Maple Ridge News Staff

After Aug. 30, anyone wanting a COVID-19 vaccine will have to travel outside the community. (The News files)

COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Maple Ridge set to close in August

Anyone in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows wanting a dose will have to travel outside community

After Aug. 30, anyone wanting a COVID-19 vaccine will have to travel outside the community. (The News files)
Insp. Jayson Lucash. (Terrace Standard files)

Final appointment made to Ridge Meadows RCMP leadership team

Insp. Jayson Lucash first posted to Ridge Meadows detachment in ‘96

Insp. Jayson Lucash. (Terrace Standard files)
War Amps has made it possible for 14-year-old Callum Davies of Maple Ridge to enjoy a sport he loves, namely lacrosse. He’s been a member of the War Amps CHAMPS program since he was two. (War Amps/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge teen grateful for War Amps support

Amputee Callum Davie joins in celebrating 75 years of charity organization

War Amps has made it possible for 14-year-old Callum Davies of Maple Ridge to enjoy a sport he loves, namely lacrosse. He’s been a member of the War Amps CHAMPS program since he was two. (War Amps/Special to The News)
Brent Hayden shared a picture of himself, a few days ahead of the Olympics, on his Facebook page. (screengrab)

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission athletes make splash in Day 2 of Toyko Olympics

A swimmer and water polo player, both born and raised in Maple Ridge, giving their best at the Games

Brent Hayden shared a picture of himself, a few days ahead of the Olympics, on his Facebook page. (screengrab)
Scenes from the first day of free concerts at the annual Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest on Saturday, July 24. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Scenes from the first day of free concerts at the annual Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest on Saturday, July 24. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Jaden August made 14 birdies en route to his third win in as many appearances on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour on July 23 and 24 in Kelowna. (MJT)

Another win for Pitt Meadows golfer Jaden August

Third victory in as many appearance on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT)

Jaden August made 14 birdies en route to his third win in as many appearances on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour on July 23 and 24 in Kelowna. (MJT)
The Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

New program offers hope for those imprisoned in Maple Ridge

BladeRunners will train those transitioning back into community with employable skills

The Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
The Maple Ridge Fire Department has elevated the forest fire danger rating to extreme. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Additional fire safety measures being implemented at Maple Ridge parks

Forest fire danger rating is now at extreme

The Maple Ridge Fire Department has elevated the forest fire danger rating to extreme. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Phil Klapwyk is the NDP candidate running in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge during the next federal election. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge film union rep earns federal NDP candidacy

Phil Klapwyk carries New Democrat banner in imminent national election

Phil Klapwyk is the NDP candidate running in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge during the next federal election. (Special to The News)
Virpan Kumar was discovered deceased. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

UPDATE: Missing Maple Ridge man found deceased

Virpan Kumar was last seen at around 8 a.m. on Monday July 19

Virpan Kumar was discovered deceased. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows driver Jason Wesson is anxious to get back on the track for some race action next weekend in Mission. (<a href="http://martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/" target="_blank">Brent Martin</a>/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows driver revs up for race action

Jason Wesson is excited to get back on the track at Mission Raceway July 24 and 25

Pitt Meadows driver Jason Wesson is anxious to get back on the track for some race action next weekend in Mission. (<a href="http://martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/" target="_blank">Brent Martin</a>/Special to The News)
Tours of the recycling depot are open again this summer, so people can learn more about what happens after they put their recycling to the curb. (Special to The News)

All ages invited again to tour recycling depot

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society plans two events open to the public this summer, July 27 and Aug. 14

Tours of the recycling depot are open again this summer, so people can learn more about what happens after they put their recycling to the curb. (Special to The News)
Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)

PJHL president and former Ridge Meadows team owner Ray Stonehouse passes

Remembered as tough but fair ambassador for the league

Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)
Ambulatory Ramblers, a team at the Ridge Meadows Hospital that participated in this year’s Fund Run, received a catered lunch courtesy of Subway Restaurants - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Mini-golf contest in Maple Ridge Saturday helps raise money for hospital

All proceeds from the Haney Builders fun fundraiser will go to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation

Ambulatory Ramblers, a team at the Ridge Meadows Hospital that participated in this year’s Fund Run, received a catered lunch courtesy of Subway Restaurants - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Mechanic and B&F Automotive owner Sherwin Belgrave is spearheading another virtual music bingo fundraiser to help large farm animals impacted by the recent wildfire in Lytton. The online event runs this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (Special to The News)

Mechanic hosts different style of fundraiser for Lytton fire victims

A Maple Ridge shop owner hosts music bingo event Saturday to help care for the impacted farm animals

Mechanic and B&F Automotive owner Sherwin Belgrave is spearheading another virtual music bingo fundraiser to help large farm animals impacted by the recent wildfire in Lytton. The online event runs this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (Special to The News)
Hannah Everett and Tyler Boe (of Pitt Meadows) star in Theatre in the Country’s upcoming production of Salt-Water Moon. (Reg Parks/Special to The News)

After months away, Pitt Meadows actor back on stage before live audience

Theatre in the Country revives live stage shows with Salt-Water Moon

Hannah Everett and Tyler Boe (of Pitt Meadows) star in Theatre in the Country’s upcoming production of Salt-Water Moon. (Reg Parks/Special to The News)
Members of this year’s Cops for Cancer fundraising team helped out another non-profit Saturday. Several on the team pitched in to prepare the Albion Fairgrounds for the upcoming Country Fest. (Tina Kirkpatrick/Special to The News)

Army of volunteers stepping up to help prepare for Country Fest

Counting down the days before hundreds of 4-H Club members start converging…

Members of this year’s Cops for Cancer fundraising team helped out another non-profit Saturday. Several on the team pitched in to prepare the Albion Fairgrounds for the upcoming Country Fest. (Tina Kirkpatrick/Special to The News)
Art artist rendering of the new Pitt Meadows Fire Hall.
Art artist rendering of the new Pitt Meadows firehall. (Special to The News)

Province earmarks money for new Pitt Meadows emergency centre

A $25,000 grant will be used in the operations centre at the new firehall

Art artist rendering of the new Pitt Meadows Fire Hall.
Art artist rendering of the new Pitt Meadows firehall. (Special to The News)
Local dog owners are now able to visit participating shops and patios with their four-legged friend, and if they have a special dog tag, they can receive 10 per cent off from participating businesses. (Maple Ridge illustration)

Dogs earn shoppers discounts at Maple Ridge businesses

In a new city program, merchants offer 10% off to registered puppies (and owners) when shopping

Local dog owners are now able to visit participating shops and patios with their four-legged friend, and if they have a special dog tag, they can receive 10 per cent off from participating businesses. (Maple Ridge illustration)
Community Service, and its clients, are thankful for the charitable support the agency receives throughout the year. (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services screenshot)

Silent online auction raising money for community services

Agency helping children, youth, seniors, and families in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows hosts fundraiser

Community Service, and its clients, are thankful for the charitable support the agency receives throughout the year. (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services screenshot)