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Stop time travelling to destinations that you don’t want to go to. Be mindful. Use your breath. (Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Come on back to the present – stop time travelling

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

  • Apr 18, 2020
Stop time travelling to destinations that you don’t want to go to. Be mindful. Use your breath. (Special to The News)
Religious or not, you can always send positive vibes out into the world. (Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Send positive thoughts to family, friends, strangers, even pets

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

  • Apr 17, 2020
Religious or not, you can always send positive vibes out into the world. (Special to The News)
GUEST COLUMN: Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge MP should be censured for ‘cold-blooded’ tweet

GUEST COLUMN: Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge MP should be censured for ‘cold-blooded’ tweet

‘Recent thoughtless and insensitive tweet by Marc Dalton did not go unnoticed by Canadian seniors’

  • Apr 16, 2020
GUEST COLUMN: Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge MP should be censured for ‘cold-blooded’ tweet
IN IT TOGETHER: Naming emotions help free people from those feelings

IN IT TOGETHER: Naming emotions help free people from those feelings

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

  • Apr 16, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Naming emotions help free people from those feelings
Examination rooms in the new pop-up physician’s clinic are cleaned after every visitor. (Special to The News)

ALONG THE RIVER: First of its kind pop-up clinics rolling out

Ridge Meadows doctors introduce a COVID-free facility where doctors can meet with must-see patients

  • Apr 15, 2020
Examination rooms in the new pop-up physician’s clinic are cleaned after every visitor. (Special to The News)
IN IT TOGETHER: Smile at life and share it around

IN IT TOGETHER: Smile at life and share it around

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

  • Apr 15, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Smile at life and share it around
A Maple Ridge mindfulness instructor is reminding the community to take a breath to help elevate stress during these trying times. (Ian Panelo/Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Taking a few deep breaths

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

  • Apr 14, 2020
A Maple Ridge mindfulness instructor is reminding the community to take a breath to help elevate stress during these trying times. (Ian Panelo/Special to The News)
IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong

IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong

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

IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong
IN IT TOGETHER: Keeping the faith will make us all stronger in the end

IN IT TOGETHER: Keeping the faith will make us all stronger in the end

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

  • Apr 12, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Keeping the faith will make us all stronger in the end
VALLEY MOM: Kids with questions, cancelled vacations and adjusting to a new reality

VALLEY MOM: Kids with questions, cancelled vacations and adjusting to a new reality

There have been a lot of changes to keep up with during the past few weeks with arrival of COVID-19

  • Apr 11, 2020
VALLEY MOM: Kids with questions, cancelled vacations and adjusting to a new reality
Home-sewn masks help people contain their own droplets, but before going out, ensure a secure fit and don’t fiddle with it or touch your face until you return and remove it. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

GUEST COLUMN: Take care with non-medical cloth masks during COVID-19

If you wear one, don’t touch your face, Dr. Bonnie Henry advises

  • Apr 11, 2020
Home-sewn masks help people contain their own droplets, but before going out, ensure a secure fit and don’t fiddle with it or touch your face until you return and remove it. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
IN IT TOGETHER: Ponder a mini vacation and make the best of what’s happening

IN IT TOGETHER: Ponder a mini vacation and make the best of what’s happening

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

  • Apr 10, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Ponder a mini vacation and make the best of what’s happening
From chalk art to windows filled with signs and hearts, to the nightly “make noise” salute to frontline workers, there is much happening in our community that shows the positive mindset of many local residents. (Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Taking time to focus on the good in your world

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

  • Apr 10, 2020
From chalk art to windows filled with signs and hearts, to the nightly “make noise” salute to frontline workers, there is much happening in our community that shows the positive mindset of many local residents. (Special to The News)
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)

COLUMN: Economic impact of COVID-19 will be enormous and difficult to estimate

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

  • Apr 9, 2020
Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC. (Submitted)
IN IT TOGETHER: Join together in sharing gratitude for Canadians

IN IT TOGETHER: Join together in sharing gratitude for Canadians

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

IN IT TOGETHER: Join together in sharing gratitude for Canadians
An advertisement in a Lower Mainland newspaper in the days of the Spanish Flu. (Maple Ridge Museum files)

LOOKING BACK: Quarantine back in the day of the Spanish flu kept Maple Ridge safe

When the 1918 epidemic hit Haney, washing hands, respecting isolation rules, and disinfecting helped

  • Apr 8, 2020
An advertisement in a Lower Mainland newspaper in the days of the Spanish Flu. (Maple Ridge Museum files)
IN IT TOGETHER: Important to move your butt

IN IT TOGETHER: Important to move your butt

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

  • Apr 8, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Important to move your butt
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry presents B.C. Centre for Disease Control modelling on spread of COVID-19, March 27, 2020. (B.C. government)

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

  • Apr 7, 2020
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry presents B.C. Centre for Disease Control modelling on spread of COVID-19, March 27, 2020. (B.C. government)
Jackson Jonas, 10, learning at home. (Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Learning to learn at home

As we rethink how best to educate our children, Albion mindful instructor Alex Bruce has a few ideas

  • Apr 6, 2020
Jackson Jonas, 10, learning at home. (Special to The News)
A worker is seen closing the curtains at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Wednesday that the province’s latest death is connected to the Lynn Valley Care Centre, where a majority of deaths in B.C. have taken place. Another 42 residents along with 21 staff members from this care faculty have also been infected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing

Seniors in B.C. care homes face challenging times

A worker is seen closing the curtains at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Wednesday that the province’s latest death is connected to the Lynn Valley Care Centre, where a majority of deaths in B.C. have taken place. Another 42 residents along with 21 staff members from this care faculty have also been infected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward