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Opening night for the fall season will be on Oct. 30 with a concert by three-time Juno Award nominated singer/songwriter Jill Barber. (The ACT Arts Centre/Special to The News)
Opening night for the fall season will be on Oct. 30 with a concert by three-time Juno Award nominated singer/songwriter Jill Barber. (The ACT Arts Centre/Special to The News)
Both children’s books by Christine J. Logan are available as colouring books as well. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge author’s latest children’s book a hilarious look at pet allergies

Holy Fruit Toots Rosie will be available for sale in three weeks

Both children’s books by Christine J. Logan are available as colouring books as well. (Special to The News)
Artist Rain Pierre (centre), with his Rain Awakens team. (Rain Pierre/Special to The News)

Katzie artist hoping to do reconciliation through artwork

Foundry Ridge Meadows mural competition deadline will be Oct. 15

Artist Rain Pierre (centre), with his Rain Awakens team. (Rain Pierre/Special to The News)
Community members can choose to plant the tree in their yard or in a restoration area designated by the city at Hoffman Park. (THE NEWS/files)
Community members can choose to plant the tree in their yard or in a restoration area designated by the city at Hoffman Park. (THE NEWS/files)
Jake Jeffrey, Xavier Wilson and Rayne Jeffrey started Kidz Tavern Inc. in Maple Ridge and are hoping to raise funds for the SPCA. (Patti Wilson/Special to The News)
Jake Jeffrey, Xavier Wilson and Rayne Jeffrey started Kidz Tavern Inc. in Maple Ridge and are hoping to raise funds for the SPCA. (Patti Wilson/Special to The News)
Student Vote at Thomas Haney secondary in 2019. (THE NEWS/files)

SD42 schools to take part in Student Vote Canada

11 schools across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to take part

Student Vote at Thomas Haney secondary in 2019. (THE NEWS/files)
Look for the “bear” necessities; mama bear helping her little ones. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Mama bear guiding her cubs up the tree in Maple Ridge

A family spotted the trio while driving through the Kanaka Creek area

Look for the “bear” necessities; mama bear helping her little ones. (Special to The News)
The movie will be shown at the Albion Sports Complex on Sept. 18. (Black Press Media files)

Ridge Meadows Soccer club to host a drive-in movie night

Event to celebrate National Coaches’ week

The movie will be shown at the Albion Sports Complex on Sept. 18. (Black Press Media files)
The Meadowtown Centre B.C. Liquor Store in Pitt Meadows raised $21,580 for victims of wildfires this past summer. (Google Maps)
The Meadowtown Centre B.C. Liquor Store in Pitt Meadows raised $21,580 for victims of wildfires this past summer. (Google Maps)
Create a cosmic pumpkin at Pumpkinotron 440. (Special to The News)

Plenty to do for Culture Days in Maple Ridge

Pumpkin carving, book making, community mapping

Create a cosmic pumpkin at Pumpkinotron 440. (Special to The News)
Paxton posing with the bikes he has repaired so far. (Philip Pires/Special to The News)

Nine-year-old entrepreneur in Maple Ridge fixes bikes, donates money

Paxton to give the first round of funds raised to Children’s Hospital

Paxton posing with the bikes he has repaired so far. (Philip Pires/Special to The News)
April Hughes recently captured a stunning sunset as seen from the dock at Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

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  • Sep 17, 2021
April Hughes recently captured a stunning sunset as seen from the dock at Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Dustin Kvammen of Maple Ridge caught a photo of a colourful rail car at River Road and 240th Street in Albion. “I’m really trying to capture the the beauty around us that we sometimes forget to see,” he shared. (Special to The News)

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  • Sep 16, 2021
Dustin Kvammen of Maple Ridge caught a photo of a colourful rail car at River Road and 240th Street in Albion. “I’m really trying to capture the the beauty around us that we sometimes forget to see,” he shared. (Special to The News)
The movie was supposed to be held at the Memorial Peace Park but has been moved to the Greg Moore Youth Centre due to rains. (Black Press Media files)

Ridge Meadows Foundry to host “Movie Under the Stars” event

A night to help community cope with back-to-school stress

The movie was supposed to be held at the Memorial Peace Park but has been moved to the Greg Moore Youth Centre due to rains. (Black Press Media files)
A young bear was seen strolling along Pitt Meadows streets in the morning hours of Wednesday. (Jason Haycock/Special to The News)

Jaywalking bear in Pitt Meadows draws concern

Conservation Office confirms report of the sighting, no action taken

A young bear was seen strolling along Pitt Meadows streets in the morning hours of Wednesday. (Jason Haycock/Special to The News)
Downtown businesses along 224 Street are being asked to support the Lights4EVIR campaign. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Downtown Maple Ridge to be awash in purple

Purple lights campaign to bring awareness about violence in relationships

Downtown businesses along 224 Street are being asked to support the Lights4EVIR campaign. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The group undertook cleaning of the construction area in a new subdivision off 232 St. in Maple Ridge. (Kristina Whitlock/Special to The News)

Group in Maple Ridge undertakes cleanup to prevent bear-human conflict

We need to improve our interactions with wildlife, says the group administrator

The group undertook cleaning of the construction area in a new subdivision off 232 St. in Maple Ridge. (Kristina Whitlock/Special to The News)
Clouds loomed overhead, but didn’t steal all the sunshine when Hammond’s Ron Paley took a Pitt Meadows 25-km cycling excursion through Maple Ridge to Pitt River bridge, and along the dikes to the north back to Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Sep 14, 2021
Clouds loomed overhead, but didn’t steal all the sunshine when Hammond’s Ron Paley took a Pitt Meadows 25-km cycling excursion through Maple Ridge to Pitt River bridge, and along the dikes to the north back to Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Fall may be in the air, but locals outdoor enthusiasts like Ron Paley of Hammond cling to hopes for more sunny than rainy days ahead. It makes rides through Pitt Meadows farm country much more serene. (Special to The News)

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  • Sep 13, 2021
Fall may be in the air, but locals outdoor enthusiasts like Ron Paley of Hammond cling to hopes for more sunny than rainy days ahead. It makes rides through Pitt Meadows farm country much more serene. (Special to The News)
The event was for the entire month of August. (Aisha Douglas/Special to The News)
The event was for the entire month of August. (Aisha Douglas/Special to The News)