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The BC SPCA Lock-In For Love raising money for animals in need of a new home. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge Branch/Facebook)

Lock-In raising money for the Maple Ridge SPCA

The BC SPCA Lock-In For Love ends June 24

The BC SPCA Lock-In For Love raising money for animals in need of a new home. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge Branch/Facebook)
Executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank Mary Robson with Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods. (The News files)

Save-On-Foods 4th annual campaign for Maple Ridge food bank starts Thursday, June 17

50 per cent of net proceeds from Western Family brand to be donated

Executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank Mary Robson with Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods. (The News files)
Victoria’s Taya Lee, left, won Innovator of the Year in the 16 to 19 age category of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase, while Cranbrook’s Keanu Chan, right, won Innovator of the Year in the 12 to 15 age category.

Science Fair Foundation BC announces winners in third annual Youth Innovation Showcase

Keanu Chan and Taya Lee each win $5,000 for their innovations

  • Jun 14, 2021
Victoria’s Taya Lee, left, won Innovator of the Year in the 16 to 19 age category of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase, while Cranbrook’s Keanu Chan, right, won Innovator of the Year in the 12 to 15 age category.
Parveen Bawa shares pictures of a couple of osprey at Pitt Lake and their chicks. She’s been following two couples since late March, both sets of chicks hatching in recent weeks. (Special to The News)

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Parveen Bawa shares pictures of a couple of osprey at Pitt Lake and their chicks. She’s been following two couples since late March, both sets of chicks hatching in recent weeks. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Eileen Robinson celebrated international Trails Day by hitting the Trans-Canada Trail in her hometown. It’s marked on the first Saturday of June, and encourages people to get out and use and enjoy their local trails, which both Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have many. (Special to The News)

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  • Jun 13, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Eileen Robinson celebrated international Trails Day by hitting the Trans-Canada Trail in her hometown. It’s marked on the first Saturday of June, and encourages people to get out and use and enjoy their local trails, which both Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have many. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge brothers Paul and Johnnie Walker hit the trails at Rolley Lake, just across the border into Mission. Johnnie did the modelling both with the downed tree and at the waterfalls.(Special to The News)

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  • Jun 13, 2021
Maple Ridge brothers Paul and Johnnie Walker hit the trails at Rolley Lake, just across the border into Mission. Johnnie did the modelling both with the downed tree and at the waterfalls.(Special to The News)
UPlan, the Youth Planning Table subcommittee, decorated downtown Maple Ridge in honour of this years grads. (The News files)

Grad parties being planned by parents in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Four COVID-safe events being held at Pitt Meadows Golf Club

UPlan, the Youth Planning Table subcommittee, decorated downtown Maple Ridge in honour of this years grads. (The News files)
Community members young and old planted orange signs honouring the 215 children buried at the site of the former Kamloops residential school. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

Katzie First Nation hold first community event since 2020

215 children found at Kamloops residential school honoured, and community messengers blanketed

Community members young and old planted orange signs honouring the 215 children buried at the site of the former Kamloops residential school. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
The BC Cancer Foundation raises funds for BC Cancer (formerly called the BC Cancer Agency). The foundation is going door to door in Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows to provide information about its donation programs. (BC Cancer Foundation photo)

BC Cancer foundation knocking on Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows doors

Canvassers will wear ID badges, teal vests, and will not accept cash at door

The BC Cancer Foundation raises funds for BC Cancer (formerly called the BC Cancer Agency). The foundation is going door to door in Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows to provide information about its donation programs. (BC Cancer Foundation photo)
Digging up an overgrown bamboo patch is no easy feat. (Special to The News)

Beware letting bamboo be

Seasoned Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows landscaper warns would be planters about invasive species

Digging up an overgrown bamboo patch is no easy feat. (Special to The News)
Irelyn Dunsmore, Abbey Wilkinson, Camryn Bishop, and Tiana Say, raised money for SAINTS – Senior Animals in Need Today Society – in Mission. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge students raise hundreds for local charities

