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City hasn't provided an approximate time of reopening yet. (Google Maps/Special to The News)

Water main break causes road closure in Maple Ridge

Repair work begins between 236 Street and 132 Avenue to Fern Crescent and 132 Avenue

City hasn't provided an approximate time of reopening yet. (Google Maps/Special to The News)
Dr. Mojdeh Sharafudin. (Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice/Special to The News)

Campaign kicking off to show doctors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows the community cares

The Division of Family Practice want residents to share notes of appreciation

Dr. Mojdeh Sharafudin. (Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice/Special to The News)
A petition has been started to get signatures for lights at Thomas Haney skate park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Petition started for lights at Maple Ridge skate park

Jordan Carlisle hoping to get 100 signatures

A petition has been started to get signatures for lights at Thomas Haney skate park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Adopt-A-Block is a volunteer-based program that encourages active community engagement and promotes proper waste disposal. (ARMS/Special to The News)

ARMS hosts Adopt-A-Block event in Maple Ridge

Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) organized an Adopt-A-Block clean-up event this week…

Adopt-A-Block is a volunteer-based program that encourages active community engagement and promotes proper waste disposal. (ARMS/Special to The News)
Drive BC webcam of Lougheed Highway near 240th Street at 8:21 a.m. The road has been closed in both directions. (DriveBC)
Drive BC webcam of Lougheed Highway near 240th Street at 8:21 a.m. The road has been closed in both directions. (DriveBC)
A Maple Ridge homeowner was charged after failing to secure bear attractants that led to bear cubs tearing apart his truck. (file)

Maple Ridge homeowner slapped with charges for not securing bear attractants

Conservation Officer warns people of consequences after bears rip apart owner’s garbage-filled truck

A Maple Ridge homeowner was charged after failing to secure bear attractants that led to bear cubs tearing apart his truck. (file)
The shelter has several animals in its care right now and are looking to find permanent homes for them. Pictured here is Eros. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge branch/Special to The News)

Adopt an animal for half price until Dec. 8 through BC SPCA Maple Ridge branch

Offer open for all branches of the SPCA except the flood-affected ones

The shelter has several animals in its care right now and are looking to find permanent homes for them. Pictured here is Eros. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge branch/Special to The News)
The society aims to raise $1,000. (Alouette River Management Society/Special to The News)

‘ARM’ed for a good cause in Maple Ridge

The society to participate in the Giving Tuesday movement on Nov. 30

The society aims to raise $1,000. (Alouette River Management Society/Special to The News)
Ken Stewart, president of the Alouette River Management Society, is worried about snow melt mixed with rain along the river. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Concerns over safety of Maple Ridge dam arise as new storm systems hit

Residents below Alouette dam want better alert system than Facebook

Ken Stewart, president of the Alouette River Management Society, is worried about snow melt mixed with rain along the river. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
COVID-19 case counts have jumped from 69 to 95 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (BC Centre for Disease Control/Special to The News)

COVID cases rise in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Province reports six new deaths, half of those in Fraser Health

COVID-19 case counts have jumped from 69 to 95 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (BC Centre for Disease Control/Special to The News)
A ribbon cutting on Nov. 26 in front of the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery, for the new RCMP detachment in Pitt Meadows. (Priyanka KetKar/The News)
A ribbon cutting on Nov. 26 in front of the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery, for the new RCMP detachment in Pitt Meadows. (Priyanka KetKar/The News)
Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man reported missing dies in car crash in Texas

Chilliwack Realtor Aaron Tschritter died in an early-morning crash on expressway in Dallas

Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)
Students in the Maple Ridge secondary Rock Band course. (Special to The News)

MRSS Rock Band kicking off GLOW in Maple Ridge

Three bands will be performing at the bandstand

Students in the Maple Ridge secondary Rock Band course. (Special to The News)
Heavy rain is forecast again. (Pixabay)

Weather warning as heavy rain due Saturday for Fraser Valley, Coquihalla Highway

Runoff from snowmelt, warming temps could flood vulnerable landscapes and infrastructure

Heavy rain is forecast again. (Pixabay)
The crash resulted in the car being engulfed in fire. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
The crash resulted in the car being engulfed in fire. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
There is another COVID-19 outbreak at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Ridge Meadows Hospital

Province reports 424 new COVID-19 cases across B.C.

There is another COVID-19 outbreak at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Image courtesy CDC)
One of the renderings of the Harris Park playground upgrade plan. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)

Harris Road Park playground closed for upgrades

City anticipates it would take four weeks till completion

One of the renderings of the Harris Park playground upgrade plan. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
A flooded property in Abbotsford along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Firsthand look at flooding and mudslide damage in Yarrow and Abbotsford

Boundary Road near No. 5 Road still flooded, properties in Yarrow and Abbotsford under water

A flooded property in Abbotsford along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The bear was tranquilized and relocated. (Kristiz Ignacz/Special to The News)

Large black bear found near Laity View Elementary relocated

The bear displayed no significant patterns or issues, confirmed Conservation Officer

The bear was tranquilized and relocated. (Kristiz Ignacz/Special to The News)
Reports of the fire came in just after 9 p.m. on Nov. 24. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to The News)
Reports of the fire came in just after 9 p.m. on Nov. 24. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to The News)