Fraser River

Hazel May shared a picture taken recently along the shores of the Fraser River, a few poppies in full bloom. (Special to The News)

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  • Jul 17, 2022

 

Children had a blast building makeshift boats and floating devices and sailing them in the Alouette River at Jerry Sulina Park last weekend, some more elaborate than others. (Special to The News)

Boat builders and sailors in the making

Maple Ridge event gave children a chance to explore nature – up close and personal

 

Morrow BioScience technician looks for mosquito larvae to treat in back channels of the Fraser River. (Morrow BioScience)

Late spring, high water on Fraser River ‘a perfect scenario’ for mosquito breeding

‘We understand the frustration with the current abundance of mosquitoes,’ says contractor

 

A cluster of small fishing boats and small transport vessels stacked up at the Haney Wharf during the 1920. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)

LOOKING BACK: Wharf puts the ‘port’ in Port Haney

Maple Ridge Museum’s director offers brief history of a landmark located on banks of the Fraser River

  • Jul 10, 2022
A cluster of small fishing boats and small transport vessels stacked up at the Haney Wharf during the 1920. (Maple Ridge Museum & Archives/Special to The News)
As of June 30, the Fraser River water level, at the Mission gauge, was just under six metres. Current forecasts expect another peak at around six metres before levels drop again. (Kevin Mills/Black Press Media)

Flood threat recedes, but Fraser River still high near Langley

Evacuation alerts are still in place for Township, Katzie reserve residents

As of June 30, the Fraser River water level, at the Mission gauge, was just under six metres. Current forecasts expect another peak at around six metres before levels drop again. (Kevin Mills/Black Press Media)
The Fraser River along Kanaka Creek Regional Park Fraser Riverfront during a past high-water event. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Fraser River could crest by July 7, forecasts say

Those near the river could see high water levels

The Fraser River along Kanaka Creek Regional Park Fraser Riverfront during a past high-water event. (City of Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Volunteers filling sand bags for flood protection in Maple Ridge Park last year. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Our View: Threat of Fraser River flood is ever-present

It’s just a matter of time until the water rises again

  • May 14, 2022
Volunteers filling sand bags for flood protection in Maple Ridge Park last year. (Neil Corbett/The News)
All agencies were seeking answers to the blockage caused by a landslide at Big Bar in 2019. (Incident Command Post)

Research team looking to prevent another Big Bar type landslide that could wipe out B.C. salmon

‘Goal is to determine where next landslide (to) threaten salmon is going to happen:’ SFU researcher

All agencies were seeking answers to the blockage caused by a landslide at Big Bar in 2019. (Incident Command Post)
Maple Ridge’s Roger Powley shared this picture of a kayaker paddling along Kanaka Creek, heading for the Fraser River. The photo was captured from one of the vantage points at the south end of the regional park. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 21, 2022
Maple Ridge’s Roger Powley shared this picture of a kayaker paddling along Kanaka Creek, heading for the Fraser River. The photo was captured from one of the vantage points at the south end of the regional park. (Special to The News)
A new 30-metre wide opening in the Fraser River’s North Arm Jetty allows juvenile Chinook salmon to reach a vital estuary for the first time in more than 100 years. (Photo by Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Juvenile salmon gain access to crucial B.C. habitat for first time in 100 years

New opening in Fraser River jetty allows for slow transition from fresh to salt water

A new 30-metre wide opening in the Fraser River’s North Arm Jetty allows juvenile Chinook salmon to reach a vital estuary for the first time in more than 100 years. (Photo by Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)
Maple Ridge’s Ada Chan captured some beautiful scenics of the river as viewed from the West Coast Express train one evening recently. (Special to The News)

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  • Apr 2, 2022
Maple Ridge’s Ada Chan captured some beautiful scenics of the river as viewed from the West Coast Express train one evening recently. (Special to The News)
Lydia Reese shared a few pictures taken from the Kanaka Creek Regional Park, down along the Fraser River during an evening sunset made more stunning by the cloud formations. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 23, 2022
Lydia Reese shared a few pictures taken from the Kanaka Creek Regional Park, down along the Fraser River during an evening sunset made more stunning by the cloud formations. (Special to The News)
A relative newbie to Pitt Meadows, Hazel May has spent t he past year discovering many of the scenic gems the community has to offer, including the view from the bottom of Bonson Road, where the board walk provides access to the Fraser River. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 20, 2022
A relative newbie to Pitt Meadows, Hazel May has spent t he past year discovering many of the scenic gems the community has to offer, including the view from the bottom of Bonson Road, where the board walk provides access to the Fraser River. (Special to The News)
Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society volunteer Colin Bond had never seen anything like it. He photographed this large sturgeon floating with a smaller sturgeon in its mouth on Feb. 5, 2022 near Fort Langley. (Colin Bond/FRSCS Facebook)

‘A very sore throat’: 6-foot sturgeon found with fish stuck in mouth in Fraser River

Sturgeon conservation group can’t rule out cannibalism to explain sturgeon in sturgeon sighting

Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society volunteer Colin Bond had never seen anything like it. He photographed this large sturgeon floating with a smaller sturgeon in its mouth on Feb. 5, 2022 near Fort Langley. (Colin Bond/FRSCS Facebook)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Building spotted floating past Maple Ridge

Shed has been secured by port authority

Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Eric Vance of Maple Ridge shared this picture of the Fraser River, as seen from Kanaka Creek Regional Park, on New Year’s Day. Even as the temperatures began to rise, large chunks of ice continued floating on the water. (Special to The News)

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  • Jan 3, 2022
Eric Vance of Maple Ridge shared this picture of the Fraser River, as seen from Kanaka Creek Regional Park, on New Year’s Day. Even as the temperatures began to rise, large chunks of ice continued floating on the water. (Special to The News)
Ice on the Fraser River between Langley and Maple Ridge. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser River freezes shore-to-shore between Langley and Maple Ridge

First time in years the river has frozen solid – but don’t walk on it

Ice on the Fraser River between Langley and Maple Ridge. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
People await transport by boat from Hope to Chilliwack and other communities in the Eastern Fraser Valley. (Rick Stahl photo)

Jet boat rides on offer for those cut off from communities in Eastern Fraser Valley

Fishing guides with access to jet boats shuttling people between Chilliwack, Hope and Mission

People await transport by boat from Hope to Chilliwack and other communities in the Eastern Fraser Valley. (Rick Stahl photo)
Fin Donnelly talks about his “Spirit of the Salmon” swim in old video posted to YouTube.
Fin Donnelly talks about his “Spirit of the Salmon” swim in old video posted to YouTube.
Between 200 and 250 illegal fishing nets have been seized on the Fraser River by DFO so far this year. (DFO)

More than 200 illegal fishing nets seized on Fraser River by fishery officers

16 investigations into illegal fishing, plus illegal fish sales reported to Fisheries and Oceans

Between 200 and 250 illegal fishing nets have been seized on the Fraser River by DFO so far this year. (DFO)