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People examine pumpkins and try to guess their weight at the fourth annual Whonnock Giant Pumpkin Contest on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Pumpkin weighing more than 1,300 lbs takes giant pumpkin contest in Maple Ridge

Trevor Halliday has won the Whonnock Giant Pumpkin Contest four years in a row

People examine pumpkins and try to guess their weight at the fourth annual Whonnock Giant Pumpkin Contest on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Insiyah Dharsee, 15, donated 15 iPads to vulnerable youth living at Cornerstone Landing in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: 15-year-old donates iPads to vulnerable youth in Maple Ridge

Donation will help those living in subsidized housing at Cornerstone Landing to achieve independence

Insiyah Dharsee, 15, donated 15 iPads to vulnerable youth living at Cornerstone Landing in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Tahina Awan with Candy Bones Theatre wanders around Memorial Peace Park as an owl during Celebrate the Night festivities on Friday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Creepy characters take over Maple Ridge park to Celebrate the Night

Festival celebrated all things in the fall season including Halloween, Diwali, and the Moon Festival

Tahina Awan with Candy Bones Theatre wanders around Memorial Peace Park as an owl during Celebrate the Night festivities on Friday. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)

Night hunting near Williams Lake leads to 3 arrests, seizure of 5 dead deer, guns and truck

The individuals were hunting with high powered lights

  • Oct 24, 2022
Conservation officers seized five firearms during an arrest Thursday, Oct. 20 west of Williams Lake where three individuals were hunting at night on private property. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)
The Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 employees have been represented by CLAC Local 501 since 2016. (The News)

Maple Ridge legion employees unanimously approve new 3-year contract

New agreement adds annual wage increases and additional stat holiday

The Maple Ridge Legion Branch 88 employees have been represented by CLAC Local 501 since 2016. (The News)
Kodiak James Adams, 3, picks out a pumpkin. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Pumpkin pickers pick their perfect pumpkins at Maple Ridge patch

Children explain what makes the perfect pumpkin – and jack-o-lantern

Kodiak James Adams, 3, picks out a pumpkin. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The Ruskin Dam. (The News files)

BC Hydro diverting water from Maple Ridge lake: the result of hot, dry conditions

Water from the Alouette Reservoir is being diverted into the Stave/Ruskin watershed

The Ruskin Dam. (The News files)
The free emergency training exercise will be held at South Bonson Community Centre on Saturday, Nov. 5. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows puts emergency preparedness to the test

50 volunteers needed for emergency training exercise on Nov. 5

The free emergency training exercise will be held at South Bonson Community Centre on Saturday, Nov. 5. (City of Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)
Albion Elementary vice-principal Barry Henderson, is pied in the face by one of the top fundraiser for the school’s Terry Fox Run. (Christina Holland/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Principal pied in Maple Ridge – for a good cause

Albion Elementary Terry Fox Run top fundraisers pied both principal and vice-principal

Albion Elementary vice-principal Barry Henderson, is pied in the face by one of the top fundraiser for the school’s Terry Fox Run. (Christina Holland/Special to The News)
In past years, before the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds attended the Return of the Salmon event in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Welcome the Return of the Salmon in Maple Ridge on Sunday

The free, annual KEEPS event allows visitors to get up close with the chum

In past years, before the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds attended the Return of the Salmon event in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)

Archaeology crews unearth fire pit, roasting pit at Williams Lake mall excavation site

‘The roasting pit is super significant because we rarely find them,’ said Whitney Spearing.

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Brandon Hoffman photo)
Hudson Campbell and Katie Sullivan were elected as the two school board trustees for Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows trustee becomes youngest official in 2022 elections

Hudson Campbell successfully won a seat as trustee with 1,647 votes

Hudson Campbell and Katie Sullivan were elected as the two school board trustees for Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Halloween Days will provide opportunities to donate to the October food drive that Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association does each year. (Downtown Maple Ridge BIA/The News)

Downtown Maple Ridge BIA hosts multi-day Halloween celebration

The Oct. 29-30 Halloween Days event will have crafts, candy, and a costume contest

Halloween Days will provide opportunities to donate to the October food drive that Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association does each year. (Downtown Maple Ridge BIA/The News)
Haley Dustan, left, and her mother Liz. (Special to The News)

Blood drive for Maple Ridge cancer patient

Haley Dustan, 19, was diagnosed on June 1 with stage four colon cancer

Haley Dustan, left, and her mother Liz. (Special to The News)
The Oct. 15 cleanup event done by the Lower Mainland Green Team and the Alouette River Management Society was the second of three planned events in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for 2022. (Lower Mainland Green Team/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge park gets vegetation makeover from local volunteer group

Almost 200 bathtubs worth of invasive blackberry plants were removed

The Oct. 15 cleanup event done by the Lower Mainland Green Team and the Alouette River Management Society was the second of three planned events in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for 2022. (Lower Mainland Green Team/Special to The News)
Supporters were dressed up in their best disco outfits for the 34th annual Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Gala. (Special to The News)

Hundreds of thousands raised at hospital foundation’s Disco Ball Gala in Maple Ridge

Some attendees were dressed in sequin bell-bottoms and crop tops in the spirit of the night

Supporters were dressed up in their best disco outfits for the 34th annual Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Gala. (Special to The News)
Incumbent mayoral candidate Mike Morden, centre, with members of his Maple Ridge First slate, watches the election results come in Saturday night, Oct. 15. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge mayor elect promises to work with everyone on council

Former mayor, Mike Morden, looking forward to spending more time with family

Incumbent mayoral candidate Mike Morden, centre, with members of his Maple Ridge First slate, watches the election results come in Saturday night, Oct. 15. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Garibaldi Secondary School offers students the chance to play in concert bands, jazz bands, or choir. (Garibaldi Second Music Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge school hosts student-run classical and jazz concert

Garibaldi Secondary’s Fall Colours concert take place on Oct. 26

Garibaldi Secondary School offers students the chance to play in concert bands, jazz bands, or choir. (Garibaldi Second Music Facebook/Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Cycle hosts a variety of community bike events for women, including ladies-only bike maintenance nights. (Pitt Meadows Cycle Facebook/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows cycling group wraps up season with a biking scavenger hunt

The event will take place at Pitt Meadows Cycle on Oct. 23

Pitt Meadows Cycle hosts a variety of community bike events for women, including ladies-only bike maintenance nights. (Pitt Meadows Cycle Facebook/Special to The News)
Roving performers will be throughout the park for Celebrate The Night in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Maple Ridge gearing up to Celebrate the Night

Celebrations will take place in Memorial Peace Park on Friday

Roving performers will be throughout the park for Celebrate The Night in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)