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Alouette River Management Society will organize a cleanup in Brickwood Park. (ARMS/Special to The News)

ARMS cleaning up Maple Ridge park on Saturday, invites volunteers

Cleanup and fun events at Brickwood Park for Canada’s Parks Day

 

A Yellowstone National Park ranger is seen standing near a road wiped out by flooding along the Gardner River the week before, near Gardiner, Mont., June 19, 2022. Park officials said they hope to open most of the park within two weeks after it was shuttered in the wake of the floods. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Wildlife-rich northern half of the park will remain shuttered until at least early July

 

In this photo provided by the National Park Service, is high water in the Gardiner River along the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, that washed out part of a road on Monday, June 13, 2022. (National Park Service via AP)

Yellowstone flooding sweeps away bridge, washes out roads

Flooding hits after what park officials are calling ‘unprecedented rains’

 

Amelia Clark brings her daughters Serena, 8, and Elizabeth, 5, to Whonnock Lake on a regular basis. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge’s Whonnock Lake getting more improvements

New washroom/changeroom buildings coming to popular beach this spring

Amelia Clark brings her daughters Serena, 8, and Elizabeth, 5, to Whonnock Lake on a regular basis. (Neil Corbett/The News)
A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

Parks Canada recovers 45 fossils stolen from Burgess Shale, levies $20,000 fine

Suspect pleaded guilty to two charges in a Cranbrook, B.C., court last month

A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel
Pigeons looking for a meal in Memorial Peace Park. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Pigeons looking for a meal in Memorial Peace Park. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge city hall begins new parks and rec planning process

Public feedback sought for new Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan

Pigeons looking for a meal in Memorial Peace Park. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Pigeons looking for a meal in Memorial Peace Park. (Neil Corbett/The News)
(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Maple Ridge’s Doug Bain shares a recent pic taken near dusk from the Rainbow Bridge at Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)

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  • Mar 28, 2022
Maple Ridge’s Doug Bain shares a recent pic taken near dusk from the Rainbow Bridge at Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)
The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province appeals court ruling against sheltering in Victoria’s signature park

Beacon Hill Park decision raises questions for other B.C. parks with trusts, attorney general says

The province is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that determined sheltering is not allowed in Beacon Hill Park under the terms of an 1882 trust. It filed its notice of appeal March 23. (Black Press Media file photo)
A celebration for a couple making a lifelong commitment to each other led to revellers being asked to make a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. (pixabay photo)

Unsanctioned Gulf Island wedding leads to restorative justice

Sensitive habitat mowed and trampled, revellers asked to commit to “lifelong stewardship’

A celebration for a couple making a lifelong commitment to each other led to revellers being asked to make a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship. (pixabay photo)
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)

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  • Feb 20, 2022
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)
Maple Ridge’s Chris Schindelhauer explored the ever expanding Kanaka Creek Regional Park recently, grabbing this picture in the Cliff Falls area of the growing park. (Special to The News)

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  • Feb 20, 2022
Maple Ridge’s Chris Schindelhauer explored the ever expanding Kanaka Creek Regional Park recently, grabbing this picture in the Cliff Falls area of the growing park. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Arena. (City of Pitt Meadows photo)

PRC Master Plan draft ready for input in Pitt Meadows

The first independent plan will direct parks, recreation, and culture for next 15 years

Pitt Meadows Arena. (City of Pitt Meadows photo)
Portable toilets have been removed from the park. (Special to The News)

No toilet facilities at Pitt Meadows park sparks complaints

Search for long-term manager of Grant Narrows Park continues

Portable toilets have been removed from the park. (Special to The News)
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: New police detachment at Harris Road Park should go to public vote

Writer opposes changes to one of Pitt Meadows’ most important parklands

  • Jul 17, 2021
Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)

As snow melts, angel emerges once again on Mt. Cheam

Many stories surround the snow and the mountain herself

The Angel of Mt. Cheam spreads her wings on the side of the mountain, overlooking Agassiz. This angel forms more often than not in the spring or summer as the snow melts off the mountain and has been featured in many photographs and even a postcard. (Contributed photo/Sarah Gawdin)
Derby Reach Regional Park on the Fraser River. (Langley Advance Times files)

Biologist gives talk and tour on fish in Derby Reach Park

An expert on local endangered fish is talking about wildlife and the environment

Derby Reach Regional Park on the Fraser River. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)

Metro buys land to expand popular Maple Ridge park

Parcel added to Kanaka Creek Regional Park

Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)
People stay physically distanced as they take part in a outdoor dance class in a park in Montreal on June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Park use in Canada soared during COVID, creating challenges for cities, survey finds

Cities report extra costs during the pandemic due to increased maintenance and staffing

People stay physically distanced as they take part in a outdoor dance class in a park in Montreal on June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park nears endangered status

UNESCO says industry, poor governance ‘likely’ endanger Canadian World Heritage site

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A United Nations agency says Canada’s largest national park is now so threatened that it could likely be placed on the list of World Heritage sites in danger. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward