Maple Ridge News Staff

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)
River Basin Days coming to Jerry Sulina Park. (Special to The News)

River Basin Days activities coming to Maple Ridge park

Participants can learn how to build their own boats from nature

River Basin Days coming to Jerry Sulina Park. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge artist Raeanne Schachter will be holding as artist-in-action exhibit. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge artist will paint live at exhibit

Raeanne Schachter will be bringing her bold and colourful style to the Fort Gallery

Maple Ridge artist Raeanne Schachter will be holding as artist-in-action exhibit. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre’s aquatic facilities will be closed for a few weeks, after wire was found in the pool. (The News files)

Maple Ridge pool will re-open July 18

A two-week drain and decotamination of the aquatic facilities is underway at the leisure centre

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre’s aquatic facilities will be closed for a few weeks, after wire was found in the pool. (The News files)
Maple Ridge Burrards continue their quest for a win. This was a goal attempt against Burnaby earlier this month, when Burrards earned their single win of the season against the Lakers 17-10. (Maple Ridge Burrards/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Burrards looking to turn losing streak around

Lacrosse fans encouraged to show support at away games in New West and Langley

Maple Ridge Burrards continue their quest for a win. This was a goal attempt against Burnaby earlier this month, when Burrards earned their single win of the season against the Lakers 17-10. (Maple Ridge Burrards/Special to The News)
Low-rise townhouse or apartment homes stacked above ground-level commercial is envisioned for the Albion area. (Special to The News)

City of Maple Ridge looking for Albion area plan feedback

Deadline to give feedback is July 1

Low-rise townhouse or apartment homes stacked above ground-level commercial is envisioned for the Albion area. (Special to The News)
Maggie Coles-Lyster (UCI Track Champions League/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge cyclist a member of Team Canada at Commonwealth Games

Games are in Birmingham, England, from July 28 to Aug. 8

Maggie Coles-Lyster (UCI Track Champions League/Special to The News)
The ACT Art Gallery’s annual Juried Exhibition is now open for submissions. (Les Raskewicz photography)
The ACT Art Gallery’s annual Juried Exhibition is now open for submissions. (Les Raskewicz photography)
Elva McManus drafted a letter she’s going to be sending to Anne Branson, to tell her “just how much she means,” to thank her for all of her years of dedication and friendship, and to wish her a speedy recovery. McManus hopes others touched by Branson’s contributions through the years will follow suit. (Linda Ehlert/Special to The News)

Friend launches letter-writing campaign for her mentor

Elva McManus feels notes of encouragement will help in her 88-year-old friend’s recovery

Elva McManus drafted a letter she’s going to be sending to Anne Branson, to tell her “just how much she means,” to thank her for all of her years of dedication and friendship, and to wish her a speedy recovery. McManus hopes others touched by Branson’s contributions through the years will follow suit. (Linda Ehlert/Special to The News)
Environment Canada is warning the public rising temperatures might lead to an increase in snowmelt and increased stream flows this weekend. (The News files)

Be prepared for hot temperatures this weekend in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Environment Canada has issued a series of warnings

Environment Canada is warning the public rising temperatures might lead to an increase in snowmelt and increased stream flows this weekend. (The News files)
Bears are a regular through Kelly Mackowiak’s Maple Ridge neighbourhood, and specifically her neighbours backyard, used as a pathway to Kanaka Creek. On this occasion, one of the local sows paused to rest in the heat and was tackled by her two precocious cubs, Mackowiak said. What followed is one of the most intimate scenes I have had the privilege to photograph. (Special to The News)

PHOTOS: And the winner is…

Kelly Mackowiak’s picture of bears wins Wildlife in our Backyard photo contest

Bears are a regular through Kelly Mackowiak’s Maple Ridge neighbourhood, and specifically her neighbours backyard, used as a pathway to Kanaka Creek. On this occasion, one of the local sows paused to rest in the heat and was tackled by her two precocious cubs, Mackowiak said. What followed is one of the most intimate scenes I have had the privilege to photograph. (Special to The News)
Another of Shan Pauls’ photos was also shortlisted. This one of an agile cedar waxwing working quickly and diligently to gather food for its babies who were apparently chattering in a tree not too far away. The bird attempted to ingest the Saskatoon berry, but was really struggling in its haste, said Pauls. “All of a sudden, the bird flung the berry into the air, gulped it down whole and flew off to the littles. What a delightful, sweet treat for the fledglings and for me.” (Special to The News)

PHOTOS: You be the nature photo judge

Help us decide which Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows wildlife photographer should win $50 for Paliotti’s

Another of Shan Pauls’ photos was also shortlisted. This one of an agile cedar waxwing working quickly and diligently to gather food for its babies who were apparently chattering in a tree not too far away. The bird attempted to ingest the Saskatoon berry, but was really struggling in its haste, said Pauls. “All of a sudden, the bird flung the berry into the air, gulped it down whole and flew off to the littles. What a delightful, sweet treat for the fledglings and for me.” (Special to The News)
City of Pitt Meadows has started Artists in our Parks. (The NEWS/files)

Artists, performers entertaining in Pitt Meadows parks

Artists in our Parks runs until October

City of Pitt Meadows has started Artists in our Parks. (The NEWS/files)
To support the community, the City of Pitt Meadows has created a space for reflection by the Katie First Nation flag in Spirit Square for guests to contemplate Canada’s history with Indigenous communities. (City of Pitt Meadows/Facebook)
To support the community, the City of Pitt Meadows has created a space for reflection by the Katie First Nation flag in Spirit Square for guests to contemplate Canada’s history with Indigenous communities. (City of Pitt Meadows/Facebook)
Parveen Bawa shared a photograph of a couple of osprey at Pitt Lake and their chicks. (Special to The News)

Young birders flocking to Pitt Meadows for free event

Excursion is being organized by BC Young Birders for those aged 12-18

Parveen Bawa shared a photograph of a couple of osprey at Pitt Lake and their chicks. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Physiotherapy & Pain Clinic recently made a donation of $5,298.52 in support of the 19th annual Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Fund Run that took place Sunday, June 5. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Facebook)

50/50 raffle tickets for sale in support of Maple Ridge hospital

Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation raising money in support of high priorities equipment list

Maple Ridge Physiotherapy & Pain Clinic recently made a donation of $5,298.52 in support of the 19th annual Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Fund Run that took place Sunday, June 5. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Facebook)
Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue raised a giant Canadian flag over Memorial Peace Park for Canada Day celebrations before the COVID-19 pandemic. (The News files)

Outdoor celebration planned for Canada Day in Maple Ridge

Plenty for children to do including mini golf, laser tag, and Kub Kar races

Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue raised a giant Canadian flag over Memorial Peace Park for Canada Day celebrations before the COVID-19 pandemic. (The News files)
A semi flipped Wednesday morning in the 26300 block of Lougheed Highway. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Flipped semi causes traffic issues in Maple Ridge

Police say there were no injuries to driver

A semi flipped Wednesday morning in the 26300 block of Lougheed Highway. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)