Sarah Gawdin

Reader survey offers up $5,000 prize

Reader survey offers up $5,000 prize

Data collected will help with local marketing campaigns

Reader survey offers up $5,000 prize
Esther Brysch stands next to some kale that’s aleady going to seed inside the Community Garden’s greenhouse. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Hope Community Garden looking for green thumbs

Local gardening club still has plots for rent both inside and outside its greenhouse

Esther Brysch stands next to some kale that’s aleady going to seed inside the Community Garden’s greenhouse. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
MLA Jackie Tegart will be hosting a Spring Tea and Town Hall with local seniors from Hope to listen to their concerns and guide them to any services that may be of assistance.

MLA Jackie Tegart hosting Spring Tea, Town Hall for Hope’s seniors

Meet your provincial representative and ask whatever questions you may have

MLA Jackie Tegart will be hosting a Spring Tea and Town Hall with local seniors from Hope to listen to their concerns and guide them to any services that may be of assistance.
Thirty-three physicians, nurses and patients walked together in last year’s annual Walk With Your Doc event in Hope.                                 Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Time again to Walk with your Doc

The provincial-wide intiative is in its third year in Hope

Thirty-three physicians, nurses and patients walked together in last year’s annual Walk With Your Doc event in Hope.                                 Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Tom Hendrickson passed away on Friday, April 19: a life-long member of the community-at-large, Tom was a nearly-30-year veteran of the Fraser-Cascade School Board. His passing leaves a vacancy on the board that requires a by-election to fill. (Facebook)
Tom Hendrickson passed away on Friday, April 19: a life-long member of the community-at-large, Tom was a nearly-30-year veteran of the Fraser-Cascade School Board. His passing leaves a vacancy on the board that requires a by-election to fill. (Facebook)
Janice McDonald and Sarah Gawdin accept the 2019 Newspaper Excellence Award at the Ma Murray Gala on April. 27. This is the second year in a row the Hope Standard has won this award. (Submitted)

The little paper that could: The Hope Standard wins GOLD for newspaper excellence

For second year in a row, The Standard has won the top spot at the BCYCNAs

Janice McDonald and Sarah Gawdin accept the 2019 Newspaper Excellence Award at the Ma Murray Gala on April. 27. This is the second year in a row the Hope Standard has won this award. (Submitted)
AdvantageHOPE bids farewell to 2018

AdvantageHOPE bids farewell to 2018

Hope’s economic, tourism organization hosted its AGM for 2018

AdvantageHOPE bids farewell to 2018
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier visited Chilliwack this spring. Shortly thereafter, Elections Canada formally recognized the party in the neighbouring electorial district: Mission Matsqui Fraser Canyon. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier visited Chilliwack this spring. Shortly thereafter, Elections Canada formally recognized the party in the neighbouring electorial district: Mission Matsqui Fraser Canyon. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Community choir director, Jill Last, leads the opening song at the Hope Community Choir Spring Concert on Sunday at Grace Baptist Church.                                 Greg Laychak

Hope Community Choir sings in spring with annual concert

This year’s concert theme is Music Changes the World

Community choir director, Jill Last, leads the opening song at the Hope Community Choir Spring Concert on Sunday at Grace Baptist Church.                                 Greg Laychak
The African Children’s Choir will be visiting the Hope Grace Baptist Church on Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m., and admission is by donation. (Submitted)

African Children’s Choir sings for Hope

Choir fundraises to educate African children in an attempt to end poverty across the continent

The African Children’s Choir will be visiting the Hope Grace Baptist Church on Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m., and admission is by donation. (Submitted)

Can B.C. be just as green as Germany’s Feldheim

Dear Editor, How much will climate action cost? In Feldheim, Germany, all…

After servicing Hope for nearly a decade, the District refused to renew First Class Waste Services Inc.’s contract after it expired in December. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Pee-yew! Garbage becomes a problem as District lapses in providing waste-removal service coverage

First Class Waste’s contract expired in Dec, yet they kept working in good faith—until now

After servicing Hope for nearly a decade, the District refused to renew First Class Waste Services Inc.’s contract after it expired in December. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
After forgetting her wallet in Hope with nearly $1,500 in cash in it, Kirsten Wale and her fiance were relieved to find it not only turned in, but still full of their money, which was for a new puppy.

Thanks to local good Samaritan, couple’s wallet, money returned in time to buy puppy

Editor: I’ve been meaning to write for a while now in regards…

After forgetting her wallet in Hope with nearly $1,500 in cash in it, Kirsten Wale and her fiance were relieved to find it not only turned in, but still full of their money, which was for a new puppy.
What’s a safe semi really look like?

What’s a safe semi really look like?

Editor: Living next to the Trans Canada Highway, both East and West…

What’s a safe semi really look like?
The Fraser Valley deserves rapid transit

The Fraser Valley deserves rapid transit

Hopians would benefit from a rail line connecting communities on the Fraser’s southern banks

The Fraser Valley deserves rapid transit
The Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Education has granted the Fraser-Cascade School District nearly $96,000 to create Local Education Agreements with nearby First Nations. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Province grants Fraser-Cascade district $96,000 for creation of First Nations education agreements

Local Education Agreements are integral components of inclusive school curricula

The Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Education has granted the Fraser-Cascade School District nearly $96,000 to create Local Education Agreements with nearby First Nations. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
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Hope should be a tourism hotspot, so why isn’t it?

Local voices common community question about the town’s future industry

(Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
(Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)

British Columbians finally seeing surgical wait-time headway, says BC Health Coalition co-chair

Adrienne Yeung says the government’s recent strategies are working

(Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center)
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Time for public to have its say as federal election gears up

Editor: In regards to Sarah Gawdin’s story, “MPs draw line in the…

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Strong winds down trees, cause blackouts in Hope and surrounding areas

Strong winds down trees, cause blackouts in Hope and surrounding areas

Communities from Ruby Creek to Hope, Hells Gate to Keefer have been affected by downed power lines

Strong winds down trees, cause blackouts in Hope and surrounding areas