Sarah Gawdin

Hope celebrates Canada Day with class and style

Hope celebrates Canada Day with class and style

With a range of events across the region, there’s something for everyone

Hope celebrates Canada Day with class and style
Chilliwack General Hospital’s maternity ward is on diversion until July 9. During that time, labouring women are being asked to travel to Abbotsford to deliver their babies.  Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress file

Diversion at Chilliwack General scheduled to end 13 weeks earlier than anticipated

From now until July 9, labouring women are being asked to deliver in Abbotsford

Chilliwack General Hospital’s maternity ward is on diversion until July 9. During that time, labouring women are being asked to travel to Abbotsford to deliver their babies.  Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress file
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Are your hopes and dreams confined?

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Response to “Canada lags in move toward green economy,” by Matthew Claxton

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THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World’s greatest economic catalyst could be the transformation to clean, renewable energy systems

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THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
From paintings to baskets, and jewellery to stationary, the Support Living Artists show will feature work done in a variety of media, and runs June 28 - July 1.                                Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

10th annual Support Living Artists art show coming to Hope

Organized by local group, Artists at Work, show features artists from Hope, Agassiz, Harrison

From paintings to baskets, and jewellery to stationary, the Support Living Artists show will feature work done in a variety of media, and runs June 28 - July 1.                                Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Pat Kelley sits on his front porch and works on one of his walking sticks. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Known as the ‘Stick Man,’ local uses hobby to put smiles on faces of trail-goers

Pat Kelley hides one-of-a-kind walking sticks along local trails as happy surprises for hikers

Pat Kelley sits on his front porch and works on one of his walking sticks. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Through participating in Bids for Benefits locally, Hope was able to raise $690 for the Tillicum Centre during the past 12 months. Submitted

Hope raises almost $700 for Tillicum Centre

By purchasing art on display locally, community raised $690 for the adult centre

Through participating in Bids for Benefits locally, Hope was able to raise $690 for the Tillicum Centre during the past 12 months. Submitted
Councillor Victor Smith says he’s hoping to see a large crowd at the first of this summer’s Farmer’s Market series, which runs every Friday from now until August. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

New Farmer’s Market coming to downtown Hope

Markets will be hosted every Friday on 3rd Avenue

Councillor Victor Smith says he’s hoping to see a large crowd at the first of this summer’s Farmer’s Market series, which runs every Friday from now until August. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Women planning on birthing at Chilliwack General Hospital this summer may have further to travel than originally thought: CGH is planning on diverting its patients to Abbotsford for the coming months. Photo by Trevor Gawdin

Update: Chilliwack General Hospital diverting moms-to-be to Abbotsford starting June 24

Pregnant women of the eastern Fraser Valley will be diverted from Chilliwack due to lack of doctors

Women planning on birthing at Chilliwack General Hospital this summer may have further to travel than originally thought: CGH is planning on diverting its patients to Abbotsford for the coming months. Photo by Trevor Gawdin
To accommodate a shortage of obstetricians, Chilliwack General Hospital is planning on deferring labouring women from its ward to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for the month of July, starting June 24. Photo by Trevor Gawdin

Chilliwack’s maternity closure a ‘health hazard,’ says letter sent to BC Nurses Union

Letter states CGH is creating an unsafe medical and professional environment

To accommodate a shortage of obstetricians, Chilliwack General Hospital is planning on deferring labouring women from its ward to Abbotsford Regional Hospital for the month of July, starting June 24. Photo by Trevor Gawdin
A Hope woman is recovering from ‘serious injuries’ in hospital after being struck by a train near Fort St. and 6th Ave. on Saturday, June 8. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Hope resident survives being hit by train

Local woman in hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after being struck by train on Saturday

A Hope woman is recovering from ‘serious injuries’ in hospital after being struck by a train near Fort St. and 6th Ave. on Saturday, June 8. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Valley Waste and Recycling was loading garbage and recycling bins into Hope’s event bowl on May 2 in preparation for their start as the town’s waste-services provider. The company was awarded the contract on April 31, began helping out on May 2, and took over officially on June 1. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Garbagegate: ‘Definitely a mistake on our behalf,’ says Mayor Robb

