Jessica Peters

Jacqueline Pearce and Jean-Pierre Antonio received the BC Historical Federation Best Article Award on Saturday for their story about translating haiku written in the Tashme internment camp.

Article chronicling haiku in Japanese internment camp near Hope wins award

Tashme Haiku Club’s work was preserved and recently translated, authors write

Jacqueline Pearce and Jean-Pierre Antonio received the BC Historical Federation Best Article Award on Saturday for their story about translating haiku written in the Tashme internment camp.
Dee Dee Peters, cousin of missing Hope woman April Parisian, was one of about 30 people who gathered at Five Corners in Chilliwack on Saturday, March 13, 2021 for MMIW Takes Back Canada, a nation-wide endeavour to draw attention to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Four women in one year missing or murdered from Hope to Yale

No charges have been laid in any of the four women’s cases

Dee Dee Peters, cousin of missing Hope woman April Parisian, was one of about 30 people who gathered at Five Corners in Chilliwack on Saturday, March 13, 2021 for MMIW Takes Back Canada, a nation-wide endeavour to draw attention to the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Two men were stabbed in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021 in two separate incidents. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Two stabbings in downtown Chilliwack, one involving elderly man with dementia

Chilliwack RCMP urge the public to be vigilant as they search for unknown assailant

Two men were stabbed in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021 in two separate incidents. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
A ceremony was held in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021, at the Sapper Cenotaph in Garrison, to commemorate D-Day. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack marks 77th anniversary of D-Day

Several Chilliwack residents fought on beaches of Normandy as Second World War came to an end

A ceremony was held in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021, at the Sapper Cenotaph in Garrison, to commemorate D-Day. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. Some are bagged and now collecting condensation and insects inside. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Cemetery’s removal of flowers and mementos ‘could have been handled better,’ says Hope mayor

“I find this to be so disrespectful to the families,” one family member says

Flowers and other adornments left at Hope Cemetery have been moved off to a back storage and maintenance area. Some are bagged and now collecting condensation and insects inside. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is now offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Family of homicide victim Trina Hunt offering $50,000 reward

Hunt was originally missing and later her body was found near Hope

Trina Hunt’s remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is now offering a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to a charges. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Hope area residents placed handmade crosses and orange shirts along Water Avenue in Hope on May 31, 2021, in honour of the Indigenous children who died at residential schools. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

SLIDESHOW: Fraser Valley communities mourn 215 lives lost at residential school

Tiny shoes, flowers, candles and crosses left at churches and courthouses in remembrance

Hope area residents placed handmade crosses and orange shirts along Water Avenue in Hope on May 31, 2021, in honour of the Indigenous children who died at residential schools. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The District of Kent has lowered its flags in honour of the 215 children found buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Adam Louis/ Agassiz Harrison Observer)

Schools across Fraser Cascade to honour children found at Kamloops residential school

School district is ‘committed to the principles of truth and reconciliation’: Superintendent

The District of Kent has lowered its flags in honour of the 215 children found buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Adam Louis/ Agassiz Harrison Observer)
Shoes lined the front of St. Mary’s Catholic Church on May 30, 2021 in Chilliwack, as a tribute to the 215 children found buried at a residential school in Kamloops. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vigil grows at Chilliwack church as community grieves children buried at residential school

Display of children’s shoes grows throughout the day as mourners pay tribute at Catholic church

Shoes lined the front of St. Mary’s Catholic Church on May 30, 2021 in Chilliwack, as a tribute to the 215 children found buried at a residential school in Kamloops. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
Pete Ryan carving in front of Hope District Hall, District of Hope. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)

Hope council pens letter of support for supportive housing plan

Housing would be made available for adults with cognitive disabilities

Pete Ryan carving in front of Hope District Hall, District of Hope. (Barry Stewart/Hope Standard)
About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Hope mayor says district still open to hearing proposals as heritage repeal process continues

Hope Station House still facing demolition, as council works on longstanding ‘situation’

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)
Witnesses said there was a heavy police presence five kilometres south of Spuzzum on Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon on Wednesday (May 26, 2021). (Facebook)

UPDATE: RCMP confirm body found near Yale, investigation continues

Friends of missing Spuzzum woman say the body found is not April Parisian

Witnesses said there was a heavy police presence five kilometres south of Spuzzum on Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon on Wednesday (May 26, 2021). (Facebook)
About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)

Hope council to vote on heritage designation of old train station building

Hope Station House still facing demolition, as council set to make important decision

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House on March 23, 2021. (Photo/Christian Ward)
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Rod Peters receives accolades from Board of Education at retirement

Peters was the district’s Indigenous Education Coordinator

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Balan Moorthy, Superintendent of Schools (right) presented Rod Peters with a carved eagle feather inlaid with abalone. (Submitted)

Rod Peters receives accolades from Board of Education at retirement

Peters was the district’s Indigenous Education Coordinator

Balan Moorthy, Superintendent of Schools (right) presented Rod Peters with a carved eagle feather inlaid with abalone. (Submitted)
Fraser-Cascade School District and the Board of Education are working through the passing of their 2021/2022 annual budget. (Hope Standard file photo)

Upgrades worth $1.2 million coming for Fraser Cascade schools

Projects a part of next year’s budget, currently in the process of being adopted

Fraser-Cascade School District and the Board of Education are working through the passing of their 2021/2022 annual budget. (Hope Standard file photo)
B.C. Wildfire Services shows a fire on Chehalis Forest Service Road as of Sunday, May 16, 2021. (BC Fire Services)
B.C. Wildfire Services shows a fire on Chehalis Forest Service Road as of Sunday, May 16, 2021. (BC Fire Services)
Ryan Villiers is in town carving with his chainsaw and helping to promote this year’s Chainsaw Carving Championship, which is moving ahead. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope’s biannual chainsaw carving competition moving ahead

With a controllable outdoor venue, popular event is in planning stages

Ryan Villiers is in town carving with his chainsaw and helping to promote this year’s Chainsaw Carving Championship, which is moving ahead. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The Seattle Cossacks are a popular portion of the Hope Brigade Days parade. Some form of a community parade may still take place, say organizers. (Standard file photo)

Hope’s Brigade Days once again hit by pandemic concerns

Main event cancelled, but there is a glimmer of hope some events could happen

The Seattle Cossacks are a popular portion of the Hope Brigade Days parade. Some form of a community parade may still take place, say organizers. (Standard file photo)
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Looking back on a rural nursing career in Hope

After a career spent working at Fraser Canyon Hospital, Jo-Dee Chisholm retires

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