Sarah Gawdin

With its fate linked to election promises, will the Hope/Silver Creek corridor ever come to fruition, wonders local commuter. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)

Where’s the promised Silver Creek-Hope corridor?

Resident wants to know when Hope will fulfill its promise of a corridor between it and Silver Creek

With its fate linked to election promises, will the Hope/Silver Creek corridor ever come to fruition, wonders local commuter. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)
The forested lot at 950 Old Hope Princeton Way that developer Mike Hache wanted to turn into a hotel, conference centre and restaurant to start off. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

What’s happening at 950 Old Hope Princeton Way?

With obvious delays in development, local wonders what’s happening at large, local real estate site

The forested lot at 950 Old Hope Princeton Way that developer Mike Hache wanted to turn into a hotel, conference centre and restaurant to start off. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Two orphaned bear cubs were rescued June 15, 2020, from Skagit Valley, after their mother was shot by a hunter two days prior. They were turned over to Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley, where they spent the last year learning how to be wild bears before being released earlier this month. (Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee photo)

Orphaned bear cubs released into wild after a year in wilderness rehab

After their mother was shot, the cubs were raised by a wildlife rescue until big enough for release

Two orphaned bear cubs were rescued June 15, 2020, from Skagit Valley, after their mother was shot by a hunter two days prior. They were turned over to Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley, where they spent the last year learning how to be wild bears before being released earlier this month. (Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee photo)
Conservation projects in the Eastern Fraser Valley will be receiving more than $170,000 in funding from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. (photo submitted)

Eastern Fraser Valley conservation projects to see influx of more than $171,000

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation grants $9.3 million for provincial conservation projects

Conservation projects in the Eastern Fraser Valley will be receiving more than $170,000 in funding from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation. (photo submitted)
Nichole Bodai, a Hope and Area Transition Society (HATS) employee, poses while on a cave-exploring adventure with the HATS Summertime Youth Adventure program, which runs weekly all summer long: they’re in Hope on Mondays, and Tuesdays in Boston Bar. (Photo submitted by HATS)

School’s out and fun’s in at the HATS Youth Summer Adventures program

Hosted in Hope, Boston Bar, the program offers a weekly craft, sporting activity for community youth

Nichole Bodai, a Hope and Area Transition Society (HATS) employee, poses while on a cave-exploring adventure with the HATS Summertime Youth Adventure program, which runs weekly all summer long: they’re in Hope on Mondays, and Tuesdays in Boston Bar. (Photo submitted by HATS)
This year's Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation fundraising event will be hosted in Harrison Hot Springs, and will have a high-end casino theme. For more information, please visit www.fvhcf.ca. (Submitted by FVHCF)

Hospital care, shaken, not stirred is the theme for this year’s FVHCF fundraising event

Event raises funds for vital equipment, programs for communities in the Eastern Fraser Valley

This year's Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation fundraising event will be hosted in Harrison Hot Springs, and will have a high-end casino theme. For more information, please visit www.fvhcf.ca. (Submitted by FVHCF)
After its second season was put on pause due to COVID, the Hope Farmer's Market is back in action this summer. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Back in action: Hope Chamber reboots Farmer’s Market

Started in 2019, this will be the Market’s second year in operation due to pandemic

After its second season was put on pause due to COVID, the Hope Farmer's Market is back in action this summer. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Hope residents and local businesses came together for a good time and raised nearly $7,000 for those displaced by the Lytton fire. (Submitted by Pauline Newbigging)

Hope residents and businesses raise nearly $7,000 for Lytton fire victims

With live music, good food, and locally-made art, Hopians came together in support of Lytton

Hope residents and local businesses came together for a good time and raised nearly $7,000 for those displaced by the Lytton fire. (Submitted by Pauline Newbigging)
The intersection of 6th Ave. and Old Hope Princeton Way isn't controlled by any lights--yet. The District hopes to secure funding next year for the installation of traffic control equipment. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Local wonders why there’s still no traffic control measures at 6 Ave/Old Hope Princeton Way

A year ago his car was totalled at that corner, now he’s questioning the safety progress timeline