Grade 6/7 students at Harry Hooge elementary raised more than $1,000 collectively

Irelyn Dunsmore, Abbey Wilkinson, Camryn Bishop, and Tiana Say, raised money for SAINTS – Senior Animals in Need Today Society – in Mission. (Special to The News)
Langley's Arlene Van Roon shared the view of Alouette River from the saddle, and through the ears, of her now eight-year-old Kiger mustang, Wildfire. (Special to The News)

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  • Jun 7, 2021
Langley's Arlene Van Roon shared the view of Alouette River from the saddle, and through the ears, of her now eight-year-old Kiger mustang, Wildfire. (Special to The News)
Erin Del Giudice shared some shots taken from Pitt River Bridge, as well as Neaves Road. “Loved the mist rolling over the barge and reflection of the mountains,” Del Giudice said. (Special to The News)

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  • Jun 6, 2021
Erin Del Giudice shared some shots taken from Pitt River Bridge, as well as Neaves Road. “Loved the mist rolling over the barge and reflection of the mountains,” Del Giudice said. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Antoinette deWit suggests people check out the sights and sounds of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows from the seat of a bicycle. She dressed up for Go By Bike Week, which wraps up today (June 6). (Special to The News)

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  • Jun 6, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Antoinette deWit suggests people check out the sights and sounds of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows from the seat of a bicycle. She dressed up for Go By Bike Week, which wraps up today (June 6). (Special to The News)
Alex Tablada found himself captivated by the stunning beauty of nature recently while walking some trails in his hometown of Maple Ridge. He had to share the view that befell him of the Golden Ears Mountains. “I have a lot of beautiful photos of this area that I’d like to share regularly in the coming weeks,” he shared. (Special to The News)

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  • Jun 6, 2021
Alex Tablada found himself captivated by the stunning beauty of nature recently while walking some trails in his hometown of Maple Ridge. He had to share the view that befell him of the Golden Ears Mountains. “I have a lot of beautiful photos of this area that I’d like to share regularly in the coming weeks,” he shared. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows resident Tammy Clark shared this glimpse at wildlife, as spotted recently at Hayward Lake – just across the border in Mission. (Special to The News)

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  • Jun 6, 2021
Pitt Meadows resident Tammy Clark shared this glimpse at wildlife, as spotted recently at Hayward Lake – just across the border in Mission. (Special to The News)
Consummate outdoorsman Ron Paley spent six hours recently paddling about 20 km around Alouette Lake, sharing a few images from his journey. The Maple Ridge man typically hikes, bikes, or paddles on a daily basis, a hobby the 67-year-old has amped up since life-saving quintuple open heart surgery a few years ago. (Special to The News)

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  • Jun 6, 2021
Consummate outdoorsman Ron Paley spent six hours recently paddling about 20 km around Alouette Lake, sharing a few images from his journey. The Maple Ridge man typically hikes, bikes, or paddles on a daily basis, a hobby the 67-year-old has amped up since life-saving quintuple open heart surgery a few years ago. (Special to The News)
Dave Bawden has a family of barred owls residing near his backyard, along Kanaka Creek. Among his fine-feathered friends is a baby owl that he’s still hoping to get better shots of in the coming weeks. “And yes, that is a rat” in the mouth of one owl. (Special to The News)

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  • Jun 6, 2021
Dave Bawden has a family of barred owls residing near his backyard, along Kanaka Creek. Among his fine-feathered friends is a baby owl that he’s still hoping to get better shots of in the coming weeks. “And yes, that is a rat” in the mouth of one owl. (Special to The News)
Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

WATCH: Kamloops bound convoy greeted by Canim Lake Band in 100 Mile House

More than two dozen members of the Tsq’escenemc people (Canim Lake Band) showed up

Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
On this day in 1975 – the graduating class from Garibaldi Secondary. (Maple Ridge Museum and Archives)

A look back at Maple Ridge graduation

Museum and Archives features the Maple Ridge secondary grad class of 1975

On this day in 1975 – the graduating class from Garibaldi Secondary. (Maple Ridge Museum and Archives)