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The sentencing hearing for former Hope resident Jason Thomas Graff on Jan. 28, 2021 was delayed as the lawyers for both sides submitted a joint submission below the mandatory minimum in the criminal code. (File photo)

Mandatory minimum sentences under the microscope in Hope man’s child luring case

Business owner pleaded guilty to paying a 15-year-old girl to send him nude photos

The sentencing hearing for former Hope resident Jason Thomas Graff on Jan. 28, 2021 was delayed as the lawyers for both sides submitted a joint submission below the mandatory minimum in the criminal code. (File photo)
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Fraser Valley man killed in single-vehicle crash west of Hope

RCMP, B.C. Coroner’s Service investigating

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Garry Blanchard of Hope won $77,000 correctly guessing the outcomes of all 13 games of NFL week 17. (Photo/BCLC)

Hope resident rakes in $77,000 in NFL Week 17 bet

Garry Blanchard won the record-breaking prize correctly guessing every outcome that week

Garry Blanchard of Hope won $77,000 correctly guessing the outcomes of all 13 games of NFL week 17. (Photo/BCLC)
Seabird Island Community and Coquihalla Elementary schools have had recent COVID-19 exposures. (File image)

COVID-19 exposures at Seabird Island Community, Coquihalla Elementary schools

There have been three new cases in the past week

Seabird Island Community and Coquihalla Elementary schools have had recent COVID-19 exposures. (File image)
Courtesy/Seabird Island Band

Seabird Island immersion camps gets government support

Immersion camps designed to explore life’s journey, bring healing

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A VPD handout photo of Jordan Naterer.

Interior, Fraser Valley search crews comb Manning Park for missing 25-year-old

Jordan Naterer was last seen in Vancouver Oct. 10, his car was found at the Frosty Mountain trailhead

A VPD handout photo of Jordan Naterer.
The golden larches at Manning Park’s Frosty Mountain trail are seeing an ‘extreme level of visitors’ on weekends. (BC Parks/Facebook photo)

‘Extreme level of visitors’ to Manning Park’s golden larches prompts travel advisory

Hikers going off trail or camping in larches could cause ‘irreparable damage’ to fragile environment

The golden larches at Manning Park’s Frosty Mountain trail are seeing an ‘extreme level of visitors’ on weekends. (BC Parks/Facebook photo)
Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart loves face to face interaction like she got Friday night in Hope, but most of her campaigning so far has been in the digital realm. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser-Nicola candidate Jackie Tegart laments loss of face to face campaigning

The twice-elected BC Liberal candidate is forced to campaign differently due to COVID-19

Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal candidate Jackie Tegart loves face to face interaction like she got Friday night in Hope, but most of her campaigning so far has been in the digital realm. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Police asked for help locating a 17-year-old from Hope on Monday, she has been located police confirmed Thursday. (Phil McLachlan photo)

Missing 17-year-old Hope woman located: RCMP

Police confirm the young woman has been located after she was last seen Monday outside Agassiz

Police asked for help locating a 17-year-old from Hope on Monday, she has been located police confirmed Thursday. (Phil McLachlan photo)
A scene from Season 9 of the hit Discovery channel reality show Highway Thru Hell. (Highway Thru Hell photo)

New season of Highway Thru Hell kicks off with snowstorm on Coquihalla

Show filmed on Hope area highways is top favourite among Discovery channel viewers

A scene from Season 9 of the hit Discovery channel reality show Highway Thru Hell. (Highway Thru Hell photo)
Crews are working to clean up a CN Rail derailment near Hope involving 20 rail cars carrying potash. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

VIDEO: 20 cars derail off track in CN Rail wreck in Hope

Incident occurred on track beside Highway 1, CN Rail said no injuries or fires

Crews are working to clean up a CN Rail derailment near Hope involving 20 rail cars carrying potash. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Sylvester Stallone gives shout-out to new Rambo chainsaw carving in Hope, B.C.

Sylvester Stallone, the star behind John J. Rambo, “very proud” of newly installed red cedar work

Carver Ryan Villiers puts finishing touches on the lifelike chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo (played by Sylvester Stallone) before it was installed at Hope’s Memorial Park Aug. 14, 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
2016 kidnapping, extortion by Hells Angels member related to Hope cannabis grow ops

2016 kidnapping, extortion by Hells Angels member related to Hope cannabis grow ops

Various Hope area grow ops connected to distribution network in Edmonton, court documents detail

2016 kidnapping, extortion by Hells Angels member related to Hope cannabis grow ops
Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:39 a.m., July 30.

Update: Highway 1 clear after early morning crash near Hope

Crash at Exit 168 had right lane still closed on westbound side of the highway

Google Maps screenshot taken at 7:39 a.m., July 30.
Three charged in storage locker break-ins in Surrey, Langley Hope: RCMP (Photos: Surrey RCMP)

Three charged in storage locker break-ins in the Lower Mainland: RCMP

Police say the estimated value of stolen items ‘in excess of $200,000’

Three charged in storage locker break-ins in Surrey, Langley Hope: RCMP (Photos: Surrey RCMP)
A man died during a BASE jump from a ridge line between Hope Mountain and Wells Peak, Hope SAR confirmed. Google Maps image

Man dies during BASE jump from Hope Mountain

Authorities are not releasing the man’s name, an experienced BASE jumper who passed away July 15

A man died during a BASE jump from a ridge line between Hope Mountain and Wells Peak, Hope SAR confirmed. Google Maps image
Carli Spielman runs Wild Rabbit Flowers, an event floral studio specializing in weddings, from her home studio and garden in Hope. Grief and shock were how she described the first few weeks of the pandemic and its effect on the wedding industry. Submitted/Wild Rabbit Flowers photo

‘Love is not cancelled’: B.C. wedding businesses prep for meagre summer season

Small, intimate ceremonies dominate this summer, with industry looking at a monster year in 2021

Carli Spielman runs Wild Rabbit Flowers, an event floral studio specializing in weddings, from her home studio and garden in Hope. Grief and shock were how she described the first few weeks of the pandemic and its effect on the wedding industry. Submitted/Wild Rabbit Flowers photo
Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler rescued these two ducklings while traveling between Hope and Agassiz. They were returned to the nearest body of water, likely adopted by another mother duck. (Contributed Photo/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)

Ducklings back in quack-tion after roadside rescue

Two ducklings returned to water near Seabird Island

Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler rescued these two ducklings while traveling between Hope and Agassiz. They were returned to the nearest body of water, likely adopted by another mother duck. (Contributed Photo/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)
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Fraser Valley Health Foundation annouces fifth annual golf tourney

Proceeds will benefit medical facilites across the Valley

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A flood evacuation alert is in effect for portions of the FVRD, including Area C, shown mapped out here. (Graphic/Paul Henderson)

FVRD flooding evacuation alerts in effect

Unprotected areas affected include parts of Morris Valley Road and Lougheed Highway

A flood evacuation alert is in effect for portions of the FVRD, including Area C, shown mapped out here. (Graphic/Paul Henderson)