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Tori Fraser (left), Camryn Page (middle), and Kate Li (right) created the How Curious exhibit, which will be on display indefinitely at the Haney House. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)

See the strange side of history at Maple Ridge Museum’s new exhibit

The ‘How Curious: Oddities of the Victorian Era’ exhibit is now open every Sunday

Tori Fraser (left), Camryn Page (middle), and Kate Li (right) created the How Curious exhibit, which will be on display indefinitely at the Haney House. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to The News)
Decisions were made to add new pickleball courts to the Pitt Meadows Athletic Park after mounting pressure from the local pickleball enthusiasts. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows tennis court reopens on Thursday

The 2-month resurfacing project added 6 new pickleball courts to the Athletic Park

Decisions were made to add new pickleball courts to the Pitt Meadows Athletic Park after mounting pressure from the local pickleball enthusiasts. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is now estimated to be 545 hectares according to BC Wildfire Service (Richard Haworth/Facebook)

UPDATE: Evacuation order no longer in effect for the Flood Falls Trail wildfire

8 helicopters now fighting the wildfire at Flood Falls Trail

The Flood Falls Trail wildfire is now estimated to be 545 hectares according to BC Wildfire Service (Richard Haworth/Facebook)
There are five candidates running for mayor in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Election issues to be debated in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

All candidates meetings scheduled in coming weeks

There are five candidates running for mayor in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
Golden Ears Mountain can hardly be seen through the haze of the wildfire smoke covering the Fraser Valley. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Golden Ears Mountain can hardly be seen through the haze of the wildfire smoke covering the Fraser Valley. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Wildfire reportedly burning along the west side of Stave Lake, at about the 20 or 21-kilometre mark. (Mission Fire Rescue Service Facebook)
Wildfire reportedly burning along the west side of Stave Lake, at about the 20 or 21-kilometre mark. (Mission Fire Rescue Service Facebook)
Katie Sullivan is running for a second term on school board. (Special to The News)
Katie Sullivan is running for a second term on school board. (Special to The News)
(Black Press Media Creative)

Air-quality advisory continues due to wafting smoke across Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland

‘Clearing trend expected to start near B.C. coast and move inland,’ said AQ advisory of Sept. 12

(Black Press Media Creative)
(Black Press Media Creative)

Coastal Wildfire battles blaze in forest northeast of Maple Ridge

Fire crews on ground and in air fighting flames near Stave Lake believe started by abandon campfire

(Black Press Media Creative)
Lise Quinn, left, won the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation’s Fortune 50/50, presented with the foundation’s executive director Laura Butler. (Special to The News)

50/50 winner nets more than $10K in Maple Ridge hospital foundation raffle

Funds raised going towards purchasing essential equipment and other high priority needs

Lise Quinn, left, won the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation’s Fortune 50/50, presented with the foundation’s executive director Laura Butler. (Special to The News)
The Flood Falls Trail wildfire near Hope, B.C. is contributing to an air quality advisory throughout the Lower Mainland Sept. 11. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

Smoky skies across Lower Mainland as blazes grow in Hope, Manning Park

Air quality advisory in effect for Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver

The Flood Falls Trail wildfire near Hope, B.C. is contributing to an air quality advisory throughout the Lower Mainland Sept. 11. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Highway 1 eastbound closed as Flood Falls Trail wildfire grows to 458 hectares

All eastbound traffic between Chilliwack and Hope detoured to Highway 7 and Highway 9

Highway 1 eastbound through Hope is closed Sunday (Sept. 11) as the Flood Falls Trail wildfire continues to grow. (Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
Rolley Lake campground is fully booked Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Rolley Lake campground is fully booked Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Five dead sturgeons were found along the Fraser River in Haney on Sept. 10, 2022. (Sandy Atkin/Special to The News)

Large collection of sturgeon found dead along Fraser River

Local resident found 5 dead sturgeons while walking his dog on Saturday morning

Five dead sturgeons were found along the Fraser River in Haney on Sept. 10, 2022. (Sandy Atkin/Special to The News)
Smoke from a wildfire near Hope taken at 5 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2022. (William Snow photo)

Air quality at ‘very high risk’ in Eastern Fraser Valley due to multiple fires burning

AQ advisories issued for entire Lower Mainland due to fires in Vancouver, Hope, Manning and the U.S.

Smoke from a wildfire near Hope taken at 5 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2022. (William Snow photo)
SD42 superintendent Harry Dhillon is encouraging students and staff to be up-to-date with their vaccinations. (The News files)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows welcome back students with relaxed COVID-19 restrictions

Students will now have greater access to extracurricular activities than previous year

SD42 superintendent Harry Dhillon is encouraging students and staff to be up-to-date with their vaccinations. (The News files)
Pascale Shaw, who is running for a second term as school board trustee, is also a volunteer 4-H leader and co-organizes the Whonnock Giant Pumpkin contest. “I love spending time with my animals and in my flower fields, it’s my way to unwind,” she said.
Pascale Shaw, who is running for a second term as school board trustee, is also a volunteer 4-H leader and co-organizes the Whonnock Giant Pumpkin contest. “I love spending time with my animals and in my flower fields, it’s my way to unwind,” she said.
<em>Solastalgic Soliloquy</em>, by Ayla Dmyterko, single-channel digital video. (ACT Art Gallery/Special to The News)

Ukrainian diaspora in Canada examined in new Maple Ridge exhibit

Opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 10, for Labour and Memory – Ukrainian-Canadian Contexts

<em>Solastalgic Soliloquy</em>, by Ayla Dmyterko, single-channel digital video. (ACT Art Gallery/Special to The News)
Counc. Nicole MacDonald will be mayor of Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Five-way race for mayor in Maple Ridge as nominations close

Nicole MacDonald runs unopposed for mayor of Pitt Meadows

Counc. Nicole MacDonald will be mayor of Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Janis Elkerton (Special to The News)

Elkerton will run for Pitt Meadows city council

Veteran councillor would bring 21 years experience at city hall

Janis Elkerton (Special to The News)
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