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Crystal clear, turquoise waters in the Coquihalla near Othello Tunnels are a welcoming but dangerous spot. Hope Search and Rescue responded to two calls there over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Hope Search and Rescue Swift Water Team photo)

Long weekend rescues on Coquihalla River prompt warning from Hope Search and Rescue

One person was close to drowning, and was sent to hospital via air ambulance

 

A number of vehicles were involved in a serious crash along Highway 3, affecting flow in both lanes. Injuries and the cause are unknown. Photo/Colin May

TRAFFIC: Multi-vehicle crash on Highway 3 near Manning Park

Wildfire smoke has affected visibility in the area

 

Tesla Owners Club of B.C. converged in Hope on July 24, 2021 to celebrate the opening of 12 new Superchargers, which can give a Tesla a full charge in the fraction of the time that others can. (Rich Teer photo)

Hope becomes a bigger draw for Tesla drivers with 12 new stations

Small Fraser Valley town home to more than 30 public electric vehicle outlets

 

RCMP Superintendent Davy Lee (left) was officially named officer-in-charge of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment on July 26, 2021. Supt. Lee is seen here with Assistant Commissioner Maureen Levy. (RCMP)

Davy Lee named new Superintendent of RCMP’s Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment

Lee takes over for retiring Superintendent Bryon Massie, who held the job for three years

  • Jul 27, 2021
RCMP Superintendent Davy Lee (left) was officially named officer-in-charge of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment on July 26, 2021. Supt. Lee is seen here with Assistant Commissioner Maureen Levy. (RCMP)
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)
Richmond Drive area CN Rail tracks where a crossing is in place with wooden ties that have been the site of small fires in the past. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope resident calls out concerns over wooden railway ties on CN track

Several fires along Richmond Drive section of tracks through town, she says

Richmond Drive area CN Rail tracks where a crossing is in place with wooden ties that have been the site of small fires in the past. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Pete Ryan carving in front of Hope District Hall, District of Hope. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard file)

Funds available for Hope non-profits hit by COVID-19

District of Hope extends application date for restart funding program worth $200,000

Pete Ryan carving in front of Hope District Hall, District of Hope. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard file)
A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is open every Thursday in Hope at the Legion for the age-based vaccine rollout. No appointment is necessary. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope seeing lowest vaccination rate in Fraser Health

No appointments needed to get vaccinated, Mayor Peter Robb says

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is open every Thursday in Hope at the Legion for the age-based vaccine rollout. No appointment is necessary. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
District Hall, Hope (Photo/Adam Louis)

July meeting cancelled for District of Hope council

No reason given for the cancellation of July 12 meeting

District Hall, Hope (Photo/Adam Louis)
A truck was completely destroyed in a fire along Highway 1 just west of Hope on Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. (Screenshot/Fabio Scaldaferri)

No injuries following truck fire west of Hope

Truck was completely destroyed

A truck was completely destroyed in a fire along Highway 1 just west of Hope on Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. (Screenshot/Fabio Scaldaferri)
Hope resident Theresa McCormick saw firsthand the serious gaps in emergency response on June 28, when someone she knew died while living in a motorhome without power. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Recent heat wave proves deadly for man in his 70s in an RV in Hope

Woman who tried to help and rescued his dog thinks we can do better to check on neighbours

Hope resident Theresa McCormick saw firsthand the serious gaps in emergency response on June 28, when someone she knew died while living in a motorhome without power. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Orange graffiti is seen outside Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s office on Vedder Road in Chilliwack on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s office spray-painted with ‘Every Child Matters’ on Canada Day

‘These illegal actions won’t unite Canadians on road to true reconciliation that we must travel’: MP

Orange graffiti is seen outside Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s office on Vedder Road in Chilliwack on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Fraser-Cascade School District 78 recently unveiled their updated logo. Designed by Coast Salish artist Bonny Graham-Reimer, the new design is infused with touches of First Nations tradition, from the art style of the sun to the shape of the paddles on the canoe. (Graphic/ SD78)

‘Everyone pulling together’: SD 78 reveals updated logo

New logo keeps former elements, brings in First Nations tradition

Fraser-Cascade School District 78 recently unveiled their updated logo. Designed by Coast Salish artist Bonny Graham-Reimer, the new design is infused with touches of First Nations tradition, from the art style of the sun to the shape of the paddles on the canoe. (Graphic/ SD78)
A fire burning at Eleven Mile Creek near Hope is up to 50 hectares in size. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Eleven Mile Creek fire near Hope up to 50 hectares as steep terrain hinders firefighters

Sixty one B.C. Wildfire personnel are assigned along with four helicopters and one water tender

A fire burning at Eleven Mile Creek near Hope is up to 50 hectares in size. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
A new funding stream will allow the Hope and Area Transition Society to better assist survivors of sexualized violence. (Shutterstock photo)

Hope and Area Transition Society expanding assistance for survivors of sexualized violence

A 22-month project aims to better deliver community-based emergency sexualized violence response

A new funding stream will allow the Hope and Area Transition Society to better assist survivors of sexualized violence. (Shutterstock photo)
The Eleven Mile Creek fire southeast of Hope was visible from Highway 3 on June 22, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

UPDATE: ‘Out of control’ fire at Eleven Mile Creek near Hope up to 35 hectares

52 firefighters, 4 helicopters and 1 water tender assigned to the blaze 13 kilometres from Hope

The Eleven Mile Creek fire southeast of Hope was visible from Highway 3 on June 22, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)

Hope’s Othello Tunnels fully open to the public

Geological testing proved the area safe enough to open for the first time in more than a year

A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)
A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)

Hope’s Othello Tunnels fully open to the public

Geological testing proved the area safe enough to open for the first time in more than a year

A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)
Nominate your neighbors for a 2021 Communities in Bloom/Miracle-Gro Best Garden Selection Award. (Facebook photo)

Hope Communities in Bloom puts out call for nominations

Twelve gardens will win a 2021 Communities in Bloom/Miracle-Gro Best Garden Selection Award

Nominate your neighbors for a 2021 Communities in Bloom/Miracle-Gro Best Garden Selection Award. (Facebook photo)
The sentencing hearing for former Hope resident Jason Thomas Graff on Jan. 28, 2021 was delayed as the lawyers for both sides submitted a joint submission below the mandatory minimum in the criminal code. (File photo)

Hope man’s child luring case is testing mandatory minimum sentences

Business owner pleaded guilty to paying a 15-year-old girl to send him nude photos

The sentencing hearing for former Hope resident Jason Thomas Graff on Jan. 28, 2021 was delayed as the lawyers for both sides submitted a joint submission below the mandatory minimum in the criminal code. (File photo)