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MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She has now appointed two special advisors to evaluate the Chilliwack school board. (Black Press)

Special advisors appointed to evaluate Chilliwack school board

Minister of Education also starting review of the province’s school act

MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She has now appointed two special advisors to evaluate the Chilliwack school board. (Black Press)
The Salvation Army kettle campaign is on pace to meet its goal in Maple Ridge/Pitt meadows, but the news nationally is not as good. (THE NEWS files)

Salvation Army ‘astounded by the generosity’ in Ridge Meadows

But news is not as good for national kettle campaign

The Salvation Army kettle campaign is on pace to meet its goal in Maple Ridge/Pitt meadows, but the news nationally is not as good. (THE NEWS files)
A power outage in the south eastern section of Maple Ridge is affecting over 600 customers. (BC Hydro outages map)

Hundreds without power in Maple Ridge

One outage in southeast part of city is affecting over 600 customers

A power outage in the south eastern section of Maple Ridge is affecting over 600 customers. (BC Hydro outages map)
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Early morning fire at Art Infiniti Hotel in Maple Ridge
Fire chief provides update about fire at Art Infiniti Hotel in Maple Ridge
Fire at Art Infiniti Hotel in Maple Ridge
First Snowfall
First snowfall of the winter in Maple Ridge. (Keith Daley/Special to The News)

First snowfall in Maple Ridge

Up to 15 cm expected in the Fraser Valley

First snowfall of the winter in Maple Ridge. (Keith Daley/Special to The News)
A man walks on the snow-covered White Rock Pier Monday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)

5-15 cm of snow expected to fall in Lower Mainland

Environment Canada predicting snow to fall through the afternoon

A man walks on the snow-covered White Rock Pier Monday morning. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A Maple Ridge house has lit up their front yard with a musical light display. (Special to The News)
A Maple Ridge house has lit up their front yard with a musical light display. (Special to The News)
After Alanna Wadhwani, seen here with son Nathan, was deluged with orders for her ‘dog poo’ 2020 Christmas ornament, she set up what she described as a factory in her West Maple Maple Ridge home (Special to The News)
After Alanna Wadhwani, seen here with son Nathan, was deluged with orders for her ‘dog poo’ 2020 Christmas ornament, she set up what she described as a factory in her West Maple Maple Ridge home (Special to The News)
Strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight, with gusts up to 90 km/h developing before Sunday morning. The strong gusty winds will ease by midday Sunday. (File photo)

Heavy rain could turn to snow Monday evening

Special weather statement issued for Lower Mainland, including Fraser Valley

Strong winds up to 70 km/h will develop around midnight, with gusts up to 90 km/h developing before Sunday morning. The strong gusty winds will ease by midday Sunday. (File photo)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue land a helicopter at Golden Ears Emergency Shelter and a team is preparing to start a task. This was one of the busiest years on record for Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue land a helicopter at Golden Ears Emergency Shelter and a team is preparing to start a task. This was one of the busiest years on record for Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
Christmas cookies baked for the seniors’ Christmas dinner put on by Community Services. (Special to The News)

Christmas will be coming to seniors in need across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Annual seniors’ Christmas dinner by Community Services will be deliverd this year

Christmas cookies baked for the seniors’ Christmas dinner put on by Community Services. (Special to The News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID outbreaks over at Chilliwack, White Rock care homes, new ones declared in Surrey, PoCo

Fraser Health announces care home outbreaks at Surrey’s Fleetwood Villa, Nicola Lodge in Port Coquitlam

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
One person was injured in a crash involving an ambulance at Dewdney Trunk Road and Laity Street just after midnight on Thursday (Dec. 17). (Special to The News)

Ambulance involved in midnight crash in Maple Ridge

One injured in collision on Dewdney Trunk Road Thursday

One person was injured in a crash involving an ambulance at Dewdney Trunk Road and Laity Street just after midnight on Thursday (Dec. 17). (Special to The News)
Lance Uggla, a Garibaldi Secondary graduate, donated $34.1 million to SFU to establish the Uggla Family Scholarship fund. (Simon Fraser University/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge high school grad makes largest donation – ever – to a Canadian university

Lance Uggla, Garibaldi Secondary School grad, gave $34.1 million to SFU to start a scholarship fund

Lance Uggla, a Garibaldi Secondary graduate, donated $34.1 million to SFU to establish the Uggla Family Scholarship fund. (Simon Fraser University/Special to The News)
Numerous reports of a large fire under the Golden Ears Way viaduct were received on Thursday night. (Curtis Kreklau - South Fraser News Service)

Pitt Meadows firefighters battle out-of-control blaze at homeless camp

Nobody hurt at large fire under Golden Ears Way viaduct Thursday night

Numerous reports of a large fire under the Golden Ears Way viaduct were received on Thursday night. (Curtis Kreklau - South Fraser News Service)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue were involved in a rescue that was featured in the Knowledge Network’s docu-series, Search and Rescue: North Shore. (Coquitlam Search and Rescue/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows SAR in Knowledge Network docu-series

The local Search and Rescue team makes an appearance in episode four

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue were involved in a rescue that was featured in the Knowledge Network’s docu-series, Search and Rescue: North Shore. (Coquitlam Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
Deanna Fontaine, Fraser Health, Treena Innes, Ridge Meadow Division of Family Practice, and Sandy Drieschner, Fraser Health, dish out some holiday cheer at the Ridge Meadows COVID Testing Site on Monday. (Special to The News)

Dishing out holiday cheer at the COVID testing site in Maple Ridge

The Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice held a thank you parade

Deanna Fontaine, Fraser Health, Treena Innes, Ridge Meadow Division of Family Practice, and Sandy Drieschner, Fraser Health, dish out some holiday cheer at the Ridge Meadows COVID Testing Site on Monday. (Special to The News)
Birgit Giesser has won a provincial award for her music therapy program during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Community Living B.C./Special to The News)

COVID-19: Mobile musical therapy earns provincial award for Maple Ridge music therapist

The WOW awards have been handed out since 2009 by Community Living British Columbia

Birgit Giesser has won a provincial award for her music therapy program during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Community Living B.C./Special to The News)
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‘I’ve never been so scared in my life’: Hiker recounts wife’s rescue from Cascade Falls in Mission

Artur Siewierski wants to fundraise for Mission Search and Rescue Society after desperate rescue

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A map of CP’s proposed logistics park.

Hundreds of jobs, millions of dollars from logistics park

CPR at public meeting of Pitt Meadows council

A map of CP’s proposed logistics park.
Wanstall’s owner, Matt Mendel, poses with a 37mm anti-tank gun. *Not available for purchase. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge gun shop forced to put the safety on for COVID

Wanstall’s Sporting Goods will close their doors until Dec. 27 due to staff virus exposure

Wanstall’s owner, Matt Mendel, poses with a 37mm anti-tank gun. *Not available for purchase. (Special to The News)