Local History

The Tashme Museum recently announced a 400-square-food renovated addition to the museum and an upcoming new exhibit, all preparing for re-opening to the public in May. (Photo/Tashme Museum)

Tashme Museum welcomes renovation, new exhibit

The museum will reopen to the public in May

 

An undated picture of the Hope Station House. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)

Hope council must consider all options for Station House: B.C. Ombudsperson

Investigation ‘revealed flaws in District’s process,’ statement said

 

Peter Scherle shared this 1958 photo of his father, then-Town Chairperson Paul Scherle (centre) speaking with Queen Elizabeth II with Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in the background. Prince Philip passed away April 9 at the age of 99. (Photo/Peter Scherle)

PHOTOS: Hope residents remember Prince Philip, royal visits to Fraser Valley

Prince Phillip died at age 99 at Windsor Castle on April 9

 

Dozens of demonstrators reach the Hope Station House, gathered in support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)

LETTER: Station House supporters should fund restoration

Lorne Fortune of Hope questions keeping the Station House

Dozens of demonstrators reach the Hope Station House, gathered in support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)
(April 2001) The local group “Jonah” plays at The Blue Moose on the first Friday evening of each month (left to right) Mark Friesen, La Vern Klassen and Jason Homey have a wide repertoire, spiced with harmonies and instrumentals. The group is part of a recent surge of live entertainment, throughout the community. (Photo/Barry Stewart)

Hope In History: April 2001, 1981 and 1961

Take a peek at the past through The Standard’s archives

(April 2001) The local group “Jonah” plays at The Blue Moose on the first Friday evening of each month (left to right) Mark Friesen, La Vern Klassen and Jason Homey have a wide repertoire, spiced with harmonies and instrumentals. The group is part of a recent surge of live entertainment, throughout the community. (Photo/Barry Stewart)
The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Woodside sold: Sooke couple buys Western Canada’s oldest working farm

South Island’s Woodside Farm is the oldest continuously operated farm west of the Great Lakes

The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
Dozens of demonstrators reach the Hope Station House, gathered in support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Coalition to save Hope Station House ‘exploring all options’ to preserve building

Ombudsperson’s investigation into district’s handling still ongoing

Dozens of demonstrators reach the Hope Station House, gathered in support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)
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LETTER: Council must listen to the public

Editor: Having recently read the District of Hope Integrated Official Community Plan,…

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About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House. (Photo/Christian Ward)

LETTER: Council should meet with the coalition

Arlene Webster of Hope applauds sustained efforts to save the Station House

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House. (Photo/Christian Ward)
(photo courtesy of Gerda Borden)

LETTER: A plea to reason about Hope Station House

Former First Blood film worker pleads his case for the Station House

(photo courtesy of Gerda Borden)
Construction workers throw a table down from the Hope Station House as they worked to clear the structure out early Friday morning. The work was halted the same day as Hope officials agreed to stop for one week while the Ombudsperson’s office investigated claims brought up by concerned citizens. (Photos/Adam Louis)

Hope Station House granted demolition stay until March 22 as Ombudsperson’s office investigates

Coalition to save the Station House has planned a protest for March 20

Construction workers throw a table down from the Hope Station House as they worked to clear the structure out early Friday morning. The work was halted the same day as Hope officials agreed to stop for one week while the Ombudsperson’s office investigated claims brought up by concerned citizens. (Photos/Adam Louis)
(From left to right) Michelle Cunningham and Darlene and Chandel Lefeuvre pose outside the Hope Hotel. The family has run the Hope Hotel for decades and are stepping away as a new owner takes over. (Photo/Adam Louis)

‘Like a third sibling:’ After decades, Hope Hotel changes ownership

Chandel Lefeuvre met with The Standard to talk hotel history and memories

(From left to right) Michelle Cunningham and Darlene and Chandel Lefeuvre pose outside the Hope Hotel. The family has run the Hope Hotel for decades and are stepping away as a new owner takes over. (Photo/Adam Louis)
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LETTER: Council already made up their minds about the Station House

Coalition member Arlene Webster says District plans haven’t been transparent

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LETTER: The Hope Station House is full of memories and heritage

Former Hope resident Debbie Bergeron reflects on her past at the Station House

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Hope figure skating pro’s Randy and Debbie Burke added beautiful pair skating to the “Fantasy On Ice.” (Photo/Brad Miller, March 18, 1981)

Hope In History: March 2001, 1981 and 1961

Take a peek at the past through The Standard’s archives

Hope figure skating pro’s Randy and Debbie Burke added beautiful pair skating to the “Fantasy On Ice.” (Photo/Brad Miller, March 18, 1981)
The Hope Station House, in its original location. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)

COLUMN: The Hope Station House: What have we learned?

Reporter Adam Louis reflects on both sides of the Station House debate

The Hope Station House, in its original location. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)
An undated picture of the Hope Station House. There is currently a resident-driven movement to ask for a stay of demolition while funding sources are sought to restore the Station House to its former glory. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)

LETTER: Destroying the Station House causes many losses

Ron Spence of Penticton finds the Station House demolition disgusting

An undated picture of the Hope Station House. There is currently a resident-driven movement to ask for a stay of demolition while funding sources are sought to restore the Station House to its former glory. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)
An undated picture of the Hope Station House. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)

LETTER: Disappointed council chose to demolish Station House

The Coalition responds to the Station House decision

An undated picture of the Hope Station House. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)
D’arcy Brown poses with an original painting of him in front of the station in 1968 shortly after he started his CN career. (Photo/D’arcy Brown)

LETTER: Very few buildings like the Station House still exist

D’arcy Brown of Alberta says the historic Station House can hold its own if properly maintained

D’arcy Brown poses with an original painting of him in front of the station in 1968 shortly after he started his CN career. (Photo/D’arcy Brown)
Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)