Colleen Flanagan

The City of Maple Ridge hosted an Innovation in Emerging Cities forum in 2018 at The ACT to foster an innovative and creative culture for industry, government and education. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Community Leaders Forum moved online

Second annual event will take place on Zoom

The City of Maple Ridge hosted an Innovation in Emerging Cities forum in 2018 at The ACT to foster an innovative and creative culture for industry, government and education. (The News files)
Karen Robertson donated $207 to the local Legion from her crocheted poppies. (Leta Robertson/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows woman donates hundreds to local Poppy Fund with her crocheted creations

Karen Robertson crocheted poppies and donated $3 from each to the fund

Karen Robertson donated $207 to the local Legion from her crocheted poppies. (Leta Robertson/Special to The News)
St. George’s Anglican Church is hosting a virtual non-denominational candle-lighting evening to remember those that have passed away. (St. George’s Anglican Church/Special to The News)

UPDATE: Hospice society in Maple Ridge to hold virtual candle-lighting ceremony

Time To Remember will honour the memory of those in the community that have passed away

St. George’s Anglican Church is hosting a virtual non-denominational candle-lighting evening to remember those that have passed away. (St. George’s Anglican Church/Special to The News)
Cheyanna Miller, left, plays Alice and Aysha Maas plays the Red Queen in Maple Ridge Secondary’s COVID-version of Alice In Wonderland. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge production takes Alice down the COVID rabbit hole

Maple Ridge Secondary films COVID-themed production of Alice In Wonderland

Cheyanna Miller, left, plays Alice and Aysha Maas plays the Red Queen in Maple Ridge Secondary’s COVID-version of Alice In Wonderland. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Pet portrait, watercolour on paper, August 2019. (Animal Aid and Welfare Club/Special to The News)

Westview students painting pet portraits for animal rescue

Portraits of pets, humans and also unique Christmas cards being sold to benefit International Animal Rescue

Pet portrait, watercolour on paper, August 2019. (Animal Aid and Welfare Club/Special to The News)
Abdalla Hassan of Maple Ridge picked up his winnings Nov. 9. (B.C. Lottery Corporation/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge man wins big on scratch ticket

Abdalla Hassan bought the winning ticket on break at work

Abdalla Hassan of Maple Ridge picked up his winnings Nov. 9. (B.C. Lottery Corporation/Special to The News)
Christmas clothing and household goods giveaway to take place Dec. 12. (Ernie Jantzen/Special to The News)

Household goods Christmas giveaway coming to Maple Ridge

Giveaway will include clothing, linen, toys, books, shoes and small household appliances

Christmas clothing and household goods giveaway to take place Dec. 12. (Ernie Jantzen/Special to The News)
Fred and Gerry Forder will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21. (Barb Romans/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge couple to celebrate 60 years together

Fred and Gerry Forder got married Nov. 21, 1960 in New Westminster

Fred and Gerry Forder will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21. (Barb Romans/Special to The News)
The Salvation Army kettle campaign starts Friday, Nov. 20. (The News/files)

Safety key for this years Salvation Army kettle campaign in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Contactless donations, PPE for volunteers, and physical distancing will be in place

The Salvation Army kettle campaign starts Friday, Nov. 20. (The News/files)
There will be not Santa Claus parade or Christmas festival this year. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge Drive-through for Santa Cause cancelled

The event was to be held on Dec. 5 at the Albion Fairgrounds

There will be not Santa Claus parade or Christmas festival this year. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Two new EV chargers outside c’usqunela elementary. (SD42/Special to The News)

EV chargers installed at c’usqunela elementary in Maple Ridge

SD42 has no plans yet for other schools

Two new EV chargers outside c’usqunela elementary. (SD42/Special to The News)
St. George’s Anglican Church is hosting a non-denominational candle-lighting evening to remember those that have passed away. (St. George’s Anglican Church/Special to The News)

All invited to ceremony for lost loved ones in Maple Ridge

St. George’s Anglican Church will be holding two candle-lighting services this year

St. George’s Anglican Church is hosting a non-denominational candle-lighting evening to remember those that have passed away. (St. George’s Anglican Church/Special to The News)
Lights decorate Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows to celebrate the holiday season in month-long event

Family-friendly event takes place throughout December

Lights decorate Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
Local historian Sheila Nickols passed away Oct. 31. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

A champion of Maple Ridge history has passed away

Sheila Nickols passed away on Oct. 31 after short battle with cancer

Local historian Sheila Nickols passed away Oct. 31. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
Meadowridge School held a Wall Against Hunger and collected more than 2,620 pounds, (1,188 kgs), of food on Oct. 19.	(Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge food bank gets some much needed help for holiday season

Downtown Maple Ridge BIA October food drive collects more than 2,000 pounds

Meadowridge School held a Wall Against Hunger and collected more than 2,620 pounds, (1,188 kgs), of food on Oct. 19.	(Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)
A girl in Costa Rica holds her Operation Christmas Child shoebox in a reusable bag made by inmates at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. (Barb Gustafson/Special to The News)

Boxes still available to fill for Ridge Meadows Operation Christmas Child

Drop-off for Operation Christmas Child will take place Nov. 16-22

A girl in Costa Rica holds her Operation Christmas Child shoebox in a reusable bag made by inmates at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. (Barb Gustafson/Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows actress Mia Bella Shewchuk, 11, won two Joeys at the national awards gala on Saturday. (Alaina Zecchini/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows actress receives national recognition

Mia Bella Shewchuk won two Joey Awards at the 8th annual gala

Pitt Meadows actress Mia Bella Shewchuk, 11, won two Joeys at the national awards gala on Saturday. (Alaina Zecchini/Special to The News)
Jean Davidson with Holy Spirit Anglican Church is asking people not to go to the church to listen to the bells this year. But, because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on gatherings, to listen in their yards or a safe place nearby. (Google Maps/Special to The News)

102 bells to ring out in Whonnock for Remembrance Day

Holy Spirit Anglican Church to ring one bell for every year since the end of the First World War

Jean Davidson with Holy Spirit Anglican Church is asking people not to go to the church to listen to the bells this year. But, because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on gatherings, to listen in their yards or a safe place nearby. (Google Maps/Special to The News)
Jason Nagy, centre, and his foster parents Peggy and Robert Maikawa. (Jason Nagy/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge volunteer reunites with foster parents after three decades

Discovered his name on a list of volunteers for the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive

Jason Nagy, centre, and his foster parents Peggy and Robert Maikawa. (Jason Nagy/Special to The News)
Patrick Hughes, member of the Seniors Network, Age Friendly Community Task Group, and David Cooke, manager of Business Solutions, Information Technology for the City of Maple Ridge, work on the Seniors Mapping App. (Seniors Network/Special to The News)

Seniors mapping program first for Maple Ridge

The goal of the program is to increase outdoor community participation for older adults

Patrick Hughes, member of the Seniors Network, Age Friendly Community Task Group, and David Cooke, manager of Business Solutions, Information Technology for the City of Maple Ridge, work on the Seniors Mapping App. (Seniors Network/Special to The News)