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A body was discovered in a burnt-out truck in Maple Ridge early Saturday, Sept. 25. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Body found in burnt-out pickup truck in Maple Ridge

Homicide investigators called in

Geoff Dunsire, left, received a kidney from donor Debi Pearce. (The News files)

Women’s AM meetings to resume after COVID hiatus

Meetings offer business women across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows a forum to build relationships

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COVID outbreak over at Chilliwack hospital and Delta care home, says Fraser Health

At same time, COVID outbreak declared Maple Ridge school after 32 people test positive

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Last year more than 500 meals were served at the annual Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Thanksgiving dinner drive-thru event. (THE NEWS files)

Turkeys needed for Thanksgiving dinner

The Salvation Army is expecting double the amount of people at this years Maple Ridge event

Last year more than 500 meals were served at the annual Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Thanksgiving dinner drive-thru event. (THE NEWS files)
The BC Centre for Disease Control map of COVID-19 cases by local health area, for the week ending Sept. 18. (Special to The News)

Covid-19 case counts drop in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

Second vaccination rate at 78 per cent for ages 12 and up

The BC Centre for Disease Control map of COVID-19 cases by local health area, for the week ending Sept. 18. (Special to The News)
Phil Klapwyk, ran as the New Democrat in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Klapwyk concedes election to Conservative rival

Pitt Meadows Maple Ridge NDP candidate thought change was in the air

Phil Klapwyk, ran as the New Democrat in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows resident, Darlene Mercer has put together the signature campaign. (Submitted/Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows resident, Darlene Mercer has put together the signature campaign. (Submitted/Special to The News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID outbreak sees 32 cases at Maple Ridge school

Maple Ridge Christian school to stay open for Grade 6 and up

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Marc Dalton and wife Marlene watch votes come in from across Canada on election night. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Final count: Dalton first with 37 per cent of vote

Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge had higher voter turnout than national average

Marc Dalton and wife Marlene watch votes come in from across Canada on election night. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Ridge Meadows RCMP conducting seatbelt and cellphone use checks. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP conducts two cell phone and seatbelt offense blitzes

25 cell phone offenses in Maple Ridge and 15 in Pitt Meadows over just two days

Ridge Meadows RCMP conducting seatbelt and cellphone use checks. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
Yin Yin Din, sister of Kyaw Din who was shot by police, speaks at a rally in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Family of Ridge Meadows RCMP shooting victim continues call for charges

Coroner’s inquest, civil action still possible in the death of Maple Ridge man

Yin Yin Din, sister of Kyaw Din who was shot by police, speaks at a rally in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Chilliwack RCMP officers at the scene of a report of shots fired at Wellington Avenue and Main Street shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: RCMP Emergency Response Team respond to shots fired in downtown Chilliwack

One man in custody after ERT officers broke in to the room where a suspect was hiding

Chilliwack RCMP officers at the scene of a report of shots fired at Wellington Avenue and Main Street shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are asking for more witnesses to come forward after an assault on Sept. 23. (Special to The News)

Gun thrown in dumpster after assault in Maple Ridge

Police still looking for one suspect, asking for more witnesses

Ridge Meadows RCMP are asking for more witnesses to come forward after an assault on Sept. 23. (Special to The News)
Signs rwent up in July about the removal of two westerly docks at the park. (Special to The News)

One dock removed, one to go at Pitt Meadows park

Katzie First Nation IR#1 dock also in a “serious state of disrepair”

Signs rwent up in July about the removal of two westerly docks at the park. (Special to The News)
Terry Fox Run was held virtually on Sept. 19, 2021. (Terry Fox Foundation/Facebook)
Terry Fox Run was held virtually on Sept. 19, 2021. (Terry Fox Foundation/Facebook)
The Silver Valley Gathering Place will cost almost $1.5 million. (Special to The News)

Tire shop donates to Maple Ridge city project

Kal Tire will provide soft landings at Silver Valley Gathering Place parkour course

The Silver Valley Gathering Place will cost almost $1.5 million. (Special to The News)
Rail Safety week in full swing from Sept. 20 to 26 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP and partners issue 39 tickets in a day

Enforcement part of joint operation for rail safety week

Rail Safety week in full swing from Sept. 20 to 26 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
Parteek Gidda and Ashmeet Panag, Grade 12 students at Westview secondary, were just some of the student volunteers that participated in the student votes event. (SD42/Special to The News)
Parteek Gidda and Ashmeet Panag, Grade 12 students at Westview secondary, were just some of the student volunteers that participated in the student votes event. (SD42/Special to The News)
Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file