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Paul Turner has joined the Ridge Meadows Soccer Club as their new sporting director. (Priyanka Ketkar/THE NEWS)

Ridge Meadows Soccer welcomes new coach to club

Paul Turner to join the club as new sporting director

From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)

Jeremy’s Roubaix races through Pitt Meadows

Race a tribute to a Canadian cycling team manager, national level track and road racing coach, who lost his life to depression

  • Jul 20, 2021
Pitt Meadows driver Jason Wesson is anxious to get back on the track for some race action next weekend in Mission. (<a href="http://martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/" target="_blank">Brent Martin</a>/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows driver revs up for race action

Jason Wesson is excited to get back on the track at Mission Raceway July 24 and 25

Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)
Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)
Tom Bowen (right), vice president of the 2020 BC Summer Games and Legacy Funding Committee chair, was handing out cheques to local sporting organizations Thursday. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Sports organizations given BC Games Legacy Funds in Maple Ridge

$128,000 distributed, Maple Ridge to host BC Summer Games in 2024

Tom Bowen (right), vice president of the 2020 BC Summer Games and Legacy Funding Committee chair, was handing out cheques to local sporting organizations Thursday. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.

With logo reveal complete, Abbotsford Canucks GM Ryan Johnson turns attention to hockey

Johnson said it’s been a busy summer relocating from New York, but he’s ready to build the roster

The Abbotsford Canucks are going with Johnny Canuck as the team’s primary logo.
Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)

BC Football Conference conditionally approves new team in Prince George

The Kodiaks would begin play in 2022 and be the junior football league’s seventh franchise

Team president Craig Briere at the podium during the introductory press conference for the BCFC's seventh squad, the Prince George Kodiaks. (Facebook photo)
Jaden August, 12, is among those playing in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf's B.C. tour underway now. They're playing in Abbbotsford next week. (MLJ/Special to The News)

12-year-old golfer picks up first win of the season

Pitt Meadows athlete Jaden August brings home a gold from junior competition in Chilliwack

Jaden August, 12, is among those playing in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf's B.C. tour underway now. They're playing in Abbbotsford next week. (MLJ/Special to The News)
The Ridge Meadows Jr. Flames won at the Pacific Spring Showcase. (Special to The News)

Jr. Flames win gold at Pacific Spring Showcase

Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Teams get back into tournament action

The Ridge Meadows Jr. Flames won at the Pacific Spring Showcase. (Special to The News)
International prep team players unveiled “The Rich Goulet Court” in honour of the late, legendary Pitt Meadows basketball coach at the opening of the new Panther Hoops Basketball Academy facility in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New Langley basketball facility remembers top Pitt Meadows coach Rich Goulet

Non-profit Panther Hoops Basketball Society opens NBA-sized court

International prep team players unveiled “The Rich Goulet Court” in honour of the late, legendary Pitt Meadows basketball coach at the opening of the new Panther Hoops Basketball Academy facility in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
John Paul Kahlert of Maple Ridge finished third in a Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour event at Hazelmere. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge golfer takes third in junior tour event

Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour gets back in action

John Paul Kahlert of Maple Ridge finished third in a Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour event at Hazelmere. (Special to The News)
Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
When they last met, Giants fell 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars. Both will renew their rivalry in Maple Ridge on Sept. 24. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
When they last met, Giants fell 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars. Both will renew their rivalry in Maple Ridge on Sept. 24. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
Vanessa Barrett is competing to be the face of fitness for a health and bodybuilding magazine. (Vanessa Barrett/Special to the Maple Ridge News)

Ridge fitness champ aims to become face of magazine

Vanessa Barrett wants to add ‘Ms Fitness’ to her titles of entrepreneur and mom

Vanessa Barrett is competing to be the face of fitness for a health and bodybuilding magazine. (Vanessa Barrett/Special to the Maple Ridge News)
People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. There’s new evidence the Vancouver police were warned about a possible riot days before violence broke out during the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs on June 15. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe

Maple Ridge residents share Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot memories

June 15th was 10th anniversary of Canucks Game 7 loss

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. There’s new evidence the Vancouver police were warned about a possible riot days before violence broke out during the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs on June 15. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
Emiko Nakai will attend Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon next year. (Special to The News)

Three SRT Titans earn scholarships

Maple Ridge’s Emiko Nagai, Lucas Hutchinson, and Cade Armour will take talents to college level

Emiko Nakai will attend Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon next year. (Special to The News)
Tyler O’Neill has a shot at making the NL all-star team. (Taka Yanagimoto/St. Louis Cardinals)
Tyler O’Neill has a shot at making the NL all-star team. (Taka Yanagimoto/St. Louis Cardinals)
Langley Mustangs high jumper Aiden Grout, seen here in McLeod Athletic Park in Langley in 2019, has just qualified for several top international competitions, including the Olympic trials. (Photo courtesy Vid Wadhwani)
Langley Mustangs high jumper Aiden Grout, seen here in McLeod Athletic Park in Langley in 2019, has just qualified for several top international competitions, including the Olympic trials. (Photo courtesy Vid Wadhwani)
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BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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Oliver Mepham, 14, aims to score an MLS goal one day. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

Maple Ridge striker on path to play in Major League Soccer

Oliver Mepham, 14, has been selected to join the Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Academy

Oliver Mepham, 14, aims to score an MLS goal one day. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)