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Janis Dunning and her husband, Jacques Lemay, were appointed to the Order of Canada on Dec. 29. (Special to The News)

Former Maple Ridge resident appointed to the Order of Canada

Janis Dunning received the honour for her contribution to the arts

Twelve people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Maple Ridge’s Baillie House long-term care facility. (The News files)

COVID outbreak declared at Baillie House in Maple Ridge

12 have tested positive at long-term care home at Ridge Meadows Hospital

Yennadon students will be encouraged to walk and bike, to and from school, through new provincial pilot program. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Pilot project at Maple Ridge school to encourage students to bike, walk

Yennadon elementary is one of 12 schools across the province participating in pilot project

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)
The latest COVID case counts by local health area, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Special to The News)

Positive COVID tests drop to 326 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Down from 880 the week prior, by CDC stats

The latest COVID case counts by local health area, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Special to The News)
The COVID-19 outbreak at Maple Ridge Seniors Village has been declared over. (Google)

COVID outbreak over at Maple Ridge Seniors Village

Was declared on Jan. 10 after 11 people tested positive for COVID

The COVID-19 outbreak at Maple Ridge Seniors Village has been declared over. (Google)
Air ambulance was called off after a single vehicle crash along Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge Wednesday afternoon. (Google Maps)

Traffic jammed after crash in Maple Ridge

Single vehicle, patient lying beside vehicle

Air ambulance was called off after a single vehicle crash along Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge Wednesday afternoon. (Google Maps)
The Rai family have donated $10,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)
The Rai family have donated $10,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)
Treena Innes, left, and Dr. Ursula Luitingh, with the Bouquets for Baba Giving Program, deliver flowers to McKenney Creek Hospice on Friday, Feb. 19. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Treena Innes, left, and Dr. Ursula Luitingh, with the Bouquets for Baba Giving Program, deliver flowers to McKenney Creek Hospice on Friday, Feb. 19. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Discussing needed repairs after a car crashed through the front of the food bank. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Car crashes into Maple Ridge food bank building

Friends in Need Food Bank is able to continue supplying its clients

Discussing needed repairs after a car crashed through the front of the food bank. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Fraser Health assuring parents in-person classes are safe. (The News files)

Low attendance prompts assurance from Fraser Health that schools are safe

Schools in SD42 recorded absenteeism more than 10 per cent higher than historical average

Fraser Health assuring parents in-person classes are safe. (The News files)
Sandi Thiessen got some photographs of a beaver during a walk along the dikes last Thursday, Jan.13. (Sandi Thiessen/Special to The News))

Busy beaver captured on camera along Maple Ridge dike

Walking group formed for those aged 55 and older as a social activity during pandemic

Sandi Thiessen got some photographs of a beaver during a walk along the dikes last Thursday, Jan.13. (Sandi Thiessen/Special to The News))
A BC Emergency Health Services air ambulance crew responded to a drowning incident in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Sunday. (File photo)

UPDATE: Scuba diver suffers fatal heart attack at Maple Ridge lake

Air ambulance called for man in cardiac arrest in Golden Ears park

A BC Emergency Health Services air ambulance crew responded to a drowning incident in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Sunday. (File photo)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
The Paws for Hope Animal Foundation is a Maple Ridge organization that received gaming grant funds. (Paws for Hope Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge groups given gaming grants

Under the Tree Childcare Centre gets $171,000 for renos

The Paws for Hope Animal Foundation is a Maple Ridge organization that received gaming grant funds. (Paws for Hope Facebook/Special to The News)
The Keg in Maple Ridge is a part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. (The Keg/Special to The News)
The Keg in Maple Ridge is a part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. (The Keg/Special to The News)
Mark Vosper with the Chamber of Commerce. (Special to The News)
Mark Vosper with the Chamber of Commerce. (Special to The News)
The stabbing victim, who was in the ambulance when this photo was taken, was transported to Royal Columbian Hospital. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

Stabbing in Pitt Meadows on Sunday morning

Man taken to hospital in serious condition

The stabbing victim, who was in the ambulance when this photo was taken, was transported to Royal Columbian Hospital. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
The Pitt Meadows Museum has revised COVID-19 protocols for 2022. (The NEWS/files)

Vaccine passports now necessary to enter Pitt Meadows Museum

New COVID protocols in place at museum for protection against Omicron variant

The Pitt Meadows Museum has revised COVID-19 protocols for 2022. (The NEWS/files)
The January 30 performance by Rainbow Dance Theatre, Ilumidance, has been postponed. (The ACT Arts Centre/Special to The News)
The January 30 performance by Rainbow Dance Theatre, Ilumidance, has been postponed. (The ACT Arts Centre/Special to The News)