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Liberal candidate Jati Sidhu speaks to a crowd of about 400 people as independent candidate Wyatt Scott (left) and Conservative Brad Vis (right) look on. About 400 people attended the all-candidates meeting held Tuesday night at the Clarke Theatre in Mission.

ELECTION 2015: Candidates debate social issues in Mission

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding hopefuls took part in an all-candidates meeting on Tuesday night in Mission.

Liberal candidate Jati Sidhu speaks to a crowd of about 400 people as independent candidate Wyatt Scott (left) and Conservative Brad Vis (right) look on. About 400 people attended the all-candidates meeting held Tuesday night at the Clarke Theatre in Mission.

New safety building explored in Hope

Task force created to investigate home for RCMP, fire and other emergency services

Hundreds of Rambo fans sat out in the street to watch First Blood on a 40-foot screen.

REMEMBERING RAMBO: Hope residents, visitors celebrate 30 year anniversary

Visitors flocked to Hope on the weekend to help celebrate the filming of First Blood back in 1982.

Hundreds of Rambo fans sat out in the street to watch First Blood on a 40-foot screen.
Crews were busy diverting the water flow by the old Kawkawa bridge on Friday afternoon. The piles

Final pieces of old Kawkawa bridge removed

A construction crew began the process of tearing down the final piles in the river bed that will close the last chapter on the bridge.

Crews were busy diverting the water flow by the old Kawkawa bridge on Friday afternoon. The piles
The Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Interpretive Village in Boston Bar shows what life was like more than 200 years ago.

Village brings the past to life

Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Interpretive Village in Boston Bar shows what life was like more than 200 years ago.

The Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Interpretive Village in Boston Bar shows what life was like more than 200 years ago.

New transit connection could start by May 2013

BC Transit may create a Hope to Chilliwack route if demand is high enough.

The annual Creepy Crawl is taking place Oct. 27 at the Yale Historic Site. The family-fun event includes a tour of the pioneer cemetery.

Yale site closing for season, but events still planned

Plenty of restoration work going on to prepare for next year.

The annual Creepy Crawl is taking place Oct. 27 at the Yale Historic Site. The family-fun event includes a tour of the pioneer cemetery.

Thrills, chills and family fun

Magician John Kaplan performs Stage Fright at Hope Secondary.

The Fraser River water level hit a peak of 8.84 metres on Monday. However officials feel that the threat of flooding is almost over.

Flood fears in Hope decline with water

Officials 'cautiously optimistic' that danger nearing an end

The Fraser River water level hit a peak of 8.84 metres on Monday. However officials feel that the threat of flooding is almost over.
The 2012 Hope Flight Fest is set for June 16 at the airport.

Hope Flight Fest ready to soar

This year's focus is on allowing visitors to experience flight

The 2012 Hope Flight Fest is set for June 16 at the airport.
Melissa Bolton and Chris Bradbury have been serving high quality food out of the Chuck Wagon for the past month.

Chuck Wagon is back in business

Mexican cuisine is the mobile food truck's specialty

Melissa Bolton and Chris Bradbury have been serving high quality food out of the Chuck Wagon for the past month.
David Flexhaug is a one-man cleaning crew. The local resident volunteers two to three days a week to keep the Silver Skagit Road area clean. He has taken more than 300 bags of garbage out of the forest and into the landfill.

Trash troubles plague Hope area

Dumping is an ongoing problem in the Silver Skagit region

David Flexhaug is a one-man cleaning crew. The local resident volunteers two to three days a week to keep the Silver Skagit Road area clean. He has taken more than 300 bags of garbage out of the forest and into the landfill.
Abbotsford awarded lingerie football team

Abbotsford awarded lingerie football team

Lingerie football squad to play out of Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Abbotsford awarded lingerie football team

Medical transcription eyed: 131 employees in region could be out of work

Medical transcription staff in the Lower Mainland are facing an uncertain future. A proposal could displace 131 full- and part-time workers.

The Hope Chamber of Commerce is going to initiate a shop local program aimed at keeping customer in the community. Many resident travel out of town to do their weekend shopping.

Keeping customers at home

It’s the same every weekend. Many residents of Hope get in their vehicles and head out of town to go shopping. It’s a consumer drain that most business owners would like to see plugged.

Rather than watch dollars head to other communities, Lonni Warren decided to take action.

Warren is the owner of Treehouse Health Foods and she put together a discount program for her customers. Anyone who make a purchase from her store, on Saturdays between noon and 2 p.m., gets a 20 per cent discount.

The Hope Chamber of Commerce is going to initiate a shop local program aimed at keeping customer in the community. Many resident travel out of town to do their weekend shopping.
Hope residents attended the District's open house on proposed changes to the zoning bylaw on Thursday afternoon. The event asked people to examine the issues and give direction on what changes are important to the community. A second meeting will be held in the fall.

Gauging the public’s preferences

Hope residents had the opportunity to provide input into proposed changes to the district’s zoning bylaw.

A public open house was held last Thursday, at the recreation centre, to collect ideas, thoughts and criticism. Story boards, explaining possible changes, were displayed and questionnaires handed out to all who attended.

Hope residents attended the District's open house on proposed changes to the zoning bylaw on Thursday afternoon. The event asked people to examine the issues and give direction on what changes are important to the community. A second meeting will be held in the fall.
Hope residents left piles of unwanted items in front of there homes for treasure hunters to take away.

Weather hampers hunt

It was wet and it was chilly, but most importantly it was free.

The inaugural Trash For Treasure event took place on a rainy Saturday in Hope as residents put unwanted items on the street for "treasure hunters" to take as they pleased.

Hope residents left piles of unwanted items in front of there homes for treasure hunters to take away.

Cut cables blacken televisions

It was bad enough for some Canucks fans to deal with the squad losing game seven of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.

But it was even worse for fans in Hope, who had their television screens go blank in the second period.

Shaw Cable subscribers suffered a loss of service at about 7 p.m. that night as vandals struck.

Cyclist Ilan Levy is riding across Canada to raise funds for SchoolBOX

Riding for schoolBOX

A small crew of cyclists came through Hope on Friday afternoon, led by Ilan Levy, who is on a cross-Canada journey.

Levy will cycle a total of 8,249 kilometres as he makes his way from B.C. to Newfoundland.

He is riding to raise awareness of a small, Canadian non-profit organization called SchoolBOX.

Cyclist Ilan Levy is riding across Canada to raise funds for SchoolBOX

Is it trash or treasure?

The Hope Chamber of Commerce is hoping the old saying is true – One man's trash is another man's treasure.

The inaugural Trash To Treasure event is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, throughout the District of Hope, and the public is encouraged to bring out any unwanted items for people to look through and perhaps take away.