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Hope resident Frank Granovski ordered takeout from Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope on Oct. 19, 2021, saying it may be his last burger there if the business closes for good. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Injunction order for Hope restaurant sends message to others: Farnworth

It’s a ‘very serious matter and you ignore it at your peril’

 

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope was in court this week after ignoring a health order to close. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Rolly’s Restaurant ordered to remain closed over COVID non-compliance: B.C. court

Hope restaurant must stay closed until it comes into compliance with health orders

 

Brian Wise is hoping his case will be revisited and he will be given access to the treatment that once worked for him. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)

Mismanaged forgotten: Abbotsford man hoping for help after decades of pain

‘I don’t know if I want to keep fighting, just to stay alive’

 

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope restaurant licence taken ‘illegally,’ business owner tells court

Rolly’s Restaurant faces BC Supreme Court after defying Fraser Health closure order

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope is closed on Oct. 20 as they fight to stay operating without a business licence. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Rolly's Restaurant in Hope defied a public health order for over a month. On Oct. 20, they closed as they headed to court. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file photo)

UPDATE: Hope restaurant closed on morning of injunction hearing

Fraser Health stepping up enforcement of closure after restaurant refused to ask for passports

Rolly's Restaurant in Hope defied a public health order for over a month. On Oct. 20, they closed as they headed to court. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file photo)
Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope continues to defy a public health order to ask diners for vaccination passports, and another rally is planned to support them. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Fines add up for Hope restaurant as supporters plan second rally

Rolly’s Restaurant issued fines, notices from Fraser Health and District of Hope

Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope continues to defy a public health order to ask diners for vaccination passports, and another rally is planned to support them. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
A memorial was set up for Jared Lowndes at the Campbell River Tim Hortons where the incident took place. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Chiefs, BCCLA say Indigenous involvement needed in probe of fatal B.C. police shooting

Jared Lowndes investigation highlights barriers to community representation in police accountability

A memorial was set up for Jared Lowndes at the Campbell River Tim Hortons where the incident took place. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

Pop-up COVID vaccine clinic announced for Hope

Residents urged to help boost Hope’s low vaccination rate

A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)
B.C. has the highest rate of evictions in the country according to a new UBC study. File Photo

UBC study finds more than 10 per cent of B.C. renters report being evicted

Province has highest rate of eviction in Canada — by almost 4 percentage points

B.C. has the highest rate of evictions in the country according to a new UBC study. File Photo
A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous food sovereignty movement reclaiming wellness, sense of identity

Indigenous health dietitian says goal is to restore decision making power through food supply

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
This household in Hope’s Silver Creek neighbourhood embraced the hearts that became synonymous with the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with handmade hearts put up all around their yard. This photo was taken in May 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Hope struggling with COVID vaccination rates, says mayor

Anti-passport sentiments boil over on Facebook page

This household in Hope’s Silver Creek neighbourhood embraced the hearts that became synonymous with the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with handmade hearts put up all around their yard. This photo was taken in May 2020. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
The Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)

BC Transit experiencing service challenges in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack

Central Fraser Valley routes and schedules may change with little notice, transit company warns

The Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)
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

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)
Expect traffic delays through Abbotsford as crews deal with both a fire and a rolled over car in two separate areas. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed in Abbotsford due to rollover

A flipped car has highway closed eastbound from Sumas to Whatcom exits

Expect traffic delays through Abbotsford as crews deal with both a fire and a rolled over car in two separate areas. (Google Maps)
(Photo by BLACK PRESS)

Hard-working Abbotsford pharmacy staff complete incredible feat to help wildfire evacuees

‘We couldn’t believe we really just did this in one night,’ says pharmacy owner

(Photo by BLACK PRESS)
A fire has broken out along Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (Kristine Beckman/ Facebook image)

Fire affecting traffic on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Fire is just off the eastbound lanes in a large pile of debris

A fire has broken out along Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (Kristine Beckman/ Facebook image)
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Maxime Bernier making campaign stop in Abbotsford with Fraser Valley hopefuls

Public event will feature six People’s Party of Canada candidates in federal election

Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Kathleen McKay learns how to administer naloxone at an event organized by Abbotsford Drug War Survivors on Aug. 31, 2021 to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Drug War Survivors gather to remember people who died from opioid overdose

Group says government has to take action and involve drug users in finding solutions

Kathleen McKay learns how to administer naloxone at an event organized by Abbotsford Drug War Survivors on Aug. 31, 2021 to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. (Jessica Peters/ Abbotsford News)
Kids in the Eastern Fraser Valley have the lowest vaccination rates in the Fraser Health Authority. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/LM Otero)

About half of eligible Abbotsford kids are vaccinated against COVID, as first day of school nears

33% of kids ages 12 to 17 are fully vaccinated in Hope, according to B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Kids in the Eastern Fraser Valley have the lowest vaccination rates in the Fraser Health Authority. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/LM Otero)