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Ethan Andrews (left) and his aunt Shihana Wewala were two of the volunteers planting trees with Pitt Meadows parks workers in Bonson Park. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Pitt Meadows families plant trees for Earth Day

Popular city event sees beautification of Bonson Park

Stu Burgess is operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks. (The News files)

Golden Ears park camping to be limited to those in local health region

Fraser Health Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health now considered one region

Masks are now mandatory from Grades 4 to 12. (The News files)

Fraser Health lists three new Maple Ridge schools for COVID-19 exposures

Hammond, Yennadon and Alexander Robinson listed

Dr. Jennifer Mervyn, left, and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith, will be speaking at event. (Facebook/STORM Stop Overdose Ridge Meadows)

Strengthening resiliency in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Free event will be an evening of stories, strategies, and conversations

Dr. Jennifer Mervyn, left, and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith, will be speaking at event. (Facebook/STORM Stop Overdose Ridge Meadows)
Flooding along 224 Street in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Flood risk high across the province

Snowpack is high across B.C., warm weather starts spring freshet

Flooding along 224 Street in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
Police respond to a reported stabbbing near Fletcher Park in Maple Ridge on Wednesday afternoon. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

UPDATE: Stabbing reported in downtown Maple Ridge

Police and ambulance respond to home invasion near Fletcher Park

Police respond to a reported stabbbing near Fletcher Park in Maple Ridge on Wednesday afternoon. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)
The gate to Grant Narrows Park re-opened to the public July 17, 2020. (The News files)

New management soon for Pitt Meadows park

Occasional inspections of Grant Narrows Regional Park taking place

The gate to Grant Narrows Park re-opened to the public July 17, 2020. (The News files)
Maple Ridge City Hall. (The News files)

Maple Ridge takes development services virtual

Building, planning and engineering services will be offered online only until end of the month

Maple Ridge City Hall. (The News files)
Thousands have converged in Whonnock Lake Park to enjoy the nice weather. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

Thousands enjoy Maple Ridge park as city warns about social distancing

Portable toilets installed in anticipation of nice weather

Thousands have converged in Whonnock Lake Park to enjoy the nice weather. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Two new Maple Ridge schools have COVID-19 exposures

Alouette elementary and Maple Ridge secondary visited by virus

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The theme for Earth Day celebrations this year is “Emerge”. (Special to The News)
The theme for Earth Day celebrations this year is “Emerge”. (Special to The News)
Eric Antell (centre) receives a commendation from Ridge Meadows RCMP Acting Officer in Charge Wendy Mehat (left). (Ridge Meadows RCMP photo/ Facebook)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge man gets commendation for assisting Mountie under attack

Eric Antell tackled a suspect who was assaulting a police officer on Christmas Day 2019

Eric Antell (centre) receives a commendation from Ridge Meadows RCMP Acting Officer in Charge Wendy Mehat (left). (Ridge Meadows RCMP photo/ Facebook)
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Conservative MP Marc Dalton and former MP and Liberal candidate Dan Ruimy.

Dalton slams budget, Ruimy defends Liberal spending

Neither politician sees federal budget triggering an election

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Conservative MP Marc Dalton and former MP and Liberal candidate Dan Ruimy.
Caitlin Toews, operations director of The Asante Centre, says more supports are needed for people with FASD. (Special to The News)

More supports ‘urgently’ needed for those living with FASD

Wait-lists for supports at Maple Ridge centre can mean the difference between life and death

Caitlin Toews, operations director of The Asante Centre, says more supports are needed for people with FASD. (Special to The News)
Scenes Gerald Bowers sees on his daily walks downtown. (Gerald Bowers/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge resident fed up of downtown garbage and vandalism

Downtown Maple Ridge BIA say graffiti incidents down

Scenes Gerald Bowers sees on his daily walks downtown. (Gerald Bowers/Special to The News)
Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)

New online tool provides accessibility map for people with disabilities

The myCommunity BC map provides accessibility info for nearly 1,000 locations in the province

Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)
A rendering of the two dealerships as seen from Golden Ears Way. (Special to The News)

Two new car dealerships coming to Pitt Meadows

City council approves car lots on Golden Ears Way

A rendering of the two dealerships as seen from Golden Ears Way. (Special to The News)
Kat Wahamaa marched downtown Vancouver to mark the fifth anniversary of the opioid crisis in B.C. She lost her own son to a fentanyl overdose in 2016. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Mothers mark opioid anniversary with march in Vancouver

Former City of Maple Ridge artist-in-residence and Maple Ridge homeless advocate mourn loss of children

Kat Wahamaa marched downtown Vancouver to mark the fifth anniversary of the opioid crisis in B.C. She lost her own son to a fentanyl overdose in 2016. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Ken Stewart will serve another term as president of the Alouette River Management Society. (THE NEWS-files)

ARMS takes aim at city subdivision, Hydro’s water licence in coming year

Ken Stewart back as president of Maple Ridge conservation group

Ken Stewart will serve another term as president of the Alouette River Management Society. (THE NEWS-files)
Residents of Golf Lane say they are tired of their houses and vehicles being hit by golf balls from the nearby Maple Ridge Golf Course, and worry someone is going to get killed by a wayward drive. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge Golf Course neighbours say they need protection

City willing to explore solutions says director of parks

Residents of Golf Lane say they are tired of their houses and vehicles being hit by golf balls from the nearby Maple Ridge Golf Course, and worry someone is going to get killed by a wayward drive. (Neil Corbett/The News)