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Prep teacher Ola Cholewa shows local environmentalist Jack Emberly posters that students from the Fish Ladder Awareness Team made to promote a fish ladder along the Alouette River. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

New club in fight for fish ladder in Maple Ridge

The Environmental School club creating awareness about the need for a fish ladder on the Alouette

Prep teacher Ola Cholewa shows local environmentalist Jack Emberly posters that students from the Fish Ladder Awareness Team made to promote a fish ladder along the Alouette River. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The Pitt Meadows Art Gallery will be running a photography exhibition through February and March.

Pitt Meadows Art Gallery featuring photography

Pros and amateurs submitted their images on a variety of themes

  • Jan 23, 2021
The Pitt Meadows Art Gallery will be running a photography exhibition through February and March.
Fraser Health declares outbreak over at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Google Maps)

Outbreak at Ridge Meadows Hospital declared over

The outbreak was announced at the end of December in an inpatient rehab unit at Maple Ridge hospital

Fraser Health declares outbreak over at Ridge Meadows Hospital. (Google Maps)
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Three car accident
Hazmat incident in Maple Ridge
Serious crash shuts down road in rural Maple Ridge
Kenney makes last ditch plea for Keystone XL Expansion
The group opposing CP Rail’s proposed logistics park in Pitt Meadows has gathered signs and other materials to rally opposition. (Special to The News)

STOPCPRAIL group would stop coming rail projects in Pitt Meadows

Council wants to proceed with Harris Road underpass

The group opposing CP Rail’s proposed logistics park in Pitt Meadows has gathered signs and other materials to rally opposition. (Special to The News)
COVID-19 (Pixabay)

Garibaldi secondary in Maple Ridge exposed to COVID-19

Fourth case of virus at a high school in School District 42 in 2021

COVID-19 (Pixabay)
Snow is expected Saturday night and Sunday morning in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (THE NEWS-files)

Snowfall coming to Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows this weekend

Two-to-five centimetres expected for most of the Lower Mainland

Snow is expected Saturday night and Sunday morning in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (THE NEWS-files)
U.S. politician Bernie Sanders sits on top of the horse clock. (Brenda Norrie/Special to The News)

U.S. politician Bernie Sanders pops up in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge residents get in on the meme action

U.S. politician Bernie Sanders sits on top of the horse clock. (Brenda Norrie/Special to The News)
The BC Hydro Dam at Alouette Lake. (The News files)

Alouette Lake boaters may be left high and dry

Hydro plans may bring down water levels of Maple Ridge lake in future summers

The BC Hydro Dam at Alouette Lake. (The News files)
Elise Gouin (left), tech peer to Jocelyn McLean, in booth at CEED Centre Neighbourhood House. (Christian Cowley/Special to The News)

New seniors programs at Maple Ridge centre help isolated connect

The CEED Centre Society is offering two new seniors programs

Elise Gouin (left), tech peer to Jocelyn McLean, in booth at CEED Centre Neighbourhood House. (Christian Cowley/Special to The News)
Nobody will be turned away from the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministry in the next couple of days as temperatures are expected to dip below freezing. (THE NEWS/files)

Ridge Meadows Salvation Army calls for extreme weather response

Freezing temperatures forecast tonight and Friday, snow on the weekend

Nobody will be turned away from the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministry in the next couple of days as temperatures are expected to dip below freezing. (THE NEWS/files)
Madeline Merlo announced a new record deal with Broken Bow Record Music Group. (Facebook/Madeline Merlo)

Maple Ridge country artist signs record deal in Nashville

Madeline Merlo signed with Broken Bow Record Music Group

Madeline Merlo announced a new record deal with Broken Bow Record Music Group. (Facebook/Madeline Merlo)
CP’s proposed logistics park would be in the fields just across the tracks from its intermodal yard in Pitt Meadows. (Google)

Pitt Meadows wants higher tax rate for CP Rail

Councillors decry a rate that equates railway to a dentist’s office

CP’s proposed logistics park would be in the fields just across the tracks from its intermodal yard in Pitt Meadows. (Google)
Ridge Meadows Hospice Society volunteer Jill Constable. (Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Hospice celebrating 25 years

Celebratory White Dove Dinner raising money for support and grief programs

Ridge Meadows Hospice Society volunteer Jill Constable. (Ridge Meadows Hospice Society/Special to The News)
Almost every health region in the province saw an increase in overdose calls last year. (Blackpress files)

Overdose call numbers reach five-year-high in Maple Ridge.

BC Emergency Health Services responded to almost 500 local calls in 2020

Almost every health region in the province saw an increase in overdose calls last year. (Blackpress files)
Ralliers gather in front of the Cityviews Village apartment building in Maple Ridge to protest attempts to evict low-income tenants by the building owner. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

Tenants protest pressure tactics by new landlord at Maple Ridge apartment building

Protest held in front of Cityviews Village on 223 St. Tuesday to rally against low-income evictions

Ralliers gather in front of the Cityviews Village apartment building in Maple Ridge to protest attempts to evict low-income tenants by the building owner. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
The Chamber of Commerce has confirmed its new executive.
The Chamber of Commerce has confirmed its new executive.
One staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at Maple Ridge Seniors Village. (Google)

Outbreak declared over at Maple Ridge Senior’s Village

This is the second COVID-19 outbreak for the long-term-care facility

One staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at Maple Ridge Seniors Village. (Google)
Stand-up paddleboarder Christie Jamieson kneels as a pod of transient orcas put on a dramatic show on Jan. 19 in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Stand-up paddleboarder Christie Jamieson kneels as a pod of transient orcas put on a dramatic show on Jan. 19 in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The slide happened in November of 2018. (Special to The News)

Slippery slope has Albion community centre neighbours upset

City’s excavations caused landslide on neighbouring property

The slide happened in November of 2018. (Special to The News)
Cathy Barrington plays the drums and sings with various jazz and blues bands. But she is known in the school district as the singing secretary. (Special to The News)

Singing secretary at Maple Ridge elementary school leaves on a high note

Cathy Barrington, whose rendition of At Last went viral online, has retired

Cathy Barrington plays the drums and sings with various jazz and blues bands. But she is known in the school district as the singing secretary. (Special to The News)