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The Lytton River Festival will be held this weekend (Sept.24 and Sept. 25) at the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School. (Lytton River Festival/Facebook)

The Lytton River Festival to be held over the weekend (Sept. 24 and Sept. 25)

The two-day festival celebrates the return of Lytton band members and World Rivers Day

The Lytton River Festival will be held this weekend (Sept.24 and Sept. 25) at the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School. (Lytton River Festival/Facebook)
The works of Holly Smith (left) and Lauri Jones-Canta (right) will be featured at the Hope Arts Gallery on Oct. 1 in Trees, Glorious Trees. (Holly Smith/Laurie Jones-Canta)

Hope Arts Gallery debuts exhibition all about trees in Trees, Glorious Trees on Oct.1

Local painter Holly Smith and Coquitlam artisan Laurie Jones-Canta will feature works till Oct. 28

The works of Holly Smith (left) and Lauri Jones-Canta (right) will be featured at the Hope Arts Gallery on Oct. 1 in Trees, Glorious Trees. (Holly Smith/Laurie Jones-Canta)
Chief Chetlámetleqw Norman Florence, along with vice-Chief Tim Peters and councillors Kelsey John, Rhoda Peters, Aaron Pete, Audrey George, and Monica Florence were sworn in at an official ceremony that took place at Chawathil Te Lalemntset community complex. (Hope Standard)

Chawathil First Nation’s chief and council officially sworn-in Monday evening

Chief Chetlámetleqw Norman Florence and the new council were officially sworn-in at the Chawathil Te Lalemntset community complex

Chief Chetlámetleqw Norman Florence, along with vice-Chief Tim Peters and councillors Kelsey John, Rhoda Peters, Aaron Pete, Audrey George, and Monica Florence were sworn in at an official ceremony that took place at Chawathil Te Lalemntset community complex. (Hope Standard)
The popular show is back for its 11th season and premieres on Sept. 26 on Discovery Canada. (HWYThruHell/Twitter)

11th season of Highway Thru Hell once again features Coquihalla Highway by Hope

Popular show featuring Hope’s very own Jamie Davis Motor Truck & Auto Ltd company airs on Sept. 26

The popular show is back for its 11th season and premieres on Sept. 26 on Discovery Canada. (HWYThruHell/Twitter)
The Hope Quilters fourth Quilt Show will take place over the weekend (Sept. 24 and Sept. 25) at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall. (Sylvia Byers/Hope Quilters)

Hope Quilters selling quilts for the first time at the Falling into Quilts show

4th Falling into Quilts show will be taking place over weekend at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall

The Hope Quilters fourth Quilt Show will take place over the weekend (Sept. 24 and Sept. 25) at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall. (Sylvia Byers/Hope Quilters)
Despite concerns over the fire near Hope, people still enjoyed Hope’s Brigade Days which included the Aaron Pritchett concert. (Bill Dobbs)

The 53rd Hope Brigade Days a great success despite concerns over the Flood Falls Trail Wildfire

A turnout on par with last year attended the three day community event that took place this weekend

Despite concerns over the fire near Hope, people still enjoyed Hope’s Brigade Days which included the Aaron Pritchett concert. (Bill Dobbs)
According to Chawathil councillors Deanna John and Audrey George, Chawathil was once again forgotten about by the District of Hope during this emergency despite being only a kilometre away from the fire. (Deanna John)

Chawathil First Nation says no support from Hope during Flood Falls Trail wildfire

Councillors of Chawathil say they and 200 band members left to deal with fire on their own

According to Chawathil councillors Deanna John and Audrey George, Chawathil was once again forgotten about by the District of Hope during this emergency despite being only a kilometre away from the fire. (Deanna John)
As of this morning (Sept. 15) the Flood Falls Trail wildfire is being held and is no longer considered a fire of note, according to BC Wildfire Service. (Lorraine Rafuse/Facebook)

Flood Falls Trail wildfire no longer out of control according to BC Wildfire Service

BC Wildfires Service says that the Hope wildfire is held and no longer a fire of note

As of this morning (Sept. 15) the Flood Falls Trail wildfire is being held and is no longer considered a fire of note, according to BC Wildfire Service. (Lorraine Rafuse/Facebook)
Norman Florence was elected as chief for Chawathil First Nation on Sept. 13. (Courtenay Miller/bcwfbogblog)

Norman Florence voted-in as new chief of Chawathil First Nation

Chawathil has a new chief and six new council members as of Sept. 13

Norman Florence was elected as chief for Chawathil First Nation on Sept. 13. (Courtenay Miller/bcwfbogblog)
Hope’s 2022 election for council and the school board will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Hope Secondary School on 444th Stuart St. (Hope Standard file)

