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Sewer system work downtown will cause traffic delays on Lougheed Highway. (Google/Special to the News)

Lane closures coming on Lougheed Highway through Maple Ridge

Single lane traffic both east and westbound between 224th and 223rd Streets

Sewer system work downtown will cause traffic delays on Lougheed Highway. (Google/Special to the News)
With its GivingTuesday campaign, ARMS is asking for financial support of its conservation efforts. (ARMS Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge salmon group joins in global campaign

Alouette River Management Society taking part in GivingTuesday fundraiser

With its GivingTuesday campaign, ARMS is asking for financial support of its conservation efforts. (ARMS Facebook/Special to The News)
Emmy Wang, to the immediate left of Premier David Eby, and Malia Mercado, left of her, are two Maple Ridge women on the province’s Young Leader’s Counci. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge members of Young Leaders Council meet premier

‘We are living through the impacts of climate change and COVID-19’

Emmy Wang, to the immediate left of Premier David Eby, and Malia Mercado, left of her, are two Maple Ridge women on the province’s Young Leader’s Counci. (Special to The News)
This Pitt Meadows home located at 12295 Bonson Rd. put up an impressive Christmas display last year. (Special to The News)

Light displays are popping up around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Submit impressive local holiday decorations to be included in annual list

This Pitt Meadows home located at 12295 Bonson Rd. put up an impressive Christmas display last year. (Special to The News)
The Downtown Maple Ridge BIA is offering Christmas gift wrapping for donations to the food bank. (Downtown Maple Ridge BIA/Special to The News)

Downtown Maple Ridge BIA offering holiday gift wrapping for a good cause

The service is being offered to raise money for the Friends In Need Food Bank

The Downtown Maple Ridge BIA is offering Christmas gift wrapping for donations to the food bank. (Downtown Maple Ridge BIA/Special to The News)
Collections boxes for socks for those in need have been placed around town. (The News files)
Collections boxes for socks for those in need have been placed around town. (The News files)
Flori Chaykowski, executive director of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association, left, and Dave Sheppard with Haney Appliance and Sound draw receipts for the BIA’s Win Your Wish contest last year. (The News files)

Maple Ridge BIA Win Your Wish kicks off

10th annual event runs until midnight Saturday, Dec. 31

Flori Chaykowski, executive director of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association, left, and Dave Sheppard with Haney Appliance and Sound draw receipts for the BIA’s Win Your Wish contest last year. (The News files)
Christmas Haven volunteers Corisa Bell and Alyson Cuthbertson. (Facebook)

Christmas Haven returns to Maple Ridge with Dec. 24 celebration

Back in-person, to make sure nobody has to spend Christmas Eve alone

Christmas Haven volunteers Corisa Bell and Alyson Cuthbertson. (Facebook)
Salvation Army executive director David Macpherson announced plans to construct a new local shelter at the 2022 Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Salvation Army announces new shelter serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

The new 100-bed facility is expected to be completed by 2027

Salvation Army executive director David Macpherson announced plans to construct a new local shelter at the 2022 Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)

Homicide investigation underway in Maple Ridge

A body has been found in a vehicle fire in the 14300 block of 256 Street

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)
Sherie Greenwood with her painting from last year’s show called Waiting for Winter. (Vicuna Art Studio/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge art studio throws annual Winter Art Show

Vicuna Art Studio will host the event on Nov. 25 and 26

Sherie Greenwood with her painting from last year’s show called Waiting for Winter. (Vicuna Art Studio/Special to The News)
BC Hydro has a large power outage in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

UPDATE: Power restored after outage in downtown Maple Ridge

There were 1,650 homes and businesses without power

BC Hydro has a large power outage in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Beadwork that will be for sale at the Katzie Christmas Craft Fair. (Special to The News)
Beadwork that will be for sale at the Katzie Christmas Craft Fair. (Special to The News)
Ron Nims shared his personal story at the 10th annual Salvation Army Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Stories of struggle and perseverance shared at 10th annual Dignity Breakfast

Hundreds attended the Nov. 23 Salvation Army event in Pitt Meadows

Ron Nims shared his personal story at the 10th annual Salvation Army Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The MRSS choir sings during the drive-thru toy donation event. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge Secondary students doing annual toy drive

Donate new, unwrapped toys at the school office until Nov. 29

The MRSS choir sings during the drive-thru toy donation event. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Paint Star Party will be hosting an adult-only paint night event at Hammond Elementary School on Dec. 2. (Paint Star Party Facebook/Special to The News)

Adult-only paint night coming to Maple Ridge school

Hammond Elementary will be hosting the fundraising event on Dec. 2

Paint Star Party will be hosting an adult-only paint night event at Hammond Elementary School on Dec. 2. (Paint Star Party Facebook/Special to The News)
A small airplane crashed into the ditch beside one of the runways at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Plane crash at Pitt Meadows airport

A plane has crashed into a ditch by the runway, no injuries reported

A small airplane crashed into the ditch beside one of the runways at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Firefighter Amy Golsteyn, left, and firefighter Rob Solteiro will be holding out their boots on Saturday, Dec. 10, for the Friends In Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. (Special to The News)
Firefighter Amy Golsteyn, left, and firefighter Rob Solteiro will be holding out their boots on Saturday, Dec. 10, for the Friends In Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. (Special to The News)
Visitors take photos of a salmon at the Kanaka Creek fish fence. (KEEPS/Special to The News)

Spawning salmon returns continue strong in Maple Ridge rivers

Alouette River and Kanaka Creek river groups report good numbers

Visitors take photos of a salmon at the Kanaka Creek fish fence. (KEEPS/Special to The News)
The Fern Crescent residency in Maple Ridge. (City of Maple Ridge website/Special to The News)

Artist in Residence wanted for Maple Ridge

Successful applicant will live and work at the Fern Crescent residency

The Fern Crescent residency in Maple Ridge. (City of Maple Ridge website/Special to The News)