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Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a stabbing incident with two victims on Sunday evening. (Black Press files)

Two stabbed in Maple Ridge, RCMP ask for witnesses

Man seriously injured, woman also attacked in incident Sunday night

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a stabbing incident with two victims on Sunday evening. (Black Press files)
Michelle Gillespie has been painting for more than 20 years. She enjoys painting with acrylic and uses careful brushstrokes, wanting each painting to be successful. A few of her favorite subjects to paint are houses, flowers and animals. For the 2021 Spring Art Show, Gillespie painted a house in the mountains called ‘A Northern Home’ after J.E.H. MacDonald. (Vicuña Art Studio/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge art studio to hold virtual exhibition

Artist interviews, demonstrations and door prize at Vicuña Art Studio spring show

Michelle Gillespie has been painting for more than 20 years. She enjoys painting with acrylic and uses careful brushstrokes, wanting each painting to be successful. A few of her favorite subjects to paint are houses, flowers and animals. For the 2021 Spring Art Show, Gillespie painted a house in the mountains called ‘A Northern Home’ after J.E.H. MacDonald. (Vicuña Art Studio/Special to The News)
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Two fires in one day kept Pitt Meadows crews busy

Two multiple unit buildings were evacuated Saturday

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Someone reported a dead beaver floating in Pitt Lake to The Fur-Bearers, with what looks to be a bullet hole. (The Fur-Bearers/Special to The News)
Someone reported a dead beaver floating in Pitt Lake to The Fur-Bearers, with what looks to be a bullet hole. (The Fur-Bearers/Special to The News)
Metro Vancouver Parks employee deals with an illegal dumping at Blaney Bog in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty photo)

Illegal trash disposal an issue in Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows

Ecologically sensitive area sees heaps of household garbage

Metro Vancouver Parks employee deals with an illegal dumping at Blaney Bog in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty photo)
A townhouse development is proposed on Fern Crescent. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge council considers townhouses on Fern Crescent

Also a six-storey Burnett Street apartment building

A townhouse development is proposed on Fern Crescent. (Neil Corbett/The News)
April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukemia. (Facebook/April Migneault)

Maple Ridge woman runs more kms each day to raise funds for Chilliwack friend with leukemia

April Migneault ran more than 465 kms in 30 days to help raise money for Dave Corke and family

April Migneault of Maple Ridge, seen here with her running friend Hannah Baerg, has run every day in April (and also increased the distance of each run by one kilometre each day) for a total of 465 kilometres in 30 days. It’s how she chose to raise money for her friend, Dave Corke of Chilliwack, who has leukemia. (Facebook/April Migneault)
The Pitt Meadows Museum Society had to cancel this years Heritage Reunion Tea because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (The News files)
The Pitt Meadows Museum Society had to cancel this years Heritage Reunion Tea because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (The News files)
The Haney Farmers Market returns on Saturday morning. (The News files)

Haney Farmers Market returns Saturday morning

May 1 brings the first market of the year to downtown Maple Ridge

The Haney Farmers Market returns on Saturday morning. (The News files)
Dr. Michael Ungar, left, and Dr. Jody Carrington, are the speakers at the SD42 2021 virtual convention.(Special to The News)
Dr. Michael Ungar, left, and Dr. Jody Carrington, are the speakers at the SD42 2021 virtual convention.(Special to The News)
Pink moon on Tuesday, April 27. (James Buddy Rogers/Special to The News)

Spectacular Pink Moon captured by Maple Ridge photographer

James Buddy Rogers took the image as the moon rose east of Albion

Pink moon on Tuesday, April 27. (James Buddy Rogers/Special to The News)
Bench dedications along the dikes in Pitt Meadows were so popular that they were stopped in 2013. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Pitt Meadows city hall still not allowing new dike bench donations

But council’s new policy will provide for donations of other amenities

Bench dedications along the dikes in Pitt Meadows were so popular that they were stopped in 2013. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The City of Maple Ridge has banned future vape stores from opening. (The News files)

No more vape stores for Maple Ridge

Mayor says it is in the interest of community safety

The City of Maple Ridge has banned future vape stores from opening. (The News files)
School board chair Korleen Carreras. (The News files)

Funding shortfalls expected in SD42 for next four years

School board chair concerned with the lack of COVID-relief funding for next year

School board chair Korleen Carreras. (The News files)
A BC Centre for Disease Control map showing the number of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Vancouver area. The areas with darker shading have higher case rates.

COVID-19 cases drop in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows for third week

BC Centre for Disease Control records 141 cases for week ending Saturday

A BC Centre for Disease Control map showing the number of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Vancouver area. The areas with darker shading have higher case rates.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Two more Maple Ridge schools exposed to COVID-19

Westview secondary, Golden Ears elementary latest listed by Fraser Health

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
An injured cougar was reported in Albion Park. (Black Press files)

Injured cougar reported in Maple Ridge park

Conservation found tracks, but no blood

An injured cougar was reported in Albion Park. (Black Press files)
A motorcycle and a compact vehicle collided at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and 225 Street. (Neil Corbett/ Maple Ridge News)

Crash involving car and motorcycle slows traffic in Maple Ridge

Motorcyclist appears to be ‘badly injured’ after collision at Lougheed Highway and 225 Street

A motorcycle and a compact vehicle collided at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and 225 Street. (Neil Corbett/ Maple Ridge News)
Kevin Goossen, last seen in Pitt Meadows on Tuesday, April 27, has been found. (Special to The News)
Kevin Goossen, last seen in Pitt Meadows on Tuesday, April 27, has been found. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge bear conflicts seen on the Wildlife Alert Reporting Program website.

Bear conflicts increasing in Maple Ridge

Conservation officer reminds public to keep garbage, attractants inside

Maple Ridge bear conflicts seen on the Wildlife Alert Reporting Program website.