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Helen Homer gave thanks to the elves who decorated Cottonwood Trail in Maple Ridge this holiday season, saying it brought “people some Christmas cheer.” She shared a picture of Don Lekei and his dog Mabel walking along the decorated trail. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 28, 2020
Helen Homer gave thanks to the elves who decorated Cottonwood Trail in Maple Ridge this holiday season, saying it brought “people some Christmas cheer.” She shared a picture of Don Lekei and his dog Mabel walking along the decorated trail. (Special to The News)
Silver Valley’s Humberto Brinez shared a series of pictures taken in late November in and around Maple Ridge, several displaying the peaks he spotted around town, from the snow-capped Nelson mountain peak to peaks of homes in his neighbourhood. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 27, 2020
Silver Valley’s Humberto Brinez shared a series of pictures taken in late November in and around Maple Ridge, several displaying the peaks he spotted around town, from the snow-capped Nelson mountain peak to peaks of homes in his neighbourhood. (Special to The News)
Springridge Construction and Haney Builders will team up this spring to construct an outdoor enclosure for Cythera Transition House. (Springridge Construction/Facebook)

Maple Ridge businesses rally to support women affected by violence

Springridge Construction organized drive to help Cythera Transition House

Springridge Construction and Haney Builders will team up this spring to construct an outdoor enclosure for Cythera Transition House. (Springridge Construction/Facebook)
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Woman sings Christmas song in Golden Ears Provincial Park to delight of onlookers
Downtown Maple Ridge BIA Win Your Wish contest
Archer Reid was the Ridge Meadows Hospital New Year baby
Polar Plunge Alouette Lake
Bear, a four-year-old lab-cross, and his human companion, Jessica Craig, took a walk recently on the fog-blanketed dikes through Jerry Sulina Park in Maple Ridge – just ahead of this week’s snowfall. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 27, 2020
Bear, a four-year-old lab-cross, and his human companion, Jessica Craig, took a walk recently on the fog-blanketed dikes through Jerry Sulina Park in Maple Ridge – just ahead of this week’s snowfall. (Special to The News)
Theodora Lind shared a series of scenic pictures taken around her hometown of Maple Ridge, most discovered while out walking through local parks and pathways. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 26, 2020
Theodora Lind shared a series of scenic pictures taken around her hometown of Maple Ridge, most discovered while out walking through local parks and pathways. (Special to The News)
Members of the Ridge Meadows South Asian Cultural Society presented a cheque for $12,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Special to The NEWS)

South Asian cultural society makes large donation

More than $3,000 to food bank recently, $12,000 to hospital foundation

Members of the Ridge Meadows South Asian Cultural Society presented a cheque for $12,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Special to The NEWS)
Maple Ridge’s Rosemary Shea and her two dogs, Macy and Sage, “went for a drive looking to get above the fog for some pictures of the mountains, and we found these fields.” The were among the first to let loose and frolic amid the snow on the Ruskin playing fields. “Our dogs had a blast running around on the fields,” she shared. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 26, 2020
Maple Ridge’s Rosemary Shea and her two dogs, Macy and Sage, “went for a drive looking to get above the fog for some pictures of the mountains, and we found these fields.” The were among the first to let loose and frolic amid the snow on the Ruskin playing fields. “Our dogs had a blast running around on the fields,” she shared. (Special to The News)
Angela Morel (right) of Operation Santa for Seniors and a Community Services volunteer with a box of gift packs. (Special to The News)

Operation Santa for Seniors gives presents to hundreds in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

Incredible response to call for donations of gifts for the elderly

Angela Morel (right) of Operation Santa for Seniors and a Community Services volunteer with a box of gift packs. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Karen McGregor shared a picture she recently took from along the dikes in Pitt Meadows, at Harris Road and the Silver Bridge, showing an area farm covered with the first snowfall of the winter. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 25, 2020
Maple Ridge’s Karen McGregor shared a picture she recently took from along the dikes in Pitt Meadows, at Harris Road and the Silver Bridge, showing an area farm covered with the first snowfall of the winter. (Special to The News)
This house on 236 Street in Maple Ridge has over 15,000 LED lights that flash to popular upbeat Christmas songs you can tune in and listen to on your car radio. (Special to The News)

Christmas holiday lights tour

Go check out some of the light displays we covered in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

This house on 236 Street in Maple Ridge has over 15,000 LED lights that flash to popular upbeat Christmas songs you can tune in and listen to on your car radio. (Special to The News)
Local people are signing onto an online campaign to have people stand out of doors at 6 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve and ring bells for two minutes. (Facebook post)

Listen for the bells at 6 p.m. around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Multiple international efforts afoot to have people go outside at 6 p.m. local time and ring bells

  • Dec 24, 2020
Local people are signing onto an online campaign to have people stand out of doors at 6 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve and ring bells for two minutes. (Facebook post)
Kimberley Wernicke shared this picture of her little helper, Tank. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Furry friends getting festive

Thanks to News’ readers who shared their favourite holiday pet pics

Kimberley Wernicke shared this picture of her little helper, Tank. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue has been chipping trees for well over twenty years. (THE NEWS/files)

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue annual Christmas tree chipping service still on offer

The search and rescue service will raise money to support their life-saving activities

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue has been chipping trees for well over twenty years. (THE NEWS/files)
People decorated their vehicles in a festive manner for the COVID-safe Christmas parade. (Roxanne Ferland - Facebook)

Maple Ridge women start local Christmas convoy

Up to 77 vehicles decorated with lights and ornaments drove through the city spreading cheer

People decorated their vehicles in a festive manner for the COVID-safe Christmas parade. (Roxanne Ferland - Facebook)
Maple Ridge’s Kyle Shackley grabbed this recent picture along the dikes off 216th Street, in what he calls a rural retreat in the country with his canine buddy, Kona. (Special to The News)

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  • Dec 21, 2020
Maple Ridge’s Kyle Shackley grabbed this recent picture along the dikes off 216th Street, in what he calls a rural retreat in the country with his canine buddy, Kona. (Special to The News)
A Maple Ridge house has lit up their front yard with a musical light display. (Special to The News)
A Maple Ridge house has lit up their front yard with a musical light display. (Special to The News)
After Alanna Wadhwani, seen here with son Nathan, was deluged with orders for her ‘dog poo’ 2020 Christmas ornament, she set up what she described as a factory in her West Maple Maple Ridge home (Special to The News)
After Alanna Wadhwani, seen here with son Nathan, was deluged with orders for her ‘dog poo’ 2020 Christmas ornament, she set up what she described as a factory in her West Maple Maple Ridge home (Special to The News)
Christmas cookies baked for the seniors’ Christmas dinner put on by Community Services. (Special to The News)

Christmas will be coming to seniors in need across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Annual seniors’ Christmas dinner by Community Services will be deliverd this year

Christmas cookies baked for the seniors’ Christmas dinner put on by Community Services. (Special to The News)
The Gervan family decorated a large Spruce tree at their home on 122A Ave. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge family spread Christmas cheer by decorating 60’ tall Spruce

The Gervans spent weeks preparing the decorations for the festive tree

The Gervan family decorated a large Spruce tree at their home on 122A Ave. (Special to The News)
Clockwise from top left: Judy O’Dine, Ginny Jaques, Edna Hayward, Alayne Adams, and Linnea Groom display a few of the Christmas gift bags they prepared for women at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. (M2/W2 Association - Special to The News)

Christian org provides gift bags to female prisoners in Maple Ridge

M2/W2 Association – Restorative Christian Ministries delivered 75 bags to Alouette Correctional

Clockwise from top left: Judy O’Dine, Ginny Jaques, Edna Hayward, Alayne Adams, and Linnea Groom display a few of the Christmas gift bags they prepared for women at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. (M2/W2 Association - Special to The News)