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Bike the Dike is the entire month of August. (Laura Severn/Special to The News)

Bike the Dike is on now in Pitt Meadows

Maps for free, self-guided tour available to those who register

Bike the Dike is the entire month of August. (Laura Severn/Special to The News)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing dog swims across Fraser River from Maple Ridge to Barnston Island

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
(JIBC/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Indigenous youth given lesson in fighting fires

Justice Institute’s training centre in Maple Ridge hosts potential young firefighters in career camp

(JIBC/Special to The News)
Denise Kerr shared a vibrant sunset picture on a hot summer night, taken from her backyard, and overlooking the Fraser River and Golden Ears Bridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Aug 2, 2022
Denise Kerr shared a vibrant sunset picture on a hot summer night, taken from her backyard, and overlooking the Fraser River and Golden Ears Bridge. (Special to The News)
The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Hot Summer Nights at the Wednesday, July 20 and 27, events. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)
Hot Summer Nights at the Wednesday, July 20 and 27, events. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)
Deadline for the City of Maple Ridge Innovation Challenge is July 31. (The News files)

Last chance to enter the City of Maple Ridge Innovation Challenge

The contest is for business leaders who have nurtured an innovation culture in their workplace

Deadline for the City of Maple Ridge Innovation Challenge is July 31. (The News files)
The current design of the B.C.’s flag was created in 1960. (Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press/Special to The News)

B.C. Love – Tell us why you love this province and you could win

Contest: Share your favourite features about British Columbia

The current design of the B.C.’s flag was created in 1960. (Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press/Special to The News)
Paul Filek is performing in Maple Ridge for the Summer Happenings concert series. (Special to The News)

Pop concert tonight at the bandstand in Maple Ridge

Paul Filek and Nette performing Friday, July 29, for the city’s Summer Happenings concert series

Paul Filek is performing in Maple Ridge for the Summer Happenings concert series. (Special to The News)
Over the course of the last four years, Maple Ridge’s Kate Smirfitt has fundraised for, made, and delivered about 150 activity bags for kids stuck in hospital. The latest contribution was 68 bags. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)

Teenager keeps giving to children in hospital

Motivated by her own time in hospital, a 18-year-old from Maple Ridge creates activity bags for kids

Over the course of the last four years, Maple Ridge’s Kate Smirfitt has fundraised for, made, and delivered about 150 activity bags for kids stuck in hospital. The latest contribution was 68 bags. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)
Frequent cyclist, hiker, and paddler Ron Paley was – for the most part – able to beat the heat by starting heading out on a ride at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. During the hour-and-a-half trek, the Hammond resident completed a 24-km loop through part of Maple Ridge and primarily Pitt Meadows, with a stop off at Osprey Village. “Nice 19C to ride,” Paley said, but he did question if the mosquitoes ever sleep. (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 29, 2022
Frequent cyclist, hiker, and paddler Ron Paley was – for the most part – able to beat the heat by starting heading out on a ride at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. During the hour-and-a-half trek, the Hammond resident completed a 24-km loop through part of Maple Ridge and primarily Pitt Meadows, with a stop off at Osprey Village. “Nice 19C to ride,” Paley said, but he did question if the mosquitoes ever sleep. (Special to The News)
A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)

PODCAST: 3 dead, 2 wounded – a look at the 5 hours that shook the Langley community

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporters discuss the chain of events, what is known about the shooter and whether the homeless were targeted.

A vigil was held for the victims in Langley, Tuesday July 26. (Dan Ferguson photo)
Troy Edwards, 17, was at the Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event with his mother Deanna Edwards, and his sister Kendyl, 10. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Hundreds check out career and education opportunities in Maple Ridge

The Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event was held Thursday, July 28

Troy Edwards, 17, was at the Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event with his mother Deanna Edwards, and his sister Kendyl, 10. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A seniors only bench at this years Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

Seniors take the stage at Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Countryfest

Prime Timers Show Down featured Ridge Meadows Seniors Society groups

A seniors only bench at this years Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Ridge Meadows BMX Racing Association will oversee project construction for a new pump track is being built at Cottonwood park. (Lee Cejalvo Photography/Special to The News)

New BMX pump track for Pitt Meadows

Track will be geared to those 2 years and older

Ridge Meadows BMX Racing Association will oversee project construction for a new pump track is being built at Cottonwood park. (Lee Cejalvo Photography/Special to The News)
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Countryfest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News) 
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Countryfest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News) 
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
The Caribbean Festival takes place this weekend at the Albion Fairgrounds. (The News files)

Caribbean Fest ready to Stir It Up this weekend in Maple Ridge

Launch takes place downtown the evening of Thursday, July 28

The Caribbean Festival takes place this weekend at the Albion Fairgrounds. (The News files)
Artwork being put up in the constituency office of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare. (Facebook/Garibaldi Art Club)
Artwork being put up in the constituency office of Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare. (Facebook/Garibaldi Art Club)
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
A schedule for the cooling centre shuttle bus. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Shuttle bus in operation to cooling centre in Maple Ridge

Bus providing transportation both to and from Greg Moore Youth Centre

A schedule for the cooling centre shuttle bus. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)