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Mark Stewart, executive director of the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Homeless shelters in Maple Ridge averaging 70 people during freezing nights

We need to be kinder and look out for each other, says Salvation Army executive director

Mark Stewart, executive director of the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue has been chipping trees for over twenty years now. (File photo)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue has been chipping trees for over twenty years now. (File photo)
Steven Page, Sierra Noble, and Aysanabee on stage for the virtual CP Holiday Train. (Screen grab)

CP Holiday Train raises thousands for Maple Ridge food bank

Steven Page and The Strumbellas kicked off the Holiday Train at Home concert on Saturday, Dec. 18

Steven Page, Sierra Noble, and Aysanabee on stage for the virtual CP Holiday Train. (Screen grab)
The pool is still open at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre, fitness classes have been cancelled. (The News files)
The pool is still open at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre, fitness classes have been cancelled. (The News files)
Vicki, a Christmas Haven volunteer, peels a huge amount of potatoes as part of preparing more than 1,000 Christmas dinners at the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows. (Christmas Haven Facebook/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Salvation Army prepares over 1,000 Christmas dinners

Volunteers cooked and delivered meals on Christmas Eve

Vicki, a Christmas Haven volunteer, peels a huge amount of potatoes as part of preparing more than 1,000 Christmas dinners at the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows. (Christmas Haven Facebook/Special to The News)
Cold temperatures are expected to begin Friday night and continue through the next week. (Neil Corbett/The Maple Ridge News)
Cold temperatures are expected to begin Friday night and continue through the next week. (Neil Corbett/The Maple Ridge News)
Geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases for the week of Dec. 12-18, by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

COVID-19 cases more than double in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

Case maps show numbers rising in week of Dec. 12-18

Geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases for the week of Dec. 12-18, by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
From left, Mary Robson, Executive Director of Friends in Need accepts a check from Vanguard employee Brian McCann, along with founder Jacob Kuehne and his wife Candice. (Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge company raises $20,000 for food bank

Fundraising took place at Vanguard Mechanical Ltd. project sites

From left, Mary Robson, Executive Director of Friends in Need accepts a check from Vanguard employee Brian McCann, along with founder Jacob Kuehne and his wife Candice. (Friends In Need Food Bank/Special to The News)
Fitness centre, gymnasium programs or rentals, group fitness, youth lounge, registered programs, lobby and public washroom access will all be closed. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Pitt Meadows closes recreation centre until Jan. 18 next year

Winter Wonderland skate event to go ahead as scheduled

Fitness centre, gymnasium programs or rentals, group fitness, youth lounge, registered programs, lobby and public washroom access will all be closed. (Black Press Media file photo)
Google screenshot at the time of crash.

UPDATE: TRAFFIC: Southbound collision on Golden Ears Way cleared

A crash to the south of Lougheed Highway on southbound Golden Ears…

Google screenshot at the time of crash.
A light display in Pitt Meadows has a grinch stealing Christmas. (Special to The News)

Have you toured Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for the lights yet?

Houses and streets in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are decked up…

A light display in Pitt Meadows has a grinch stealing Christmas. (Special to The News)
(Special to The News)

Maple Ridge’s Salvation Army ready for extreme weather

Cold weather program starts as winter moves in

(Special to The News)
Dr. Bhupinder Johar and Jyoti Talwar of Haney Animal Hospital present a cheque to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge vet donates thousands to hospital

Donation to fund life-saving equipment at Ridge Meadows Hospital

Dr. Bhupinder Johar and Jyoti Talwar of Haney Animal Hospital present a cheque to Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)
Norma Jean Neale and Ed Kazmir will be offering warm clothes and blankets for the homeless in downtown Maple Ridge on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge couple to spend Christmas helping homeless

Offering blankets and winter clothes to street people downtown

Norma Jean Neale and Ed Kazmir will be offering warm clothes and blankets for the homeless in downtown Maple Ridge on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (Neil Corbett/The News)
This year, the society only has an estimate on the Pink Salmon numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)
This year, the society only has an estimate on the Pink Salmon numbers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bill Wild by the Katzie Slough. (Jack Emberly/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows resident wants city to pull weeds from Katzie Slough

Bill Wild is concerned excess weeds in slough and ditches could lead to future flooding

Bill Wild by the Katzie Slough. (Jack Emberly/Special to The News)
Harry Dhillon, superintendent for School District 42, is warning students and their families to check COVID-19 restrictions before travelling this holiday season. (SD42/Special to The News)

SD42 warning families to check restrictions around holiday travel

Check Government of Canada website advises Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows school superintendent

Harry Dhillon, superintendent for School District 42, is warning students and their families to check COVID-19 restrictions before travelling this holiday season. (SD42/Special to The News)
There is freezing rain in the forecast for Maple Ridge. (File photo by Black Press)

City of Maple Ridge preparing for freezing rain

Weather alert for Tuesday night, Wednesday morning

There is freezing rain in the forecast for Maple Ridge. (File photo by Black Press)
Police surround a house after a stabbing in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Police surround a house after a stabbing in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Pitt Meadows could get a celebratory event or it could be something such as street banners, painted crosswalks, or educational workshops. (Black Press Media file)
Pitt Meadows could get a celebratory event or it could be something such as street banners, painted crosswalks, or educational workshops. (Black Press Media file)