Jessica Peters

Three authors with an interest in Japanese Canadian history and heritage will be taking part in a meet and greet event at Tashme Museum in Sunshine Valley on Aug. 20.

Trio of authors interested in Japanese internment history visiting Tashme Museum near Hope

Meet and greet event planned at historic site with three diverse authors

Three authors with an interest in Japanese Canadian history and heritage will be taking part in a meet and greet event at Tashme Museum in Sunshine Valley on Aug. 20.
Rails, Jails, & Trolleys documents the Indian farmer’s protest and was produced at the South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford.

UFV hosting screening of documentary on Indian farmers’ protest

Documentary filmmaker Henna Mann has also created a film about Abbotsford’s historic Gur Sikh Temple

Rails, Jails, & Trolleys documents the Indian farmer’s protest and was produced at the South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford.
Friends Elaina Wugalter (left) and Gayle Irving share a laugh at the Sardis Neighbourhood Farm Market at Carman United Church (in Chilliwack) on July 23. They are collecting signatures to bring a renal dialysis unit to Chilliwack for patients east of Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Kidney patients east of Abbotsford lobby for renal centre of their own

Patients in Chilliwack, Hope and beyond spending hours on highways several times a week

Friends Elaina Wugalter (left) and Gayle Irving share a laugh at the Sardis Neighbourhood Farm Market at Carman United Church (in Chilliwack) on July 23. They are collecting signatures to bring a renal dialysis unit to Chilliwack for patients east of Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
The Foundry is hoping to get youth in their Early Psychosis Intervention program doing some fun activities over the rest of the summer, including kayaking. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)

Foundry needs $800 to help make summer memories for Fraser Valley youth

Early psychosis intervention program needs funds for waterslides, kayak and to plan summer BBQ

The Foundry is hoping to get youth in their Early Psychosis Intervention program doing some fun activities over the rest of the summer, including kayaking. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)
Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)

B.C. Green MLA calls for protection of Hope’s Coquihalla River salmon population

Trans Mountain says they are following all regulations and has ‘taken great care’ at river site

Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)
Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)

Group claims Trans Mountain pipeline construction killing salmon near Hope

Trans Mountain project at Coquihalla River has permission to divert stream to replace, twin pipeline

Protect the Planet sent out images, videos and a press release documenting a reported early spawning season in the Coquihalla River in Hope. They want the government to intervene and stop the construction process of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Submitted photo)
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
The latest activity in Hope on the Trans Mountain Pipeline is along Old Hope Princeton Way at the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Pipeline construction in Hope will divert Coquihalla River this month

Trans Mountain says they will restore Coquilhalla River after replacing and adding pipeline section

The latest activity in Hope on the Trans Mountain Pipeline is along Old Hope Princeton Way at the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
A CF-18, manned by Maple Ridge pilot, Cpt. Jesse Haggart-Smith, arrived in Abbotsford on Aug. 3 for the Abbotsford Airshow, which runs Friday through Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

USAF Thunderbirds roar into Abbotsford for annual airshow

Popular American flight team will perform Saturday and Sunday

A CF-18, manned by Maple Ridge pilot, Cpt. Jesse Haggart-Smith, arrived in Abbotsford on Aug. 3 for the Abbotsford Airshow, which runs Friday through Sunday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Spuzzum First Nation annual First Fish ceremony features family fun, great food and an appreciation of the abundance of nature in a spirit of Indigenous reconciliation. (Submitted)

First Fish ceremony honours abundance of salmon for Spuzzum First Nation

Public invited to attend annual traditional event on Aug. 6 at Alexandra Bridge

The Spuzzum First Nation annual First Fish ceremony features family fun, great food and an appreciation of the abundance of nature in a spirit of Indigenous reconciliation. (Submitted)
An Abbotsford police officer got an assist from a resident when he ran out of gas in a residential neighbourhood recently. (Facebook/Tara Lee MacLeod)

One good turn: Good Samaritan voluntarily fills Abbotsford police officer’s gas tank

Woman offers up gas to stranded officer even as prices at the pump stay high

An Abbotsford police officer got an assist from a resident when he ran out of gas in a residential neighbourhood recently. (Facebook/Tara Lee MacLeod)

PETERS: Summer is the season to embrace the silly, fun things in life

I’m at that magical age, or stage, where nothing seems too silly…

IHIT is investigating the death of a woman in Abbotsford on July 28. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News file)

UPDATE: IHIT identifies victim of Abbotsford homicide as mom of two, Kamaljit Sandhu

Inderjit Sandhu, 48, to remain in custody under his next court appearance

IHIT is investigating the death of a woman in Abbotsford on July 28. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News file)
IHIT is investigating the death of a woman in Abbotsford on July 28. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Woman killed in assault in Abbotsford; IHIT investigating

Abbotsford Police have suspect in custody after responding to assault in progress

IHIT is investigating the death of a woman in Abbotsford on July 28. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
High heat is on the way, and there are ways to keep cool and safe, says Fraser Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

VIDEO: Know how to keep cool, help others, in the coming heat wave, says Fraser Health

With temperatures about to soar in the Vancouver and Fraser Valley area, there are ways to keep cool

High heat is on the way, and there are ways to keep cool and safe, says Fraser Health. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
A BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES)

New Fraser Health study looks at links between ER opioid prescriptions and overdoses

Counselling could help patients who are injured and at risk of overdose from opioids

A BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES)
A petroglyph in a region south of Lytton, B.C., and an image of the area from above. (Black Press compilation)

Band in B.C.’s Fraser Canyon proposes to protect, manage 350 sq. km swath of land

Indigenous petroglyphs, old growth forest, cultural significance at further risk: Kanaka Bar Band

A petroglyph in a region south of Lytton, B.C., and an image of the area from above. (Black Press compilation)
Two lovebirds were rescued separately in Hope over the weekend, and are likely a bonded pair. The two rescuers are each hoping to hear from the rightful owners of the birds.

UPDATE: Pair of lovebirds, lost and separated in Hope, both safe after two rescues

1 flew into restaurant and 1 was saved in a grocery store parking lot; but they remain apart

Two lovebirds were rescued separately in Hope over the weekend, and are likely a bonded pair. The two rescuers are each hoping to hear from the rightful owners of the birds.
Tamsin Lyle from Ebbwater Consulting speaks to media following the flood recovery forum in Abbotsford July 14. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

Flood recovery forum in Abbotsford focused on ‘breaking down silos’

Governments, private sector representatives met in unprecedented way to discuss rebuilding region

Tamsin Lyle from Ebbwater Consulting speaks to media following the flood recovery forum in Abbotsford July 14. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Non-medicinal cannabis stores carry a wide range of cannabis products, from pre-rolled joints to oils. (seedandstone.com)

Hope council supports first non-medical cannabis shop

Seed & Stone owners ready to move ahead with creating storefront

Non-medicinal cannabis stores carry a wide range of cannabis products, from pre-rolled joints to oils. (seedandstone.com)