Jessica Peters

Abby Senior (in red) played against Oak Bay on Wednesday morning during the first game of the provincials at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. The games continue through Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Provincial rugby tournament kicks off at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford

One of the largest rugby events in Canada is underway in Abbotsford.…

Abby Senior (in red) played against Oak Bay on Wednesday morning during the first game of the provincials at Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. The games continue through Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
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. And this reporter walked in fully clothed. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

COLUMN: As deadly heat wave anniversary nears, are we any more prepared?

Now is the time for municipalities to inform its residents what to do and where to go in heat waves

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. And this reporter walked in fully clothed. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
The Sumas First Nation’s first ever With a Good Heart Powwow, Wac’ipi C’ante Was’te Yuhapi, kicked off on Friday, May 27 and continues on May 28. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

SLIDESHOW: Abbotsford’s first powwow event hosted on Sumas First Nation land

Drumming, singing, dancing, food and fun as people converge at Sumas First Nation

The Sumas First Nation’s first ever With a Good Heart Powwow, Wac’ipi C’ante Was’te Yuhapi, kicked off on Friday, May 27 and continues on May 28. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Sunshine Edwards of Kamloops gets some last-minute help from Louie Quilt before the intertribal dancing begins Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society’s 46th Annual Memorial Pow Wow. Lindsay Chung photo

New traditional powwow coming to Abbotsford at Sumas First Nation

Event offers bannock, food trucks, a kids’ booth, team dancing, the potato dance, jigging and giveaways

Sunshine Edwards of Kamloops gets some last-minute help from Louie Quilt before the intertribal dancing begins Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society’s 46th Annual Memorial Pow Wow. Lindsay Chung photo
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Province extends deadline for flood-recovery help for farmers

Farmers now have two extra months to start submitting costs for cleanup and repairs

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Helen Krupskaya as featured in a promotional video for a concert series called 1000 Rides Out, presented by ADRA Canada. (ADRA video still)

Ukrainian soprano to sing at Abbotsford fundraising concert for refugee support

Seventh-Day Adventist event will match donations, feature welcome of Ukrainian refugee family

Helen Krupskaya as featured in a promotional video for a concert series called 1000 Rides Out, presented by ADRA Canada. (ADRA video still)
The Fraser River is low right now, but will soon rise with the spring freshet. And with that rise comes the annual preparations for flooding. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Now is the time to prepare for potential Fraser River flooding, says FVRD

Spring freshet still hasn’t arrived and snow pack is higher than normal throughout headwaters

The Fraser River is low right now, but will soon rise with the spring freshet. And with that rise comes the annual preparations for flooding. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Flood-affected Abbotsford residents asked to pen heartfelt letters about their struggles

Many Sumas Prairie area residents are still not back home six months after devastating flooding

Highway 1 is pictured during a fly over the flood damage in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 23, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Massive cinder blocks were knocked out of place by flooding at the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)

Parks around Hope and Lytton still closed after year filled with fire, heat and landslides

Most provincial parks open in time for May long weekend, despite winter storm damage

Massive cinder blocks were knocked out of place by flooding at the Othello Tunnels. (Adventures R Us YouTube screenshot)
A western tanager photographed at Manning Park in 2016. (Adrienne Buck/Hope Mountain Centre)

Manning Park Bird Blitz planned for mid June

Event helps track the changing biodiversity of the park

A western tanager photographed at Manning Park in 2016. (Adrienne Buck/Hope Mountain Centre)
Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Students in Abbotsford make a big difference with small items for refugees

Sandy Hill elementary’s Grade 5 students created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians

Grade 5 students at Sandy Hill elementary have created 500 personal hygiene kits for new Canadians resettling in Abbotsford. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)

Indigenous-focused concert in Boston Bar designed to lift spirits after Lytton fire

We Are Still Here being held this Sunday at Tuckkwiohum Village and available online

Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)
UFV president Joanne MacLean smiles at a funding announcement for nearly 400 new student dorms at the school’s Abbotsford campus. Also shown are Bruce Banman, MLA for Abbotsford South (left), Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun (second left) and UFV’s Craig Toews. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

New $70-million student housing project to add almost 400 beds to UFV in Abbotsford

Largest funding announcement in UFV history will triple the number of student beds on campus

UFV president Joanne MacLean smiles at a funding announcement for nearly 400 new student dorms at the school’s Abbotsford campus. Also shown are Bruce Banman, MLA for Abbotsford South (left), Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun (second left) and UFV’s Craig Toews. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A member of the public boards the medium-duty bus where BC Transit presented the details about the new Hope to Agassiz bus service.

Mission, Agassiz and Hope all to see improved transit options down the road

Current priority for transit operator is to improve service and rebuild ridership

A member of the public boards the medium-duty bus where BC Transit presented the details about the new Hope to Agassiz bus service.
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News.

COLUMN: Nurses provide more to us than medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News.
UFV researchers are starting a new study on hiking and health. (Pixabay image)

New UFV hiking study will track participants on treadmill, Cultus hikes

Information garnered could help inform doctors who prescribe ‘nature’ to patients

UFV researchers are starting a new study on hiking and health. (Pixabay image)
A man wielding an axe at a Mission elementary school was quickly apprehended by RCMP May 6. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Axe-wielding man spotted at Mission elementary school quickly nabbed by RCMP

Incident took place just before the bell as parents arrived to pick up children

A man wielding an axe at a Mission elementary school was quickly apprehended by RCMP May 6. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
A new scar on Hope Mountain after a rock fall on Friday morning (May 6, 2022) is visible from many places around town. (Facebook/Miranda Northrup Cowan)

New rock slide on Hope Mountain being assessed by district and province

Residents report hearing rock fall up the mountain on Friday morning

A new scar on Hope Mountain after a rock fall on Friday morning (May 6, 2022) is visible from many places around town. (Facebook/Miranda Northrup Cowan)
Emergency BC is busy loading sea cans to be delivered to hospitals around B.C. (EMBC photo)

Supplies being shipped to Hope now for potential future disasters

Hope being severed from province was most significant emergency ever in Lower Mainland

Emergency BC is busy loading sea cans to be delivered to hospitals around B.C. (EMBC photo)
A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)

UFV Wildlife Protection Club looking for art to auction off at fundraiser

Funds raised through art sale will benefit the Fraser Valley Conservancy

A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)
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