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The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival will return to Maple Ridge this weekend (April 10-11). It will operate out of a gravel lot next to Planet Ice from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. (Special to The News)

Drive and dine in Maple Ridge

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival coming to town this weekend

The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival will return to Maple Ridge this weekend (April 10-11). It will operate out of a gravel lot next to Planet Ice from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. (Special to The News)
Kristi Blakeway, centre, with high school students who were involved with Project HELLO. (THE NEWS/files)

Maple Ridge principal receives provincial award for helping others

Kristi Blakeway is the recipient of the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship

Kristi Blakeway, centre, with high school students who were involved with Project HELLO. (THE NEWS/files)
Children were planting trees at a previous Earth Day celebration in Maple Ridge. (THE NEWS/files)

Tree planting in Pitt Meadows park for Earth Day

City hall asking residents to pre-register to take part

Children were planting trees at a previous Earth Day celebration in Maple Ridge. (THE NEWS/files)
The scope of the power outage in Maple Ridge Wednesday morning. (Google Maps/Special to The News)
The scope of the power outage in Maple Ridge Wednesday morning. (Google Maps/Special to The News)
A GoFundMe has been set up for Tracy Dass and her children Linden, 10, and Rylee, 5, whose townhouse sustained major damage after a fire in a neighbouring unit Tuesday morning, March 30. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)

“All I saw was bright orange” – Maple Ridge mother of two describes escape from fire

Tracy Dass and her two children are thankful the outcome wasn’t worse

A GoFundMe has been set up for Tracy Dass and her children Linden, 10, and Rylee, 5, whose townhouse sustained major damage after a fire in a neighbouring unit Tuesday morning, March 30. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)
(Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver/Special to The News)

Lower Mainland home buying ‘at levels not seen before’ say Realtors

Bidding wars for houses in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows continue

(Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver/Special to The News)
The ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Metro Vancouver announces $150,000 in cultural grants

Eligible Maple Ridge -Pitt Meadows organizations have until May 10 to apply

The ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
Julie Bryson with some of her students. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge coach shooting to keep her sport alive

Julie Bryson says not many clubs left for target sports

Julie Bryson with some of her students. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a string of thefts from vehicles in Pitt Meadows and are asking for witness or video. (Black Press files)

Off-duty police dog team tracks down suspect in Pitt Meadows

Ridge Meadows RCMP looking for witnesses, security camera footage

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a string of thefts from vehicles in Pitt Meadows and are asking for witness or video. (Black Press files)
Architect’s drawing of Onni’s Golden Ears Business Park Phase four. (Special to The News)

Onni’s designs “massive improvement” in Pitt Meadows: Meachen

Council reviews fourth phase of Golden Ears Business Park

Architect’s drawing of Onni’s Golden Ears Business Park Phase four. (Special to The News)
Greene’s ring was found on a boardwalk in Prince Edward Island. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge woman’s lost ring found on P.E.I. boardwalk

Melissa Greene’s father carved the Haida-design gold ring for her 19th birthday

Greene’s ring was found on a boardwalk in Prince Edward Island. (Special to The News)
Scott Sarai has launched Love-19, a campaign to help local business during the pandemic. (Special to The News)

Spreading the love to businesses in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Gift card giveaway helps local businesses suffering during the lockdown

Scott Sarai has launched Love-19, a campaign to help local business during the pandemic. (Special to The News)
There’s room for all users on the dikes and trails in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Everyone just has to be aware and courteous of one and other. (HUB’s Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)

CYCLING: Increasing use of dikes and trails sparks quick review of trail etiquette

Long-time cycling advocate speaks of new bike maps, HUB website, and resources available this spring

  • Apr 5, 2021
There’s room for all users on the dikes and trails in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Everyone just has to be aware and courteous of one and other. (HUB’s Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)
A small memorial to Rich Goulet at Pitt Meadows secondary. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Petitioners want Pitt Meadows gym named for Goulet

Online petition gathering thousands of names quickly

A small memorial to Rich Goulet at Pitt Meadows secondary. (Neil Corbett/The News)
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

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

  • 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)