Black Press Media Staff

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Aug. 1

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
The community of Falkland is located between Kamloops and Vernon, two cities among 10 from B.C.’s Southern Interior region that have the 10 worst air quality indexes in Canada thanks to wildfire smoke. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)

Southern B.C. Interior cities have worst air quality in Canada

Ten cities from the Okanagan, Columbia and central Kootenays ranked one through 10

The community of Falkland is located between Kamloops and Vernon, two cities among 10 from B.C.’s Southern Interior region that have the 10 worst air quality indexes in Canada thanks to wildfire smoke. (Brenda Giesbrecht photo)
Name: AGIN, Christopher
Age: 36
Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: 196 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Tattoos: Right forearm - Skeleton praying hands and skulls, left arm - koi fish and dragon, chest - Dragon head
Wanted: Unlawfully at Large including drugs and assaults
Warrant in effect: July 13, 2021
Parole Jurisdiction: North Vancouver

CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of July 25

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Name: AGIN, Christopher
Age: 36
Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: 196 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Tattoos: Right forearm - Skeleton praying hands and skulls, left arm - koi fish and dragon, chest - Dragon head
Wanted: Unlawfully at Large including drugs and assaults
Warrant in effect: July 13, 2021
Parole Jurisdiction: North Vancouver
The Silver Valley Gathering Place will cost almost $1.5 million. (Special to The News)

Construction to start on new Silver Valley Gathering Place

Maple Ridge council approves contract for $1.47 million

The Silver Valley Gathering Place will cost almost $1.5 million. (Special to The News)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of July 18

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Tom Bowen (right), vice president of the 2020 BC Summer Games and Legacy Funding Committee chair, was handing out cheques to local sporting organizations Thursday. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Sports organizations given BC Games Legacy Funds in Maple Ridge

$128,000 distributed, Maple Ridge to host BC Summer Games in 2024

Tom Bowen (right), vice president of the 2020 BC Summer Games and Legacy Funding Committee chair, was handing out cheques to local sporting organizations Thursday. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The city has regularly made improvements to Whonnock Lake, and more are coming.

Maple Ridge city hall plans more Whonnock Lake improvements

Plans include more public washrooms, change rooms and outdoor showers

The city has regularly made improvements to Whonnock Lake, and more are coming.
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of July 11

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)

60 Canadian athletes chosen as ambassadors in Save-On-Foods fueling sport initiative

‘We look forward to supporting them pursue their goals from their local hometowns to the international stage’

Sixty athletes selected as 2021 Save-On-Foods Fueling Sport ambassadors. (Black Press Media graphic)
Sparks Lake wildfire, as shot by the BC Wildfire Service on July 2.

Sparks Lake wildfire burning near Kamloops grows to more than 39,000 hectares

The change in size is due to growth on the southwest flank

Sparks Lake wildfire, as shot by the BC Wildfire Service on July 2.
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of July 4

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of June 27

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Due to the extreme heat in the forecast, Amsterdam Greenhouses and Garden Centre in Pitt Meadows will be closing early on Sunday and Monday. (Special to The News)

Heat forces Pitt Meadows business to close early

Worksafe warning employers to look out for heat exhaustion

Due to the extreme heat in the forecast, Amsterdam Greenhouses and Garden Centre in Pitt Meadows will be closing early on Sunday and Monday. (Special to The News)
The Celtic band Happy Hour will be part of the online concert Friday night. (Special to The News)

Multiculturalism theme of Happenings in Maple Ridge

Virtual concert Friday night at 6 pm features Celtic and Venezuelan bands

The Celtic band Happy Hour will be part of the online concert Friday night. (Special to The News)
Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)

Metro buys land to expand popular Maple Ridge park

Parcel added to Kanaka Creek Regional Park

Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)
The Nanaimo skyline. (Black Press Media files)

Looking for a new city to call home? Here are B.C.’s top 5 most affordable urban centres

Ranking considered affordability, economies and growing power for the cities

The Nanaimo skyline. (Black Press Media files)
The City of Pitt Meadows is inviting the public to a place of reflection at the Rising Spirit Eagle, beside the Katzie First Nation flag in Spirit Square. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows plans to observe Canada Day

Many of us are thinking of our indigenous friends: mayor

The City of Pitt Meadows is inviting the public to a place of reflection at the Rising Spirit Eagle, beside the Katzie First Nation flag in Spirit Square. (The News files)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are working with Telus to catch cable thieves. (Special to The News)

Cable theft leaves Telus customers without service in Pitt Meadows

TV, internet and phone service lost for 320 customers over the weekend

Ridge Meadows RCMP are working with Telus to catch cable thieves. (Special to The News)
George Bountalas of Maple Ridge has won $1 million. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge man wins $1 million on Lotto Max

Was one of 33 winners from Friday night’s draw

George Bountalas of Maple Ridge has won $1 million. (Special to The News)