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Elmer Tippe has passed away. Born in 1933, he made a tremendous impact on country music, as a radio DJ and as a musician. (Black Press Media files)

Maple Ridge country music trailblazer dies at 89

Elmer Tippe died Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Ridge Meadows Hospital

Elmer Tippe has passed away. Born in 1933, he made a tremendous impact on country music, as a radio DJ and as a musician. (Black Press Media files)
The site of the former Hammond Cedar sawmill was once a Katzie village. (The News files)

Katzie assert historic claim to former Hammond Cedar site in Maple Ridge

First Nation wants to lead study of where ancestors are buried, contamination of site

The site of the former Hammond Cedar sawmill was once a Katzie village. (The News files)
French immersion students make up over 10.7 per cent of the School District 42 student body. (Canadian Parents for French BC & YK/The News)

French immersion student enrolment climbs higher in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

School District 42 has over 5% more French immersion students than 2015-16

French immersion students make up over 10.7 per cent of the School District 42 student body. (Canadian Parents for French BC & YK/The News)
Gladys Hewson is running for school board. (Special to The News)

Long time minor hockey volunteer running for Maple Ridge school trustee

Gladys Hewson is hoping to be voted onto school board in Oct. 15 election

Gladys Hewson is running for school board. (Special to The News)
Chris O’Brian is running for Maple Ridge council. (Special to The News)

O’Brian would bring an independent voice to Maple Ridge council

More businesses, more downtown patrols, and more amenities needed – says candidate

Chris O’Brian is running for Maple Ridge council. (Special to The News)
War Horse was screened at the ACT last year. (Brinkhoff/Mögenburg/Special to The News)
War Horse was screened at the ACT last year. (Brinkhoff/Mögenburg/Special to The News)
“We have a city that needs to distribute the public money in a responsible way. It can’t all go to the fire department,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall. (The News)

Pitt Meadows fire fails to meet NFPA standards according to local union

‘I strongly disagree with the volunteer-based model,’ said Mayor Bill Dingwall

“We have a city that needs to distribute the public money in a responsible way. It can’t all go to the fire department,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall. (The News)
The historic Haney House in Maple Ridge was built back in 1883 by Thomas Haney, a founder of the Haney neighbourhood. (Maple Ridge Museum and Archives P01046/The News)

Tickets now available for Haney House Halloween

Maple Ridge residents can try ghost hunting at The Dead of the Night event on Oct. 22 and 23

The historic Haney House in Maple Ridge was built back in 1883 by Thomas Haney, a founder of the Haney neighbourhood. (Maple Ridge Museum and Archives P01046/The News)
Ahmed Yousef has announced he will seek second term on Maple Ridge council. (The News files)

Yousef will seek second term on Maple Ridge city council

Councillor brought ideas including river boat transit, rent-to-own housing, plastics ban

Ahmed Yousef has announced he will seek second term on Maple Ridge council. (The News files)
Superintendent for School District 42 Harry Dhillon. (SD42/Special to The News)

Money to help Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows students and their families with rising costs

Student and Family Affordability Fund to help with groceries, school expenses

Superintendent for School District 42 Harry Dhillon. (SD42/Special to The News)
Ambulance Paramedics of BC union report that the paramedic shortage is something that is significantly impacting every area of B.C. (The News)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows struggle to find fixes for ongoing paramedic shortage

‘It’s gotten to the point where it’s critical’ says Ambulance Paramedics of BC spokesperson

Ambulance Paramedics of BC union report that the paramedic shortage is something that is significantly impacting every area of B.C. (The News)
Construction of the Edge 3 condo development in downtown Maple Ridge has begun, with the Edge 2 building visible in the background. Apartments are maintaining their value better than other property types in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Home sales and prices continue to drop in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Rising interest rates among factors cooling the real estate market

Construction of the Edge 3 condo development in downtown Maple Ridge has begun, with the Edge 2 building visible in the background. Apartments are maintaining their value better than other property types in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Kim Dumore is hoping to be re-elected to school board. (Special to The News)
Kim Dumore is hoping to be re-elected to school board. (Special to The News)
A Maple Ridge woman has been compensated for her mother’s death after taking a COVID-19 vaccine. (The News files)

Maple Ridge woman compensated for mother’s death from COVID-19 vaccine

Frustrated by Canada’s Vaccine Injury Support Program

A Maple Ridge woman has been compensated for her mother’s death after taking a COVID-19 vaccine. (The News files)
Canadian Blood Services set up a blood donation station at Maple Ridge Alliance Church on Sept. 2, 2022. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Hundreds gather at Maple Ridge Alliance Church to donate blood

The Friday afternoon blood drive is an ongoing event done by Canadian Blood Service

Canadian Blood Services set up a blood donation station at Maple Ridge Alliance Church on Sept. 2, 2022. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
All PAWD volunteers are required to have an RCMP background check, including a working with vulnerable individuals check. (Ridge Meadows PAWD Facebook/The News)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows seniors can now get free pet care

ElderDog Canada launches a PAWD program in the Ridge Meadows area

All PAWD volunteers are required to have an RCMP background check, including a working with vulnerable individuals check. (Ridge Meadows PAWD Facebook/The News)
RCMP collected a big load of donations in their Lunches 4 Learners drive. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The news)

Ridge Meadows RCMP collect Lunches 4 Learners

Police lead back-to-school food drive for Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows kids

RCMP collected a big load of donations in their Lunches 4 Learners drive. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The news)
Paula and Joscelyn Baust and Brent Jaglum stand where a new multi-use path will soon run in front of their home. It will take out the tree in the foregound, and eliminate the parking spaces behind them. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge residents angry at coming multi-use path

New pathway on 117th avenue set to cut across lawns and driveways

Paula and Joscelyn Baust and Brent Jaglum stand where a new multi-use path will soon run in front of their home. It will take out the tree in the foregound, and eliminate the parking spaces behind them. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The proposed new federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows invited to ‘Have your say’ about proposed new ridings

‘Dog’s breakfast’ federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley has been slammed

The proposed new federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Fort Langley. (Special to The News)
MP Marc Dalton congratulated winners of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Awards. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows residents honoured for contributions

63 locals win the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award

MP Marc Dalton congratulated winners of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Awards. (Special to The News)
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