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Arbor Day, which emphasizes planting and protecting trees, is coming up on Sept. 28. (The News files)

Maple Ridge to celebrate Arbor Day on Sept. 28

Family activities planned in Fletcher Park

Paws for Hope Animal foundation is holding a pasta and wine fundraising event in Pitt Meadows. (Paws for Hope/Special to The News)

Pasta night for pups in Pitt Meadows

Paws for Hope Animal Foundation holding fundraiser for veterinary care for animals

Heather Walker is the lead for the Alisa’s Wish Ambassador Team, which organized the Wild Wild West Barn Dance. (Heather Walker Facebook/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows farm hosts barn dance for charity

100% of proceeds from Wild Wild West Barn Dance will go to Alisa’s Wish

Children at Brookside Gardens in Maple Ridge were hoping to keep a trampoline that was set up in a common area of the complex. (Special to The News)
Children at Brookside Gardens in Maple Ridge were hoping to keep a trampoline that was set up in a common area of the complex. (Special to The News)
34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley begins

34 riders will spend 9 days riding 800 kilometres through the Fraser Valley to raise $300,000

34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
There were 158 donors this year who raised $17,025 in online donations. (The News files)
There were 158 donors this year who raised $17,025 in online donations. (The News files)
Sandra Taylor, owner of Westgate Flower Garden, will be hosting an online class to make flower arrangements to donate to local community groups. (Special to The News)

A Maple Ridge florist is hoping to make people smile

Sandra Taylor of Westgate Flower Garden participating in Teleflora’s Make Someone Smile Week

Sandra Taylor, owner of Westgate Flower Garden, will be hosting an online class to make flower arrangements to donate to local community groups. (Special to The News)
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
The Maple Ridge Public Library, CEED, MLA Lisa Beare, West Coast Coalition Against Racism, and Alouette River Management Society were just some of the booths at GETI Fest. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

PHOTOS: GETI Fest returns to Maple Ridge park

Politicians, repair cafe, and musical acts were just some of Saturday’s activities

The Maple Ridge Public Library, CEED, MLA Lisa Beare, West Coast Coalition Against Racism, and Alouette River Management Society were just some of the booths at GETI Fest. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Author and journalist Gwynne Dyer is speaking about climate change at the Maple Ridge Public Library. (Cirone-Musi/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge library will host free lecture about climate change solutions

Author and journalist Gwynne Dyer to speak during Climate Action Week

Author and journalist Gwynne Dyer is speaking about climate change at the Maple Ridge Public Library. (Cirone-Musi/Special to The News)
A wreath laying ceremony will be taking place at the Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II. (Special to The News)

Late queen to be honoured at Maple Ridge legion

A wreath laying ceremony will take place on Monday, Sept. 19

A wreath laying ceremony will be taking place at the Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II. (Special to The News)
Gerry Pinel (right) seen here inside a tiny home, will be speaking about housing at GETI Fest. (The News files)

Maple Ridge’s GETI Fest adds new townhall discussions

Annual environmental event happening this Saturday in Memorial Peace Park

Gerry Pinel (right) seen here inside a tiny home, will be speaking about housing at GETI Fest. (The News files)
Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)

PODCAST: Elora van Jarrett – BC Wildfire Service crew leader

TODAY IN B.C.: Longtime firefighter has been stationed in Salmon Arm, Port Alberni

Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)
Ginna Berg, executive director of the Fraser River Indigenous Society, front, along with Rachel Simons, left, Mia Harry, center, and Glenda Morin, shows off orange T-shirts the society is selling before National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Sept. 30. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Orange shirts for sale for in Maple Ridge for upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Day

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will take place Friday, Sept. 30

Ginna Berg, executive director of the Fraser River Indigenous Society, front, along with Rachel Simons, left, Mia Harry, center, and Glenda Morin, shows off orange T-shirts the society is selling before National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Sept. 30. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Megan Kok snapped a picture of her husband, Jerome, and daughter, Mikenna, at Jerry Sulina Park, by the Laity Farms. The pair stopped for a bit on the bench to watch their dogs frolic and play. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Sitting for a spell

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  • Sep 12, 2022
Megan Kok snapped a picture of her husband, Jerome, and daughter, Mikenna, at Jerry Sulina Park, by the Laity Farms. The pair stopped for a bit on the bench to watch their dogs frolic and play. (Special to The News)
An early morning start at Maple Ridge Golf Course reminded Jerry McLure that fall is on its way, the mist rising from the greens (or should we say the golden grasses) along side the rising sun. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Morning mist rising off the greens

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  • Sep 11, 2022
An early morning start at Maple Ridge Golf Course reminded Jerry McLure that fall is on its way, the mist rising from the greens (or should we say the golden grasses) along side the rising sun. (Special to The News)
Lise Quinn, left, won the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation’s Fortune 50/50, presented with the foundation’s executive director Laura Butler. (Special to The News)

50/50 winner nets more than $10K in Maple Ridge hospital foundation raffle

Funds raised going towards purchasing essential equipment and other high priority needs

Lise Quinn, left, won the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation’s Fortune 50/50, presented with the foundation’s executive director Laura Butler. (Special to The News)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
Maple Ridge will be one of 19 communities across B.C. to host a Super Walk event this Sunday. (THE NEWS/files)

Parkinson Super Walk coming Sunday in Maple Ridge

Raising funds and awareness about Parkinson’s Disease

Maple Ridge will be one of 19 communities across B.C. to host a Super Walk event this Sunday. (THE NEWS/files)
<em>Solastalgic Soliloquy</em>, by Ayla Dmyterko, single-channel digital video. (ACT Art Gallery/Special to The News)

Ukrainian diaspora in Canada examined in new Maple Ridge exhibit

Opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 10, for Labour and Memory – Ukrainian-Canadian Contexts

<em>Solastalgic Soliloquy</em>, by Ayla Dmyterko, single-channel digital video. (ACT Art Gallery/Special to The News)