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(Special to The News)

Childrens camps in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on Monday

Activities for children as schools close for day of mourning

(Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will remain open during the new Sept. 19 holiday for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, operating at their standard holiday hours. (The News)

No curbside recycling pickup for Maple Ridge residents this Saturday

The new federal holiday for Queen Elizabeth II pauses curbside pickup until Sept. 26

The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will remain open during the new Sept. 19 holiday for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, operating at their standard holiday hours. (The News)
Langley Regional Airport, along with Pitt Meadows and Fort Langley Airport, are seeing the resumption of services for cross-border travellers as of Friday, Sept. 16. (Langley Advance Times files)

Border guards return to Langley, Pitt Meadows Airports

The return of CBSA officers allows for regular cross-border flights

Langley Regional Airport, along with Pitt Meadows and Fort Langley Airport, are seeing the resumption of services for cross-border travellers as of Friday, Sept. 16. (Langley Advance Times files)
Rebecca Stiles (Special to The News)

Downtown bakery owner running for Maple Ridge council

Stiles has ideas about reducing homelessness, creating walkable ‘village’ downtown

Rebecca Stiles (Special to The News)
There will be no school on Monday, Sept. 19. (The News files)
There will be no school on Monday, Sept. 19. (The News files)
Bhupinder Johar (Special to The News)

Longtime Maple Ridge veterinarian running for city council

Johar says city roads, recreation, businesses not keeping pace with population growth

Bhupinder Johar (Special to The News)
Author and journalist Gwynne Dyer is speaking about climate change at the Maple Ridge Public Library. (Cirone-Musi/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge library will host free lecture about climate change solutions

Author and journalist Gwynne Dyer to speak during Climate Action Week

Author and journalist Gwynne Dyer is speaking about climate change at the Maple Ridge Public Library. (Cirone-Musi/Special to The News)
Diabetes Canada reports that 11 million Canadians suffer from diabetes or prediabetes and can benefit from the good done by their curbside drop-off clothing donation events. (The News)

Drive-thru clothing donation event in Pitt Meadows this weekend

Donations will be accepted Saturday morning with all proceeds going to Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada reports that 11 million Canadians suffer from diabetes or prediabetes and can benefit from the good done by their curbside drop-off clothing donation events. (The News)
Flags are flying at half mast as the nation mourns Queen Elizabeth II. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

City halls closed in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows on Monday

Offices will close to observe National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II

Flags are flying at half mast as the nation mourns Queen Elizabeth II. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Audrey Warren, 7, and brothers Bennett, 4, and Nolan, 8, leave a box of free pet treats at the dog park behind Planet Ice in honour of their uncle Trent Edward Gibney for Suicide Prevention Month. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge family using kindness to destigmatize mental health in honour of loved one

Boxes of free pet treats left at parks to spark conversation about suicide and mental health

Audrey Warren, 7, and brothers Bennett, 4, and Nolan, 8, leave a box of free pet treats at the dog park behind Planet Ice in honour of their uncle Trent Edward Gibney for Suicide Prevention Month. (Special to The News)
Total drug overdose deaths in B.C. from January to July have increased from 1,272 in 2021 to 1,297 in 2022, according to the BC Coroners Service. (BCHES/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows see 25 fatal drug overdoses in 2022, so far

BC Coroners Service says Fraser North had 4th highest number of overdoses in July

Total drug overdose deaths in B.C. from January to July have increased from 1,272 in 2021 to 1,297 in 2022, according to the BC Coroners Service. (BCHES/Special to The News)
As of this morning (Sept. 15) the Flood Falls Trail wildfire is being held and is no longer considered a fire of note, according to BC Wildfire Service. (Lorraine Rafuse/Facebook)

Flood Falls Trail wildfire no longer out of control according to BC Wildfire Service

BC Wildfires Service says that the Hope wildfire is held and no longer a fire of note

As of this morning (Sept. 15) the Flood Falls Trail wildfire is being held and is no longer considered a fire of note, according to BC Wildfire Service. (Lorraine Rafuse/Facebook)
Maple Ridge city hall. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Mayor candidate would turn Maple Ridge into ‘entertainment mecca’

Local entrepreneur Blackstone one of five running for mayor

Maple Ridge city hall. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Nicole MacDonald served four years as a Pitt Meadows councillor before becoming the mayor-elect. (Nicole MacDonald Facebook/Special to The News)

Nicole MacDonald brings fresh perspective as new Pitt Meadows mayor

MacDonald is 1 of 37 B.C. mayors who won by acclamation ahead of voting

Nicole MacDonald served four years as a Pitt Meadows councillor before becoming the mayor-elect. (Nicole MacDonald Facebook/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge First held a launch event on Sept. 8. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge First team holds launch event

Elector organization backs incumbents mayor Morden and three councillors

Maple Ridge First held a launch event on Sept. 8. (Special to The News)
The Terry Fox Run will be virtual again this year. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Terry Fox Run virtual again this year

No organizer could be found for the 42nd annual event

The Terry Fox Run will be virtual again this year. (The News files)
Ginna Berg, executive director of the Fraser River Indigenous Society, front, along with Rachel Simons, left, Mia Harry, center, and Glenda Morin, shows off orange T-shirts the society is selling before National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Sept. 30. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Orange shirts for sale for in Maple Ridge for upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Day

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will take place Friday, Sept. 30

Ginna Berg, executive director of the Fraser River Indigenous Society, front, along with Rachel Simons, left, Mia Harry, center, and Glenda Morin, shows off orange T-shirts the society is selling before National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, Sept. 30. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Darleen Bernard is running for Mayor of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge mayoralty candidate favours less density in development

Retired nurse Darleen Bernard seeks mayor’s chair

Darleen Bernard is running for Mayor of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Election signage on the Lougheed Highway for the Maple Ridge First slate. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge council candidates cry foul over slate’s advertising

Election chief says no rules have been broken by Maple Ridge First

Election signage on the Lougheed Highway for the Maple Ridge First slate. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Maple Ridge city councillor Ahmed Yousef nominated the Friends In Need Food Bank for the Fortis BC Community Giving Awards. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge food bank receives $15,000 from FortisBC

Money to go towards Friends In Need Food Bank school meal and snack program

Maple Ridge city councillor Ahmed Yousef nominated the Friends In Need Food Bank for the Fortis BC Community Giving Awards. (Special to The News)
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