Sarah Gawdin

Carved in 1996 by Pete Ryan, this statue of Chip, the RCMP Service Dog killed in the line of duty near Hope on Sept. 13, 1996, now stands forever on guard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

RCMP hosts Hope memorial for Chip, a service dog killed on Sept. 13, ‘96, by Robert John Petrus

RCMP from North Vancouver to Kamloops, seven canine pairs were in manhunt that captured Chip’s killer

Carved in 1996 by Pete Ryan, this statue of Chip, the RCMP Service Dog killed in the line of duty near Hope on Sept. 13, 1996, now stands forever on guard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
A previous participant runs with excitement and enthusiasm in a Run for Hope event. (Submitted)

Lace up: Run for Hope returns for 3rd year

5 KM event raises money for necessary hospital equipment purchases for Fraser Canyon Hospital

A previous participant runs with excitement and enthusiasm in a Run for Hope event. (Submitted)
As summer winds down, the Hope and Area Transition Society's downtown location received a bit of a face-lift. On Sept. 1, Nick Garneau, owner of Elevation Painting, along with his employee, Steven Dyck, climbed up and down and all around the building, giving it a fresh look with a new coat of paint. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

HATS gets ready for winter with a fresh coat of exterior paint

Elevation Painting updated the building with a new paint job

As summer winds down, the Hope and Area Transition Society's downtown location received a bit of a face-lift. On Sept. 1, Nick Garneau, owner of Elevation Painting, along with his employee, Steven Dyck, climbed up and down and all around the building, giving it a fresh look with a new coat of paint. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Jessica St. Germain is in deep focus while putting imagination to paper. (Submitted)

‘Nostalgia Other Entanglements’ will run nearly all month long at the Hope Arts Gallery

The collaborative show will run from from September 1st to 28th

Jessica St. Germain is in deep focus while putting imagination to paper. (Submitted)
Hope Cinema. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Get ready, set, action! Hope Cinema reopens

Hope’s movie theatre reopens after closing more than a year ago

Hope Cinema. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Fire Smart is a provincial program aimed at reducing the probability of fire, or spreading of fire. (Contributed)

Is Hope as Fire Smart as its residents?

Local wonders if the District is doing its part to be Fire Smart

Fire Smart is a provincial program aimed at reducing the probability of fire, or spreading of fire. (Contributed)
Christine Seymour has joined SD 78 as the District Principal of Indigenous Education, effective Aug. 30, 2021. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

School District 78 appoints new District Principal of Indigenous Education

Appointment comes after the retirement of Rod Peters, who worked with SD 78 for 26 years

Christine Seymour has joined SD 78 as the District Principal of Indigenous Education, effective Aug. 30, 2021. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Members of the Save the Station House coalition gathered at last week’s Chainsaw Carving Competition to spread their message regarding the CN Station House’s future. For more information, or to contact the group, visit their website at SavetheHopeStationHouse.ca. (Submitted photo)

Why won’t Council save the Station House?

Local expresses confusion over District’s plans for historic building

Members of the Save the Station House coalition gathered at last week’s Chainsaw Carving Competition to spread their message regarding the CN Station House’s future. For more information, or to contact the group, visit their website at SavetheHopeStationHouse.ca. (Submitted photo)
A shot of a pack of hybrid wolf-dogs that have suddenly appeared in the eastern Fraser Valley: from Laidlaw to Popkum. If you know anything about the origin of these animals, please call the Report All Poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP). (Valerie Schepannek/Facebook)

‘One of my guys jumped into a 10-foot poop pit,’ says rescuer of hybrids near Hope, Chilliwack

Born from dog/wolf parents, hybrids are nearly genetically, physically identical to wolves

A shot of a pack of hybrid wolf-dogs that have suddenly appeared in the eastern Fraser Valley: from Laidlaw to Popkum. If you know anything about the origin of these animals, please call the Report All Poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP). (Valerie Schepannek/Facebook)
Brendan Sandhu cuddles one of the male wolf-dog hybrids he recently helped rescue in the Hope and Chilliwack area. (Submitted by Brendan Sandhu)