The intersection of 6th Ave. and Old Hope Princeton Way isn't controlled by any lights--yet. The District hopes to secure funding next year for the installation of traffic control equipment. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
With the province beginning to open up, Hope's SAR team is donning gear and jumping feet first into swift water rescue practice. (L-R) Jeremie Parisien, Mathew Baerg, Renee Coghill (Swiftwater Team lead), Taysha Grindon, and Kevin Meredig. (Submitted/Walter Miller)

Splish-splash! Hope SAR team splashes into swiftwater rescue techniques

Local swiftwater rescue team trains ahead of a hot summer

With the province beginning to open up, Hope's SAR team is donning gear and jumping feet first into swift water rescue practice. (L-R) Jeremie Parisien, Mathew Baerg, Renee Coghill (Swiftwater Team lead), Taysha Grindon, and Kevin Meredig. (Submitted/Walter Miller)
Once enrolled in the Backpack Buddies program, which is free, children receive a bag of food at the end f the week to help keep them fed during weekends. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

A little bit goes a long way: locals team up to put bags of food into student backpacks

With the assistance of community partners, Backpack Buddies is helping feed Hope’s children

Once enrolled in the Backpack Buddies program, which is free, children receive a bag of food at the end f the week to help keep them fed during weekends. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Hope’s Christel Keller says she’s going to help out her family members and take a lot of vacations after she won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the Lotto Max draw on June 18, 2021. (Submitted by BCLC)

Jet-setting on horizon for Hope resident after pocketing $1-million in Lotto Max draw

Christel Keller’s future plans include taking care of family and a lot of vacationing

Hope’s Christel Keller says she’s going to help out her family members and take a lot of vacations after she won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the Lotto Max draw on June 18, 2021. (Submitted by BCLC)
'The Welcome' is an inclusion initiative created by Blind Tiger Comedy in 2019. (Contributed by Blind Tiger Comedy)

Comedy company looks to tickle Hope’s funny bone

Blind Tiger Comedy is offering free registration to The Welcome comedy classes to Hope and beyond

'The Welcome' is an inclusion initiative created by Blind Tiger Comedy in 2019. (Contributed by Blind Tiger Comedy)
Fraser Health has issued an EXTREME HEAT ALERT for the Lower Mainland, including the Fraser Valley area, with daytime highs reaching 39 degrees Celcius. Humidex values may reach into the low 40s. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Head to the Rec Centre to beat the midday heat

Impromptu cooling centre set up in the rec centre’s conference room for anyone needing reprieve

Fraser Health has issued an EXTREME HEAT ALERT for the Lower Mainland, including the Fraser Valley area, with daytime highs reaching 39 degrees Celcius. Humidex values may reach into the low 40s. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
I took a copy of the receipt and glued it into my journal as a reminder to never give up hope--especially when in Hope. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

‘Good people will find their way to you.’

Black Press journalist, Sarah Gawdin, shares a recent experience she had in Hope

I took a copy of the receipt and glued it into my journal as a reminder to never give up hope--especially when in Hope. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Coquihalla Elementary celebrated National Indigenous Day June 18. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Coquihalla school celebrated National Indigenous Day early

Ceremony honoured National Indigenous Day, memorialized Kamloops 215

Coquihalla Elementary celebrated National Indigenous Day June 18. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

Shining a light on brain injury in Canada

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)
With a lot of summer traffic expected, RCMP are setting up traffic blitzes throughout the Eastern Fraser Valley to curb dangerous driving behaviour in cone zones. (Submitted by Road Safety at Work)

See orange cones? Better put down your phone!

12 roadside workers died, 207 were injured in B.C. during last 10 years

With a lot of summer traffic expected, RCMP are setting up traffic blitzes throughout the Eastern Fraser Valley to curb dangerous driving behaviour in cone zones. (Submitted by Road Safety at Work)
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COVID-19 vaccinations began on Dec. 31, 2020.

Boston Bar to host COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic Friday

Clinic will be at Boston Bar School 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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COVID-19 vaccinations began on Dec. 31, 2020.
Surprising number of candidates step up for trustee byelection, says deputy chief election officer

Surprising number of candidates step up for trustee byelection, says deputy chief election officer

Unexpected passing left board vacancy for Area 3 of Fraser-Cascade School District

Surprising number of candidates step up for trustee byelection, says deputy chief election officer