Letters

Dozens of demonstrators reach the Hope Station House, gathered in support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)

LETTER: Station House supporters should fund restoration

Lorne Fortune of Hope questions keeping the Station House

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House. (Photo/Christian Ward)

LETTER: Council should meet with the coalition

Arlene Webster of Hope applauds sustained efforts to save the Station House

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LETTER: Long-term district revamp is not progress

Rasmus K. Sjovold shares his thoughts on a recent long-term development proposal

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LETTER: Council must listen to the public

Editor: Having recently read the District of Hope Integrated Official Community Plan,…

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Yellow construction fencing surrounds the Hope Station House. As quickly as initial demolition work began, it was ordered to halt on Friday following an agreement between the B.C. Ombudsperson’s Office and the District of Hope. (Photos/ Adam Louis)

LETTER: Food for thought on the Station House

Arlene Webster criticizes Hope’s lack of action preserving the Station House

Yellow construction fencing surrounds the Hope Station House. As quickly as initial demolition work began, it was ordered to halt on Friday following an agreement between the B.C. Ombudsperson’s Office and the District of Hope. (Photos/ Adam Louis)
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LETTER: A plea to reason about Hope Station House

Former First Blood film worker pleads his case for the Station House

(photo courtesy of Gerda Borden)
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LETTER: The Hope Station House is full of memories and heritage

Former Hope resident Debbie Bergeron reflects on her past at the Station House

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LETTER: Council already made up their minds about the Station House

Coalition member Arlene Webster says District plans haven’t been transparent

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An undated picture of the Hope Station House. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)

LETTER: Disappointed council chose to demolish Station House

The Coalition responds to the Station House decision

An undated picture of the Hope Station House. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)
An undated picture of the Hope Station House. There is currently a resident-driven movement to ask for a stay of demolition while funding sources are sought to restore the Station House to its former glory. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)

LETTER: Destroying the Station House causes many losses

Ron Spence of Penticton finds the Station House demolition disgusting

An undated picture of the Hope Station House. There is currently a resident-driven movement to ask for a stay of demolition while funding sources are sought to restore the Station House to its former glory. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)
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LETTER: The Deadly Divide

Connie Lebeau of Victoria wants to regain progress against poverty

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D’arcy Brown poses with an original painting of him in front of the station in 1968 shortly after he started his CN career. (Photo/D’arcy Brown)

LETTER: Very few buildings like the Station House still exist

D’arcy Brown of Alberta says the historic Station House can hold its own if properly maintained

D’arcy Brown poses with an original painting of him in front of the station in 1968 shortly after he started his CN career. (Photo/D’arcy Brown)
Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

LETTER: If walls could talk

Echo Johnson of Hope writes from the Station House’s point of view

Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
A March 1984 article from when the Hope Station House was first saved from demolition. (Photo/Save the Hope Station House)

LETTER: Council, how will your story be told?

Darla Dickinson dedicates herself to preserving the Station House’s place in history

A March 1984 article from when the Hope Station House was first saved from demolition. (Photo/Save the Hope Station House)

LETTER: Remembering Mom

Barbara MacKinnon reflects on memories of her mother

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LETTER: The Joy of Self-Realization

Ruth Renwick says it’s good to balance career and family

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LETTER: Women fought hard to get where they are

Anna Gladue says women can be anything they want to be

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LETTER: A call for unity

Dave Carter of Castlegar says a civil COVID dialogue is needed

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Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, continues to hold in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Head of ARPA says banning in-person worship in B.C. violates the Charter

‘Alberta has shown more trust in churches to ensure that they care for the health and safety of their congregations’

  • Feb 18, 2021
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, continues to hold in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
More than 50 people participated in the bar-fishing demonstration fishery on Sept. 9, 2020 on the gravel bars of the Fraser River near Chilliwack. DFO officers ticketed six people and seized four rods. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Conservative MPs criticize Liberal approach to B.C.’s ‘public fishery’

Decisions to restrict recreational angling for chinook ‘based on politics not science’

  • Feb 13, 2021
More than 50 people participated in the bar-fishing demonstration fishery on Sept. 9, 2020 on the gravel bars of the Fraser River near Chilliwack. DFO officers ticketed six people and seized four rods. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)