Opinion

Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Adam Louis Agassiz Harrison Observer Editorial Image

EDITORIAL: There’s Hope for me yet

Adam Louis hands the reins back to Grace Kennedy, moving on

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

COLUMN: The American sword of Damocles

Reporter and U.S. citizen Adam Louis reflects on the events of Jan. 6

Hope's station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

LETTER: ‘Extremely disapointed’ at demolition plans for Station House

Editor: It is with the deepest regret and disappointment of the news…

  • Jan 9, 2021
Hope's station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Letters to the Editor.

LETTER: Fraser Valley churches should ‘stop whining, pay the fines’

Editor: Several Fraser Valley churches have been fined for defying the ban…

Letters to the Editor.
Letters to the editor.

LETTER: Reflection on 2020, and looking ahead from your MLA

It is difficult to put into words the events that have unfolded…

  • Jan 8, 2021
Letters to the editor.
video
Alberta ramps up COVID-19 shots, paramedics added to priority list
Pelosi signs second Trump impeachment
Canada secures more vaccine doses from Pfizer
Police hunt for arsonist who lit sleeping homeless woman's blanket on fire in Vancouver
While no new years resolutions will be coming with me, I did resolve (and succeed) to jump into the waters of Kawkawa Lake this Jan. 1. Part of my efforts to flow with what life has to give. (Screenshot courtesy of Anna Labadze)

Reporter’s view: What is your word of the year?

Reflections on a new year by Hope Standard reporter Emelie Peacock

While no new years resolutions will be coming with me, I did resolve (and succeed) to jump into the waters of Kawkawa Lake this Jan. 1. Part of my efforts to flow with what life has to give. (Screenshot courtesy of Anna Labadze)
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
A view of the Fraser River from downtown Hope. (Wiki Commons)

The Year in Review: Hope local pens poem about the year that was

Well, here we are Hope, for better or worse, My annual wrap…

  • Dec 31, 2020
A view of the Fraser River from downtown Hope. (Wiki Commons)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

OPINION: Looking back on a life filled with learning about my grandma

‘She had left out so much of the good stuff, likely for the sake of my young ears’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Letters to the Editor.

LETTER: BC Housing proposal ‘poorly planned, inappropriate’

Editor: While many people seemed to have stepped up over the past…

  • Dec 26, 2020
Letters to the Editor.
letter

LETTER: Intrusive letters finding their way to our mailboxes

Editor: Over the years I’ve been saddened to find that many seemingly…

  • Dec 26, 2020
letter
Letters to the Editor.

LETTER: Council vote against supportive housing ‘callous, shortsighted’

Editor: Personally, as a senior citizen in Hope, I found the rejection…

  • Dec 26, 2020
Letters to the Editor.
A typical Swedish stuga in winter. (Photo by lenalindell20 for Pixabay)

God Jul i Stugan: Memories of bygone Swedish Christmases

Reporter Emelie Peacock shares memories of her childhood Christmas celebrations in Sweden

A typical Swedish stuga in winter. (Photo by lenalindell20 for Pixabay)
(Canada Mink Breeders Association photo)

OPINION: With precautions in place B.C. mink farms do not pose COVID risk

Fur industry says animal activists are misleading the public and fear-mongering

  • Dec 23, 2020
(Canada Mink Breeders Association photo)
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC

OPINION: Hoping for broader support and better days ahead for tourism sector

Now as we turn the page on 2020, there is room for optimism

  • Dec 22, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC
Letters to the Editor.

LETTER: Reconsider ‘no’ vote on supportive housing in Hope

Editor: I am writing today to express my extreme disappointment that Hope’s…

  • Dec 20, 2020
Letters to the Editor.
Hope’s historic station house was moved from beside the train tracks to Old Hope Princeton Way in the late 1980s and renamed Rainbow Junction. This coming year, the 1916 building will be torn down. (photo courtesy of Gerda Borden)

‘How dare you destroy my history?’: An ode to the Hope Station House

Echo Johnson imagines the history of Hope’s 1916 station house and calls for its preservation

  • Dec 19, 2020
Hope’s historic station house was moved from beside the train tracks to Old Hope Princeton Way in the late 1980s and renamed Rainbow Junction. This coming year, the 1916 building will be torn down. (photo courtesy of Gerda Borden)
Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or in writing.

LETTER: Council made right choice saying ‘no’ to 52 units of supportive housing

Editor: I would like to commend the District of Hope town council…

  • Dec 19, 2020
Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or in writing.
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)