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Nyah Tiessen, left, Jaxson Hartmann and Connor Hidalgo had spent about an hour and a half on their bridge design and were busy adding spaghetti sticks to connect the beams of their bridge. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Building bridges, out of spaghetti

Hope Secondary School’s Grade 7 class got some hands on practice in the skilled trades

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Reverend Patrick John (PJ) O’Maoil Mheana, ordained as Father Luke, has been named the new rector for the Church of the Holy Trinity in White Rock. (Contributed photo)

From chaos to love, White Rock’s newest priest to spread message of hope

Rev. Patrick John O’Maoil Mheana to start work at Church of the Holy Trinity Nov. 30

Reverend Patrick John (PJ) O’Maoil Mheana, ordained as Father Luke, has been named the new rector for the Church of the Holy Trinity in White Rock. (Contributed photo)
Slippers, socks and soup are the focus for Hope Secondary School’s senior leadership students during a November donation drive. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Slippers, socks and soup sought by students

Hope Secondary leadership students did some sleuthing to figure out what was needed in the community

Slippers, socks and soup are the focus for Hope Secondary School’s senior leadership students during a November donation drive. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
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British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
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Realtors ask Hope residents to donate blankets, warm clothes

26th annual blanket drive is a drive thru event Saturday at Northwest Harvest Church

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Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
Catherine Wiebe, left, presents Ed Thomas with the 2020 Hope Heart Hero award. (Youtube screenshot)

Ed Thomas honoured for volunteerism in Hope

Thomas has logged tens of thousands of miles as a volunteer driver and leader with Care Transit

Catherine Wiebe, left, presents Ed Thomas with the 2020 Hope Heart Hero award. (Youtube screenshot)
The Memorial Park Canadian flag is lowered to half mast on Remembrance Day Nov. 11, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Honouring those fallen, and those still suffering

Remembrance Day 2020 was a small, solemn affair in Hope, B.C.

The Memorial Park Canadian flag is lowered to half mast on Remembrance Day Nov. 11, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
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Fraser Valley Imagination Library launching online Country Christmas Auction

Auction includes personally signed items from Dolly Parton, kd lang and more

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Cindy Koszegi got first dibs on removing Kerry Burgher's pink hair Nov. 6 in the Save-On-Foods parking lot. It was the final touch on an iteration of a fundraiser Burgher has done for decades in support of BC Cancer Foundation. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Over $1,600 raised as Hope resident went from pink hair to bald in a day

Kerry Burgher’s ‘balding for dollars’ drew a dedicated crowd to Save-On-Foods parking lot

Cindy Koszegi got first dibs on removing Kerry Burgher's pink hair Nov. 6 in the Save-On-Foods parking lot. It was the final touch on an iteration of a fundraiser Burgher has done for decades in support of BC Cancer Foundation. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Various community groups painted purple rocks to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence, during the month of October. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Hope shines brightly in October

Big display of community support for Purple Light Nights effort to shine light on domestic violence

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Various community groups painted purple rocks to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence, during the month of October. (Submitted photo)
Diane Trepanier shows off a crocheted blanket she worked on this year, as the coronavirus pandemic forced her and many others to stay indoors. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Crocheting her way through a pandemic

Diane Trepanier said she picked up a new craft, to keep herself from snacking while stuck at home

Diane Trepanier shows off a crocheted blanket she worked on this year, as the coronavirus pandemic forced her and many others to stay indoors. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The entrance to the downstairs lounge of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 in Hope. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Update: Hope Legion closed, residents urged to mark Remembrance Day safely

“Stay home, be safe, we’ll do the ceremony, you remember,” says Legion president Ian Williams

The entrance to the downstairs lounge of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 in Hope. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Silver Creek’s Grade 7 students voted in a mock election Oct. 22, choosing to give the Fraser-Nicola seat to the BC Green Party candidate Jonah Timms. (Submitted/Bruce Becker photo)

Silver Creek, Boston Bar student ‘voters’ cast their ballots

Student Vote program has students learn about the political process and take part in a mock election

Silver Creek’s Grade 7 students voted in a mock election Oct. 22, choosing to give the Fraser-Nicola seat to the BC Green Party candidate Jonah Timms. (Submitted/Bruce Becker photo)
Yale (pictured) and its brief history as a wanton party town with a population of 35,000 during the Fraser Canyon gold rush, is one of the many nuggets of local history in The Fraser: River of Life and Legend. (Rick Blacklaws photo)

The mighty Fraser gets its literary due

Carol and Rick Blacklaws’ new book takes readers down the 1,300 km long Fraser River

Yale (pictured) and its brief history as a wanton party town with a population of 35,000 during the Fraser Canyon gold rush, is one of the many nuggets of local history in The Fraser: River of Life and Legend. (Rick Blacklaws photo)
Clockwise from top left, Amanda Leduc, David A Robertson and Andrea Warner will be part of the virtual 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival on Nov. 20, 2020. (Facebook)

Fraser Valley Literary Festival goes online for 2020

It’ll be a virtual event celebrating writers and readers in the Fraser Valley this year

Clockwise from top left, Amanda Leduc, David A Robertson and Andrea Warner will be part of the virtual 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival on Nov. 20, 2020. (Facebook)
Portraits of veterans who have passed away have their place at a special section of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 in Hope. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Scaled back Remembrance Day ceremonies to go ahead in Hope and Boston Bar

Visit the cenotaph and put down poppies ahead of or after the ceremony, Legion president urges

Portraits of veterans who have passed away have their place at a special section of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 in Hope. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Posing with the mountain of donated items collected in the 2018 Realtors Care Blanket Drive are RE/Max Nyda Realtor Brad Latham and Steve Lerigny, CADREB executive officer. (Submitted)

Realtors’ new drive-through blanket drive in Chilliwack makes for easy drop-off this year

Blankets, warm clothing and more to be collected in one day at annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive

Posing with the mountain of donated items collected in the 2018 Realtors Care Blanket Drive are RE/Max Nyda Realtor Brad Latham and Steve Lerigny, CADREB executive officer. (Submitted)