Jessica Peters

An injection kit is seen inside a Fraser Health supervised consumption site is pictured in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hope’s high rate of drug overdose noted in BC Coroners Service report

Up-to-date numbers not available yet for 2021, but Fraser Health deaths on the rise

An injection kit is seen inside a Fraser Health supervised consumption site is pictured in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Winnie Peters, centre, spoke about the loss of two husbands over the years, both of who were murdered. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls event in Hope on May 5, 2021 included prayers for men who have been killed as well. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Red dresses hang in Hope’s Memorial Park in remembrance

Group gathers for National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Winnie Peters, centre, spoke about the loss of two husbands over the years, both of who were murdered. The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls event in Hope on May 5, 2021 included prayers for men who have been killed as well. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)

Hope had no say in being left out of Lower Mainland zone amid COVID restrictions: Mayor

Hope acts as a geographical gateway to the rest of the province

The ‘Gateway to Holidayland’ sign in the Rambo franchise’ first film, First Blood. (Youtube screenshot)
RCMP released this image of a loaded gun and alleged drugs from a home in Hope B.C., seized on April 21, 2021 on Commission Street. (RCMP photo

RCMP seize loaded gun, alleged drugs from house in Hope

Packages believed to contain heroin, fentanyl, crack cocaine and methamphetamine

RCMP released this image of a loaded gun and alleged drugs from a home in Hope B.C., seized on April 21, 2021 on Commission Street. (RCMP photo
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Semi truck and car collide on Highway 1 near Popkum

Slow lane eastbound is now closed as crews wait for tow trucks

(File photo)
Alisa Gusakova was one of two Grade 12 Chilliwack students who received a $5,000 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship earlier this year. Now, a fundraiser has been created for the teen after her mother was killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fundraiser launched for daughter of Chilliwack woman killed

Money raised will help Chilliwack teen attend UFV to earn business degree

Alisa Gusakova was one of two Grade 12 Chilliwack students who received a $5,000 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship earlier this year. Now, a fundraiser has been created for the teen after her mother was killed. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack Search and Rescue volunteers say that a call on April 17 on Vedder Mountain was affected by bikers who rode through the rescue site, throwing rocks onto members and the patient. (Chilliwack Search and Rescue image)

Chilliwack Search and Rescue team, and patient, sprayed with rocks and dirt during rescue

Volunteer crew speaks out after riders on Vedder Mountain show no courtesy at accident scene

Chilliwack Search and Rescue volunteers say that a call on April 17 on Vedder Mountain was affected by bikers who rode through the rescue site, throwing rocks onto members and the patient. (Chilliwack Search and Rescue image)
Agassiz Fire Department has been called to an ATV rollover on Harrison East Forest Service Road on Sunday, April 18, 2021. (Google Maps)

Agassiz Fire called out to ATV rollover incident on Harrison FSR

Morning call follows exceptionally busy Saturday as temperatures soar in Fraser Valley

Agassiz Fire Department has been called to an ATV rollover on Harrison East Forest Service Road on Sunday, April 18, 2021. (Google Maps)
Japanese Canadian citizens being transferred into waiting trucks outside Hope Station House. NNMCC L2021-2-1-004. Photographs courtesy of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre

Fight continues for historic Hope Station House

Ombudsman report and stop work order come alongside district’s move to remove heritage status

Japanese Canadian citizens being transferred into waiting trucks outside Hope Station House. NNMCC L2021-2-1-004. Photographs courtesy of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
Structural firefighter Ken Barwich sits on a mountain overlooking Hope and the Fraser River, in a new safety video that promotes the simple steps to take around your yard and home to protect it from forest fires. (Screenshot)

VIDEO: Hope featured in B.C. fire safety video for homeowners

Simple steps can protect a home from being lost in a forest fire, says B.C. FireSmart

Structural firefighter Ken Barwich sits on a mountain overlooking Hope and the Fraser River, in a new safety video that promotes the simple steps to take around your yard and home to protect it from forest fires. (Screenshot)
Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)

Bat Packs at Fraser Valley libraries come with echometer to track bats

Packs are the newest part of the FVRL Playground inventory

Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)
About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Public hearing now planned for Hope’s Station House decision

Council has now taken steps to remove heritage status from historic building

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)
RCMP patch. (File)

Young prolific offender from Hope faces another raft of charges

Jacob Paul Sihata charged in 3rd set of serious incidents since he was 19

RCMP patch. (File)
Environment Canada says the Eastern Fraser Valley will enjoy plenty of sunshine this week. (Black Press News File)

Sunny weather to stay around all week in Eastern Fraser Valley

Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Hope all forecasted for a week free of rainfall

Environment Canada says the Eastern Fraser Valley will enjoy plenty of sunshine this week. (Black Press News File)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld has called for the resignation of B.C.’s Minister of Education, Jennifer Whiteside. He made the call during a speech in Vancouver on April 10, 2021, in a rally for a parent embroiled in legal battles surrounding his child’s transition.

Chilliwack school trustee calls for B.C.’s minister of education to resign

Barry Neufeld spoke at rally for jailed father in Vancouver, calling SOGI 123 a ‘dangerous experiment’

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld has called for the resignation of B.C.’s Minister of Education, Jennifer Whiteside. He made the call during a speech in Vancouver on April 10, 2021, in a rally for a parent embroiled in legal battles surrounding his child’s transition.
Volunteers help put together 340 hampers for school children at the Salvation Army Church on April 8, 2020. It’s just one of many ways locals have stepped up to volunteer during the pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Face of volunteering changing, but need is still great says Volunteer Fraser Valley

Greatest need is for those who can provide connections for seniors who are shut in due to pandemic

Volunteers help put together 340 hampers for school children at the Salvation Army Church on April 8, 2020. It’s just one of many ways locals have stepped up to volunteer during the pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Pro-SOGI 123 rally in front of the Chilliwack school board office in January 2018, about the same time the BCTF filed a complaint against Barry Neufeld for his comments against SOGI 123. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Three years later, human rights complaint against Chilliwack trustee still in motion

Human Rights Tribunal moving forward to a hearing against Barry Neufeld

Pro-SOGI 123 rally in front of the Chilliwack school board office in January 2018, about the same time the BCTF filed a complaint against Barry Neufeld for his comments against SOGI 123. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Parents and students at Central elementary in Chilliwack on June 1, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack teachers’ union, MLA applaud directive for ‘more inclusive’ school board

Minister orders board into collaboration with First Nations and Office of Human Rights Commissioner

Parents and students at Central elementary in Chilliwack on June 1, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Chilliwack Board of Education meets on Feb. 23, 2021 via Zoom. (Screenshot)

B.C.’s education minister directs Chilliwack board to become inclusive

Special advisors worked for months to identify issues among contentious trustee group

The Chilliwack Board of Education meets on Feb. 23, 2021 via Zoom. (Screenshot)
Chris Bourque of Chilliwack is currently in treatment for cancer, and his daughter Taylor has set up a GoFundMe account for her parents. On April 6, 2021, the amount donated had reached $20,000 in just one day. (GoFundMe image)

Daughter of Chilliwack man with metastatic cancer raising funds for parents

GoFundMe account reaches $20,000 in donations for Chilliwack lineman in just one day

Chris Bourque of Chilliwack is currently in treatment for cancer, and his daughter Taylor has set up a GoFundMe account for her parents. On April 6, 2021, the amount donated had reached $20,000 in just one day. (GoFundMe image)