Opinion

Charles Forlier found a pile of construction debris while walking on the Ridge Meadows diking system on Jan. 10, 2021.

LETTER: Tossed debris spoils walk for Pitt Meadows resident

Resident asks bigger questions about how humans treat their environment in light of casual dumping

  • Jan 11, 2021
Charles Forlier found a pile of construction debris while walking on the Ridge Meadows diking system on Jan. 10, 2021.
Lillian Ireland and Rob Dramer wrote a song for healthcare workers earlier last year, and ended 2020 with a New Years ditty. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Sharing wishes for a non-COVID New Year

New ditty by Maple Ridge musicians speaks of sacrifice, hope, kindness, and resilience

  • Jan 11, 2021
Lillian Ireland and Rob Dramer wrote a song for healthcare workers earlier last year, and ended 2020 with a New Years ditty. (Special to The News)
Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

COLUMN: The American sword of Damocles

Reporter and U.S. citizen Adam Louis reflects on the events of Jan. 6

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
A Maple Ridge letter writer would be okay with paying more taxes if there were more EV charging stations available in town. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Maple Ridge needs to use taxes to improve infrastructure

Taxpayer irked by lack of road upgrades and EV charging stations

  • Dec 31, 2020
A Maple Ridge letter writer would be okay with paying more taxes if there were more EV charging stations available in town. (Black Press Media files)
Reader speaks to all the good news stories packed into the Christmas 2020 edition of The News.

LETTER: Nice reflection of all that is good in the community

Grateful to find The News’ Christmas edition packed with so many positive news stories

  • Dec 30, 2020
Reader speaks to all the good news stories packed into the Christmas 2020 edition of The News.
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

OPINION: Looking back on a life filled with learning about my grandma

‘She had left out so much of the good stuff, likely for the sake of my young ears’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.
Letters to the editor.

LETTER: Simple truth is masks help slow spread of virus

Calling for fellow letter writer to stop attacking MLA for COVIDIOT stance

  • Dec 29, 2020
Letters to the editor.
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LETTER: Is it time for Mike Farnsworth to retire?

This Maple Ridge letter writer is in complete agreement that MLA should end name calling

  • Dec 27, 2020
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LETTER: Maple Ridge council should be ashamed

Long-time resident irate by decision to hike property taxes for 2021

  • Dec 26, 2020
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St. Pat’s Grade 1 student letters to Santa

LETTERS: Kids asking Santa to feed and pray for the ‘homelis’

A common thread of compassion for those without comes in letters from Grade 1 Maple Ridge class

  • Dec 26, 2020
St. Pat’s Grade 1 student letters to Santa
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 22, in the Island Health region. (Adrian Dix/Twitter)

OUR VIEW: A vaccine, and brighter days

The vaccination program will begin to pay dividends in the new year

  • Dec 25, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 22, in the Island Health region. (Adrian Dix/Twitter)
Ayva is one of the Grade 3 student at St. Patrick’s Elementary School. (Special to The News)

LETTERS TO SANTA: From the mouths of babes

A Grade 3 class at St. Patrick’s Elementary School in Maple Ridge share letters to Ol’ St. Nick

  • Dec 25, 2020
Ayva is one of the Grade 3 student at St. Patrick’s Elementary School. (Special to The News)
One kind gesture in a Starbuck drive-thru sparked another, and made one Maple Ridge woman’s bad day a little brighter. (Screengrab)

Kind gesture by Starbucks customer came at perfect time

A Maple Ridge woman is extremely grateful for and encourage by one person’s act of kindess

  • Dec 24, 2020
One kind gesture in a Starbuck drive-thru sparked another, and made one Maple Ridge woman’s bad day a little brighter. (Screengrab)
Maple Ridge’s Lynell Adams uses song often to spread cheer and merriment. Despite COVID, here’s a Christmas ditty she wrote and performed. (Screengrab)

LETTER: Rejoice for COVID will soon be over

A Maple Ridge woman uses song to lift spirits during the holidays

  • Dec 24, 2020
Maple Ridge’s Lynell Adams uses song often to spread cheer and merriment. Despite COVID, here’s a Christmas ditty she wrote and performed. (Screengrab)
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LETTER: Councillors are a gaggle of grinches

Maple Ridge homeowner saddened by council’s 4.29% tax increase

  • Dec 23, 2020
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanked an Island Health nurse after joining staff for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria on Dec. 22 (B.C. government/Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Vaccine – a seasonal gift for one and all

A Maple Ridge poet puts pen to paper on the subject of the coronavirus vaccination rolling out

  • Dec 23, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanked an Island Health nurse after joining staff for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria on Dec. 22 (B.C. government/Special to Black Press Media)
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LETTER: Disappointed by Maple Ridge increasing taxes during a pandemic

Reader can’t believe she’s agreeing with Councillor Gordy Robson, but curtail hike during COVID

  • Dec 23, 2020
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A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC

OPINION: Hoping for broader support and better days ahead for tourism sector

Now as we turn the page on 2020, there is room for optimism

  • Dec 22, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC
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LETTER: Lights will help prevent disasters on Maple Ridge streets

Letter writer throws her support behind the need for more high-traffic roads to be illuminated

  • Dec 22, 2020
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