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Called the Buck Moon, the full moon in July gets its name because antlers of male deer are full sized at this time of year, before they’re shed and regrown. Maple Ridge’s Ernie Daykin captured this moon shot from the rooftop of Maple Towers, looking southeast towards Mount Baker, on Wednesday, July 13. (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 18, 2022
Called the Buck Moon, the full moon in July gets its name because antlers of male deer are full sized at this time of year, before they’re shed and regrown. Maple Ridge’s Ernie Daykin captured this moon shot from the rooftop of Maple Towers, looking southeast towards Mount Baker, on Wednesday, July 13. (Special to The News)
Preparing for launch. More than 300 people took part in the first kite flying and family picnic event of its kind in the Lower Mainland on Sunday, July 17, organized at the Aldergrove Bowl Park by the Canadian Desi Arts and Culture Club. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Preparing for launch. More than 300 people took part in the first kite flying and family picnic event of its kind in the Lower Mainland on Sunday, July 17, organized at the Aldergrove Bowl Park by the Canadian Desi Arts and Culture Club. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Maple Ridge Concert Band will perform in Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday night. (Special to The News)

Two free concerts on Tuesday in Maple Ridge

Lunch and evening performances in Memorial Peace Park

The Maple Ridge Concert Band will perform in Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday night. (Special to The News)
Ernie Daykin is one local senior who plans to be at this weekend’s Countryfest. In fact, he’s going to be a driver for the shuttles moving guests from the parking areas to the fairgrounds. (Ernie Daykin/Special to The News)

Seniors will get sneak peek into Maple Ridge’s Countryfest

Annual fair coming July 23 and 24, with July 22 preview for seniors

Ernie Daykin is one local senior who plans to be at this weekend’s Countryfest. In fact, he’s going to be a driver for the shuttles moving guests from the parking areas to the fairgrounds. (Ernie Daykin/Special to The News)
Hazel May shared a picture taken recently along the shores of the Fraser River, a few poppies in full bloom. (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 17, 2022
Hazel May shared a picture taken recently along the shores of the Fraser River, a few poppies in full bloom. (Special to The News)
Five different times in the coming weeks have been set aside for free tours of the recycling depot in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: More insight into plastics recycling highlighted with tours

Maple Ridge depot hosts site visits to help educate residents about protecting the environment

Five different times in the coming weeks have been set aside for free tours of the recycling depot in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer driving?

How much do you know about roads and cars in Canada and beyond?

Vehicles line up to board B.C. Ferries sailing at Tsawwassen. British Columbia has the longest free ferry ride in the world. Do you know where this ferry can be found? (Black Press Media)
A men’s shed is in the planning stages in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
A men’s shed is in the planning stages in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Children had a blast building makeshift boats and floating devices and sailing them in the Alouette River at Jerry Sulina Park last weekend, some more elaborate than others. (Special to The News)

Boat builders and sailors in the making

Maple Ridge event gave children a chance to explore nature – up close and personal

Children had a blast building makeshift boats and floating devices and sailing them in the Alouette River at Jerry Sulina Park last weekend, some more elaborate than others. (Special to The News)
Perfect weather and calm waters made for a great day – or at least four hours of a day – out on Hayward Lake. The man-made lake is a resevoir located between the Stave and Ruskin power dams that was flooded more than a century ago now. But the skeletons of many trees still poke out above the water’s surface. Recently, Maple Ridge’s Ron Paley was joined by friends Alex and Wilf, for some paddling and a picnic lunch on the beach at the south end of the lake – located in Mission, near the eastern border of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 16, 2022
Perfect weather and calm waters made for a great day – or at least four hours of a day – out on Hayward Lake. The man-made lake is a resevoir located between the Stave and Ruskin power dams that was flooded more than a century ago now. But the skeletons of many trees still poke out above the water’s surface. Recently, Maple Ridge’s Ron Paley was joined by friends Alex and Wilf, for some paddling and a picnic lunch on the beach at the south end of the lake – located in Mission, near the eastern border of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Alouette River Management Society will organize a cleanup in Brickwood Park. (ARMS/Special to The News)

ARMS cleaning up Maple Ridge park on Saturday, invites volunteers

Cleanup and fun events at Brickwood Park for Canada’s Parks Day

Alouette River Management Society will organize a cleanup in Brickwood Park. (ARMS/Special to The News)
Pride in the Park in 2019. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Pride in the Park coming to Maple Ridge on Saturday

Celebration of inclusion organized by PLEA Community Services

Pride in the Park in 2019. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
COVID scuttled restoration plans for the caboose roof for some time, but with a contractor in place now, locomotive and history buffs – including museum director Shea Henry – are excited to see the 80-year-old CP Rail car repaired this season. (Kemone Moodley/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Contractor set to repair roof on Maple Ridge caboose

Hope is to see the top restored this season, then to build a cover to prevent future weather damage

  • Jul 13, 2022
COVID scuttled restoration plans for the caboose roof for some time, but with a contractor in place now, locomotive and history buffs – including museum director Shea Henry – are excited to see the 80-year-old CP Rail car repaired this season. (Kemone Moodley/Special to The News)
Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)

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Jan Rabson. (Submitted Photo)
Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Maple Ridge as one of many acts playing Countryfest on July 23 and 24. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)

Countryfest back live and in-person in Maple Ridge on July 23 and 24

Lots of live entertainment and good eats combine with a traditional country fair

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Maple Ridge as one of many acts playing Countryfest on July 23 and 24. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)
Children and big kids enjoying cold water courtesy the fire department at Tolmie Park in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Maple Ridge firefighters bring back Hot Summer Nights events

First event will be July 13, city offering free french fries

Children and big kids enjoying cold water courtesy the fire department at Tolmie Park in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
At the 29th edition of the Mopar Madness car show in Langley on Sunday, July 10, members of the Mopars Unlimited Car Club announced they have raised $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland car fans raise $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief

‘They need all the help they can get’ says president of Langley-based Mopars Unlimited club

At the 29th edition of the Mopar Madness car show in Langley on Sunday, July 10, members of the Mopars Unlimited Car Club announced they have raised $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Again, Maple Ridge cyclist Ron Paley shared a series of pictures taken while out for a recent ride around the south end of Pitt Meadows, including two taken along the Fraser River. (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 11, 2022
Again, Maple Ridge cyclist Ron Paley shared a series of pictures taken while out for a recent ride around the south end of Pitt Meadows, including two taken along the Fraser River. (Special to The News)
A cluster of small fishing boats and small transport vessels stacked up at the Haney Wharf during the 1920. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Wharf puts the ‘port’ in Port Haney

Maple Ridge Museum’s director offers brief history of a landmark located on banks of the Fraser River

  • Jul 10, 2022
A cluster of small fishing boats and small transport vessels stacked up at the Haney Wharf during the 1920. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)
During a recent cheque presentation at the Haney Motor Hotel, Maple Ridge Lions Club announced a $5,000 donation to Friends in Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Ukrainian Society. (Special to The News)

Meat draws pay off for refugees and hungry

Maple Ridge Lions Club was able to donate $10,000 to local, worthy causes

During a recent cheque presentation at the Haney Motor Hotel, Maple Ridge Lions Club announced a $5,000 donation to Friends in Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Ukrainian Society. (Special to The News)