Community

Minimum of two-year waitlists at all Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows community gardens. (The News files)

Community gardens hit with multi-year waitlists in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Both cities looking at how to adjust to increase in local gardeners

 

Phil Hillier is joined by dad Chris in the digger at a Campbell River construction site for Phil’s third birthday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Campbell River construction workers help build the best birthday ever

Akers Property Solutions construction crew gives a young fan a party to remember

 

The Maple Ridge legion will be holding its annual Robbie Burns Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 25. (Blackpress file)

Maple Ridge legion hosts Robbie Burns Supper on Wednesday

Haggis will be missing from the menu due to supply issues

 

The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)

Thieves snag $15K of wood from B.C. helicopter logging site

Culprits would have needed major equipment to drag the logs away, says Fraser Valley forestry group

The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)
Give three different ways in 2023 and know you're actively participating in saving lives.

Help Make All the Difference — give 3 in 2023!

Transplants and blood donations helped Erica bounce back from a devastating diagnosis

  • Jan 9, 2023
Give three different ways in 2023 and know you're actively participating in saving lives.
More than a dozen local students participated in the inaugural Interact club meeting on Jan. 7. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

New youth Rotary Club comes to Maple Ridge

The Interact club is the first of its kind in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in more than 30 years

More than a dozen local students participated in the inaugural Interact club meeting on Jan. 7. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The Maple Ridge Chorus does several public performances each year during both its fall and spring sessions. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Chorus prepares for new season and new members

First spring rehearsal will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Jan. 10

The Maple Ridge Chorus does several public performances each year during both its fall and spring sessions. (Special to The News)
Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

VIDEO: Working 7 days a week with 2 kids, B.C. single mom surprised with car

Huber Bannister Chevrolet held its second annual Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23

Kala Doneyhue pictured inside her 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, after winning Penticton’s Huber Bannister Christmas car giveaway on Dec. 23, 2022. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
(L-R) executive director Vicki Kipps, community law advocate Charlotte Kingsbury, event organizer Heather Walker, Sue Fordyce, volunteer Larry Walker Sr., and Derian Domitruk helped oversee the 19th annual Community Christmas Silent Auction. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Community Services silent auction raises $10,000 for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents

The 19th annual fundraiser included carolers and a visit from Santa

(L-R) executive director Vicki Kipps, community law advocate Charlotte Kingsbury, event organizer Heather Walker, Sue Fordyce, volunteer Larry Walker Sr., and Derian Domitruk helped oversee the 19th annual Community Christmas Silent Auction. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

PODCAST: Poilievre talks pipelines, LNG and more in one-on-one interview with Black Press Media

TODAY IN B.C.: Reporter Michael Bramadat-Willcock interviews Conservative Party of Canada leader

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.
Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)

PODCAST: HAVAN offers sound homebuilding and renovation advice

TODAY IN BC: Consumer Resources with CEO Ron Rapp

Host Jennifer Lee Gunson. (HAVAN photo)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
The Burden Family. (HAVAN photo)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Author and columnist Jack Knox. (Submitted photo.)
Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)

PODCAST: Real-time reno: Deficiency walkthrough

TODAY IN BC: Burdens take their final project walkthrough

Deficiency walkthrough. (HAVAN photo.)
Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)

Penticton steps up for Lytton and saves village council’s inauguration ceremony

The village had supply challenges, putting its first council meeting since the fire of 2021 in doubt

Lytton council had its first in-person gathering since the devastating 2021 fires on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The village elected the second all-female council in B.C.’s history in 2022, and faced supply challenges ahead of its inauguration ceremony. Penticton mayor Julius Bloomfield and councillor Amelia Boultbee delivered flowers, flags, and a podium to help the village coordinate an official inauguration. (Facebook- Amelia Boultbee)
The after-school hours can be difficult for younger kids who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need.

United Way BC helps families thrive through after-school programming

Imagine you’re six years old. Grade one! You love your teacher and…

  • Oct 31, 2022
The after-school hours can be difficult for younger kids who don’t attend an after-school program. The United Way BC School’s Out program was designed to meet this need.
The Oct. 31 sunset will occur before 6 p.m., meaning that many kids will be out trick-or-treating even earlier. (Homer News photo)

Ridge Meadows RCMP release safety tips for Halloween

Pedestrians are 43% more likely to be fatally hit on Halloween says UBC study

The Oct. 31 sunset will occur before 6 p.m., meaning that many kids will be out trick-or-treating even earlier. (Homer News photo)
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