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Gardens at Osprey Village recently caught the attention of Maple Ridge’s Antoinetta DeWit. She was captivated by what she called the “extraordinary vibrant and healthy flora” in the Pitt Meadows roundabout. (Special to The News)

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  • Aug 4, 2022
Gardens at Osprey Village recently caught the attention of Maple Ridge’s Antoinetta DeWit. She was captivated by what she called the “extraordinary vibrant and healthy flora” in the Pitt Meadows roundabout. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Caribbean Fest returned for its 20th year with live music, vendors, and food trucks set up around the Albion Fairgrounds for Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

Thousands attend Caribbean Fest in Maple Ridge

Only down side of festival was the heat: organizer

Maple Ridge Caribbean Fest returned for its 20th year with live music, vendors, and food trucks set up around the Albion Fairgrounds for Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Double Overtime is playing tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Pitt Meadows Spirit Square. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
Double Overtime is playing tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Pitt Meadows Spirit Square. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
The Alouette River Management Society is holding and event to teach people about pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. (ARMS Facebook/Special to the News)
The Alouette River Management Society is holding and event to teach people about pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. (ARMS Facebook/Special to the News)
Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Former world figure skating champ Victor Kraatz back coaching in B.C.

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Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)
Bike the Dike is the entire month of August. (Laura Severn/Special to The News)

Bike the Dike is on now in Pitt Meadows

Maps for free, self-guided tour available to those who register

Bike the Dike is the entire month of August. (Laura Severn/Special to The News)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing dog swims across Fraser River from Maple Ridge to Barnston Island

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
(JIBC/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Indigenous youth given lesson in fighting fires

Justice Institute’s training centre in Maple Ridge hosts potential young firefighters in career camp

(JIBC/Special to The News)
Denise Kerr shared a vibrant sunset picture on a hot summer night, taken from her backyard, and overlooking the Fraser River and Golden Ears Bridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Aug 2, 2022
Denise Kerr shared a vibrant sunset picture on a hot summer night, taken from her backyard, and overlooking the Fraser River and Golden Ears Bridge. (Special to The News)
The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Hot Summer Nights at the Wednesday, July 20 and 27, events. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)
Hot Summer Nights at the Wednesday, July 20 and 27, events. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)
Deadline for the City of Maple Ridge Innovation Challenge is July 31. (The News files)

Last chance to enter the City of Maple Ridge Innovation Challenge

The contest is for business leaders who have nurtured an innovation culture in their workplace

Deadline for the City of Maple Ridge Innovation Challenge is July 31. (The News files)
The current design of the B.C.’s flag was created in 1960. (Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press/Special to The News)

B.C. Love – Tell us why you love this province and you could win

Contest: Share your favourite features about British Columbia

The current design of the B.C.’s flag was created in 1960. (Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press/Special to The News)
Paul Filek is performing in Maple Ridge for the Summer Happenings concert series. (Special to The News)

Pop concert tonight at the bandstand in Maple Ridge

Paul Filek and Nette performing Friday, July 29, for the city’s Summer Happenings concert series

Paul Filek is performing in Maple Ridge for the Summer Happenings concert series. (Special to The News)
Over the course of the last four years, Maple Ridge’s Kate Smirfitt has fundraised for, made, and delivered about 150 activity bags for kids stuck in hospital. The latest contribution was 68 bags. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)

Teenager keeps giving to children in hospital

Motivated by her own time in hospital, a 18-year-old from Maple Ridge creates activity bags for kids

Over the course of the last four years, Maple Ridge’s Kate Smirfitt has fundraised for, made, and delivered about 150 activity bags for kids stuck in hospital. The latest contribution was 68 bags. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)
Frequent cyclist, hiker, and paddler Ron Paley was – for the most part – able to beat the heat by starting heading out on a ride at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. During the hour-and-a-half trek, the Hammond resident completed a 24-km loop through part of Maple Ridge and primarily Pitt Meadows, with a stop off at Osprey Village. “Nice 19C to ride,” Paley said, but he did question if the mosquitoes ever sleep. (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 29, 2022
Frequent cyclist, hiker, and paddler Ron Paley was – for the most part – able to beat the heat by starting heading out on a ride at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. During the hour-and-a-half trek, the Hammond resident completed a 24-km loop through part of Maple Ridge and primarily Pitt Meadows, with a stop off at Osprey Village. “Nice 19C to ride,” Paley said, but he did question if the mosquitoes ever sleep. (Special to The News)
Troy Edwards, 17, was at the Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event with his mother Deanna Edwards, and his sister Kendyl, 10. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Hundreds check out career and education opportunities in Maple Ridge

The Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event was held Thursday, July 28

Troy Edwards, 17, was at the Black Press Media Career and Post Secondary Education Event with his mother Deanna Edwards, and his sister Kendyl, 10. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A seniors only bench at this years Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

Seniors take the stage at Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Countryfest

Prime Timers Show Down featured Ridge Meadows Seniors Society groups

A seniors only bench at this years Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Ridge Meadows BMX Racing Association will oversee project construction for a new pump track is being built at Cottonwood park. (Lee Cejalvo Photography/Special to The News)

New BMX pump track for Pitt Meadows

Track will be geared to those 2 years and older

Ridge Meadows BMX Racing Association will oversee project construction for a new pump track is being built at Cottonwood park. (Lee Cejalvo Photography/Special to The News)
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Countryfest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News) 
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Countryfest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News) 
Thousands checked out the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest this year. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
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