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Maureen Jeknavorian explored Kanaka Creek Regional Park recently. (Special to The News)

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  • Feb 27, 2021
Maureen Jeknavorian explored Kanaka Creek Regional Park recently. (Special to The News)
A finished poster promoting a fish ladder along the Alouette River. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge students promote fish ladder in bus stops

Posters by students of the Environmental School to run in bus stops across the city

A finished poster promoting a fish ladder along the Alouette River. (Special to The News)
Darlene and her son, Nolan, share time with a book. To protect his health, Nolan is not able to visit the library branch but the many services it offers allows the family to access materials at home. (FVRL/Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Maple Ridge library offers lifeline for many during pandemic

Did you know FVRL library cards are free to local residents?

  • Feb 26, 2021
Darlene and her son, Nolan, share time with a book. To protect his health, Nolan is not able to visit the library branch but the many services it offers allows the family to access materials at home. (FVRL/Special to The News)
Bears are starting to come out of hibernation, coordinator of Maple Ridge division of WildSafeBC warns. (Ross Davies/Special to The News)

Bear sightings in Maple Ridge

Coordinator of WildSafeBC Maple Ridge warning residents to eliminate attractants

Bears are starting to come out of hibernation, coordinator of Maple Ridge division of WildSafeBC warns. (Ross Davies/Special to The News)
Karen Bolingbroke just recently moved to Maple Ridge and has done a bit of exploring. “This is a beautiful area and I’ve captured a few picutres at Cliff Falls.” (Special to The News)

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  • Feb 26, 2021
Karen Bolingbroke just recently moved to Maple Ridge and has done a bit of exploring. “This is a beautiful area and I’ve captured a few picutres at Cliff Falls.” (Special to The News)
The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

From pets to wildlife, BC SPCA offers animal education programs geared to youth

BC SPCA offering virtual spring break camps, workshops and school presentations

The BC SPCA is offering many chances for school-aged kids to learn about animal welfare and other animal topics. Pictured here is Keith, a three-month-old kitten seen on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
One of 24 felines trapped and brought to Katie’s Place from a local business. (Magda Romanow/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge cat shelter turns 20

Katie’s Place has taken in thousands of felines among other small animals

One of 24 felines trapped and brought to Katie’s Place from a local business. (Magda Romanow/Special to The News)
Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)

Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Annemieke Vrijmoed sent in this photo that for her captures the magic of the Fraser River.

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  • Feb 25, 2021
Annemieke Vrijmoed sent in this photo that for her captures the magic of the Fraser River.
Members of Katzie First Nation got into the spirit of Pink Shirt Day with honking, car decoration, and drumming. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

Katzie First Nation recognizes Pink Shirt Day with ‘honking’ parade

Community rallies together to promote anti-bullying message

Members of Katzie First Nation got into the spirit of Pink Shirt Day with honking, car decoration, and drumming. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)
Carnival and midway at the Ridge Meadows Home Show. (The News files)

Ridge Meadows Home Show a no-go this year

Executive director Cass Winder disappointed, but hopeful for next year

Carnival and midway at the Ridge Meadows Home Show. (The News files)
Logan and Joseph Salembier, Grade 2 students at Maple Ridge Elementary, were featured on this years Variety Show of Hearts Telethon. (Special to The News)

Variety telethon – featuring Maple Ridge twins – raises more than $6 million

The annual event raises money for children across the province with special needs

Logan and Joseph Salembier, Grade 2 students at Maple Ridge Elementary, were featured on this years Variety Show of Hearts Telethon. (Special to The News)
Tims For Good takes place this Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Tims treating Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows front-line workers

A coffee truck will be making deliveries on Wednesday, Feb. 24

Tims For Good takes place this Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)

B.C. man rescues dog that was trapped for 43 hours inside hidden well

At first, Wade Deisman thought his neighbour got a new puppy, but the barking didn’t stop.

Tim and Yvonne Everson see Callie after she went missing for 43 hours. (Wade Deisman photo)
Treena Innes, left, and Dr. Ursula Luitingh, volunteers with the Bouquets for Baba Giving Program, deliver flowers to McKenney Creek Hospice on Friday, Feb. 19. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Bouquets for Baba bringing joy to Maple Ridge residents in end-of-life care

Bouquets brought to residents of hospice and long-term care facilities in the community

Treena Innes, left, and Dr. Ursula Luitingh, volunteers with the Bouquets for Baba Giving Program, deliver flowers to McKenney Creek Hospice on Friday, Feb. 19. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Dan Franklin was planning to work as a horse therapist in his semi-retirement. (Photo submitted)
Dan Franklin was planning to work as a horse therapist in his semi-retirement. (Photo submitted)
Chef Trevor Randle is excited to promote cooking with local ingredients. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Secondary culinary teacher offers free online lesson

Chef Trevor Randle will hold free cook-along as part of Canada’s Agricultural Day

Chef Trevor Randle is excited to promote cooking with local ingredients. (Special to The News)
Greg Stuart captured a silhouette of the Golden Ears Bridge from Emmeline Mohun Park in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

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  • Feb 21, 2021
Greg Stuart captured a silhouette of the Golden Ears Bridge from Emmeline Mohun Park in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Jackie Reimer took a photo of the Golden Ears Mountains in the afternoon sun Feb. 9, 2021. (Special to The News)

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  • Feb 21, 2021
Jackie Reimer took a photo of the Golden Ears Mountains in the afternoon sun Feb. 9, 2021. (Special to The News)
Yennadon Elementary students have created a kindness poster campaign. (School District 42/ Special to The News)
Yennadon Elementary students have created a kindness poster campaign. (School District 42/ Special to The News)