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Bill McKeown on his newly restored 1956 Farmall Cub. (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: South Surrey tractor project evokes ‘$1-million smile,’ helps connect neighbours

Retired Surrey firefighter Ron Henze began project for friend’s dad to fill time during pandemic

Bill McKeown on his newly restored 1956 Farmall Cub. (Contributed photo)
Karen Nelson, retiring SD78 superintendent, waves to well-wishers from outside the school board office Friday, June 26. Barry Stewart photo

PHOTOS: Superintendent retires from SD78 with car parade, Indigenous honour ceremony

Karen Nelson has been superintendent in Fraser Cascade for 11 years, 29 years total at the district

Karen Nelson, retiring SD78 superintendent, waves to well-wishers from outside the school board office Friday, June 26. Barry Stewart photo
One of Jackie Coughlin’s works, to be displayed at the Hope Arts Gallery’s July Backroom show ‘Jack of All Trades’. Submitted photo

‘Jack of all trades’ is artist Jackie Coughlin’s July show

Coughlin displays basket weaving, copper woven jewelry and paintings in backroom show

  • Jul 2, 2020
One of Jackie Coughlin’s works, to be displayed at the Hope Arts Gallery’s July Backroom show ‘Jack of All Trades’. Submitted photo
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Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Miss Canada 2020
Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020
British Columbia's provincial health officer offers some words of encouragement to the grads of 2020
A group of classic cars made their way down Park Street, ending their experience of Hope’s July 1 car cruise.                                Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

PHOTOS: Rain didn’t stop July 1 classic car cruise, fireworks show

Classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles took part in pandemic-era Canada Day events

A group of classic cars made their way down Park Street, ending their experience of Hope’s July 1 car cruise.                                Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Hope crime prevention patrols start up again

Hope crime prevention patrols start up again

Volunteer organization looking for couples who can do patrols without needing to physically distance

Hope crime prevention patrols start up again
Hope will hold a fireworks display this Canada Day, even as most July 1 celebrations are cancelled.(Kelsey McLean photo)

Hope Canada Day celebrations to include 10 p.m. fireworks show

Hope Motorsports Group are organizing a classic car cruise and a fireworks display this July 1

Hope will hold a fireworks display this Canada Day, even as most July 1 celebrations are cancelled.(Kelsey McLean photo)
Memorial Park was full of classic cars during Hope’s 2017 Canada Day celebrations. With an ongoing pandemic, the classic cars will instead be cruising through Hope and allowing people to watch them parade by from the safety of their homes and their ‘bubbles.’ Hope Standard file photo

Canada Day celebrations hit the road, with classic car cruise through Hope

FVRD asking area residents to decorate, themselves and their homes, ahead of ‘virtual’ celebrations

Memorial Park was full of classic cars during Hope’s 2017 Canada Day celebrations. With an ongoing pandemic, the classic cars will instead be cruising through Hope and allowing people to watch them parade by from the safety of their homes and their ‘bubbles.’ Hope Standard file photo
Silver-Hope’s competition tap team from left to right: Talia Richardson, Madyson Scherle, Sydney Luck and Cadence Toop. Bella Alton, the studio’s competition hip hop teacher, who also teaches acro dance and recreational hip hop is behind the dancers. Submitted/Laura Zeke photo

Dancing despite COVID times: Hope and Agassiz students hold year end dance recital

Recital held June 20 was broken up into four mini-recitals, where families watched from their ‘bubbles’

Silver-Hope’s competition tap team from left to right: Talia Richardson, Madyson Scherle, Sydney Luck and Cadence Toop. Bella Alton, the studio’s competition hip hop teacher, who also teaches acro dance and recreational hip hop is behind the dancers. Submitted/Laura Zeke photo
Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler rescued these two ducklings while traveling between Hope and Agassiz. They were returned to the nearest body of water, likely adopted by another mother duck. (Contributed Photo/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)

Ducklings back in quack-tion after roadside rescue

Two ducklings returned to water near Seabird Island

Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler rescued these two ducklings while traveling between Hope and Agassiz. They were returned to the nearest body of water, likely adopted by another mother duck. (Contributed Photo/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)
The original Bedrock City in Bridal Falls, outside of Chilliwack. (Youtube image)

VIDEO: YouTube series explores Dinotown history

Theme park opened in 1975 and used dinosaurs from Maple Ridge attraction

The original Bedrock City in Bridal Falls, outside of Chilliwack. (Youtube image)
The Old Yale Brewing Company’s ‘Beer for our Health Heroes and First responders’ campaign raised $1,670 for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, and a cheque was handed over on June 19, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Five-dollar beers rack up big donation for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Chilliwack brewing company had customers buy beer for health care workers, first responders

The Old Yale Brewing Company’s ‘Beer for our Health Heroes and First responders’ campaign raised $1,670 for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, and a cheque was handed over on June 19, 2020. (Submitted photo)
UFV graduate Tsandlia Van Ry was celebrated at her home on June 15, for winning the Lieutenant governor’s medal. (UFV photo)

UFV learning journey helped Stó:lō woman reconnect with roots

Tsandlia Van Ry is this year’s winner of UFV’s Lieutenant Governor’s medal

UFV graduate Tsandlia Van Ry was celebrated at her home on June 15, for winning the Lieutenant governor’s medal. (UFV photo)
The final product - one of two wooden bear cubs, carved by Randy Swope, installed at Hope’s Memorial Park. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

PHOTOS: Black bear cubs (made of wood) appear at Memorial Park

Cubs installed June 15, a Communities in Bloom project carved by Randy Swope

The final product - one of two wooden bear cubs, carved by Randy Swope, installed at Hope’s Memorial Park. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
A graduation like no other, via video, for Two Rivers Education Centre’s grads

A graduation like no other, via video, for Two Rivers Education Centre’s grads

TREC grads uniquely suited to take on challenges of post-pandemic reality, says trustee

A graduation like no other, via video, for Two Rivers Education Centre’s grads
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

In recognition of Father’s Day, take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
PHOTOS: To the dads in our lives, happy Father’s Day!

PHOTOS: To the dads in our lives, happy Father’s Day!

Our readers helped us celebrate today, by sharing photos of the dads they love

  • Jun 21, 2020
PHOTOS: To the dads in our lives, happy Father’s Day!
A brother and sister, both weighing nine pounds, were brought into the Critter Care Wildlife Society rehabilitation centre recently. (Critter Care photo)

VIDEO: Bear cub brother and sister boost Langley wildlife centre population

The rehabilitation centre has taken in more than 1,100 animals so far in 2020

A brother and sister, both weighing nine pounds, were brought into the Critter Care Wildlife Society rehabilitation centre recently. (Critter Care photo)
A Hope woman won $10,009 when playing Keno at a local pub. Facebook/Silver Chalice Pub

A meal and $10,000 in hand for Silver Chalice customer

Pub owner David Mawhinney said the winner was shocked and wide-eyed when she found out

A Hope woman won $10,009 when playing Keno at a local pub. Facebook/Silver Chalice Pub
Drivers are advised to leave the width of a car between themselves and horses using public roads. (B.C. transportation ministry)

Physical distancing for vehicles, horses, hikers urged in B.C.

Horse Council B.C. has signs available for rural roads

Drivers are advised to leave the width of a car between themselves and horses using public roads. (B.C. transportation ministry)
The annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS normally takes place every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. This year, the event is taking a virtual approach. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Valley Walk for ALS takes virtual approach for 2020

Event normally held every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford

  • Jun 16, 2020
The annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS normally takes place every year at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. This year, the event is taking a virtual approach. (Abbotsford News file photo)