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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
Brining meat is one way to enjoy better barbecuing. (Black Press Media files)

ON COOKING: Chef Dez says brine meat before they hit the grill

Learn the difference between marinating and brining

  • Jun 23, 2020
Brining meat is one way to enjoy better barbecuing. (Black Press Media files)
Chilliwack Law Courts.

COLUMN: Fraser Valley lawyers warn ‘numerous criminal matters dangle on the precipice of oblivion’

Letter signed by 20 defence lawyers to provincial government says COVID-19 court delays need to end

Chilliwack Law Courts.
Different efforts are afoot this year, to help move salmon through the Big Bar slide on the Fraser River. (Big Bar Incident Command Post/Special to Black Press Media)

ALONG THE FRASER: Fish and planet have no time to lose

The latest chapter in the Big Bar is a Whooshh – much more than just a fish canon

  • Jun 10, 2020
Different efforts are afoot this year, to help move salmon through the Big Bar slide on the Fraser River. (Big Bar Incident Command Post/Special to Black Press Media)
A public health nurse suggests giving some thought to how the youth and young adults in your life are coping with COVID and the isolation it has brought to their lives. (Special to The News)

COMMUNITY NETWORK: Youth and the coronavirus conversations

Young people in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows face different COVID-related issues compared to adults

  • Jun 5, 2020
A public health nurse suggests giving some thought to how the youth and young adults in your life are coping with COVID and the isolation it has brought to their lives. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Library is looking a little different these days. With this overhead shot, people can see what the FVRL Express service looks like from behind the scenes. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: FVRL Express launches Monday

It’s as easy as click, pick, and go at Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows libraries starting next week

  • May 30, 2020
Maple Ridge Library is looking a little different these days. With this overhead shot, people can see what the FVRL Express service looks like from behind the scenes. (Special to The News)
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

COLUMN: B.C.’s labour minister should look at COVID-19 financial carnage amid minimum wage increase

The timing couldn’t be worse for any government decision that drives up costs for business, writes Jock Finlayson

  • May 28, 2020
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. Monday marks the beginning of the first full week that the Canada Emergency Business Account will be available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Chef Dez is a self-proclaimed bacon lover, through and through. But he takes it up a notch with his rosemary maple bacon jam, and he’s sharing that recipe. (Special to Black Press Media)

ON COOKING: Chef goes a little over the top integrating bacon

His unexpected jam recipe is garnering attention in kitchens and at fair alike

  • May 28, 2020
Chef Dez is a self-proclaimed bacon lover, through and through. But he takes it up a notch with his rosemary maple bacon jam, and he’s sharing that recipe. (Special to Black Press Media)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)

GUEST COLUMN: B.C. COVID-19 survey brings answers closer

275,000 responses so far, broader health information helps

  • May 22, 2020
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry work on their daily report on the COVID-19 pandemic at the B.C. legislature, April 2, 2020. (B.C. government)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Residents should explore B.C. to help tourism industry amid COVID-19

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

  • May 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
Christina Shearme is the coordinator for Community Network. (Special to The News)

COMMUNITY NETWORK: Coming together in a time of crisis

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and the Katzie First Nation show just how resilient they are amid COVID

  • May 3, 2020
Christina Shearme is the coordinator for Community Network. (Special to The News)
Liza Morris is a community librarian at the Maple Ridge library. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Library doors may be closed by Maple Ridge librarians still available to help

Fraser Valley Regional Library has a number of online options for those at home

  • Apr 26, 2020
Liza Morris is a community librarian at the Maple Ridge library. (Special to The News)
A group of teen girls clearing a plot of land for gardening in Maple Ridge in 1941. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives)

Looking Back: Suggest resurrection of ‘victory’ gardens in Maple Ridge

‘take a lesson from the past and plant a health gardens, for hope, for the future, for good health’

  • Apr 26, 2020
A group of teen girls clearing a plot of land for gardening in Maple Ridge in 1941. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives)
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative

Earth Day: A new relationship to wildlife is needed for nature and people

Dan Kraus is senior conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  • Apr 22, 2020
It’s difficult to imagine that just 50 years ago awareness of the state of the environment was not part of the collective consciousness. Photo: Metro Creative
Taking time to focus on what makes you feel good allows you to help others feel good. (Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Take time to practise feeling good

Maple Ridge mom wraps 20-part series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate COVID-19 crisis

  • Apr 21, 2020
Taking time to focus on what makes you feel good allows you to help others feel good. (Special to The News)
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LETTER: Conservative MP poses tough question about Canadian economy

Dalton’s comments, while unfortunate, are still valid and top of mind for many

  • Apr 20, 2020
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IN IT TOGETHER: Something invaluable about getting out into nature

IN IT TOGETHER: Something invaluable about getting out into nature

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 20, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Something invaluable about getting out into nature
IN IT TOGETHER: It’s time to relax, let stress fade away

IN IT TOGETHER: It’s time to relax, let stress fade away

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 19, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: It’s time to relax, let stress fade away
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, works on a daily summary at her office in Victoria, April 18, 2020. (B.C. government)

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 modelling useful, but not a crystal ball

B.C.’s chief health officer explains risk of relaxing too soon

  • Apr 19, 2020
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, works on a daily summary at her office in Victoria, April 18, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 24, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

COLUMN: Helping those who use substances during the COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy talks about both public health emergencies

  • Apr 18, 2020
B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy speaks to reporters at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 24, 2020. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)