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TransLink has advised a mudslide has affected train service from Maple Ridge to Mission. (The News files)

Mudslide halts West Coast Express service from Maple Ridge to Mission

Bus service available for those travelling east of Maple Meadows

TransLink has advised a mudslide has affected train service from Maple Ridge to Mission. (The News files)
Ridge Meadows RCMP. (Special to The News)

UPDATE: Ridge Meadows RCMP locates missing 12-year-old

Was last seen at 8 a.m. on Dec. 1 walking away from school

Ridge Meadows RCMP. (Special to The News)
Volunteers filling sand bags for flood protection in Maple Ridge Park. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge prepares for potential flooding

Volunteers filling sand bags at Maple Ridge Park, city on alert

Volunteers filling sand bags for flood protection in Maple Ridge Park. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)

Charges laid in death of cyclist in Maple Ridge last year

Mission man faces charge after woman struck while cycling on Lougheed

Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)
The screening of <em>A Christmas Story</em> takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
The screening of A Miracle on 34th Street takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Cineplex Pitt Meadows screening of holiday classic for seniors only

By donation festive event hosted by Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network

The screening of <em>A Christmas Story</em> takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
The screening of A Miracle on 34th Street takes place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Kestin Webster with his new AirPods courtesy of Whonnock Roofing. (Special to The News)
Kestin Webster with his new AirPods courtesy of Whonnock Roofing. (Special to The News)
132nd closed at Equi Sports Centre. (Neil Corbett/Special to The News)

Flood impact: Which roads are closed in Maple Ridge?

City of Maple Ridge saw heavy rains overnight leading to some neighbourhoods…

132nd closed at Equi Sports Centre. (Neil Corbett/Special to The News)
Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will both see another 20 to 40 millimetres of rain today. (Pixabay)

Heavy rains will continue to pour on Lower Mainland today, Dec. 1

Another 20 to 40 mm can be expected before it tapers of by evening

Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will both see another 20 to 40 millimetres of rain today. (Pixabay)
Flooding in the barn at the Albion Fairgrounds on Monday Nov. 15. (Special to The News)
Flooding in the barn at the Albion Fairgrounds on Monday Nov. 15. (Special to The News)
Firefighters train at the Justice Institute of BC campus in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Giving Tuesday: JIBC raising money for virtual reality technolgy to train students

Maple Ridge campus provides hands-on firefighting practice and training

Firefighters train at the Justice Institute of BC campus in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
A watermain break caused the road to wash out on 236th Street. (Special to The News)
A watermain break caused the road to wash out on 236th Street. (Special to The News)
SD42 deferred field trips and sporting events until after Dec. 14 to eliminate non-essential travel. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows school district limits travel to support provincial emergency measures

Field trips and sporting events are deferred, staff encouraged to work from home

SD42 deferred field trips and sporting events until after Dec. 14 to eliminate non-essential travel. (The News files)
Yennadon Grade 7 students from left, Simran Naicker, Anna Jordison, Violet Forgie, and Finley Ramage, roll coins after the school’s Flood the Valley With Care fundraiser. (Special to The News)

Students at Maple Ridge school raise thousands for flood victims

Yennadon students also raising money for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society

Yennadon Grade 7 students from left, Simran Naicker, Anna Jordison, Violet Forgie, and Finley Ramage, roll coins after the school’s Flood the Valley With Care fundraiser. (Special to The News)
The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

SPCA’s Maple Ridge branch seeking home for dog found in Abbotsford

The dog was brought from the Chilliwack branch due to flooding

The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
City hall is asking residents in the shaded areas to ensure they have an emergency plan, and take steps to protect pets and valuable property should an evacuation be required. (Special to The News)

City of Maple Ridge wants residents ready to evacuate

Flood risk for properties along North and South Alouette Rivers

City hall is asking residents in the shaded areas to ensure they have an emergency plan, and take steps to protect pets and valuable property should an evacuation be required. (Special to The News)
Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank. (The News/files)

BCLC raising money for Maple Ridge food bank

Purchase local gift cards, bid on silent auction

Mary Robson, executive director of the Friends In Need Food Bank. (The News/files)
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)

Quesnel pulp mill to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues

Around 220 employees have been temporarily laid off at two West Fraser pulp mills

Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)
RCMP on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Police watchdog says RCMP acted correctly in fatal shooting of Chilliwack man

A long standoff with a ‘distraught’ man ended with his death shortly after midnight on May 23, 2020

RCMP on the scene of a police incident involving shots fired on May 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Rainstorm will begin on B.C.’s south coast in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, then will hit the Fraser Valley by Tuesday night. (Shane MacKichan photo.)
Rainstorm will begin on B.C.’s south coast in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, then will hit the Fraser Valley by Tuesday night. (Shane MacKichan photo.)