Colleen Flanagan

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)
Racist graffiti was discovered in Westview Park. (Monica Sterling/Special to The News)

Racist graffiti discovered in Maple Ridge park

White spray paint was used to scrawl the word on a tree

Racist graffiti was discovered in Westview Park. (Monica Sterling/Special to The News)
Members of the MeadowRidge Rotary Club raise money for the Starfish Pack Program. (Special to The News)

Hundreds raised for children in need in Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows school district

Members of MeadowRidge Rotary Club sold hot dogs outside of FreshCo on Canada Day

Members of the MeadowRidge Rotary Club raise money for the Starfish Pack Program. (Special to The News)
Golden Ears Provincial Park (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press Media)
Golden Ears Provincial Park (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press Media)
Katzie First Nation artist Rain Pierre has been invited to speak at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria. (Special to The News)

Katzie First Nation artist speaking on cultural diplomacy in Austria

Rain Pierre was invited by Salzburg Global Seminar to speak at program running from July 4 to 8

Katzie First Nation artist Rain Pierre has been invited to speak at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria. (Special to The News)
Caribbean Fest will be taking place the end of July. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Caribbean Fest back

Vendors and volunteers needed for 22nd annual festival

Caribbean Fest will be taking place the end of July. (The News files)
Nancy Young and Carol Moisan, long time members of the Pitt Meadows Lions Club, serve pancakes. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Red and white fills Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows for Canada Day

Hundreds turned out to enjoy the celebrations

Nancy Young and Carol Moisan, long time members of the Pitt Meadows Lions Club, serve pancakes. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Canadian flags flew on many people’s heads in Memorial Peace Park for Canada Day. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Hundreds pack Maple Ridge park for Canada Day

There were three stages of entertainment, a marketplace, and plenty of activities for children

Canadian flags flew on many people’s heads in Memorial Peace Park for Canada Day. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The CP Rail crossing is closed off by concrete blocks at 272nd Street, off Lougheed Highway. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

CP Rail blocks crossing where fatal crash took Maple Ridge woman’s life

Transport Canada inspection cites hazardous conditions

The CP Rail crossing is closed off by concrete blocks at 272nd Street, off Lougheed Highway. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson (left) toured Maple Ridge Treatment Centre today (Thursday, June 30, 2022) and stopped in the multi-purpose room to hear from some of the staff. She was there, with MLA Lisa Beare, and MLA Bob D’Eith to announce new youth beds for the facility. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: 4 new youth substance-use beds announced for Maple Ridge

Province announces that added spaces will be at Maple Ridge Treatment Centre for men

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson (left) toured Maple Ridge Treatment Centre today (Thursday, June 30, 2022) and stopped in the multi-purpose room to hear from some of the staff. She was there, with MLA Lisa Beare, and MLA Bob D’Eith to announce new youth beds for the facility. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Andre Roberge addressed a crowd at his launch party, his wife Lindsay Roberge (left) and cousin John Jones (centre) among those at Saturday’s event. (Special to The News)

Another hat in the ring for Maple Ridge city council

Andre Roberge made his candidacy announcement at an event on Saturday, June 25

Andre Roberge addressed a crowd at his launch party, his wife Lindsay Roberge (left) and cousin John Jones (centre) among those at Saturday’s event. (Special to The News)
Katie Potts lost her right leg and most of her right hand in the 2021 accident. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge woman credits Salmon Arm couple with saving her life

Katie Potts was a passenger in a car that veered off the Coquihalla in 2021

Katie Potts lost her right leg and most of her right hand in the 2021 accident. (Special to The News)
Scott Thomas Anderson (Oliver), Juliet Logan (Ganymede), Megan Kimoto (Touchstone), Eric Scribner (Corin), Tyler Boe (Orlando). (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge theatrical group serves up As You Like It for this summer’s Bard

The Emerald Pig Society is excited to bring back Bard on the Bandstand

Scott Thomas Anderson (Oliver), Juliet Logan (Ganymede), Megan Kimoto (Touchstone), Eric Scribner (Corin), Tyler Boe (Orlando). (Special to The News)
Moms stop the Harm created a mandala in Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park on the sixth anniversary of the overdose public health emergency. (The News files)

Provincial committee looking for input into overdose crisis

In Maple Ridge there have been 15 deaths between January and April, 2022

Moms stop the Harm created a mandala in Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park on the sixth anniversary of the overdose public health emergency. (The News files)
The Maple Ridge Aquatic Facility has been closed until further notice. (The News files)

Discovery of metal wires in pools causes indefinite closure of Maple Ridge aquatic facility

Wires discovered in lane pool, leisure pool, and hot tub

The Maple Ridge Aquatic Facility has been closed until further notice. (The News files)
An abandoned house went up in flames Saturday evening. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

House goes up in flames in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge fire chief says fire is suspicious

An abandoned house went up in flames Saturday evening. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The Maple Ridge Concert Band will be playing a free concert in Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday, June 28. (Special to The News)

Concert band performing free event in downtown Maple Ridge park

Concert takes place Tuesday, June 28, with other free concerts to come

The Maple Ridge Concert Band will be playing a free concert in Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday, June 28. (Special to The News)
Upcoming country music artist Kassandra Clack of Maple Ridge just released her latest single, <em>Airplane Champagne</em>. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge country artist flying high with new release

Kassandra Clack performed at Canadian Music Week’s Jim Beam Showcase in Toronto

Upcoming country music artist Kassandra Clack of Maple Ridge just released her latest single, <em>Airplane Champagne</em>. (Special to The News)
Uzair Rizwan, a summer education assistant at the recycling society, wants the community to join him in avoiding single-use plastics this July. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge recycling society encouraging community to take part in Plastic Free July

Follow summer student Uzair Rizwan online and share stories

Uzair Rizwan, a summer education assistant at the recycling society, wants the community to join him in avoiding single-use plastics this July. (Special to The News)
Joe arrived at the Maple Ridge branch as a stray and is in his retirement years. He is one of three cats up for adoption at the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (BCSPCA/Facebook)
Joe arrived at the Maple Ridge branch as a stray and is in his retirement years. He is one of three cats up for adoption at the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (BCSPCA/Facebook)
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