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VIDEO: Historic Hope Station House officially on the move

Nickel Bros. completing historic move across Hope

The historic Hope Station House is on the move Thursday morning.

The move has been underway since 9 a.m. and, despite encountering some issues with tree branches and street signs, was able to be on the road and halfway to its new home by around 10 a.m.

As of 10:30 a.m., the building had made it through some of the hardest parts of the move and Nickel Bros., who are handling the big move, were working on the next corner from Water Avenue to behind the current Hope Visitor Centre.

Hundreds of people turned out to line the streets to watch the move.

Japanese drummers were on site to drum as the building made its way to its new home, as well.

Ryan Ellan of the Tashme Historical Site in Sunshine Valley, who purchased the building, watched the process as it unfolded.

“You can take a photo of me kissing the building when it’s over,” he told the Standard.

The move is being livestreamed by the Hope Station Rehabilition Project Facebook page. You can watch here:

Watch The Hope Standard for updates.

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Jessica Peters

About the Author: Jessica Peters

I began my career in 1999, covering communities across the Fraser Valley ever since.
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