Mike Hall

(Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)
Mr. England owned the land between Lougheed Highway and Selkirk Avenue on the west side of 224th Street with Joan and Evelyn Jones. Joan was the younger child. Mr. England allowed the Jones family to camp on his land for 18 months. (Maple Ridge Museum)

Looking Back: The Depression hit Maple Ridge fast

In our earliest days, homelessness was the result of there being no homes

Mr. England owned the land between Lougheed Highway and Selkirk Avenue on the west side of 224th Street with Joan and Evelyn Jones. Joan was the younger child. Mr. England allowed the Jones family to camp on his land for 18 months. (Maple Ridge Museum)
Fire Chief Howard Exner investigates the scene of Wednesday’s first fire at Anita Place Tent City. (THE NEWS/files)

Evacuation order granted for Maple Ridge tent city

Provincial fire commissioner supports request by fire chief.

Fire Chief Howard Exner investigates the scene of Wednesday’s first fire at Anita Place Tent City. (THE NEWS/files)
(Contributed)                                Staff at the Maple Ridge Museum are proud of the work they do, and their potato rock.

Looking Back: The story of ‘potato rock’

‘Every day we talk to local people about their history’

(Contributed)                                Staff at the Maple Ridge Museum are proud of the work they do, and their potato rock.
Barricades on 223rd Street on Saturday. (Alliance Against Displacement)

UPDATE: Safety regulations enforced at Maple Ridge tent city

Organizers protest as court order enforced.

Barricades on 223rd Street on Saturday. (Alliance Against Displacement)
The driver had to be extricated. (Curtis Kreklau/contributed)

UPDATE: Truck shears power pole in Pitt Meadows

Driver’s condition downgraded from serious.

The driver had to be extricated. (Curtis Kreklau/contributed)
A plane flipped over at Pitt Meadows airport on Monday. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

UPDATE: Plane flips over at Pitt Meadows airport

Runway closed for an undetermined length of time.

A plane flipped over at Pitt Meadows airport on Monday. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
(Shane MacKichan photo)                                Police investigate the incident on228th Street in Maple Ridge.

UPDATE: Elderly man dies after being struck by van in Maple Ridge

Incident occurred on 228th Street while it was snowing.

(Shane MacKichan photo)                                Police investigate the incident on228th Street in Maple Ridge.
Firefighters try to put out the rest of the fire from Ford Road. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

UPDATE: One of two major Pitt Meadows fires at former, licensed grow-op

A dozen or more cattle killed in first one.

Firefighters try to put out the rest of the fire from Ford Road. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
O’Neill signs some autographs at the gala. (Michael Hall/THE NEWS)

O’Neill honoured as Home Town Hero

Becomes 43rd Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows inductee

O’Neill signs some autographs at the gala. (Michael Hall/THE NEWS)
Westbound HOV highway lane in Pitt Meadows closed Wednesday a.m.

Westbound HOV highway lane in Pitt Meadows closed Wednesday a.m.

Asphalt being laid for improved bus stop.

Westbound HOV highway lane in Pitt Meadows closed Wednesday a.m.
(Michael Hall/THE NEWS)                                An armoured vehicle leaves the rental property on Bosonworth Avenue.

Police surround rental house in east Maple Ridge

Langley RCMP execute search warrant in relation to robbery.

(Michael Hall/THE NEWS)                                An armoured vehicle leaves the rental property on Bosonworth Avenue.
A video shows flames shooting more than five metres high near 223rd Street and inside the homeless camp fencing.

UPDATE: Woman in hospital following fire at Maple Ridge homeless camp

Reports of explosions early Saturday.

A video shows flames shooting more than five metres high near 223rd Street and inside the homeless camp fencing.
Roads reopen in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, but power still out for some

Roads reopen in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, but power still out for some

Another 24-26 hours, according to B.C. Hydro

Roads reopen in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, but power still out for some
Marlowe Evans.

Being Young: Photos play important role in my life

A mix of digital and physical photos.

Marlowe Evans.
A 2001 Monte Carlo.

Pitt Meadows pair arrested, charged after stolen car recovered

Both were wanted on outstanding warrants.

A 2001 Monte Carlo.
Flames goalie Paul Tucek scored his first goal on Saturday. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Goalie scores as Flames sink Whalers

Paul Tucek pots empty-netter, then fights break out.

Flames goalie Paul Tucek scored his first goal on Saturday. (Twitter)
Tyler O’Neill made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals this past season. (Taka Yanagimoto/St. Louis Cardinals)

O’Neill a homegrown power hitter

Tyler O’Neill of Maple Ridge made his major league debut this past season

Tyler O’Neill made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals this past season. (Taka Yanagimoto/St. Louis Cardinals)
(Facebook)                                Fire at Anita Place Tent City on Sunday.

UPDATE: Maple Ridge fire department investigating tent blaze at Anita Place

Fifth fire at homeless camp in 18 months.

(Facebook)                                Fire at Anita Place Tent City on Sunday.
Fat-free sweet potato bisque.

On Cooking: Sweet potato bisque

This fat-free sweet potato bisque is the perfect fall recipe.

Fat-free sweet potato bisque.