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An ambulance passes through a crowd of people protesting COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Politicians issue warnings ahead of hospital protests expected across Canada

Ontario medical professionals issue joint statement “strongly condemning” the planned disruptions

An ambulance passes through a crowd of people protesting COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Leaders in Ontario and B.C. as campaign enters final week

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is returning to Vancouver to make an announcement this morning

Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
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)

One hurt in Maple Ridge gunshot incident

Police called to 11400-block of 207th Street Saturday morning

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)
A record 1,200 cars were on display at the Good Times Cruise-In in Aldergrove on Saturday, Sept. 11. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A record 1,200 vehicles draw crowds to Lower Mainland car show

Charity fundraiser very nearly didn’t happen, organizer revealed

A record 1,200 cars were on display at the Good Times Cruise-In in Aldergrove on Saturday, Sept. 11. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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)

Car crashes into multiple vehicles in Maple Ridge, including police cruiser

One taken into custody after early Saturday morning incident on Cherrywood Drive

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)
Former Chilliwack drug user Mike K. speaks about his experience as an addict in the third part of The Hidden Crisis video series. (Justin Booth/ Dock Visual Media)

VIDEO: ‘My experience with cocaine was a real dark place,’ says former Chilliwack addict

Chilliwack man speaks about life when he was an addict as part of overdose prevention video series

Former Chilliwack drug user Mike K. speaks about his experience as an addict in the third part of The Hidden Crisis video series. (Justin Booth/ Dock Visual Media)
Maple Ridge residents will have to pre-register for the event as there are limited spots. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge residents will have to pre-register for the event as there are limited spots. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society/Special to The News)
According to Leanne Koehn, garbage is just things we haven’t yet figured out what to do with. (File photo)

Mattresses, e-cigarettes, solar panels will no longer go to the dump in B.C.

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society excited over province’s plan to keep more items out of landfill

According to Leanne Koehn, garbage is just things we haven’t yet figured out what to do with. (File photo)
The federal election will be held on Sept. 20. (Chamber of Commerce Facebook/Special to The News)

All six Pitt Meadows – Maple Ridge candidates show up for chamber-organized All Candidates

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce held their virtual all-candidates forum Friday,…

The federal election will be held on Sept. 20. (Chamber of Commerce Facebook/Special to The News)
Interior Health’s mobile vaccine clinic has been set up in small communities. (Interior Health photo)

B.C. sees 820 more COVID-19 cases Friday, 9 more deaths

Now 281 in hospital, intensive care up 5 in 24 hours

Interior Health’s mobile vaccine clinic has been set up in small communities. (Interior Health photo)
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Sept. 12

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A man holding an axe was seen hitting another individual a couple of times during the course of their argument. (Special to The News)

Police arrest one in the Maple Ridge axe incident

Much more to incidents than a “short 60 second clip on social media”, says RCMP

A man holding an axe was seen hitting another individual a couple of times during the course of their argument. (Special to The News)
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen on the side of a mountain in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Campfires allowed across B.C. except southern Vancouver Island

Wildfire conditions ease, allowing relaxing of restrictions

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen on the side of a mountain in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a campaign stop in downtown Ottawa, Friday, September 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Federal leaders back on the hustings after back-to-back debates

Quebec appears to emerging as a major battleground in the upcoming vote

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a campaign stop in downtown Ottawa, Friday, September 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
This week advance voting begins. (Black Press files)

Ready to cast your vote? Advance voting now open until Sept. 13

Voters for Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge riding can visit assigned booths between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This week advance voting begins. (Black Press files)
Tony Eyles with family. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)
Tony Eyles with family. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Green leader Annamie Paul discuss a point during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Leaders spar over climate, foreign policy in debate, but format leaves some unhappy

Bloc Québécois Leader says debate opened with ‘a bunch of insults against Quebecers’ by the moderator

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Green leader Annamie Paul discuss a point during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to introductions before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, in Vancouver, on Monday, February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former B.C. lottery director says he’s ‘whistleblower’ on money laundering at casinos

Ross Alderson testified he was driven to leak information about suspected extent of the situation

Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to introductions before opening statements at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia, in Vancouver, on Monday, February 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Steven Badcock chuckles at his friend in England, Steve O’Hehir, with whom he chats each week via video, in Gambo, N.L., on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. The two met when O’Hehir’s plane to Cincinnati was rerouted to Gander, N.L., on Sept. 11, 2001, and they’ve been close friends ever since. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sarah Smellie

How a plane diverted to Newfoundland on Sept. 11 forged a 20-year friendship

Tiny Gambo Newfoundland remembers 20 years ago, when planes came out of the sky

Steven Badcock chuckles at his friend in England, Steve O’Hehir, with whom he chats each week via video, in Gambo, N.L., on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. The two met when O’Hehir’s plane to Cincinnati was rerouted to Gander, N.L., on Sept. 11, 2001, and they’ve been close friends ever since. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sarah Smellie
Okanagan residents can gather around the campfire this weekend as the BC Wildfire Service has lifted the prohibition effective Sept. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Campfire ban lifted in Okanagan

Kamloops and Boundary zone prohibitions eased as of Friday at noon

Okanagan residents can gather around the campfire this weekend as the BC Wildfire Service has lifted the prohibition effective Sept. 10, 2021. (File photo)