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Surprising number of candidates step up for trustee byelection, says deputy chief election officer

Surprising number of candidates step up for trustee byelection, says deputy chief election officer

Unexpected passing left board vacancy for Area 3 of Fraser-Cascade School District

Surprising number of candidates step up for trustee byelection, says deputy chief election officer
Area 3 of the Fraser-Cascade School District (SD 78) is about to return to polling stations to vote for a new trustee to represent them. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Question Answers with Fraser-Cascade 2019 byelection candidates

Seven candidates have stepped forward for this year’s sudden byelection—learn about them here

Area 3 of the Fraser-Cascade School District (SD 78) is about to return to polling stations to vote for a new trustee to represent them. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Although it’s one of only two volunteer fire halls in the province that receive zero government funds, the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department (SVVFD)is more than 20-years-old, and may be the only hall in British Columbia with such an active juniors program for youth. (L-R) SVVFD members Fred Risbey and Chris Farsky stand with junior members, Landon Jackson and Troy Adams. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Sunshine Valley teens burning with promise

Possibly the youngest in B.C., Sunshine Valley trains 15- and 16-year-old firefighters

Although it’s one of only two volunteer fire halls in the province that receive zero government funds, the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department (SVVFD)is more than 20-years-old, and may be the only hall in British Columbia with such an active juniors program for youth. (L-R) SVVFD members Fred Risbey and Chris Farsky stand with junior members, Landon Jackson and Troy Adams. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
School District 78 is hosting a by-election in Area 3 to choose a new trustee after the passing of long-time board member, Tom Hendrickson. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
School District 78 is hosting a by-election in Area 3 to choose a new trustee after the passing of long-time board member, Tom Hendrickson. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
After their mother was hit and killed by a vehicle, a group of locals came together to save these two orphaned black bear cubs. Unfortunately, the cub on the right passed away shortly after being rescued. Photo by Lydia Koot

Locals team up and rescue twin bear cubs orphaned by hit and run on Highway 1 near Hope

Rescue involved a passerby, Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee members, and conservation officers

After their mother was hit and killed by a vehicle, a group of locals came together to save these two orphaned black bear cubs. Unfortunately, the cub on the right passed away shortly after being rescued. Photo by Lydia Koot
From paintings to baskets, and jewellery to stationary, the Support Living Artists show will feature work done in a variety of media, and runs June 28 - July 1.                                Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

10th annual Support Living Artists art show coming to Hope

Organized by local group, Artists at Work, show features artists from Hope, Agassiz, Harrison

From paintings to baskets, and jewellery to stationary, the Support Living Artists show will feature work done in a variety of media, and runs June 28 - July 1.                                Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Pat Kelley sits on his front porch and works on one of his walking sticks. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Known as the ‘Stick Man,’ local uses hobby to put smiles on faces of trail-goers

Pat Kelley hides one-of-a-kind walking sticks along local trails as happy surprises for hikers

Pat Kelley sits on his front porch and works on one of his walking sticks. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Women planning on birthing at Chilliwack General Hospital this summer may have further to travel than originally thought: CGH is planning on diverting its patients to Abbotsford for the coming months. Photo by Trevor Gawdin

Chilliwack’s maternity closure a ‘health hazard,’ says letter sent to BC Nurses Union

Letter states CGH is creating an unsafe medical and professional environment

Women planning on birthing at Chilliwack General Hospital this summer may have further to travel than originally thought: CGH is planning on diverting its patients to Abbotsford for the coming months. Photo by Trevor Gawdin
A Hope woman is recovering from ‘serious injuries’ in hospital after being struck by a train near Fort St. and 6th Ave. on Saturday, June 8. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard

Hope resident survives being hit by train

Local woman in hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after being struck by train on Saturday

A Hope woman is recovering from ‘serious injuries’ in hospital after being struck by a train near Fort St. and 6th Ave. on Saturday, June 8. Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard
Women planning on birthing at Chilliwack General Hospital this summer may have further to travel than originally thought: CGH is planning on diverting its patients to Abbotsford for the coming months. Photo by Trevor Gawdin

Update: Chilliwack General Hospital diverting moms-to-be to Abbotsford starting June 24

Pregnant women to be diverted from Chilliwack’s hospital due to lack of doctors

Women planning on birthing at Chilliwack General Hospital this summer may have further to travel than originally thought: CGH is planning on diverting its patients to Abbotsford for the coming months. Photo by Trevor Gawdin
As nature blossoms around Hope, it’s time to spring into being bear aware

