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Rona gets new owners, looks to expansion

Rona gets new owners, looks to expansion

The expansion promises more choices for Hope residents and contractors.

Rona gets new owners, looks to expansion
Homelessness has increased in Hope by 64 per cent, and the demographics for homeless people differ from those in the FVRD.

Further details of homeless demographic released

The data was released at the April 24 council meeting.

Homelessness has increased in Hope by 64 per cent, and the demographics for homeless people differ from those in the FVRD.
A painting by artist Hannah Goodkey. (Submitted photo)

Students’ art work on display in June

HSS students show their talents at the Arts Gallery in June.

A painting by artist Hannah Goodkey. (Submitted photo)
Tourists visit Memorial Park in December. A panel of interviewees have highlighted that tourism, while useful for the economy, has challenges of seasonality. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

What is ‘economic development?’

Townspeople try to define the term.

Tourists visit Memorial Park in December. A panel of interviewees have highlighted that tourism, while useful for the economy, has challenges of seasonality. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
PHOTOS: HSS students graduate

PHOTOS: HSS students graduate

Hope Secondary School held its graduation ceremony today in the gym.

PHOTOS: HSS students graduate
A sign on Silver Skagit Road tells passersby to be careful of flooding. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

High streamflow advisory issued

A high streamflow advisory means no major flooding is expected.

A sign on Silver Skagit Road tells passersby to be careful of flooding. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Hope Save-on-Foods store manager Israel Martens stands with Danny Mayers and assistant store manager Michael Murray. (Pattie Desjardins photo)

Hope man playing key role in Miracle Weekend

Save-On-Foods’ Danny Mayers will play a key part in the Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend.

Hope Save-on-Foods store manager Israel Martens stands with Danny Mayers and assistant store manager Michael Murray. (Pattie Desjardins photo)
AdvantageHOPE executive director Tammy Shields presenting at the March 21 annual general meeting. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

UPDATE: AdvantageHOPE executive director will leave once replacement found

Shields will work with the board through the transition.

AdvantageHOPE executive director Tammy Shields presenting at the March 21 annual general meeting. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
A panel of “aqualiers” sample water and discuss what they look for with the fourth annual tap water taste test’s audience on Tuesday in Victoria. (Pebble & Pine Photography photo)

Hope loses crown in water taste competition

Zeballos is the new king.

A panel of “aqualiers” sample water and discuss what they look for with the fourth annual tap water taste test’s audience on Tuesday in Victoria. (Pebble & Pine Photography photo)
Tennis lesson host Ted Burgess serves a ball at Memorial Park’s tennis courts on Thursday. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Missionary offering free tennis lessons

It starts next Monday and Tuesday, with details on how to sign up.

Tennis lesson host Ted Burgess serves a ball at Memorial Park’s tennis courts on Thursday. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
The Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club has scaled down their showcase of the sport to June 4 and 5. (Barry Stewart file photo)

Dragon boat showcase reduced to two days

The open paddle on June 4 will still go ahead.

The Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club has scaled down their showcase of the sport to June 4 and 5. (Barry Stewart file photo)
Future of 753 Water System presented

Future of 753 Water System presented

Costs, implications were talked about at the May 8 presentation.

Future of 753 Water System presented
Participants of RCMP town hall share opinions of event

Participants of RCMP town hall share opinions of event

RCMP officers, a participant and a town councillor respond.

Participants of RCMP town hall share opinions of event
Coun. Bob Erickson speaks to AdvantageHOPE chair Anna Gladue (left) and executive director Tammy Shields. Erickson’s criticism of AdvantageHOPE sparked a debate about what “economic development” meant. (District of Hope Ratepayers Association photo)

Councillors defend AdvantageHOPE as Erickson, Kropp scrutinize them

AdvantageHOPE’s economic development performance came under scrutiny at the May 8 council meeting.

Coun. Bob Erickson speaks to AdvantageHOPE chair Anna Gladue (left) and executive director Tammy Shields. Erickson’s criticism of AdvantageHOPE sparked a debate about what “economic development” meant. (District of Hope Ratepayers Association photo)
The only submission that passes the District of Hope’s flag design competition’s requirements by Scot Bell of Vancouver. Bell’s submission could not be used because he is not a resident of Hope.

District to clean up ‘nuisance’ properties

Design of the District of Hope’s flag was also discussed at the May 8 council meeting.

The only submission that passes the District of Hope’s flag design competition’s requirements by Scot Bell of Vancouver. Bell’s submission could not be used because he is not a resident of Hope.
Developer Walter Esau presents his case to council at the April 24 public hearing to rezone 690 Third Ave.

Council sends Third Avenue development proposal back to drawing board

The proposal to build eight homes on 690 Third Ave. drew many complaints and some supporters.

Developer Walter Esau presents his case to council at the April 24 public hearing to rezone 690 Third Ave.
Hope and Area Transition Society’s youth-focused staff stand behind executive director Gerry Dyble (in pink). HATS wants to build a Youth Centre in the back of their Park Street office.

HATS to build place for youth

They are currently seeking funds to do it.

Hope and Area Transition Society’s youth-focused staff stand behind executive director Gerry Dyble (in pink). HATS wants to build a Youth Centre in the back of their Park Street office.
A participant shares her thoughts at the May 9 RCMP town hall with police commanders Supt. Deanne Burleigh and Staff Sgt. Karol Rehdner. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

RCMP town hall reveals residents’ safety concerns

They include sex offenders, communication with police and “problem properties.”

A participant shares her thoughts at the May 9 RCMP town hall with police commanders Supt. Deanne Burleigh and Staff Sgt. Karol Rehdner. (X. Y. Zeng photo)
Station House’s front.

Council gives further direction on Station House project

Council members had more discussion of the Station House at the April 19 meeting.

Station House’s front.
A dozen volunteers turned out, last Saturday, to clear approximately 500 metres of rock-strewn sections of the Hudson’s Bay Trail at Peers Creek. (Submitted photo)

Boulder toss readies trail for hikers

HBC trail cleared for take off

A dozen volunteers turned out, last Saturday, to clear approximately 500 metres of rock-strewn sections of the Hudson’s Bay Trail at Peers Creek. (Submitted photo)