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Residential assessments are up almost six per cent across Maple Ridge. In Silver Valley, seen here, they rose on average 3.7 per cent. (Google)

Assessments rise in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Whonnock, Ruskin among neighbourhoods with largest increases

Residential assessments are up almost six per cent across Maple Ridge. In Silver Valley, seen here, they rose on average 3.7 per cent. (Google)
Heavy rain is forecast in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Tuesday night. (Pixabay)

Rainfall warning for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Environment Canada forecasts 60 mm by Tuesday evening

Heavy rain is forecast in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Tuesday night. (Pixabay)
The Maple Ridge Fire Department is holding a virtual Fill the Boot drive in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. (The News files)
The Maple Ridge Fire Department is holding a virtual Fill the Boot drive in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. (The News files)
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Woman sings Christmas song in Golden Ears Provincial Park to delight of onlookers
Downtown Maple Ridge BIA Win Your Wish contest
Archer Reid was the Ridge Meadows Hospital New Year baby
Polar Plunge Alouette Lake
CP’s proposed logistics yard would be in the fields just across the tracks from its intermodal yard in Pitt Meadows. (Google)

Opponents of CP Rail’s logistics yard rally support in Pitt Meadows

Deadline is Jan. 15 for feedback in first public consultation

CP’s proposed logistics yard would be in the fields just across the tracks from its intermodal yard in Pitt Meadows. (Google)
The process will include a review of all the city’s parks, recreation, arts and cultural facilities.. (The News files)
The process will include a review of all the city’s parks, recreation, arts and cultural facilities.. (The News files)
The COVID-19 vaccines are being given to long-term care residents and staff in the Fraser Health Authority. (Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

Relieved that mom got COVID-19 vaccine in Maple Ridge care home

Residents and staff of Ballie House, where there is an outbreak, got their shots

The COVID-19 vaccines are being given to long-term care residents and staff in the Fraser Health Authority. (Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)
COVID-19 (Pixabay)

COVID-19 outbreak over at Holyrood Manor in Maple Ridge

Staff member at long-term care facility tested positive in November

COVID-19 (Pixabay)
The only identifying mark on the lost urn is the initials B.J. carved into its base. (Chilliwack RCMP)

RCMP look for custodian of urn left at Chilliwack bus stop

Someone found the urn in late November and turned it over to police

The only identifying mark on the lost urn is the initials B.J. carved into its base. (Chilliwack RCMP)
Cannabis for sale in the retail market. (Black Press files)

Lack of retail cannabis fuels the black market, say store owners

Cities such as Pitt Meadows not allowing cannabis stores two years after legalization

Cannabis for sale in the retail market. (Black Press files)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

Update: Family of 4 killed in Alberta helicopter crash

RCMP responded to emergency signal in rural county, found crashed helicopter, no survivors

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)
BCNDP Leader John Horgan with incumbent candidates for Maple Ridge-Mission Bob D’Eith and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Lisa Beare in Maple Ridge for a child care announcement. (Neil Corbett/The News)

REFLECTIONS 2020: New Pitt Meadows secondary was promised in October election

NDP victory in provincial election should mean new school, as two NDP MLAs returned

BCNDP Leader John Horgan with incumbent candidates for Maple Ridge-Mission Bob D’Eith and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Lisa Beare in Maple Ridge for a child care announcement. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Rachel and Ryan Neufeld plunged into Alouette Lake for the New Year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Welcoming the New Year at Alouette Lake in Maple Ridge

Handfuls of people plunged into the water on New Year’s Day in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Rachel and Ryan Neufeld plunged into Alouette Lake for the New Year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A crane was required to move the new MRI machine into place at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Fraser Health/Special to The News)

REFLECTIONS 2020: Health care in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows gets a boost

2020 saw arrival of MRI machine, The Foundry, and new Urgent and Primary Care Centre

A crane was required to move the new MRI machine into place at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Fraser Health/Special to The News)
Sean Blackman came all the way from Vancouver to see the new Maple Ridge Leisure Centre pool. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

REFLECTIONS 2020: Maple Ridge’s new pool reopened after two years

An aquatic centre and other facilities will be back on council’s agenda in 2021

Sean Blackman came all the way from Vancouver to see the new Maple Ridge Leisure Centre pool. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Photo collage of loved ones lost to substance use and overdose. It was one of the images used in a movie and panel discussion in Maple Ridge in February by the group Moms Stop The Harm – a network of mothers and families whose loved ones have died from substance use. (THE NEWS – files)

REFLECTIONS 2020: Drug overdose epidemic made worse by pandemic

Ridge Meadows RCMP, Alouette addictions issued warnings about toxic drug supply

Photo collage of loved ones lost to substance use and overdose. It was one of the images used in a movie and panel discussion in Maple Ridge in February by the group Moms Stop The Harm – a network of mothers and families whose loved ones have died from substance use. (THE NEWS – files)
Dr. Nageswara Kolla and Treena Innes of the Division of Family Practice at his new clinic which is found in the Brickwater building at 11893 227th St. (Special to The News)

More family doctors taking patients in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

Three new physicians and two nurse practitioners recruited to community

Dr. Nageswara Kolla and Treena Innes of the Division of Family Practice at his new clinic which is found in the Brickwater building at 11893 227th St. (Special to The News)
COVID-19 (Pixabay)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Ridge Meadows Hospital

Hospital remains fully operational, two patients have tested positive

COVID-19 (Pixabay)
There was obvious extensive damage at the Art Infiniti Hotel in Maple Ridge. Firefighters were on scene at about 4 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. (Neil Corbett/The News)
There was obvious extensive damage at the Art Infiniti Hotel in Maple Ridge. Firefighters were on scene at about 4 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Maple Ridge city hall.

Maple Ridge hosts virtual hackathon

‘We will continue our city’s digital transformation’

  • Dec 31, 2020
Maple Ridge city hall.
Donors hang socks, gloves and other warming items on the sock tree. (Special to The News)

Whonnock’s sock tree still available for donations

Warm donations will be given to those in need in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Donors hang socks, gloves and other warming items on the sock tree. (Special to The News)