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Mayor served legal papers over Hope Station House

Robb won’t be speaking about or entertaining any comments about heritage building
Hope Mayor Peter Robb. Hope Standard file photo

Hope Mayor Peter Robb has announced that he has been served with legal papers.

He made the announcement at the most recent council meeting, on Sept. 13. While he couldn’t give details about the issue, he did let the community know it’s regarding the historic Hope Station House.

“At the moment I’m not allowed to comment on anything on the Station House,” he said. “I will not entertain any comments about the Station House coming before the council at this time.”

Robb added that he will let council know more when he is able to.

The Hope Station House has been the focus of a long debate between the council and different factions in the community. Some are eager to see the District of Hope tear it down and move forward, while others are hoping the building can be saved and used for a future tourism use, banking on its heritage value.

The Station House was the last stop for many Japanese Canadians that were removed from the Vancouver area and sent to Tashme and other internment camps post war.

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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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