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Shaney Hoyhoy lifted a piece of plywood off a downed fence at her Nanakai Place home after heavy rains flooded her Pearl City neighborhood on Monday. (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser)

Floodwaters keep ‘coming and coming’ as storms bring widespread damage to parts of Hawaii

Schools, homes, businesses all bore the brunt of heavy rains

  • Dec 8, 2021
Shaney Hoyhoy lifted a piece of plywood off a downed fence at her Nanakai Place home after heavy rains flooded her Pearl City neighborhood on Monday. (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser)
B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George, B.C. (Google Maps)

Quesnel man found not criminally responsible in 2018 stabbing death of uncle

Kristopher Edward Leclair was found to be suffering from schizophrenia

  • Dec 7, 2021
B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George, B.C. (Google Maps)
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
Three participants of the Writing Home workshops take part in a celebration of summer at Maple Ridge Park. (Special to The News)

Creative writing workshop for immigrant and refugee women fosters friendship and community

Lynn Easton is hoping new participants will be interested in joining her Writing Home workshops

  • Dec 6, 2021
Three participants of the Writing Home workshops take part in a celebration of summer at Maple Ridge Park. (Special to The News)
Tanya Van Cuylenborg (left) and Jay Cook. (Family photos)

Conviction overturned for U.S. man whose DNA linked him to B.C. couple’s 1987 killing

A single juror’s bias tainted the trial of William Talbott, a court ruled in Washington

  • Dec 6, 2021
Tanya Van Cuylenborg (left) and Jay Cook. (Family photos)
Shauna Grobowsky photographed by Lia Crowe

Secrets and lives with Shauna Grobowsky

Passionate Blooms owner doesn’t put limits on dreams or ideas

  • Dec 6, 2021
Shauna Grobowsky photographed by Lia Crowe
Stephen Gillis coaching youth hockey after receiving life-saving surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. Stephen is now sharing his story as part of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Angel campaign. Visit vghfoundation.ca/angel-campaign to learn more.

‘Please help our coach!’ Hockey coach’s life saved by his team

Stephen Gillis loves hockey. The game has always been a part of…

  • Dec 6, 2021
Stephen Gillis coaching youth hockey after receiving life-saving surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. Stephen is now sharing his story as part of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Angel campaign. Visit vghfoundation.ca/angel-campaign to learn more.
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.

Let’s play! Grants help Maple Ridge kids get off the sidelines

Every year, KidSport pays registration fees for low-income families, so ALL kids can play

  • Dec 6, 2021
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.
Bev Brown receives a bouquet from her granddaughter Amy Pridday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Bouquets for Baba looking for Christmas donors

Bouquets for Baba provides bouquets to seniors living in long-term, palliative or hospice care

  • Dec 6, 2021
Bev Brown receives a bouquet from her granddaughter Amy Pridday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Several community partners and organizations set up at an August 2021 event to raise awareness over the opioid crisis. (The News files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge leaders not dealing with overdose crisis

Life expectancy in Haney much lower than provincial average, letter writer noted

  • Dec 4, 2021
Several community partners and organizations set up at an August 2021 event to raise awareness over the opioid crisis. (The News files)
Several factors are responsible for empty shelves at grocery stores, including supply chains severed by recent flooding and slides and COVID, and labour issues. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Maple Ridge letter writer voices support for beleaguered grocery store workers

Front-line workers have no say say in supply chain problems so be kind, local resident urges

  • Dec 3, 2021
Several factors are responsible for empty shelves at grocery stores, including supply chains severed by recent flooding and slides and COVID, and labour issues. (Black Press Media)
Justin Kandola - Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and lives with Justin Kandola

Modern Furniture GM appreciates the unique

  • Dec 3, 2021
Justin Kandola - Lia Crowe photography
Whistler on Nov. 27 2021. (Handout photo)
Whistler on Nov. 27 2021. (Handout photo)

Snow has fallen, lines are forming for Whistler Blackcomb’s winter season

Whistler Blackcomb celebrated its opening day for this year’s winter occasion with ski and snowboarding activities. By

  • Dec 3, 2021
Whistler on Nov. 27 2021. (Handout photo)
Whistler on Nov. 27 2021. (Handout photo)

Dr. Christopher Kaumi

December 2, 2021Passed away peacefully on December 2nd surrounded by loved ones.…

  • Dec 2, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Lauren Mankey shared a picture of a blue heron flying overhead in Maple Ridge recently. It was soaring high in the morning sky. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Soaring overhead

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

  • Dec 1, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Lauren Mankey shared a picture of a blue heron flying overhead in Maple Ridge recently. It was soaring high in the morning sky. (Special to The News)
The updated Harris Road underpass will mean shifting Harris Road slightly to the west at the railway crossing. The information was presented at a public presentation Oct. 19, 2021. (Port of Vancouver/Special to The News)

LETTER: Port Authority distinguishes between rail projects in Pitt Meadows

Several players are involved in the various projects centred on rails and roads

  • Dec 1, 2021
The updated Harris Road underpass will mean shifting Harris Road slightly to the west at the railway crossing. The information was presented at a public presentation Oct. 19, 2021. (Port of Vancouver/Special to The News)
September 7, 2021 -Artist Karel Doruyter stands in front of a painting on his easel in his home studio in Nanaimo. Don Denton photograph

The rising landscapes of painter Karel Doruyter

A life of exploration and experimentation

  • Dec 1, 2021
September 7, 2021 -Artist Karel Doruyter stands in front of a painting on his easel in his home studio in Nanaimo. Don Denton photograph
Take N’ Make kits are available from Pitt Meadows Library this holiday season. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Holiday a great time to explore the creative side

Pitt Meadows Library has a series of Take ‘n’ Make kits that children will enjoy ahead of Christmas

  • Dec 1, 2021
Take N’ Make kits are available from Pitt Meadows Library this holiday season. (Special to The News)
Tammy Clark, a regular Through Your Lens contributor, shared this fall photograph captured while paddling along the Alouette River. She calls it “paradise.” (Special to The News)

SHARE: Fall palette reflected in the river

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

  • Nov 29, 2021
Tammy Clark, a regular Through Your Lens contributor, shared this fall photograph captured while paddling along the Alouette River. She calls it “paradise.” (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Museum has this picture on file in its archives depicting old Haney with the land mass created by the landslide sticking out into the Fraser. The picture was taken approximately 20 years after the disaster struck, according to museum records. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives #P00396/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: 141 years ago Haney suffered a great landslide

Maple Ridge Museum shares recollections of a deadly slide along the Fraser River

  • Nov 29, 2021
Maple Ridge Museum has this picture on file in its archives depicting old Haney with the land mass created by the landslide sticking out into the Fraser. The picture was taken approximately 20 years after the disaster struck, according to museum records. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives #P00396/Special to The News)