Editorials

If you didn’t vote by mail, or at the advance polls, we hope you get out Saturday to cast your ballot in the 2020 provincial election. (Black Press Media files)

OUR VIEWS: Get out (or not) to vote

The B.C. election is happening on Saturday, Oct. 24. Please make sure to cast your ballot.

  • Oct 23, 2020
Advance polling stations are already open. There’s still time to request a mail-in package. And, of course, people can cast their ballot on election day, on Saturday, Oct. 24. (Black Press Media files)

OUR VIEWS: Vote early for grandma – and others

Advance polls opened Thursday, and there’s also time to get a mail-in ballot, to avoid Oct. 24 lines

  • Oct 16, 2020
BCNDP Leader John Horgan with candidates for Maple Ridge-Mission Bob D’Eith and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Lisa Beare in Maple Ridge on Tuesday morning for a child care announcement. (Neil Corbett/Maple Ridge News)

OUR VIEW: Election could well backfire on Horgan

Are voters angry enough to cast NDP out, after sending us to the polls in the middle of a pandemic?

Marathon of Hope runner Terry Fox as shown in a 1981. This year’s 40th Terry Fox Run is a virtual event on Sept. 20. (Canadian Press/Special to Black Press Media)

OUR VIEW: Fox fight continues

Thanks for keeping this courageous young man’s vision alive 40 years later

Marathon of Hope runner Terry Fox as shown in a 1981. This year’s 40th Terry Fox Run is a virtual event on Sept. 20. (Canadian Press/Special to Black Press Media)
Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health (Government of B.C./Special to The News)

Adrian Dix: It’s time to renew the fight to stop the spread

We must recommit to using our COVID sense to keep us safe, stop the spread and save lives

  • Jul 29, 2020
Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health (Government of B.C./Special to The News)
We’re wishing you all the best this Canada Day

We’re wishing you all the best this Canada Day

It’s July 1, and as Canadians we have so much to celebrate

  • Jul 1, 2020
We’re wishing you all the best this Canada Day
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Toddler scared by decoration explosion
MRSS performs COVID-style Alice In Wonderland
Stabbing in Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge votes 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong

IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong
Tom Spraggs.

OP-ED: Improving access to justice means modernizing legal practice

Use of technology in law firms could help British Columbians afford essential legal services.

  • Dec 9, 2019
Tom Spraggs.
Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Jennifer Hyland. (THE NEWS - files)                                Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Jennifer Hyland. (THE NEWS - files)

OP-ED: Nothing inconvenient about safe ride home

Operation Red Nose will drive you and your vehicle home in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

  • Dec 6, 2019
Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Jennifer Hyland. (THE NEWS - files)                                Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Jennifer Hyland. (THE NEWS - files)
(THE NEWS/files)                                 Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall.                                Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall. (THE NEWS/files)

Mayor’s Message: Losses will never be forgotten

These stories are the truth of war: Pitt Meadows mayor

  • Jun 6, 2019
(THE NEWS/files)                                 Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall.                                Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall. (THE NEWS/files)
Editorial: Sad State of the Union

Editorial: Sad State of the Union

Bridges, roads and research should trump walls

  • Feb 8, 2019
Editorial: Sad State of the Union
Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden at Anita Place Tent City. (THE NEWS/files)

News Views: Slapping wrists

New community safety plan to include a panhandling bylaw.

  • Jan 29, 2019
Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden at Anita Place Tent City. (THE NEWS/files)
A man tries to retrieve items from a clothing donation bin in Vancouver in December. (Canadian Press/files)

News Views: For free

Pitt Meadows council has banned clothing donations bins.

  • Jan 22, 2019
A man tries to retrieve items from a clothing donation bin in Vancouver in December. (Canadian Press/files)
Morden, in March, opposed modular homes on Royal Crescent. (THE NEWS/files)

News Views: The moralist

Maple Ridge doesn’t want any more low-barrier shelter beds.

  • Jan 10, 2019
Morden, in March, opposed modular homes on Royal Crescent. (THE NEWS/files)
News Views: Storm numbers hit home
News Views: Storm numbers hit home
News Views: Preventable

News Views: Preventable

Already a fire hazard, Anita Place now plagued by arson

  • Dec 11, 2018
News Views: Preventable
Response times are aided by the current location of the Pitt Meadows fire hall, which is due to be replaced. (City of Pitt Meadows)

News Views: Selflessness

Daytime responses in recent years are low among those who are paid-on-call in Pitt Meadows.

  • Dec 5, 2018
Response times are aided by the current location of the Pitt Meadows fire hall, which is due to be replaced. (City of Pitt Meadows)
The Speaker shouldn’t be an MLA

The Speaker shouldn’t be an MLA

The weekly editorial for the 100 Mile Free Press

The Speaker shouldn’t be an MLA
OPINION: Full-time

OPINION: Full-time

New Pitt Meadows mayor wants to hire two full-time firefighters.

  • Nov 19, 2018
OPINION: Full-time
Vicki McLeod

Untrending: Mourning in the digital age

Grieving is once again becoming a community practice.

  • Nov 3, 2018
Vicki McLeod