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Pitt Meadows Fire Chief Mike Larsson said E-Comm is a much needed communications system. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue now on E-Comm

Fire department made the switch at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 14

Pitt Meadows Fire Chief Mike Larsson said E-Comm is a much needed communications system. (Special to The News)
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

All-candidates’ meeting in Chilliwack-Hope cancelled after vaccination kerfuffle

PPC candidate barred by health officials from event because of his unvaccinated status

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
Surrey Council Chambers at city hall. (File photo)

Surrey council blocks some speakers from public hearing to ‘protect the democratic process’

‘I am disappointed by the ongoing hostile behaviour,’ Mayor Doug McCallum said

Surrey Council Chambers at city hall. (File photo)
Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is excited about restarting the cafés. (The News files)

Repair Cafés coming back after a pandemic-mandated hiatus

First one coming to Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Centre on Oct. 23

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is excited about restarting the cafés. (The News files)
Canadians should expect plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors this fall, according to the Weather Network’s long-term outlook. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Weather Network says a pretty nice fall is in store for Canada

B.C. can expect near-normal temperatures, and a normal amount of rain with heavier falls

Canadians should expect plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors this fall, according to the Weather Network’s long-term outlook. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
The Northwest Territories flag flies in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. The chief public health officer in the N.W.T. has closed all schools in Yellowknife and surrounding areas after a spike in COVID-19 cases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Yellowknife schools ordered to close for 10 days as COVID-19 cases grow

The territory is dealing with its worst outbreak since the start of the pandemic

The Northwest Territories flag flies in Ottawa, Monday July 6, 2020. The chief public health officer in the N.W.T. has closed all schools in Yellowknife and surrounding areas after a spike in COVID-19 cases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Linda O’Leary and Kevin O’Leary arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A verdict is expected today in the trial of Linda O’Leary, charged in a boat crash that killed two people in central Ontario two years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jordan Strauss/Invision

Linda O’Leary found not guilty of careless driving in fatal boat crash

O’Leary, wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary, was charged in 2019 collision that killed 2

Linda O’Leary and Kevin O’Leary arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A verdict is expected today in the trial of Linda O’Leary, charged in a boat crash that killed two people in central Ontario two years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jordan Strauss/Invision
Boo the bear is a popular summer attraction at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and can sometimes be viewed from the gondola during spring skiing when he awakes from his den from the winter. While he cannot be released to the wild, he's helped 31 grizzly cubs enter rehabilitation programs based on observations and research from the grizzly refuge. (Claire Palmer photo)

Boo, a Golden-area grizzly bear, becomes internet celebrity after viral feeding on Tik Tok

When Boo isn’t busy being a Tik Tok influencer, he’s at the centre of a grizzly rehabilitation project

Boo the bear is a popular summer attraction at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and can sometimes be viewed from the gondola during spring skiing when he awakes from his den from the winter. While he cannot be released to the wild, he's helped 31 grizzly cubs enter rehabilitation programs based on observations and research from the grizzly refuge. (Claire Palmer photo)
Police officers stand in a cordoned-off portion of the parking lot at Southpoint Exchange in South Surrey, in front of the drive-thru lane where Suminder (Ali) Grewal was fatally shot on Aug. 2, 2019. (Nick Greenizan file photo)

Life sentences for 2019 shooting death of Hells Angel in South Surrey

No chance of parole for 20 years for Calvin Powery-Hooker and Nathan De Jong

Police officers stand in a cordoned-off portion of the parking lot at Southpoint Exchange in South Surrey, in front of the drive-thru lane where Suminder (Ali) Grewal was fatally shot on Aug. 2, 2019. (Nick Greenizan file photo)
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau during the federal election French-language leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. A new poll shows a complete deadlock between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives with less than one week left in the federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

UPDATE: Trudeau, O’Toole battle for trust as poll suggests Liberals, Tories tied in support

Leger poll shows Liberals and Conservatives each with 32 per cent of decided voters

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau during the federal election French-language leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. A new poll shows a complete deadlock between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives with less than one week left in the federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Mike Mulcahy of Big Feast Bistro had no issues on Monday, the first day of mandatory vaccine passports. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows businesses fare well on the first day of mandatory vaccine passports

Executive director of Chamber of Commerce says there are no supports for businesses

Mike Mulcahy of Big Feast Bistro had no issues on Monday, the first day of mandatory vaccine passports. (Special to The News)
Multiple police units responded to a report of a gunshot at a residence in the 11400 block of 207th Street early Saturday, Sept. 11. (file)
Multiple police units responded to a report of a gunshot at a residence in the 11400 block of 207th Street early Saturday, Sept. 11. (file)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Singh and Trudeau promise to crack down on demonstrations outside hospitals

Pledge of criminal sanctions for anyone blocking access to health or harassing health-care workers

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Daily new COVID-19 infections to Sept. 8, 2021, seven-day moving average in white. New infections have begun to level off since late August after a surge in spread of the delta variant. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

B.C. COVID-19 cases decline, 823 Saturday, 641 Sunday, 520 Monday

Hospital pressure continues, nine more deaths over weekend

Daily new COVID-19 infections to Sept. 8, 2021, seven-day moving average in white. New infections have begun to level off since late August after a surge in spread of the delta variant. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Spills in Kanaka Creek have been happening regularly, and they impact the water at the Bell-Irving Hatchery. (Special to The News)

Spills into Maple Ridge creek killing hatchery salmon

Conservation group suspects dumping into Kanaka Creek in the early morning

Spills in Kanaka Creek have been happening regularly, and they impact the water at the Bell-Irving Hatchery. (Special to The News)
A counter-protester wearing a dinosaur suit holds a sign expressing their displeasure with people gathered outside the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus to protest COVID-19 vaccinations and health measures, in Ottawa, on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘It’s terrifying’: Police on hand as pandemic protesters picket hospitals

A group called Canadian Frontline Nurses posted notices of “silent vigils” in multiple communities

A counter-protester wearing a dinosaur suit holds a sign expressing their displeasure with people gathered outside the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus to protest COVID-19 vaccinations and health measures, in Ottawa, on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he visits the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department in Shanksville, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Biden stopped by after visiting the nearby Flight 93 National Memorial to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden points to wildfires, weather to push for big $3.5 trillion rebuild

U.S. president wants investment to ensure communities can withstand catastrophic weather

President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he visits the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department in Shanksville, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Biden stopped by after visiting the nearby Flight 93 National Memorial to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre reopened its doors Sept. 13 after a roughly two-week shutdown for annual maintenance. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows recreation puts new COVID-19 protocols in place

City hall and after school programs won’t need proof

Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre reopened its doors Sept. 13 after a roughly two-week shutdown for annual maintenance. (The News files)
(Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue video/Special to The News)

Hiker rescued from Gold Creek Lookout

Joint operation between Ridge Meadows and Coquitlam crew long line the injured individual

(Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue video/Special to The News)
Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive headed up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)

Donation drive aims to raise 600,000 pounds of food this year

B.C. Food Drive supports Lower Mainland food banks

Thousands of pounds of food are collected each year in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive headed up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Langley. (Special to Black Press Media)