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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2021, file photo, an Afghan refugee living in India wearing a scarf in the colors of Afghanistan flag participates in a protest against the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan outside the office of United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees, in New Delhi, India. India’s leaders are anxiously watching the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, fearing that it will benefit their bitter rival Pakistan and feed a long-simmering insurgency in the disputed region of Kashmir, where militants already have a foothold. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

With Taliban’s rise, India sees renewed threat in Kashmir

India’s leaders are anxiously watching the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, fearing that…

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2021, file photo, an Afghan refugee living in India wearing a scarf in the colors of Afghanistan flag participates in a protest against the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan outside the office of United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees, in New Delhi, India. India’s leaders are anxiously watching the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, fearing that it will benefit their bitter rival Pakistan and feed a long-simmering insurgency in the disputed region of Kashmir, where militants already have a foothold. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
FILE - David Shearing, pictured in this 1983 file photo. David Ennis (formerly David Shearing) convicted of killing three generations of a BC family in a mass murder faces his first parole hearing Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008. Ennis was convicted in the deaths of six members of the Bentley- Johnson family while they were camping in Wells Gray Park, in the BC Interior, in 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ files

Conditional release not recommended for B.C. man who killed family of 6: parole officer

David Shearing killed six while they camped near Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1982

FILE - David Shearing, pictured in this 1983 file photo. David Ennis (formerly David Shearing) convicted of killing three generations of a BC family in a mass murder faces his first parole hearing Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008. Ennis was convicted in the deaths of six members of the Bentley- Johnson family while they were camping in Wells Gray Park, in the BC Interior, in 1982. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ files
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole takes a photo with supporters during a campaign stop on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Russell, Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Campaign has Trudeau in Halifax, O’Toole in Quebec and Singh in Ontario

Liberals, Tories locked in a heat according to poll as campaign nears end

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole takes a photo with supporters during a campaign stop on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Russell, Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Liberal candidate Ahmed Yousef is currently a sitting councillor in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge councillor looks to be Liberal MP

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Liberal candidate Ahmed Yousef is currently a sitting councillor in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Steve Ranta has run for office before. This time, he’s one of six contenders vying to be the MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Ranta returns as lone independent candidate in federal run

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Steve Ranta has run for office before. This time, he’s one of six contenders vying to be the MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Phil Klapwyk, who works in the film industry, is running as the New Democrat in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Labour leader throws hat in ring for NDP

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Phil Klapwyk, who works in the film industry, is running as the New Democrat in Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Juliuss Hoffmann is running in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding in this month’s federal election. (Special to The News)

Self-employed father carries People’s Party of Canada flag into election

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Juliuss Hoffmann is running in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding in this month’s federal election. (Special to The News)
Conservative incumbent Marc Dalton is once again running to be MP in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding. (Special to The News)

Incumbent seeks re-election under Conservative banner

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Conservative incumbent Marc Dalton is once again running to be MP in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding. (Special to The News)
Peter Buddle is running for the Rhinoceros Party in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding. (Special to The News)

Rhino candidate strives to bring system down from the ‘inside’

Each candidate was invited to provide a brief biography and answers to five key election questions

Peter Buddle is running for the Rhinoceros Party in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding. (Special to The News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Citizen initiative reports COVID in Maple Ridge schools

Exposure events not being reported by Fraser Health, now in social media

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
No serious injuries were reported after a driver hit several other vehicles including a police cruiser early Saturday morning Sept. 11. (Special to Maple Ridge Pitt meadows News)

Man allegedly under influence of alcohol in Maple Ridge crash

Collides into police vehicle during Impaired Driving Enforcement Initiative

No serious injuries were reported after a driver hit several other vehicles including a police cruiser early Saturday morning Sept. 11. (Special to Maple Ridge Pitt meadows News)
Wind warning for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (The News files)

Wind warning issued for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Weather alert issued by Environment Canada at 3 p.m. Tuesday

Wind warning for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (The News files)
Protesters hold a banner as they stand in front of stacks of lumber during a demonstration against old-growth logging, at Teal-Jones Group sawmill in Surrey, B.C., on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Teal-Jones holds licenses allowing it to log in the Fairy Creek Watershed on Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Old-growth activists want fewer police powers at Fairy Creek, RCMP asking for more

