Jessica Peters

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Hope mayor notes importance of emergency kits, as district monitors weather

With new atmospheric river approaching Fraser Valley, mayor says be prepared

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Hell’s Gate Airtram has had no damage despite its location in a steep area along a raging river. (Hell’s Gate Airtram photo)

Hell’s Gate Airtram not affected by landslides, owner confirms

Rumours had started that the historic site’s infrastructure was damaged by storm

Hell’s Gate Airtram has had no damage despite its location in a steep area along a raging river. (Hell’s Gate Airtram photo)
Get into the festive swing of things with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s upcoming It’s a Wonderful Breakfast event. (Pixabay)

It’s a Wonderful Breakfast events will help Fraser Valley hospitals

Events planned at four restaurants, including Hope’s A&W

Get into the festive swing of things with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s upcoming It’s a Wonderful Breakfast event. (Pixabay)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl visited Hope on Nov. 23 to meet with council and discuss the emergency situation the week prior. (Mark Strahl Facebook)

MP Mark Strahl visits Hope a week after disaster

Conservative MP says his office and the federal government will support Hope

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl visited Hope on Nov. 23 to meet with council and discuss the emergency situation the week prior. (Mark Strahl Facebook)
Paladin Risk Solutions partnered with Ascent Helicopter to deliver food and supplies to Hope, B.C., on Nov 19, 2021 (Paladin Risk Solutions photo)

Security company airlifts food and supplies in Hope

Delivery included pet food, fresh foods and more for people in Hope

Paladin Risk Solutions partnered with Ascent Helicopter to deliver food and supplies to Hope, B.C., on Nov 19, 2021 (Paladin Risk Solutions photo)
Crews for CN and VIA Rail worked together with Emergency Management B.C. to evacuate about 200 people from Hope on Nov. 17. (Scott Medlock photo)

Rail companies give thanks to their employees who evacuated people from Hope

CN and VIA Rail worked together to support evacuation efforts in British Columbia

Crews for CN and VIA Rail worked together with Emergency Management B.C. to evacuate about 200 people from Hope on Nov. 17. (Scott Medlock photo)
Letter to the editor.

LETTER: Stranded travellers give thanks to Skawahlook and Hope residents

‘We can’t wait to return and show our support back to you’

Letter to the editor.
An aerial image shows the flooded Sumas Prairie. The Abbotsford Police Department is reminding drone operators to stay out of the affected flood areas. (City of Abbotsford)

UPDATE: Keep drones and aircraft out of flood zones, says Abbotsford Police Department

No aircraft or drones allowed below 1000 ft between Chilliwack and Abbotsford airports

An aerial image shows the flooded Sumas Prairie. The Abbotsford Police Department is reminding drone operators to stay out of the affected flood areas. (City of Abbotsford)
(Hope Standard file photo)

Free showers now available for those stranded in Hope

The Hope Recreation Centre is now open for showers for the people…

(Hope Standard file photo)
Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)

PHOTOS: Ministry of Transportation releases images of damage on highways near Hope

Section of Juliet bridge has detached and fallen into waterway below

Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)
A helicopter lifts off from the Hope Golf Club on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 with evacuees. Helicopters are being used to drop supplies and bring people out of the town, which is cut off from the province due to several landslides on all surrounding roads. (Virginia White photo)

B.C. STORM: 1,000 cots and bedding being flown into Hope for stranded travellers

Community preparing to care for about 1,200 people another night as crews assess highway damages

A helicopter lifts off from the Hope Golf Club on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 with evacuees. Helicopters are being used to drop supplies and bring people out of the town, which is cut off from the province due to several landslides on all surrounding roads. (Virginia White photo)
Kal Atwal, Daj Powar and Jesse Sohal were on their way home from a road trip to Whitehorse when they had to stop unexpectedly in Hope. Now, they are making the best of the situation by carrying on with camping. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Campers make themselves comfortable, wait out Hope landslides under overpass

Friends’ road trip to view Whitehorse northern lights now memorable for Hope landslides

Kal Atwal, Daj Powar and Jesse Sohal were on their way home from a road trip to Whitehorse when they had to stop unexpectedly in Hope. Now, they are making the best of the situation by carrying on with camping. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)
Entering Hope on Flood Hope Road, road signs for Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 3 (Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla). (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

B.C. STORM: Hope remains cut off from province as community cares for evacuees, stranded motorists

About 1,000 people took shelter, accessed services at Hope secondary school

Entering Hope on Flood Hope Road, road signs for Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 3 (Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla). (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Province shuts down Highway 1 at Abbotsford due to rising flood waters

Highway now closed, cutting off Chilliwack from rest of Lower Mainland

The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Residents assess the damage along Johnson Road and Kawkawa Lake Road in Hope on Nov. 15, 2021. (Submitted photo)

B.C. STORM: Residents report sewage flowing into lake in Hope as waters rise

Residents at Kawkawa Lake dealing with heavy debris from Johnson Road Creek

Residents assess the damage along Johnson Road and Kawkawa Lake Road in Hope on Nov. 15, 2021. (Submitted photo)
(Pixabay photo)

Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

(Pixabay photo)
A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)

VIDEO: Section of Coquihalla Highway washes away in storm near Hope

Photo has shown up online illustrating damage to major B.C. highway

A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)
Almost 3,000 BC Hydro customers are without power due to an outage. (BC Hydro power outage map)

B.C. STORM: Hydro crews can’t access Chilliwack River Valley power outage site yet

Power is out for about 2,800 customers in Chilliwack indefinitely

Almost 3,000 BC Hydro customers are without power due to an outage. (BC Hydro power outage map)
An RV became submerged in the swollen Coquihalla River in Hope, as heavy rains caused chaos on the highways around the town. (Facebook)

B.C. STORM: 5,500 Hope hydro customers without power as outage still under assessment

Chaos on highways hampering efforts to restore power to 6,000 customers in Hope area

An RV became submerged in the swollen Coquihalla River in Hope, as heavy rains caused chaos on the highways around the town. (Facebook)
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson file)

Pipeline work will include days of non-stop drilling in Hope neighbourhoods

Trans Mountain land agents to work with homeowners during round-the-clock construction

Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson file)