Maple Ridge News Staff

Back in the hospice thrift store parking lot, the downtown business improvement association will be holding its annual car boot sale on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Car boot sale returns to downtown Maple Ridge

Still time for vendors to sign up for the annual event in the hospice thrift store parking lot

Back in the hospice thrift store parking lot, the downtown business improvement association will be holding its annual car boot sale on Saturday, Aug. 13.
A few hundred people turned out for the launch of the first phase of Kanaka Springs, a large new development in East Maple Ridge. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)

PHOTOS: Ribbon spliced on new master-plan community

Show homes unveiled in new East Maple Ridge neighbourhood of single-family and town homes

A few hundred people turned out for the launch of the first phase of Kanaka Springs, a large new development in East Maple Ridge. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)
A team of volunteers recently scoured clean some of the older gravestones at Maple Ridge Cemetery, and another working bee is planned for next month. Abby Lizee, Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

Volunteers speak to meaningful work cleaning headstones

More welcome to help in preserving history at Maple Ridge Cemetery on Aug. 18

A team of volunteers recently scoured clean some of the older gravestones at Maple Ridge Cemetery, and another working bee is planned for next month. Abby Lizee, Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
A group of volunteers are crocheting, knitting, and sewing blankets and more for newborns and seniors at Ridge Meadows Hospital, a donation of such recently dropped off to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation for distribution. (Special to The News)

Stitching for the youngest and oldest Maple Ridge residents

Yarn and fabric donations welcome for local volunteers creating blankets and more

A group of volunteers are crocheting, knitting, and sewing blankets and more for newborns and seniors at Ridge Meadows Hospital, a donation of such recently dropped off to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation for distribution. (Special to The News)
Life-long Maple Ridge resident Ernie Daykin, former city mayor, took a selfie outside Haney House museum as part of the Historic Places Days contest, while encouraging others to get out and explore the community’s rich heritage. (Special to The News)

Visit to local museums could pay dividends

Taking a selfie in front of a historic site in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows could net $1,000

Life-long Maple Ridge resident Ernie Daykin, former city mayor, took a selfie outside Haney House museum as part of the Historic Places Days contest, while encouraging others to get out and explore the community’s rich heritage. (Special to The News)
Volunteers cleaned up ducks for another year following the 9th annual Rotary Duck Race in 2019. The rubber ducks have remained in storage for several years now. Organizers hope to launch them again in 2023, but in the meantime local Rotary Clubs are hosting a virtual duck race this year - on Aug. 7. (The News files)

Counting down to virtual duck race

A number of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows youth and seniors’ groups raise coin with annual fundraiser

Volunteers cleaned up ducks for another year following the 9th annual Rotary Duck Race in 2019. The rubber ducks have remained in storage for several years now. Organizers hope to launch them again in 2023, but in the meantime local Rotary Clubs are hosting a virtual duck race this year - on Aug. 7. (The News files)
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre’s aquatic facilities was closed for a few weeks, after wire was found in the pool. It re-opened Monday. (The News files)

Maple Ridge’s indoor pools re-open

Lane and leisure pools, as well as the hot tub are once again available to the public

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre’s aquatic facilities was closed for a few weeks, after wire was found in the pool. It re-opened Monday. (The News files)
Maple Ridge’s Malcolm Williams looked relaxed and confident as he made back-to-back shots at the Fraser Valley Bandits Sunday, July 17 games to claim a double prize of a Flair Airlines trip the league championships, plus a year of free flights anywhere the airline flies. (CEBL)

VIDEO: Two shots win a year of free airline flights for Maple Ridge basketball fan

Malcolm Williams plans to start with a trip to Mexico

Maple Ridge’s Malcolm Williams looked relaxed and confident as he made back-to-back shots at the Fraser Valley Bandits Sunday, July 17 games to claim a double prize of a Flair Airlines trip the league championships, plus a year of free flights anywhere the airline flies. (CEBL)
Wreckage was removed from the scene of a crash that killed two people in Maple Ridge Saturday night (July 16) around 11:30 p.m. on Lougheed Highway between 272nd and 280th Streets. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News)

