Eric Welsh

Graham Zillwood had several cars that ended up in the Coquihalla River during last November’s flooding, along with his home and most of his possessions. (Facebook photo)

Hope’s Graham Zillwood still waiting for help months after flooding

The senior has little left since his home and possessions were swept away by the Coquihalla River

Graham Zillwood had several cars that ended up in the Coquihalla River during last November’s flooding, along with his home and most of his possessions. (Facebook photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Two charged with kidnapping after violent incident in Hope

RCMP responded to a report of someone uttering threats, and found a person had been held captive

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Natasha Cox with Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (blue coat) takes folks on a tour of Hooge Wetlands in Chilliwack on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Behind them is a channel that was built in 2017 that connects with Peach Creek and runs through the wetlands. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack’s Hooge wetlands score a victory for natural flood defence

The newly-created wetlands soaked up excess stormwater during last November’s flooding

Natasha Cox with Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition (blue coat) takes folks on a tour of Hooge Wetlands in Chilliwack on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Behind them is a channel that was built in 2017 that connects with Peach Creek and runs through the wetlands. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Barry Neufeld will be running for school board re-election when municipal elections take place Oct. 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)

Controversial Chilliwack school trustee will run for re-election

Barry Neufeld said he will continue to fight against the provincial government’s SOGI policy

Barry Neufeld will be running for school board re-election when municipal elections take place Oct. 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)
Darren Joneson opened Spectrum Medical and Phototherapy in Chilliwack in 2020 and said it’s a challenge to operate a family doctor practice. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack doctor says government needs to re-think how family physicians are paid

Darren Joneson suggests current model needs tweaks to incentivize opening a community practice

Darren Joneson opened Spectrum Medical and Phototherapy in Chilliwack in 2020 and said it’s a challenge to operate a family doctor practice. (submitted photo)
Liam Merrick earned enough points from regional tournaments to qualify for the 2022 Pokémon World Cup in London, England. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack teen targets London and 2022 Pokémon World Cup

A 13-year-old qualified for the international competition and is fundraising to pay for the journey

Liam Merrick earned enough points from regional tournaments to qualify for the 2022 Pokémon World Cup in London, England. (submitted photo)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema plays two games in B.C. this weekend with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema leads Canadian soccer squad into battle against Nigeria

The teams square off April 8 and 11 as part of a tour celebrating Canada’s Olympic gold medal win

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema plays two games in B.C. this weekend with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad.
The logo for the new youth soccer club starting up in Chilliwack.

New youth soccer club coming to eastern Fraser Valley

Tzeachten FC will be based in Chilliwack, emphasizing inclusiveness and affordability

The logo for the new youth soccer club starting up in Chilliwack.
Chilliwack FC is looking for a new technical director after parting ways with Roger Torres-Jamarillo.

Chilliwack FC parts ways with Torres-Jamarillo

The embattled coach is out as technical director following an alleged on-field bullying incident

Chilliwack FC is looking for a new technical director after parting ways with Roger Torres-Jamarillo.
A Chilliwack home that was built in 1912 for an estimated $900 is now on the market for $1,249,000. (Clark Hitchcock photo)

Chilliwack heritage home comes with fascinating history

On the market now for $1,249,000, Proctor House was built in 1912 for an estimated $900

A Chilliwack home that was built in 1912 for an estimated $900 is now on the market for $1,249,000. (Clark Hitchcock photo)
Roger Torres-Jaramillo was hired as Chilliwack FC’s technical director in September, 2021.

Chilliwack FC coach suspended over alleged bullying

Roger Torres-Jaramillo’s on-field conduct is being investigated by BC Soccer

Roger Torres-Jaramillo was hired as Chilliwack FC’s technical director in September, 2021.
The Hope Station House came perilously close to demolition in 2019, but with funding committed from the District of Hope, the building will get a new lease on life. (Photo/ Adam Louis)

District of Hope commits $450,000 to Hope Station House

The project hinged on funding from the District, and otherwise would have died on the vine

The Hope Station House came perilously close to demolition in 2019, but with funding committed from the District of Hope, the building will get a new lease on life. (Photo/ Adam Louis)
Fraser-Nicole MLA Jackie Tegart calls MLA “probably the most satisfying job I’ve ever had because of the people, and the things you can accomplish to make their lives better.”

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart says it’s not easy for a woman in politics

The third-term BC Liberal says it’s tough for women to campaign, asking for money and votes

Fraser-Nicole MLA Jackie Tegart calls MLA “probably the most satisfying job I’ve ever had because of the people, and the things you can accomplish to make their lives better.”
Ken and Shirley Mackinnon next to the famous Alexandra Lodge stove, which will need significant restoration to bring it back to its former cinnamon bun-baking glory. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)

Alexandra Lodge stove an exciting relic from the past

The metal stove dates back to at least 1941, but may have been part of the original building in 1891

Ken and Shirley Mackinnon next to the famous Alexandra Lodge stove, which will need significant restoration to bring it back to its former cinnamon bun-baking glory. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)
The Village of Lytton on July 9, 2021, one week after a massive wildfire ripped through the town. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Lytton man goes home eight months after fire ravages village

Sam Allaby didn’t expect to find much in the charred wreckage of his former home, and he didn’t

The Village of Lytton on July 9, 2021, one week after a massive wildfire ripped through the town. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Graham Zillwood lost just about everything when flooding swept his property and possessions into the raging Coquihalla River, but he was recently re-united with a leather hat he thought long gone. (Kami Moore Facebook photo)

Hope man who lost everything in flood gets one item back

Graham Zillwood has recovered a leather hat that has been with him since he was a teenager

Graham Zillwood lost just about everything when flooding swept his property and possessions into the raging Coquihalla River, but he was recently re-united with a leather hat he thought long gone. (Kami Moore Facebook photo)
An eagle swooping over the Skagit River in search of salmon. (Mike Benbow)

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs credits international coalition for Silverdaisy win

First Nations on both sides of the border collaborated to protect watershed

An eagle swooping over the Skagit River in search of salmon. (Mike Benbow)
The Skagit River, seen here with Mt. Baker looming overhead, will be protected from mining activity following an agreement between Imperial Metals Crop. and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission. (Tim Palmer photo)

Hope-area environmentalists applaud Silverdaisy watershed agreement

Previous mining operations in the Skagit River Donut Hole left lasting damage

The Skagit River, seen here with Mt. Baker looming overhead, will be protected from mining activity following an agreement between Imperial Metals Crop. and the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission. (Tim Palmer photo)
Alexandra Lodge, covered in a blanket of white after a recent snowfall. To the right is the RV that new owners Shirley and Ken MacKinnon are staying in while they work to make the top floor of the building livable. (submitted photo)

New owners get to work refurbishing historic Alexandra Lodge

Shirley and Ken MacKinnon face a huge task fixing up the long-neglected building

Alexandra Lodge, covered in a blanket of white after a recent snowfall. To the right is the RV that new owners Shirley and Ken MacKinnon are staying in while they work to make the top floor of the building livable. (submitted photo)
Highway 1 is closed again between Yale and Spuzzum. (Google Earth screenshot)

Highway 1 closed again between Yale and Spuzzum

Falling ice has brought down power lines and DriveBC says the situation is being assessed

Highway 1 is closed again between Yale and Spuzzum. (Google Earth screenshot)