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Adam Burley, dressed as The Grinch, wasn’t happy when the Valley Fair Mall asked him to leave. (Special to The News)

Grinch ejected from Maple Ridge mall

Mall management says check at the office before performing there

Adam Burley, dressed as The Grinch, wasn’t happy when the Valley Fair Mall asked him to leave. (Special to The News)
Tina Kirkpatrick, director of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society, organizes Christmas toys . (The News files)
Tina Kirkpatrick, director of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society, organizes Christmas toys . (The News files)
Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Google Maps)

COVID-19 outbreak over at Ridge Meadows Hospital

Six patients had tested positive in last month’s outbreak

Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Google Maps)
Student council at Maple Ridge secondary coordinated the annual drive-through food and cash drive for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Special to The News)

Drive-through food drive at Maple Ridge secondary raises needed funds for food bank

Student council led event hits personal record in cash donations

Student council at Maple Ridge secondary coordinated the annual drive-through food and cash drive for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Special to The News)
Daren Locke has won playing Keno. (Special to The News)
Daren Locke has won playing Keno. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue raise money for the Friends In Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society on Saturday for Firefighters for Families. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue raise money for the Friends In Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society on Saturday for Firefighters for Families. (Special to The News)
Megan Kinnee, 19, of Maple Ridge was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)

Rider convicted in 2018 fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford that killed Maple Ridge woman

Megan Kinnee, 18, was passenger on bike being drive by Harrison Heth-Klems

Megan Kinnee, 19, of Maple Ridge was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)
Two Maple Ridge teens chosen for council to provide direct and ongoing feedback to government on priorities and policies that matter to youth. (Government of B.C./Special to The News)
Two Maple Ridge teens chosen for council to provide direct and ongoing feedback to government on priorities and policies that matter to youth. (Government of B.C./Special to The News)
Megan Kinnee, 19, of Maple Ridge was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)

Rider convicted in 2018 fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford that killed Maple Ridge woman

Megan Kinnee, 18, was passenger on bike being drive by Harrison Heth-Klems

Megan Kinnee, 19, of Maple Ridge was the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Abbotsford on July 13, 2018. (Facebook photo)
A horse nicknamed Rambo by its rescuers is walked along a forest service road to a waiting trailer. (Special to The News)
A horse nicknamed Rambo by its rescuers is walked along a forest service road to a waiting trailer. (Special to The News)
A car line-up outside the depot in Maple Ridge after Christmas last year. (Leanne Koehn/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society shares recycling tips ahead of holiday season

Hires additional flaggers to handle post-holiday traffic load this year

A car line-up outside the depot in Maple Ridge after Christmas last year. (Leanne Koehn/Special to The News)
Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, as well as Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt will see intense bands of snow of up to 15 centimetres. Black Press File Photo.

Potential overnight snowfall for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

2 to 10 cm of snow to accumulate by Tuesday morning

Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, as well as Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt will see intense bands of snow of up to 15 centimetres. Black Press File Photo.
Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden

Maple Ridge sets property tax increase at 4.4 per cent

New RCMP contract adds additional cost to cities

Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden
Richard Webb had a big win playing Pacific Hold’Em Poker. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge man wins big at Pacific Hold’Em Poker

Wins more than $67,000 win playing digital poker at pub

Richard Webb had a big win playing Pacific Hold’Em Poker. (Special to The News)
A black-capped chickadee photographed during last year’s bird count. (Jennifer Tayes/Special to The News)

Birders to gather on the first day of 2022 for the 122nd Annual Christmas bird count event

Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge birders and feed-watchers invited to participate

A black-capped chickadee photographed during last year’s bird count. (Jennifer Tayes/Special to The News)
BC Centre for Disease Control map showing COVID-19 case counts from January 2020 through November 2021. (Special to The News)

Almost 5,000 COVID-19 cases tested in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

Total count from January 2020 through November 2021

BC Centre for Disease Control map showing COVID-19 case counts from January 2020 through November 2021. (Special to The News)
Mission RCMP are looking to speak with the driver of this 2012 grey Nissan Frontier four-door cab. (RCMP)

RCMP looking for driver of suspicious truck that approached 5-year-old in Mission

Incident happened near Lake Errock on Dec. 9, vehicle described as 2012 Nissan Frontier 4-door cab

Mission RCMP are looking to speak with the driver of this 2012 grey Nissan Frontier four-door cab. (RCMP)
Sherly Tan, a clinical nurse educator in the emergency department, accepts a gift box of popcorn from kidney donor Debi Pearce. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge transplant recipient and donor thank staff at hospital

BC Transplant’s Operation Popcorn took place across the province on Thursday, Dec. 9

Sherly Tan, a clinical nurse educator in the emergency department, accepts a gift box of popcorn from kidney donor Debi Pearce. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Pitt Meadows flooding in 2005. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows flood protection upgrades must be fish friendly

Watershed Watch says new flood control infrastructure could help revive salmon runs

Pitt Meadows flooding in 2005. (The News files)
One or two vehicles damaged a field at Samuel Robertson Technical over the weekend. (Carolyne Breedveld/Facebook)

Vandals damage field at Maple Ridge school

Field located at north west side of Samuel Robertson Technical

One or two vehicles damaged a field at Samuel Robertson Technical over the weekend. (Carolyne Breedveld/Facebook)