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Lucky Lauridsen has been working with seniors since she was a 15-year-old candy striper. (Special to The News)

Unlock your noggin’s superpower

Lucky Lauridsen wants to help Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows seniors improve brain health

Lucky Lauridsen has been working with seniors since she was a 15-year-old candy striper. (Special to The News)
Whether walking or cycling along the local roadways, trails or dikes, there are some stunning vistas to behold, said Lia Verker, who captured this recent picture along the Alouette River, with Mount Baker in the background. Send us your photo showing how you view this community, email to: news@mapleridgenews.com. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Cyclists offered breathtaking views on local trails

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  • Mar 24, 2021
Whether walking or cycling along the local roadways, trails or dikes, there are some stunning vistas to behold, said Lia Verker, who captured this recent picture along the Alouette River, with Mount Baker in the background. Send us your photo showing how you view this community, email to: news@mapleridgenews.com. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Community Service’s Sandi Temple has taken on a chauffeur role to help seniors get the jab. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

Maple Ridge woman doing her part to help seniors get vaccinated

Sandi Temple has driven more than a dozen seniors to their injection appointments

Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Community Service’s Sandi Temple has taken on a chauffeur role to help seniors get the jab. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
Chartwell Willow’s Wendy Upton received an award from the City of Maple Ridge for her work with seniors. (Special to The News)

Seniors consultant wins City of Maple Ridge ‘accessibility and inclusiveness’ award

Wendy Upton gained recognition for her work with seniors in-and-outside of the workplace

Chartwell Willow’s Wendy Upton received an award from the City of Maple Ridge for her work with seniors. (Special to The News)
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.

Youth Innovation Showcase demonstrates innovative spirit of BC and Yukon

Annual competition gives young people a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes

  • Mar 23, 2021
The Youth Innovation Showcase offers young people an avenue to showcase their innovations virtually and to network with some of the top players in the tech world.
Chief Grace George with her husband Damian George and Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall unveil new signage at Waterfront Commons Park, which includes Katzie First Nation language. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows unveils new park signs with Katzie language

Chief Grace George says, ‘language is our most original connection to who we are as Katzie people’

Chief Grace George with her husband Damian George and Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall unveil new signage at Waterfront Commons Park, which includes Katzie First Nation language. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Hospital Auxillary gift shop. (Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Hospital Auxiliary donates 30K to hospital foundation

Big contribution provided despite thrift store shutting down; gift shop closed for eight months

Ridge Meadows Hospital Auxillary gift shop. (Special to The News)
Kathy McMeeking shared this picture of moss-covered tree found around the Gold Creek campsite in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Forest comes to life with promise of spring

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  • Mar 22, 2021
Kathy McMeeking shared this picture of moss-covered tree found around the Gold Creek campsite in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)
Elena Tkatchouk shared this picture taken recently along the dikes in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Tranquility captured alongside the river in Pitt Meadows

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  • Mar 21, 2021
Elena Tkatchouk shared this picture taken recently along the dikes in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Ruby Selkirk and Nelson Lougheed during their wedding reception at the Selkirk family home. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives – P00201/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Nelson and Ruby Lougheed’s wedding a day to remember

Museum curator does a little digging about a well-known Maple Ridge couple, and a dress

  • Mar 20, 2021
Ruby Selkirk and Nelson Lougheed during their wedding reception at the Selkirk family home. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives – P00201/Special to The News)
A drive-through Canada Day event will be taking place this year. (The News files)

Plans for Maple Ridge Canada Day celebrations in the works

Drive-through event will feature local organizations

A drive-through Canada Day event will be taking place this year. (The News files)
Joseph Hayward shares a shot of the Golden Ears Bridge from Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Bridge and Baker make striking backdrop

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  • Mar 20, 2021
Joseph Hayward shares a shot of the Golden Ears Bridge from Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Curtis Pendleton, executive director of the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge, is hoping to be back to full programming by the end of the year. (The News files)
Curtis Pendleton, executive director of the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge, is hoping to be back to full programming by the end of the year. (The News files)
Nature photographer Linda Benz shared a wide range of wildlife and landscape shots from in and around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. "The amazing landscape, wildlife diversity... to me, as a wildlife photographer,  this is Maple Ridge and 's....he' has so much to offer. Off the beaten path.. lush, gorgeous, mountain views to the north, full of life. An untouched world, seen by only those who dare to explore." Forty minutes from Vancouver B.C... This is what she finds: Gorgeous, plump, healthy coyotes; a thriving and growing resident bald eagle population; tiny American kestrels (the smallest of the falcon family); a diverse selection of owls (including a Northern Hawk owl); and so much more. “We are truly blessed to live a mere 10 minutes from such a marvelous display of life beyond ourselves… and as spring approaches, ‘she’ slowly awakens. Welcome ‘her’ with love and respect,” said Benz.  (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 19, 2021
Nature photographer Linda Benz shared a wide range of wildlife and landscape shots from in and around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. "The amazing landscape, wildlife diversity... to me, as a wildlife photographer,  this is Maple Ridge and 's....he' has so much to offer. Off the beaten path.. lush, gorgeous, mountain views to the north, full of life. An untouched world, seen by only those who dare to explore." Forty minutes from Vancouver B.C... This is what she finds: Gorgeous, plump, healthy coyotes; a thriving and growing resident bald eagle population; tiny American kestrels (the smallest of the falcon family); a diverse selection of owls (including a Northern Hawk owl); and so much more. “We are truly blessed to live a mere 10 minutes from such a marvelous display of life beyond ourselves… and as spring approaches, ‘she’ slowly awakens. Welcome ‘her’ with love and respect,” said Benz.  (Special to The News)
All proceeds from a Maple Ridge Lions Club fundraiser on Sunday will be going to a local family in need. (The Maple Ridge Lions Club/Special to The News)

Car rally in Maple Ridge for those in need

Lions Club holds non-timed rally where participants stay in their vehicles

All proceeds from a Maple Ridge Lions Club fundraiser on Sunday will be going to a local family in need. (The Maple Ridge Lions Club/Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest will be a two-week long event this year . (The News files)
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest will be a two-week long event this year . (The News files)
Sandra Taylor, right, and staff from the Westgate Flower Garden in Maple Ridge celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge florist releases 150 balloons for St. Patrick’s Day

Green, white, and gold biodegradable balloons flew over Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Sandra Taylor, right, and staff from the Westgate Flower Garden in Maple Ridge celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Cougars have been spotted around Maple Ridge the past week. (The News files)

Cougar spotted by Maple Ridge SPCA

Keep children and pets close, advises animal welfare organization

Cougars have been spotted around Maple Ridge the past week. (The News files)
A picture by Ruqaiyah, a Grade 2 student at Kanaka Creek elementary. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge students offer COVID advice

Grade 2 students at Kanaka Creek elementary give their take on pandemic

A picture by Ruqaiyah, a Grade 2 student at Kanaka Creek elementary. (Special to The News)
Meadowridge students raised $840 for children in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. (Child Haven International/Special to The News)
Meadowridge students raised $840 for children in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. (Child Haven International/Special to The News)