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Hope Standard Wednesday, December 24, 2014 A9

2014 Year in Review WorkSafeBC’s Occupational Health and Safety Certificate of recognition for its commitment to raising the standard of worker health and safety.

February The mayoral contest in Hope is heating up with another declared candidate. Local resident Cindy Young plans to run in November’s municipal election, driven by a desire to see the community prosper. After 30 years as the face of tourism in Hope, Inge Wilson retires as the visitor centre manager. About 65 people who worked with Wilson over the years gathered for a surprise farewell celebration at Owl Street Café. Hope Visitor Centre reopens with a new vision under the management of AdvantageHOPE. The space will serve as the headquarters for Hope`s tourism and economic development services.

A collision between two semis on Highway 1 on Jan. 8 not only leaves one semi’s trailer ripped apart, but cargos of pulp and wine scattered all over the highway. An Abbotsford man driving a Kentworth semi-trailer is charged with driving without due care and attention.


for most of April) and a five-week summer break.

The District of Hope welcomes Carolyn Bidwell as the new director of finance. She took over the job at the beginning of December after relocating from Saskatchewan.

Boston Bar is seeking proposals for a unique development opportunity in the community. The Fraser Valley Regional District has agreed to sell the two historic “highline houses” with the land for a $1 to a buyer with the right plan to restore the buildings.

Three people are arrested in Hope and are facing multiple charges in connection to fraudulent activity throughout the Lower Mainland. When police searched their overdue rental car from Surrey near the Flying J Travel Plaza, they found numerous stolen identifications and credit cards from all over the Lower Mainland, along with high-end items believed to have been purchased fraudulently. A credit card reading device, two laptop computers, and cell phones are also seized. The school year is up for debate in the Fraser-Cascade, with three calendar options being considered by the school district. The first option is to remain with the current status quo with a two-week spring break. The second option is to take a three-week winter break and return to the classroom a week early, on Aug. 25. Finally, the district is considering a balanced calendar which includes two-month long breaks (at Christmas and

paid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. The B.C. government is

considering an appeal of a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that rejects legislation restricting teacher bargaining and assesses a penalty

of $2 million plus court costs. Nestlé Waters Canada’s Hope bottling plant receives

A new flower shop – Wild Rabbit Flowers + Handmade – opens on Wallace Street in time for one of the busiest holidays of the year – Valentine’s Day. Carli Spielman recently moved to Hope with her two children to pursue a business opportunity that combines two of her passions: plants and natural crafting. Continued on 10

Bee’s Market owner Terry-Lynn Mercer earns the 2013 Super Scooper Award from Nestlé Ice Cream, which recognizes people who go above and beyond with customer service and product knowledge. Less than one month into the election year and two candidates have already thrown their names into Hope’s mayoral race. Lloyd Forman, current Area A director for the Fraser Valley Regional District, and Coun. Peter Robb announce their intentions to run for the town`s top job. Hope atom C2 Wildcats win gold at a 16-team hockey tournament in Penticton. Ed Araki is one of 24 volunteers in B.C. that receives a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award at Government House in Victoria. The award recognizes people who have made a significant, sustained, un-

Hope Mustang guard Brendan Sullivan tries to evade the tenacious forecheck of Mt. Sentinel’s Johnny Johnson, who bagged 30 points in leading the visitors to a 63-51 victory over the Mustangs in Hope’s first game of their Hoopfest tournament on Jan. 10. Sullivan went on to win tournament MVP honours and the Mustangs finished Hoopfest in first place.

Hope Standard, December 25, 2014  

December 25, 2014 edition of the Hope Standard

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