Teal Cedar Products asks B.C. court for one-year injunction extension at Fairy Creek

Protesters hold a banner as they stand in front of stacks of lumber during a demonstration against old-growth logging, at Teal-Jones Group sawmill in Surrey, B.C., on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Teal-Jones holds licenses allowing it to log in the Fairy Creek Watershed on Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Maple Ridge’s Jack Emberly was at Fairy Creek to see first hand what’s happening in the efforts to halt logging of the old-growth forest. (Jack Emberly/Special to The News)

ALONG THE FRASER: Tension mounts at Fairy Creek while columnist gains insight

Day 2 at protest site: Maple Ridge environmentalist visiting the Vancouver Island action

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Maple Ridge’s Jack Emberly was at Fairy Creek to see first hand what’s happening in the efforts to halt logging of the old-growth forest. (Jack Emberly/Special to The News)
John Jack, chair of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention by video link, Sept. 14, 2021. (UBCM video)
John Jack, chair of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, addresses the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention by video link, Sept. 14, 2021. (UBCM video)
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2021, file photo Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley speaks during a briefing with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon in Washington. Fearful of former President Donald Trump’s actions in his final weeks in office, the United States’ top military officer twice assured his Chinese counterpart that the two nations would not go to war. According to a forthcoming book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Milley told a Chinese general that the United States would not strike. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Book: Top U.S. officer feared Trump could order China strike

Account says Milley promised Chinese counterpart he would warn him in the event of a U.S. attack

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2021, file photo Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley speaks during a briefing with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon in Washington. Fearful of former President Donald Trump’s actions in his final weeks in office, the United States’ top military officer twice assured his Chinese counterpart that the two nations would not go to war. According to a forthcoming book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Milley told a Chinese general that the United States would not strike. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Stolen pipes could only be moved using equipment, and the four stolen have a value of about $12,000. (Special to The News)

Thieves hit Maple Ridge construction site

RCMP asking for public assistance, looking for witnesses

Stolen pipes could only be moved using equipment, and the four stolen have a value of about $12,000. (Special to The News)
People gather at a memorial site in Amherst, N.S. on Tuesday Sept. 14, 2021. A Nova Scotia town is grieving the loss of a family of six, including four children, whose bodies were discovered Sunday evening following a fire in a travel trailer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward

Nova Scotia ‘family that could’ perishes at rural summer getaway creation

Entire family of six dies in trailer fire during wilderness outing

People gather at a memorial site in Amherst, N.S. on Tuesday Sept. 14, 2021. A Nova Scotia town is grieving the loss of a family of six, including four children, whose bodies were discovered Sunday evening following a fire in a travel trailer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2021, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he delivers his speech during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia. The embattled opposition groups admit the Kremlin has left them few options and resources ahead of the Sept. 19 election that is widely seen as a key to Putin’s effort to cement his hold on power. But they still hope to erode the dominance of the ruling United Russia party in the State Duma, or parliament. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)

Putin in self-isolation due to COVID cases in inner circle

Russian officials say leader tested negative for the virus after a close contact

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2021, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he delivers his speech during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia. The embattled opposition groups admit the Kremlin has left them few options and resources ahead of the Sept. 19 election that is widely seen as a key to Putin’s effort to cement his hold on power. But they still hope to erode the dominance of the ruling United Russia party in the State Duma, or parliament. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
Minks look out of a cage at a fur farm in the village of Litusovo, northeast of Minsk, Belarus. Some mink farmers are concerned about COVID-19 spread through their mink. There have been outbreaks in mink farms in Europe and millions of mink had to be culled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Sergei Grits.

False B.C. fur farm ban announcement a ‘rollercoaster of emotions’: activist

A fake announcement from agriculture minister Lana Popham was sent out on Sept. 14

Minks look out of a cage at a fur farm in the village of Litusovo, northeast of Minsk, Belarus. Some mink farmers are concerned about COVID-19 spread through their mink. There have been outbreaks in mink farms in Europe and millions of mink had to be culled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Sergei Grits.