Opinion

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
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge writer says toppling statues is about getting skeletons out of closet

Removal of name of Canada’s first prime minister at university prompts letter writing

  • Nov 15, 2020
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LETTER: Maple Ridge man questions why people acquiese to virus orders

A letter writer argues people should not blindly follow unelected health officials

  • Nov 14, 2020
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LETTER: Preserve one of Maple Ridge’s most invaluable ecosystems

One reader suggests council push harder to develop Albion, instead of Yennadon

  • Nov 10, 2020
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LETTER: Reader believes businesses mandating masks should be providing them to shoppers

Companies should absorb cost of face covers for kids and adults alike who forget or can’t afford them

  • Nov 9, 2020
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Chad Cowles is the manager of the community social safety initiatives for the City of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

NETWORKING: Community given glimpse into new street outreach services

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Network hears from CSO Chad Cowles and STORM

  • Nov 8, 2020
Chad Cowles is the manager of the community social safety initiatives for the City of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Lest we forget: A Maple Ridge veteran wants people to use Nov. 11 as intended, as a day of reflection and a time to give thanks to all those who sacrifices for today’s freedoms. (Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Misspelling and wishes for ‘happy’ Remembrance Day irk local veteran

UPDATE: It’s a day to reflect and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for today’s freedoms

  • Nov 8, 2020
Lest we forget: A Maple Ridge veteran wants people to use Nov. 11 as intended, as a day of reflection and a time to give thanks to all those who sacrifices for today’s freedoms. (Special to Black Press Media)
Whenever Antoinetta DeWit of Maple Ridge sees a poppy and automatically gives thanks to all the veterans who sacrificed for our freedoms. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Thank you to every veteran

A local Maple Ridge resident shares a poem about remembrance

  • Nov 7, 2020
Whenever Antoinetta DeWit of Maple Ridge sees a poppy and automatically gives thanks to all the veterans who sacrificed for our freedoms. (Special to The News)
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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FILE – A salmon pictured in this undated photo (Joel Krahn/Black Press File)

OPINION: Biggest threat facing wild Pacific salmon is Fisheries and Oceans Canada

‘Only Canada allows the farming of Atlantic salmon on the migration routes of wild Pacific salmon’

  • Nov 6, 2020
FILE – A salmon pictured in this undated photo (Joel Krahn/Black Press File)
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LETTER: Maple Ridge redevelopment motivated by money, not ecology

Reader convinced new jobs in proposed Yennadon plan will not go to local people

  • Nov 6, 2020
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LETTER: Bridge over Neaves Road a serious traffic concern, too

A Pitt Meadows walker has watched many near fatal incidents because of speeders

  • Nov 6, 2020
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