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Maple Ridge’s Doug Cook snapped a few pictures from the viewpoint platform at the top of the 79 Grind Trail above Stave Lake – which is located just inside Mission, near the northeast Maple Ridge border. The trail starts at 6.6-km mark of the Florence Lake Forest Service Road. (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 18, 2022
Maple Ridge’s Doug Cook snapped a few pictures from the viewpoint platform at the top of the 79 Grind Trail above Stave Lake – which is located just inside Mission, near the northeast Maple Ridge border. The trail starts at 6.6-km mark of the Florence Lake Forest Service Road. (Special to The News)
First Ridge Meadows Recycling Society curbside truck in 1980. (Special to The News)
First Ridge Meadows Recycling Society curbside truck in 1980. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Scott White captured some pictures one morning last week of eagles along the dikes in Pitt Meadows. They were near the bridge where Neaves Road intersects with the dikes, said White, noting the pair of eagles were overlooking the water and scoping out the next meal. “One was camera shy at first, and then relented.” (Special to The News)

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  • Oct 17, 2022
Maple Ridge’s Scott White captured some pictures one morning last week of eagles along the dikes in Pitt Meadows. They were near the bridge where Neaves Road intersects with the dikes, said White, noting the pair of eagles were overlooking the water and scoping out the next meal. “One was camera shy at first, and then relented.” (Special to The News)
Alma and Ron Jones in front of plaque commemorating their donation for the new telemetry unit at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Jones family give Maple Ridge hospital the gift of cardiac care

Ron and Alma Jones Foundation donated $200,000 for new telemetry unit

Alma and Ron Jones in front of plaque commemorating their donation for the new telemetry unit at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
This birthday card was among the correspondence found hidden inside a wall of an old Maple Ridge home. The letters and cards reveal a forbidden love affair. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Musty hidden letters reveal forbidden love affairs

Never knows what can be uncovered in Maple Ridge’s community archives

  • Oct 16, 2022
This birthday card was among the correspondence found hidden inside a wall of an old Maple Ridge home. The letters and cards reveal a forbidden love affair. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
John McKweon has been decorating his house for Halloween and accepting food bank donations for years, but introduces new additions each year. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Spooky Maple Ridge home provides scares for charity

John McKweon has been collecting food bank donations at his scary home for years

John McKweon has been decorating his house for Halloween and accepting food bank donations for years, but introduces new additions each year. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
As fall arrives, Lindy Nichols reflects on one of her favourite view in Maple Ridge. She snapped this picture not too long ago, while watching her family swimming in “beautiful” Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Swimming hole a destination well into fall

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  • Oct 16, 2022
As fall arrives, Lindy Nichols reflects on one of her favourite view in Maple Ridge. She snapped this picture not too long ago, while watching her family swimming in “beautiful” Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf in 2019. (The News files)
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf in 2019. (The News files)
The Secret Lantern Society is holding two lantern making workshops on Saturday, Oct. 15. (The News files)
The Secret Lantern Society is holding two lantern making workshops on Saturday, Oct. 15. (The News files)
Purple lights will be displayed from Oct. 16-23 in the store fronts of businesses along 224th Street in Maple Ridge to bring awareness to violence in relationships. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Purple lights to shine a light on domestic violence in Maple Ridge

Downtown businesses along 224th Street will have windows in purple

Purple lights will be displayed from Oct. 16-23 in the store fronts of businesses along 224th Street in Maple Ridge to bring awareness to violence in relationships. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. For those who would like to have their zombie makeup done, the service will be offered, by donation, on site. (UNITI poster – art by Kevin Moore)

Calling the undead for White Rock Zombie Walk Oct. 30

UNITI-sponsored waterfront event will be accessible and open to all

White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. For those who would like to have their zombie makeup done, the service will be offered, by donation, on site. (UNITI poster – art by Kevin Moore)
Westcoast Harmony Chorus during the finals at the Sweet Adelines 74th Annual Convention and Competition. (Screen grab)
Westcoast Harmony Chorus during the finals at the Sweet Adelines 74th Annual Convention and Competition. (Screen grab)
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery prizes include a $3.2 million Langley house

Fundraising tickets for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation now on sale

  • Oct 11, 2022
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo

United Way BC funding goes a long way in boosting local food security

It’s Friday, payday, and you need groceries. You’ve worked out the budget…

  • Oct 10, 2022
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo
Turkey is the centrepiece of many Canadian Thanksgiving dinners. (File)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows pause to give thanks this holiday weekend

Here’s a bit of Thanksgiving history and an introduction to our cute-as-pie holiday feature

Turkey is the centrepiece of many Canadian Thanksgiving dinners. (File)
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
Volunteers and staff with the Friends In Need Food Bank, including general manager Evan Seal in red, who helped with the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Special to The News)

Donations down to Maple Ridge food bank for Thanksgiving food drive

Friends In Need Food Bank still in need heading into the winter

Volunteers and staff with the Friends In Need Food Bank, including general manager Evan Seal in red, who helped with the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Artists in Residence, Taryn Hubbard, left, and Aaron S. Moran, at the Haney Residence, will be leading a Culture Days activity on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Memorial Peace Park. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Artists in Residence, Taryn Hubbard, left, and Aaron S. Moran, at the Haney Residence, will be leading a Culture Days activity on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Memorial Peace Park. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)