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Garry Blanchard of Hope won $77,000 correctly guessing the outcomes of all 13 games of NFL week 17. (Photo/BCLC)

Hope resident rakes in $77,000 in NFL Week 17 bet

Garry Blanchard won the record-breaking prize correctly guessing every outcome that week

 

Seabird Island Community and Coquihalla Elementary schools have had recent COVID-19 exposures. (File image)

COVID-19 exposures at Seabird Island Community, Coquihalla Elementary schools

There have been three new cases in the past week

 

School districts in the Lower Mainland have received 500,000 donted masks over the holidays. (Pixabay)

Nearly 3,000 masks donated to Fraser Cascade schools

The masks are part of a larger donation to B.C.’s Ministry of Education

 

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris delivers a video address via YouTube on Dec. 22. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Seabird Island chief reflects on challenging 2020

Chief Jim Harris expressed hope for the new year, end of COVID-19

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris delivers a video address via YouTube on Dec. 22. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Letters to the Editor.

LETTER: BC Housing proposal ‘poorly planned, inappropriate’

Editor: While many people seemed to have stepped up over the past…

  • Dec 26, 2020
Letters to the Editor.
Letters to the Editor.

LETTER: Council vote against supportive housing ‘callous, shortsighted’

Editor: Personally, as a senior citizen in Hope, I found the rejection…

  • Dec 26, 2020
Letters to the Editor.
The Christmas hockey gnome, left, and a tree dedicated to B.C.’s top public health doctor Bonnie Henry were two of the more out-of-the-box decoration ideas by staff at the Fraser Hope Lodge. The decoration challenge was dreamt up by two staff at the long term care facility. Read more and view more decorated trees on A7. (Submitted photo)

Christmas tree craze at Fraser Hope Lodge

An idea conjured up by staff, with donations from the community, led to tree decorating contest

The Christmas hockey gnome, left, and a tree dedicated to B.C.’s top public health doctor Bonnie Henry were two of the more out-of-the-box decoration ideas by staff at the Fraser Hope Lodge. The decoration challenge was dreamt up by two staff at the long term care facility. Read more and view more decorated trees on A7. (Submitted photo)
Letters to the Editor.

LETTER: Reconsider ‘no’ vote on supportive housing in Hope

Editor: I am writing today to express my extreme disappointment that Hope’s…

  • Dec 20, 2020
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LETTER: Council made right choice saying ‘no’ to 52 units of supportive housing

Editor: I would like to commend the District of Hope town council…

  • Dec 19, 2020
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A Hope motel has become an ad hoc supportive housing program during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image by ming dai from Pixabay)

Inside an experiment in supportive housing in Hope

As COVID-19 hit B.C., 13 shelter residents moved into motel rooms with supports

A Hope motel has become an ad hoc supportive housing program during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image by ming dai from Pixabay)
Local pianist Laurie Trayer’s Christmas album. (Submitted photo)

Local pianist spreads Christmas cheer with album

Christmas Bells contains Laurie Trayer’s favourite Christmas tunes, recorded on her White Grand piano

Local pianist Laurie Trayer’s Christmas album. (Submitted photo)
Courtesy/Seabird Island Band

Seabird Island immersion camps gets government support

Immersion camps designed to explore life’s journey, bring healing

Courtesy/Seabird Island Band
Station House. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Hope’s historic station house coming down in 2021

After demolition, no detail yet on what will happen at the ministry of transportation land

Station House. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Ashley Pater plays for the crowd at the 2019 Ignite A Dream gala at KPU’s Tech campus in Cloverdale. (Ella Rogers photo)

Everything will be allright, says Sunshine Valley singer

Ashley Pater releases Christmas single with message of comfort

Ashley Pater plays for the crowd at the 2019 Ignite A Dream gala at KPU’s Tech campus in Cloverdale. (Ella Rogers photo)
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LETTER: Council decision on supportive housing ‘shameful’ says HATS board

Editor: The Hope and Area Transition Society is very disappointed in the…

  • Dec 11, 2020
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A cat that had escaped for five years finally came back to Terri Fleet's home in May. This November, Fleet provided an update on 10-year-old Lloyd, who is still home, has not tried to escape and has even become quite playful in his senior years. (Terri Fleet photo)

Update on Lloyd, Hope’s most adventurous cat

The cat came back after five years living outside, and it looks like he’s home to stay

A cat that had escaped for five years finally came back to Terri Fleet's home in May. This November, Fleet provided an update on 10-year-old Lloyd, who is still home, has not tried to escape and has even become quite playful in his senior years. (Terri Fleet photo)
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)
Hippie Mike’s son Kaelen Faux skates in front of a mural of the late Paul Kaji, in Hope’s soon-to-be-opened indoor skate park. (Jason Arnold photo)

From ‘a ball of energy’ to a place to skateboard in Hope

Hippie Mike and a cadre of generous donors and volunteers are building Hope’s first indoor skate park

Hippie Mike’s son Kaelen Faux skates in front of a mural of the late Paul Kaji, in Hope’s soon-to-be-opened indoor skate park. (Jason Arnold photo)
A chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo stands facing Wallace Street in Hope Aug. 14, 2020. Creating a ‘vibrant downtown core’ is a strategic focus of the District of Hope as well as the five-year strategic economic development plan, currently under public consultation. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

District wants feedback on economic development plan

Plan covers business, real estate, tourism and education priorities for AdvantageHOPE from 2021-2026

A chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo stands facing Wallace Street in Hope Aug. 14, 2020. Creating a ‘vibrant downtown core’ is a strategic focus of the District of Hope as well as the five-year strategic economic development plan, currently under public consultation. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Coach Mike Freimark prepares his group of RiverMonsters for their next task, at a 2017 practice. Freimark has been recognized as community coach of the year for 2019 by Viasport. (Barry Stewart photo)

Mike Freimark is Viasport’s community coach of the year

RiverMonsters coach recognized for time with athletes, mentoring junior coaches and growing the club

Coach Mike Freimark prepares his group of RiverMonsters for their next task, at a 2017 practice. Freimark has been recognized as community coach of the year for 2019 by Viasport. (Barry Stewart photo)