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The draw for May’s Shop Local & Win contest takes place June 4, 2021. (Special to The News)

Open your wallet close to home and win

Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce hosts shop local competition

  • May 14, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Johanne Bolduc, a self-proclaimed bird lover, shared a picture of a Kingfisher and its prey that she spotted Tuesday along the dikes in Pitt Meadows – along the North Alouette River. She labelling her photo “Great Catch.” It was a great catch for the bird and Bolduc. Kingfishers are known to be very timid of people, so getting a picture of the majestic bird, she said, tends to be difficult and uncommon. Send us your photo showing how you view this community, email to: editor@mapleridgenews.com. (Special to The News)

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  • May 13, 2021
Maple Ridge Coun. Ahmed Yousef says observing Ramadan during a pandemic was very different. (News files)

Maple Ridge city councillor celebrates Eid al Fitr after 30 days of fasting

Coun. Ahmed Yousef said this year’s Ramadan was lonely without close community contact

Sherlene Morley enjoyed every last minute with her mom, Gail Jurick. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge woman celebrates last Mother’s Day with mom

Sharlene Morely had a final Mother’s Day celeration with Gail Jurisk on May 1

Sherlene Morley enjoyed every last minute with her mom, Gail Jurick. (Special to The News)
Jack Emberly is the host of a podcast on CEED Pod. (The News files)
Jack Emberly is the host of a podcast on CEED Pod. (The News files)
Greg Greenslade is with Karen Moritz at finish line of the 2018 Fund Run in June. (Special to The News)

Double lung recipient plans to partake in Maple Ridge run to give back

The 18th annual Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Fund Run is virtual this year

Greg Greenslade is with Karen Moritz at finish line of the 2018 Fund Run in June. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services’ Better at Home Program is now offering a grocery delivery program for seniors. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows organization now delivering groceries for seniors

Community Services’ Better at Home Program filling in the gaps of Thrifty Foods Sendial program

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services’ Better at Home Program is now offering a grocery delivery program for seniors. (Special to The News)
Ernie Daykin shared images of a "beautiful display of Dogwood trees," B.C.'s official flower, currently found blossoming in the Skillen Street neighbourhood of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

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  • May 10, 2021
Ernie Daykin shared images of a "beautiful display of Dogwood trees," B.C.'s official flower, currently found blossoming in the Skillen Street neighbourhood of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Ken Nunes is one of hundreds who venture out onto Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park when the sun comes out. “Here’s how I see Maple Ridge,” he said. (Special to The News)

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  • May 9, 2021
Ken Nunes is one of hundreds who venture out onto Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park when the sun comes out. “Here’s how I see Maple Ridge,” he said. (Special to The News)
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)

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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)
Maple Ridge’s Sherry Brosnan captured this picture of Gold Creek in Golden Ears Provincial Park, as a light fog rolls over the water. (Special to The News)

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  • May 8, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Sherry Brosnan captured this picture of Gold Creek in Golden Ears Provincial Park, as a light fog rolls over the water. (Special to The News)
Hikaru Ozduman won Outstanding Effort at the 33rd annual British Columbia Japanese Speech Contest. (SD42/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge student earns award for speech – in Japanese

The 33rd annual British Columbia Japanese Speech Contest was held virtually in March

Hikaru Ozduman won Outstanding Effort at the 33rd annual British Columbia Japanese Speech Contest. (SD42/Special to The News)
Shera Morgan, pictured with her children, is being honoured for her work as a volunteer for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Longtime Alzheimer Society of B.C. volunteer honoured for legacy of support for people living with dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 10, 2021
Shera Morgan, pictured with her children, is being honoured for her work as a volunteer for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Annette Code passed away in 2017. (Special to The News)

A special room at Pitt Meadows Museum dedicated to Code

Annette Code was a long-time museum volunteer, school board trustee

Annette Code passed away in 2017. (Special to The News)
A man paddling alone capsized his newly purchased kayak on the Alouette River on Sunday, May 2. (Klamer Eggens/ Facebook)

Pitt Meadows Paddling Club provides water safety tips for canoers and kayakers

Katie Stein-Sather says: know how to swim, go with friends, be aware of boat and surroundings

A man paddling alone capsized his newly purchased kayak on the Alouette River on Sunday, May 2. (Klamer Eggens/ Facebook)
Gardeners at the Intergenerational Garden participated in the Grow-A-Row program for the Friends In Need Food Bank in previous years. (The News files)

Grow-A-Row for the food bank in Maple Ridge

Friends In Need Food Bank in need of gardeners to produce fresh produce

Gardeners at the Intergenerational Garden participated in the Grow-A-Row program for the Friends In Need Food Bank in previous years. (The News files)
The Friends In Need Food Bank needs more storage space. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge food bank seeking storage for emergency preparedness products

New portal announced by Food Banks B.C. and Alberta to help local food banks prepare for disasters

The Friends In Need Food Bank needs more storage space. (Special to The News)
Chef Trevor Randle, center, will be hosting a free, family-friendly cook-along on May 8. (Special to The News)
Chef Trevor Randle, center, will be hosting a free, family-friendly cook-along on May 8. (Special to The News)
Cyclists guided this capsized kayaker to shore on Sunday. (Klamer Eggens/ Facebook)

Pitt Meadows photographer snaps cyclists helping capsized kayaker

Man was floating down chilly Alouette River clinging to newly purchased kayak for 30 minutes

Cyclists guided this capsized kayaker to shore on Sunday. (Klamer Eggens/ Facebook)
Pascale Shaw holds one of 400 sprouting pumpkin plants to be available for pick-up in about one week. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge pumpkin growing contest is getting underway

More than 400 pumpkin plants will be available next week for free contest

Pascale Shaw holds one of 400 sprouting pumpkin plants to be available for pick-up in about one week. (Special to The News)