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“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
Bahram Rashti of UP Vertical Farms feels innovation is the future of farming for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Sustainability and innovation: The future of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows agriculture

The agricultural scene in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows has been undergoing…

Bahram Rashti of UP Vertical Farms feels innovation is the future of farming for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Nov 22, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.
New terminal at the Pitt Meadows airport. (Pitt Meadows Airport website/Special to The News)

Supporting local business for economic development in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Businesses are starting to get back on their feet, slowly, but surely…

New terminal at the Pitt Meadows airport. (Pitt Meadows Airport website/Special to The News)
The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign starts this weekend. (Amelia Norrie/Special to The News)
The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign starts this weekend. (Amelia Norrie/Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Museum. (The NEWS/files)
Pitt Meadows Museum. (The NEWS/files)
Jaden Shanley and a group of his friends will be walking 60 kms on Saturday, Nov. 20 for Movember. (Special to The News)

Group to walk 60 kms from Maple Ridge to Coquitlam for Movember

2nd annual walk raising money and awareness for men’s health issues

Jaden Shanley and a group of his friends will be walking 60 kms on Saturday, Nov. 20 for Movember. (Special to The News)
Sherie Greenwood with her painting called Waiting for Winter. (Vicuna Art Studio/Special to The News)
Sherie Greenwood with her painting called Waiting for Winter. (Vicuna Art Studio/Special to The News)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Members of the Haney Horsemen and other equestrian users use the Thornhill trails. (Haney Horsemen/Special to The News)
Members of the Haney Horsemen and other equestrian users use the Thornhill trails. (Haney Horsemen/Special to The News)
The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
Cal Sharpe pins a poppy on Connor Ford, 6, at the entrance to ValleyFair Mall during the poppy campaign. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Cal Sharpe pins a poppy on Connor Ford, 6, at the entrance to ValleyFair Mall during the poppy campaign. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
(Special to The News)
(Special to The News)
Rain Pierre with winners Maeve North, Sarah Penner and Rayah Sawyer. (Rain Pierre/Special to The News)
Rain Pierre with winners Maeve North, Sarah Penner and Rayah Sawyer. (Rain Pierre/Special to The News)
Deputy chief of operations Bryan Vinje was presented with the 20 Year Federal Service medal. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
Deputy chief of operations Bryan Vinje was presented with the 20 Year Federal Service medal. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
Last year, the Christmas in Williams Park event in Langley was limited to six days due to COVID-19. This year, it will run for three weeks, but will still be a drive-through event. (Barbara Sharp/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Drive-through Christmas lights event hopes to avoid wait list

Last year, there were long lineups for Langley’s Christmas in Williams Park

Last year, the Christmas in Williams Park event in Langley was limited to six days due to COVID-19. This year, it will run for three weeks, but will still be a drive-through event. (Barbara Sharp/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cindy Dale has called Maple Ridge home since 1968, and she still views it as a place for her horse – 27-year-old Brandy, a registered half Arabian – and herself to take time to smell the flowers. “You will find her lying in the same place every spring, summer, and fall,” Dale said of Brandy. “No hour is lost that is spent with your horse.” (Special to The News)

SHARE: Remembering dry sunny weather no so long ago

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

  • Nov 16, 2021
Cindy Dale has called Maple Ridge home since 1968, and she still views it as a place for her horse – 27-year-old Brandy, a registered half Arabian – and herself to take time to smell the flowers. “You will find her lying in the same place every spring, summer, and fall,” Dale said of Brandy. “No hour is lost that is spent with your horse.” (Special to The News)
Lynn Speer shares a photo captured during an early morning stroll along the Ford Road dikes in Pitt Meadows, the fog rolling over the neighbouring farmers fields. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Early morning on the dikes

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

  • Nov 15, 2021
Lynn Speer shares a photo captured during an early morning stroll along the Ford Road dikes in Pitt Meadows, the fog rolling over the neighbouring farmers fields. (Special to The News)
Isabel Gibson will have six paintings in the fall show. (Special to The News)

Red is the colour of the Garibaldi Art Club’s fall show and sale

Opening day for the show is Saturday, Nov. 27, at the ACT Art Gallery in Maple Ridge

Isabel Gibson will have six paintings in the fall show. (Special to The News)
During Homelessness Action Week last month, many in the community came together to give a helping hand and learn more about homeless in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

COMMUNITY NETWORK: Homelessness is about more than housing

Donations of socks and winter items seen as a start, but more must be learned by all

  • Nov 14, 2021
During Homelessness Action Week last month, many in the community came together to give a helping hand and learn more about homeless in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)