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Maple Ridge fire chief Michael Van Dop is concerned about the dry conditions this long weekend and people lighting campfires. (Mission City Record/Special to The News)

Take care with campfires this long weekend warns Maple Ridge fire chief

Currently no campfire ban, but conditions are dry

Maple Ridge fire chief Michael Van Dop is concerned about the dry conditions this long weekend and people lighting campfires. (Mission City Record/Special to The News)
Paul Filek is performing in Maple Ridge for the Summer Happenings concert series. (Special to The News)

Pop concert tonight at the bandstand in Maple Ridge

Paul Filek and Nette performing Friday, July 29, for the city’s Summer Happenings concert series

Paul Filek is performing in Maple Ridge for the Summer Happenings concert series. (Special to The News)
Forrest Smith, director of engineering with the City of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

City approves $1.5 M to replace culvert in Maple Ridge

Work expected to be completed in September

Forrest Smith, director of engineering with the City of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Troy Edwards, 17, was at the Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event with his mother Deanna Edwards, and his sister Kendyl, 10. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Hundreds check out career and education opportunities in Maple Ridge

The Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event was held Thursday, July 28

Troy Edwards, 17, was at the Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event with his mother Deanna Edwards, and his sister Kendyl, 10. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
This year’s Ridge Meadows Royals U15A team that will be competing in the provincials includes: Cooper Tuck, Karson Armstrong, Karsten Doran, Colby Nicol, Nathan Haynes, Jackson Holland, Cameron Juhasz, Michael Konowalchuk, Nathan Kuipers, Rowan Jacques-Familia, Ryder Teasdale and Will Rerup. Coaches are: Jordan Armstrong - head coach, Brendan Doran - assistant coach, Mike Haynes - assistant coach, Darren Nicol - assistant coach, and Ron Tuck - manger. (Special to The News)
This year’s Ridge Meadows Royals U15A team that will be competing in the provincials includes: Cooper Tuck, Karson Armstrong, Karsten Doran, Colby Nicol, Nathan Haynes, Jackson Holland, Cameron Juhasz, Michael Konowalchuk, Nathan Kuipers, Rowan Jacques-Familia, Ryder Teasdale and Will Rerup. Coaches are: Jordan Armstrong - head coach, Brendan Doran - assistant coach, Mike Haynes - assistant coach, Darren Nicol - assistant coach, and Ron Tuck - manger. (Special to The News)
A seniors only bench at this years Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

Seniors take the stage at Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Countryfest

Prime Timers Show Down featured Ridge Meadows Seniors Society groups

A seniors only bench at this years Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Countryfest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News) 
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Countryfest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News) 
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
The Caribbean Festival takes place this weekend at the Albion Fairgrounds. (The News files)

Caribbean Fest ready to Stir It Up this weekend in Maple Ridge

Launch takes place downtown the evening of Thursday, July 28

The Caribbean Festival takes place this weekend at the Albion Fairgrounds. (The News files)
Artwork being put up in the constituency office of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare. (Facebook/Garibaldi Art Club)

MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows hosts art show in office

Exhibit put on by Garibaldi Art Club

Artwork being put up in the constituency office of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare. (Facebook/Garibaldi Art Club)
Janice Williams, the Community Adult Literacy Program coordinator with the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Literacy Committee. (Special to The News)

Adult literacy in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows gets major boost from province

More than $30,000 to go to the Community Adult Literacy Program

Janice Williams, the Community Adult Literacy Program coordinator with the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Literacy Committee. (Special to The News)
A schedule for the cooling centre shuttle bus. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Shuttle bus in operation to cooling centre in Maple Ridge

Bus providing transportation both to and from Greg Moore Youth Centre

A schedule for the cooling centre shuttle bus. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Work is starting this fall on widening Lougheed Highway between 266 Street and 287 Street. (Google Maps)
Work is starting this fall on widening Lougheed Highway between 266 Street and 287 Street. (Google Maps)
Speedo is now a sponsor of the Ridge Meadows Swim Club. (Sarah Rudolf/Special to The News)

Speedo a sponsor of swim club servicing Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

First Speedo sponsorship in Canada for swim club of its size

Speedo is now a sponsor of the Ridge Meadows Swim Club. (Sarah Rudolf/Special to The News)
Tubing on the Alouette River in Maple Ridge is a popular way to beat the heat during the most scorching summer days. (The News files)

Cooling centre to open this week in Maple Ridge

Temperatures expected to reach between 31 C and 35 C

Tubing on the Alouette River in Maple Ridge is a popular way to beat the heat during the most scorching summer days. (The News files)
Scott Jones of West Coast Auto Group speaks to guests of the auto group’s 47th Annual Texas Scramble Golf Tournament. (Special to The News)

Teeing off in support of Maple Ridge food bank

West Coast Auto Group’s annual tournament raised more than $1,000

Scott Jones of West Coast Auto Group speaks to guests of the auto group’s 47th Annual Texas Scramble Golf Tournament. (Special to The News)
Xavier, 4, sorts tins for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child at a previous bottle drive. (Special to The News)

Upcoming bottle drive to help children in need at Christmas

Money raised will go to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

Xavier, 4, sorts tins for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child at a previous bottle drive. (Special to The News)
Kat Naud and her horse Kaala Jaadu. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge horse rider writes about her battle with chronic pain

The Other Side is available at Barnes & Noble

Kat Naud and her horse Kaala Jaadu. (Special to The News)
A person competes in a former PNW-ISA Tree Climbing Competition. (PNW-ISA/Facebook)

Tree climbers to invade Maple Ridge Park for B.C. competition

The event is hosted by the Pacific Northwest International Society of Arboriculture

A person competes in a former PNW-ISA Tree Climbing Competition. (PNW-ISA/Facebook)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a report of a child falling in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Toddler airlifted to hospital after fall in Maple Ridge

The 3-year-old fell a little more than two metres

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a report of a child falling in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
Jeanette Hawley, who belongs to the craft group who work out of the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre, will be making more of the fidget quilts for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

New program gives fidget quilts to those with dementia in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Fidget quilts allow people with dementia or Alzheimer’s to keep their hands active

Jeanette Hawley, who belongs to the craft group who work out of the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre, will be making more of the fidget quilts for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
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