Ronan O’Doherty

Maple Ridge city hall. (THE NEWS – files)

Maple Ridge city council approces Lougheed transit corridor concept plan

Plan aims to create an urban environment with a focus on pedestrians, bicycles, and green features

Maple Ridge city hall. (THE NEWS – files)
Aman Kaywan is all smiles after donating $5,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Special to The News).

Charitable Maple Ridge man says,”You don’t have to be rich to make a difference.”

Aman Kaywan saved up to donate $5,000 to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation

Aman Kaywan is all smiles after donating $5,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Special to The News).
The employees of Maple Ridge Hyundai pose around their coat donation box. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Hyundai dealership holds coat drive

Business aim to collect 100 coats for local Salvation Army in second year of charity initiative

The employees of Maple Ridge Hyundai pose around their coat donation box. (Special to The News)
The City of Maple Ridge is developing a concept plan for the new park area at 241A St. and 112 Ave. (City of Maple Ridge mock-up screenshot/ mapleridge.ca)

City of Maple Ridge hears back from public on new park

The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture department engaged with the community…

The City of Maple Ridge is developing a concept plan for the new park area at 241A St. and 112 Ave. (City of Maple Ridge mock-up screenshot/ mapleridge.ca)
Fraser the Sandhill Crane getting some care for his broken leg. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: ‘Fraser’ Crane released back into the wild in Pitt Meadows after golf course injury

The ‘threatened’ bird was captured and operated on after his leg was fractured by an errant ball

Fraser the Sandhill Crane getting some care for his broken leg. (Special to The News)
Young Decs has attracted attention from M.C.s and producers across North America. (Special to the News)

Young Maple Ridge entertainer seeing quick success

14-year-old Young Decs released his first song, Anx!ety, five months ago

Young Decs has attracted attention from M.C.s and producers across North America. (Special to the News)
The Maple Ridge Leisure Centre has adjusted its programming to align with new provincial guidelines. (The News files)

What’s open and what’s closed in Maple Ridge

City advises on availability of its programs and services after latest B.C. COVID-19 guidelines

The Maple Ridge Leisure Centre has adjusted its programming to align with new provincial guidelines. (The News files)
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Local schools to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Tougas is a seven-time Canadian National Amateur BMX champion. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows BMX racer gets national nod

Cycling Canada has named Ryan Tougas one of its 2021 NextGen athletes

Tougas is a seven-time Canadian National Amateur BMX champion. (Special to The News)
Pat’s two children cuddle their cat Jasmine while wearing onesies receieved in their latest parcel from Leisa Hirvonen. (Special to The News)

Craigslist ad brings together do-gooders from Courtenay and Maple Ridge

Leisa Hirvonen and Shelley Scullah team up to help retiree who recently adopted his newborn grandson

Pat’s two children cuddle their cat Jasmine while wearing onesies receieved in their latest parcel from Leisa Hirvonen. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden (Special to The News)

Mayor acknowledges horrors of 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India

‘“You are a vital part of the fabric of Maple Ridge’ writes Morden

Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden (Special to The News)
A series of power outages are popping up across Maple Ridge this morning (BC Hydro outages map screenshot)

UPDATE: Power outages popping up across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

More than 2,500 customers are affected in Maple Ridge, large outage in Pitt Meadows affecting 2,250

A series of power outages are popping up across Maple Ridge this morning (BC Hydro outages map screenshot)
Maple Ridge’s Waldun Forest Products have sold Stave Lake Cedar Mills pre-finishing facility in Dewdney, BC. (Waldun Forestry Products photo/ Facebook)

Maple Ridge forestry firm sells Stave Lake Cedar Mills

Waldun Forest Products sold the company, assets, & branding rights to Quebec’s Maibec Inc.

Maple Ridge’s Waldun Forest Products have sold Stave Lake Cedar Mills pre-finishing facility in Dewdney, BC. (Waldun Forestry Products photo/ Facebook)
L to R: Ken Gagnon, Troy Gagnon, Jeremy Cooke, and Austin Cooke remember their family war vets at Gethsemini Garden Cemetery Cenotaph in Surrey. (Special to The News)

Family observes without their father – for first time

Randy Cooke, who died in August, used to insist family attend Remembrance Day ceremonies each year

L to R: Ken Gagnon, Troy Gagnon, Jeremy Cooke, and Austin Cooke remember their family war vets at Gethsemini Garden Cemetery Cenotaph in Surrey. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Burrards Lacrosse logo (Special to The News)

Pair of Burrard women earn NCAA lacrosse scholarships

Maple Ridge’s Leona Sinclair and Alexa Ford will take their talents to Oregon and Arizona

Ridge Meadows Burrards Lacrosse logo (Special to The News)
A police incident unfolding on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on Friday morning. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

RCMP and Transit Police swarm near downtown Maple Ridge

Large police response with guns drawn on Friday morning

A police incident unfolding on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on Friday morning. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)
L to R: Insp. Wendy Mehat, Supt. Jennifer Hyland, and Insp. Allison Good make up the Ridge Meadows senior leadership team. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/ Twitter)

Ridge Meadows Mounties fields all-female leadership team

Local top cop says they rose through ranks despite being female in traditionally male environment

L to R: Insp. Wendy Mehat, Supt. Jennifer Hyland, and Insp. Allison Good make up the Ridge Meadows senior leadership team. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/ Twitter)
The cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are asking their citizens to honour veterans from home this year. (Black Press image)

Remembrance Day reminder

Ceremonies in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will be held virtually this year

The cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are asking their citizens to honour veterans from home this year. (Black Press image)
COVID-19
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

New COVID-19 outbreak at Maple Ridge long term care facility

Fraser Health says staff member at Holyrood Manor has tested positive for the virus

COVID-19
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Ivy Threatful (left) and Adrian Truong (right) are hoping to join former Rambler Ryan Hicks (centre) at Simon Fraser University next year. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge wrestlers fighting to join team mates at SFU

Ivy Threatful and Adrian Truong are hoping to land scholarships at local university

Ivy Threatful (left) and Adrian Truong (right) are hoping to join former Rambler Ryan Hicks (centre) at Simon Fraser University next year. (Special to The News)