Maple Ridge News Staff

Alexandra Holmes will be acting environmental projects and communications at ARMS. (ARMS/Special to The News)

New member of ARMS passionate about species at risk

Sophie Sparrow at local Maple Ridge environmental agency will be taking mat leave

Alexandra Holmes will be acting environmental projects and communications at ARMS. (ARMS/Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows RCMP (Black Press)

Pitt Meadows crash sends cyclist to hospital

Ridge Meadows RCMP say cyclist suffered “non-life threatening” injuries

Ridge Meadows RCMP (Black Press)
A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them. The granddaughter puts her hand up to the glass, the grandfather and grandmother doing the same. A small connection in a time of separation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of local charities that could use help, financially and otherwise, and looking help through the Envision Financial’s #commentsofkindness initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

#commentsofkindess helps infuse local charities with needed cash

Envision’s charity arm First West Foundation is running a Simple Generosity program in Maple Ridge

A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them. The granddaughter puts her hand up to the glass, the grandfather and grandmother doing the same. A small connection in a time of separation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of local charities that could use help, financially and otherwise, and looking help through the Envision Financial’s #commentsofkindness initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ron Paley/Special to The News

VIDEO: Paddling up Pitt Lake proved paradise

Local trio spend three days kayaking North America’s only tidal lake

Ron Paley/Special to The News
Even a bear Ron Paley crossed paths with after his skunk encounter wasn’t interested in sticking around. The Hammond outdoorsman often cycles around town. (Ron Paley/Special to The News)

SHARE: Pepe Le Pew discovered on Pitt Meadows trail

Readers encouraged to share their funny, or not so funny, skunk encounters

Even a bear Ron Paley crossed paths with after his skunk encounter wasn’t interested in sticking around. The Hammond outdoorsman often cycles around town. (Ron Paley/Special to The News)
Eva Liu, a student at Meadowridge School, came second in a national French speaking competition. (Screen grab YouTube)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge student places second in Canadian French-speaking competition

Eva Liu talked about her passion for figure skating

Eva Liu, a student at Meadowridge School, came second in a national French speaking competition. (Screen grab YouTube)
From left: Const. Adam Baboulas, Cpl. Tana Goode, bike owner Mohammed Ali, Darcy Howe with Boyd Autobody, and Const. Randall Priebe. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Specialized bike returned to elated Maple Ridge boy

The tricycle was spotted by the Ridge Meadows RCMP under Golden Ears Bridge

From left: Const. Adam Baboulas, Cpl. Tana Goode, bike owner Mohammed Ali, Darcy Howe with Boyd Autobody, and Const. Randall Priebe. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge fire department has enacted a total fire ban. (Black Press)

Maple Ridge fire officials enact ban of fires, fireworks

Fire ban goes into effect on Wednesday, June 30 at noon

Maple Ridge fire department has enacted a total fire ban. (Black Press)
Left to right: SRT students Caleb Orieux, Billy Williamson, and Ryan Bauer stand next to the metal lathe donated by Lordco Auto Parts and the Ed Coates Foundation.

Metal lathe donated to Maple Ridge high school

Ed Coates foundation provided the machining tool to Samuel Robertson Technical

Left to right: SRT students Caleb Orieux, Billy Williamson, and Ryan Bauer stand next to the metal lathe donated by Lordco Auto Parts and the Ed Coates Foundation.
Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden

COMING: Infrastructure announcement being made this morning

Maple Ridge and New Westminister mayors part of imminent provincial announcement

Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden
Janine Towne shared a picture from a recent walk along the dikes in Pitt Meadows, in the days leading up to the current unprecedented heat wave. (Special to The News)

Record-breaking heat wave prompts opening of cooling centre

Cities of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge offer safe havens from hot weather this weekend

Janine Towne shared a picture from a recent walk along the dikes in Pitt Meadows, in the days leading up to the current unprecedented heat wave. (Special to The News)
The newly completed Pitt Polder pump station took two years to build. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows announces completion of $9 million pump station

Pitt Polder Pump Station helps mitigate risk of community and farm land flooding

The newly completed Pitt Polder pump station took two years to build. (Special to The News)
Tyler Green is Chances Maple Ridge GameSense advisor. (Special to The News)
Tyler Green is Chances Maple Ridge GameSense advisor. (Special to The News)
A family of geese wandered through the beach area of Whonnock Lake recently. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Whonnock Lake visitors marvel at cute goslings

Defecating fowl can also bring with them potential issues for Maple Ridge park

A family of geese wandered through the beach area of Whonnock Lake recently. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Maple Ridge author Tiffany-Ann Bottcher is one of 21 authors whose real-life stories are featured in the new book Women in Business in a Changing World. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge author shares real-life story to inspire women in business

Tiffany-Ann Bottcher, is a long-time Maple Ridge resident, a full-time business coach and blogger

Maple Ridge author Tiffany-Ann Bottcher is one of 21 authors whose real-life stories are featured in the new book Women in Business in a Changing World. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows RCMP gather on Patrick Road north of McDonald Road in Pitt Meadows Thursday. (Colleen Flanagan - The News)

VIDEO: Sudden death leads to large police presence in Pitt Meadows

RCMP, ambulance and a police helicopter circled a property at Patrick Road and McDonald Road

Ridge Meadows RCMP gather on Patrick Road north of McDonald Road in Pitt Meadows Thursday. (Colleen Flanagan - The News)
Random facts is the theme of the next trivia night for the Maple Ridge Community Foundation. (Maple Ridge Community Foundation/Facebook)

Raise money for Maple Ridge with random facts

The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is holding their 17th Trivia Night on June 24

Random facts is the theme of the next trivia night for the Maple Ridge Community Foundation. (Maple Ridge Community Foundation/Facebook)
Ridge Meadows RCMP seized drugs, cash and guns from a house on Lougheed Highway and 221 Street. (Special to The News)

RCMP seize drugs, cash and guns from Maple Ridge house

Items were recovered after search warrant executed on Lougheed Highway home June 11

Ridge Meadows RCMP seized drugs, cash and guns from a house on Lougheed Highway and 221 Street. (Special to The News)
After clocking in at 207km/hr in Maple Ridge, the driver’s car was impounded, and their licence was suspended. (File photo)

Speedster busted travelling 127 km/hr over limit in Maple Ridge

RCMP nabbed the offender on Lougheed Highway and 287 Street this weekend

After clocking in at 207km/hr in Maple Ridge, the driver’s car was impounded, and their licence was suspended. (File photo)
The BC Cancer Foundation raises funds for BC Cancer (formerly called the BC Cancer Agency). The foundation is going door to door in Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows to provide information about its donation programs. (BC Cancer Foundation photo)

BC Cancer foundation knocking on Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows doors

Canvassers will wear ID badges, teal vests, and will not accept cash at door

The BC Cancer Foundation raises funds for BC Cancer (formerly called the BC Cancer Agency). The foundation is going door to door in Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows to provide information about its donation programs. (BC Cancer Foundation photo)
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