Ronan O’Doherty

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
Quadra Island Gas N Go. Submitted photo

Quadra Island’s gas station loses only employee, closes – and nearest pump is a ferry away

Last employee calls it quits after couple weeks working the till by himself

Quadra Island Gas N Go. Submitted photo
Flynn with his wife Nikki, and their two children. (GoFundMe photo)

GoFundMe for Maple Ridge man suffering from brain cancer raises 60k

Matt Flynn, 38, is undergoing treatments costing around 8K per month

Flynn with his wife Nikki, and their two children. (GoFundMe photo)
Victor Okunev said decaying infrastructure from the Bell Corr Project is polluting Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
A wrecked dock with styrofoam supports, formerly used by the Bell Corr Project, sits derelict on the shores of Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)

Paddler wants government run lake fertilization program to clean up act

Bell Corr Project have been operating on Maple Ridge’s Alouette Lake since early 90s

Victor Okunev said decaying infrastructure from the Bell Corr Project is polluting Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
A wrecked dock with styrofoam supports, formerly used by the Bell Corr Project, sits derelict on the shores of Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
Const. George is all smiles as she poses among the thousands of volumes collected for her book drive. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/ Twitter)

Ridge Meadows RCMP officer organizes book drive for African schools

Const. Britteny George, community partners, and SD42 collected 8,500 books

Const. George is all smiles as she poses among the thousands of volumes collected for her book drive. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/ Twitter)
Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at Cedarland Forest Products. (The News files)

Fire at Maple Ridge cedar mill

Mill staff fought the blaze with a fire hose on site

Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at Cedarland Forest Products. (The News files)
Two young boys escape the heat at a local water park. (Colleen Flanagan - The News)

VIDEO: Beating the heat

Maple Ridge residents discuss plans to stay cool this weekend

Two young boys escape the heat at a local water park. (Colleen Flanagan - The News)
Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries team handed out water bottles to all who wanted them at Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park on Thursday afternoon. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

VIDEO: Salvation Army ramps up for hot weekend in Maple Ridge

Headquarters on Lougheed Highway will be open as cooling centre, bottles of water to be distributed

Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries team handed out water bottles to all who wanted them at Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park on Thursday afternoon. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
Since starting his daily fog horn blasts in support of front line workers in March of 2021, Henry Hut has only missed two nights. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

VIDEO: Fog horn for front line workers

Pitt Meadows man is still blowing his inherited horn each night at 7 p.m.

Since starting his daily fog horn blasts in support of front line workers in March of 2021, Henry Hut has only missed two nights. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministeries team celebrates the first inaugural Ride for Hope. (Special to The News)

60 bikers ride from Maple Ridge to Hope to promote awareness of Salvation Army services

First annual Ride for Hope raised $2,500 for community service programs

Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministeries team celebrates the first inaugural Ride for Hope. (Special to The News)
Homeless are at risk for heat exhaustion and dehydration during the Lower Mainland heat wave. (File photo)

Salvation Army looking out for Maple Ridge homeless during heat wave

There will not be a cooling station due to COVID but staff will drive around offering water

Homeless are at risk for heat exhaustion and dehydration during the Lower Mainland heat wave. (File photo)
Community residents, businesses, and youth are all encouraged to complete economic development surveys. (The News files)

City of Maple Ridge asks for community input on economic development

Three surveys available online will help shape strategy for years to come

Community residents, businesses, and youth are all encouraged to complete economic development surveys. (The News files)
Five Denny’s restaurants in B.C. will now carry Natera plant-based foods. Pictured here are the Seasoned Chick-Un Tenders. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows plant-based food company lands products in Denny’s

Five B.C. locations will carry Natera brand meat-alternatives

Five Denny’s restaurants in B.C. will now carry Natera plant-based foods. Pictured here are the Seasoned Chick-Un Tenders. (Special to The News)
People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. There’s new evidence the Vancouver police were warned about a possible riot days before violence broke out during the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs on June 15. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe

Maple Ridge residents share Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot memories

June 15th was 10th anniversary of Canucks Game 7 loss

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. There’s new evidence the Vancouver police were warned about a possible riot days before violence broke out during the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs on June 15. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
The red circle is where Wednesday morning’s earthquake originated from. (Google Maps - Volcano Discovery.com)

Magnitude 2.1 earthquake rumbles Ridge

Wednesday afternoon’s quake epi-centre was 11 km north-east of Maple Ridge

The red circle is where Wednesday morning’s earthquake originated from. (Google Maps - Volcano Discovery.com)
Emiko Nakai will attend Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon next year. (Special to The News)

Three SRT Titans earn scholarships

Maple Ridge’s Emiko Nagai, Lucas Hutchinson, and Cade Armour will take talents to college level

Emiko Nakai will attend Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon next year. (Special to The News)
Mosquito control contractors have been applying the bacterial larvicide by ground since late April. (Black Press files)

Pest control experts keeping mosquitoes at bay along the Fraser River

Bacterial larvicide has been used along the shores in Maple Ridge, Langley, and Pitt Meadows

Mosquito control contractors have been applying the bacterial larvicide by ground since late April. (Black Press files)
Community members young and old planted orange signs honouring the 215 children buried at the site of the former Kamloops residential school. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

Katzie First Nation hold first community event since 2020

215 children found at Kamloops residential school honoured, and community messengers blanketed

Community members young and old planted orange signs honouring the 215 children buried at the site of the former Kamloops residential school. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
John Anjo, founder/ director of Dwelltech, poses in front of his newest creation. The YOCTO is a 72 square foot tiny home with all the fixings. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge company builds remarkably tiny home

Dwelltech founder constructs 72-square-foot home as passion project

John Anjo, founder/ director of Dwelltech, poses in front of his newest creation. The YOCTO is a 72 square foot tiny home with all the fixings. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)
A balcony fire on the corner of Harris Road and Ford Road in Pitt Meadows is emitting heavy smoke. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Firefighters battle apartment blaze in Pitt Meadows

Flames and smoke seen on tenth floor balcony on corner of Harris Road and Ford Road

A balcony fire on the corner of Harris Road and Ford Road in Pitt Meadows is emitting heavy smoke. (Special to The News)