Editorials

Pitt Meadows council in 2014. (City of Pitt Meadows)

News Views: The victim

The woman who Pitt Meadows Coun. Dave Murray was convicted of sexually…

  • Nov 16, 2017
Pitt Meadows council in 2014. (City of Pitt Meadows)
Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaphs in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are very well attended. (News files)
Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaphs in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are very well attended. (News files)
Local election limits long overdue

Local election limits long overdue

NDP moves to limit donations for municipal politicians

Local election limits long overdue
Poor visibility makes roads dangerous.

It’s scary out there on Maple Ridge roads

Rain and dark streets hazardous combination

Poor visibility makes roads dangerous.
The city has resumed seeking an injunction to clear the Anita Place Homeless Camp in Maple Ridge. (THE NEWS/files)

News Views: Together

Residents want Anita Place Tent City cleared, and the city has resumed the process to attempt that, citing safety reasons.

  • Oct 26, 2017
The city has resumed seeking an injunction to clear the Anita Place Homeless Camp in Maple Ridge. (THE NEWS/files)
News Views: Winding road

News Views: Winding road

The City of Maple Ridge wants to straighten out Fern Crescent.

  • Oct 19, 2017
News Views: Winding road
EDITORIAL: Divisions over church, state

EDITORIAL: Divisions over church, state

To those who want non-Sikh politicians, we ask: what religion – or sect – they want them to be

  • Oct 14, 2017
EDITORIAL: Divisions over church, state
If council wants to venture down this road again, it would be wise to look at what other municipalities are doing.

News Views: Picking up

Trouble is, the current every-man-for-himself garbage collection system lacks co-ordination.

  • Sep 22, 2017
If council wants to venture down this road again, it would be wise to look at what other municipalities are doing.
News Views: As we grow

News Views: As we grow

Recently upgraded Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News website is constantly being updated.

  • Sep 20, 2017
News Views: As we grow
According to Wildsafe B.C., deer eat grass, shrubs and woody plants.

News Views: Oh, deer

Deer are a common site in rural areas of Maple Ridge.

  • Sep 13, 2017
According to Wildsafe B.C., deer eat grass, shrubs and woody plants.
Police tape surrounded Louis Leather Shop Aug. 15. (THE NEWS/files)

NEWS Views: Let’s talk

You can’t pick and choose the news.

  • Aug 22, 2017
Police tape surrounded Louis Leather Shop Aug. 15. (THE NEWS/files)
Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Making the lyrics more inclusive does not reject tradition, but respects it

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre is now going to undergo a refit.

NEWS VIEWS: Flip flops

Now council is talking about a new indoor pool again, one costing up to $70 million.

  • Aug 3, 2017
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre is now going to undergo a refit.
Protecting citizen rights

Protecting citizen rights

Khadr deal was not reward for a terrorist

Protecting citizen rights
(Marianne Rumbal took this photo on Friday of the Ashcroft Reserve fire.)

SIMPSON: Canadians rally for wildfire victims

It’s encouraging to see the province – and nation – come together for the thousands affected

(Marianne Rumbal took this photo on Friday of the Ashcroft Reserve fire.)
Invasive pests not deserving of our sympathy

Invasive pests not deserving of our sympathy

Human settlers created much of the pest problems we have in the lower mainland

Invasive pests not deserving of our sympathy
The Friends in Need Food Bank requires some form of government photo identification for any adult member of a family to receive a food hamper, as well as secondary identification, proof of address in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, in addition to proof of income.

News Views: Free food

North American study recommends food banks move to low-barrier model.

  • Jun 28, 2017
The Friends in Need Food Bank requires some form of government photo identification for any adult member of a family to receive a food hamper, as well as secondary identification, proof of address in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, in addition to proof of income.
Marijuana legalization is coming soon.

Our View: Uncertainty ahead

As marijuana is legalized, courts must clarify impaired driving

Marijuana legalization is coming soon.
Editorial: Universal problem

Editorial: Universal problem

Parents shouldn’t expect an immediate end to problem of finding affordable daycare

Editorial: Universal problem
News Views: Your voice

News Views: Your voice

An Ipsos Reid poll on Monday had the NDP ahead of the Liberals in the leadership race by a percentage point.

  • May 8, 2017
News Views: Your voice