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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

 

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

 

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

 

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
Pitt Meadows council has approved building its own RCMP detachment. A local resident wants the public to voice opposition. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Letter writer encourages public to oppose new Pitt Meadows RCMP building

Existing amenities will be lost if site turned into stand-alone detachment, resident writes

  • Jun 5, 2021
Pitt Meadows council has approved building its own RCMP detachment. A local resident wants the public to voice opposition. (Special to The News)
The gate to Grant Narrows Park re-opened to the public July 17, 2020. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Park goers saddened by the state of Grant Narrows in Pitt Meadows

Meeting this week to determine the short-term plans for the site

The gate to Grant Narrows Park re-opened to the public July 17, 2020. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)

Visiting parks is good for your health, says UBC study

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows many parks provide opportunities

Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)
Keough took issue with the wheelchair ramp and handwashing station placement at the newly built Maple Ridge elementary playground. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

School playground layout incorrect, says Maple Ridge dad

Newly built Maple Ridge elementary recreation area oriented the wrong way

Keough took issue with the wheelchair ramp and handwashing station placement at the newly built Maple Ridge elementary playground. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)
The City of Maple Ridge is looking for public input on new playground equipment. (City of Maple Ridge/ Facebook)

City of Maple Ridge looks for public input on new playground equipment

Albion Park is getting a re-haul as part of the city’s Lifecycle Program

The City of Maple Ridge is looking for public input on new playground equipment. (City of Maple Ridge/ Facebook)
Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)

Famous Dude Chilling Park sign stolen again in East Vancouver

The Parks Board will replace the apparently popular sign for at least the third time

Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)
Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)

Winter weather doesn’t discourage park users

Metro park use doubles in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)
A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

B.C. premier says calling for closure of Peace Arch State Park a federal responsibility

Horgan said he would ‘take action’ if Canada-U.S. border park is flagged as problem by PHO

A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Maple Ridge’s Mary Anna Robbins captured this morning photo at Kanaka Creek Regional Park, off of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on one of the recent sunny days. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Majestic winter morn in Maple Ridge

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

  • Feb 8, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Mary Anna Robbins captured this morning photo at Kanaka Creek Regional Park, off of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on one of the recent sunny days. (Special to The News)
Members of the Maple Ridge Disc Golf Club team up to update the “frolf” course at Thornhill Park. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Disc Golf Club helps upgrade local course

Thornhill Park frisbee links usage has skyrocketed since pandemic

Members of the Maple Ridge Disc Golf Club team up to update the “frolf” course at Thornhill Park. (Special to The News)
Former park warden George Mercer has turned to writing fiction since his retirement and move to Vancouver Island. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Into The Wild With Writer George Mercer

A passion for parks sets the backdrop for novel series

  • Jan 6, 2021
Former park warden George Mercer has turned to writing fiction since his retirement and move to Vancouver Island. Photograph by Lia Crowe
The process will include a review of all the city’s parks, recreation, arts and cultural facilities.. (The News files)
The process will include a review of all the city’s parks, recreation, arts and cultural facilities.. (The News files)
There are dozens of great hikes in the Lower Mainland, including a day trip to Barrier Lake. Keep going for an even more beautiful view at Garibaldi Lake. (Photo: Amy Attas)

Great Hikes Around the Lower Mainland

5 unforgettable trails to try, all just a short drive from Vancouver

  • Dec 22, 2020
There are dozens of great hikes in the Lower Mainland, including a day trip to Barrier Lake. Keep going for an even more beautiful view at Garibaldi Lake. (Photo: Amy Attas)