Colleen Flanagan

Brian Malfesi, right, kayaking partner Vincent Jourdenais, center, seen with the national team assistant coach Mathieu Pelletier, are in Japan for the 2020 Games. (Michael Malfesi/Facebook)

Maple Ridge outfielder playing for bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Local kayaker Brian Malfesi competes Aug. 4 and 5 of the Tokyo Olympics

Brian Malfesi, right, kayaking partner Vincent Jourdenais, center, seen with the national team assistant coach Mathieu Pelletier, are in Japan for the 2020 Games. (Michael Malfesi/Facebook)
Intergenerational Garden coordinator Makenna Patrick accepts a cheque for $5,000 from Envision Financial Ridge Meadows branch manager Sherri Tongue. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge teaching garden is funded for another year with generous donation

Envision Financial Ridge Meadow branch donated $5,000 to help garden

Intergenerational Garden coordinator Makenna Patrick accepts a cheque for $5,000 from Envision Financial Ridge Meadows branch manager Sherri Tongue. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Portable toilets have been removed from the park. (Special to The News)

No toilet facilities at Pitt Meadows park sparks complaints

Search for long-term manager of Grant Narrows Park continues

Portable toilets have been removed from the park. (Special to The News)
A fire inside a local Indian restaurant has caused significant damage. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Structure fire near Dewdney Trunk road in Maple Ridge

Reports of black smoke coming from the roof alerted officials

A fire inside a local Indian restaurant has caused significant damage. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
From left, Rachael Fiehn,13, Mitchell Laity, 16, and Joe Fiehn, 11, with the Pitt River Lamb, Swine, and Beef Club, showed off scarecrows they made as part of a special 4-H project at this year’s fair using only recycled materials. The scarecrows were to serve as audience for this weekend’s concert until the event was opened up to the public. Joe placed first for his <em>Wizard of Oz</em> Tin Man creation.(Colleen Flanagan/The News)
From left, Rachael Fiehn,13, Mitchell Laity, 16, and Joe Fiehn, 11, with the Pitt River Lamb, Swine, and Beef Club, showed off scarecrows they made as part of a special 4-H project at this year’s fair using only recycled materials. The scarecrows were to serve as audience for this weekend’s concert until the event was opened up to the public. Joe placed first for his <em>Wizard of Oz</em> Tin Man creation.(Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The crash happened at 256 Street and 98 Avenue early Wednesday morning. (The News files)

One airlifted to hospital after Maple Ridge crash early Wednesday morning

Police say victim had non-life threatening lower body injuries

The crash happened at 256 Street and 98 Avenue early Wednesday morning. (The News files)
An abandoned campfire site along Alouette Lake. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)

BCCOS cracking down on campfires still being lit in Maple Ridge parks

Campfire discovered abandoned along Alouette Lake

An abandoned campfire site along Alouette Lake. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)
A judge checks out a pig being handled by Makayla Barclay, 11, with the Pitt River Swine 4-H Club, at Country Fest on Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A judge checks out a pig being handled by Makayla Barclay, 11, with the Pitt River Swine 4-H Club, at Country Fest on Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A participant of the ARMS Bees, Birds, Bears, Bugs, and Butterflies event checks out aquatic invertebrate from the Alouette River. (Alouette River Management Society/Facebook)

Family event teaches children about bees, birds, bears, bugs, and butterflies

The next big event planned by the Alouette River Management Society is Rivers Day

A participant of the ARMS Bees, Birds, Bears, Bugs, and Butterflies event checks out aquatic invertebrate from the Alouette River. (Alouette River Management Society/Facebook)
Maple Ridge firefighters put out an intentionally set grass fire at 227 Street and the Haney Bypass. (Doris Buxton/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge firefighters put out an intentionally set grass fire at 227 Street and the Haney Bypass. (Doris Buxton/Special to The News)
Recent Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue training operations at Gold Creek Falls. (Eileen Robinson photo - Special to The News)
Recent Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue training operations at Gold Creek Falls. (Eileen Robinson photo - Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested four people in connection to two separate catalytic converter thefts in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Four arrested after two incidents of catalytic converter thefts in Maple Ridge

One man arrested in daycare parking lot; three others allegedly used leaf blowers as distraction

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested four people in connection to two separate catalytic converter thefts in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
A paraglider was rescued from a tree on Mount St. Benedict on Sunday, July 18. (Mission Search and Rescue Society/Facebook)

Ridge Meadows SAR helps rescue paraglider stuck in tree on Fraser Valley mountain

Members from four Search and Rescue teams helped in the rescue – including Mission and Chilliwack

A paraglider was rescued from a tree on Mount St. Benedict on Sunday, July 18. (Mission Search and Rescue Society/Facebook)
Juliuss Hoffmann will be running in the next federal election for the People’s Party of Canada. (Special to The News)

New People’s Party of Canada candidate to hold meet-and-greet in Maple Ridge

Juliuss Hoffmann will be running in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding next federal election

Juliuss Hoffmann will be running in the next federal election for the People’s Party of Canada. (Special to The News)
Emily Jakeway will be going to Camp Ignite in August. (Special to The News)

Female students interested in firefighting find inspiration with Camp Ignite

Maple Ridge student Emily Jakeway will be taking part in the camp

Emily Jakeway will be going to Camp Ignite in August. (Special to The News)
Suzanna Roeger injured her hand in a boating accident. (GoFundMe)

Australian butcher in Maple Ridge has fingers severed in boating accident

GoFundMe for woman who was to represent Australia in U.S. world-butcher competition

Suzanna Roeger injured her hand in a boating accident. (GoFundMe)
Police are trying to identify what they are calling a person of interest in the vandalism of an excavator in Pitt Meadows on Tuesday, June 29. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
Police are trying to identify what they are calling a person of interest in the vandalism of an excavator in Pitt Meadows on Tuesday, June 29. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
The recent heat wave may have spared later variety of blueberries. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows blueberry farmers hope heat hasn’t harmed later variety crops

Duke, the earliest variety, most affected by recent heat wave

The recent heat wave may have spared later variety of blueberries. (The News files)
Five automotive clubs from across the Fraser Valley will be collecting donations for Lytton firefighters and evacuees. (Special to The News)

Auto clubs holding Pitt Meadows collection for Lytton fire victims

Collecting for volunteer firefighters, as well as evacuees

Five automotive clubs from across the Fraser Valley will be collecting donations for Lytton firefighters and evacuees. (Special to The News)
The Ridge Meadows Burrards Novice A1 team are raising money for the fire victims of Lytton. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge lacrosse team planning Pass-a-thon for Lytton fire victims

16 players will see how many passes they can complete in 10 minutes

The Ridge Meadows Burrards Novice A1 team are raising money for the fire victims of Lytton. (Special to The News)