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A record number of 4-H clubs will be at the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest this year, some who have never attentded this festival before. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
A record number of 4-H clubs will be at the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest this year, some who have never attentded this festival before. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Leah Paris and Lyzz Harmer had to hose down each one of the 30 horses in their care during the heat wave last weekend. (Paris Equestrian/Special to The News)
Leah Paris and Lyzz Harmer had to hose down each one of the 30 horses in their care during the heat wave last weekend. (Paris Equestrian/Special to The News)
Ron Paley/Special to The News

VIDEO: Paddling up Pitt Lake proved paradise

Local trio spend three days kayaking North America’s only tidal lake

Ron Paley/Special to The News
Actor and comedian Cliff Prang will be performing July 16. (Cliff Prang/Facebook)
Actor and comedian Cliff Prang will be performing July 16. (Cliff Prang/Facebook)
Even a bear Ron Paley crossed paths with after his skunk encounter wasn’t interested in sticking around. The Hammond outdoorsman often cycles around town. (Ron Paley/Special to The News)

SHARE: Pepe Le Pew discovered on Pitt Meadows trail

Readers encouraged to share their funny, or not so funny, skunk encounters

Even a bear Ron Paley crossed paths with after his skunk encounter wasn’t interested in sticking around. The Hammond outdoorsman often cycles around town. (Ron Paley/Special to The News)
Eva Liu, a student at Meadowridge School, came second in a national French speaking competition. (Screen grab YouTube)
Eva Liu, a student at Meadowridge School, came second in a national French speaking competition. (Screen grab YouTube)
From left: Const. Adam Baboulas, Cpl. Tana Goode, bike owner Mohammed Ali, Darcy Howe with Boyd Autobody, and Const. Randall Priebe. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Specialized bike returned to elated Maple Ridge boy

The tricycle was spotted by the Ridge Meadows RCMP under Golden Ears Bridge

From left: Const. Adam Baboulas, Cpl. Tana Goode, bike owner Mohammed Ali, Darcy Howe with Boyd Autobody, and Const. Randall Priebe. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
The logo of the Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Nominations open for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows businesses of execellence

The 18th annual Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce awards to be held Feb. 5, 2022

The logo of the Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Read, register, and potentially win prizes. (FVRL/Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Libraries give added motivation to pick up a book

Fraser Valley Regional Libraries are all taking part in the Summer Reading Club

  • Jul 2, 2021
Read, register, and potentially win prizes. (FVRL/Special to The News)
Linda Nelson stopped in at the Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows on Canada Day “to pause and reflect on the tragic loss of lives at residential schools.” She wasn’t the only one. Kate Barchard stopped for a quiet moment, as well, giving consent to share her picture. “Today was an important day for all of us to reflect on what has happened in the past to our First Nations people, and on how we can move forward with them,” Nelson shared. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Canada Day 2021, a time for reflection

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

  • Jul 2, 2021
Linda Nelson stopped in at the Spirit Square in Pitt Meadows on Canada Day “to pause and reflect on the tragic loss of lives at residential schools.” She wasn’t the only one. Kate Barchard stopped for a quiet moment, as well, giving consent to share her picture. “Today was an important day for all of us to reflect on what has happened in the past to our First Nations people, and on how we can move forward with them,” Nelson shared. (Special to The News)
Flynn with his wife Nikki, and their two children. (GoFundMe photo)

GoFundMe for Maple Ridge man suffering from brain cancer raises 60k

Matt Flynn, 38, is undergoing treatments costing around 8K per month

Flynn with his wife Nikki, and their two children. (GoFundMe photo)
Brooke Olson-Fougerd, 17, of the Pitt River 4H Swine Club, competes with her pig named Bean, in the market class at a previous Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (The News/files)

Volunteers needed for the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest

Volunteers needed for pre-show set up and post-show tear down

Brooke Olson-Fougerd, 17, of the Pitt River 4H Swine Club, competes with her pig named Bean, in the market class at a previous Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (The News/files)
While most of us can escape the heat, a farmer has to get out and make hay. In this case, Matt Laity can be seen cutting hay in the family farm fields off the Abernethy connector in Maple Ridge – the Golden Ears mountains in the background. (Ernie Daykin/Special to The News)

SHARE: Making hay while the sun shines

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

  • Jul 1, 2021
While most of us can escape the heat, a farmer has to get out and make hay. In this case, Matt Laity can be seen cutting hay in the family farm fields off the Abernethy connector in Maple Ridge – the Golden Ears mountains in the background. (Ernie Daykin/Special to The News)
This photo features young women enjoying a swim in the South Alouette River in 1912. (Ridge Meadows Museum P01058)

Swimming in the Alouette River almost 100 years ago

Maple Ridge Museum offers historic scene of people swimming in the river

This photo features young women enjoying a swim in the South Alouette River in 1912. (Ridge Meadows Museum P01058)
From left, Rommel Ramirez, Adele Cloete, Sharon Blackburn, Blair Fulton, and Colleen Hannah, with the new Golden Ears Pickleball Club. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

New Maple Ridge pickleball club holding open house

Club wants to grow, welcoming new members from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

From left, Rommel Ramirez, Adele Cloete, Sharon Blackburn, Blair Fulton, and Colleen Hannah, with the new Golden Ears Pickleball Club. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Students at Albion elementary created a Garden of Gratitude art installation to be enjoyed by the community over the summer. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge students give thanks with a Garden of Gratitude

Albion elementary students created art installation thanking the community

Students at Albion elementary created a Garden of Gratitude art installation to be enjoyed by the community over the summer. (Special to The News)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Left to right: SRT students Caleb Orieux, Billy Williamson, and Ryan Bauer stand next to the metal lathe donated by Lordco Auto Parts and the Ed Coates Foundation.

Metal lathe donated to Maple Ridge high school

Ed Coates foundation provided the machining tool to Samuel Robertson Technical

Left to right: SRT students Caleb Orieux, Billy Williamson, and Ryan Bauer stand next to the metal lathe donated by Lordco Auto Parts and the Ed Coates Foundation.
The Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation purchased three new wheelchairs for the rehabilitation department. (Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Hospital receives three specialized wheelchairs

The three wheelchairs are on list of priority items the hospital foundation is fundraising for

The Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation purchased three new wheelchairs for the rehabilitation department. (Special to The News)
Const. George is all smiles as she poses among the thousands of volumes collected for her book drive. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/ Twitter)

Ridge Meadows RCMP officer organizes book drive for African schools

Const. Britteny George, community partners, and SD42 collected 8,500 books

Const. George is all smiles as she poses among the thousands of volumes collected for her book drive. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/ Twitter)