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LETTER: Lights imperative to curtailing crime on Maple Ridge streets

The roadways and walkways around the community are too dark, inviting for criminals

  • Dec 12, 2020
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Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

LETTER: Please, some respect for what you have taken

Abbotsford-raised pastor rails against ‘constant condescension’ of Dr. Henry

  • Dec 9, 2020
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Downtown Maple Ridge BIA Win Your Wish contest
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LETTER: Maple Ridge woman’s letter about ‘pink tax’ hits nerve

Women charged more for many products for no good reason, Surrey woman says

  • Dec 8, 2020
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Natasha Statham and her “poppa,” Roy Hubbeard shared a moment, before COVID hit. (Special to The News)

LETTER: The Year 2020, so much to be thankful for

Grandfather moved by granddaughter’s positive outlook

  • Dec 7, 2020
Natasha Statham and her “poppa,” Roy Hubbeard shared a moment, before COVID hit. (Special to The News)
Getting around local crosswalks, intersections and sidewalks in downtown Maple Ridge can be very difficult for people with limited mobility and dependent on assistance devices such as wheelchairs and walkers. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Dangerous getting around Maple Ridge in wheelchair, scooter

Taking crosswalk argument a step further, how about making downtown accessible for all

  • Dec 6, 2020
Getting around local crosswalks, intersections and sidewalks in downtown Maple Ridge can be very difficult for people with limited mobility and dependent on assistance devices such as wheelchairs and walkers. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: People should come first, over taxes

Maple Ridge should not be looking at tax increase during the pandemic

  • Dec 6, 2020
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LETTER: Taxpayer calls for a reality check on proposed tax hike

Maple Ridge ponders raising property taxes, writer suggests council take 6 months off without pay

  • Dec 6, 2020
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Les Haddad shared this picture of Maple Ridge’s Alouette Lake as he saw it recently, looking south from the Florence Lake forestry road. (Special to The News)

ALONG THE FRASER: Visiting the ‘jaws of hell’ on the Alouette

A local environmentalist again argues his point that a fish ladder over the dam is a must

  • Dec 5, 2020
Les Haddad shared this picture of Maple Ridge’s Alouette Lake as he saw it recently, looking south from the Florence Lake forestry road. (Special to The News)
Both vehicles and pedestrians share Dewdney Trunk Road east of 240th Street.  (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

LETTER: Dewdney Trunk Road in major need of work, too

It’s great to once hear Maple Ridge is again planning to extend Abernethy Way to 256th Street

  • Dec 2, 2020
Both vehicles and pedestrians share Dewdney Trunk Road east of 240th Street.  (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
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LETTER: Pointing out an issue is not ‘shaming,’ reader argues

Duncan has been as strong advocate for the community, and hopefully can continue in that role

  • Nov 30, 2020
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LETTER: Hair salon discriminates based on gender

Maple Ridge reader wonders if other women share her feelings on the matter

  • Nov 30, 2020
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Lobbying efforts continue to have a fish ladder added to the Alouette dam. (News files)

ALONG THE FRASER: Habitat behind dam could help reverse salmon declines

VIDEO: Environmentalist keeps lobbying for Hydro to fund a fish ladder to move salmon over the dam

  • Nov 29, 2020
Lobbying efforts continue to have a fish ladder added to the Alouette dam. (News files)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Bouncing back from a brain injury isn’t easy

‘We didn’t know how bad it was until I tried to return to work’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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LETTER: Shame on local businesses not enforcing mask wearing

Maybe a list should be published saying where not to do business because it’s unsafe

  • Nov 23, 2020
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LETTER: There’s good reason for councillor’s actions

Councillor Kiersten Duncan has given much to this community, and deserves some understanding

  • Nov 22, 2020
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Reader queries why you need to push a button to activate the walk lights at major intersections. She believes it should engage automatically. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Walking lights should be automatic at major intersections

For the sake of all pedestrians, especially those with mobility issues, change crossing signals

  • Nov 22, 2020
Reader queries why you need to push a button to activate the walk lights at major intersections. She believes it should engage automatically. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: Councillor demonstrates her ‘major commitment’ to her job

Reader impressed by Maple Ridge council member’s devotion

  • Nov 19, 2020
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People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Together, for a brighter future for all British Columbians

‘Time and time again, British Columbians have shown resolve and strength in coming together’

  • Nov 18, 2020
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward