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Regular contributor Lucie Anglehart, of Pitt Meadows, shared a few pictures of nature in Pitt Meadows – specifically some fine feathered friends, including a male belted kingfisher caught perching on along the Fraser River, just south of Baynes Road. She shared a few other bird pictures as well, including one of a common merganser and juvenile blue heron. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Regular contributor Lucie Anglehart, of Pitt Meadows, shared a few pictures of nature in Pitt Meadows – specifically some fine feathered friends, including a male belted kingfisher caught perching on along the Fraser River, just south of Baynes Road. She shared a few other bird pictures as well, including one of a common merganser and juvenile blue heron. (Special to The News)
Martin Saunders shared this picture of the Fraser River and the wharf at Emmeline Mohun Park, a neighbourhood park off Wharf Street in the Lower Hammond area of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Martin Saunders shared this picture of the Fraser River and the wharf at Emmeline Mohun Park, a neighbourhood park off Wharf Street in the Lower Hammond area of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Easter goodie bags were handed out to vulnerable seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Seniors not forgotten this Easter

Community groups in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows donated time to create packages of sweets

Easter goodie bags were handed out to vulnerable seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
(Facebook/Special to The News)

The darker the chocolate, the more toxic to your dog

Maple Ridge SPCA has an Easter warning for pet owners

  • Apr 3, 2021
(Facebook/Special to The News)
Members and former members of Positively Speaking Toastmasters. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Toastmasters club turns 30

Positively Speaking Toastmasters held their anniversary meeting on April 7

Members and former members of Positively Speaking Toastmasters. (Special to The News)
Volunteers will do tax returns for selected Maple Ridge Library patrons. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Library offers tax filing service

Volunteers can handle simple, low-income tax filing

Volunteers will do tax returns for selected Maple Ridge Library patrons. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Elena Erokhina and Mike Mercier won for best back yard garden in 2018. (Contributed)

Maple Ridge city committee runs food garden contest

Good Friday kicks off annual gardening contest

Elena Erokhina and Mike Mercier won for best back yard garden in 2018. (Contributed)
Heather Treleaven with The Seniors Network will be addressing the Probus Club of Maple Ridge in April. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Probus club looking for members

A gerontology professor and a doctor from a Vancouver hospital are two of the many guest speakers

Heather Treleaven with The Seniors Network will be addressing the Probus Club of Maple Ridge in April. (The News files)
Educational assistant Val Moore and teacher Sarah Macdonald from The Environmental School remove Himalayan blackberry brambles from Reg Franklin Park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Green Team plans to remove invasive species from Maple Ridge Park

Twenty-four local students will tackle pesky Himalayan Blackberry bushes

Educational assistant Val Moore and teacher Sarah Macdonald from The Environmental School remove Himalayan blackberry brambles from Reg Franklin Park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Chef Trevor Randle, center, with a culinary arts student, left, and a farmer, right. (Special to The News)

Pork to be highlighted in Culinary Programs at Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows high schools

Part of the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spotlight Series

Chef Trevor Randle, center, with a culinary arts student, left, and a farmer, right. (Special to The News)
Police are happy with the results of Project C.O.R.E so far. (The News files)
Police are happy with the results of Project C.O.R.E so far. (The News files)
Ridge Church lead pastor Jonathan Neufeld. (Ronan O’Doherty /The News)

14 Maple Ridge churches unite for Good Friday service

A communal worship will be available to view on each individual church’s website

Ridge Church lead pastor Jonathan Neufeld. (Ronan O’Doherty /The News)
Porter took a tumble just before lunch on Whistler Mountain’s Pika’s Traverse. (Mitch Winton)

Pitt Meadows woman takes to social media to find ski Samaritan

Maple Ridge’s Aaron Dubois helped Alison Porter after she suffered serious fall on Whistler Mountain

Porter took a tumble just before lunch on Whistler Mountain’s Pika’s Traverse. (Mitch Winton)
Staff members from the Westminster Savings downtown Maple Ridge location including from left – Kim Borthwick, branch manager Shiela Guinan and Parita Patel – hand Ineke Boekhorst, with the Starfish Pack Program, a cheque for $2,300. (Special to The News)

Thousands donated to help hungry students in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Westminster Savings staff raised the money for the Starfish Pack Program

Staff members from the Westminster Savings downtown Maple Ridge location including from left – Kim Borthwick, branch manager Shiela Guinan and Parita Patel – hand Ineke Boekhorst, with the Starfish Pack Program, a cheque for $2,300. (Special to The News)
Kindness rocks located at the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce. (Special to The News)
Kindness rocks located at the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce. (Special to The News)
Silver Valley residents Bill and Sherri Kennedy captured this picture last week looking out to the west where they can see a spectacular view of the blueberry farms in the Pitt Polder area, with Burke Mountain in Coquitlam and Simon Fraser University off in the horizon. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 29, 2021
Silver Valley residents Bill and Sherri Kennedy captured this picture last week looking out to the west where they can see a spectacular view of the blueberry farms in the Pitt Polder area, with Burke Mountain in Coquitlam and Simon Fraser University off in the horizon. (Special to The News)
Lori Morrison captured this recent sunset picture from a vantage point in Maple Ridge that makes it appear as if the sky is on fire. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 28, 2021
Lori Morrison captured this recent sunset picture from a vantage point in Maple Ridge that makes it appear as if the sky is on fire. (Special to The News)
Noella Nehaj captured this picture of a breathtaking sunset over the Fraser River, as seen from Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 27, 2021
Noella Nehaj captured this picture of a breathtaking sunset over the Fraser River, as seen from Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)
The local libraries have  Take ‘N Make activity kits available that offer ideas and tools to get outdoors and active this spring. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Kits and contests fostering exploration and creativity

For information about FVRL services and programs, people can go online to www.fvrl.bc.ca or call

  • Mar 26, 2021
The local libraries have  Take ‘N Make activity kits available that offer ideas and tools to get outdoors and active this spring. (Special to The News)