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Caitlin Smith shows a picture of her own kids trying to manouvre the are of 123rd Avenue and Creston Street in Maple Ridge to demonstrate the danger that exists for pedestrians in that area. (Caitlin Smith/Special to The News)

LETTER: Maple Ridge traffic circle a potential ‘death trap’

Parent reiterates ongoing plea for council to make city streets safe for pedestrians

  • Oct 19, 2020
Caitlin Smith shows a picture of her own kids trying to manouvre the are of 123rd Avenue and Creston Street in Maple Ridge to demonstrate the danger that exists for pedestrians in that area. (Caitlin Smith/Special to The News)
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LETTER: Country side

Maple Ridge resident shares poem that sums up arrival of fall

  • Oct 18, 2020
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Royal Crescent temporary modular homes opened in October 2018 with 53 studio suites. (The News files)

LETTER: Critical of Liberal candidates comments on supportive housing

Aspiring Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows MLAs should know there’s more to aiding homeless than shelter

  • Oct 18, 2020
Royal Crescent temporary modular homes opened in October 2018 with 53 studio suites. (The News files)
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Woman sings Christmas song in Golden Ears Provincial Park to delight of onlookers
Downtown Maple Ridge BIA Win Your Wish contest
Archer Reid was the Ridge Meadows Hospital New Year baby
Advance polling stations are already open. There’s still time to request a mail-in package. And, of course, people can cast their ballot on election day, on Saturday, Oct. 24. (Black Press Media files)

OUR VIEWS: Vote early for grandma – and others

Advance polls opened Thursday, and there’s also time to get a mail-in ballot, to avoid Oct. 24 lines

  • Oct 16, 2020
Advance polling stations are already open. There’s still time to request a mail-in package. And, of course, people can cast their ballot on election day, on Saturday, Oct. 24. (Black Press Media files)
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LETTER: Turn to federal care home system for long-term jobs, not pipeline

A Pitt Meadows reader calls for Trudeau to rethink his priorities

  • Oct 13, 2020
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LETTER: Driver irked by seeing students ignore COVID-19 protocols

Letter writer concerned schools aren’t doing enough to keep students and society safer

  • Oct 12, 2020
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LETTER: Hey wallet thief, did you think about harm caused, disabled Maple Ridge woman asks

Letter writer makes unique offer to wallet thief

  • Oct 12, 2020
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Eila Male (circa 1970s) in a Finnish costume, including woven birch bark shoes, sat on front porch of a house. The pleated skirt had belonged to her grandmother and is a deep emerald green in colour. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Eila Male was a historian for her ancestors

When museum needed translations or context about Maple Ridge’s Finnish community, they turned to Eila

  • Oct 10, 2020
Eila Male (circa 1970s) in a Finnish costume, including woven birch bark shoes, sat on front porch of a house. The pleated skirt had belonged to her grandmother and is a deep emerald green in colour. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)
Sarah Waldin recently shared this picture of Golden Ears Provincial Park. She is one of many local park lovers. (Special to The News)Sarah Waldin recently shared this picture of Golden Ears Provincial Park. She is one of many local park lovers. (Special to The News)

LETTER: B.C. must commit to parks

Maple Ridge letter writer wants investment into parklands to be an election issue

  • Oct 8, 2020
Sarah Waldin recently shared this picture of Golden Ears Provincial Park. She is one of many local park lovers. (Special to The News)Sarah Waldin recently shared this picture of Golden Ears Provincial Park. She is one of many local park lovers. (Special to The News)
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.

GUEST COLUMN: Life with cerebral palsy full of triumph and tribulations

Tuesday, Oct. 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day

  • Oct 6, 2020
Ekamjit Ghuman in Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley.
A letter writer wants politicians not to ignore parks. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows man calls on B.C. government to better fund parks

Investment in parks will pay off for the future, letter writer says

  • Oct 1, 2020
A letter writer wants politicians not to ignore parks. (Black Press Media files)
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

  • Sep 30, 2020
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver
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OPINION: Stop telling students to study STEM over humanities for post-COVID world

‘Humanities play an essential role in aspects of global competence which have not been the focus of the STEM’

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Golden Ears Provincial Park is among several parks in the province that has moved to the day pass system, where people have to reserve a space early the same morning. (The News file)

LETTER: B.C. Parks need to be a priority in the upcoming election

Maple Ridge writer feels a more effort must be dedicated to preserving and upkeeping parks

  • Sep 29, 2020
Golden Ears Provincial Park is among several parks in the province that has moved to the day pass system, where people have to reserve a space early the same morning. (The News file)
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ZYTARUK: Fleecing students at U. of Fees

Students are forced to pay a scandalous heap of mandatory fees on top of their tuition

  • Sep 28, 2020
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LETTER: Glad to say goodbye to CERB for local drug users

Reader feels COVID subsidy contributed to more overdose deaths among Maple Ridge homeless

  • Sep 28, 2020
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LETTER: Horgan has gall wasting taxpayer money amid COVID

Senior upset by election call at a time when she can’t even afford her prescriptions

  • Sep 26, 2020
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BCNDP Leader John Horgan with candidates for Maple Ridge-Mission Bob D’Eith and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Lisa Beare in Maple Ridge on Tuesday morning for a child care announcement. (Neil Corbett/Maple Ridge News)

OUR VIEW: Election could well backfire on Horgan

Are voters angry enough to cast NDP out, after sending us to the polls in the middle of a pandemic?

BCNDP Leader John Horgan with candidates for Maple Ridge-Mission Bob D’Eith and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Lisa Beare in Maple Ridge on Tuesday morning for a child care announcement. (Neil Corbett/Maple Ridge News)
BCNDP Leader John Horgan spoke on the campaign trail in Maple Ridge on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 – exactly one month before the provincial election. (Neil Corbett/The News)                                BCNDP Leader John Horgan spoke on the campaign trail in Maple Ridge on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 – exactly one month before the provincial election. (Neil Corbett/The News)

LETTER: No elections during state of emergency

Catch much more BC Votes 2020 coverage from the Black Press Media in days and weeks to come

  • Sep 25, 2020
BCNDP Leader John Horgan spoke on the campaign trail in Maple Ridge on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 – exactly one month before the provincial election. (Neil Corbett/The News)                                BCNDP Leader John Horgan spoke on the campaign trail in Maple Ridge on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 – exactly one month before the provincial election. (Neil Corbett/The News)