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There were four new COVID-19 exposure events at Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows schools just before the Easter long weekend. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Schools and grocery store hit by COVID-19 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Superstore, four schools exposed to the virus recently

There were four new COVID-19 exposure events at Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows schools just before the Easter long weekend. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (DFO/Special to Black Press Media)

New recording tool available in time for fishing season

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

  • Apr 5, 2021
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (DFO/Special to Black Press Media)
Laps around the oval track at Maple Ridge Secondary are significantly more challenging when carrying weightlifting plates above your head. Coach McCrae appropriately refers to the drill as 'skullcrushers.' (Ronan O'Doherty/ The News)

Coach credits strength class for Maple Ridge secondary athletic success

Bill McCrae said he has been teaching Strength Training 12 for 20 years

Laps around the oval track at Maple Ridge Secondary are significantly more challenging when carrying weightlifting plates above your head. Coach McCrae appropriately refers to the drill as 'skullcrushers.' (Ronan O'Doherty/ The News)
Members and former members of Positively Speaking Toastmasters. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Toastmasters club turns 30

Positively Speaking Toastmasters held their anniversary meeting on April 7

Members and former members of Positively Speaking Toastmasters. (Special to The News)
With a real focus on capturing the beauty of local nature, Kalyn Konings shares a variety of pictures taken in and around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Community wilderness scene through the lens

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon.

  • Apr 4, 2021
With a real focus on capturing the beauty of local nature, Kalyn Konings shares a variety of pictures taken in and around Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Joyce Meston of Maple Ridge is a regular to Golden Ears Provincial Park and one of her favourite spots inside the park is Mike Lake. While more and more people are discovering this area of the park, including a 6.4-mile looping trail, it is still relatively unknown compared to Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)

SHARE: A park sanctuary less travelled

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Joyce Meston of Maple Ridge is a regular to Golden Ears Provincial Park and one of her favourite spots inside the park is Mike Lake. While more and more people are discovering this area of the park, including a 6.4-mile looping trail, it is still relatively unknown compared to Alouette Lake. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Rosalind Moonias loves exploring what she calls “this beautiful world” around her. That includes visits to Golden Ears Provincial Park and Jerry Sulina Park. “I take pictures all the time,” she said. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Exploration of community includes a camera

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Rosalind Moonias loves exploring what she calls “this beautiful world” around her. That includes visits to Golden Ears Provincial Park and Jerry Sulina Park. “I take pictures all the time,” she said. (Special to The News)
Regular contributor Lucie Anglehart, of Pitt Meadows, shared a few pictures of nature in Pitt Meadows – specifically some fine feathered friends, including a male belted kingfisher caught perching on along the Fraser River, just south of Baynes Road. She shared a few other bird pictures as well, including one of a common merganser and juvenile blue heron. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Fine-feathered friends

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Regular contributor Lucie Anglehart, of Pitt Meadows, shared a few pictures of nature in Pitt Meadows – specifically some fine feathered friends, including a male belted kingfisher caught perching on along the Fraser River, just south of Baynes Road. She shared a few other bird pictures as well, including one of a common merganser and juvenile blue heron. (Special to The News)
Martin Saunders shared this picture of the Fraser River and the wharf at Emmeline Mohun Park, a neighbourhood park off Wharf Street in the Lower Hammond area of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Still comes over wharf along the Fraser River in Hammond

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  • Apr 4, 2021
Martin Saunders shared this picture of the Fraser River and the wharf at Emmeline Mohun Park, a neighbourhood park off Wharf Street in the Lower Hammond area of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Easter goodie bags were handed out to vulnerable seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Seniors not forgotten this Easter

Community groups in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows donated time to create packages of sweets

Easter goodie bags were handed out to vulnerable seniors in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Dave Lemmon, new CEO of Enterra. (CNW Group/Enterra Feed Corporation)

Maple Ridge-based insect production company welcomes new CEO

Dave Lemmon joins Enterra after more than 25 years at J.M. Smucker Co.

Dave Lemmon, new CEO of Enterra. (CNW Group/Enterra Feed Corporation)
Volunteers will do tax returns for selected Maple Ridge Library patrons. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Library offers tax filing service

Volunteers can handle simple, low-income tax filing

Volunteers will do tax returns for selected Maple Ridge Library patrons. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Heather Treleaven with The Seniors Network will be addressing the Probus Club of Maple Ridge in April. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Probus club looking for members

A gerontology professor and a doctor from a Vancouver hospital are two of the many guest speakers

Heather Treleaven with The Seniors Network will be addressing the Probus Club of Maple Ridge in April. (The News files)
BC Pharmacy Association will provide an updated online map and listing of pharmacies that are approved to provide the COVID-19 vaccination currently available for people between the ages of 55 and 65. (Screengrab)

More local pharmacies added to vaccination list

Added Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows drug stores providing AstraZeneca vaccine to locals ages 55 to 65

  • Apr 3, 2021
BC Pharmacy Association will provide an updated online map and listing of pharmacies that are approved to provide the COVID-19 vaccination currently available for people between the ages of 55 and 65. (Screengrab)
An early morning fire forced the evacuation of a Maple Ridge apartment building on Saturday, April 3. The blaze appeared to have started in a second-floor unit of Devonshire Court in the 22100 block of Dewdney Trunk Road. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Fire forces evacuation of Maple Ridge apartment building

Firefighters from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows battle blaze at Devonshire Court

  • Apr 3, 2021
An early morning fire forced the evacuation of a Maple Ridge apartment building on Saturday, April 3. The blaze appeared to have started in a second-floor unit of Devonshire Court in the 22100 block of Dewdney Trunk Road. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
(Facebook/Special to The News)

The darker the chocolate, the more toxic to your dog

Maple Ridge SPCA has an Easter warning for pet owners

  • Apr 3, 2021
(Facebook/Special to The News)
Educational assistant Val Moore and teacher Sarah Macdonald from The Environmental School remove Himalayan blackberry brambles from Reg Franklin Park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Green Team plans to remove invasive species from Maple Ridge Park

Twenty-four local students will tackle pesky Himalayan Blackberry bushes

Educational assistant Val Moore and teacher Sarah Macdonald from The Environmental School remove Himalayan blackberry brambles from Reg Franklin Park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Elena Erokhina and Mike Mercier won for best back yard garden in 2018. (Contributed)

Maple Ridge city committee runs food garden contest

Good Friday kicks off annual gardening contest

Elena Erokhina and Mike Mercier won for best back yard garden in 2018. (Contributed)
Chef Trevor Randle, center, with a culinary arts student, left, and a farmer, right. (Special to The News)

Pork to be highlighted in Culinary Programs at Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows high schools

Part of the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation’s Spotlight Series

Chef Trevor Randle, center, with a culinary arts student, left, and a farmer, right. (Special to The News)
An image of the suspect and his vehicle have been captured by security cameras. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge business park plagued by thieves

Ridge Meadows RCMP have video images of two trailer thefts

An image of the suspect and his vehicle have been captured by security cameras. (Special to The News)