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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)
Maple Ridge Community Foundation supported local charities responding to COVID-19. (The News files)
Maple Ridge Community Foundation supported local charities responding to COVID-19. (The News files)
Ridge Meadows Hospice Society volunteer Jill Constable. (Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Hospice Society volunteer Jill Constable. (Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Special to The News)
The theme for Earth Day celebrations this year is “Emerge”. (Special to The News)
The theme for Earth Day celebrations this year is “Emerge”. (Special to The News)
Andy van de Wetering makes sure to get his five kilometre hike in rain-or-shine. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge man walking equivalent of trek to Calgary and back to support friend

Andy van de Wetering, 76, hikes five kilometres daily to buoy spirits of cancer fighter

Andy van de Wetering makes sure to get his five kilometre hike in rain-or-shine. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)
Students of the Environmental School in Maple Ridge took part in a native species planting in Reg Franklin Park on Friday, Mar. 12. (ARMS/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge park receives makeover

Environmental School students clean up park

Students of the Environmental School in Maple Ridge took part in a native species planting in Reg Franklin Park on Friday, Mar. 12. (ARMS/Special to The News)
Taz Rah recently walked through the Thornhill area trails and captured these images in the fog. “Guess you can say I like trees,” Rah said. (Special to The News)

SHARE: From out of the fog, mighty trees grow high

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  • Mar 15, 2021
Taz Rah recently walked through the Thornhill area trails and captured these images in the fog. “Guess you can say I like trees,” Rah said. (Special to The News)
Jackie Kloosterboer is a disaster emergency preparedness specialist who started her career in Maple Ridge. (Screengrab)

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: Perfect time for safety inventory, too

A disaster preparedness expert reminds people to check smoke detectors and more

Jackie Kloosterboer is a disaster emergency preparedness specialist who started her career in Maple Ridge. (Screengrab)
Maple Ridge’s Hiro Ohashi shares images of the area mountain range, with a local cranberry farm in the foreground. “I really love this place,” Ohashi said. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Snow may make mountain range appear closer

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  • Mar 14, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Hiro Ohashi shares images of the area mountain range, with a local cranberry farm in the foreground. “I really love this place,” Ohashi said. (Special to The News)
Christine Rognan and Judy Daykin started Mom and Me Pies in 2011. (Mom and Me Pies/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge “pie” capital of searches says Google

International search engine released “pie” search data in celebration of Pi Day

Christine Rognan and Judy Daykin started Mom and Me Pies in 2011. (Mom and Me Pies/Special to The News)
Ron Paley recently took advantage of some sun and warmth to ride his bike around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

SHARE: So much breath-taking scenery to be enjoyed

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  • Mar 13, 2021
Ron Paley recently took advantage of some sun and warmth to ride his bike around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

Sports groups hard hit by loss of Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games helped

The Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games Sport Partner Fund recipients receive $130,000

BC Games logo. (File photo)
Lucas Yao is even trying his hand at painting. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows wunderkind continues to wow

Mom says Lucas Yao, 6, recently memorized Pi to 1,000 places

Lucas Yao is even trying his hand at painting. (Special to The News)
Newcomers’ Week takes place Mar. 16-21. (The News files)

Resource week for newcomers to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

First annual virtual event to showcase local resources to ease transition to Canadian life

Newcomers’ Week takes place Mar. 16-21. (The News files)
A boy watches the 9th annual Rotary Duck Race in Maple Ridge Park on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
A boy watches the 9th annual Rotary Duck Race in Maple Ridge Park on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Francisco Blancarte working on the pipeline in Alberta. (Andrea Blancarte/Special to The News)
Francisco Blancarte working on the pipeline in Alberta. (Andrea Blancarte/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Secondary students Nana Yamamoto, left, and Tayah Bitter, center, along with teacher Maria Trudeau, organized a Mental Health and Wellness Week for the school. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge high school promotes mental health during COVID

Maple Ridge Secondary will be holding a Mental Health and Wellness Week

Maple Ridge Secondary students Nana Yamamoto, left, and Tayah Bitter, center, along with teacher Maria Trudeau, organized a Mental Health and Wellness Week for the school. (Special to The News)
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 8, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
About 35 students from two classes at The Environmental School helped to remove invasive species from Reg Franklin Park in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
About 35 students from two classes at The Environmental School helped to remove invasive species from Reg Franklin Park in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)