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Museum staffers Camryn Page and Lily Austin try out the croquet set on the grass at Jim Hadgkiss Park, next to Maple Ridge Museum, in preparation for a day of croquet being hosted at Haney House this Sunday. (Special to The News)

Museum offers chance to dabble in croquet

Historic sport being revived on the grass in front of Haney House this Sunday, and through summer

Museum staffers Camryn Page and Lily Austin try out the croquet set on the grass at Jim Hadgkiss Park, next to Maple Ridge Museum, in preparation for a day of croquet being hosted at Haney House this Sunday. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge firefighters host car wash to benefit burn victims on Saturday. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge firefighters host car wash for Burn Fund

Annual fundraiser coming Saturday at The Ridge church

Maple Ridge firefighters host car wash to benefit burn victims on Saturday. (Special to The News)
Even during COVID, teams of community volunteers donated their time to help clean and preserve the headstones at Maple Ridge Cemetery. That effort is getting underway again next week, and volunteers are needed. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)

Seeking volunteers for cemetery cleanup

Two days are set aside this coming week for headstone preservation in Maple Ridge

Even during COVID, teams of community volunteers donated their time to help clean and preserve the headstones at Maple Ridge Cemetery. That effort is getting underway again next week, and volunteers are needed. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess

BC SPCA annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest ends soon

There’s still time to enter the BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest,…

  • Jul 7, 2022
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess
The free Celebrating Trades in Maple Ridge event, July 13 in Memorial Peace Park, will showcase the many businesses, organizations and employment opportunities within the trades industries.

Celebrating Trades in Maple Ridge

A new interactive event is coming to town and WorkBC Maple Ridge…

  • Jul 6, 2022
The free Celebrating Trades in Maple Ridge event, July 13 in Memorial Peace Park, will showcase the many businesses, organizations and employment opportunities within the trades industries.
A Langley woman is working to save orangutans from extinction. (Erik Kilmby/used under Creative Commons License)

A B.C. woman wants to save orangutans from extinction

Situation is ‘dire,’ says founder of the Canadian chapter of the Orangutan Project charity

A Langley woman is working to save orangutans from extinction. (Erik Kilmby/used under Creative Commons License)
Kat Naud and her horse Kaala Jaadu. (Special to The News)
Kat Naud and her horse Kaala Jaadu. (Special to The News)
A person competes in a former PNW-ISA Tree Climbing Competition. (PNW-ISA/Facebook)

Tree climbers to invade Maple Ridge Park for B.C. competition

The event is hosted by the Pacific Northwest International Society of Arboriculture

A person competes in a former PNW-ISA Tree Climbing Competition. (PNW-ISA/Facebook)
Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Legendary B.C. businessman Jim Pattison still going strong at age 92

TODAY IN B.C.: Philanthropist discusses his long career, has no plans to retire

Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)
River Basin Days coming to Jerry Sulina Park. (Special to The News)

River Basin Days activities coming to Maple Ridge park

Participants can learn how to build their own boats from nature

River Basin Days coming to Jerry Sulina Park. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge artist Raeanne Schachter will be holding as artist-in-action exhibit. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge artist will paint live at exhibit

Raeanne Schachter will be bringing her bold and colourful style to the Fort Gallery

Maple Ridge artist Raeanne Schachter will be holding as artist-in-action exhibit. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Nick Blomley shared a picture of the boulevard outside his home. “After the major roadwork on 216th Street, we spread wildflower seeds. They’ve come up nicely, and attract pollinators and passersby,” he said. “Hoping the city doesn’t come and mow them down too soon!” (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 5, 2022
Maple Ridge’s Nick Blomley shared a picture of the boulevard outside his home. “After the major roadwork on 216th Street, we spread wildflower seeds. They’ve come up nicely, and attract pollinators and passersby,” he said. “Hoping the city doesn’t come and mow them down too soon!” (Special to The News)
Jeanette Hawley, who belongs to the craft group who work out of the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre, will be making more of the fidget quilts for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

New program gives fidget quilts to those with dementia in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Fidget quilts allow people with dementia or Alzheimer’s to keep their hands active

Jeanette Hawley, who belongs to the craft group who work out of the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre, will be making more of the fidget quilts for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Members of the MeadowRidge Rotary Club raise money for the Starfish Pack Program. (Special to The News)

Hundreds raised for children in need in Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows school district

Members of MeadowRidge Rotary Club sold hot dogs outside of FreshCo on Canada Day

Members of the MeadowRidge Rotary Club raise money for the Starfish Pack Program. (Special to The News)
Instead of engaging in a typical scavenger hunt, Ron Paley challenged his granddaughters, Evie and Sophie, to find a few specific creature in his Hammond backyard. Here’s some of what they discovered. (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 4, 2022
Instead of engaging in a typical scavenger hunt, Ron Paley challenged his granddaughters, Evie and Sophie, to find a few specific creature in his Hammond backyard. Here’s some of what they discovered. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Career and Post-Secondary Education Event July 28 – live and in-person at Planet Ice, Golden Ears Winter Club (Curling Rink)

Get a head start on a rewarding new career!

Live Black Press Career and Post-Secondary Education Events return to Maple Ridge on July 28

  • Jul 4, 2022
Maple Ridge Career and Post-Secondary Education Event July 28 – live and in-person at Planet Ice, Golden Ears Winter Club (Curling Rink)
Maple Ridge’s Doug Cook captured this picture recently of a momma llama and her baby (called a cria) grazing in a field along 240th Street, near 118th Avenue. (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 3, 2022
Maple Ridge’s Doug Cook captured this picture recently of a momma llama and her baby (called a cria) grazing in a field along 240th Street, near 118th Avenue. (Special to The News)
Larry Pink shared a photo taken in Golden Ears Provincial Park, calling it ‘A Grey Day at Gold Creek.’ (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 3, 2022
Larry Pink shared a photo taken in Golden Ears Provincial Park, calling it ‘A Grey Day at Gold Creek.’ (Special to The News)
On a 25-kilometre loop through Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows this weekend, cyclist Ron Paley stopped off in Osprey Village to snap some photos along the shoreline of the Fraser River. (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 3, 2022
On a 25-kilometre loop through Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows this weekend, cyclist Ron Paley stopped off in Osprey Village to snap some photos along the shoreline of the Fraser River. (Special to The News)
Katzie First Nation artist Rain Pierre has been invited to speak at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria. (Special to The News)

Katzie First Nation artist speaking on cultural diplomacy in Austria

Rain Pierre was invited by Salzburg Global Seminar to speak at program running from July 4 to 8

Katzie First Nation artist Rain Pierre has been invited to speak at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria. (Special to The News)