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Kids take a spin on a midway ride on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Hope Brigade Days. The fair continues on Sept. 12. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Day three of Hope Brigade Days filled with more family fun

Motor sports, midway rides, food trucks and music on tap

 

Entertainment aplenty at the Brigade Days parade back in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Day two of Hope Brigade Days includes Hope Hustle and Grand Parade

Special Indigenous carving event takes place Saturday only in park

 

Carved in 1996 by Pete Ryan, this statue of Chip, the RCMP Service Dog killed in the line of duty near Hope on Sept. 13, 1996, now stands forever on guard. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

RCMP hosts Hope memorial for Chip, a service dog killed on Sept. 13, ‘96, by Robert John Petrus

RCMP from North Vancouver to Kamloops, seven canine pairs were in manhunt that captured Chip’s killer

 

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)

Hope’s Brigade Days offers up three days of entertainment starting today

Music, food trucks, midway and more in Hope’s Sixth Avenue Park

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)
Volunteers power wash the side of the Hope Curling Club, as part of a project to update the building with the help of grants. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

Volunteers do wonders with grant money for Hope Curling Club

Building that suffered fire damage in 1970s finally gets its deserved face lift

Volunteers power wash the side of the Hope Curling Club, as part of a project to update the building with the help of grants. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)
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‘Be excited’ SD78 superintendent tells families ahead of upcoming 2021-22 school year

Amid pandemic’s fourth wave, some parts of school life getting closer to normal

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Hells Angel Neil Cantrill and two others were sentenced on July 16, 2021 for charges related to a 2016 assault and kidnapping. (Black Press Media files)

Health concerns a factor in sentencing Hells Angel for Hope kidnapping

Neil Cantrill’s cancer among reasons kidnapping sentence was reduced

Hells Angel Neil Cantrill and two others were sentenced on July 16, 2021 for charges related to a 2016 assault and kidnapping. (Black Press Media files)
Levi Caya won first place and also People’s Choice in the 2021 Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Submitted photo)

Ontario-based carver wins Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition with chief’s head

Four-day competition brought in carvers from across Canada, one from U.S.

Levi Caya won first place and also People’s Choice in the 2021 Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Gutierrez family sang prayers throughout the ceremony on Aug. 16 at Telte Yet Campsite. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

First Nation campground in Hope partners with pipeline project to improve site

Campsite improvements will include 40 sites, and rental while pipeline project continues

Members of the Gutierrez family sang prayers throughout the ceremony on Aug. 16 at Telte Yet Campsite. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
A BC Hydro map shows one of three power outages affecting Hope and the surrounding area Wednesday morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Widespread power outage in Hope stretched from Ruby Creek to Manning Park

BC Hydro said the three linked power outages affected more than 5,000 customers

A BC Hydro map shows one of three power outages affecting Hope and the surrounding area Wednesday morning. (BC Hydro)
B.C. Wildfire Service dropped fire retardant on a wildland fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Hope Fire Department/ Submitted)

Trans Mountain workers jump in to help battle wildland fire in Laidlaw

Fire burned through an estimated 3 hectares according to B.C. Wildfire Service

B.C. Wildfire Service dropped fire retardant on a wildland fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Hope Fire Department/ Submitted)
A screenshot of a video shared to Facebook shows fire retardant being dropped on a fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Aircraft being used in Laidlaw field fire

Fire retardant and water being dropped on flames by helicoptor and airplanes

A screenshot of a video shared to Facebook shows fire retardant being dropped on a fire in Laidlaw on Aug. 12, 2021. (Facebook)
Othello Road at Nestle Waters had its gravel washed away from underneath it in February 2020. (Crystal Wiebe/ Submitted)

Othello Road in Hope to get major upgrade with Trans Mountain funding

Badly deteriorating road to become two lanes by fall 2021

Othello Road at Nestle Waters had its gravel washed away from underneath it in February 2020. (Crystal Wiebe/ Submitted)
Hope Motorsports Group was able to hold a small event last year, despite COVID-19 concerns, but Brigade Days was cancelled. This year, the Brigade Days committee and Hope Motorsports are working together to bring a post-COVID-19 event to Hope. (Hope Motorsports Group photo)

Hope’s Brigade Days back on the table for this September

Committee announced Tuesday that the popular community event would go ahead

Hope Motorsports Group was able to hold a small event last year, despite COVID-19 concerns, but Brigade Days was cancelled. This year, the Brigade Days committee and Hope Motorsports are working together to bring a post-COVID-19 event to Hope. (Hope Motorsports Group photo)
Coquihalla Highway on Friday, Aug, 6, 2021. (@maureenshenher2/Twitter)
Coquihalla Highway on Friday, Aug, 6, 2021. (@maureenshenher2/Twitter)
Crystal clear, turquoise waters in the Coquihalla near Othello Tunnels are a welcoming but dangerous spot. Hope Search and Rescue responded to two calls there over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Hope Search and Rescue Swift Water Team photo)

Long weekend rescues on Coquihalla River prompt warning from Hope Search and Rescue

One person was close to drowning, and was sent to hospital via air ambulance

Crystal clear, turquoise waters in the Coquihalla near Othello Tunnels are a welcoming but dangerous spot. Hope Search and Rescue responded to two calls there over the B.C. Day long weekend. (Hope Search and Rescue Swift Water Team photo)
A number of vehicles were involved in a serious crash along Highway 3, affecting flow in both lanes. Injuries and the cause are unknown. Photo/Colin May

TRAFFIC: Multi-vehicle crash on Highway 3 near Manning Park

Wildfire smoke has affected visibility in the area

A number of vehicles were involved in a serious crash along Highway 3, affecting flow in both lanes. Injuries and the cause are unknown. Photo/Colin May
Tesla Owners Club of B.C. converged in Hope on July 24, 2021 to celebrate the opening of 12 new Superchargers, which can give a Tesla a full charge in the fraction of the time that others can. (Rich Teer photo)

Hope becomes a bigger draw for Tesla drivers with 12 new stations

Small Fraser Valley town home to more than 30 public electric vehicle outlets

Tesla Owners Club of B.C. converged in Hope on July 24, 2021 to celebrate the opening of 12 new Superchargers, which can give a Tesla a full charge in the fraction of the time that others can. (Rich Teer photo)
RCMP Superintendent Davy Lee (left) was officially named officer-in-charge of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment on July 26, 2021. Supt. Lee is seen here with Assistant Commissioner Maureen Levy. (RCMP)

Davy Lee named new Superintendent of RCMP’s Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment

Lee takes over for retiring Superintendent Bryon Massie, who held the job for three years

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RCMP Superintendent Davy Lee (left) was officially named officer-in-charge of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment on July 26, 2021. Supt. Lee is seen here with Assistant Commissioner Maureen Levy. (RCMP)
Richmond Drive area CN Rail tracks where a crossing is in place with wooden ties that have been the site of small fires in the past. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope resident calls out concerns over wooden railway ties on CN track

Several fires along Richmond Drive section of tracks through town, she says

Richmond Drive area CN Rail tracks where a crossing is in place with wooden ties that have been the site of small fires in the past. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)