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Weather is perfect for a good day of kayaking on Hayward Lake, just east of Maple Ridge. (Ron Paley/Special to The News)

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  • May 29, 2021
Weather is perfect for a good day of kayaking on Hayward Lake, just east of Maple Ridge. (Ron Paley/Special to The News)
Some have heard the adage: pink sky at night, sailors delight – pink sky in the morning - sailors warning. Well Maple Ridge's Arliegh Samson recently captures this sunset from Falcon Residence on 226th Street. (Special to The News)

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  • May 29, 2021
Some have heard the adage: pink sky at night, sailors delight – pink sky in the morning - sailors warning. Well Maple Ridge's Arliegh Samson recently captures this sunset from Falcon Residence on 226th Street. (Special to The News)
Second place Earth Day photo contest winner by Joe Fiehn. (Special to The News)
Second place Earth Day photo contest winner by Joe Fiehn. (Special to The News)
Locals participate in an Alzheimers walk in Maple Ridge on May 15. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows group raises over $3,000 for Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Dementia Friendly Community Task Group is top fundraiser in the Tri-Cities/ Ridge Meadows area

  • May 28, 2021
Locals participate in an Alzheimers walk in Maple Ridge on May 15. (Special to The News)
Shaulene Burkett, advertising manager for The News, is excited to roll out the new Design An Ad program in the community, thrilled with the engagement of students and businesses alike. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Community project gives kids creative outlet

New program fosters artistic talents among young children

Shaulene Burkett, advertising manager for The News, is excited to roll out the new Design An Ad program in the community, thrilled with the engagement of students and businesses alike. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Army Navy Air Force Veterans in Canada Maple Ridge Unit #379 president Robert Kruk. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

Maple Ridge veterans org pres says litter in front of club ‘disrepectful’

Drug paraphernalia, clothes, food waste piled by front doors of Army Navy Air Force Veterans club

Army Navy Air Force Veterans in Canada Maple Ridge Unit #379 president Robert Kruk. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)
An outdoor concert will be taking place for Seniors Week in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Outdoor concerts permitted to celebrate Seniors Week in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Concerts will feature live music and an end of event take away treat

An outdoor concert will be taking place for Seniors Week in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Volunteers dance outside a residence during last years Pop-up Jukebox event. (The News files)

Roving concert to celebrate Seniors Week

The second annual summer Pop Up Jukebox will also be taking place in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Volunteers dance outside a residence during last years Pop-up Jukebox event. (The News files)
Lyn, one of the volunteers at this years seniors’ tax clinic. (Special to The News)

Hundreds of seniors taxes filed, thanks to Ridge Meadows Senior Society volunteers

Five volunteers worked Wednesdays and Fridays in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Lyn, one of the volunteers at this years seniors’ tax clinic. (Special to The News)
Maria Perretta, executive director of the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society. (Special to The News)

New virtual programming for seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Collaboration between the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society and centres across Metro Vancouver

Maria Perretta, executive director of the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society. (Special to The News)
Elder abuse can manifest itself in many forms, including emotional, financial, physical and even sexual abuse. (Photo contributed)

Wear purple for World Seniors Abuse Awareness Day on June 15

Abuse incidents up as seniors in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows face more social isolation due to COVID

Elder abuse can manifest itself in many forms, including emotional, financial, physical and even sexual abuse. (Photo contributed)
Maple Ridge’s Aisha Douglas shared a few images she captures while walking the dikes in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

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  • May 25, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Aisha Douglas shared a few images she captures while walking the dikes in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Ron Paley recently scaled Alouette Mountain, in Golden Ears Provincial Park, to the Canning Memorial Lookout. It’s an area named after a Maple Ridge climber killed at age 22, while descending from Canada’s highest mountain – Mount Logan in Kluane National Park of the Yukon. A map shelter and picnic table at the site were built with donation made in memory of Stephen Murray Canning. (Special to The News)

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  • May 24, 2021
Ron Paley recently scaled Alouette Mountain, in Golden Ears Provincial Park, to the Canning Memorial Lookout. It’s an area named after a Maple Ridge climber killed at age 22, while descending from Canada’s highest mountain – Mount Logan in Kluane National Park of the Yukon. A map shelter and picnic table at the site were built with donation made in memory of Stephen Murray Canning. (Special to The News)
Brent Rideout captured a photo, which because of focus and movement looks much like an oil painting, of a tugboat barrelling eastbound down the Fraser River, just off Bonson Landing. (Special to The News)

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  • May 24, 2021
Brent Rideout captured a photo, which because of focus and movement looks much like an oil painting, of a tugboat barrelling eastbound down the Fraser River, just off Bonson Landing. (Special to The News)
Bob and Berla McLaughlin of Surrey, with scruffy little Sophie, took part in a small car rally that drove through the village of Fort Langley Monday, to mark Victoria Day and to replace the traditional May Day Parade that would have been in its 99th year – if not for COVID. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Rain dampens numbers, not spirit in ’unofficial parade’ through Fort Langley

99th annual May Day Parade wasn’t allowed, so a few dozen car lovers decided to take a ‘drive’

Bob and Berla McLaughlin of Surrey, with scruffy little Sophie, took part in a small car rally that drove through the village of Fort Langley Monday, to mark Victoria Day and to replace the traditional May Day Parade that would have been in its 99th year – if not for COVID. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Barbara McConville has been walking 10 km a day on the “beautiful” dikes throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. “So nice to have them,” she said of the popular walking trails. “I have been walking them for 40 years, but have not done daily before, or appreciated them so much.” In this case, she was strolling the dikes along Pitt River and near the Pitt Lake. (Special to The News)

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  • May 24, 2021
Barbara McConville has been walking 10 km a day on the “beautiful” dikes throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. “So nice to have them,” she said of the popular walking trails. “I have been walking them for 40 years, but have not done daily before, or appreciated them so much.” In this case, she was strolling the dikes along Pitt River and near the Pitt Lake. (Special to The News)
Margarita Sanchez shared a picture of a Dogwood tree in full bloom along 203rd Street in Maple Ridge, the mountains in the background. (Special to The News)

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  • May 24, 2021
Margarita Sanchez shared a picture of a Dogwood tree in full bloom along 203rd Street in Maple Ridge, the mountains in the background. (Special to The News)
Ziggy Welsch of Maple Ridge captured a glowing sunset recently. (Special to The News0

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  • May 24, 2021
Ziggy Welsch of Maple Ridge captured a glowing sunset recently. (Special to The News0
Janine Johnson of Maple Ridge recently visited her daughter and grandsons, who were camping in Golden Ears Provincial Park. “This photo was taken overlooking the Campers Beach,” Johnson said. “Absolutely beautiful.” (Special to The News)

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  • May 24, 2021
Janine Johnson of Maple Ridge recently visited her daughter and grandsons, who were camping in Golden Ears Provincial Park. “This photo was taken overlooking the Campers Beach,” Johnson said. “Absolutely beautiful.” (Special to The News)
Some of this year’s Science Fair finalists found inspiration for their projects in the impacts of COVID-19. From left: Timothy Cai, Javeria Ali, Caio de Figueiroa and Hayden Persad.

2020’s experiences inspire Youth Innovation Showcase submissions

The changes COVID-19 has forced on our society have inspired several semi-finalists’…

  • May 24, 2021
Some of this year’s Science Fair finalists found inspiration for their projects in the impacts of COVID-19. From left: Timothy Cai, Javeria Ali, Caio de Figueiroa and Hayden Persad.