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Owner of Mountain Classics Bill Davidson, with a 1955 Chevy in the background, had initially dreamed up the shop as a hobby shop to work on his classic car passion projects. The result is now a full-time business with clientele from all over Hope, the Fraser Valley and beyond. (Trav Barker Media c/o FYI Guys Services Inc. photo)

From a hobby shop to a thriving Hope business in the blink of an eye

Mountain Classics, a car shop dedicated to classic cars, is open in Hope

  • Oct 22, 2021

 

Susan Friesen of Hope is the most recent big lottery winner. (BC Lotto photo)

A new Hope: $1 Million Guaranteed Prize for newly minted Hope resident

Lottery winner says big prize will help build up her retirement nest egg

  • Oct 19, 2021

 

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

 

The entrance to Peers Creek Forest Service Road, located east of Hope, near the entrance of the Coquihalla Highway. (Hope Standard file photo)

Clean-up crew heading to Peers Creek for Rivers Day

Volunteers asked to register and bring change of clothes

The entrance to Peers Creek Forest Service Road, located east of Hope, near the entrance of the Coquihalla Highway. (Hope Standard file photo)
Sesame Street’s Ernie would either be appalled or amazed by the amount of rubber duckies floating in this year’s annual Rotary duck toss. This year’s winners are: Arnold John, Ron Sansom, and Cal Barnett. (Facebook)

Hope’s 2021 Brigade Days weekend a rip-roaring time for all

3-day, family-friendly event had something for nearly everyone

  • Sep 17, 2021
Sesame Street’s Ernie would either be appalled or amazed by the amount of rubber duckies floating in this year’s annual Rotary duck toss. This year’s winners are: Arnold John, Ron Sansom, and Cal Barnett. (Facebook)
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Climbers participate in the Climb for Alzheimer’s event in the past. (Alzheimers Society photo)

Abbotsford residents invited to Climb for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer Society of B.C. climb raises funds to support people living with dementia

Climbers participate in the Climb for Alzheimer’s event in the past. (Alzheimers Society photo)
Entertainment aplenty at the Brigade Days parade back in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Day two of Hope Brigade Days includes Hope Hustle and Grand Parade

Special Indigenous carving event takes place Saturday only in park

Entertainment aplenty at the Brigade Days parade back in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)

Hope’s Brigade Days offers up three days of entertainment starting today

Music, food trucks, midway and more in Hope’s Sixth Avenue Park

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)
Volunteers power wash the side of the Hope Curling Club, as part of a project to update the building with the help of grants. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Volunteers do wonders with grant money for Hope Curling Club

Building that suffered fire damage in 1970s finally gets its deserved face lift

Volunteers power wash the side of the Hope Curling Club, as part of a project to update the building with the help of grants. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)
Rubber ducks with numbers on them will be dropped into the Coquihalla River in Hope on Sept. 12. (Pauline Newbigging photo)

Rubber duck race takes place this Sunday in Hope

Hope Rotarians fundraising with annual event at Coquihalla River

Rubber ducks with numbers on them will be dropped into the Coquihalla River in Hope on Sept. 12. (Pauline Newbigging photo)
Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign starts Sept. 13, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Chilliwack and Hope will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Black Press file photo)

Smile Cookie campaign is back at Chilliwack and Hope Tim Hortons

Last year’s fundraiser earned $17,000 for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

  • Sep 8, 2021
Tim Horton’s smile cookie campaign starts Sept. 13, when the $1 purchase price of every fresh-baked chocolate-chunk smile cookie sold in Chilliwack and Hope will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Black Press file photo)
Eunice stays busy helping polish the floors in anticipation of the first day of school at Cornerstone Christian in Abbotsford. (Submitted)

Unicorn character eager to welcome back Abbotsford students

Eunice started visiting Cornerstone Christian School as a way to help cheer up students

Eunice stays busy helping polish the floors in anticipation of the first day of school at Cornerstone Christian in Abbotsford. (Submitted)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Northern B.C. goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)

Hope’s Brigade Days is back, and needs your help

Weekend will include rides, live music, motorsports, parade and more

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)
Glow-in-the-dark golf is happening at Cheam in Chilliwack on Oct. 1, as a fundraiser for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Glow-in-the-dark golf tournament planned in Chilliwack

Evening of play at Cheam will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Glow-in-the-dark golf is happening at Cheam in Chilliwack on Oct. 1, as a fundraiser for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)
The Hope Communities in Bloom committee has named the best gardens in the community, including Rudy and Peni Puschman on Third Avenue. Watch for the signs in the winners’ gardens. (Submitted)

Hope gardeners get a little love for giving flowers TLC

Watch for winning gardens around town this month

The Hope Communities in Bloom committee has named the best gardens in the community, including Rudy and Peni Puschman on Third Avenue. Watch for the signs in the winners’ gardens. (Submitted)
Hope Motorsports Group was able to hold a small event last year, despite COVID-19 concerns, but Brigade Days was cancelled. This year, the Brigade Days committee and Hope Motorsports are working together to bring a post-COVID-19 event to Hope. (Hope Motorsports Group photo)

Hope’s Brigade Days back on the table for this September

Committee announced Tuesday that the popular community event would go ahead

Hope Motorsports Group was able to hold a small event last year, despite COVID-19 concerns, but Brigade Days was cancelled. This year, the Brigade Days committee and Hope Motorsports are working together to bring a post-COVID-19 event to Hope. (Hope Motorsports Group photo)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Victor Smith and Shannon Jones (right) met with Communities in Bloom judge Allie Double at Hope Mountain Cafe on July 21, as part of the judge’s mini-tour of Hope. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Communities in Bloom judge takes mini-tour of Hope, meet and greets

Hope is competing in the provincial portion of the popular community program

Victor Smith and Shannon Jones (right) met with Communities in Bloom judge Allie Double at Hope Mountain Cafe on July 21, as part of the judge’s mini-tour of Hope. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)