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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)
Six-year-old Ethan Piper (right) and his mother, Amanda, were having fun in the snow along Tower Trail on Grant Hill this holiday weekend. They were joined by Dad, David, and two-year-old Evan. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Did you have fun in the snow this weekend?

Readers invited to share pictures of play time in the winter wonderland of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

Six-year-old Ethan Piper (right) and his mother, Amanda, were having fun in the snow along Tower Trail on Grant Hill this holiday weekend. They were joined by Dad, David, and two-year-old Evan. (Special to The News)
The next trivia night is on the books for Thursday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m.

Animals on tap for trivia night

Maple Ridge Community Foundation is organizing its next online fundraiser

The next trivia night is on the books for Thursday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m.
Children in need around the world to receive 373,000 gift-filled shoeboxes from Canadians, including more than 4,000 from Maple Ridge. (Frank King/Special to The News)

Local shoeboxes filled with gifts being delivered around the globe

In 2020, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows residents pack more Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes than 2019

Children in need around the world to receive 373,000 gift-filled shoeboxes from Canadians, including more than 4,000 from Maple Ridge. (Frank King/Special to The News)
Traffic along 112th Avenue is cordoned off three blocks in both directions of a crash scene in Albion. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

UPDATE: Driver plucked from waterfilled ditch in rural Maple Ridge remains in hospital

Woman had to be extricated from a vehicle after it rolled over and down an embankment in Albion

Traffic along 112th Avenue is cordoned off three blocks in both directions of a crash scene in Albion. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Children and adults alike seemed a little surprised to see a large yellow, mouse-like character wandering through the Meadowtown Shopping Centre parking lot this past weekend. It was a Pikachu, a fictional Pokemon character. (Debbie Siebert/Special to The News)

Unexpected sighting in Pitt Meadows mall

A character from the movie and gaming world made an unexpected visit to Meadowtown this past weekend

Children and adults alike seemed a little surprised to see a large yellow, mouse-like character wandering through the Meadowtown Shopping Centre parking lot this past weekend. It was a Pikachu, a fictional Pokemon character. (Debbie Siebert/Special to The News)
Four patients and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 at Maple Ridge’s Baillie House long-term care facility. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

Long-term Maple Ridge care home given all-clear

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Baillie House; declares new outbreak in Delta

Four patients and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 at Maple Ridge’s Baillie House long-term care facility. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
Kimberley Wernicke shared this picture of her little helper, Tank. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Furry friends getting festive

Thanks to News’ readers who shared their favourite holiday pet pics

Kimberley Wernicke shared this picture of her little helper, Tank. (Special to The News)
Now retired fire Capt. Gary Proznick received a kiss from a dalmatian puppy during a public education event earlier this year. It seemed a fitting goodbye for the retiring firefighter, the dalmatian being the iconic firehouse dog. He's featured in this year’s firefighter fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Firefighter calendar boasts super cute factor

Langley Township fire crew return with a popular, and ideal last-minute gift idea

Now retired fire Capt. Gary Proznick received a kiss from a dalmatian puppy during a public education event earlier this year. It seemed a fitting goodbye for the retiring firefighter, the dalmatian being the iconic firehouse dog. He's featured in this year’s firefighter fundraising calendar. (Natalie Amoore/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Loneliness in persons living with dementia is a chronic and systemic issue in British Columbia and beyond. A webinar hosted by a Maple Ridge woman is being held Tuesday, Dec. 15. (Special to The News)

Locally hosted webinar on dementia and culture draw national attention

Marissa Stalman, working with United Way, is hosting an awareness event Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Loneliness in persons living with dementia is a chronic and systemic issue in British Columbia and beyond. A webinar hosted by a Maple Ridge woman is being held Tuesday, Dec. 15. (Special to The News)
Leading up to Christmas, Ridge Church is offering free Starbuck coffees to any area residents. It’s a way of bringing people together – members of the congregation or not – during the holiday season. Staff of the local Baptist church are out at the different stores in the community Sunday mornings waving and sharing wishes for a joyous holiday season. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge church offers a free Starbucks coffee to the community

It’s as easy as showing the bar code, ordering a drink, and getting on with your day

Leading up to Christmas, Ridge Church is offering free Starbuck coffees to any area residents. It’s a way of bringing people together – members of the congregation or not – during the holiday season. Staff of the local Baptist church are out at the different stores in the community Sunday mornings waving and sharing wishes for a joyous holiday season. (Special to The News)
Two people were sent to hospital after a fire was discovered in a north Pitt Meadows home just before the lunch hour on Sunday, (Nov. 29, 2020). (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

Couple burned fighting fire in their Pitt Meadows house

Two occupants were transported to hospital while firefighters battle a blaze in a Harris Road home

Two people were sent to hospital after a fire was discovered in a north Pitt Meadows home just before the lunch hour on Sunday, (Nov. 29, 2020). (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
Two staff tested positive today (Thursday, Nov. 19) for COVID-19 at the Langley Memorial Hospital long-term care homes – in the Cedar Hill and Redwoods residences. (Langley Advance Times files)

Further outbreaks reported at care homes in Langley and Clayton Heights

Staff with the long-term care residences have tested positive for COVID

Two staff tested positive today (Thursday, Nov. 19) for COVID-19 at the Langley Memorial Hospital long-term care homes – in the Cedar Hill and Redwoods residences. (Langley Advance Times files)
Nicholas Williamson Sr. and Nicholas Garnett Williamson Jr, during the Second World War (circa 1940). (Special to The News)

REMEMBRANCE: Williamson men were not ‘too old’ to help in wartime

‘Remembering in place,’ Maple Ridge woman pays tribute to three generations who served

Nicholas Williamson Sr. and Nicholas Garnett Williamson Jr, during the Second World War (circa 1940). (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Jennifer Hyland asks people to stay safe and remember in place this Remembrance Day. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Mounties ask locals to honour sacrifices by remembering in place

In a very different year, Ridge Meadows RCMP’s leadership team asks people to remember – but safely

Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Jennifer Hyland asks people to stay safe and remember in place this Remembrance Day. (Special to The News)
Paying tribute to family who have served.

Maple Ridge window painted to honour family of soldiers

Paying tribute to those who have served takes on a new look in the midst of COVID

Paying tribute to family who have served.