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Johnnie Day is running for school board in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Johnnie Day is running for school board in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
There were 158 donors this year who raised $17,025 in online donations. (The News files)
There were 158 donors this year who raised $17,025 in online donations. (The News files)
Mail-in ballots are available at City Hall. (The News files)
Mail-in ballots are available at City Hall. (The News files)
Maple Ridge has remained under a total fire ban since Aug. 4 due to the rising numbers of wildfires in close proximity to the city. (Black Press Media file)

Campfire ban lifted for much of Metro Vancouver but not for Maple Ridge

50 wildfires still remain active in the Coastal Fire Centre

Maple Ridge has remained under a total fire ban since Aug. 4 due to the rising numbers of wildfires in close proximity to the city. (Black Press Media file)
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
Tim Horton’s smile cookies can be purchased inside select restaurants or ordered through the Tim Hortons mobile app for delivery, with all proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (BC Children’s Hospital/Special to The News)

Tim Hortons launches its 26th annual smile cookie campaign

100% of smile cookie proceeds until Sept. 25 will go to BC Children’s Hospital

Tim Horton’s smile cookies can be purchased inside select restaurants or ordered through the Tim Hortons mobile app for delivery, with all proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (BC Children’s Hospital/Special to The News)
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
Brian Dominick is running as a Maple Ridge candidate for school board. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge school board candidate wants a better educational plan for students

Brian Dominick is running under the elector organization ParentsVoice BC

Brian Dominick is running as a Maple Ridge candidate for school board. (Special to The News)
Sandra Taylor, owner of Westgate Flower Garden, will be hosting an online class to make flower arrangements to donate to local community groups. (Special to The News)

A Maple Ridge florist is hoping to make people smile

Sandra Taylor of Westgate Flower Garden participating in Teleflora’s Make Someone Smile Week

Sandra Taylor, owner of Westgate Flower Garden, will be hosting an online class to make flower arrangements to donate to local community groups. (Special to The News)
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
(The News files)

Maple Ridge’s slates spar over housing issues

Teams headed by Ruimy and Morden talk about affordable housing, development

(The News files)
Gwen O’Connell (Special to The News)

O’Connell will run for Pitt Meadows council again

Longest-serving politician was first elected to city hall in 1993

Gwen O’Connell (Special to The News)
Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words “Stay Strong” in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Sentencing hearing delayed for harasser of B.C. teen Amanda Todd

B.C. jury convicted Aydin Coban last month on multiple charges

Carol Todd holds a photograph of her late daughter Amanda Todd signed by U.S. singer Demi Lovato with the words “Stay Strong” in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on Sunday October 5, 2013. The Dutch man accused of extorting and harassing British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd more than a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A boater on the North Alouette River. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge conservation group hosts Rivers Day event

Alouette River Management Society needs volunteers for Sept. 25

A boater on the North Alouette River. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Maple Ridge was one of only two municipalities to not reach a double digit increase in municipal per-person spending from 2009-2019, with the other area being the City of North Vancouver. (Pixabay - Jarmoluk/The News)

Study says Maple Ridge has least growth in municipal spending in Metro Vancouver

Fraser Institute report puts Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge among lowest municipal revenue

Maple Ridge was one of only two municipalities to not reach a double digit increase in municipal per-person spending from 2009-2019, with the other area being the City of North Vancouver. (Pixabay - Jarmoluk/The News)
Elaine Yamamoto is running for a second term for school board in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News0
Elaine Yamamoto is running for a second term for school board in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News0
Police investigators are at the scene of a shooting at 227th Street and Lee Avenue in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)

UPDATE: Shooting in Maple Ridge on Sunday night

Victim seriously injured, RCMP ask public for dash cam and other video

Police investigators are at the scene of a shooting at 227th Street and Lee Avenue in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Yvonne Desabrais is seeking her first term on school board. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge school board candidate proud of Cree, Metis roots

Aboriginal support worker, Yvonne Desabrais, wants to address gaps in the system

Yvonne Desabrais is seeking her first term on school board. (Special to The News)
Rajinder Chhina (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge teacher and entrepreneur running for city council

Chhina pledges to donate first year’s salary to local non-profits if elected

Rajinder Chhina (Special to The News)
A wreath laying ceremony will be taking place at the Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II. (Special to The News)

Late queen to be honoured at Maple Ridge legion

A wreath laying ceremony will take place on Monday, Sept. 19

A wreath laying ceremony will be taking place at the Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II. (Special to The News)
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