Colleen Flanagan

Bird’s, Bee’s, Bears, and Bugs takes place Sunday, Aug. 16. (THE NEWS-files)

Learn about bees, bears, birds and bugs at Maple Ridge farm

Event to take place at Deep Roots Family Farm

Bird’s, Bee’s, Bears, and Bugs takes place Sunday, Aug. 16. (THE NEWS-files)
Scenes from Hallmark’s Love on Harbor Island was filmed at Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in October. (Contributed)

Maple Ridge movie industry almost back to “normal”

City of Maple Ridge film production liaison “swamped with productions”

Scenes from Hallmark’s Love on Harbor Island was filmed at Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in October. (Contributed)
B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming announced on Tuesday Aug. 11, that the school start date would be delayed. (THE NEWS-files)
B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming announced on Tuesday Aug. 11, that the school start date would be delayed. (THE NEWS-files)
Residents are being treated after a fire at a building along Laity Street in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty-THE NEWS)

Residents treated for smoke inhalation after fire in Maple Ridge building

Fire took place in the 11800 block of Laity Street

Residents are being treated after a fire at a building along Laity Street in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty-THE NEWS)
An air ambulance was called to Thornhill Elementary for a person who fell off a roof. (THE NEWS-files)

VIDEO: Person falls from roof in Maple Ridge

Air ambulance was called but victim taken by ground instead

An air ambulance was called to Thornhill Elementary for a person who fell off a roof. (THE NEWS-files)
Fraser Health is holding Falls Prevention Clinics virtually. (Contributed)
Fraser Health is holding Falls Prevention Clinics virtually. (Contributed)
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in Maple Ridge.

Hallmark shoots film at artisan cheese store in Maple Ridge

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters the backdrop of multiple scenes

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in Maple Ridge.
Flip flops discarded at Horseman’s Park in Maple Ridge. (Contributed)
Flip flops discarded at Horseman’s Park in Maple Ridge. (Contributed)
Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank, receives a cheque from the Ironworkers Local 97 on Wednesday. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge food bank receives $10,000 donation

Friends In Need Food Bank received cheque from Ironworkers Local 97

Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank, receives a cheque from the Ironworkers Local 97 on Wednesday. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Pitt Meadows fire chief Mike Larsson. (Contributed)
Pitt Meadows fire chief Mike Larsson. (Contributed)
Premier John Horgan was in Maple Ridge, flanked by MLAs Bob D’Eith and Lisa Beare as he made a new health care announcement. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Premier in Maple Ridge for health care announcement

Urgent and primary care centre gets permanent home in Haney Place Mall

Premier John Horgan was in Maple Ridge, flanked by MLAs Bob D’Eith and Lisa Beare as he made a new health care announcement. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Golden Ears provincial park was closed to traffic Sunday morning Aug. 2, 2020 due to what RCMP called a ‘medical incident’ (Maple Ridge News file)

Less traffic heading to Golden Ears park

Number of vehicles accessing the Maple Ridge park down during the long weekend

Golden Ears provincial park was closed to traffic Sunday morning Aug. 2, 2020 due to what RCMP called a ‘medical incident’ (Maple Ridge News file)
Pitt Meadows fire chief Mike Larsson. (Contributed)
Pitt Meadows fire chief Mike Larsson. (Contributed)
Amy Thiessen started a GoFundMe page on July 21 to purchase books from black and indigenous owned bookstores for the free libraries across the province. (Contributed)

Pitt Meadows woman adding diversity to Little Free Libraries across B.C.

Amy Thiessen started a GoFundMe page to purchase books by black and indigenous authors

Amy Thiessen started a GoFundMe page on July 21 to purchase books from black and indigenous owned bookstores for the free libraries across the province. (Contributed)
A socially-distanced Seniors Week was celebrated outside the Pitt Meadows Seniors Recreation Centre recently. (THE NEWS files)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows seniors can expect new resource guide in September

More information on elder abuse prevention and legal support services

A socially-distanced Seniors Week was celebrated outside the Pitt Meadows Seniors Recreation Centre recently. (THE NEWS files)
ARMS asking people to enjoy B.C. rivers this Rivers Day. (THE NEWS files)

Ridge Meadows Rivers Day cancelled this year

ARMS asking for help to clean up the Alouette

ARMS asking people to enjoy B.C. rivers this Rivers Day. (THE NEWS files)
Glenn Hurst is a Maple Ridge resident who is frustrated by traffic congestion caused by the Golden Ears Provincial Park on summer weekends. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge resident frustrated with Yennadon traffic congestion

Traffic along 232 Street a nightmare for those living in Silver Valley and Rock Ridge

Glenn Hurst is a Maple Ridge resident who is frustrated by traffic congestion caused by the Golden Ears Provincial Park on summer weekends. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Marissa Stalman’s ongoing commitment to working with persons with dementia was inspired by her journey with her grandmother, Pat Stalman, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia before passing away January, 2020. (Contributed)

Pandemic support for people with dementia in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

My Fears and Frustrations: Living with Dementia During a Pandemic is a free one-hour virtual peer-support group

Marissa Stalman’s ongoing commitment to working with persons with dementia was inspired by her journey with her grandmother, Pat Stalman, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia before passing away January, 2020. (Contributed)
Erissa Yong-Wilson, 66, died after a plane crash at Stave Lake on Monday, July 27.                                 (Facebook)

UPDATE: Woman killed in Mission plane crash identified as popular Pitt Meadows pilot

Erissa Yong-Wilson, 66, died after a plane crash at Stave Lake

Erissa Yong-Wilson, 66, died after a plane crash at Stave Lake on Monday, July 27.                                 (Facebook)
Ligia Carvalh, who currently calls Maple Ridge home, was a finalist in the 11th annual 2020 International Book Awards for her book Grandma is a Star: A Book About Grief for Kids. (Contributed)

Children’s author who calls Maple Ridge home wins big at international contest

Her book about grief was a finalist at the 11th annual International Book Awards

Ligia Carvalh, who currently calls Maple Ridge home, was a finalist in the 11th annual 2020 International Book Awards for her book Grandma is a Star: A Book About Grief for Kids. (Contributed)