Local Business

Throughout the month of May, any purchase at a local businesses can get you into the mix for a grand prize bag, valued at over $1500. (Emelie Peacock/ Hope Standard)

Shop and dine local in Hope for a chance to win a $1,500 prize bag

AdvantageHOPE and Hope and District Chamber of Commerce team up with #SupportLocalHopeBC initiative

 

Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: B.C. entrepreneur opens pest control business with ducks as employees

Slugs n’ Bugs For Lunch will take care of your garden pests naturally

 

Mountainview co-owners Adam and Danielle Keil and their children stand outside Mountainview Brewing. Hope’s first microbrewery has been several years in the making as they continue to create new beers, many of which have cheeky nods to their B.C. roots. (Photo/Mountainview Brewing/Kayla Lee Artistry)

Inside Mountainview Brewing: Owners reflect on first months as Hope’s first microbrewery

Mountainview keeps trucking through the winter months, looking forward to summer

 

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)
Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)

B.C. company aims to bring international vacation experience to front door

‘Staycation Boxes’ launched two months ago, includes food bank donation

Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)
Top left: Brewer Sho Ogawa tests and perfects brews. Bottom left: The inside of Hope’s first craft brewery, which had a soft opening Nov. 24. (Mountainview Brewing Co./Facebook photo)

Hope’s first craft brewery now open

Mountainview Brewing Co.’s soft opening took place Nov. 24 from 1 to 8 p.m.

Top left: Brewer Sho Ogawa tests and perfects brews. Bottom left: The inside of Hope’s first craft brewery, which had a soft opening Nov. 24. (Mountainview Brewing Co./Facebook photo)
AdvantageHOPE is working with Boston Pizza to find a franchisee for a Hope location. (Facebook/AdvantageHOPE photo)

Boston Pizza eyeing Hope for new location

With over 395 locations Canada-wide, company is looking to expand to Hope

AdvantageHOPE is working with Boston Pizza to find a franchisee for a Hope location. (Facebook/AdvantageHOPE photo)
Brad and Maureen of Ma & Pa's Memory Lane, left,  donated $12,000 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, enough to purchase the last needed stretcher for the Hope hospital. Fund development coordinator with the foundation Robert Beischer holds the other end of the oversized cheque. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Surprise donation crosses last stretcher off of Hope hospital wish list

Support from community made $12,000 donation possible, say owners of Ma & Pa’s Memory Lane

Brad and Maureen of Ma & Pa's Memory Lane, left,  donated $12,000 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, enough to purchase the last needed stretcher for the Hope hospital. Fund development coordinator with the foundation Robert Beischer holds the other end of the oversized cheque. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Riders will need to don face coverings to ski and snowboard at Manning this winter. (Manning Park Resort photo)

Mandatory face coverings, wiping down chair lifts all part of Manning winter plans

Winter season at Manning Park Resort to start Dec. 11, winter ops plan details COVID-19 measures

Riders will need to don face coverings to ski and snowboard at Manning this winter. (Manning Park Resort photo)
Bill Davidson, owner of Hope Autobody, is giving away a 2014 Mazda 2 hatchback with the help of Hope’s auto business community. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Local business giving away a car to a Hope-area individual or family

Idea for giveaway of 2014 Mazda 2 is to create opportunities, says Hope Autobody owner

Bill Davidson, owner of Hope Autobody, is giving away a 2014 Mazda 2 hatchback with the help of Hope’s auto business community. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Nancy Hill, left, and Arlene Owen volunteer at the Boston Bar and North Bend thrift store on Tuesday’s and Saturdays. For them, it’s about helping the community and meeting everyone that comes through the doors looking for a find. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

‘Something for everyone’: Thrift shop in North Bend is run by and for the community

Inside one of the Fraser Canyon’s shops giving old stuff a new lease on life

Nancy Hill, left, and Arlene Owen volunteer at the Boston Bar and North Bend thrift store on Tuesday’s and Saturdays. For them, it’s about helping the community and meeting everyone that comes through the doors looking for a find. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Chickie Blakeborough is surrounded by ceremonial blankets, both her designs and those she has brought in, at her new store at Chawathil First Nation. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

‘Chickie’s’, store with Indigenous designs and clothing, opens at Chawathil

Chickie Blakeborough is busy bringing in art, clothing to her new venture at her home at Chawathil

Chickie Blakeborough is surrounded by ceremonial blankets, both her designs and those she has brought in, at her new store at Chawathil First Nation. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Dollarama now open in Hope

Dollarama now open in Hope

The store off of Old Hope Princeton Way is Hope’s newest business and second dollar store

Dollarama now open in Hope
Jonathan Aartsen, in the chair, gets his hair done by Hope stylist Sandy Duncan. An even stricter sanitation regimen than before the pandemic means stylists like Duncan spend more time cleaning and less time booking clients. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Caution, a lot less volume as Hope’s personal service businesses re-open

Months into re-opening, dentists, hairdressers, tattoo artists and massage therapists reflect

Jonathan Aartsen, in the chair, gets his hair done by Hope stylist Sandy Duncan. An even stricter sanitation regimen than before the pandemic means stylists like Duncan spend more time cleaning and less time booking clients. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Owners say 25 people have already been hired to work at Hope’s newest business, the Silver Creek Travel Centre. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Silver Creek Travel Centre opens at Exit 168

The centre is Hope’s newest business and second truck stop, employing upwards of 75 people

Owners say 25 people have already been hired to work at Hope’s newest business, the Silver Creek Travel Centre. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)

Turning down work: CERB causing issues for some B.C. restaurants

‘It’s the most frustrating thing I’ve encountered, ever, in my life.’

Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.

Vancouver Island distillery crafts sanitizer to meet Canadian need

Local know-how, economies of scale come together in Shelter Point sanitizer

  • Jun 8, 2020
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.
Many businesses have temporarily shuttered due to COVID-19, but as owners get the green light to reopen some aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford it. (Black Press Media files)

Low profits, few customers in post-pandemic recovery says B.C. business survey

About 43 per cent of businesses say they think they will need government incentives to continue operating

Many businesses have temporarily shuttered due to COVID-19, but as owners get the green light to reopen some aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford it. (Black Press Media files)
Reporter’s View: Signs of life in Hope’s hub for local independent business

Reporter’s View: Signs of life in Hope’s hub for local independent business

After a relatively desolate few weeks, signs of life are popping up…

Reporter’s View: Signs of life in Hope’s hub for local independent business
Julie Stanton shows off some of the books she dropped off at the Langley Value Village thrift store on Wednesday, May 6th. After a six-week shutdown, the store reopened on Tuesday, generating line-up of people waiting to drop off donations. Stanton drove in from North Vancouver to help a friend in Langley who had been stockpiling donations for when the store reopened. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Donors line up as Value Village thrift stores begin to reopen

Company expected a surge in contributions as outlets end COVID-19 shutdowns

Julie Stanton shows off some of the books she dropped off at the Langley Value Village thrift store on Wednesday, May 6th. After a six-week shutdown, the store reopened on Tuesday, generating line-up of people waiting to drop off donations. Stanton drove in from North Vancouver to help a friend in Langley who had been stockpiling donations for when the store reopened. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)