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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

 

The House of Hope, the community’s only emergency shelter, has been permitted to keep operating at its address along Old Hope Princeton Way for another two years. The shelter was at 95 per cent capacity this summer, an unusually high percentage for summer months said shelter manager Brian Dodd. (Eric Welsh/Black Press Media)

Emergency shelter can continue to operate at Old Hope Princeton address after council decision

Council approves stopgap, yet many are still sleeping rough or living in substandard shelter in and around Hope

  • Oct 15, 2021

 

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

 

A memorial was set up for Jared Lowndes at the Campbell River Tim Hortons where the incident took place. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Chiefs, BCCLA say Indigenous involvement needed in probe of fatal B.C. police shooting

Jared Lowndes investigation highlights barriers to community representation in police accountability

A memorial was set up for Jared Lowndes at the Campbell River Tim Hortons where the incident took place. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
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)
People walked through Hope to the Hope Station House on Sept. 18 to protest the plan to demolish the historic building. (Barry Stewart photo)

Hope’s historic station house still has strong support

Future of the building still unsure, as mayor now bound by legal case to not speak on issue

People walked through Hope to the Hope Station House on Sept. 18 to protest the plan to demolish the historic building. (Barry Stewart photo)
B.C. has the highest rate of evictions in the country according to a new UBC study. File Photo

UBC study finds more than 10 per cent of B.C. renters report being evicted

Province has highest rate of eviction in Canada — by almost 4 percentage points

B.C. has the highest rate of evictions in the country according to a new UBC study. File Photo
A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous food sovereignty movement reclaiming wellness, sense of identity

Indigenous health dietitian says goal is to restore decision making power through food supply

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
Tom DeSorcy, emergency coordinator for the district, sits in council chambers, which can be quickly turned into an emergency operations centre when the need arises. (Emelie Peacock/ Hope Standard file)

‘I think we’re ready for national-level sized disasters,’ says Hope Fire Chief

Fire chief addresses, allays community concerns around Hope’s emergency preparedness

  • Sep 24, 2021
Tom DeSorcy, emergency coordinator for the district, sits in council chambers, which can be quickly turned into an emergency operations centre when the need arises. (Emelie Peacock/ Hope Standard file)
Hope council listens to Christian Ward speak as a delegation on Sept. 13, 2021. (Image from District of Hope Ratepayers’ Association video)

Hope Council back in chambers, discussions surround hybrid meeting options

Council also dispersed $200,000 in grants for COVID restart funding

Hope council listens to Christian Ward speak as a delegation on Sept. 13, 2021. (Image from District of Hope Ratepayers’ Association video)
Hope Mayor Peter Robb. Hope Standard file photo

Mayor served legal papers over Hope Station House

Robb won’t be speaking about or entertaining any comments about heritage building

Hope Mayor Peter Robb. Hope Standard file photo
This household in Hope’s Silver Creek neighbourhood embraced the hearts that became synonymous with the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with handmade hearts put up all around their yard. This photo was taken in May 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Hope struggling with COVID vaccination rates, says mayor

Anti-passport sentiments boil over on Facebook page

This household in Hope’s Silver Creek neighbourhood embraced the hearts that became synonymous with the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with handmade hearts put up all around their yard. This photo was taken in May 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Voters were arriving at the Hope Legion polling station in a steady stream on Monday morning. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope’s polling stations seeing steady voters arriving

No lineups yet, say Elections Canada workers, following busy early voting days

Voters were arriving at the Hope Legion polling station in a steady stream on Monday morning. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Supporters of the Hope Station House are asked to gather at either the District of Hope municipal hall or the Station House on Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. (Barry Stewart photo)

Walk to Save The Station House planned for Saturday in Hope

Group still hoping to preserve historic building from demolition

Supporters of the Hope Station House are asked to gather at either the District of Hope municipal hall or the Station House on Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. (Barry Stewart photo)
(John Cairns/University of Oxford via AP, File)

Hope recovers from brief spike in COVID cases

COVID case rate drops after hitting all-time high last week

(John Cairns/University of Oxford via AP, File)
The Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)

BC Transit experiencing service challenges in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack

Central Fraser Valley routes and schedules may change with little notice, transit company warns

The Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)
The Hope Community Garden was created with the support of a micro health grant awarded by the Hope Health and Well-Being Initiative in 2017. (Esther Brysch photo)

Application process begins for Hope’s micro and macro health grants

Several community organizations and projects have been funded through special grant program

The Hope Community Garden was created with the support of a micro health grant awarded by the Hope Health and Well-Being Initiative in 2017. (Esther Brysch photo)
District of Hope council returning to chambers for meetings. (Hope.ca)

Meeting procedures under review as Hope council returns to in-person protocols

Council has been meeting virtually since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

District of Hope council returning to chambers for meetings. (Hope.ca)
Carved in 1996 by Pete Ryan, this statue of Chip, the RCMP Service Dog killed in the line of duty near Hope on Sept. 13, 1996, now stands forever on guard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

RCMP hosts Hope memorial for Chip, a service dog killed on Sept. 13, ‘96, by Robert John Petrus

RCMP from North Vancouver to Kamloops, seven canine pairs were in manhunt that captured Chip’s killer

Carved in 1996 by Pete Ryan, this statue of Chip, the RCMP Service Dog killed in the line of duty near Hope on Sept. 13, 1996, now stands forever on guard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)