Mayor apologizes for waste-disposal carrier lapse, promises District will do better in future

Valley Waste and Recycling was loading garbage and recycling bins into Hope’s event bowl on May 2 in preparation for their start as the town’s waste-services provider. The company was awarded the contract on April 31, began helping out on May 2, and took over officially on June 1. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion in Hope pose for a photo on Remembrance Day. (Dave White photo)

75 years after D-Day, Legion members say organization more important than ever

The Royal Canadian Legion isn’t just about veterans anymore, but rather entire communities

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion in Hope pose for a photo on Remembrance Day. (Dave White photo)
Hope is in the Top 10 for Canada’s ParticipACTION’s Community Better Challenge, so get out there, get active, and don’t forget to track any activity that gets your heartbeat up for 10 minutes or more, like jogging along our local trails like Miles Bissky, from the Hope Running Club (HRC). “My family and I adore running on both the trails and roads around Hope - we are so fortunate to live in an area with world class trail running! I am excited to be a part of the community ParticipACTION program and it will be neat to see how many minutes the town accumulates,” said Miles Bissky, HRC president.

Hope doing well in nation-wide Community Better Challenge

Since its start, Hope has been in the Challenge’s Top 10 communities

Hope is in the Top 10 for Canada’s ParticipACTION’s Community Better Challenge, so get out there, get active, and don’t forget to track any activity that gets your heartbeat up for 10 minutes or more, like jogging along our local trails like Miles Bissky, from the Hope Running Club (HRC). “My family and I adore running on both the trails and roads around Hope - we are so fortunate to live in an area with world class trail running! I am excited to be a part of the community ParticipACTION program and it will be neat to see how many minutes the town accumulates,” said Miles Bissky, HRC president.
Women planning on birthing at Chilliwack General Hospital this summer may have further to travel than originally thought: CGH is planning on diverting its patients to Abbotsford for the coming months. Photo by Trevor Gawdin

Update: Chilliwack General Hospital diverting moms-to-be to Abbotsford starting June 24

Pregnant women to be diverted from Chilliwack’s hospital due to lack of doctors

Women planning on birthing at Chilliwack General Hospital this summer may have further to travel than originally thought: CGH is planning on diverting its patients to Abbotsford for the coming months. Photo by Trevor Gawdin
As nature blossoms around Hope, it’s time to spring into being bear aware

As nature blossoms around Hope, it’s time to spring into being bear aware

Founder of Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee says now is the time to be vigilant

As nature blossoms around Hope, it’s time to spring into being bear aware
Jerseys from the District of Hope’s 2018 Ride to Conquer Cancer team were framed and presented during the May 27 Council meeting. (L-R: Donna Bellingham, John Fortoloczky, Bob Erickson, Lindsay Carswell) Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Hope council conducts triple-header by having multiple meetings on one night

District of Hope hosted public hearing, regular meeting, Committee of the Whole meeting all at once

Jerseys from the District of Hope’s 2018 Ride to Conquer Cancer team were framed and presented during the May 27 Council meeting. (L-R: Donna Bellingham, John Fortoloczky, Bob Erickson, Lindsay Carswell) Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Highway Thru Hell, which is filmed locally along the Coquihalla Highway, was recently nominated for two Leo Awards. The show is going into its eighth season. Photo by Sean F. White/Great Pacific Media

Locally filmed Highway Thru Hell receives double nominations at Leo Awards

Nominated for Best Musical Score and Best Picture Editing for a documentary series

Highway Thru Hell, which is filmed locally along the Coquihalla Highway, was recently nominated for two Leo Awards. The show is going into its eighth season. Photo by Sean F. White/Great Pacific Media
Magdalena Stoltman is participating in the first Canadian Trailblazer to give back for what the Make-a-Wish Foundation was able to do for her son, Ryker.  Submitted

Make-A-Wish Canada’s first Trailblazing fundraiser to happen at Manning Park

Event challenges participants to hike 40 km in a single day

Magdalena Stoltman is participating in the first Canadian Trailblazer to give back for what the Make-a-Wish Foundation was able to do for her son, Ryker.  Submitted