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Liberal candidate Ahmed Yousef is currently a sitting councillor in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge councillor looks to be Liberal MP

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Liberal candidate Ahmed Yousef is currently a sitting councillor in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Steve Ranta has run for office before. This time, he’s one of six contenders vying to be the MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Ranta returns as lone independent candidate in federal run

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Steve Ranta has run for office before. This time, he’s one of six contenders vying to be the MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Phil Klapwyk, who works in the film industry, is running as the New Democrat in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Labour leader throws hat in ring for NDP

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Phil Klapwyk, who works in the film industry, is running as the New Democrat in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Juliuss Hoffmann is running in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding in this month’s federal election. (Special to The News)

Self-employed father carries People’s Party of Canada flag into election

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Juliuss Hoffmann is running in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding in this month’s federal election. (Special to The News)
Conservative incumbent Marc Dalton is once again running to be MP in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding. (Special to The News)

Incumbent seeks re-election under Conservative banner

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Conservative incumbent Marc Dalton is once again running to be MP in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding. (Special to The News)
Peter Buddle is running for the Rhinoceros Party in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding. (Special to The News)

Rhino candidate strives to bring system down from the ‘inside’

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Peter Buddle is running for the Rhinoceros Party in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Shawn Allen, racing car #91, will be on the course this weekend at Mission Raceway. (Brent Martin – martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/Special to The News)

Racing a passion shared through the generations

Mission Raceway action: Maple Ridge enterpreneur late to racing but anxious to excel

Maple Ridge’s Shawn Allen, racing car #91, will be on the course this weekend at Mission Raceway. (Brent Martin – martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/Special to The News)
Karen Straker has volunteered with the Maple Ridge Historical Society, assisting with the museum’s archives, for the past 10 years. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
Karen Straker has volunteered with the Maple Ridge Historical Society, assisting with the museum’s archives, for the past 10 years. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

Helpers needed for new museum initiatives

As volunteers are allowed to return, Maple Ridge Museum hunts for more people to donate their time

Karen Straker has volunteered with the Maple Ridge Historical Society, assisting with the museum’s archives, for the past 10 years. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
Karen Straker has volunteered with the Maple Ridge Historical Society, assisting with the museum’s archives, for the past 10 years. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
A crowd gathered for a concert at the bandstand in Memorial Peace Park in 1994. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives #P14267/Special to The News)

Music on the Wharf is back, but different…

Starting in mid-July there will be a series of 4 COVID-conscious concerts at Memorial Peace Park

A crowd gathered for a concert at the bandstand in Memorial Peace Park in 1994. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives #P14267/Special to The News)
Darryl Mazor share a photo of his 78-year-old mother, Rena Mazor, singing to her 45-year-old cockatoo, Sassie. (Special to The News)

PHOTOS: Only one Fab Senior could win…

But there were more than a dozen worthy seniors who were entered in the photo contest

Darryl Mazor share a photo of his 78-year-old mother, Rena Mazor, singing to her 45-year-old cockatoo, Sassie. (Special to The News)
Parveen Bawa shares pictures of a couple of osprey at Pitt Lake and their chicks. She’s been following two couples since late March, both sets of chicks hatching in recent weeks. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Osprey couple and chicks captured at Pitt Lake

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

Parveen Bawa shares pictures of a couple of osprey at Pitt Lake and their chicks. She’s been following two couples since late March, both sets of chicks hatching in recent weeks. (Special to The News)
Julian Taylor’s title song, The Ridge, reflects on memories of visiting his grandparents’ farm in Maple Ridge as a child. The album of the same name, earned him two JUNO nominations this past weekend. (Julian Taylor/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge-inspired album earn musician two JUNO nominations

Summers at his grandparents’ local farm spawn song and namesake CD garnering national recognition

Julian Taylor’s title song, The Ridge, reflects on memories of visiting his grandparents’ farm in Maple Ridge as a child. The album of the same name, earned him two JUNO nominations this past weekend. (Julian Taylor/Special to The News)
Shaulene Burkett, advertising manager for The News, is excited to roll out the new Design An Ad program in the community, thrilled with the engagement of students and businesses alike. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Community project gives kids creative outlet

