Community

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

 

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

 

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl with a supporter on election night, Oct. 21, 2019. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

MP Strahl named one of the best MPs to work for in annual Hill Times survey

Strahl has been serving as a Conservative MP since first being elected in 2011

 

People packed Ryder Lake Hall for the annual Ryder Lake Handmade Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 30, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Fundraiser to save Ryder Lake Hall blows past initial GoFundMe goal

An online fundraiser that originally hoped for $11,000 is now targeting $20,000

People packed Ryder Lake Hall for the annual Ryder Lake Handmade Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 30, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Residents sifted through objects left on the curb across Hope at a previous Trash to Treasure event. This year’s event is being held June 12. (Hope Standard file photo)

Hope residents to take part in Trash to Treasure this weekend

Residents can leave their unwanted items out for others to nab for free

Residents sifted through objects left on the curb across Hope at a previous Trash to Treasure event. This year’s event is being held June 12. (Hope Standard file photo)
Friday’s market included cut flowers, hanging baskets, potted plants, and even peacock feathers. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Farmer’s Market started for the season in Hope

Weekly market takes place on Third Avenue

Friday’s market included cut flowers, hanging baskets, potted plants, and even peacock feathers. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)
Hope Secondary grads pose for family photos after the graduation parade in 2020. There will be a grad parade this year on June 5. (Hope Standard file photo)

Graduation 2021 in Hope includes drive-by parade, individual ceremonies

Boston Bar celebrating with special event for trio of grads

Hope Secondary grads pose for family photos after the graduation parade in 2020. There will be a grad parade this year on June 5. (Hope Standard file photo)
The Agassiz Community Garage Sale spans 18 sales with two multi-family events. (Contributed graphic)

Agassiz Community Garage sale on tap for June 5

More than a dozen stops to explore, plus a scavenger hunt

The Agassiz Community Garage Sale spans 18 sales with two multi-family events. (Contributed graphic)
Kal Tire employees Daniel Barnes and Brenda Pauli, sort the tires after they were dropped off for the Hope Earth Day Cleanup on April 24, 2021. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Hope residents and volunteers pitched in for day of cleaning

Many hands made for light work as residents brought in recyclables for first community-wide cleanup

Kal Tire employees Daniel Barnes and Brenda Pauli, sort the tires after they were dropped off for the Hope Earth Day Cleanup on April 24, 2021. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)
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Hope residents invited to join in Earth Day clean-up event

From dead batteries to flat tires, volunteers ready to sort and recycle

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Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Guardian angel’ gives kidney to cousin

Chilliwack woman knew 21 years ago she would need a transplant one day, and that day has come

Cousins Lisa Ellis and Brian Nimmo spend time together on March 9, 2021 before their surgery. On March 12, Nimmo donated one of his kidneys to Ellis. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)
Pathways is a new online community services directory for Chilliwack and Fraser Health Rural. (Pathways)

Pathways directory makes it easy to navigate community service options

Sophisticated search tools offer access to community services from Chilliwack to Boston Bar

Pathways is a new online community services directory for Chilliwack and Fraser Health Rural. (Pathways)
Sue Knudsen (left) and Trisha Mercer stand in the back of a pickup truck with the appliances that were delivered to a family in need on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2020. (Submitted)

Community steps up again, this time to bring belated Christmas gifts to two Fraser Valley teen boys

Chilliwack residents took to social media to help family in need, community responds instantly

Sue Knudsen (left) and Trisha Mercer stand in the back of a pickup truck with the appliances that were delivered to a family in need on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2020. (Submitted)
A firefighter from Silver Creek firehall gets Santa set up and ready for a ride around the community in 2017. (Emelie Peacock photo)

Let us know what you are up to during these holidays like no other

Call for submissions of community Christmas memories, holiday messages, photos

A firefighter from Silver Creek firehall gets Santa set up and ready for a ride around the community in 2017. (Emelie Peacock photo)
(Left to right) Brandon Kloot, board member with John Kampman, board chair, and Matt Van Muyen, System Principal at Unity Christian School pose with the sold sign on a 8.1 acre property the school has purchased to plan for future growth, November, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Land purchase by Unity Christian will help with future growth

New acquisition ‘promises to be a blessing for the long-term future of our school’ says board chair

(Left to right) Brandon Kloot, board member with John Kampman, board chair, and Matt Van Muyen, System Principal at Unity Christian School pose with the sold sign on a 8.1 acre property the school has purchased to plan for future growth, November, 2020. (Submitted photo)
This image from Linda Brown of the Chilliwack Plowing Match won a photography contest for Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s annual calendar. Her photo was featured for April 2020 in the Chilliwack—Hope constituency calendar. (Linda Brown photograph)

Annual call out for Chilliwack-Hope constituency calendar photo contest

Photos will be featured in MP Mark Strahl’s calendar for 2021

This image from Linda Brown of the Chilliwack Plowing Match won a photography contest for Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s annual calendar. Her photo was featured for April 2020 in the Chilliwack—Hope constituency calendar. (Linda Brown photograph)