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Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope has been closed since Oct. 20. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

GoFundMe created to cover fines for Hope restaurant closed by authorities

Fundraiser has already collected $5,000, mainly from anonymous donors

 

Council will be getting back to regular streaming in the very near future.

Hope Ratepayers take over videotaping council meetings, for now

District working on technology to livestream from council chambers

  • Oct 24, 2021

 

A sign reminds people to stay away from the water at Rotary Park on Wardle Street in Hope on June 8, 2021. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope residents can now get local emergency alerts through Alertable app

Flooding is Hope’s number one concern, not wildfire, fire chief says

  • Oct 23, 2021

 

It’s On Electric Company is offering free energy saving assessments and equipment to Hope residents on behalf of BC Hydro, with the program on until March 2022. (PIRO4D/Pixabay Photo)

Free energy saving program switches on in Hope

It’s On Electric Company offering free energy assessments and appliance removal

  • Oct 22, 2021
It’s On Electric Company is offering free energy saving assessments and equipment to Hope residents on behalf of BC Hydro, with the program on until March 2022. (PIRO4D/Pixabay Photo)
Victims of domestic violence should try to pack a go bag with clothes, extra keys and other items in case they are able to leave quickly. (Submitted photo)

Victims of domestic violence live in a shadow of fear and shame

Anyone can be a safe haven for victims of domestic violence

  • Oct 22, 2021
Victims of domestic violence should try to pack a go bag with clothes, extra keys and other items in case they are able to leave quickly. (Submitted photo)
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
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)
A district map showing the location of the 1.25 acre plot of land owned by the district and up for a rezoning to multi-family residential. (District of Hope map)

District-owned lot in Hope could soon be up for sale

Plans to rezone 1.25-acre lot to multi-family residential went through two readings last week

  • Oct 22, 2021
A district map showing the location of the 1.25 acre plot of land owned by the district and up for a rezoning to multi-family residential. (District of Hope map)
Hope resident Frank Granovski ordered takeout from Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope on Oct. 19, 2021, saying it may be his last burger there if the business closes for good. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Injunction order for Hope restaurant sends message to others: Farnworth

It’s a ‘very serious matter and you ignore it at your peril’

Hope resident Frank Granovski ordered takeout from Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope on Oct. 19, 2021, saying it may be his last burger there if the business closes for good. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope restaurant licence taken ‘illegally,’ business owner tells court

Rolly’s Restaurant faces BC Supreme Court after defying Fraser Health closure order

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Rolly's Restaurant in Hope defied a public health order for over a month. On Oct. 20, they closed as they headed to court. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file photo)

UPDATE: Hope restaurant closed on morning of injunction hearing

Fraser Health stepping up enforcement of closure after restaurant refused to ask for passports

Rolly's Restaurant in Hope defied a public health order for over a month. On Oct. 20, they closed as they headed to court. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file photo)
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
Susan Friesen of Hope is the most recent big lottery winner. (BC Lotto photo)
Hope resident Frank Granovski ordered takeout from Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope on Oct. 19, 2021, saying it may be his last burger there if the business closes for good. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope restaurant owners refusing to ask for vaccine passports could face arrest

Fraser Health applying for an injunction to shut down Rolly’s Restaurant for non compliance

Hope resident Frank Granovski ordered takeout from Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope on Oct. 19, 2021, saying it may be his last burger there if the business closes for good. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition planted 3,600 native species plants along the edges of Starrett Pond at the Tom Berry Gravel Pit site in November 2019. It’s part of a multi-year restoration project focused on connecting waterways in the area to stop salmon from dying there. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Volunteers needed for planting event at Starrett’s Pond in Hope

Volunteers will get tour of salmon-saving restoration project

The Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition planted 3,600 native species plants along the edges of Starrett Pond at the Tom Berry Gravel Pit site in November 2019. It’s part of a multi-year restoration project focused on connecting waterways in the area to stop salmon from dying there. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
A gaggle of geese were swimming around Thacker Marsh in Hope on Oct. 13, 2021, as autumn colours begin to show in the park. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Photo of the week: Gaggle of geese in Hope

Thacker’s Marsh in Hope a perfect place for an autumn nature walk

A gaggle of geese were swimming around Thacker Marsh in Hope on Oct. 13, 2021, as autumn colours begin to show in the park. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The Alertable app is available for free and can be a source of emergency information. (Alertable app image)

Hope emergency group holding info session for Alertable app

Alertable sends out sounds and text to users when an emergency is in their location

The Alertable app is available for free and can be a source of emergency information. (Alertable app image)
Protesters marched in support of BC Housing’s plans to build supportive housing in Hope on Dec. 4, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)

Hope is at least a year away from seeing supportive housing in the community

Few options for district to push province, says Mayor

  • Oct 15, 2021
Protesters marched in support of BC Housing’s plans to build supportive housing in Hope on Dec. 4, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)
Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope continues to defy a public health order to ask diners for vaccination passports, and another rally is planned to support them. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Fines add up for Hope restaurant as supporters plan second rally

Rolly’s Restaurant issued fines, notices from Fraser Health and District of Hope

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope continues to defy a public health order to ask diners for vaccination passports, and another rally is planned to support them. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

Pop-up COVID vaccine clinic announced for Hope

Residents urged to help boost Hope’s low vaccination rate

A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)
Club Child, which runs out of Coquihalla elementary in Hope, has been hit by staffing shortages that have affected its operation. The five-day-a-week program will be cut back to three until about the end of November. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Partial daycare closure in Hope stems from labour shortage

FVRD working on finding employees for program and other positions

Club Child, which runs out of Coquihalla elementary in Hope, has been hit by staffing shortages that have affected its operation. The five-day-a-week program will be cut back to three until about the end of November. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The public is invited to hang a string of purple lights in October in recognition of Purple Light Nights, which brings awareness to domestic violence. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Purple is the colour of Hope: October 15

Be a light in the community and let people know you won’t stand for domestic violence

The public is invited to hang a string of purple lights in October in recognition of Purple Light Nights, which brings awareness to domestic violence. (Abbotsford News file photo)