Moving Hope into Fraser canyon makes no sense for me or my friends. We rarely if ever make a trip to Merritt for anything other than to pass through to go somewhere else.
We consistently travel the short 30min drive into Chiliwack on a regular basis. Chilliwack is who we are tied to as a community not Merritt.
Even the current riding name, Chilliwack-Hope, gives some indication of the strong connection. In the Fraser canyon we would be a another small group in an expansive riding. Now we are a key part of the current riding.
Please do not tinker with things. They are fine for us in Hope as it.