Jessica Peters

Hospital Transfer crews move patients around while sorting out constantly changing logistics during wildfire season. (Submitted)

Abbotsford-based hospital transfer company battles ever-changing wildfire situation

Weather, fires, road closures and more didn’t deter crew from safely transporting patients

Hospital Transfer crews move patients around while sorting out constantly changing logistics during wildfire season. (Submitted)
Members of the Gutierrez family sang prayers throughout the ceremony on Aug. 16 at Telte Yet Campsite. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

First Nation campground in Hope partners with pipeline project to improve site

Campsite improvements will include 40 sites, and rental while pipeline project continues

Members of the Gutierrez family sang prayers throughout the ceremony on Aug. 16 at Telte Yet Campsite. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Maps show the regional growth boundaries (red), ALR land (green) and exclusion zones (orange) for Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kent, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope. (FVRD image)

Time for public input on Fraser Valley Regional District growth

Public consultation process now open for feedback, until Sept. 30

Maps show the regional growth boundaries (red), ALR land (green) and exclusion zones (orange) for Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kent, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope. (FVRD image)
A fire in the trees at Peardonville near Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Aug. 18, 2021. (Rylan MacDonell/ Facebook)

Fire being fought along Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Traffic backing up east and westbound as fire crews put out the blaze

A fire in the trees at Peardonville near Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Aug. 18, 2021. (Rylan MacDonell/ Facebook)
A BC Hydro map shows one of three power outages affecting Hope and the surrounding area Wednesday morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Widespread power outage in Hope stretched from Ruby Creek to Manning Park

BC Hydro said the three linked power outages affected more than 5,000 customers

A BC Hydro map shows one of three power outages affecting Hope and the surrounding area Wednesday morning. (BC Hydro)
B.C. Wildfire Service dropped fire retardant on a wildland fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Hope Fire Department/ Submitted)

Trans Mountain workers jump in to help battle wildland fire in Laidlaw

Fire burned through an estimated 3 hectares according to B.C. Wildfire Service

B.C. Wildfire Service dropped fire retardant on a wildland fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Hope Fire Department/ Submitted)
Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo

Abbotsford and Mission get funding to help with homelessness during extreme weather

Projects will support those experiencing homelessness with shelter and more

Homeless man lying on the bench. File photo
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

Council removes heritage status of Hope Station House

Historic building could now be demolished, instead of being saved for future use in another location

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
Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services reports that the Ranchero-Deep Creek Fire Department and the BC Wildfire Service took quick action to subdue the Violet Creek fire north of Grindrod near the Larch Hills Forest Service Road, which started during the evening of Aug. 9. (CSRD Fire Services)

First Nation firefighters encouraged to join effort to extinguish B.C. blazes

First Nations’ emergency service group puts out call for more wildland firefighters

Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services reports that the Ranchero-Deep Creek Fire Department and the BC Wildfire Service took quick action to subdue the Violet Creek fire north of Grindrod near the Larch Hills Forest Service Road, which started during the evening of Aug. 9. (CSRD Fire Services)
Traffic alert

Hay bales on Highway 1 causing hazard between Chilliwack and Abbotsford

About half a dozen bales in the eastbound lanes near No. 3 Road exit

Traffic alert
Hope Motorsports Group was able to hold a small event last year, despite COVID-19 concerns, but Brigade Days was cancelled. This year, the Brigade Days committee and Hope Motorsports are working together to bring a post-COVID-19 event to Hope. (Hope Motorsports Group photo)

Hope’s Brigade Days back on the table for this September

Committee announced Tuesday that the popular community event would go ahead

Hope Motorsports Group was able to hold a small event last year, despite COVID-19 concerns, but Brigade Days was cancelled. This year, the Brigade Days committee and Hope Motorsports are working together to bring a post-COVID-19 event to Hope. (Hope Motorsports Group photo)
Boston Bar sign entrance to community. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)

UPDATE: COVID cases in Boston Bar leads to community program closures

Mobile testing clinic set up at Anderson Creek Clinic for those with symptoms or potential contact

Boston Bar sign entrance to community. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard file)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Hope-raised artist Jessicka has released a video that embraces fairytales, with a clubbing vibe. (Light Organ Record image)

Mirrorball Midnight release is the newest single by Hope-raised artist

Jessicka dove into music 12 years ago and hasn’t stopped creating

Hope-raised artist Jessicka has released a video that embraces fairytales, with a clubbing vibe. (Light Organ Record image)
On one of the hottest days of the summer, June 28, families gathered at Lake of the Woods along Highway 1 for some respite from the heat. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Fraser Health and Hope District to come up with solid plan for extreme weather shelters

Mayor of Hope says they will be clearing up confusion over protocol for cooling centres

On one of the hottest days of the summer, June 28, families gathered at Lake of the Woods along Highway 1 for some respite from the heat. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
Hope Search and Rescue were called to a collapse at the Hope Lookout on Aug. 3. (Hope Search and Rescue photo)

Hiker rescued after collapsing on popular trail in Hope

Search and rescue team remind everyone to be aware of heat illness symptoms

Hope Search and Rescue were called to a collapse at the Hope Lookout on Aug. 3. (Hope Search and Rescue photo)
Crystal clear, turquoise waters in the Coquihalla near Othello Tunnels are a welcoming but dangerous spot. Hope Search and Rescue responded to two calls there over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Hope Search and Rescue Swift Water Team photo)

Long weekend rescues on Coquihalla River prompt warning from Hope Search and Rescue

One person was close to drowning, and was sent to hospital via air ambulance

Crystal clear, turquoise waters in the Coquihalla near Othello Tunnels are a welcoming but dangerous spot. Hope Search and Rescue responded to two calls there over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Hope Search and Rescue Swift Water Team photo)
On one of the hottest days of the summer, June 28, families gathered at Lake of the Woods along Highway 1 for some respite from the heat. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

UPDATE: Hope to open cooling centre amid heat wave

Fraser Health says it’s the responsibility of municipalities to set up cooling stations if needed

On one of the hottest days of the summer, June 28, families gathered at Lake of the Woods along Highway 1 for some respite from the heat. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Fraser Health moves to new ‘vaccine hub model’ for COVID-19 shots

Some community clinics closing as health authority sees improvements in vaccination rates

Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
(UFV submitted image)

UFV research project teaches personal trainers about air pollution risks

Kinesiology research aims to increase education among practitioners

(UFV submitted image)