Colleen Flanagan

Kat Wahamaa marched downtown Vancouver to mark the fifth anniversary of the opioid crisis in B.C. She lost her own son to a fentanyl overdose in 2016. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Mothers mark opioid anniversary with march in Vancouver

Former City of Maple Ridge artist-in-residence and Maple Ridge homeless advocate mourn loss of children

Kat Wahamaa marched downtown Vancouver to mark the fifth anniversary of the opioid crisis in B.C. She lost her own son to a fentanyl overdose in 2016. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Ineke Boekhorst with the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association says Sparkle has been a huge hit with downtown businesses. (The News files)

Maple Ridge business to get free Earth Day window cleaning

Event put on by the Downtown Maple Ridge BIA and Christian Life Assembly

Ineke Boekhorst with the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association says Sparkle has been a huge hit with downtown businesses. (The News files)
Maple Ridge artist Renato Muccillo works on a piece called Flotilla that will be on display at his solo exhibition Scene/Unseen. (Special to The News)

Solo show at New York Gallery for Maple Ridge artist

Renato Muccillo’s paintings highlight Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows landscapes

Maple Ridge artist Renato Muccillo works on a piece called Flotilla that will be on display at his solo exhibition Scene/Unseen. (Special to The News)
Dianne Stoesz rides Georgia, owned by Gianna Massey, over the step-overs at Horseman’s Park. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge park fitted with equestrian obstacles

Horseman’s Park now has four obstacles for horse riders to practice on

Dianne Stoesz rides Georgia, owned by Gianna Massey, over the step-overs at Horseman’s Park. (Special to The News)
Students in Garibaldi secondary’s music program rehearse for Swing into Spring. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge high school adding a spring to their step

Swing into Spring concert to raise money for the Garibaldi secondary’s music program

Students in Garibaldi secondary’s music program rehearse for Swing into Spring. (Special to The News)
In a 2019 photograph, Yin Yin Din held a picture of her brother Kyaw Naing Din, 54, and her late father Hla Din who passed away in 2014, during a trip to Victoria. (The News files)

UPDATE: Family of Maple Ridge man killed by cop appeals to Attorney General for help

The Din family want B.C. Attorney General David Eby to forward their case to Crown

In a 2019 photograph, Yin Yin Din held a picture of her brother Kyaw Naing Din, 54, and her late father Hla Din who passed away in 2014, during a trip to Victoria. (The News files)
Spray paint was discovered at Hot Rocks. (Special to The News)

Popular Maple Ridge summer destination vandalized

Rocks discovered with spray paint along South Alouette

Spray paint was discovered at Hot Rocks. (Special to The News)
Police shut down 240 Street after a single vehicle accident. (The News files)

Maple Ridge man dies following crash

Police believe he went into medical distress before accident

Police shut down 240 Street after a single vehicle accident. (The News files)
Golden Ears park is expected to be busy again this summer. (The News files)

Golden Ears Provincial Park sees 10,000 vehicles over Easter

Average for entire month is 18,000

Golden Ears park is expected to be busy again this summer. (The News files)
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is hosting a trivia night fundraiser on Hit TV. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Community Foundation holding TV trivia game night

Tickets are $10 for each player or team

The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is hosting a trivia night fundraiser on Hit TV. (Special to The News)
Chef Trevor Randle will be presenting a variety of educational cooking demonstrations, where he will guide participants through a series of B.C. grown, quick and budget-friendly recipes. (Special to The News)
Chef Trevor Randle will be presenting a variety of educational cooking demonstrations, where he will guide participants through a series of B.C. grown, quick and budget-friendly recipes. (Special to The News)
Linda Peters want to start a Butterflyway in the community. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge gardener rallying community to create a ‘butterflyway’

Linda Peters has volunteered with the David Suzuki Foundation to become a butterflyway ranger

Linda Peters want to start a Butterflyway in the community. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Witnesses say a vehicle rolled more than once along River Road Friday morning. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Driver and dog leave scene of Maple Ridge rollover

The single vehicle accident happened along River Road by Kanaka Creek Regional Park

Witnesses say a vehicle rolled more than once along River Road Friday morning. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Teachers from SD42 and other districts in the Lower Mainland flocked to Surrey on Tuesday in the hopes of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. (Sheelagh Brothers/Twitter)

SD42 teachers race to Surrey for leftover COVID vaccines

Maple Ridge Teachers Association head: “There’s no clear directive right now”

Teachers from SD42 and other districts in the Lower Mainland flocked to Surrey on Tuesday in the hopes of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. (Sheelagh Brothers/Twitter)
A Multicultural Women’s group at the Family Education and Support Centre where women from very different parts of the world get together to learn about each other’s culture by cooking on Zoom. “We can build intercultural trust when we learn from each other,” said Carolina Echeverri, Local Immigration Partnership Secretariat at the centre. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows groups receive funds to combat racism

192 organizations across B.C. received part of $1.2 million for their anti-racism initiatives

A Multicultural Women’s group at the Family Education and Support Centre where women from very different parts of the world get together to learn about each other’s culture by cooking on Zoom. “We can build intercultural trust when we learn from each other,” said Carolina Echeverri, Local Immigration Partnership Secretariat at the centre. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge author Leanne Van Dongen, 19, has just published her fourth book. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge teen author takes a stab at horror

Leanne Van Dongen’s fourth book is the first in her new series called Death Life

Maple Ridge author Leanne Van Dongen, 19, has just published her fourth book. (Special to The News)
Robert Coates is a Maple Ridge resident and photographer who shared a photograph of Kanaka Creek taken on one of his visits to the Cliff Falls area of the regional park. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge firefighters rescue two in separate incidents over Easter long weekend

Both incidents took place at Cliff Falls area in Kanaka Creek Regional Park

Robert Coates is a Maple Ridge resident and photographer who shared a photograph of Kanaka Creek taken on one of his visits to the Cliff Falls area of the regional park. (Special to The News)
Kristi Blakeway, centre, with high school students who were involved with Project HELLO. (THE NEWS/files)

Maple Ridge principal receives provincial award for helping others

Kristi Blakeway is the recipient of the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship

Kristi Blakeway, centre, with high school students who were involved with Project HELLO. (THE NEWS/files)
The scope of the power outage in Maple Ridge Wednesday morning. (Google Maps/Special to The News)

UPDATE: Hundreds without power in Maple Ridge

Power went out at 9:17 a.m.

The scope of the power outage in Maple Ridge Wednesday morning. (Google Maps/Special to The News)
A GoFundMe has been set up for Tracy Dass and her children Linden, 10, and Rylee, 5, whose townhouse sustained major damage after a fire in a neighbouring unit Tuesday morning, March 30. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)

“All I saw was bright orange” – Maple Ridge mother of two describes escape from fire

Tracy Dass and her two children are thankful the outcome wasn’t worse

A GoFundMe has been set up for Tracy Dass and her children Linden, 10, and Rylee, 5, whose townhouse sustained major damage after a fire in a neighbouring unit Tuesday morning, March 30. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)