History in Hope

A look back at some of the news highlights over the years

Taken from The Hope Standard archives

 

APRIL 1954

• Hope and District Hospital Association holds its biggest annual meeting to date

• Hope youth are set to compete in the “Buckskin Gloves” Indian boxing championships

• Stan Knipe, well-known proprietor of Hope Dry Cleaners, buys the corner lot on Wallace Street and Third Avenue, adjoining The Hope Standard and plans to build immediately

• The Board of School Trustees awards a contract for clearing of over five acres of school property to Coquihalla Lumber Company

• Village council postpones a decision on the question of local liquor outlets until more information is obtained from Victoria

• The volunteer fire department purchases new equipment to be used with the life saving pneolator

 

APRIL 1964

• Hope raises $1,790.30 for Albernis disaster relief, which more than triples support reported by other Fraser Valley communities

• Hope’s Connie Mack Baseball team is presented with the Quaker Oats trophy for having won the Chilliwack District Connie Mack league in 1963

• A Sardis Army Camp man is charged with the rape of a Fraser Canyon girl

• Hope Golf and Country Club launches a drive to sell more memberships and debentures to finish course and complete an access bridge across the Coquihalla River

• Hope Village council approves a provisional budget for municipal purposes of $225,513 for 1964, increasing the mill rate to 17

• A freak storm causes thousands of dollars damage to power lines, homes, and business premises in the Boston Bar area

 

APRIL 1974

• The new town well will provide the community with an additional 1,425 gallons per minute of soft clean water once a pump is installed and the new supply is hooked into town mains

• Yale-Lillooet MLA W.L. Hartley announces that 90 per cent of the cost of a new vehicle  for Hope Search & Rescue will be paid by the emergency measures program

• Charges are pending against a Ruby Creek man as a result of a “stationary” streak inside the Pinkie Laundromat on Wallace Street

• The Hope Curling Club wants to expand its upstairs lounge and coffee bar-waiting room downstairs by adding another 20 feet to the front of the building

• More than $200,000 will be invested this year to expand and improve the telephone service in Hope

 

APRIL 1985

• Carolin Mines is convicted on nine of 14 federal pollution charges and fined $135,000

• A forestry camp in the Skagit Valley for “minimum risk” inmates is in the planning stages by the provincial corrections service

• The provincial emergency program approves a maximum of $115,848 to replace the Hope golf course bridge which was destroyed during January’s flood

• Hope RCMP and Hope Search and Rescue recover the body of a Burnaby fisherman, who has been missing since October 1980, from Jones Lake

• Village Arts and Crafts and the Hope Indian Band enter into an agreement to place the Hope railway station in the Telte-Yet Camp Site after the building is purchased from CNR

• The Fraser-Cheam Regional District will be conducting a public hearing for a major phased development in Laidlaw by Kanaka Creek Holdings