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Flori Chaykowski, executive director of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association, left, and Dave Sheppard with Haney Appliance and Sound draw receipts for the BIA’s Win Your Wish contest last year. (The News files)

Maple Ridge BIA Win Your Wish kicks off

10th annual event runs until midnight Saturday, Dec. 31

Flori Chaykowski, executive director of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association, left, and Dave Sheppard with Haney Appliance and Sound draw receipts for the BIA’s Win Your Wish contest last year. (The News files)
Christmas Haven volunteers Corisa Bell and Alyson Cuthbertson. (Facebook)

Christmas Haven returns to Maple Ridge with Dec. 24 celebration

Back in-person, to make sure nobody has to spend Christmas Eve alone

Christmas Haven volunteers Corisa Bell and Alyson Cuthbertson. (Facebook)
Salvation Army executive director David Macpherson announced plans to construct a new local shelter at the 2022 Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Salvation Army announces new shelter serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

The new 100-bed facility is expected to be completed by 2027

Salvation Army executive director David Macpherson announced plans to construct a new local shelter at the 2022 Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)

Homicide investigation underway in Maple Ridge

A body has been found in a vehicle fire in the 14300 block of 256 Street

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)
Sherie Greenwood with her painting from last year’s show called Waiting for Winter. (Vicuna Art Studio/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge art studio throws annual Winter Art Show

Vicuna Art Studio will host the event on Nov. 25 and 26

Sherie Greenwood with her painting from last year’s show called Waiting for Winter. (Vicuna Art Studio/Special to The News)
BC Hydro has a large power outage in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

UPDATE: Power restored after outage in downtown Maple Ridge

There were 1,650 homes and businesses without power

BC Hydro has a large power outage in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Beadwork that will be for sale at the Katzie Christmas Craft Fair. (Special to The News)
Beadwork that will be for sale at the Katzie Christmas Craft Fair. (Special to The News)
Ron Nims shared his personal story at the 10th annual Salvation Army Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Stories of struggle and perseverance shared at 10th annual Dignity Breakfast

Hundreds attended the Nov. 23 Salvation Army event in Pitt Meadows

Ron Nims shared his personal story at the 10th annual Salvation Army Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The MRSS choir sings during the drive-thru toy donation event. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge Secondary students doing annual toy drive

Donate new, unwrapped toys at the school office until Nov. 29

The MRSS choir sings during the drive-thru toy donation event. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Paint Star Party will be hosting an adult-only paint night event at Hammond Elementary School on Dec. 2. (Paint Star Party Facebook/Special to The News)

Adult-only paint night coming to Maple Ridge school

Hammond Elementary will be hosting the fundraising event on Dec. 2

Paint Star Party will be hosting an adult-only paint night event at Hammond Elementary School on Dec. 2. (Paint Star Party Facebook/Special to The News)
A small airplane crashed into the ditch beside one of the runways at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Plane crash at Pitt Meadows airport

A plane has crashed into a ditch by the runway, no injuries reported

A small airplane crashed into the ditch beside one of the runways at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Firefighter Amy Golsteyn, left, and firefighter Rob Solteiro will be holding out their boots on Saturday, Dec. 10, for the Friends In Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. (Special to The News)
Firefighter Amy Golsteyn, left, and firefighter Rob Solteiro will be holding out their boots on Saturday, Dec. 10, for the Friends In Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. (Special to The News)
Visitors take photos of a salmon at the Kanaka Creek fish fence. (KEEPS/Special to The News)

Spawning salmon returns continue strong in Maple Ridge rivers

Alouette River and Kanaka Creek river groups report good numbers

Visitors take photos of a salmon at the Kanaka Creek fish fence. (KEEPS/Special to The News)
The Fern Crescent residency in Maple Ridge. (City of Maple Ridge website/Special to The News)

Artist in Residence wanted for Maple Ridge

Successful applicant will live and work at the Fern Crescent residency

The Fern Crescent residency in Maple Ridge. (City of Maple Ridge website/Special to The News)
The Hive Neighbourhood Centre is holding their 12th annual winter Children’s Freecycle. (Special to The News)

Clothing Freecyle for those in need in Maple Ridge

The HIVE Neighbourhood Centre 12th annual winter event this weekend

The Hive Neighbourhood Centre is holding their 12th annual winter Children’s Freecycle. (Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Downtown Business Improvement Association receives regular complaints about ongoing property crime and vandalism. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge BIA echoes call for support for downtown property crime

Five different cases of broken windows reported to BIA in one week

The Maple Ridge Downtown Business Improvement Association receives regular complaints about ongoing property crime and vandalism. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Approximately 90 supporters showed up to the 2022 Pub Night and Silent Auction held at The Ranch on Nov. 12. (NFTRA Facebook/Special to The News)
Approximately 90 supporters showed up to the 2022 Pub Night and Silent Auction held at The Ranch on Nov. 12. (NFTRA Facebook/Special to The News)
Eric Langton Elementary School is going to be replaced. (Google Maps/Special to the News)

Province approves funds to replace Eric Langton Elementary in Maple Ridge

New school will be an environmentally friendly, seismically safe school – with more classrooms

Eric Langton Elementary School is going to be replaced. (Google Maps/Special to the News)
Carol Todd and her daughter Amanda. (Special to Black Press Media)

Man who harassed Amanda Todd may not get more jail time, says victim’s mother

Aydin Coban scheduled to return to the Netherlands this week

Carol Todd and her daughter Amanda. (Special to Black Press Media)
Maple Ridge Alliance Church is holding an event to help those suffering loss this Christmas season. (Maple Ridge Alliance Church Facebook/Special to the News)
Maple Ridge Alliance Church is holding an event to help those suffering loss this Christmas season. (Maple Ridge Alliance Church Facebook/Special to the News)