Hope

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

 

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

 

Tons of these little beasties popped up in Hope and on Highway 1 between Hope and Chilliwack. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)

Pothole patching keeps road crews busy between Hope and Chilliwack

District of Hope and Emil Anderson Maintenance crews have been working 24/7 to get things patched up

 

Highway 3 east between Hope and Manning Park was briefly closed on Jan. 12, 2022 due to high avalanche danger. (DriveBC)

UPDATE: Highway 3 reopened between Hope and Manning Park after reports of high avalanche risk

Closure was announced by Transportation Ministry just after noon Wednesday, rescinded at 1:53 p.m.

Highway 3 east between Hope and Manning Park was briefly closed on Jan. 12, 2022 due to high avalanche danger. (DriveBC)
While Emil Anderson Maintenance crews have been working to keep Highway 1 clear of snow, another ‘atmospheric river’ event has them anticipating an avalanche past Yale. The road has been closed as a precaution. (Emil Anderson Maintenance photo)

Motorists warned to avoid Highway 1 past Yale as avalanche threat looms

Drivers can get from Hope to Yale before being turned around. The road may be closed several days.

While Emil Anderson Maintenance crews have been working to keep Highway 1 clear of snow, another ‘atmospheric river’ event has them anticipating an avalanche past Yale. The road has been closed as a precaution. (Emil Anderson Maintenance photo)
Debris is strewn across the path near the entrance to one of the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)

BC Parks not assessing Othello Tunnels near Hope until conditions improve

The hugely popular park suffered heavy damage during flooding in November

Debris is strewn across the path near the entrance to one of the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)
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TRAFFIC: Hwy. 3 east of Hope resumes single-lane alternating traffic following afternoon closure

Highway 3 is open to single-lane traffic east of Hope following a…

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Fire destroyed a year-round home in Sunshine Valley on the morning of Dec. 28. Fundraising efforts have been swift. (Ryan McNeil/ Facebook)

Sunshine Valley family loses everything to fire just days after Christmas

Small community rallying around family to ensure they have housing, food and clothing

Fire destroyed a year-round home in Sunshine Valley on the morning of Dec. 28. Fundraising efforts have been swift. (Ryan McNeil/ Facebook)
Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)

Hope episode kicks off 7th season of CBC’s Still Standing

New season shot under strict COVID-19 pandemic protocols

Jonny Harris, host of CBC's Still Standing, was in Hope in the summer of 2021 to shoot an episode of the show's seventh season. (Jonny Harris/Facebook)
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No vaccine mandate for Fraser Cascade School District

SD78 opted against the move for schools in Hope, Agassiz, Yale, Boston Bar and Harrison Hot Springs

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Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)

Heavy snowfall expected on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

A snowfall warning has also been issued for the Central and Eastern Fraser Valley

Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)
Hope Mayor Peter Robb (right) has a look at the Grinch and his dog, Max. The statue is the newest for the town, and will reappear every holiday season. It was created by Ryan Villiers, who also carved the Rambo statue that normally stands in the same spot. (Submitted photo)

The Grinch stealing hearts this Christmas as Hope’s newest carved statue

Chainsaw carver Ryan Villiers known for his work and created well-loved Rambo statue

Hope Mayor Peter Robb (right) has a look at the Grinch and his dog, Max. The statue is the newest for the town, and will reappear every holiday season. It was created by Ryan Villiers, who also carved the Rambo statue that normally stands in the same spot. (Submitted photo)
A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m., Nov. 28. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. Jared Thompson photo.

Flood evacuation orders came days late in Fraser Valley Regional District

FVRD had 25 EOC staff covering 14,000 sq km, Abbotsford had nearly 400 staff covering 375 sq km

A photo of Othello Road taken at approximately 3 p.m., Nov. 28. The FVRD would expand their evacuation order 30 minutes later. Jared Thompson photo.
Yellow construction fencing surrounds the Hope Station House. As quickly as initial demolition work began, it was ordered to halt on in March following an agreement between the B.C. Ombudsperson’s Office and the District of Hope. (Adam Louis/ Black Press file)

Historic Hope Station House gets chance at second life after long fight

Council agrees to letter of intent to partner with Tashme Historical Society

Yellow construction fencing surrounds the Hope Station House. As quickly as initial demolition work began, it was ordered to halt on in March following an agreement between the B.C. Ombudsperson’s Office and the District of Hope. (Adam Louis/ Black Press file)
Letter to the editor.

LETTER: Chief acknowledges all who came together at Skawahlook during storms

‘I raise my hands in thanks and respect to all people who assisted us’

  • Dec 10, 2021
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A family in Hope has lost everything after a house fire on Dec. 6, 2021. (GoFundMe photo)
A family in Hope has lost everything after a house fire on Dec. 6, 2021. (GoFundMe photo)

GoFundMe set up for Hope family who lost two pets in house fire

Family lost a cat, a dog and all their belongings in a fire earlier this week

A family in Hope has lost everything after a house fire on Dec. 6, 2021. (GoFundMe photo)
A family in Hope has lost everything after a house fire on Dec. 6, 2021. (GoFundMe photo)
BC Hydro is notifying North Island customers of a scheduled power outage that is set to occur on Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. (BC Hydro logo)

UPDATE: New mudslide near Boston Bar, power outage in Hope Wednesday morning

Two power outages hit just after 6 a.m. in the region

BC Hydro is notifying North Island customers of a scheduled power outage that is set to occur on Oct. 4 at 10:00 p.m. (BC Hydro logo)
Mark Strahl joined the Fraser Valley Angling Guides Association in delivering flood cleanup kits donated by GlobalMedic to those experiencing localized flooding issues in the Fraser Valley. (Mark Strahl/ Facebook)

‘Selfless and heroic actions’ taken by Fraser Valley residents during flood, says MP

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl tells House of Commons about positive stories during flooding

Mark Strahl joined the Fraser Valley Angling Guides Association in delivering flood cleanup kits donated by GlobalMedic to those experiencing localized flooding issues in the Fraser Valley. (Mark Strahl/ Facebook)
Santa hands out drinks during the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraising campaign in Abbotsford. The Hope event has been moved to Dec. 13. (FVHCF photo)

Breakfast sandwich fundraiser draws in $7,700 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation still have one more fundraiser planned for Hope

Santa hands out drinks during the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraising campaign in Abbotsford. The Hope event has been moved to Dec. 13. (FVHCF photo)
Homeowner Keith Lohnes (right) and Macro worker Duane Don were happy to have worked together to save Lohnes home and several others from damaging flood waters at the east end of Kawkawa Lake on Sunday and Monday. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Kawkawa Lake residents get help from pipeline workers staying in Hope

A dozen workers came to the rescue to help as rains continued to fall

Homeowner Keith Lohnes (right) and Macro worker Duane Don were happy to have worked together to save Lohnes home and several others from damaging flood waters at the east end of Kawkawa Lake on Sunday and Monday. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)