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Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) Area B director Dennis Adamson stands with FVRD chair Jason Lum (centre) and Sunshine Valley Tashme Museum. (Howard Shimokura photo)

In a string of awards, Tashme Museum receives $25,000

The funds will go towards upgrading the museum.

Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) Area B director Dennis Adamson stands with FVRD chair Jason Lum (centre) and Sunshine Valley Tashme Museum. (Howard Shimokura photo)
Health index hits a “nine,” highest since smoke rolled in

Health index hits a “nine,” highest since smoke rolled in

A “nine” means high risk, according to Environment Canada.

Health index hits a “nine,” highest since smoke rolled in
Hope and District Chamber of Commerce secretary Sharlene Harrison-Hinds holds up a copy of the Safe Streets Act beside a “no panhandling or loitering” window decal last Friday. The Chamber plans to distribute these to businesses and residents. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Chamber gives anti-panhandling decals

They have 200 to give away.

Hope and District Chamber of Commerce secretary Sharlene Harrison-Hinds holds up a copy of the Safe Streets Act beside a “no panhandling or loitering” window decal last Friday. The Chamber plans to distribute these to businesses and residents. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Hope makes the hottest place in B.C. and Canada at 4 p.m.
Hope makes the hottest place in B.C. and Canada at 4 p.m.
Communities in Bloom judges Vania Bowman (second from right) and Bruce Hobin (last on right) tour Pearl Martin’s garden trail system. Martin’s neighbours, Verena (in pink) and Julius Brysch (in T-shirt), have worked on the trail system and gave the judges a tour on July 18. Hope Communities in Bloom chairperson Victor Smith stands on the left. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Communities in Bloom judges Vania Bowman (second from right) and Bruce Hobin (last on right) tour Pearl Martin’s garden trail system. Martin’s neighbours, Verena (in pink) and Julius Brysch (in T-shirt), have worked on the trail system and gave the judges a tour on July 18. Hope Communities in Bloom chairperson Victor Smith stands on the left. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Local artists featured in August arts show

Local artists featured in August arts show

Featured at the Hope Arts Gallery.

Local artists featured in August arts show
Smoke from the interior engulfs Hope again, as photographed on Monday noon. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

UPDATE: Health risk low currently; expected to get worse as smokiness increases

Fire chief also advising residents to stay prepared

Smoke from the interior engulfs Hope again, as photographed on Monday noon. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Six backpackers joined Hope Mountain Centre’s Women’s Beginner Backpacking course from last Friday to last Sunday. They received guidance and tips from leaders Kelley Cook (left) and Kim Tiessen (second from right). (Hope Mountain Centre photo)

Women-only backpacking trip teaches history and skills

Six backpackers went with three instructors to learn backpacking.

Six backpackers joined Hope Mountain Centre’s Women’s Beginner Backpacking course from last Friday to last Sunday. They received guidance and tips from leaders Kelley Cook (left) and Kim Tiessen (second from right). (Hope Mountain Centre photo)
A map showing where the District plans to do infrastructure maintenance, along with the type of maintenance. (OpenStreetMap/ Open Database Licence base map)
A map showing where the District plans to do infrastructure maintenance, along with the type of maintenance. (OpenStreetMap/ Open Database Licence base map)
Construction at the Hope and District Recreation Centre on June 5. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Rec centre upgrades complete by Friday

A grand opening is scheduled for later.

Construction at the Hope and District Recreation Centre on June 5. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Firefighter Wells shares experience in Williams Lake

Firefighter Wells shares experience in Williams Lake

“When we first got there, the people were nervous. You could see it,” said Wells.

Firefighter Wells shares experience in Williams Lake
Hope Fire Department puts out workshop fire

Hope Fire Department puts out workshop fire

The fire had spread into the forest.

Hope Fire Department puts out workshop fire
Smog engulfs Mount Hope on Monday. Hope Fire Department fire chief thinks the smoke came in from the Interior and maybe the Princeton area based on the wind direction. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

District updates public on wildfire situation

The District of Hope has published a public message on Monday.

Smog engulfs Mount Hope on Monday. Hope Fire Department fire chief thinks the smoke came in from the Interior and maybe the Princeton area based on the wind direction. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
For and against Hope’s characters

For and against Hope’s characters

Send your letters to news@hopestandard.com

For and against Hope’s characters
No fire located near Boston Bar despite ping on wildfire map

No fire located near Boston Bar despite ping on wildfire map

Boston Bar/North Bend Volunteer Fire Department fire chief Eric Phibbs has put…

No fire located near Boston Bar despite ping on wildfire map
Fraser-Nicola MLA Jacke Tegart (third from left) speaks with attendees of the first Coffee and Conversation event at the Blue Moose Coffee House on Friday, July 14. (Lori Pilon photo)

Fires, infrastructure, government among topics discussed with MLA

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart hosted her first coffee session on July 14.

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jacke Tegart (third from left) speaks with attendees of the first Coffee and Conversation event at the Blue Moose Coffee House on Friday, July 14. (Lori Pilon photo)
Hope firefighters (from left) Richard Wells, Dave Hick and Ray Hartt pose for a photo in Williams Lake. Hick has replaced Wells on Monday, after Wells finished a six-day rotation. Hartt remained there. (Submitted photo)

SAR, firefighters contribute to provincial effort

Wildfires are surrounding Hope in all directions except south, but that has…

Hope firefighters (from left) Richard Wells, Dave Hick and Ray Hartt pose for a photo in Williams Lake. Hick has replaced Wells on Monday, after Wells finished a six-day rotation. Hartt remained there. (Submitted photo)
Yale and District Ratepayers’ pig roast organizing committee pose for a photo on Saturday just before dinnertime. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

PHOTOS: Yale Pig Roast prepares to serve dinner

Photos leading up to the serving of the pig roast.

Yale and District Ratepayers’ pig roast organizing committee pose for a photo on Saturday just before dinnertime. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Yale and District Ratepayers’ pig roast organizing committee pose for a photo on Saturday just before dinnertime. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Pig, roasted for 10 hours, feeds Yale

Good food, good company keeps people coming back.

Yale and District Ratepayers’ pig roast organizing committee pose for a photo on Saturday just before dinnertime. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Two new businesses open downtown

Two new businesses open downtown

One on Fraser Avenue and another on Wallace Street

Two new businesses open downtown