The Coquihalla River, a tributary to the Fraser River, is rising as expected as the spring freshet continues in Hope and around the province. A high streamflow advisory has just been issued for the Fraser River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

The Coquihalla River, a tributary to the Fraser River, is rising as expected as the spring freshet continues in Hope and around the province. A high streamflow advisory has just been issued for the Fraser River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

2022 Year in Review: June

The Standard looks back at notable 2022 stories of June

JUNE

• Plans were revealed by Brian McKinney and Tracy Paynter, from Tourism Hope Cascades and Canyons, to host the 40th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood in Oct. 7-10. A presentation was made to the District of Hope, on May 24, providing details of the celebration.

• The District of Hope council gave the green light for a development variance permit that could potentially allow for Boston Pizza to be built in Hope.

• The Canyon Golden Age Society received $7,800 from the District of Hope to help create a cooling centre in their building. The cooling centre was seen as a necessity after Hope had a local state of emergency, in late June last year, when temperatures rose to a high of 41.4C.

• On June 8, a high streamflow advisory was issued for the Fraser River from Quesnel to Big Bar, Boston Bar, and Hope to the ocean.

• Hope’s population was once again a newsworthy topic; in June, it was reported that the population had increased by 8.2 per cent. The largest group was 60 to 64 year-olds with 670 residents falling into that age bracket.

• On June 3, a man was arrested outside the home of homicide victim Trina Hunt. Hunt, whose remains were found South of Silver Creek, disappeared on Jan. 18, 2021.

• Bev Fisher, a 73-year old Hope resident, talked with the Standard in June about high rental rates in Hope; she said that it is borderline impossible to find a rental unit within her price range. It was noted that many local rentals have been taken up by Trans Mountain pipeline workers, which may have led to high rental prices.

• In June, the latest numbers from the B.C. Coroner’s Service showed that Hope recorded zero overdose deaths from January to the end of April. In 2021, Hope had the province’s sixth highest death rate. It had the highest death rate in B.C. in 2019 and 2020.

• In late June, a CN train derailed near Lytton. The train was reportedly carrying coal. No injuries were reported.

• On June 14, four cadets from the Hope Army Cadets Corps participated in the annual Ceremonial Review which signifies the end of the training year. Before COVID-19, the ceremony would usually see an average of 23 to 26 cadets.

• On June 14, Dr. Aseem Grover and Lynda Beecham were recognized with Fraser Health ‘Above and Beyond’ awards. Both Beecham and Grover received the Service Delivery Excellence Award.

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