Joti Grewal

Golden Ears Writers and Readers festival returns to Maple Ridge

Golden Ears Writers and Readers festival returns to Maple Ridge

Event to feature workshops leads by writers, like local Cathy Ace

Golden Ears Writers and Readers festival returns to Maple Ridge
Higher elevations in Maple Ridge will get 15 to 25 cm of snow. (Black Press Media files)

WEATHER: Snowfall warning in effect for Maple Ridge

All School District 42 school are open Friday

Higher elevations in Maple Ridge will get 15 to 25 cm of snow. (Black Press Media files)
A company that offers sex doll rentals will open in Langley on Friday. (Natrl–Facebook)

Sex doll rental company takes up residence in Langley

The dolls undergo a ‘rigorous multi-stage cleaning process’ once returned

A company that offers sex doll rentals will open in Langley on Friday. (Natrl–Facebook)
Traffic is backing up on Highway 7 in Pitt Meadows due to a vehicle incident. (Google Maps)
Traffic is backing up on Highway 7 in Pitt Meadows due to a vehicle incident. (Google Maps)
Almost 800 people served by Operation Red Nose Ridge Meadows

Almost 800 people served by Operation Red Nose Ridge Meadows

A 12th annual holiday campaign raised more than $13,000 for a local non-profit

Almost 800 people served by Operation Red Nose Ridge Meadows
LifeLabs signage is seen outside of one of the lab’s Toronto locations, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

LifeLabs unable to confirm if Maple Ridge clients affected by data breach

LifeLabs said the data hack affected up to 15 million customes, majority in B.C. and Ontario

LifeLabs signage is seen outside of one of the lab’s Toronto locations, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
WEATHER: Special statement issued for Fraser Valley as storm approaches

WEATHER: Special statement issued for Fraser Valley as storm approaches

A strong Pacific storm will impact regions on Thursday afternoon and Friday

WEATHER: Special statement issued for Fraser Valley as storm approaches
In B.C., winter tires are defined as those with either the Mountain Snowflake symbol or the Mud and Snow (M+S) symbol, according to the RCMP. (The NEWS – files)                                Winter tires must be in good condition with a minimum tread depth of 3.5 millimetres, and must be used on designated highways from Oct. 1 to March 31.

How to prepare for winter driving conditions in Maple Ridge

Casualty crashes due to driving too fast for the conditions increase in December, ICBC reports

In B.C., winter tires are defined as those with either the Mountain Snowflake symbol or the Mud and Snow (M+S) symbol, according to the RCMP. (The NEWS – files)                                Winter tires must be in good condition with a minimum tread depth of 3.5 millimetres, and must be used on designated highways from Oct. 1 to March 31.
CP Rail to build an underpass and two overpasses along the tracks in Pitt Meadows to increase the flow of goods. (THE NEWS – files)
CP Rail to build an underpass and two overpasses along the tracks in Pitt Meadows to increase the flow of goods. (THE NEWS – files)
Leaving out attractants on your property could cost you more in the new year should the City of Maple Ridge move forward with bylaw changes. (Ross Davies – Special to THE NEWS)
Leaving out attractants on your property could cost you more in the new year should the City of Maple Ridge move forward with bylaw changes. (Ross Davies – Special to THE NEWS)
Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue doesn’t have plans to expand its team in the New Year. (THE NEWS – files)

Top Stories 2019: 2020 budget includes $10M for Pitt Meadows fire

Fire chief Mike Larsson presented department’s 2020 budget to council

Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue doesn’t have plans to expand its team in the New Year. (THE NEWS – files)
Jeff Sweetnam, at Spiritleaf said it took Health Canada 60 days to review all the products. (THE NEWS – Joti Grewal)
Jeff Sweetnam, at Spiritleaf said it took Health Canada 60 days to review all the products. (THE NEWS – Joti Grewal)
Enrolment in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District has been on the rise. (THE NEWS – files)
Enrolment in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District has been on the rise. (THE NEWS – files)
The Hammond Cedar sawmill had been in operation since 1910 before its closure in late September. (George Fournier – Maple Ridge Museum and Archives)

Top Stories 2019: Future of former Hammond Cedar sawmill site unknown

City didn’t plan for closure, Maple Ridge councillor says

The Hammond Cedar sawmill had been in operation since 1910 before its closure in late September. (George Fournier – Maple Ridge Museum and Archives)
West Coast Auto Group FC began scheduling teams on the new fields as soon as they were given the all-clear, said Susan Carr, director of the local soccer club. (THE NEWS – files)

Top Stories 2019: New all-weather fields in Maple Ridge have a positive impact

Maple Ridge will also use facilities for BC Summer Games

West Coast Auto Group FC began scheduling teams on the new fields as soon as they were given the all-clear, said Susan Carr, director of the local soccer club. (THE NEWS – files)
Marc Dalton was sworn in as Conservative Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge in November after defeating Liberal incumbent Dan Ruimy during the Oct. 21 federal election. (THE NEWS – files)

Top Stories 2019: Marc Dalton appointed to Conservatives Shadow Cabinet

He was sworn in as Conservative Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge in November

Marc Dalton was sworn in as Conservative Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge in November after defeating Liberal incumbent Dan Ruimy during the Oct. 21 federal election. (THE NEWS – files)
Cheryl Ashlie, president of ARMS, announced the new legal challenge and fundraising campaign in November. (Neil Corbett – THE NEWS)

Top Stories 2019: Conservation group raises $16,000 to take on City of Maple Ridge

The Alouette River Management Society opposes a city approved development near the river

Cheryl Ashlie, president of ARMS, announced the new legal challenge and fundraising campaign in November. (Neil Corbett – THE NEWS)
Once RapidBus service begins, the 595 Maple Meadows Station/Langley Centre route will see added service on weekdays. (Contributed)
Once RapidBus service begins, the 595 Maple Meadows Station/Langley Centre route will see added service on weekdays. (Contributed)
Updates to the nearly 40-year-old facility included modernizing and upgrading the aquatic area, change rooms, lobby and mechanical and filtration systems. (THE NEWS – files)                                New Maple Ridge Leisure Centre opens its doors this summer. (THE NEWS/files)

Top Stories 2019: Maple Ridge pool getting ready to re-open after two years

The facility has been closed for nearly two years

Updates to the nearly 40-year-old facility included modernizing and upgrading the aquatic area, change rooms, lobby and mechanical and filtration systems. (THE NEWS – files)                                New Maple Ridge Leisure Centre opens its doors this summer. (THE NEWS/files)
A Maple Ridge resident is hoping a forgotten historical marker commemorating the Abernethy and Lougheed Logging Company gets a new life. (Colleen Flanagan – The NEWS)

‘Clean up sign commemorating Abernethy logging and Churchill’

Maple Ridge historical marker uncovered during bypass improvements.

A Maple Ridge resident is hoping a forgotten historical marker commemorating the Abernethy and Lougheed Logging Company gets a new life. (Colleen Flanagan – The NEWS)