‘One of my guys jumped into a 10-foot poop pit,’ says wolfdog rescuer near Chilliwack

Born from dog/wolf parents, hybrids are nearly genetically, physically identical to wolves

Brendan Sandhu cuddles one of the male wolf-dog hybrids he recently helped rescue in the Hope and Chilliwack area. (Submitted by Brendan Sandhu)
Members of the Save the Station House coalition gathered at last week’s Chainsaw Carving Competition to spread their message regarding the CN Station House’s future. For more information, or to contact the group, visit their website at SavetheHopeStationHouse.ca. (Submitted photo)

Save the Station House coalition members gathered at the carving competition to garner more support

The group is trying to preserve the CN Station House for its historical importance

Members of the Save the Station House coalition gathered at last week’s Chainsaw Carving Competition to spread their message regarding the CN Station House’s future. For more information, or to contact the group, visit their website at SavetheHopeStationHouse.ca. (Submitted photo)
Barbara Colp, Mark Colp’s wife, is photographed while carving a small tree. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

The sawdust has settled on another successful Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope

Carvers from across North America competed at the biennual carving competition from Aug. 19 - 22

Barbara Colp, Mark Colp’s wife, is photographed while carving a small tree. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Chilliwack-Hope Green Party candidate Arthur Green speaking at the Global Climate Strike event at Five Corners during the previous federal election. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Chilliwack-Hope Green Party candidate Arthur Green speaking at the Global Climate Strike event at Five Corners during the previous federal election. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Ken Mackie has joined SD 78 as the new Secretary Treasurer, effective Aug. 23, 2021. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Fraser-Cascade School District welcomes new Secretary Treasurer

With decades of experience under his belt, Ken Mackie is SD 78’s new Secretary Treasurer

Ken Mackie has joined SD 78 as the new Secretary Treasurer, effective Aug. 23, 2021. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
A shot of a pack of hybrid wolf-dogs that have suddenly appeared in the eastern Fraser Valley: from Laidlaw to Popkum. If you know anything about the origin of these animals, please call the Report All Poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP). (Valerie Schepannek/Facebook)

Hope residents report wolf sightings in Laidlaw

Based on mannerisms, conservation says animals are likely wolf-dog hybrids

A shot of a pack of hybrid wolf-dogs that have suddenly appeared in the eastern Fraser Valley: from Laidlaw to Popkum. If you know anything about the origin of these animals, please call the Report All Poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP). (Valerie Schepannek/Facebook)
YogaOutreach leads a women's wellness day in Boston Bar. 
(Contributed photo)

Celebrating five years of improving health and wellbeing in hope and area

Bringing medical specialists to Hope on a regular basis saves locals $397,466 in travel costs

YogaOutreach leads a women's wellness day in Boston Bar. 
(Contributed photo)
Ryan Villiers helped promote this year’s Chainsaw Carving Championship, which is happening this weekend, Aug. 19 - 22, 2021. Villiers is one of this year’s competitors. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

The aroma of sawdust and gasoline fills Hope as the Chainsaw Comp continues

After being canceled last year, the world-class competition is back

Ryan Villiers helped promote this year’s Chainsaw Carving Championship, which is happening this weekend, Aug. 19 - 22, 2021. Villiers is one of this year’s competitors. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Community Futures is offering support to small businesses across the province that have been affected by this year’s wildfires.

Support available for small businesses impacted by the 2021 wildfires

Community Futures BC launches website, toll-free number for business-related wildfire support

Community Futures is offering support to small businesses across the province that have been affected by this year’s wildfires.
Ryan Villiers begins a large carving at the 2021 World-Class Chainsaw Competition gets underway after being canceled last year. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Hope’s biennial, World-Class Chainsaw Carving Competition is here!

A dozen chainsaw carvers from across North America show off skills in Memorial Park

Ryan Villiers begins a large carving at the 2021 World-Class Chainsaw Competition gets underway after being canceled last year. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)