Sarah Gawdin

Representing this riding has been one of my life’s great privileges

MP Jati Sidhu responds to Christopher di Armani’s Letter to the Editor

Olympic bronze medalist and former world champion freestyle swimmer, Brent Hayden and his wife, Nadina Zarifeh, led a workshop for swimmers aged 9 to 15, Sunday at the Dan Sharrers aquatic centre. There were nine local swimmers and the others came from as far as North Vancouver and Kamloops. Hayden grew up in Mission and competed against the Hope Otters at the old Centennial Pool in Hope. You can see proof of his early success in the new trophy case (by the pool’s viewing deck), which was unveiled last Thursday. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)

Olympic swimmer visited Hope and lead workshop for the next generation of aquatic olympians

Brent Hayden and his wife, Nadina Zarifeh, hosted a local workshop for youths 9- to 15-years-old

Olympic bronze medalist and former world champion freestyle swimmer, Brent Hayden and his wife, Nadina Zarifeh, led a workshop for swimmers aged 9 to 15, Sunday at the Dan Sharrers aquatic centre. There were nine local swimmers and the others came from as far as North Vancouver and Kamloops. Hayden grew up in Mission and competed against the Hope Otters at the old Centennial Pool in Hope. You can see proof of his early success in the new trophy case (by the pool’s viewing deck), which was unveiled last Thursday. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)
Fraser Valley trail races will take place in Manning Park and Mission this spring. See story on page A11. (File photo)

New Fraser Valley trail running race series will take place in Mission and Manning Park this spring

First race to take place on the Bear Mountain trail network in Mission, in June

Fraser Valley trail races will take place in Manning Park and Mission this spring. See story on page A11. (File photo)
Fraser-Cascade School Board votes to invest in protecting the future of its students’ hearing

Fraser-Cascade School Board votes to invest in protecting the future of its students’ hearing

Decibel monitors to be installed in secondary schools’ machine shops as a visual guide

Fraser-Cascade School Board votes to invest in protecting the future of its students’ hearing
If you have any information about the items stolen from the museum, please contact the Hope RCMP at (604)869-7750 and quote file 2019-10454. (File photo)

Eight antique rifles stolen from museum during weekend crime spree

The museum was robbed, and three downtown Hope businesses had their windows smashed

If you have any information about the items stolen from the museum, please contact the Hope RCMP at (604)869-7750 and quote file 2019-10454. (File photo)
Dozens gathered on Saturday, Mar. 16, for Convoy of Hope, a grassroots, pro-oil, peaceful protest of Bill C-69. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press)

Convoy of Hope gains local momentum

Pro-oil -gas convoy wants Canadian politicians to find economical, environmental pipeline solutions

Dozens gathered on Saturday, Mar. 16, for Convoy of Hope, a grassroots, pro-oil, peaceful protest of Bill C-69. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press)
Former Hope Minor Hockey player, Mitch Peters (left) looks for a rebound off the 100 Mile House Iceoholics’ net minder, in the A-final of the St. Patrick’s Day tournament, Sunday. Peters now lives in 100 Mile House but played with the New Westminster Chiefs, most of whom live in Abbotsford. Three other Hope Minor Hockey products on the Chiefs were Mitch Laser, Ryan Stewart and Jarrett May. (Above) Former Hopian Aaron Hoggan and his Langley Jackals took the win in the B-final. Barry Stewart/Hope Standard
Former Hope Minor Hockey player, Mitch Peters (left) looks for a rebound off the 100 Mile House Iceoholics’ net minder, in the A-final of the St. Patrick’s Day tournament, Sunday. Peters now lives in 100 Mile House but played with the New Westminster Chiefs, most of whom live in Abbotsford. Three other Hope Minor Hockey products on the Chiefs were Mitch Laser, Ryan Stewart and Jarrett May. (Above) Former Hopian Aaron Hoggan and his Langley Jackals took the win in the B-final. Barry Stewart/Hope Standard
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Drivers need to slow down and pay more attention

Kawkawa Lake Rd and 6th Avenue crossing quite dangerous for pedestrians

(Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
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Goodbye, Hope!

Worker says goodbye to community that welcomed him openly

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If schools are using SOGI, why can’t they teach about child rearing?

How can one be more controversial than the other?

Jati Sidhu, the Liberal MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, would like his riding to be renamed Abbotsford—Mission—Fraser Canyon. (File photo)

Keep Matsqui in the electoral district name

Private bill introduced by MP Jati Sidhu would see district renamed to include Abbotsford

Jati Sidhu, the Liberal MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, would like his riding to be renamed Abbotsford—Mission—Fraser Canyon. (File photo)
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Orcas are more imporant than Tom Fletcher may think, says Hope local

Writer says Fletcher’s comments ‘disingenuous’

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Remove your plastic lids and be kind

Local laments poor recycling habits and inhumane rodent removal practices

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What’s in a pronoun?

How are we to know what pronouns to use these days?

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The LEGO Expo took over the gym at Silver Creek Elementary on Mar. 16. Admission was by donation, with all funds being split between the elementary school and Park Street Manor, which is a seniors’ facility. (Facebook)

A blockbuster-good time was had by all at LEGO Expo 3 in Hope

With more than 300 visitors, organizers say this year’s event a success

The LEGO Expo took over the gym at Silver Creek Elementary on Mar. 16. Admission was by donation, with all funds being split between the elementary school and Park Street Manor, which is a seniors’ facility. (Facebook)
A dozen winter campers took advantage of the gorgeous weekend weather at Manning Park

A dozen winter campers took advantage of the gorgeous weekend weather at Manning Park

Many camped in dugouts they created in the snow

A dozen winter campers took advantage of the gorgeous weekend weather at Manning Park
A homeless man from Surrey being discharged from Langley Memorial Hospital was sent via taxi to Hope’s emergency shelter, which just opened in October.                                 Hope Standard file photo

Told ‘no’ twice by local shelter, homeless Surrey man sent to Hope anyways

Deemed medically stable, patient was taxied to Hope by hospital when a spot in Surrey wasn’t located

A homeless man from Surrey being discharged from Langley Memorial Hospital was sent via taxi to Hope’s emergency shelter, which just opened in October.                                 Hope Standard file photo
The Hope Museum has over 3,000 items in its collection, all of which are still stored in a building where mould was discovered in October 2017. “If there is a concern about the safety of the items, we are monitoring them and they are under care,” says operations manager Sarah Brown about the condition of the collection. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

District council ponders future of Hope’s existing visitors’ centre and museum

Latest report suggests facility needs at least $163,000 to bring it up to standard

The Hope Museum has over 3,000 items in its collection, all of which are still stored in a building where mould was discovered in October 2017. “If there is a concern about the safety of the items, we are monitoring them and they are under care,” says operations manager Sarah Brown about the condition of the collection. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Don’t be afraid to share pictures of your children

Don’t be afraid to share pictures of your children

I would argue sharing photos of children does more good than harm for them and the community

Don’t be afraid to share pictures of your children
Sherry Lane, one of the regular drivers of the local Hope route, says she enjoys driving in the area because of its beauty and people. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day with BC Transit on Mar. 18

Say a little ‘thank you’ to the people who help you get where you need to be safely, like Sherry Lane

Sherry Lane, one of the regular drivers of the local Hope route, says she enjoys driving in the area because of its beauty and people. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)