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Motorists were turned back at the entrance to Golden Ears Park Saturday morning due to fallen power lines. (Jack Emberly photo)
Motorists were turned back at the entrance to Golden Ears Park Saturday morning due to fallen power lines. (Jack Emberly photo)
This is the third year that the City of Pitt Meadows has asked local artists to submit entries to possibly be used on the city’s annual holiday card. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)

Deadline fast approaching for City of Pitt Meadows holiday card submissions

Local artists are encouraged to share their holiday or winter-themed work by Nov. 7

This is the third year that the City of Pitt Meadows has asked local artists to submit entries to possibly be used on the city’s annual holiday card. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
In previous years a shelter facility in downtown Maple Ridge offered 25 beds during extreme weather. (The News files)
In previous years a shelter facility in downtown Maple Ridge offered 25 beds during extreme weather. (The News files)
Kristi Maier took over as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows after former executive director Gary Bizzo left after serving in the position for only three months. (Special to The News)

Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows hosts upcoming AGM

The Nov. 30 meeting will be the first one held under new executive director Kristi Maier

Kristi Maier took over as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows after former executive director Gary Bizzo left after serving in the position for only three months. (Special to The News)
New mayor Dan Ruimy with his A Better Maple Ridge slate on election night on Oct. 15, 2022, where Ruimy Zoomed in from a private room at Royal Columbian Hospital. (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News photo)

New mayor of Maple Ridge suffers minor heart attack before election night

Dan Ruimy suddenly started feeling unwell while sign waving on Friday, Oct. 14

New mayor Dan Ruimy with his A Better Maple Ridge slate on election night on Oct. 15, 2022, where Ruimy Zoomed in from a private room at Royal Columbian Hospital. (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News photo)
A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)

Fraser Valley doctor suspended after sending inappropriate messages to patient

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia handed Dr. Rafet Jhameel a 3 month ban

A Chilliwack doctor has been disciplined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (Stock photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash)
A fatal crash on Dewdney Trunk Road on Sunday claimed the life of a senior citizen. (Oct. 30, 2022) (Special to The News)

Senior died in downtown Maple Ridge multi-car crash

Police still investigating fatal accident that involved seven vehicles

A fatal crash on Dewdney Trunk Road on Sunday claimed the life of a senior citizen. (Oct. 30, 2022) (Special to The News)
Mayor says the City of Pitt Meadows would not want to amalgamate with Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Pitt Meadows has no appetite to amalgamate with Maple Ridge, says mayor

New Angus Reid poll says half of Metro respondents support ‘more consolidated approach’

Mayor says the City of Pitt Meadows would not want to amalgamate with Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaphs in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are well attended. (News files)

Full Remembrance Day ceremonies return to Maple Ridge

After two-year absence, thousands expected at cenotaph on Nov. 11 again

Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaphs in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are well attended. (News files)
Crosses for Remembrance Day outside the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88. (Lesley Nantel/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Legion largest in Canada

Branch 88 hoping to grow by attracting younger members

Crosses for Remembrance Day outside the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88. (Lesley Nantel/Special to The News)
Nicole MacDonald was sworn in as the new mayor of Pitt Meadows, becoming only the second female mayor in the city’s history. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

New mayor and council sworn in at Pitt Meadows City Hall

More than 100 people were in attendance to watch the official ceremony on Nov. 1

Nicole MacDonald was sworn in as the new mayor of Pitt Meadows, becoming only the second female mayor in the city’s history. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Mayor Dan Ruimy is given the chain of office by city general council Patrick Hlavac-Winsor who oversaw the swearing-in ceremony. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge’s new councillors sworn in

Emotional night for new Mayor Dan Ruimy

Mayor Dan Ruimy is given the chain of office by city general council Patrick Hlavac-Winsor who oversaw the swearing-in ceremony. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Residents at Baillie House celebrated Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge care home puts the party in Halloween

Residents at Baillie House got their costumes on to celebrate

  • Nov 2, 2022
Residents at Baillie House celebrated Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31. (Special to The News)
Finally relaxing, Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall puts his feet up on his last day in the office at city hall on Tuesday. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Dingwall looks back on eight years at Pitt Meadows city hall

Former mayor leaves ‘knowing we’ve got a great city council’

Finally relaxing, Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall puts his feet up on his last day in the office at city hall on Tuesday. (Neil Corbett/The News)
About 50 people took part in the Witches Haunt the Water event in Pitt Meadows. (Brenda Norrie/Special to The News)
About 50 people took part in the Witches Haunt the Water event in Pitt Meadows. (Brenda Norrie/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue responded to an RV fire on Halloween night. (The News files)

RV fire on Halloween night in Maple Ridge unrelated to fireworks

Fireworks cause minor incidents in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue responded to an RV fire on Halloween night. (The News files)
Maple Ridge councillors at what will be the last meeting for all but two of them: Ahmed Yousef and Judy Dueck. (Special to The News)

‘Lame duck’ Maple Ridge council advances developments

Two councillors argued issues should wait for newly elected council

Maple Ridge councillors at what will be the last meeting for all but two of them: Ahmed Yousef and Judy Dueck. (Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network is hosting a talk on depression and anxiety. (Special to The News)

Free event in Maple Ridge tackling anxiety and depression in older adults

Guest speaker, Nadine Jans, from Uptimize Coaching, Counselling and Training Inc.

The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network is hosting a talk on depression and anxiety. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Regional Airport CAO and general manager, Guy Miller, and his YPK team received the 2022 William Templeton Trophy. (YPK/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Pitt Meadows airport wins prestigious industry award

Award given for initiative and achievement in the successful development of a public airport

Pitt Meadows Regional Airport CAO and general manager, Guy Miller, and his YPK team received the 2022 William Templeton Trophy. (YPK/Special to The News)
Admission is by donation to the MRSS Winter Is Coming concert. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Secondary gearing up for winter concert

Winter is Coming concert takes place Thursday, Nov. 3

Admission is by donation to the MRSS Winter Is Coming concert. (Special to The News)