Jessica Peters

A man apparently fleeing the alleged scene of a break and enter also refused to stop for police and got into a traffic altercation while riding a motorcycle on Thursday, May 16, 2019. He later lost his life due to injuries he obtained in the accident. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard file)

RCMP cleared of misconduct in Hope motorcycle crash from 2019

Police watchdog says suspect was fleeing crime scene on stolen motorcycle when he crashed

  • Jan 14, 2020
A man apparently fleeing the alleged scene of a break and enter also refused to stop for police and got into a traffic altercation while riding a motorcycle on Thursday, May 16, 2019. He later lost his life due to injuries he obtained in the accident. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard file)
A woman uses her smart phone as apps are shown on an iPad in Mississauga, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Can you go 24 hours without screens? Contestants in Hope, B.C., will try

Organizers hope to ‘turn back the tide’ on overuse of screens among residents

  • Jan 13, 2020
A woman uses her smart phone as apps are shown on an iPad in Mississauga, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford on Sunday night, during extreme weather conditions. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Hwy. 1 open after extreme weather leads to 30 vehicle crash between Hope and Chilliwack

Drive BC tells motorists that crews are working hard to get highway re-opened

Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford on Sunday night, during extreme weather conditions. (Submitted)
Hope’s illicit drug death rate rivals Vancouver

Hope’s illicit drug death rate rivals Vancouver

Small Fraser Valley district listed among top five per capita in B.C.

  • Dec 9, 2019
Hope’s illicit drug death rate rivals Vancouver
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).

Landmark ‘fair comment’ case settled between B.C. school trustee and former union president

Glen Hansman’s application to have Neufeld defamation case thrown out granted by B.C. judge

  • Nov 27, 2019
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (left) and former BCTF president Glen Hansman (right).
Hope photographer Ray Daws was able to salvage a few charred pages of a Bible from the site of a burned church in Quilchena. (Ray Daws photo)

B.C. photographer surprised to find church built in 1876 destroyed

Church in Quilchena was set ablaze in January, but will be rebuilt

Hope photographer Ray Daws was able to salvage a few charred pages of a Bible from the site of a burned church in Quilchena. (Ray Daws photo)
View of Hope looking eastbound. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)

Drowning man plucked from Fraser River by alert boaters

Hope resident screamed for help as man carried swiftly down river

  • Aug 29, 2019
View of Hope looking eastbound. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press file)
VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope

Thousands of cyclist descend on small town for annual cancer fundraiser

VIDEO: Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls into Hope
Ed Thomas, board chair for Hope Care Transit, heads down a path with an RCMP member to where the organization’s stolen van was recovered Tuesday afternoon. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

VIDEO: Organization’s stolen wheelchair van recovered on backroad near Hope

Wheelchair accessible van is only transportation for some people in Hope area

Ed Thomas, board chair for Hope Care Transit, heads down a path with an RCMP member to where the organization’s stolen van was recovered Tuesday afternoon. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
The two families who worked together for three hours to extinguish a fire threatening Manning Park posed later for a photograph together. (Submitted photo)

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

The two families who worked together for three hours to extinguish a fire threatening Manning Park posed later for a photograph together. (Submitted photo)
Marina Cole begins to give shape to her piece at the outset of the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope Memorial Park on Thursday morning. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

VIDEO: North America’s top chainsaw carvers begin competition in Hope

Chainsaw carving competition includes four days of carving, speed carving and several auctions

Marina Cole begins to give shape to her piece at the outset of the 2019 Chainsaw Carving Competition in Hope Memorial Park on Thursday morning. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
Fire burning in Sardis overnight on Aug. 10, 2019. (Kimberley Dencer/Contributed to The Progress)

