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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)
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)
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Kenney makes last ditch plea for Keystone XL Expansion
Early morning fire at Art Infiniti Hotel in Maple Ridge
Fire chief provides update about fire at Art Infiniti Hotel in Maple Ridge
Fire at Art Infiniti Hotel in Maple Ridge
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)
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)

SHARE: Fog rolls over a seemingly still Mighty Fraser River

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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)
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)
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)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue will be holding their Christmas tree chipping fundraiser again this weekend. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)

Last chance for Christmas tree chipping at Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue

Yearly fundraiser raises money for Search and Rescue equipment

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue will be holding their Christmas tree chipping fundraiser again this weekend. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
Archer Reid was the first baby born in 2021 at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (The Reid family/Special to The News)
Archer Reid was the first baby born in 2021 at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (The Reid family/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Doug Ubell caught some photographs recently that he was anxious to share, one taken while on the Trans-Canada Trail looking southwest towards the Pitt River Bridge, and another from on Golden Ears Bridge. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Bridging the gap – local crossings from different vantage points

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  • Jan 5, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Doug Ubell caught some photographs recently that he was anxious to share, one taken while on the Trans-Canada Trail looking southwest towards the Pitt River Bridge, and another from on Golden Ears Bridge. (Special to The News)
A video released by Tabor Home in Abbotsford includes staff members holding photos of some of the 25 residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 during an outbreak that began in early November. (Video screengrab)

Tabor Home in Abbotsford releases video in memory of lives lost to COVID-19

Long-term care home pays tribute to 25 residents who died in outbreak

A video released by Tabor Home in Abbotsford includes staff members holding photos of some of the 25 residents who lost their lives to COVID-19 during an outbreak that began in early November. (Video screengrab)
Julie Ashlee’s Grade 3 class at Edith McDermott Elementary shared a variety of holiday art, including one of her students, Dia. (Special to The News)

Glitter and colour command holiday art from Grade 3ers in Pitt Meadows

Children from Edith McDermott Elementary share a variety of Christmas-related drawings, paintings

  • Jan 5, 2021
Julie Ashlee’s Grade 3 class at Edith McDermott Elementary shared a variety of holiday art, including one of her students, Dia. (Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Fire Department is holding a virtual Fill the Boot drive in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. (The News files)
The Maple Ridge Fire Department is holding a virtual Fill the Boot drive in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. (The News files)
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)
I love Christmas because… kindergarten students from Whonnock Elementary share their thoughts. (Special to The News)

Kindergarteners in rural Maple Ridge say why they love Christmas

Youngest students from Whonnock Elementary share their holiday thoughts and art

  • Jan 4, 2021
I love Christmas because… kindergarten students from Whonnock Elementary share their thoughts. (Special to The News)