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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)
The Ridge Meadows RCMP will be doing their annual Cram the Cruiser benefit for the Friends in Need Food Bank on Tuesday morning. (Ridge Meadows RCMP Facebook/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP invite public to Cram the Cruiser

Benefit Tuesday morning for Friends in Need Food Bank

The Ridge Meadows RCMP will be doing their annual Cram the Cruiser benefit for the Friends in Need Food Bank on Tuesday morning. (Ridge Meadows RCMP Facebook/Special to The News)
Glass recycling was suspended on Nov. 22. after the floods in B.C. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society/Special to The News)
Glass recycling was suspended on Nov. 22. after the floods in B.C. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society/Special to The News)
A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast for the Lower Mainland. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
A mix of snow and rain is in the forecast for the Lower Mainland. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
A team of 12 Ridge Meadows Seniors Society volunteers have packed and delivered more than 250 bags this year to give  to seniors in need in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Ridge Meadows Seniors Society/Special to The News)
A team of 12 Ridge Meadows Seniors Society volunteers have packed and delivered more than 250 bags this year to give  to seniors in need in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Ridge Meadows Seniors Society/Special to The News)
Karina and Chelsea visited the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society to bring the $976.61 that was raised in the Coins for Kids program at Laity View elementary. (Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows students raise thousands for those in need this Christmas

Most donations through the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society Coins For Kids program

Karina and Chelsea visited the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society to bring the $976.61 that was raised in the Coins for Kids program at Laity View elementary. (Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society/Special to The News)
An image from the Ballantyne Project’s Youtube video about Timber Bay residential school. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge man works for residential school survivors

Ballantyne Project helps draw attention to Timber Bay school

An image from the Ballantyne Project’s Youtube video about Timber Bay residential school. (Special to The News)
Sheltering is never our long-term solution, but it serves an important role, said Maple Ridge branch manager Krista Shaw. (BC SPCA/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge branch of BC SPCA encouraging kennel adoptions

Has seen very few animal adoptions in past months, says branch manager

Sheltering is never our long-term solution, but it serves an important role, said Maple Ridge branch manager Krista Shaw. (BC SPCA/Special to The News)
Tracy Waslenchuk of Maple Ridge and Suzanne Waggett have organized the Christmas Light Parade which rolls through Chilliwack on Sunday, Dec. 19. (Submitted)

Maple Ridge woman helps bring Christmas cheer to Chilliwack

Festive parade of Christmassy vehicles will ‘help spread some joy and holiday spirit,’ says organizer

Tracy Waslenchuk of Maple Ridge and Suzanne Waggett have organized the Christmas Light Parade which rolls through Chilliwack on Sunday, Dec. 19. (Submitted)
It took Sheila Diebel, left, and Claudette Schulte 65 hours to create this years gingerbread cottage. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Gingerbread cottage brings smiles and joy to Maple Ridge retirement community

In 2012 Sheila Diebel and Claudette Schulte made their first gingerbread house together

It took Sheila Diebel, left, and Claudette Schulte 65 hours to create this years gingerbread cottage. (Special to The News)
Eric Thomson from C&C Electrical Mechanical that sponsored 10 families this year. (Amelia Norrie/Special to The News)
Eric Thomson from C&C Electrical Mechanical that sponsored 10 families this year. (Amelia Norrie/Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Museum and Archives has this photo of Maple Ridge from a snowy day in 1970. This is the Lougheed Highway at 223rd Street. (Special to The News)

Snow in the forecast for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Up to 10 cm at higher elevations Friday night, Saturday morning

The Maple Ridge Museum and Archives has this photo of Maple Ridge from a snowy day in 1970. This is the Lougheed Highway at 223rd Street. (Special to The News)
The Rustlers U13 A1 team collaborated with Abbotsford and Chilliwack A1 teams to assemble food bags for the Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society. (Tonya Lynch/Special to The News)
The Rustlers U13 A1 team collaborated with Abbotsford and Chilliwack A1 teams to assemble food bags for the Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society. (Tonya Lynch/Special to The News)
Mayor Bill Dingwall during the budget deliberations on Dec. 13. (Screenshot)

Pitt Meadows approves 5.30 per cent tax increase

Average house will see property taxes up $181 per year

Mayor Bill Dingwall during the budget deliberations on Dec. 13. (Screenshot)
Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)

Heavy snowfall expected on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

A snowfall warning has also been issued for the Central and Eastern Fraser Valley

Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)
A crash along Old Dewdney Trunk Road has blocked traffic in both directions. (The News files)
A crash along Old Dewdney Trunk Road has blocked traffic in both directions. (The News files)
An earthquake on Friday, Dec. 17 around 4:13 a.m. woke residents and was reportedly felt across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. (USGS map)
An earthquake on Friday, Dec. 17 around 4:13 a.m. woke residents and was reportedly felt across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. (USGS map)
Laura Butler, executive director of Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, receives a cheque for $25,000 from Rob Jeeves with the Drive for the Cure Foundation. (Special to The News)

Hospital foundation in Maple Ridge receives $25,000

Donation made by the Drive for the Cure Foundation

Laura Butler, executive director of Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, receives a cheque for $25,000 from Rob Jeeves with the Drive for the Cure Foundation. (Special to The News)
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times file)

Late fines ending at all Fraser Valley library locations

FVRL says those with old fines can take advantage of upcoming promotion

Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times file)
Carolina Echeverri, the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Local Immigration Partnership coordinator, with her team. (Special to The News)

Family Education and Support Centre in Maple Ridge receives $10,000 provincial grant

Centre one of 70 organizations to receive money for anti-racism data engagement

Carolina Echeverri, the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Local Immigration Partnership coordinator, with her team. (Special to The News)