In Our View

Condo construction in downtown Maple Ridge. (THE NEWS files)

IN OUR VIEW: A house is a home, not a bank

We need to focus on houses as housing first, as investments a distant second

  • Jan 8, 2023

 

Hundreds of people rely on programs like Rudolph’s Recycled Gift Shoppe from the Christmas hamper society to help out their family during the holidays, and the hamper volunteers never disappoint. (The News files)

IN OUR VIEW: A community that cares all year round

This season highlights the best of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge – it’s people

 

Thomas Haney Secondary student Emi Hughes, 16 years old and in Grade 10, shared a variety of fall and winter pictures taken in and around Maple Ridge, from the forested area overlooking Rock Ridge, to images of Kanaka Creek Regional park and the Fraser River as seen from the Haney Wharf. (Special to The News)

IN OUR VIEW: Slow down this season, if you can

Winter is a time for a little bit of peace and quiet

  • Dec 17, 2022

 

Snow falling in Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)

IN OUR VIEW: Get a snow shovel, please

And consider how hard it may be for others to get around

  • Dec 10, 2022
Snow falling in Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Books on the shelves of a Fraser Valley Regional Library branch. (Black Press Media files)

Our View: Celebrate library month by a visit to your local branch

There’s more on offer than books

  • Oct 17, 2021
Books on the shelves of a Fraser Valley Regional Library branch. (Black Press Media files)
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

In Our View: Books can fill a quiet summer

Reading has many positive impacts, including being really enjoyable

  • Jul 3, 2021
Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 22, in the Island Health region. (Adrian Dix/Twitter)

OUR VIEW: A vaccine, and brighter days

The vaccination program will begin to pay dividends in the new year

  • Dec 25, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 22, in the Island Health region. (Adrian Dix/Twitter)
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