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BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Athletes can put all their pandemic practice to good use as games are re-allowed in provincial recreation restart. ( The News files)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows ready to wake from recreation hibernation

City parks and rec directors share what’s expected as summer approaches

Athletes can put all their pandemic practice to good use as games are re-allowed in provincial recreation restart. ( The News files)
Patricia Poirier, left, and Christine J. Logan, have been friends for 28 years. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge women best friends for 28 years

Even the COVID-19 pandemic has not pushed them apart

Patricia Poirier, left, and Christine J. Logan, have been friends for 28 years. (Special to The News)
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Pitt Meadow Proud campaign starts June 1. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows starts new campaign to showcase community pride

Pitt Meadows Proud will run from June until the end of October

Pitt Meadow Proud campaign starts June 1. (The News files)
Schools and buildings across SD42 will have flags at half mast to honour the 215 children whose bodies were found at a former residential school in Kamloops. (The News files)
Schools and buildings across SD42 will have flags at half mast to honour the 215 children whose bodies were found at a former residential school in Kamloops. (The News files)
Ridge Meadows RCMP on the detachment’s boat. (Special to The News)

Local RCMP officer says boating community in Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows is ‘pretty professional’

Staff Sergeant Scott Grimmer says preparation for tricky terrain on Pitt Lake could use improvement

Ridge Meadows RCMP on the detachment’s boat. (Special to The News)
The 1952 Pitt Meadows Day festivities included the crowning of the royal party. (Pitt Meadows Museum & Archives/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Archives clear up reasons behind 1948 festival cancellation

Pitt Meadows Day goes ahead again this Saturday, albeit it primarily virtual

  • Jun 1, 2021
The 1952 Pitt Meadows Day festivities included the crowning of the royal party. (Pitt Meadows Museum & Archives/Special to The News)
Ljana Pearson and Maddy Dumore decorating downtown Maple Ridge for graduation. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Grad Walk starts Tuesday downtown Maple Ridge

224 Street decorated to commemorate this years graduates

Ljana Pearson and Maddy Dumore decorating downtown Maple Ridge for graduation. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Laura Johnson is working on her new mural at Haney Builders’ Supplies. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Scenes of old Maple Ridge captured in mural

Local artist putting mural on Haney Builders’ Supplies.

Laura Johnson is working on her new mural at Haney Builders’ Supplies. (Neil Corbett/The News)
BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)

B.C. Cancer Foundation canvassers going door-to-door

Residents asked to support monthly donor program, but warned canvassers do not take cash

BC Cancer Foundation canvassers are recognizable by their teal vests and ID badges. (Foundation file photo)
Sadly, stats show that cycling in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in recent years has actually decreased. Hopefully this last year plus, during COVID, has helped motivate more people to use their bike to get around. Some food for thought during Go By Bike Week. (Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)

CYCLING: Deadline today for input into Maple Ridge transportation plan

Fitting kickoff to Go By Bike Week, the municipality is seeking input on a 10-year plan

  • May 31, 2021
Sadly, stats show that cycling in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in recent years has actually decreased. Hopefully this last year plus, during COVID, has helped motivate more people to use their bike to get around. Some food for thought during Go By Bike Week. (Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)
Kent Stark of Maple Ridge shared a beautiful sunset as seen looking west from the Thornhill neighbourhood. (Special to The News)

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  • May 31, 2021
Kent Stark of Maple Ridge shared a beautiful sunset as seen looking west from the Thornhill neighbourhood. (Special to The News)
Jason Sveinson enjoys picking up his camera and snapping shots of nature and landscapes. He recently captured this heron hunting for food alongside the dikes. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Sharing the dikes with wildlife of all kinds

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  • May 30, 2021
Jason Sveinson enjoys picking up his camera and snapping shots of nature and landscapes. He recently captured this heron hunting for food alongside the dikes. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Vicki Jennings discovered this busy bee in her garden. (Special to The News)

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  • May 30, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Vicki Jennings discovered this busy bee in her garden. (Special to The News)
The theme for Earth Day celebrations this year was “Emerge”. (Special to The News)
The theme for Earth Day celebrations this year was “Emerge”. (Special to The News)
Weather is perfect for a good day of kayaking on Hayward Lake, just east of Maple Ridge. (Ron Paley/Special to The News)

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  • May 29, 2021
Weather is perfect for a good day of kayaking on Hayward Lake, just east of Maple Ridge. (Ron Paley/Special to The News)
Some have heard the adage: pink sky at night, sailors delight – pink sky in the morning - sailors warning. Well Maple Ridge's Arliegh Samson recently captures this sunset from Falcon Residence on 226th Street. (Special to The News)

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  • May 29, 2021
Some have heard the adage: pink sky at night, sailors delight – pink sky in the morning - sailors warning. Well Maple Ridge's Arliegh Samson recently captures this sunset from Falcon Residence on 226th Street. (Special to The News)
Second place Earth Day photo contest winner by Joe Fiehn. (Special to The News)
Second place Earth Day photo contest winner by Joe Fiehn. (Special to The News)
Locals participate in an Alzheimers walk in Maple Ridge on May 15. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows group raises over $3,000 for Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Dementia Friendly Community Task Group is top fundraiser in the Tri-Cities/ Ridge Meadows area

  • May 28, 2021
Locals participate in an Alzheimers walk in Maple Ridge on May 15. (Special to The News)