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Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says Greater Victoria School Board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)
The City of Maple Ridge is inviting residents to take part in the Community Check-In Survey. (City of Maple Ridge/Facebook)
The City of Maple Ridge is inviting residents to take part in the Community Check-In Survey. (City of Maple Ridge/Facebook)
Joan Martin turned 107-years-old Sept. 12. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge super-centenarian turns 107

Joan Martin was born Sept. 12, 1915

Joan Martin turned 107-years-old Sept. 12. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.

Chilliwack psychiatric nurse suspended after violating professional boundaries

Ashley Grittner engaged in an intimate relationship with a vulnerable former client

A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.
Although the Vancouver Giants started their regular season with a home loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds, fans at least got the opportunity to try the new plant-based menu items at the game. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Events Centre)

Plant-based food is now available at all Vancouver Giants home games

Naturally Splendid, a Pitt Meadows company, partners with Giants for 2022-23 season

Although the Vancouver Giants started their regular season with a home loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds, fans at least got the opportunity to try the new plant-based menu items at the game. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Events Centre)
Karen Redkwich is running for her first term on school board for Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Karen Redkwich is running for her first term on school board for Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Arbor Day, which emphasizes planting and protecting trees, is coming up on Sept. 28. (The News files)

Maple Ridge to celebrate Arbor Day on Sept. 28

Family activities planned in Fletcher Park

Arbor Day, which emphasizes planting and protecting trees, is coming up on Sept. 28. (The News files)
Paws for Hope Animal foundation is holding a pasta and wine fundraising event in Pitt Meadows. (Paws for Hope/Special to The News)

Pasta night for pups in Pitt Meadows

Paws for Hope Animal Foundation holding fundraiser for veterinary care for animals

Paws for Hope Animal foundation is holding a pasta and wine fundraising event in Pitt Meadows. (Paws for Hope/Special to The News)
Elmer Tippe has passed away. Born in 1933, he made a tremendous impact on country music, as a radio DJ and as a musician. He was pictured here in 2011 with his son, Rick, also a musician. (Black Press Media files)

Celebration of Life announced for Maple Ridge country music icon Elmer Tippe

Fans, friends, and family will be welcome at Burnett Church on Thursday, Oct. 6

Elmer Tippe has passed away. Born in 1933, he made a tremendous impact on country music, as a radio DJ and as a musician. He was pictured here in 2011 with his son, Rick, also a musician. (Black Press Media files)
Chelsa Meadus (Special to The News)

Meadus running for re-election in Maple Ridge

Incumbent says her team’s collaborative approach benefits the city

Chelsa Meadus (Special to The News)
The Ridge Meadows RCMP have a new Project Roundtable. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP announce Project Roundtable

‘All-hands-on-deck approach to share criminal intelligence’

The Ridge Meadows RCMP have a new Project Roundtable. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Rose Grabenhorst. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)

New public garden coming to Pitt Meadows

The Rose Grabenhorst property features about 800 rhododendrons

Rose Grabenhorst. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
According to BC Housing, renderings of a proposed project for affordable seniors housing in Maple Ridge are subject to the development review process. (BC Housing/Special to The News)
According to BC Housing, renderings of a proposed project for affordable seniors housing in Maple Ridge are subject to the development review process. (BC Housing/Special to The News)
Barry Lyster (right) speaks to mayoral candidate Dan Ruimy and other members of his A Better Maple Ridge slate about flooding issues on the North Alouette. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge streamkeeper takes candidates on tour of waterways

Jack Emberly highlights lack of environmental enforcement, flooding fears

Barry Lyster (right) speaks to mayoral candidate Dan Ruimy and other members of his A Better Maple Ridge slate about flooding issues on the North Alouette. (Special to The News)
The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)
Children at Brookside Gardens in Maple Ridge were hoping to keep a trampoline that was set up in a common area of the complex. (Special to The News)
Children at Brookside Gardens in Maple Ridge were hoping to keep a trampoline that was set up in a common area of the complex. (Special to The News)
Ryan Svendsen is a Maple Ridge city council incumbent. (Special to The News)

Svendsen running for council with Maple Ridge First slate

Career firefighter seeking a second term on city council

Ryan Svendsen is a Maple Ridge city council incumbent. (Special to The News)
Judy Dueck (Special to The News)

Veteran city councillor seeks re-election with Maple Ridge First slate

Dueck’s involvement in local politics began with school board in 1993

Judy Dueck (Special to The News)
The proposed new federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley. (Special to The News)

‘Dog’s breakfast’ new riding panned at public hearing

Commissioners acknowledge changes are needed to Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley

The proposed new federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley. (Special to The News)
Michael Van Dop, chief of Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue, hopes to lift the fire ban sometime next week. (The News)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have record-setting heat and dry-spell in September

Sept. 20 was the hottest the area has seen in more than 20 years

Michael Van Dop, chief of Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue, hopes to lift the fire ban sometime next week. (The News)
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