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A family of geese wandered through the beach area of Whonnock Lake recently. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Whonnock Lake visitors marvel at cute goslings

Defecating fowl can also bring with them potential issues for Maple Ridge park

New mural at Glenwood Elementary School designed by Jillian Currie. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge school to unveil new mural

Grizzly bear mural to be unveiled on National Indigenous Peoples Day

The vigil will be held on the grounds of Holy Spirit Anglican Church in Whonnock. (Google Maps/Special to The News)

Bells will be tolling in Maple Ridge for victims of former residential school

The bells at Holy Spirit Anglican Church will toll 215 times on Monday, June 21

Grant De Patie. (The News files)

Virtual sit-in in memory of Maple Ridge gas attendant killed in 2005

Protest for stronger safety protections for late-night workers

Grant De Patie. (The News files)
Maple Ridge author Tiffany-Ann Bottcher is one of 21 authors whose real-life stories are featured in the new book Women in Business in a Changing World. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge author shares real-life story to inspire women in business

Tiffany-Ann Bottcher, is a long-time Maple Ridge resident, a full-time business coach and blogger

Maple Ridge author Tiffany-Ann Bottcher is one of 21 authors whose real-life stories are featured in the new book Women in Business in a Changing World. (Special to The News)
Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room asks people to leave wild animals in the wild

Amber Quiring says people who think they’re helping are actually doing more harm than good

Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A fawn separated from his mother by a well-meaning homeowner in Maple Ridge is a cautionary tale, say Conservation officers and staff at Langley’s Critter Care wildlife sanctuary. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A fawn separated from his mother by a well-meaning homeowner in Maple Ridge is a cautionary tale, say Conservation officers and staff at Langley’s Critter Care wildlife sanctuary. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Bryan Hutton, left, owner of Canadian Tire Maple Ridge, the gold sponsor, passes a cheque for $15,000 to Maple Ridge resident Mae Santiago-Shupe, this years winner of the Rotary Duck Race, with Clint Callison, president of the Rotary Club of Meadow Ridge. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge resident wins Rotary Duck Race grand prize

Thousands raised for local youth, seniors groups and organizations – but less than in previous years

Bryan Hutton, left, owner of Canadian Tire Maple Ridge, the gold sponsor, passes a cheque for $15,000 to Maple Ridge resident Mae Santiago-Shupe, this years winner of the Rotary Duck Race, with Clint Callison, president of the Rotary Club of Meadow Ridge. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge council is considering the next 147 townhomes at the Provenance development. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Maple Ridge council is considering the next 147 townhomes at the Provenance development. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The red circle is where Wednesday morning’s earthquake originated from. (Google Maps - Volcano Discovery.com)

Magnitude 2.1 earthquake rumbles Ridge

Wednesday afternoon’s quake epi-centre was 11 km north-east of Maple Ridge

The red circle is where Wednesday morning’s earthquake originated from. (Google Maps - Volcano Discovery.com)
Ridge Meadows RCMP gather on Patrick Road north of McDonald Road in Pitt Meadows Thursday. (Colleen Flanagan - The News)

VIDEO: Sudden death leads to large police presence in Pitt Meadows

RCMP, ambulance and a police helicopter circled a property at Patrick Road and McDonald Road

Ridge Meadows RCMP gather on Patrick Road north of McDonald Road in Pitt Meadows Thursday. (Colleen Flanagan - The News)
The BC Centre for Disease Control map shows the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases for the week ending June 12.

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows had increase in COVID-19 cases

BCCDC map shows case counts dropping across Greater Vancouver

The BC Centre for Disease Control map shows the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases for the week ending June 12.
Random facts is the theme of the next trivia night for the Maple Ridge Community Foundation. (Maple Ridge Community Foundation/Facebook)

Raise money for Maple Ridge with random facts

The Maple Ridge Community Foundation is holding their 17th Trivia Night on June 24

Random facts is the theme of the next trivia night for the Maple Ridge Community Foundation. (Maple Ridge Community Foundation/Facebook)
Ridge Meadows RCMP held a torch run event at MRSS to support Special Olympics. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP hold Special Olympics Torch Run

Officers joined by two Special Olympians for annual fundraiser

Ridge Meadows RCMP held a torch run event at MRSS to support Special Olympics. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Former ARMS president Geoff Clayton told councillors that Maple Ridge city hall has a legacy of protecting the Alouette River. (Special to The News)

ARMS, Katzie, public blast riverfront subdivision plan

Public hearing for opposes development on South Alouette River

Former ARMS president Geoff Clayton told councillors that Maple Ridge city hall has a legacy of protecting the Alouette River. (Special to The News)
The BC SPCA Lock-In For Love raising money for animals in need of a new home. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge Branch/Facebook)

Lock-In raising money for the Maple Ridge SPCA

The BC SPCA Lock-In For Love ends June 24

The BC SPCA Lock-In For Love raising money for animals in need of a new home. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge Branch/Facebook)
Ridge Meadows RCMP seized drugs, cash and guns from a house on Lougheed Highway and 221 Street. (Special to The News)

RCMP seize drugs, cash and guns from Maple Ridge house

Items were recovered after search warrant executed on Lougheed Highway home June 11

Ridge Meadows RCMP seized drugs, cash and guns from a house on Lougheed Highway and 221 Street. (Special to The News)
Executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank Mary Robson with Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods. (The News files)

Save-On-Foods 4th annual campaign for Maple Ridge food bank starts Thursday, June 17

50 per cent of net proceeds from Western Family brand to be donated

Executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank Mary Robson with Darrell Jones, president of Save-On-Foods. (The News files)
A white bicycle marks the intersection where Dillan Fernando was killed in Pitt Meadows on May 15. (Special to The News)

Family of cyclist killed in Pitt Meadows raising money for Sri Lankan tech centre in his honour

Computer hub would give underprivileged children access to equipment they can not afford

A white bicycle marks the intersection where Dillan Fernando was killed in Pitt Meadows on May 15. (Special to The News)
An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.

Air traffic at Pitt Meadows Airport returning in line with post-pandemic travel

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.