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Keygan Power graduates alongside his peers from Spectrum Community School in June 2022. (Courtesy Allison Power)

B.C. teen defeats brain bleed, cancer, works way back to graduate with his peers

Keygan Power overcomes two life-threatening ailments and a resulting partial paralysis

 

Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)

Neighbourhood block party helps B.C. residents heal after trauma of bank shootout

ER nurse who cared for 2 wounded officers, is married to ERT member, organized event

 

Summer Street Jam in Hope takes place on Aug. 19.

Reins of Freedom hosting Summer Street Jam in Hope

The event will have activities to explore and connect visitors with local service providers

 

Author Lorna Carleton is returning to Hope for a writing workshop this month. (File)

Fantasy author hosting writing workshop at Hope library

Lorna Carleton will lead authors in some writing work on Aug. 9

Author Lorna Carleton is returning to Hope for a writing workshop this month. (File)
18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
Communities in Bloom judges Michael Evison (left) and Kerry Bysouth (right) had a full day to explore Hope, and were impressed by the town’s network of EV chargers. (Eric J. Welsh/Hope Standard)

Hope gets glowing reviews from Communities in Bloom judges

After a full-day tour of the town, the judges’ best advice was for Hope to keep doing what it’s doing

Communities in Bloom judges Michael Evison (left) and Kerry Bysouth (right) had a full day to explore Hope, and were impressed by the town’s network of EV chargers. (Eric J. Welsh/Hope Standard)
Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Project AIM takes the shame out of menstruation, incontinence with deliveries across Lower Mainland

‘These products should be free, and until they are, we will be providing them’ says co-founder

Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
John Rambo - or at least his wooden likeness – will welcome visitors to town when Hope celebrates the 40th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Early plans revealed for Rambo 40th anniversary celebration in Hope

This year marks four decades for Sylvester Stallone’s movie, which was filmed in Hope

John Rambo - or at least his wooden likeness – will welcome visitors to town when Hope celebrates the 40th anniversary of Rambo: First Blood. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Fraser Valley Regional District delivers the Alertable app to residents and visitors.

Free new app helps Fraser Valley residents + visitors stay aware and plan ahead

Fraser Valley Regional District encourages people to sign up to stay informed

  • Jun 6, 2022
Fraser Valley Regional District delivers the Alertable app to residents and visitors.
Residents sifted through objects left on the curb across Hope at a previous Trash to Treasure event. This year’s event is being held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. (Hope Standard file photo)

Trash to Treasure returns to Hope

Residents are invited to leave unwanted items outside June 11 for others to take

Residents sifted through objects left on the curb across Hope at a previous Trash to Treasure event. This year’s event is being held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. (Hope Standard file photo)
The non-profit Yale Thrift Store is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. (submitted photo)

Newly renovated Yale Thrift Store open for business

Money from the non-profit is sent back into the community

The non-profit Yale Thrift Store is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. (submitted photo)
Hope secondary Leadership students recently spent two days helping prepare the Hope Community Garden for spring. (Hope Community Garden/ Facebook)

Hot dog sale helps out Hope Community Garden

Hope grocery store returns to food fundraisers now that pandemic restrictions are gone

Hope secondary Leadership students recently spent two days helping prepare the Hope Community Garden for spring. (Hope Community Garden/ Facebook)
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
Jay Hoots examines a rotting board in the Hope Bike Park alongside fellow trail builder Rick Boles on April 25. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Trail builders back in Hope for spring cleanup at bike park

Hoots Inc. spent the week cleaning trails, rebuilding moguls and testing runs

Jay Hoots examines a rotting board in the Hope Bike Park alongside fellow trail builder Rick Boles on April 25. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Several volunteers came together in December 2021 to help the Hope Golf Course clean up after a devastating washout from the Coquihalla River. A clean up is planned for April 2 at 2 p.m., meeting at the course and convoying along the river to clean up more debris. (Charlie Grant photo)

Push is on to clean flood debris along Coquihalla River edges before spring freshet

Hope Mountain Centre planning clean up this Saturday to collect items from November flood

Several volunteers came together in December 2021 to help the Hope Golf Course clean up after a devastating washout from the Coquihalla River. A clean up is planned for April 2 at 2 p.m., meeting at the course and convoying along the river to clean up more debris. (Charlie Grant photo)
Luanne Leech (right) with fellow gardener Marion McCluskey (middle) and Victor Smith from Hope Communities in Bloom. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)

New resident puts down roots with Hope Community Garden

Luanne Leech said she’s learned a lot and made many friends during her time with the group

Luanne Leech (right) with fellow gardener Marion McCluskey (middle) and Victor Smith from Hope Communities in Bloom. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)
The Golden Tree Farmworker’s Monument is located at 32320 George Ferguson Way, on the north side of the Clearbrook Library. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)

My City Minute: Hope blooms eternal at Golden Tree monument in Abbotsford

Tribute to three women killed in 2007 crash also a reminder to respect farm workers

The Golden Tree Farmworker’s Monument is located at 32320 George Ferguson Way, on the north side of the Clearbrook Library. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)
Hospital stretchers are just one of the many needs that the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation has provided for local hospitals over the past years thanks to successful fundraisers in the region. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Health Care foundation raises almost $18K with online auction and raffles

Gala event had to be cancelled due to COVID but that didn’t stop them from rallying for health care

Hospital stretchers are just one of the many needs that the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation has provided for local hospitals over the past years thanks to successful fundraisers in the region. (Submitted)