Sarah Gawdin

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
Area 3 of the Fraser-Cascade School District (SD 78) is about to return to polling stations to vote for a new trustee to represent them. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Question Answers with Fraser-Cascade 2019 byelection candidates

Seven candidates have stepped forward for this year’s sudden byelection—learn about them here

Area 3 of the Fraser-Cascade School District (SD 78) is about to return to polling stations to vote for a new trustee to represent them. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Although it’s one of only two volunteer fire halls in the province that receive zero government funds, the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department (SVVFD)is more than 20-years-old, and may be the only hall in British Columbia with such an active juniors program for youth. (L-R) SVVFD members Fred Risbey and Chris Farsky stand with junior members, Landon Jackson and Troy Adams. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Sunshine Valley teens burning with promise

Possibly the youngest in B.C., Sunshine Valley trains 15- and 16-year-old firefighters

Although it’s one of only two volunteer fire halls in the province that receive zero government funds, the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department (SVVFD)is more than 20-years-old, and may be the only hall in British Columbia with such an active juniors program for youth. (L-R) SVVFD members Fred Risbey and Chris Farsky stand with junior members, Landon Jackson and Troy Adams. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Six-year-old Amelia poses with her teddy at the Teddy Bear Picnic, which was hosted by the Fraser Valley Regional Library as part of its Summer Reading Club program. For more information, please visit www.FVRL.BC.ca. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

RAWR!

FVRL hosts a Teddy Bear Picnic as part of its Summer Reading Club

Six-year-old Amelia poses with her teddy at the Teddy Bear Picnic, which was hosted by the Fraser Valley Regional Library as part of its Summer Reading Club program. For more information, please visit www.FVRL.BC.ca. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Eva Heller presents “All God’s Creations” at the Hope Arts Gallery during the month of August. (Submitted)

Hope Arts Gallery brings in new show with new member

“All God’s Creations” by Eva Heller will show during August

Eva Heller presents “All God’s Creations” at the Hope Arts Gallery during the month of August. (Submitted)
School District 78 is hosting a by-election in Area 3 to choose a new trustee after the passing of long-time board member, Tom Hendrickson. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
School District 78 is hosting a by-election in Area 3 to choose a new trustee after the passing of long-time board member, Tom Hendrickson. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
To get ready for the Communities in Bloom judges, Coun. Victor Smith is asking residents to mow their lawns and do what they can to help Hope cultivate another 5 Blossom year. Hayven Hope helps by watering flowers in front of downtown businesses.  Sarah Gawdin/Black Press

They’re coming!

Communities in Bloom judges return to see if Hope has what it takes for another 5 Blossom year

To get ready for the Communities in Bloom judges, Coun. Victor Smith is asking residents to mow their lawns and do what they can to help Hope cultivate another 5 Blossom year. Hayven Hope helps by watering flowers in front of downtown businesses.  Sarah Gawdin/Black Press
Katniss, who? A group of pre-teens practiced their aim and patience during an afternoon archery course hosted by Langley Archers at Hope’s rec centre on July 5.  Photo by David Sandquist

Katniss Everdeen doesn’t have anything on these kids

Group of Hope youths practice their archery skills during an afternoon course at the rec centre

Katniss, who? A group of pre-teens practiced their aim and patience during an afternoon archery course hosted by Langley Archers at Hope’s rec centre on July 5.  Photo by David Sandquist
(L-R) MP Jati Sidhu, Lytton’s mayor, Jan Polderman, Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims, Rod Bate, Minister of Rural Economic Development Bernadette Jordan, and Dan Mundall at the announcement of high-speed funding from Boston Bar to Lillooet. (Submitted)

Fraser Canyon residents are about to experience life in the fast lane

New gov’t funding will provide internet infrastructure allowing for high-speed access everywhere

(L-R) MP Jati Sidhu, Lytton’s mayor, Jan Polderman, Minister of Citizens’ Services Jinny Sims, Rod Bate, Minister of Rural Economic Development Bernadette Jordan, and Dan Mundall at the announcement of high-speed funding from Boston Bar to Lillooet. (Submitted)
Denise Lauzon in her tattoo shop, Iron Butterfly. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Together again: Hope business neighbours reflect on their historical connection

Elizabeth Prest and Denise Lauzon say their industries are not only similar, but share a history

Denise Lauzon in her tattoo shop, Iron Butterfly. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
After their mother was hit and killed by a vehicle, a group of locals came together to save these two orphaned black bear cubs. Unfortunately, the cub on the right passed away shortly after being rescued. Photo by Lydia Koot

Locals team up and rescue twin bear cubs orphaned by hit and run on Highway 1 near Hope

Rescue involved a passerby, Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee members, and conservation officers

After their mother was hit and killed by a vehicle, a group of locals came together to save these two orphaned black bear cubs. Unfortunately, the cub on the right passed away shortly after being rescued. Photo by Lydia Koot
Children are engaged at a 2018 Story Time in the Park event. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Make memories in Memorial Park with series of summer entertainment events

Story Time in the Park, Concerts in the Park are both running in Memorial Park in July, August

Children are engaged at a 2018 Story Time in the Park event. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Trans Mountain approval should instead be met with climate change strategies, says Hope local. (File)

Trans Mountain approval should instead be met with climate change strategies, says Hope local

Editor: In regards to your article: “Hope ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Trans Mountain…

Trans Mountain approval should instead be met with climate change strategies, says Hope local. (File)
Construction on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project is slated to begin in September.  Kinder Morgan

Hope ‘cautiously optomistic’ about Trans Mountain approval, says mayor

Hope’s busniess community looking forward to economic boom that comes with pipeline

Construction on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project is slated to begin in September.  Kinder Morgan
Long-time Yale resident, Walter Kassian, remembered for decades of community involvement

Long-time Yale resident, Walter Kassian, remembered for decades of community involvement

Kassian played key roles in development of region, local hospital, and Yale Fire Department

Long-time Yale resident, Walter Kassian, remembered for decades of community involvement