Colleen Flanagan

The Maple Ridge Fire Department responded to a fire at a trailer park Wednesday afternoon. (The News files)
The Maple Ridge Fire Department responded to a fire at a trailer park Wednesday afternoon. (The News files)
Members of the Maple Ridge secondary concert band during the MRSS Holiday Special virtual concert in 2020. (MRSS/Special to The News)

Concert takes on the eerie melodies of Halloween horrors

MRSS Bands and The Tale of the Haunted Cinema takes place Friday, Oct. 29 in Maple Ridge

Members of the Maple Ridge secondary concert band during the MRSS Holiday Special virtual concert in 2020. (MRSS/Special to The News)
People are welcome to lay a wreath at the cenotaph in Pitt Meadows on Nov. 11, but they must be retrieved by dusk the same day. (The News files)
People are welcome to lay a wreath at the cenotaph in Pitt Meadows on Nov. 11, but they must be retrieved by dusk the same day. (The News files)
Benveet (Bean) Gill spoke to students at Maple Ridge secondary about overcoming challenges. (Rick Hansen Foundation/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge secondary students learn about overcoming discrimination

Rick Hansen Foundation Ambassador shares story of being a disabled woman of colour

Benveet (Bean) Gill spoke to students at Maple Ridge secondary about overcoming challenges. (Rick Hansen Foundation/Special to The News)
Terri Peacock and her 24-year-old daughter Miriah, with this years display. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Halloween displays light up the night in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Displays feature a pirate ship, graveyard, and giant spider

Terri Peacock and her 24-year-old daughter Miriah, with this years display. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Operation Red Nose will not be taking place this year in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows. (Black Press files)

Operation Red Nose a no go this year because of COVID

Campaign would have raised money for KidSport Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

Operation Red Nose will not be taking place this year in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows. (Black Press files)
CubicFarm Systems CEO Dave Dinesen, left, interviews Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield during a pre-recoreded presentation at SKY Hangar on Thursday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Ag-tech company announces a vertical farm fresh produce hub for Lower Mainland

Hub to supply fresh, leafy greens to local restaurants and stores

CubicFarm Systems CEO Dave Dinesen, left, interviews Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield during a pre-recoreded presentation at SKY Hangar on Thursday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Students at cusquenela elementary pour over Little Narwhal, Not Alone by Tiffany Stone. (SD42/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge author takes on true story of a lost narwhal’s journey with beluga whales

Little Narwhal, Not Alone was launched by Stone at cusquenela elementary

Students at cusquenela elementary pour over Little Narwhal, Not Alone by Tiffany Stone. (SD42/Special to The News)
Celebrate The Night in Memorial Peace Park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hundreds celebrate the night in Maple Ridge

The annual autumn festival took place in Memorial Peace Park

Celebrate The Night in Memorial Peace Park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox campain is underway. (Frank King, Samaritan’s Purse Canada/Special to The News)

Christian charity kicks off annual shoebox campaign Operation Christmas Child

Last year residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows filled 4,094 shoeboxes

Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox campain is underway. (Frank King, Samaritan’s Purse Canada/Special to The News)
The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

UPDATE: Drug impairment possible cause in Wednesday’s fatal crash

Haney Bypass in Maple Ridge was closed for hours

The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue were called to a residential structure fire on Tuesday. (THE NEWS/files)

Pitt Meadows fire applauds two individuals who put out fire before sprinkler activation

Sprinkler activation would have caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to condo complex

Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue were called to a residential structure fire on Tuesday. (THE NEWS/files)
Fireworks lit up the night sky above The ACT at Celebrate the Night in 2019. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Fireworks illegal in Maple Ridge without permit

Professional fireworks display taking place this Friday, Oct. 22

Fireworks lit up the night sky above The ACT at Celebrate the Night in 2019. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Haney Bypass re-opens after fatal crash in Maple Ridge

Haney Bypass in Maple Ridge was closed for hours

The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Pumpkins are lined up to be weighed. (Special to The News)
Pumpkins are lined up to be weighed. (Special to The News)
ICBC is urging pedestrians and drivers to be vigilant as winter weather approaches. (ICBC/Special to The News)

ICBC warning motorists and pedestrians to use extra caution with change in weather

ICBC reports crashes involving pedestrians nearly double at this time of year

ICBC is urging pedestrians and drivers to be vigilant as winter weather approaches. (ICBC/Special to The News)
Grade 1/2 students at Eric Langton elementary take cover underneath their desks during the Great British Columbian Shake Out last year. (Eric Langton Elementary/Special to The News)

The Great British Columbian Shake Out takes place Thursday

Participants registered across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for earthquake drill

Grade 1/2 students at Eric Langton elementary take cover underneath their desks during the Great British Columbian Shake Out last year. (Eric Langton Elementary/Special to The News)
Patricia Hebert is planning home renovations with her win. (BCLC/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge resident wins $70,000 in Lotto 6/49

Patricia Hebert purchased the ticket while buying baking ingredients

Patricia Hebert is planning home renovations with her win. (BCLC/Special to The News)
<em>Polar Bear - I see you</em> is one of Burnette Gilles’ favourite paintings. ” I just love that little polar bear’s face looking up and the mom with her ear cocked back going, OK, I know you’re there but I got to get my little baby across the river here.” (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge artist discovers passion after devastating diagnosis

Burnette Gilles is now a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists

<em>Polar Bear - I see you</em> is one of Burnette Gilles’ favourite paintings. ” I just love that little polar bear’s face looking up and the mom with her ear cocked back going, OK, I know you’re there but I got to get my little baby across the river here.” (Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is hoping to hold an in-person gala next year. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Citizen of the Year gala postponed

Community foundation hoping to hold an in-person event in April next year

The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is hoping to hold an in-person gala next year. (The News files)