The week in photos: Hope and area

The week in Hope was an eventful one with police chases. wrecking crews bringing down buildings and fire ravaging a Laidlaw home.

The first annual puzzle competition was quite the hoot for some participants. Paulus Scholten and Dyan Davies share a high five with teammates from Team Puzzards Inge and Steve Wilson in the background. Greg Laychak photo
Mounties from multiple detachments in the eastern Fraser Valley including an RCMP helicopter were involved in tracking down a man accused of fleeing police in Chilliwack to Laidlaw late Saturday night. But in the end, it was police dog Griff who got his man. Emelie Peacock photo
A building badly damaged by fire in September 2017 came down this week. All that remains of the Wallace St. and Fraser Ave. is a brick wall. Made famous in Rambo: First Blood, the wrecking crew told The Hope Standard the wall would be preserved. Emelie Peacock photo
Contractors were busy Tuesday felling a tree and removing rubble from a large boulder that fell on Flood Hope Road last week. John Fortoloczky with the district said a geoscientist has been hired to do do an inspection of rock outcrops throughout the district, the work will be happening in February. (Emelie Peacock photo)
The Hope and District Chamber of Commerce presents a $2,000 cheque to the Hope Secondary School leadership students for their upcoming leadership summit in London, ON. From left are Sharlene Harrison-Hinds, Rhiannon Hick, Arden Poulin, Aaron Striker, Griffin Blue and LaRee Russell. The students also received $2,000 from district council. Submitted photo
Despite hours spent fighting a fire in Laidlaw, the only parts of the house left Saturday morning were a staircase and a woodshed. Emelie Peacock photo

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