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BC Hydro crews are on scene completing scheduled work in the Silver Valley area of Maple Ridge on Monday, June 29, 2020 leaving more than 600 customers without power. (BC Hydro)

More than 600 BC Hydro customers without power in Maple Ridge

Crews are on scene completing scheduled work

BC Hydro crews are on scene completing scheduled work in the Silver Valley area of Maple Ridge on Monday, June 29, 2020 leaving more than 600 customers without power. (BC Hydro)
Ridge Meadow RCMP responded to assist a woman in distress on the Pitt River Bridge Friday night. (The News file)

RCMP pull 19-year-old woman to safety from Pitt River Bridge

Westbound lanes were closed to traffic Friday evening

Ridge Meadow RCMP responded to assist a woman in distress on the Pitt River Bridge Friday night. (The News file)
Dashcam footage posted on Reddit June 23, 2020 shows a driver of a car speeding through a Maple Ridge school zone and veering into oncoming traffic passing a pair of motorcycles. (Screenshot)
Dashcam footage posted on Reddit June 23, 2020 shows a driver of a car speeding through a Maple Ridge school zone and veering into oncoming traffic passing a pair of motorcycles. (Screenshot)
City of Maple Ridge and City of Pitt Meadows have extended the property tax deadline to September 30. On October 1 a single tax payment penalty of 10 per cent will be applied to all property taxes not paid before the deadline. (Special to The News)

Where to apply for relief and pay property taxes in Ridge Meadows

Deadline to pay without penalty is September 30

City of Maple Ridge and City of Pitt Meadows have extended the property tax deadline to September 30. On October 1 a single tax payment penalty of 10 per cent will be applied to all property taxes not paid before the deadline. (Special to The News)
Contests, scavenger hunt, crafts and entertainment planned for virtual Canada Day

Contests, scavenger hunt, crafts and entertainment planned for virtual Canada Day

Pitt Meadows unveils plans to mark country’s 153 birthday

Contests, scavenger hunt, crafts and entertainment planned for virtual Canada Day
RCMP Emergency Respond Team were called to the 20300 block of Dale Drive in the Hammond neighbourhood of Maple Ridge around 12:45 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2020 where a 28-year-old man was arrested. (Christina Sakali/Special to The News)

Emergency Response Team deployed to assist in arrest of 28-year-old Maple Ridge man

Police were called to the Hammond neighbourhood Monday afternoon

RCMP Emergency Respond Team were called to the 20300 block of Dale Drive in the Hammond neighbourhood of Maple Ridge around 12:45 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2020 where a 28-year-old man was arrested. (Christina Sakali/Special to The News)
A stalled vehicle on the Haney Bypass is impacting traffic Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Google Maps)
A stalled vehicle on the Haney Bypass is impacting traffic Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (Google Maps)
Spray parks in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are set to re-open June 18, 2020. (The News files)

Maple Ridge spray parks open June 18

Pitt Meadows spray park re-opened Thursday as well

Spray parks in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are set to re-open June 18, 2020. (The News files)
A crash on Golden Ears Way southbound has traffic backing up on the Golden Ears Bridge Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)

TRAFFIC: crash in Maple Ridge causes backup on Golden Ears Bridge

The incident was reported just before 8:30 a.m.

A crash on Golden Ears Way southbound has traffic backing up on the Golden Ears Bridge Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)
Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat in Maple Ridge awarded a private one night stay to three winners who recognized for keeping their community safe during the pandemic. The retreat received 77 nomination. (Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat/Facebook)

Paramedics and seniors care home server awarded private lakeside retreat in Maple Ridge

Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre called for nominees keeping their community safe during COVID-19

Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat in Maple Ridge awarded a private one night stay to three winners who recognized for keeping their community safe during the pandemic. The retreat received 77 nomination. (Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat/Facebook)
Police boats were called in to search the Fraser River after a report that a plane had crashed where the river runs between Langley and Maple Ridge (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)

Search for plane in Fraser River continues five days after crash

A plane was reported seen plunging into the river between Langley and Maple Ridge

Police boats were called in to search the Fraser River after a report that a plane had crashed where the river runs between Langley and Maple Ridge (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)
In a Wednesday, June 10 update the Langley Lodge reported no new cases of COVID-19 or fatalities. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Lodge reports no new COVID-19 cases, deaths

An outbreak at the care home was declared for a second time on April 29

In a Wednesday, June 10 update the Langley Lodge reported no new cases of COVID-19 or fatalities. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Pitt Meadows Day was celebrated with a drive-by cheer on June 6, 2020. (Carolyn Baldridge/Special to The News)

PHOTOS: A ‘huge community turn out’ to celebrate Pitt Meadows Day

Watch a slide show created by organizers of celebrations past

Pitt Meadows Day was celebrated with a drive-by cheer on June 6, 2020. (Carolyn Baldridge/Special to The News)
COVID-19 has impacted many in-person events including how 2020 graduates celebrate the milestone. (Black Press Media File).

Maple Ridge to recognize 2020 grads with light display at Memorial Peace Park and community cheer

Community cheer scheduled for June 20 and light display available all month

COVID-19 has impacted many in-person events including how 2020 graduates celebrate the milestone. (Black Press Media File).
”Water fight!” writes Pitt Meadows Museum on this photo posted to their Facebook page from a Pitt Meadows Day celebration in 2015. This year’s 79th annual celebration will be celebrated virtually as provincial health officials have restricted gatherings of more than 50 people. (Pitt Meadows Museum/Facebook)

Community drive-by cheer planned for virtual Pitt Meadows Day

Annual celebration will be held June 6

”Water fight!” writes Pitt Meadows Museum on this photo posted to their Facebook page from a Pitt Meadows Day celebration in 2015. This year’s 79th annual celebration will be celebrated virtually as provincial health officials have restricted gatherings of more than 50 people. (Pitt Meadows Museum/Facebook)
Alan Millar, principal at Edith McDermott Elementary (EME) in Pitt Meadows, shared a series of videos on YouTube showing how the school is set-up to welcome students returning to the classroom June 1, 2020. (Alan Millar video screen grab)
Alan Millar, principal at Edith McDermott Elementary (EME) in Pitt Meadows, shared a series of videos on YouTube showing how the school is set-up to welcome students returning to the classroom June 1, 2020. (Alan Millar video screen grab)
The playground at Tolmie Park in Maple Ridge along with all other community playgrounds are set to reopen Monday, June 1, 2020. (Google Maps)

Maple Ridge playgrounds set to reopen June 1

Health and safety protocols remain in place

The playground at Tolmie Park in Maple Ridge along with all other community playgrounds are set to reopen Monday, June 1, 2020. (Google Maps)
Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 21 C, except 25 C inland in Ridge Meadows on Thursday, May 28, 2020, according to Environment Canada. (Rudy van der Veen/Skitterphoto)

WEATHER: Temperatures to reach 21 degress in Ridge Meadows

Increasing cloudiness is forecasted early Thursday

Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 21 C, except 25 C inland in Ridge Meadows on Thursday, May 28, 2020, according to Environment Canada. (Rudy van der Veen/Skitterphoto)
‘Just getting to know Maple Ridge’: local resident discovers historical markers

‘Just getting to know Maple Ridge’: local resident discovers historical markers

Belle Morse Park was named after the former mayor who also served as a city councillor

‘Just getting to know Maple Ridge’: local resident discovers historical markers
UPDATE: One person dead, two in critical condition after Highway 1 collision in Langley

UPDATE: One person dead, two in critical condition after Highway 1 collision in Langley

A man and woman were taken to hospital in critical condition

UPDATE: One person dead, two in critical condition after Highway 1 collision in Langley