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My spectacular licence plate, that gave a neighbour pause. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Reporter’s View: Licence plate hate, on the rise

The other day I was subjected to a phenomenon that has gained…

My spectacular licence plate, that gave a neighbour pause. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Two orphaned bear cubs were rescued June 15 from the Skagit, they will now stay Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley until next summer. Their mother was shot by a hunter in the Skagit Valley on June 13. Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee photo

Cubs rescued, hunter fined after sow shot in Skagit Valley

Officers opt for fines, as hefty punishment could prevent hunter cooperation in future

Two orphaned bear cubs were rescued June 15 from the Skagit, they will now stay Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley until next summer. Their mother was shot by a hunter in the Skagit Valley on June 13. Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee photo
95-site RV camping to be built in Manning Park

95-site RV camping to be built in Manning Park

RV park one of first to be built in a provincial park

95-site RV camping to be built in Manning Park
Carli Spielman runs Wild Rabbit Flowers, an event floral studio specializing in weddings, from her home studio and garden in Hope. Grief and shock were how she described the first few weeks of the pandemic and its effect on the wedding industry. Submitted/Wild Rabbit Flowers photo

‘Love is not cancelled’: Upper Fraser Valley wedding businesses prep for meagre summer season

Small, intimate ceremonies dominate this summer, with industry looking at a monster year in 2021

Carli Spielman runs Wild Rabbit Flowers, an event floral studio specializing in weddings, from her home studio and garden in Hope. Grief and shock were how she described the first few weeks of the pandemic and its effect on the wedding industry. Submitted/Wild Rabbit Flowers photo
Silver-Hope’s competition tap team from left to right: Talia Richardson, Madyson Scherle, Sydney Luck and Cadence Toop. Bella Alton, the studio’s competition hip hop teacher, who also teaches acro dance and recreational hip hop is behind the dancers.

Dancing despite COVID times: Hope and Agassiz students hold year end dance recital

Recital held June 20 was broken up into four mini-recitals, where families watched from their ‘bubbles’

Silver-Hope’s competition tap team from left to right: Talia Richardson, Madyson Scherle, Sydney Luck and Cadence Toop. Bella Alton, the studio’s competition hip hop teacher, who also teaches acro dance and recreational hip hop is behind the dancers.
Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris (Screenshot/Seabird Island Band)

Seabird Island chief offers words of encouragement, caution in latest address

Chief Jim Harris congratulates gradutes, urges sustained COVID-19 efforts

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris (Screenshot/Seabird Island Band)
Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler rescued these two ducklings while traveling between Hope and Agassiz. They were returned to the nearest body of water, likely adopted by another mother duck. (Contributed Photo/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)

Ducklings back in quack-tion after roadside rescue

Two ducklings returned to water near Seabird Island

Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler rescued these two ducklings while traveling between Hope and Agassiz. They were returned to the nearest body of water, likely adopted by another mother duck. (Contributed Photo/Leanne Bourgoin-Faessler)
The morning dove captured by my two cats, who had to be euthanized after extensive damage to its wing. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Reporter’s view: My cats may be killers, but I’m the idiot human who let them out

My cats are murderers. To put it more accurately, I’ve abetted my…

The morning dove captured by my two cats, who had to be euthanized after extensive damage to its wing. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Lloyd has not lived your average life, having spent years away from his family living outside and surviving in bear and coyote territory. (Submitted photo)

The cat came back, five years later: Adventurous cat spends years outdoors

Lloyd is no ordinary cat, having lived outside in Hope for five years before returning to his owners

Lloyd has not lived your average life, having spent years away from his family living outside and surviving in bear and coyote territory. (Submitted photo)
AESS graduates and their families decorated their vehicles for the class of 2020 Grad parade on Saturday, June 13. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: AESS graduates get their day in the sun with grad parade

The parade ran throughout the District of Kent and beyond

AESS graduates and their families decorated their vehicles for the class of 2020 Grad parade on Saturday, June 13. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris issues a thankful, congratulatory address to the class of 2020 on Tuesday (June 9). (Screenshot/Seabird Island Band)

Seabird Island Chief wishes class of 2020 well

Chief Harris extends thanks to staff, teachers

Seabird Island Chief Jim Harris issues a thankful, congratulatory address to the class of 2020 on Tuesday (June 9). (Screenshot/Seabird Island Band)
Renge Bailie is the Fraser Cascade School District’s new assistant superintendent. Submitted photo

New assistant superintendent for Fraser Cascade school district

Renge Bailie, a Langley teacher and administrator, takes over from Kevin Bird August 1

Renge Bailie is the Fraser Cascade School District’s new assistant superintendent. Submitted photo
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Fraser Valley Health Foundation annouces fifth annual golf tourney

Proceeds will benefit medical facilites across the Valley

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A flood evacuation alert is in effect for portions of the FVRD, including Area C, shown mapped out here. (Graphic/Paul Henderson)

FVRD flooding evacuation alerts in effect

Unprotected areas affected include parts of Morris Valley Road and Lougheed Highway

A flood evacuation alert is in effect for portions of the FVRD, including Area C, shown mapped out here. (Graphic/Paul Henderson)
RCMP were on scene on Highway 1 near Flood Hope Road where a man in his 50s was struck and killed Thursday, May 28. (Shane MacKichan)

Cyclist in his 50s victim of fatal crash near Hope Thursday

Police have ruled out speed, impairment as factors after a tractor-trailer struck a man in his 50s

RCMP were on scene on Highway 1 near Flood Hope Road where a man in his 50s was struck and killed Thursday, May 28. (Shane MacKichan)
A candle lit for April Parisian at a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 23 in Memorial Park. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

‘My spirit hurts, I want her home’: Family shares pain, fond memories at vigil for April Parisian

The 45-year-old Indigenous woman, who made her home in Spuzzum, has been missing since early April

A candle lit for April Parisian at a candlelight vigil Saturday, May 23 in Memorial Park. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Family kept searching for Shawnee Inyallie until the very end. Here, Inyallie’s brother Patrick Pete instructs volunteers before a search of Highway 1 towards Boston Bar Nov. 18, 2018. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

‘In Shawnee’s name’: First Nations search, rescue and patrol program in planning stages

Linda Peters envisions trained searchers ready to go at moment’s notice in each B.C. First Nation

Family kept searching for Shawnee Inyallie until the very end. Here, Inyallie’s brother Patrick Pete instructs volunteers before a search of Highway 1 towards Boston Bar Nov. 18, 2018. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
RCMP use spike belts to stop trio in crime spree spanning from Calgary to Hope

RCMP use spike belts to stop trio in crime spree spanning from Calgary to Hope

Two charged after alleged assault, vehicle theft, shoplifting in four Alberta and B.C. communities

RCMP use spike belts to stop trio in crime spree spanning from Calgary to Hope
Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks

Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks

Family keeping searches going, as the RCMP’s homicide team are investigating her disappearance

Candlelight vigil in Hope Saturday for April Parisian, missing for seven weeks
Police and rescuers find one person deceased off of Highway 7 after crash days ago

Police and rescuers find one person deceased off of Highway 7 after crash days ago

Reports of a vehicle over an embankment prompted police, SAR, fire crews and ambulance response

Police and rescuers find one person deceased off of Highway 7 after crash days ago