VIDEO: Large fire destroys Chilliwack apartment building

Early morning fire on Stevenson displaces hundreds of people

Fire burning in Sardis overnight on Aug. 10, 2019. (Kimberley Dencer/Contributed to The Progress)
The Trailblazer Unit crew from BC Wildfire trains daily in and around Hope. On Wednesday morning, the group of 20 firefighters ran an obstacle course at the Twin Rivers Education Centre field, carrying full fuel cans, machinery and hoses under the hot sun. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

VIDEO: Firefighters get fit to fight B.C.’s forest fires

Daily training for wildland fire fighters includes running, endurance and strength training

  • Aug 8, 2019
The Trailblazer Unit crew from BC Wildfire trains daily in and around Hope. On Wednesday morning, the group of 20 firefighters ran an obstacle course at the Twin Rivers Education Centre field, carrying full fuel cans, machinery and hoses under the hot sun. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)
Hope’s summer trail crew erects a privacy screen for the Lookout Loo, located at the upper end of the popular Lookout Trail on Mount Hope. (Submitted)

Group builds a ‘loo with a view’ of Fraser Valley vista along trail in Hope

Summer trail crew builds privacy into the Lookout Loo

Hope’s summer trail crew erects a privacy screen for the Lookout Loo, located at the upper end of the popular Lookout Trail on Mount Hope. (Submitted)
Several bears in Sunshine Valley, including this one shown, have been killed by conservation officers in Sunshine Valley.                                Several bears in Sunshine Valley, including this one shown, have been killed by conservation officers in Sunshine Valley after a resident is believed to have been feeding them. (Submitted photo)

Bears killed after clawing way into home near Hope

Several bears who were being fed regularly by a resident shot after destroying vacant cabin

Several bears in Sunshine Valley, including this one shown, have been killed by conservation officers in Sunshine Valley.                                Several bears in Sunshine Valley, including this one shown, have been killed by conservation officers in Sunshine Valley after a resident is believed to have been feeding them. (Submitted photo)
Al MacLellan with Petsearchers Canada and bloodhound Fargo arrived in Chilliwack on July 15, 2019 to help look for missing senior Grace Baranyk. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Psychics, drones being used to search for missing Chilliwack woman with dementia

Drones, psychics, dogs and more have been employed to help find Grace Baranyk, 86

Al MacLellan with Petsearchers Canada and bloodhound Fargo arrived in Chilliwack on July 15, 2019 to help look for missing senior Grace Baranyk. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Lisa Bisschop (centre) meets with volunteer organizers in the parking lot of McDonald’s in downtown Chilliwack Sunday morning, to coordinate a search for Grace Baranyk who had been missing for 24 hours at the time. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Search continues for missing elderly woman in Chilliwack

RCMP, Chilliwack Search and Rescue and community members combing area for Grace Baranyk

  • Jul 15, 2019
Lisa Bisschop (centre) meets with volunteer organizers in the parking lot of McDonald’s in downtown Chilliwack Sunday morning, to coordinate a search for Grace Baranyk who had been missing for 24 hours at the time. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
VIDEO: Elderly woman with severe dementia missing in Chilliwack

VIDEO: Elderly woman with severe dementia missing in Chilliwack

Woman now missing more than 24 hours and missing her daily medications

VIDEO: Elderly woman with severe dementia missing in Chilliwack
A lark sparrow that usually winters in California captured birders’ attention in the annual Port Alberni Christmas Bird Count at the end of December. (Rick Avis photo)

Birdwatching backpacks take flight at Fraser Valley libraries

Libraries making birdwatching easy with binocular and book borrowing program

A lark sparrow that usually winters in California captured birders’ attention in the annual Port Alberni Christmas Bird Count at the end of December. (Rick Avis photo)
Fraser Health has issued a list of ways to stay safe this summer while attending music festivals. (Photo from pixabay)

Drugs, sexual assault and dehydration all dangers at music festivals, says Fraser Health

Health authority issues tips on how to have a safer summer while celebrating in large crowds

Fraser Health has issued a list of ways to stay safe this summer while attending music festivals. (Photo from pixabay)