duty bus where BC Transit presented the details about the new Hope to Agassiz bus service.

Mission, Agassiz and Hope all to see improved transit options down the road

Current priority for transit operator is to improve service and rebuild ridership

A member of the public boards the medium-duty bus where BC Transit presented the details about the new Hope to Agassiz bus service.
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News.

COLUMN: Nurses provide more to us than medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News.
A commercial for Nissan is being shot in Hope today (May 12), on a small stretch of Wallace Street. (Pattie Desjardins/Hope Standard)

Nissan commercial shoot in Hope closes downtown street for the day

Businesses open along Wallace Street but parking, driving not allowed on 400 block

A commercial for Nissan is being shot in Hope today (May 12), on a small stretch of Wallace Street. (Pattie Desjardins/Hope Standard)
The future site of the Richmond Hill multi-use pathway in Hope, funded by the Community Benefit Agreement between the District of Hope and Trans Mountain. (Trans Mountain photo)

New $500,000 trail in Hope to be built with Trans Mountain funding

Community Benefit Agreement helps district create crosstown trail for all users

The future site of the Richmond Hill multi-use pathway in Hope, funded by the Community Benefit Agreement between the District of Hope and Trans Mountain. (Trans Mountain photo)
People pop into the Hope, Cascades & Canyon Visitor Centre by the thousands through the busy tourism season. Now, they will have better access to bathroom facilities. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)

Three new toilets rolling in for Hope’s tourism centre

Washrooms will be wheelchair accessible and will require a key for access

People pop into the Hope, Cascades & Canyon Visitor Centre by the thousands through the busy tourism season. Now, they will have better access to bathroom facilities. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)
UFV researchers are starting a new study on hiking and health. (Pixabay image)

New UFV hiking study will track participants on treadmill, Cultus hikes

Information garnered could help inform doctors who prescribe ‘nature’ to patients

UFV researchers are starting a new study on hiking and health. (Pixabay image)
The 400 block of Wallace Street will be blocked to parking and traffic on Thursday, May 12 for the filming of a Nissan commercial. On Monday, workers were busy prepping signs for the filming. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Street closure planned for Nissan commerical shoot downtown Hope

Small section of Wallace Street to close for day-long filming project

The 400 block of Wallace Street will be blocked to parking and traffic on Thursday, May 12 for the filming of a Nissan commercial. On Monday, workers were busy prepping signs for the filming. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)