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Tanya Skandalis said her truck should be restored to the condition before thieves stole her catalytic converter. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Catalytic converter theft leads to ICBC headaches for Maple Ridge couple

Insurer has reconsidered charging two deductibles, working to resolve issue

Tanya Skandalis said her truck should be restored to the condition before thieves stole her catalytic converter. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Some of the homeless in Maple Ridge donated this art piece plus cash for Branch 88’s poppy campaign. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows residents give generously to poppy campaign

Total is currently sitting at more than $83,000 with a couple more boxes to count

Some of the homeless in Maple Ridge donated this art piece plus cash for Branch 88’s poppy campaign. (Special to The News)
A new pickleball hub is proposed in the parks, recreation and culture master plan draft. (The News files)

Rinks, pool and pickleball among top priorities in Maple Ridge

New city council reviews draft parks, rec and culture master plan

A new pickleball hub is proposed in the parks, recreation and culture master plan draft. (The News files)
Steven Dahnert with his grandson in 2020 before the Penticton Okanagan College instructor was killed in a head-on collision where a driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 33 in Kelowna on Thanksgiving Day 2020. (Submitted)

Widow of Penticton man reacts to $2K fine levied against driver who killed her husband

Steve Dahnert’s family got a life sentence and the driver has a year to pay her fine, said wife

Steven Dahnert with his grandson in 2020 before the Penticton Okanagan College instructor was killed in a head-on collision where a driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 33 in Kelowna on Thanksgiving Day 2020. (Submitted)
Local businesses are close to Mayor Dan Ruimy’s heart as someone who used to own and operate Bean Around Books & Tea in Maple Ridge. (The News)

Expansion of retail businesses underway in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

New city councils work on official plans for how they can help local businesses

Local businesses are close to Mayor Dan Ruimy’s heart as someone who used to own and operate Bean Around Books & Tea in Maple Ridge. (The News)
Some of the items that will be part of the 19th annual Community Christmas Silent Auction in support of Community Services programs. (Special to The News)
Some of the items that will be part of the 19th annual Community Christmas Silent Auction in support of Community Services programs. (Special to The News)
Premier John Horgan glances up at the architecture of the gym at c’usqunela Elementary during a funding announcement for a new school in 2019. (The News files)

SD42 superintendent welcomes opportunity for post-secondary facility

Projections show that in 2030 the district will need an additional 895 elementary school spaces

Premier John Horgan glances up at the architecture of the gym at c’usqunela Elementary during a funding announcement for a new school in 2019. (The News files)
Over 2,000 visitors attended the 2021 Christmas Craft Fair hosted by the Maple Ridge branch of the Christian Life Assembly Church. (Damali Adomi/Special to The News)

Thousands expected to flock to Maple Ridge Christmas Craft Fair

80 vendors will be at the Dec. 3 craft fair hosted by the Christian Life Assembly Church

Over 2,000 visitors attended the 2021 Christmas Craft Fair hosted by the Maple Ridge branch of the Christian Life Assembly Church. (Damali Adomi/Special to The News)
Guy Miller, CAO and general manager of the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport, said that he expects the airport to continue developing at its current rate for quite some time. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Pitt Meadows Regional Airport juggling nearly a dozen developments

A new T-hangar facility, solar-powered lights, taxiway resurfacing, and other projects planned

Guy Miller, CAO and general manager of the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport, said that he expects the airport to continue developing at its current rate for quite some time. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Elaine Yamamoto was acclaimed as board chair at the inaugural meeting of the new school board. (The News files)

New school board chair and vice chair for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Elaine Yamamoto and Kim Dumore’s nominations went unchallenged

Elaine Yamamoto was acclaimed as board chair at the inaugural meeting of the new school board. (The News files)
Work continues on buildings in Phase 3 of the Golden Ears Business Park. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Pitt Meadows a leader in industrial development

Maple Ridge laying groundwork for new employment lands

Work continues on buildings in Phase 3 of the Golden Ears Business Park. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The 11th annual Help Portrait Ridge Meadows event at Golden Ears United Church is back again in-person. (The News files)
The 11th annual Help Portrait Ridge Meadows event at Golden Ears United Church is back again in-person. (The News files)
Nature’s Walk townhouse development in Pitt Meadows. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Housing builders busy in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

ERA and Provenance major developments in downtown

Nature’s Walk townhouse development in Pitt Meadows. (Neil Corbett/The News)
A blueberry picking machine makes its way across a field off the 216 Street dike in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Tourism and recreation big part of economy for Maple Ridge

Pitt Meadows agri-tourism includes blueberry picking, corn mazes, and a destination wedding location

A blueberry picking machine makes its way across a field off the 216 Street dike in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
Tom Middelveen, Amanda Angus, Judy Rohl and Dan Rohl take their saxophone quartet to ValleyFair Mall in Maple Ridge as bellringers for the Salvation Army. (Neil Corbett/The News)

UPDATE: Salvation Army kettle campaign underway in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Set lofty goal of raising $200,000, based on growing need in the community

Tom Middelveen, Amanda Angus, Judy Rohl and Dan Rohl take their saxophone quartet to ValleyFair Mall in Maple Ridge as bellringers for the Salvation Army. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Emergency cold, wet weather beds that used to be at the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries. (The News files)

Site found in Maple Ridge for Emergency Weather Response shelter

Maple Ridge Alliance Church will be the new location

Emergency cold, wet weather beds that used to be at the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries. (The News files)
West Coast Express ridership is still rebuilding after being hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Neil Corbett/The News)

TransLink ride hailing among possibilities for Maple Ridge services

New city council briefed on transit expansion plans and proposals

West Coast Express ridership is still rebuilding after being hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested a porch pirate in Maple Ridge on Wednesday, Nov. 16. (Black Press file)

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrest parcel thief in Maple Ridge

The 49-year-old individual was arrested on Wednesday afternoon

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested a porch pirate in Maple Ridge on Wednesday, Nov. 16. (Black Press file)
Garibaldi Secondary School is hosting its first-ever grad craft fair fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Gssrebels Instagram/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge school hosts craft fair as grad class fundraiser

Garibaldi Secondary’s free craft fair takes place on Nov. 19

Garibaldi Secondary School is hosting its first-ever grad craft fair fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 19. (Gssrebels Instagram/Special to The News)
A file photo shows bags of illicit drugs seized by police. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration photo)
A file photo shows bags of illicit drugs seized by police. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration photo)