Hope – It was a small yet vocal protest of some 40+ people who don’t want to see the wrecking ball demolish the legendary Hope Train Station. The BC Ombudsmen stepped in to see if discussions between the District and the Ministry of Transportation and other stakeholders, was done through due diligence.
The protest was Saturday March 20.
While this has been a contentious issue over the past few months, one organizer who wanted to remain anonymous, sadly told FVN that he fears the demolition will go as scheduled on Tuesday March 23.
Barry Stewart with the Coalition for the Preservation of the Hope Station House addressed the crowd.
The one hour protest was drenched in a typical Spring Hope drizzle. It is hoped (Pardon the pun) that the building can be saved and moved to a site, literally blocks away and become a new visitors centre (See photo below).