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From left, Rachael Fiehn,13, Mitchell Laity, 16, and Joe Fiehn, 11, with the Pitt River Lamb, Swine, and Beef Club, showed off scarecrows they made as part of a special 4-H project at this year’s fair using only recycled materials. The scarecrows were to serve as audience for this weekend’s concert until the event was opened up to the public. Joe placed first for his <em>Wizard of Oz</em> Tin Man creation.(Colleen Flanagan/The News)
From left, Rachael Fiehn,13, Mitchell Laity, 16, and Joe Fiehn, 11, with the Pitt River Lamb, Swine, and Beef Club, showed off scarecrows they made as part of a special 4-H project at this year’s fair using only recycled materials. The scarecrows were to serve as audience for this weekend’s concert until the event was opened up to the public. Joe placed first for his <em>Wizard of Oz</em> Tin Man creation.(Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A judge checks out a pig being handled by Makayla Barclay, 11, with the Pitt River Swine 4-H Club, at Country Fest on Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A judge checks out a pig being handled by Makayla Barclay, 11, with the Pitt River Swine 4-H Club, at Country Fest on Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Troy Scott has been working with kids for their social and personal development through bikes, for over a decade. (Priyanka Ketkar/THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge Cycle owner recognized for his contribution to bike repair program

Surrey School District 36 presents Scott Troy with certificate of appreciation

Troy Scott has been working with kids for their social and personal development through bikes, for over a decade. (Priyanka Ketkar/THE NEWS)
A participant of the ARMS Bees, Birds, Bears, Bugs, and Butterflies event checks out aquatic invertebrate from the Alouette River. (Alouette River Management Society/Facebook)

Family event teaches children about bees, birds, bears, bugs, and butterflies

The next big event planned by the Alouette River Management Society is Rivers Day

A participant of the ARMS Bees, Birds, Bears, Bugs, and Butterflies event checks out aquatic invertebrate from the Alouette River. (Alouette River Management Society/Facebook)
A past community clean-up. (The NEWS/files)

Pitt Meadows coming together for a clean-up on July 22

ARMS to organize the event as part of their adopt-a-block program

A past community clean-up. (The NEWS/files)
According to Leanne Koehn, the book program is great, especially since the community can reuse these books for cheap instead of sending them to be recycled. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/THE NEWS)

Recycling society advocating for Plastic Free July movement

Urges community to eliminate plastics for the month

According to Leanne Koehn, the book program is great, especially since the community can reuse these books for cheap instead of sending them to be recycled. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/THE NEWS)
Mike Kelly of Bad Moon Riders with Louis Bayard of Louis Leather at the yard sale. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)

Maple Ridge business hosts community yard sale

Louis Leather’s backyard turned into a spot to host live music and barbecue

Mike Kelly of Bad Moon Riders with Louis Bayard of Louis Leather at the yard sale. (Priyanka Ketkar/The News)
A past community clean-up. (The NEWS/files)

ARMS organizing community clean-up on July 21

Information on adopt-a-block to be given to volunteers

A past community clean-up. (The NEWS/files)
Chelsea Keenan will be leading the yoga session for the Lytton fundraiser, organized by Moms Gone Wild. (Mirae Campbell/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge women’s group organizing yoga fundraiser for Lytton

By-donation event to raise money for families affected by wildfire

Chelsea Keenan will be leading the yoga session for the Lytton fundraiser, organized by Moms Gone Wild. (Mirae Campbell/Special to The News)
Tours of the recycling depot are open again this summer, so people can learn more about what happens after they put their recycling to the curb. (Special to The News)

All ages invited again to tour recycling depot

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society plans two events open to the public this summer, July 27 and Aug. 14

Tours of the recycling depot are open again this summer, so people can learn more about what happens after they put their recycling to the curb. (Special to The News)
Ambulatory Ramblers, a team at the Ridge Meadows Hospital that participated in this year’s Fund Run, received a catered lunch courtesy of Subway Restaurants - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Mini-golf contest in Maple Ridge Saturday helps raise money for hospital

All proceeds from the Haney Builders fun fundraiser will go to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation

Ambulatory Ramblers, a team at the Ridge Meadows Hospital that participated in this year’s Fund Run, received a catered lunch courtesy of Subway Restaurants - Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
The Snowbirds will be flying over Maple Ridge this afternoon. (Special to The News)

Watch for the Snowbirds jets over Maple Ridge this afternoon

Between 3 and 4 p.m. the formation team will do a flyover

The Snowbirds will be flying over Maple Ridge this afternoon. (Special to The News)
The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds pose for a photo after arriving in Vancouver on July 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)

Snowbirds to fly over Lower Mainland today

Late Capt. Jennifer Casey ‘definitely shining a light on this’

The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds pose for a photo after arriving in Vancouver on July 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)
A bald eagle was rescued by the OWL – Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society – on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (RCMP/Special to The News)

Baby bald eagle nabbed by RCMP in Pitt Meadows

The local police helped a raptor rehabilitation group rescue a young eagle covered in mites

A bald eagle was rescued by the OWL – Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society – on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (RCMP/Special to The News)
The garden centre owners encourage residents to explore ways to conserve water when gardening. (Sara Williams/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge farm owners share tips to help gardens survive extreme heat

Best way to get into gardening is to go out and get your hands dirty, says the couple

The garden centre owners encourage residents to explore ways to conserve water when gardening. (Sara Williams/Special to The News)
The club saw 19 members attend the first in-person group meeting since COVID restrictions began last year. (Celia Jensen/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Probus club returns to in-person gatherings

Plans to visit museum, a winery, in the cards

The club saw 19 members attend the first in-person group meeting since COVID restrictions began last year. (Celia Jensen/Special to The News)
The City of Pitt Meadows commissioned chalk art from artist Elizabeth Cartagena and requested she create the heron, the city’s symbol. (Elizabeth Cartagena/Special to The News)

Vancouver-based artist’s chalk art around Pitt Meadows

City commissioned work from Elizabeth Cartagena for Canada Day

The City of Pitt Meadows commissioned chalk art from artist Elizabeth Cartagena and requested she create the heron, the city’s symbol. (Elizabeth Cartagena/Special to The News)
Operation Christmas Child organized their first bottle drive of the year earlier in May this year. (Barbara Gustafson/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows-based group collecting empties to bring Christmas cheer

A charity bottle drive will help buy supplies for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child organized their first bottle drive of the year earlier in May this year. (Barbara Gustafson/Special to The News)
The Youth Lounge is back in Pitt Meadows.

Programs for youth reopening in Pitt Meadows

Youth Lounge is back, games in Harris Road Park

The Youth Lounge is back in Pitt Meadows.
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)