New program fosters artistic talents among young children

Shaulene Burkett, advertising manager for The News, is excited to roll out the new Design An Ad program in the community, thrilled with the engagement of students and businesses alike. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Bob and Berla McLaughlin of Surrey, with scruffy little Sophie, took part in a small car rally that drove through the village of Fort Langley Monday, to mark Victoria Day and to replace the traditional May Day Parade that would have been in its 99th year – if not for COVID. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Rain dampens numbers, not spirit in ’unofficial parade’ through Fort Langley

99th annual May Day Parade wasn’t allowed, so a few dozen car lovers decided to take a ‘drive’

Bob and Berla McLaughlin of Surrey, with scruffy little Sophie, took part in a small car rally that drove through the village of Fort Langley Monday, to mark Victoria Day and to replace the traditional May Day Parade that would have been in its 99th year – if not for COVID. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Dan Joseph shared a sunset picture looking out over the Fraser River. What does the sunset look like for you today (Mother’s Day). (Special to The News)

SHARE: What does the sunset look like for you tonight?

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

Dan Joseph shared a sunset picture looking out over the Fraser River. What does the sunset look like for you today (Mother’s Day). (Special to The News)
This renovation earned Maple Ridge’s West Coast Dream Homes a spot on the shortlist for a HAVAN homebuilder award. It’s the renovation of a project called West Coast Revival, and the value of contending projects had to range between $200,000 and $399,999. (Special to The News)

Local builders make awards shortlists

Number of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows developers among Georgie and HAVAN 2021 finalists

This renovation earned Maple Ridge’s West Coast Dream Homes a spot on the shortlist for a HAVAN homebuilder award. It’s the renovation of a project called West Coast Revival, and the value of contending projects had to range between $200,000 and $399,999. (Special to The News)
Drawing from Scottish, Irish, and Maritime music traditions, Tiller’s Folly continues to expand and refine its repertoire, focussing on Celtic, roots, and Canadian songs. Prior to COVID, the trio performed a lot of public shows throughout B.C., Washington, and Oregon and looks forward to getting back to that soon. (Tiller’s Folly/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Celtic band celebrates Saint Pat with song

A Maple Ridge and White Rock based trio, Tiller’s Folly, share its music on green-themed holiday

Drawing from Scottish, Irish, and Maritime music traditions, Tiller’s Folly continues to expand and refine its repertoire, focussing on Celtic, roots, and Canadian songs. Prior to COVID, the trio performed a lot of public shows throughout B.C., Washington, and Oregon and looks forward to getting back to that soon. (Tiller’s Folly/Special to Black Press Media)
Pam and Brian Smith of Maple Ridge hiked up to Alder Flats and the Lookout in Golden Ears Provincial Park this past weekend, prepared for the mild winter conditions they encountered. (Ron Paley/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Avalanche danger increases on Golden Ears as weather improves

Search and rescue team and outdoor enthusiast offer tips for those heading out into the backcountry

Pam and Brian Smith of Maple Ridge hiked up to Alder Flats and the Lookout in Golden Ears Provincial Park this past weekend, prepared for the mild winter conditions they encountered. (Ron Paley/Special to The News)
The announcement was made Friday, March 12 that the 2021 tour – like the 2020 event – was cancelled due to COVID. (Screengrab)

Show and sale, plus directory, replace 2021 art studio tour

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows artists will have works displayed at The ACT starting in April

The announcement was made Friday, March 12 that the 2021 tour – like the 2020 event – was cancelled due to COVID. (Screengrab)
Jackie Kloosterboer is a disaster emergency preparedness specialist who started her career in Maple Ridge. (Screengrab)

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: Perfect time for safety inventory, too

A disaster preparedness expert reminds people to check smoke detectors and more

Jackie Kloosterboer is a disaster emergency preparedness specialist who started her career in Maple Ridge. (Screengrab)