Advanced voting, mail ballot voting, and special voting for Hope’s 2022 election

Voting options are available for residents if they aren’t available for general voting day

Hope’s 2022 election for council and the school board will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Hope Secondary School on 444th Stuart St. (Hope Standard file)
On Wednesday (Sept. 13), the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and the District of Hope jointly rescinded the evacuation orders and alerts for the 12 properties in Hunter Creek Road and Laidlaw. (Lorraine Rafuse/Facebook)

All evacuation orders and alerts lifted for the Flood Falls Trail wildfire

District of Hope rescinded evac orders and Chawathil First Nation rescinded evac alerts

On Wednesday (Sept. 13), the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and the District of Hope jointly rescinded the evacuation orders and alerts for the 12 properties in Hunter Creek Road and Laidlaw. (Lorraine Rafuse/Facebook)
The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is now estimated to be 545 hectares according to BC Wildfire Service (Richard Haworth/Facebook)

UPDATE: Evacuation order no longer in effect for the Flood Falls Trail wildfire

8 helicopters now fighting the wildfire at Flood Falls Trail

The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is now estimated to be 545 hectares according to BC Wildfire Service (Richard Haworth/Facebook)
Mayor Peter Robb says an evacuation plan is in place should the Flood Falls Trail fire reach Hope. (Richard Haworth/Facebook)

Hope mayor says plans are in place in case wildfire shifts toward homes

Evacuation plans cannot be released until they are needed, explained mayor, to avoid confusion

Mayor Peter Robb says an evacuation plan is in place should the Flood Falls Trail fire reach Hope. (Richard Haworth/Facebook)
Flood Falls Trail wildfire is estimated to be 520 hectares and continues to grow (Samuel St-laurent/Facebook)

Flood Falls Trail wildfire estimated at 520 hectares and growing

Highway 1 eastbound still closed and a dozen properties in Hunter Creek and Laidlaw evacuated

Flood Falls Trail wildfire is estimated to be 520 hectares and continues to grow (Samuel St-laurent/Facebook)
Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Highway 1 eastbound closed as Flood Falls Trail wildfire grows to 458 hectares

All eastbound traffic between Chilliwack and Hope detoured to Highway 7 and Highway 9

Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
Jacqui Brown posted this image to Facebook Saturday about 5 p.m.

UPDATE: Flood Falls Trail wildfire near Hope grows to 271 hectares

Evacuation alert sent last night via Alertable app still in effect as of this morning

Jacqui Brown posted this image to Facebook Saturday about 5 p.m.
The Peters’ Family Memorial Ball tournament will be making its first appearance at Hope’s Brigade Days on Friday (Sept. 9) and ending on Sunday (Sept. 11). (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)

Peters’ Family Memorial Ball tournament making first appearance at Hope’s Brigade Days

20 teams competing against one another as the tournament holds 29th year at Brigade Days

The Peters’ Family Memorial Ball tournament will be making its first appearance at Hope’s Brigade Days on Friday (Sept. 9) and ending on Sunday (Sept. 11). (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Hope Station during their Royal Tour of Canada in 1951. At this time, the Station House was still located at its original site on the corner of 5th Ave and Hudson Bay Street. (Photo/Walter Inouye)

Looking back at Queen Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip’s historic visit to Hope by rail

Photo re-surfaces of Queen Elizabeth II’s 1951 Royal Tour visit to Hope Station House

Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Hope Station during their Royal Tour of Canada in 1951. At this time, the Station House was still located at its original site on the corner of 5th Ave and Hudson Bay Street. (Photo/Walter Inouye)
On Aug. 30, Crystal Sedore announced on the Hope BC Bulletin Board Facebook group that she is officially running for council. (Crystal Sedore)
Crystal Sedore has announced she is running for council in the District of Hope in the 2022 election. (Submitted)

Crystal Sedore is running for councillor of the Distict of Hope

The creator of the Hope BC Bulletin Board Facebook group officially announces running for councillor

On Aug. 30, Crystal Sedore announced on the Hope BC Bulletin Board Facebook group that she is officially running for council. (Crystal Sedore)
Crystal Sedore has announced she is running for council in the District of Hope in the 2022 election. (Submitted)
This year’s main new events are the Edison Big Truck Show and Shine, the Laughing Logger Sports Show, and the GO TAIKO, Taiko Japanese drummers. (Laughing Loggers/Facebook)

Hope’s Brigade Days promises new events and as it prepares for guests this weekend

At least three new events and performances planned for this year’s Brigade Days

This year’s main new events are the Edison Big Truck Show and Shine, the Laughing Logger Sports Show, and the GO TAIKO, Taiko Japanese drummers. (Laughing Loggers/Facebook)