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Visitors watch as chainsaw carver Ryan Cook works on his piece in Memorial Park at the Chainsaw Carving Competition. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Tourism trends changing as visitor numbers go up

Visits to the visitor centre are up.

Visitors watch as chainsaw carver Ryan Cook works on his piece in Memorial Park at the Chainsaw Carving Competition. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
BC Transit’s 30-foot Vicinity bus. On Tuesday, Hope will have public transit that links it to the rest of the Lower Mainland. (Submitted photo)

Bus service kicks off in Hope

Schedules, costs, route detailed.

BC Transit’s 30-foot Vicinity bus. On Tuesday, Hope will have public transit that links it to the rest of the Lower Mainland. (Submitted photo)
PHOTOS: Excavator starts process of demolishing ‘purple house’

PHOTOS: Excavator starts process of demolishing ‘purple house’

In its place, housing developments.

PHOTOS: Excavator starts process of demolishing ‘purple house’
Police seek info about stabbing north of Hope

Police seek info about stabbing north of Hope

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hope RCMP at 604-869-7750 or CrimeStoppers.

Police seek info about stabbing north of Hope
The Crushers’ Jules Andrews heads for third, after pounding a hit to right field at Sixth Avenue Park, Saturday. The Peter Family Memorial tournament attracted ten teams. (Barry Stewart photo)

Seabird team grabs top prize at weekend tournament

Players from Chilliwack to Boston Bar gathered in Hope.

The Crushers’ Jules Andrews heads for third, after pounding a hit to right field at Sixth Avenue Park, Saturday. The Peter Family Memorial tournament attracted ten teams. (Barry Stewart photo)
A replacement excavator works at the Hope Sports Bowl on Monday after the one that was vandalized taken back. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Hope golf club, Sports Bowl excavator vandalized over weekend

Police are asking the public for information.

A replacement excavator works at the Hope Sports Bowl on Monday after the one that was vandalized taken back. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Buddy Boyd sits in his car with Piper, who is wearing sunglasses, in front of District Hall on Thursday afternoon. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Electric vehicle makes final charging stop in Hope after coast-to-coast trip

They’re parked in front of District Hall until 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Buddy Boyd sits in his car with Piper, who is wearing sunglasses, in front of District Hall on Thursday afternoon. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Hope and District Chamber of Commerce president Lloyd Forman (left) believes minimum wage should not be something a breadwinner subsists on. Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart (right) believes that there must be a balance between businesses and quality of life for people making minimum wage. (Left: X. Y. Zeng photo; Right: Submitted photo)                                Hope and District Chamber of Commerce president Lloyd Forman. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Mixed opinions on increasing minimum wage

The regional and local view of increasing minimum wage.

Hope and District Chamber of Commerce president Lloyd Forman (left) believes minimum wage should not be something a breadwinner subsists on. Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart (right) believes that there must be a balance between businesses and quality of life for people making minimum wage. (Left: X. Y. Zeng photo; Right: Submitted photo)                                Hope and District Chamber of Commerce president Lloyd Forman. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
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455 Coquihalla another District disaster waiting to happen

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Send your letters to news@hopestandard.com.
Brigitte Lochead carves in Memorial Park at the Chainsaw Carving Competition. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Cook takes People’s Choice as judges give first prize to Foltz

Remember the buzz in Memorial Park?

Brigitte Lochead carves in Memorial Park at the Chainsaw Carving Competition. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
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Great work done at carving competition

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Send your letters to news@hopestandard.com.
Judges at the Great Fraser Salmon BBQ Competition last Saturday. (Sharlene Harrison-Hinds photo)

Hope, B.C., Salmon BBQ Competition attracts record crowd numbers

Record numbers of people came to Memorial Park last weekend.

Judges at the Great Fraser Salmon BBQ Competition last Saturday. (Sharlene Harrison-Hinds photo)
B.C. Protection Services owner Jason Graf (left) stands with protection officer Zach Wells on Friday, Aug. 18, at the tennis courts in Memorial Park. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Protection service fleshing out two-week community safety officer trial

The trial intends to see how effective such a service is.

B.C. Protection Services owner Jason Graf (left) stands with protection officer Zach Wells on Friday, Aug. 18, at the tennis courts in Memorial Park. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Police walk along Wallace Street across Memorial Park last Friday. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Street issues task force to flesh out pilot program for next meeting

The initial meeting saw various groups participating.

Police walk along Wallace Street across Memorial Park last Friday. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Both Mayor Wilfried Vicktor and Fraser Valley Regional District Area B director Dennis Adamson say the have noticed a lack of paramedics in the region.(Contributed photo)

Vicktor, Adamson call for Hope and area paramedic funding

Both have noticed a lack of paramedics in the region.

Both Mayor Wilfried Vicktor and Fraser Valley Regional District Area B director Dennis Adamson say the have noticed a lack of paramedics in the region.(Contributed photo)
SD78 fills 8.5 new teaching positions

SD78 fills 8.5 new teaching positions

Hundreds of new teachers hired after Supreme Court decision

SD78 fills 8.5 new teaching positions
VIDEO: Ribbon cutting opens upgraded rec centre in Hope

VIDEO: Ribbon cutting opens upgraded rec centre in Hope

It happened on Wednesday morning.

VIDEO: Ribbon cutting opens upgraded rec centre in Hope
Chamber rolls out new website

Chamber rolls out new website

The Hope and District Chamber of Commerce has a new website at…

Chamber rolls out new website
Impaired driving complaint leads to arrest of two for stolen vehicle

Impaired driving complaint leads to arrest of two for stolen vehicle

Police intercepted an allegedly stolen vehicle at the Petro-Canada gas station.

Impaired driving complaint leads to arrest of two for stolen vehicle
PHOTOS: Chainsaw Carving Competition Day 2

PHOTOS: Chainsaw Carving Competition Day 2

Photos from Memorial Park as works of art start taking form

PHOTOS: Chainsaw Carving Competition Day 2
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