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Ron Jones high fives his son Scott as they announce the last Founder’s Cup Charity Golf Tournament in 2019, and celebrate 25 years of fundraising. (Special to The News)

Popular Maple Ridge charity raising money for flood relief

Ron Jones’ Founder’s Cup foundation will also support local charities

 

Dillon Dubé (right) grew up in Golden, which he says helped develop him into the hockey player he is today. Dubé now plays for the Calgary Flames, and has previously captained Team Canada at the World Juniors Championships. (Calgary Flames photo)

‘To this day it still feels like home’: Calgary Flames’ Dillon Dubé recounts ‘Golden’ childhood

Dubé grew up in Golden B.C., and now plays for the team he grew up cheering for

 

BC Rent Bank helps people stay out of homelessness. Black Press stock photo.

BC Rent Bank sees daily applications triple in first day after province-wide roll out

Microloan program available in all areas of province

 

Thousands of BC Hydro’s customers in Maple Ridge are without power. (BC Hydro/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge residents still without power

Hydro estimates lights will be back on for many by 2:30 p.m.

Thousands of BC Hydro’s customers in Maple Ridge are without power. (BC Hydro/Special to The News)
The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo

Hungry B.C. village hopes it’s close to having grocery store for 1st time in 5 years

Co-op on the way to finally replace the Gold River grocery store closed in 2016

The last grocery store in Gold River closed in 2016. John McKinley File Photo
A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous food sovereignty movement reclaiming wellness, sense of identity

Indigenous health dietitian says goal is to restore decision making power through food supply

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo
John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)

In the heart of Mara Lake: Family and dive team reflect on recovery of drowned Alberta man

John Planaden called Sicamous a second home, was part of community for more than 30 years

John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are working with Telus to catch cable thieves. (Special to The News)

Cable theft leaves Telus customers without service in Pitt Meadows

TV, internet and phone service lost for 320 customers over the weekend

Ridge Meadows RCMP are working with Telus to catch cable thieves. (Special to The News)
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie

B.C. winery operator throws rock to protect his goats from menacing grizzly

The big bears are rare for Quadra Island, especially in the populated areas

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie
A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe

VIDEO: Whales appear during Indigenous ceremony for 215 children in Campbell River

‘Our ancestors wouldn’t appear if we weren’t doing things in a good way’ — Cory Cliffe

A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe
Shannon Roberts (left) and her sister Lauren Bennewith on their Pitt Meadows farm Blooming Meadows. (Special to The News)

Farmers oppose destruction of Pitt Meadows farmland

Say the proposed CP Rail logistics yard takes ag land, and will impact farmers

Shannon Roberts (left) and her sister Lauren Bennewith on their Pitt Meadows farm Blooming Meadows. (Special to The News)
Little Cricket gallery on Lougheed has closed, and other businesses are ‘teetering on the edge.’ (Neil Corbett/The News)

Businesses face uncertain future after Christmas shopping season

Chamber says there are numerous government programs that can help

Little Cricket gallery on Lougheed has closed, and other businesses are ‘teetering on the edge.’ (Neil Corbett/The News)
The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.

VIDEO: Investigators probe Bute Inlet landslide in bid to understand glacial retreat

Hakai Institute looks into long-term effects of massive landslide on B.C.’s central coast

The slide swamped the Southgate River, around 13 km downhill from the initial incident. Photo supplied by Hakai Institute.
Former Pitt Meadows mayor John Becker is scheduled to have hearings before the Law Society of B.C. this month, relating to his legal practice. (News files)

Former Pitt Meadows mayor comes before Law Society

John Becker faces discipline hearings this month

Former Pitt Meadows mayor John Becker is scheduled to have hearings before the Law Society of B.C. this month, relating to his legal practice. (News files)
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LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

‘We are continuing our commitment to print our flyers and distribute them through community newspapers’

  • Apr 30, 2020
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news
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Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents still asked to hang a Hope For… poster in their window

  • Apr 25, 2020
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New platform allows readers to make a one-time or ongoing donation to support local journalism

  • Apr 16, 2020
Helping The News continue its mission to provide trusted local news
The TSB has released its finding related to a runway incursion at the Trail airport back in December 2018. (City of Trail photo)

Investigation finds lack of communication led to near-miss at Trail airport

A plane almost collided with an airport vehicle in December 2018

The TSB has released its finding related to a runway incursion at the Trail airport back in December 2018. (City of Trail photo)
View from Gyro Park beach toward Sunningdale earlier in February. Sheri Regnier photo

Okanagan man swims across Columbia River to evade Trail police

RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid says the incident began the evening of Thursday, Feb. 20

View from Gyro Park beach toward Sunningdale earlier in February. Sheri Regnier photo
This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)

B.C. cub that woke early from hibernation taken to sanctuary

Yearling was taken to Northern Lights Wildlife Society in northern B.C.

This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)