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Parker Kaumi, 6, and his mother, Lauren, baked cookies to raise money for the Canucks Autism Network. (Chris Kaumi/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge mother and son bake cookies for Canucks Autism Network

Raise $1,200 for the organization that offers activities and programs to children and youth with autism

The Writing Home free creative writing workshops will run for eight weeks beginning Jan. 29. (Special to The News)

Creative writing workshops for immigrant women this month

Writing Home is for newcomers to Canada living in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

  • Jan 15, 2021
Denise Castonguay with Rian, a five-year-old Newfoundland who has retired from breeding. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge breeders “overwhelmed” as demand for dogs skyrocket

With an average two year wait for purebreds, prices inflated for mixed breeds and designer dogs

Denise Castonguay with Rian, a five-year-old Newfoundland who has retired from breeding. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The students in the Aboriginal Leadership Group at Thomas Haney Secondary exceeded their collections goal for #WESEEYOU day. (Special to The News)

THSS Aboriginal Leadership students collect 30 boxes for #WESEEYOU day

Maple Ridge high school will send 300 pounds of activities and games to remote FN communities

The students in the Aboriginal Leadership Group at Thomas Haney Secondary exceeded their collections goal for #WESEEYOU day. (Special to The News)
The new look of the Hammond Community Centre. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
The new look of the Hammond Community Centre. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
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Woman sings Christmas song in Golden Ears Provincial Park to delight of onlookers
Downtown Maple Ridge BIA Win Your Wish contest
Archer Reid was the Ridge Meadows Hospital New Year baby
Polar Plunge Alouette Lake
This log cabin was built in the early 1900’s. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

Hundred-year-old log cabin in Maple Ridge torn down

Museum happy property owners contacted city so they could document building

This log cabin was built in the early 1900’s. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Branch of the SPCA received a donation of over $4,500 from B$F Automotive. (Special to The News)

Business hosts New Year’s Eve fundraiser for SPCA

Donates more than $4,500 to Maple Ridge branch

  • Jan 11, 2021
The Maple Ridge Branch of the SPCA received a donation of over $4,500 from B$F Automotive. (Special to The News)
When were the iconic Maple Ridge Christmas bells first hung in the city? This could be one of the questions for the first-ever trivia night hosted by the Maple Ridge Museum. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
When were the iconic Maple Ridge Christmas bells first hung in the city? This could be one of the questions for the first-ever trivia night hosted by the Maple Ridge Museum. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
Westcoast Harmony Chorus released a new video on YouTube this week. (Special to The News)

Westcoast Harmony Chorus releases new virtual choir video

Maple Ridge’s Kelly Collins says being part of the competitive singing group is a lifestyle

Westcoast Harmony Chorus released a new video on YouTube this week. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge MP Marc Dalton, left, holds one of the cheer packages with Rev. Miranda Sutherland and Jean Davidson, coordinator the the church’s centennial celebrations. (Special to The News)

Whonnock church delivers cheer for COVID-isolated seniors

$25,000 grant provided by federal New Horizons program

Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge MP Marc Dalton, left, holds one of the cheer packages with Rev. Miranda Sutherland and Jean Davidson, coordinator the the church’s centennial celebrations. (Special to The News)
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maple Ridge has been broadcasting its services online. (St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - Facebook)

Maple Ridge pastor explains decision to support provincial health authority

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s Roland Ziprick said it is a Christian duty to care for others

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maple Ridge has been broadcasting its services online. (St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - Facebook)
More than 500 boxes packed with activities are being sent to 10 remote First Nations communities. (The Ballantyne Project - Special to The News)

Support for first #WESEEYOU day much better than expected, organizers say

First Nation students at Thomas Haney hosting drive-through to collect donations this Saturday

More than 500 boxes packed with activities are being sent to 10 remote First Nations communities. (The Ballantyne Project - Special to The News)
Shelli Kiselycia, owner of Maple Ridge Florist, pulls a receipt during the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association’s Win Your Wish contest. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Downtown Maple Ridge BIA Win Your Wish winners chosen

Seven grand prize packages worth $2,000 each given away

Shelli Kiselycia, owner of Maple Ridge Florist, pulls a receipt during the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association’s Win Your Wish contest. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
During a hike with his son, Nick, to upper Kanaka falls, Chris Schindelhauer grabbed this shot. (Special to The News)

SHARE: A different perspective of Kanaka Creek park

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  • Jan 4, 2021
During a hike with his son, Nick, to upper Kanaka falls, Chris Schindelhauer grabbed this shot. (Special to The News)
David Allison shared this picture taken along the dikes in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

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  • Jan 3, 2021
David Allison shared this picture taken along the dikes in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Karen Telford shared a picture of the sun shining through the trees along the Spirea Trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park recently. “A great day to get outside and enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty,” she said. (Special to The News)

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  • Jan 3, 2021
Karen Telford shared a picture of the sun shining through the trees along the Spirea Trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park recently. “A great day to get outside and enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty,” she said. (Special to The News)
Rick Waugh took this picture of the Might Fraser River looking mighty soft and tranquil. The photograph was taken from Kanaka Creek Regional Park, looking out over the water towards Fort Langley. (Special to The News)

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  • Jan 7, 2021
Rick Waugh took this picture of the Might Fraser River looking mighty soft and tranquil. The photograph was taken from Kanaka Creek Regional Park, looking out over the water towards Fort Langley. (Special to The News)
Ron Restrick has been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment. (Contributed photo)
Ron Restrick has been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment. (Contributed photo)
Mark Bahnman shared a photo taken along the Alouette River dikes in Pitt Meadows recently. (Special to The News)

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  • Jan 6, 2021
Mark Bahnman shared a photo taken along the Alouette River dikes in Pitt Meadows recently. (Special to The News)