The honking could be heard throughout the town of Hope.
A small parade of just over a dozen vehicles made their way up and down local streets on Wednesday afternoon, to get out the message of the historic Hope Station House. It was one of numerous ‘honk-a-thons’ planned by those who wish to save the building.
One sign on a vehicle said Hope for History. Another simply stated: Save the Station House.
Proponents for saving the 100+ year building have been vocal about the importance of the building. They’ve created a petition, a Facebook page, and have done interviews with various media outlets to get the word out. The building was set for demolition by the District of Hope, but that fate has been postponed by a 120-day work stoppage order from the provincial government while they review the historic significance of the building.
A public hearing is being held on May 10, and will be viewable on the District of Hope’s Facebook page. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., following the 6 p.m. regular council meeting.
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