UPDATE: Man, 20, and female passenger, 18, were killed in Maple Ridge crash

Another victim was flown to hospital by air ambulance on Saturday night

Wreckage was removed from the scene of a crash that killed two people in Maple Ridge Saturday night (July 16) around 11:30 p.m. on Lougheed Highway between 272nd and 280th Streets. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News)
Five different times in the coming weeks have been set aside for free tours of the recycling depot in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: More insight into plastics recycling highlighted with tours

Maple Ridge depot hosts site visits to help educate residents about protecting the environment

Five different times in the coming weeks have been set aside for free tours of the recycling depot in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is running a contest on Facebook to name their furry mascot. (Screengrab)

VIDEO: Chimp needs a name

There’s a contest – that deadlines Sunday – to help rebrand the downtown Maple Ridge business mascot

Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is running a contest on Facebook to name their furry mascot. (Screengrab)
Children had a blast building makeshift boats and floating devices and sailing them in the Alouette River at Jerry Sulina Park last weekend, some more elaborate than others. (Special to The News)

Boat builders and sailors in the making

Maple Ridge event gave children a chance to explore nature – up close and personal

Children had a blast building makeshift boats and floating devices and sailing them in the Alouette River at Jerry Sulina Park last weekend, some more elaborate than others. (Special to The News)
(Neil Corbett/The News)

UPDATE: Woman killed, man injured in Maple Ridge shooting

Homicide investigation team asking for witnesses, dash cam footage

(Neil Corbett/The News)
Peter Tam was invited, along with his quartet, to be part of the upcoming outdoor theatrical production of As You Like It – performing a mix of 1920s music before and during the show. (Special to The News)

Quartet brings 1920s live music to Bard on the Bandstand

Maple Ridge musician adds swing to Emerald Pig production of As You Like It

Peter Tam was invited, along with his quartet, to be part of the upcoming outdoor theatrical production of As You Like It – performing a mix of 1920s music before and during the show. (Special to The News)
During a recent cheque presentation at the Haney Motor Hotel, Maple Ridge Lions Club announced a $5,000 donation to Friends in Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Ukrainian Society. (Special to The News)

Meat draws pay off for refugees and hungry

Maple Ridge Lions Club was able to donate $10,000 to local, worthy causes

During a recent cheque presentation at the Haney Motor Hotel, Maple Ridge Lions Club announced a $5,000 donation to Friends in Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Ukrainian Society. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows golfer Jaden August, 13, won the Bantam division in the second annual MJT Nicola Wealth Classic at Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna July 7 – 8. (file)

Jaden August takes Bantam division in Kelowna

Pitt Meadows golfer, 13, made eight birdies on the second day

Pitt Meadows golfer Jaden August, 13, won the Bantam division in the second annual MJT Nicola Wealth Classic at Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna July 7 – 8. (file)
Museum staffers Camryn Page and Lily Austin try out the croquet set on the grass at Jim Hadgkiss Park, next to Maple Ridge Museum, in preparation for a day of croquet being hosted at Haney House this Sunday. (Special to The News)

Museum offers chance to dabble in croquet

Historic sport being revived on the grass in front of Haney House this Sunday, and through summer

Museum staffers Camryn Page and Lily Austin try out the croquet set on the grass at Jim Hadgkiss Park, next to Maple Ridge Museum, in preparation for a day of croquet being hosted at Haney House this Sunday. (Special to The News)
Even during COVID, teams of community volunteers donated their time to help clean and preserve the headstones at Maple Ridge Cemetery. That effort is getting underway again next week, and volunteers are needed. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)

Seeking volunteers for cemetery cleanup

Two days are set aside this coming week for headstone preservation in Maple Ridge

Even during COVID, teams of community volunteers donated their time to help clean and preserve the headstones at Maple Ridge Cemetery. That effort is getting underway again next week, and volunteers are needed. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)
Armed police surrounded Maple Ridge home Thursday evening. Issue appears to be resolved. (Neil Corbett/The News)

UPDATE: One arrested as Armed Mounties surround Maple Ridge home

Section of road shut down, neighbours ordered inside by police as incident unfolds on 232nd Street

Armed police surrounded Maple Ridge home Thursday evening. Issue appears to be resolved. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Music on the Wharf resumes this coming Monday at the Port Haney Wharf at 7:30 a.m. (Special to The News)

Music on the Wharf returns to the riverside Monday

Maple Ridge Museum brings back the popular outdoor summer concert series

Music on the Wharf resumes this coming Monday at the Port Haney Wharf at 7:30 a.m. (Special to The News)