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Friday, Nov. 11, hundreds and hundreds gathered around the cenotaph in Pitt Meadows to pay tribute to the veterans – present and past – who have sacrificed for this country’s freedom. There is now a sea of red between the wreaths and poppies left behind. However, Pitt Meadows’ David Weir caught nature’s colourful November display a few days ahead of the service. (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 13, 2022
Friday, Nov. 11, hundreds and hundreds gathered around the cenotaph in Pitt Meadows to pay tribute to the veterans – present and past – who have sacrificed for this country’s freedom. There is now a sea of red between the wreaths and poppies left behind. However, Pitt Meadows’ David Weir caught nature’s colourful November display a few days ahead of the service. (Special to The News)
Examples of Christmas themes signs available to paint. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Eventbrite)
Examples of Christmas themes signs available to paint. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Eventbrite)
<em>Heron</em> by watercolour artist Christopher Potter will be for sale at the Garibaldi Art Club’s annual Fall Show and Sale. (Garibaldi Art Club/Special to The News)

Hundreds of original works of art for sale at Maple Ridge show

Garibaldi Art Club’s annual Fall Show and Sale starts Friday, Nov. 18

<em>Heron</em> by watercolour artist Christopher Potter will be for sale at the Garibaldi Art Club’s annual Fall Show and Sale. (Garibaldi Art Club/Special to The News)
The Santa Claus Parade is back in Maple Ridge this year on Dec. 3. (THE NEWS/files)

Santa Claus parade returns to downtown Maple Ridge

Many volunteers, sponsors still needed for event coming up on Dec. 3

The Santa Claus Parade is back in Maple Ridge this year on Dec. 3. (THE NEWS/files)
Locals of all ages gathered at the Spirit Square cenotaph to lay down poppies and wreaths as part of the Pitt Meadows Remembrance Day ceremony. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Hundreds of Pitt Meadows residents attend the Remembrance Day ceremony

Spirit Square was filled with dignitaries, veterans, and members of other local groups

Locals of all ages gathered at the Spirit Square cenotaph to lay down poppies and wreaths as part of the Pitt Meadows Remembrance Day ceremony. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied

B.C. man completes seven-week term guarding the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

Master Corporal Steve Pederson has been a Canadian Ranger for 31 years.…

Steve Pederson stands guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Confederation Square, in Ottawa. Pederson recently completed his seven-week sentry duty. Photo supplied
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coins on tombstones, an American tradition that has gradually taken root in Canada

Denomination of coin can show relationship to fallen soldier

  • Nov 11, 2022
Placing coins on gravestones is a practice that is believed to have started during the Vietnam War. (Black Press Media file photo)
Piper Trevor Caldwell, along with veteran John Yoxall, and two taggers visited five pubs Saturday evening, Nov. 5, raising a total of $861.75 for the local poppy campaign. (Special to The News)
Piper Trevor Caldwell, along with veteran John Yoxall, and two taggers visited five pubs Saturday evening, Nov. 5, raising a total of $861.75 for the local poppy campaign. (Special to The News)
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
The Habitat for Humanity build at 1375 Piercy Ave. in Courtenay continues to take shape. When completed the project will house 12 families. Photo by Yana Dimitrova.
Students at Golden Ears Elementary sing O’Canada at the beginning of a Remembrance Day assembly Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Indigenous veterans honoured at Maple Ridge school for Remembrance Day

Other schools across the district observed Remembrance Day at special assemblies this week

Students at Golden Ears Elementary sing O’Canada at the beginning of a Remembrance Day assembly Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Frank Barteski at his 100th birthday bash with family, including his grandson, his wife, and his 16-month-old great granddaughter, on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge centenarian recounts work in oil industry, skating on dikes

Frank Barteski celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends on Oct. 30

Frank Barteski at his 100th birthday bash with family, including his grandson, his wife, and his 16-month-old great granddaughter, on Sunday, Oct. 30. (Special to The News)
Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)

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Chef Jade Berg on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. (HULU photo)
Items for donation for Santa for Seniors. (Special to The News)
Items for donation for Santa for Seniors. (Special to The News)
Christmas at the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery starts Saturday, Nov. 12. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)

Christmas coming this weekend to Pitt Meadows

The Pitt Meadows Art Gallery is featuring a unique show and sale

Christmas at the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery starts Saturday, Nov. 12. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
Volunteers removed invasive species during and earlier cleanup at Reg Franklin Park. (ARMS/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Lions will barbecue for cleanup at downtown park

Reg Franklin Park again a target for work by ARMS, volunteers needed

Volunteers removed invasive species during and earlier cleanup at Reg Franklin Park. (ARMS/Special to The News)
Children in Ukraine open shoeboxes with gifts. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows residents asked to fill shoeboxes for annual Christmas campaign

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child collection week starts Nov. 14

Children in Ukraine open shoeboxes with gifts. (Special to The News)
The West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace is at TRADEX Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20. Photo contributed

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The West Coast Christmas Show and Artisan Marketplace is at Tradex in Abbotsford Nov. 18 to 20

  • Nov 7, 2022
The West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace is at TRADEX Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20. Photo contributed
Students sorting donations at the 2018 dry grad bottle drive at MRSS. (The News files)
Students sorting donations at the 2018 dry grad bottle drive at MRSS. (The News files)
Crosses for Remembrance Day outside the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88. (Lesley Nantel/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Legion largest in Canada

Branch 88 hoping to grow by attracting younger members

Crosses for Remembrance Day outside the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88. (Lesley Nantel/Special to The News)
Steve Wall (left) won the stein holding competition at the Pitt Meadows Oktoberfest on Nov. 1, 2022 by keeping his mug raised for over five minutes. (Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows Oktoberfest celebration raises over $25,000

Hundreds of people attended the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society fundraiser

Steve Wall (left) won the stein holding competition at the Pitt Meadows Oktoberfest on Nov. 1, 2022 by keeping his mug raised for over five minutes. (Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Special to The News)