Simone Rolph

No-frill budget buffers tax increase

Services, staffing review promised by district

Hope man recognized for lifesaving efforts

One good deed led to another for Hope resident Don Bush, who was recently awarded a silver medal and a certificate of appreciation from the RCMP for saving the life of a crash victim, last year.

Eagles members soaring high

"It's the working man's club" — a place where blue-collared members have found fraternal fellowship and served their community for over 60 years.

Arena project takes a hit on cost of building inspection

Work on the $1.6 million dollar expansion of the Hope Arena is moving ahead thanks to the help of Emil Anderson Maintenance - but the project is not entirely without small glitches.

Back alley spruced up for Earth Day

Earth Day 2011 kicked off with an announcement of a new way for Hope residents to better protect the environment, extend the life of the landfill, and save a little money.

Hope’s tourism sector needs stability

With Canadians willing to sit in the US border line-up for hours to take advantage of the low Canadian dollar, it could be a tight season. With gas prices predicted to hit an all time high, it could be a tight season.

Grant funding benefits literacy

Pages Bookstore, home of the Fraser-Cascade Literacy Centre, has a new look thanks to a grant from the Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund.

Homeless count doubles in Hope

The number people reported living on the streets of Hope took a steep climb over the last three years, according to a one-day count organized by the Mennonite Central Committee, but the higher number is just a reflection of improved local canvassing, said homeless outreach worker, Paul Keller.

Short on candidates at Hope ‘all-candidates’ meeting

Collaboration and economic development messages delivered

Companies join forces for Earth Day

Phase two of back alley beautification

Behind the scenes experience invaluable: Strahl

Strahl continued his week of campaigning throughout the Fraser Canyon on a riding tour and announced today that he will not be attending tomorrow's all-candidates meeting in Hope. He is expected to be campaigning in the Pemberton region, Tuesday, April 12.

Police operation botched by ‘Good Samaritan’?

Playing the roll of one of the good guys, a young man made a frightful mistake this weekend. After a neighbour reported his vehicle broken into, the young man made a frenzied attempt to catch up to the ‘suspected’ culprit he had seen leaving. The move ended in a near tragedy.

Hope crime stats are concerning

In dealing with statistics keep in mind the centuries old saying regarding the three degrees of falsehood: the first is a fib, the second is a lie, and then come statistics. Stats are dangerous territory to entirely base your opinion or your actions upon, especially statistics gained within a small population like ours and over a short time period of two years.

Business gets a break on garbage rates, homeowners wait for review

Some businesses are now getting a break on garbage rates under the new contract with First Class Waste Services, but homeowners will have to wait until next year to see if there are any possible savings.

Throw us a bone!

It’s interesting how things change. It seems like in the city the gentle ways of the small town are flourishing while the nurturing ways in small town Hope B.C. are on their way out.

Perhaps we won’t be so lucky next time

Overnight the snow drifted into Hope. So light were the flakes that one could barely feel them resting on a snow shovel.