As nature blossoms around Hope, it’s time to spring into being bear aware

Founder of Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee says now is the time to be vigilant

As nature blossoms around Hope, it’s time to spring into being bear aware
Extraordinary Senior Award will be accepting nominations online across B.C. until July 15: nominees must be over the age of 65 and a resident of British Columbia. To submit a nomination application, please visit www.extraordinarysenior.com. File photo

B.C. golden-agers wanted for extraordinary senior award

The second annual Extraordinary Senior Award seeking nominations

Extraordinary Senior Award will be accepting nominations online across B.C. until July 15: nominees must be over the age of 65 and a resident of British Columbia. To submit a nomination application, please visit www.extraordinarysenior.com. File photo
Highway Thru Hell, which is filmed locally along the Coquihalla Highway, was recently nominated for two Leo Awards. The show is going into its eighth season. Photo by Sean F. White/Great Pacific Media

Locally filmed Highway Thru Hell receives double nominations at Leo Awards

Nominated for Best Musical Score and Best Picture Editing for a documentary series

Highway Thru Hell, which is filmed locally along the Coquihalla Highway, was recently nominated for two Leo Awards. The show is going into its eighth season. Photo by Sean F. White/Great Pacific Media
Magdalena Stoltman is participating in the first Canadian Trailblazer to give back for what the Make-a-Wish Foundation was able to do for her son, Ryker.  Submitted

Make-A-Wish Canada’s first Trailblazing fundraiser to happen at Manning Park

Event challenges participants to hike 40 km in a single day

Magdalena Stoltman is participating in the first Canadian Trailblazer to give back for what the Make-a-Wish Foundation was able to do for her son, Ryker.  Submitted
BC Transit is teaming up with more than 70 communities across the province to provide this year’s grads with two days of free transit in June through its GradPASS program. Photo, BC Transit

With their journey only just beginning, BC Transit wants to keep Hope’s grads safe

GradPASS will provide two days of free, safe rides during June to grads in more than 70 communities

BC Transit is teaming up with more than 70 communities across the province to provide this year’s grads with two days of free transit in June through its GradPASS program. Photo, BC Transit
The Green Party of Canada Electorial District Association of Chilliwack/Hope has nominated Art Green as the local 2019 candidate for the upcoming federal election.                                 Facebook

Green Party nominates Art Green as the Chilliwack/Hope candidate for upcoming federal election

Green has been politically active in the riding for the Party since 2014

The Green Party of Canada Electorial District Association of Chilliwack/Hope has nominated Art Green as the local 2019 candidate for the upcoming federal election.                                 Facebook
Shari Ulrich is a B.C. based JUNO Award-winning artist who’s been delighting audiences with her eclectic sound for decades. On May 29, she’ll be launching her solo tour of her latest album, Back to Shore, in her first musical performance in Hope on May 29. Submitted

JUNO Award-winning musician performs in Hope for the first time during expansive career

Veteran singer, songwriter, Shari Ulrich, is performing at Blue Moose

Shari Ulrich is a B.C. based JUNO Award-winning artist who’s been delighting audiences with her eclectic sound for decades. On May 29, she’ll be launching her solo tour of her latest album, Back to Shore, in her first musical performance in Hope on May 29. Submitted
No crackers for quackers: Hope resident warns fellow locals to not feed wild birds

No crackers for quackers: Hope resident warns fellow locals to not feed wild birds

‘You should not feed wildlife anything—they don’t need it,’ Wildlife Rescue Association says

No crackers for quackers: Hope resident warns fellow locals to not feed wild birds
UPDATE: B.C.’s police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Hope

UPDATE: B.C.’s police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Hope

Incident is now being linked to early morning break and enter

UPDATE: B.C.’s police watchdog investigating motorcycle crash in Hope
The sudden passing of long-time school board trustee, Tom Hendrickson, has initiated the process for calling a by-election in the Fraser-Cascade district to fill his seat. (file)

Fraser-Cascade school board begins by-election process in wake of trustee’s passing

SD78’s Tom Hendrickson passed away on April 19, just six months after being re-elected in Oct.

The sudden passing of long-time school board trustee, Tom Hendrickson, has initiated the process for calling a by-election in the Fraser-Cascade district to fill his seat. (file)