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Jeff Thompson shares a picture from Pitt Polder looking north up the Widgeon Valley on Sunday. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 5, 2021
Jeff Thompson shares a picture from Pitt Polder looking north up the Widgeon Valley on Sunday. (Special to The News)
Several community and outreach groups attended the Rivers Day hosted by the Alouette River Management Society. (Alex Holmes/Special to The News)
Several community and outreach groups attended the Rivers Day hosted by the Alouette River Management Society. (Alex Holmes/Special to The News)
Fort Langley area resident Jodey Schwartz captured a recent sunset that spotlighted the bridge and Pitt Meadows to the north. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 4, 2021
Fort Langley area resident Jodey Schwartz captured a recent sunset that spotlighted the bridge and Pitt Meadows to the north. (Special to The News)
Diabetes Canada is hosting a clothing drive on Oct. 16. (Special to The News)
Diabetes Canada is hosting a clothing drive on Oct. 16. (Special to The News)
“Magnificent clouds this time of year” make for a compelling backdrop to Courtney Baird’s pictures taken before a rain storm while recently walking the dikes. The bench was positioned off McNeil Road in Pitt Meadows, while her other picture is of the cranberry bogs being flooded for harvest. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 4, 2021
“Magnificent clouds this time of year” make for a compelling backdrop to Courtney Baird’s pictures taken before a rain storm while recently walking the dikes. The bench was positioned off McNeil Road in Pitt Meadows, while her other picture is of the cranberry bogs being flooded for harvest. (Special to The News)
William Kobayashi spent many a summer afternoon fishing in Kanaka Creek, near his family’s Albion home. The 11-year-old avid fisherman pulled a few large mouth bass out of the waters near Kanaka Elementary, among other fish. “I have a few pics to prove it,” said his father, Elijah, “Cuz from what I can tell there is no record or history of large mouth bass being in Kanaka.” (Elijah Kobayashi/Special to The News)

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  • Oct 3, 2021
William Kobayashi spent many a summer afternoon fishing in Kanaka Creek, near his family’s Albion home. The 11-year-old avid fisherman pulled a few large mouth bass out of the waters near Kanaka Elementary, among other fish. “I have a few pics to prove it,” said his father, Elijah, “Cuz from what I can tell there is no record or history of large mouth bass being in Kanaka.” (Elijah Kobayashi/Special to The News)
Is it possible film inspired some carving out old stumps in Golden Ears Provincial and UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Parks, or the other way around. Ron Paley shared a number of pictures taken during a four-hour hike, including several that resembled the tree-like Ents species from J.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Paley, who was joined on the trek by Chris and Luna, recently travelled the Incline Trail on Alouette Mountain through to the Whisky Creek and Memorial Trails. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 3, 2021
Is it possible film inspired some carving out old stumps in Golden Ears Provincial and UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Parks, or the other way around. Ron Paley shared a number of pictures taken during a four-hour hike, including several that resembled the tree-like Ents species from J.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Paley, who was joined on the trek by Chris and Luna, recently travelled the Incline Trail on Alouette Mountain through to the Whisky Creek and Memorial Trails. (Special to The News)
Joe Keno shared a picture recently taken of the sun setting as seen from the Pitt River, at Kennedy Road. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 3, 2021
Joe Keno shared a picture recently taken of the sun setting as seen from the Pitt River, at Kennedy Road. (Special to The News)
Charlotte and Sofia raised $93 for the animal shelter. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Charlotte and Sofia raised $93 for the animal shelter. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Nadine Baumann enjoys reading to her grandchildren at the Maple Ridge library. (FVRL/Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Preparing for a busy fall at the library

Maple Ridge librarian Liza Morris invites people to connect with FVRL in person or virtually

  • Oct 2, 2021
Nadine Baumann enjoys reading to her grandchildren at the Maple Ridge library. (FVRL/Special to The News)
Lindsey Wadden and her border collie Ollie were featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge border collie impresses Tonight Show host with Jenga talent

Lindsey Wadden and her dog Ollie were featured in a segment on show hosted by Jimmy Fallon

Lindsey Wadden and her border collie Ollie were featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Jos Pal recently captured this picture while riding his bike on the trails through Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on a sunny fall afternoon. “I caught this great blue heron, sitting on the roof of a boat shed, with a view of Mount Baker in the background.” He captured this on the trails west of Harris Road. (Special to The News)

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  • Sep 30, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Jos Pal recently captured this picture while riding his bike on the trails through Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on a sunny fall afternoon. “I caught this great blue heron, sitting on the roof of a boat shed, with a view of Mount Baker in the background.” He captured this on the trails west of Harris Road. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Christine Logan found this “ginormous” spiderweb on her way to work the other morning. “It was wider than a door and half the size,” she said, admiring its beauty and construction. (Special to The News)

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  • Sep 29, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Christine Logan found this “ginormous” spiderweb on her way to work the other morning. “It was wider than a door and half the size,” she said, admiring its beauty and construction. (Special to The News)
A performance of Such Stuff at the bandstand in Memorial Peace Park earlier this month. (Christina Waschko/Special to The News)
A performance of Such Stuff at the bandstand in Memorial Peace Park earlier this month. (Christina Waschko/Special to The News)
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
Riley Jonatschick, front, who lives with muscular dystrophy, helped Pitt Meadows firefighters, from left, Carlos Campos,Brandon D’Appolonia, Jordan Boratto, Kullin Merilees, Marv Magnison, Jaswin Singhwere, raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Saturday. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows firefighters shake boots for those with muscular dystrophy

Raise more than $8,000 for people living with the disorder

Riley Jonatschick, front, who lives with muscular dystrophy, helped Pitt Meadows firefighters, from left, Carlos Campos,Brandon D’Appolonia, Jordan Boratto, Kullin Merilees, Marv Magnison, Jaswin Singhwere, raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Saturday. (Special to The News)
The food drive took place on Sept. 25. (Mary Robson/Special to The News)
The food drive took place on Sept. 25. (Mary Robson/Special to The News)
Grow & Gather staff member Cathy Rumley with a giant pumpkin that will be given to the individual who can guess its weight – or closest to it. (Special to The News)

Guess the weight, win the pumpkin

Maple Ridge contest to raise money for B.C. Children’s Hospital

Grow & Gather staff member Cathy Rumley with a giant pumpkin that will be given to the individual who can guess its weight – or closest to it. (Special to The News)
Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Senior, 101, takes first flying lesson

It was a birthday present for ‘adventurous’ Walter Martens

Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Carolina Echeverri, Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Local Immigration Partnership coordinator, is organizing a Truth and Reconciliation vigil in Memorial Peace Park on Thursday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge vigil for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Participants are invited to write a letter to a missing child

Carolina Echeverri, Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Local Immigration Partnership coordinator, is organizing a Truth and Reconciliation vigil in Memorial Peace Park on Thursday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)