City Council

Coun. Kiersten Duncan is recovering from a motor vehicle accident on May 3. (The News files)

Maple Ridge councillor criticized for nodding off in meeting

Duncan said chest pains had kept her awake for two days before online meeting

Coun. Kiersten Duncan is recovering from a motor vehicle accident on May 3. (The News files)
Council considered a report showing gaps in its recreation infrastructure, despite recent investment.

Council puts new pool, rec facilities on the table

Facilities gap analysis shows half of users dissatisfied

Council considered a report showing gaps in its recreation infrastructure, despite recent investment.
Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)

Langley City mayor says her removal from Metro board of directors is example of continued in-fighting

‘I’m not the mayor they wanted’ Val van den Broek says of the council members who voted against her

Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)
Pitt Meadows and Metro are making an announcement today in the Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area.

Metro making parks announcement in Pitt Meadows

Monday morning press conference in Codd Wetland

Pitt Meadows and Metro are making an announcement today in the Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area.
A scan of WWI vet R.F.C. Thomson’s official letter of resignation from Pitt Meadows City Council in September of 1915. (Pitt Meadows Museum - Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows First World War vet resigned from city council to fight

Local museum unearthed RFC Thomson’s resignation letter after city donated wealth of old docs

A scan of WWI vet R.F.C. Thomson’s official letter of resignation from Pitt Meadows City Council in September of 1915. (Pitt Meadows Museum - Special to The News)
Phase three of Onni’s Golden Ears Business Park is before council Tuesday.

New look for Golden Ears Business Park in Pitt Meadows

Zoom webinar allows public to share thoughts with council on Tuesday

Phase three of Onni’s Golden Ears Business Park is before council Tuesday.
Maple Ridge council has prohibited more vape stores in the city. (Black Press files)

Maple Ridge council moving to prohibit more vape stores

Four existing stores vape shops would be grandfathered under new regulations

Maple Ridge council has prohibited more vape stores in the city. (Black Press files)
The Muse Cannabis store in Maple Ridge would be one of up to eight in B.C., along with two locations in Vancouver and others in Deep Cove, Courtenay and Campbell River. (Special to The News)

Split decision: Maple Ridge council deals with two retail cannabis stores

The Muse goes to public hearing, Chronic Cannabis’ application raised questions

The Muse Cannabis store in Maple Ridge would be one of up to eight in B.C., along with two locations in Vancouver and others in Deep Cove, Courtenay and Campbell River. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows mayor Bill Dingwall. (THE NEWS/files)

Pitt Meadows residents paid property taxes on time

Mayor lauds property owners and city hall spending cuts

  • Oct 4, 2020
Pitt Meadows mayor Bill Dingwall. (THE NEWS/files)
Work continues on the creation of a new autonomous RCMP detachment in Pitt Meadows. (The News files)

Work continues on Pitt Meadows own RCMP detachment

City studying whether to renovate offices or build new detachment

Work continues on the creation of a new autonomous RCMP detachment in Pitt Meadows. (The News files)
The province and City of Pitt Meadows have planned changes to the intersection at Harris Road and Lougheed Highway. (Google)

Changes planned for Harris/Lougheed intersection in Pitt Meadows

Public consultation planned this fall

The province and City of Pitt Meadows have planned changes to the intersection at Harris Road and Lougheed Highway. (Google)
Maple Ridge residents could see their tax bills increase by $140 for the average home. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge council looking at 4.25 per cent tax increase

‘Pick list’ could increase or reduce spending during November’s budgeting

Maple Ridge residents could see their tax bills increase by $140 for the average home. (Special to The News)
Politicians take part in sod turning event for the start of work on the Albion Community Centre site in June 2019. (The News files)

Council approves more than $13 million for Albion Community Centre

Work on new Maple Ridge facility to begin in August

Politicians take part in sod turning event for the start of work on the Albion Community Centre site in June 2019. (The News files)
The city has new regulations for the Pitt Meadows Gun Club. (Contributed)

New rules for Pitt Meadows Gun Club

Noise complaints, potential lead contamination addressed by city council

The city has new regulations for the Pitt Meadows Gun Club. (Contributed)
Climate strike took place Friday, in Maple Ridge. (THE NEWS/files)

Maple Ridge council takes aim at new GHG targets

Climate Hub ‘delighted’ with city hall’s initiative

Climate strike took place Friday, in Maple Ridge. (THE NEWS/files)
Kevin Fulton, owner of Silver Valley Brewing, said city hall quickly processed his application for a temporary patio in one parking spot. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge considers weekend closures of the main drag

Vehicle traffic would make way for pedestrians and cyclists

Kevin Fulton, owner of Silver Valley Brewing, said city hall quickly processed his application for a temporary patio in one parking spot. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
The North Lougheed Study Area is at the junction of Harris Road and the Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows.

Pitt Meadows one step closer to developing North Lougheed Study Area

City council endorsed the revised NLSA land use plan on Tuesday, July 7

The North Lougheed Study Area is at the junction of Harris Road and the Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows.
Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeds authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)
Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall says personal attacks on integrity and character is crossing the line. (THE NEWS/files)
Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall says personal attacks on integrity and character is crossing the line. (THE NEWS/files)
The North Lougheed Study Area is at the junction of Harris Road and the Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows. File photo

Pitt Meadows mayor responds to petition to halt development of North Lougheed Study Area

A petition with 628 signatures was put before city council on Tuesday evening

The North Lougheed Study Area is at the junction of Harris Road and the Lougheed Highway in Pitt Meadows. File photo