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Kids enjoying the cold water courtesy the fire department, at Tolmie Park in Maple Ridge. (Ken Lehman/Special to The News)

Hot Summer Nights are back in Maple Ridge

The Maple Ridge fire department doesn’t have a schedule this year due to COVID

The Bike the Dike month will also allow participants to win prizes through local businesses. (The News files)

Bike the dike this August in Pitt Meadows

Watershed Watch Salmon Society organizing their 5th annual bike tour

The Ultimate Cat by Naomi P Lane. (Natali Leduc/Special to The News)

City’s artist-in-residence turns Maple Ridge community members into published authors

A little library written and published by the community will open up by Spring 2022

Stand-up comedian Cliff Prang in Memorial Peace Park. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Free concert featuring African soul sounds of Serengeti in Maple Ridge

Concert starts at 6 p.m. Friday, July 30, and also features artist Gentil Mis

Stand-up comedian Cliff Prang in Memorial Peace Park. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge competitive archer Margery Saunders competed at the 1972 Munich Olympics at the age of 59. (P03576 Maple Ridge Museum and Archives)

Maple Ridge archer competed at 1972 Olympics at age of 59

Maple Ridge Museum and Archives recounts the life of an amazing woman

Maple Ridge competitive archer Margery Saunders competed at the 1972 Munich Olympics at the age of 59. (P03576 Maple Ridge Museum and Archives)
The idea of a Llama walking tour is already becoming a hit in the community. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)

Walk with a Llama this summer in Pitt Meadows

Local 4-H moms bringing their love for Llamas to public

The idea of a Llama walking tour is already becoming a hit in the community. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
A lot of projects that are getting the grants in Lower Pitt and Fraser Rivers, are related to conserving sturgeon populations. Only catch-and-release fishing is allowed. (Craig Doucette/Special to The News)

Habitat Conservation Trust announces 5 grants for projects in Pitt River watershed

Gives over $195 million in funds for projects across the province

A lot of projects that are getting the grants in Lower Pitt and Fraser Rivers, are related to conserving sturgeon populations. Only catch-and-release fishing is allowed. (Craig Doucette/Special to The News)
Cst. Britteny George has been leading several community service initiatives. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP officer recognized for community service

Cst. Britteny George presented with the District Commanders Appreciation award

Cst. Britteny George has been leading several community service initiatives. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
The provincial government has a downloadable PDF online where people can write thank you notes to front-line workers. (B.C. Government)

Make some noise Monday evening, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

B.C. has a province-wide salute at 7 p.m. to honour front-line workers, including wildfire crews

The provincial government has a downloadable PDF online where people can write thank you notes to front-line workers. (B.C. Government)
Tickets for a burger and a beer or a glass of the house wine are $20 each, with $5 going directly to the fundraiser. (Lesley Nantel/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Legion holding fundraiser for Lytton

Students at Kanaka Creek raise more than $1,000 for Lytton family who has to rebuild

Tickets for a burger and a beer or a glass of the house wine are $20 each, with $5 going directly to the fundraiser. (Lesley Nantel/Special to The News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
Dawn Goodman and Mike De Ruiter have a banana tree that is growing fruit in their backyard. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Banana tree bears fruit in Maple Ridge backyard

Couple says heat wave at the end of June must be the reason why

Dawn Goodman and Mike De Ruiter have a banana tree that is growing fruit in their backyard. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
People enjoy free concerts that took place at the Albion Fairgrounds over the weekend. (The News files)

Numbers down at Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest weekend concerts

Agricultural festival a success said fair’s executive director

People enjoy free concerts that took place at the Albion Fairgrounds over the weekend. (The News files)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
Taeya was airlifted and taken to B.C. Children’s Hospital after the crash. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)

GoFundMe set up for Maple Ridge crash survivor

Girl suffered injuries after being thrown out of the car in a rollover incident

Taeya was airlifted and taken to B.C. Children’s Hospital after the crash. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)
The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)

Sikh Motorcycle Club holds ride to commemorate 100 years of insulin

B.C. event on July 31 travels from Abbotsford to Surrey as part of national ride

The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)
The Banana Boat, is the latest business to sign up with the Ridge Meadows RCMP for the Safe Place Program initiative. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
The Banana Boat, is the latest business to sign up with the Ridge Meadows RCMP for the Safe Place Program initiative. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
Meet Tillie, who will be going out with her handler, Tricia Liversidge, visiting workplaces around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Therapy dogs kicking off in-person visits across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

The St. John Ambulance Work Like a Dog Day takes place Aug. 5

Meet Tillie, who will be going out with her handler, Tricia Liversidge, visiting workplaces around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Insp. Jayson Lucash. (Terrace Standard files)

Final appointment made to Ridge Meadows RCMP leadership team

Insp. Jayson Lucash first posted to Ridge Meadows detachment in ‘96

Insp. Jayson Lucash. (Terrace Standard files)
Maple Ridge Secondary’s Ethan Choo presented the grant cheque to Evan Seal, general manager for the food bank. (Friends in Need Food bank/Special to The News)

Local food bank receives $2,500 thanks to Maple Ridge Secondary students

Winners of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative grant give to Friends in Need food bank

Maple Ridge Secondary’s Ethan Choo presented the grant cheque to Evan Seal, general manager for the food bank. (Friends in Need Food bank/Special to The News)