Maple Ridge News Staff

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue were activated after the discovery of an overturned boat along the Fraser River Tuesday evening. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Facebook)

Overturned boat discovered along Fraser River in Maple Ridge

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue activated

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue were activated after the discovery of an overturned boat along the Fraser River Tuesday evening. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Facebook)
Steve Ranta is running again as an independent in the upcoming federal election. He announced his candidacy on Saturday, ahead of the election call on Sunday. (Special to The News)

FEDERAL ELECTION: Ranta running as independent again

For the third time running, a Maple Ridge man is adding his name to the ballot

Steve Ranta is running again as an independent in the upcoming federal election. He announced his candidacy on Saturday, ahead of the election call on Sunday. (Special to The News)
RCIMP had roads blocked off in rural Pitt Meadows Sunday afternoon, and a property behind barricades as they investigated what was only being described as a serious crime. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Mounties converge on Pitt Meadows farm home and field

A rural section of Old Dewdney Trunk Road was blocked off for a police investigation Sunday

RCIMP had roads blocked off in rural Pitt Meadows Sunday afternoon, and a property behind barricades as they investigated what was only being described as a serious crime. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
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Update: Ridge Meadows RCMP reopen road

Dewdney Trunk was shut down due to ‘police incident’

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Pastorek is likely driving a blue, two-door, Chevy Cavalier with BC plate number MM706H. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

RCMP seeking information on missing man last seen in Maple Ridge

Bank activity suggests his possible locations in Williams Lake area in BC or Kenora, Ontario

Pastorek is likely driving a blue, two-door, Chevy Cavalier with BC plate number MM706H. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
Nathan Collinge, 5, Emory Ellis, 3, Myla Mulholland, 13 months, and her mother Kira, kept cool in the shade at Maple Ridge spray park during the heat wave at the end of June. (The News files)

Youth centre cooling station open for upcoming heat wave in Maple Ridge

City reminding residents to check on older neighbours, family, and friends

Nathan Collinge, 5, Emory Ellis, 3, Myla Mulholland, 13 months, and her mother Kira, kept cool in the shade at Maple Ridge spray park during the heat wave at the end of June. (The News files)
Conservation receives around 1,100 reports a year on coyotes alone. (Black Press files)

Be careful of coyotes warns the City of Pitt Meadows

A coyote ran at a person along a trail by Pitt Meadows Regional Airport

Conservation receives around 1,100 reports a year on coyotes alone. (Black Press files)
Multiple police vehicles were called to the scene of a rollover on the Golden Ears Bridge on-ramp Saturday night, Aug. 7. (Barry Brinkman/Special to Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows News)

Rollover crash on Golden Ears Bridge on-ramp

Large police presence at scene of Saturday night incident

Multiple police vehicles were called to the scene of a rollover on the Golden Ears Bridge on-ramp Saturday night, Aug. 7. (Barry Brinkman/Special to Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows News)
Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, and Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. (The News files)

Help for unemployed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Funding for programs will give those who lost jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic new job opportunities

Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, and Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. (The News files)
Maple Ridge Hyundai donated $10,000 to Kirmac Cares for Kids. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Hyundai donated $10,000 to Kirmac Cares for Kids. (Special to The News)
The MRSS Aurora Concert Choir sings The Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers and arranged by Ron Smail. (YouTube)

Maple Ridge secondary choir ensemble releases YouTube concert about True North

Pieces performed include a mix of North American composers and their music including

The MRSS Aurora Concert Choir sings The Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers and arranged by Ron Smail. (YouTube)
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)