Tim Fitzgerald

Bev Schmahmann (right) and Teesha Sharma want to open a new group home for homeless youth in Maple Ridge.

Getting behind The Blue Door

Social workers aim to open group home for homeless youth in Maple Ridge.

Bev Schmahmann (right) and Teesha Sharma want to open a new group home for homeless youth in Maple Ridge.
Bronte Elphick-Miner of the host Maple Ridge secondary team competes in long jump at the Nick Wilkes Invitational/Classic on Thursday.

A ‘fantastic’ day for Nick Wilkes Classic

Total of 24 schools took part in the annual track meet under sunny skies Thursday at Maple Ridge secondary.

Bronte Elphick-Miner of the host Maple Ridge secondary team competes in long jump at the Nick Wilkes Invitational/Classic on Thursday.
Dave Rush helped tune up the 20 bikes that will be raffled off as part of the Cycle Recycle event at Earth Day.

Maple Ridge Earth Day celebrates the environment

You either pay a little now to avoid a much larger bill down the road.

Dave Rush helped tune up the 20 bikes that will be raffled off as part of the Cycle Recycle event at Earth Day.
Lorne Upsdell (left)

Ridge Meadows minor remembers a pioneer

Long-time RMMBA executive member Don Breu passed away Tuesday.

Lorne Upsdell (left)
RMMBA

Ridge baseball growing the game

Start of the 60th season gets underway Saturday in Pitt Meadows.

RMMBA

Lawyer questions Pitt ban on medical pot

'Not within the city’s jurisdiction to create outright prohibition of the production of medical marijuana on agricultural land.'

Sean de Jersey was chosen at firefighter of the year by his peers in Pitt Meadows.

Fire department his calling

Pitt Meadows recognizes 14-year vet for his dedication to job.

Sean de Jersey was chosen at firefighter of the year by his peers in Pitt Meadows.
Conservation officer Todd Hunter is hoping the city will consider moving to secure food containers to help keep bear incidents down in 2015.

No Bear Aware program this year

City fails to submit bid for coordinator position that is mainly funded by provincial government.

Conservation officer Todd Hunter is hoping the city will consider moving to secure food containers to help keep bear incidents down in 2015.
The Talbot twins

From flying pig to sinister fairies

The Talbot twins of Maple Ridge continue to build their brand as they take on horror film.

The Talbot twins
Friends in Need Food bank  volunteer  Michael Weel helps operations supervisor Chuck Griffith in the stock room

Spring drive for Friends in Need Food Bank

As supplies dwindle, much needed boost arrives.

Friends in Need Food bank  volunteer  Michael Weel helps operations supervisor Chuck Griffith in the stock room
Residents are encouraged to label items ‘free.’

Free ‘stuff’ in Hammond

Neighbours organizing second giveaway day.

Residents are encouraged to label items ‘free.’
The city has launched a homelessness task force in which Mayor Nicole Read hopes to end the problem within 48 months.

Homeless can be housed: Maple Ridge mayor

Nicole Read putting other cities on notice.

The city has launched a homelessness task force in which Mayor Nicole Read hopes to end the problem within 48 months.
Joanne Pinkney is tired of trying to run a business near the Salvation Army's Caring Place on 222nd Street.

Couple tired of Caring Place cleanup

Say their spa business suffering because of the neighbouring Caring Place

Joanne Pinkney is tired of trying to run a business near the Salvation Army's Caring Place on 222nd Street.
Brianna Tonks (left) battles with Mackenzy Clark for a loose ball during a spring break soccer camp put on by the new Albion FC soccer association.

Fight to the finish

Spring break soccer camp all the rage in Maple Ridge

Brianna Tonks (left) battles with Mackenzy Clark for a loose ball during a spring break soccer camp put on by the new Albion FC soccer association.
Maple Ridge BC SPCA's assistant manager Faydra Nichols joins Willow for one last photo before the husky heads to its new home in Langley.

Lost dog has a new home

Husky found starving in east Maple Ridge a month ago adopted by family in Langley.

Maple Ridge BC SPCA's assistant manager Faydra Nichols joins Willow for one last photo before the husky heads to its new home in Langley.
The Weirdo Hero actors Randy Myers (left) and Sandy Hammond join director Ryan Curtis and producer Derek Hird after filming in Vancouver on the weekend. The project is expected to be finished in June.

You have to have been there, to know

Short film hopes to show depression hurts – even wrestlers.

The Weirdo Hero actors Randy Myers (left) and Sandy Hammond join director Ryan Curtis and producer Derek Hird after filming in Vancouver on the weekend. The project is expected to be finished in June.
Epic Project students Jacob D’ Andrea and David Deane display the class warfare exhibit as part of their Comparative Civilizations class at Maple Ridge secondary.

Epic Project goes global

Terrorism, climate, health issues tackled in civilization class

Epic Project students Jacob D’ Andrea and David Deane display the class warfare exhibit as part of their Comparative Civilizations class at Maple Ridge secondary.
Martin Testa of Maple Ridge displays his Rapid Reload II invention on an episode of Dragons'Den.

Taking aim on Dragons’ Den

Direct Hit FX revolutionizing special effects industry with hopes of building business.

Martin Testa of Maple Ridge displays his Rapid Reload II invention on an episode of Dragons'Den.
News publisher Jim Coulter (right) with award winners Lorraine Bates and Tom Cameron.

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows businesses celebrated

Local chamber of commerce salutes the best for the year

News publisher Jim Coulter (right) with award winners Lorraine Bates and Tom Cameron.
Cameron Waldbauer of Maple Ridge on the 2013 set of Elysium starring Matt Damon. Waldbauer was nominated for an Oscar in the special effects category for work done on  X-Men: Days of Future Past.

A special Oscar nomination

Maple Ridge special effects guru gets an Oscar nod for his work on X-Men and keeps adding to an impressive resume.

Cameron Waldbauer of Maple Ridge on the 2013 set of Elysium starring Matt Damon. Waldbauer was nominated for an Oscar in the special effects category for work done on  X-Men: Days of Future Past.