Pitt Meadows

Brian Malfesi, right, kayaking partner Vincent Jourdenais, center, seen with the national team assistant coach Mathieu Pelletier, are in Japan for the 2020 Games. (Michael Malfesi/Facebook)

Maple Ridge outfielder playing for bronze at Tokyo Olympics

Canadian women’s softball team takes on Mexico on July 26 at 9 p.m. PST, other local athletes have yet to compete

 

Pitt Meadows council has approved putting its down detachment at Harris Road park. (Special to The News)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows leaders chided over sneaking through RCMP building approval

Local letter writer knows who won’t be getting votes in the next municipal election

  • Jul 26, 2021

 

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

 

Brent Hayden shared a picture of himself, a few days ahead of the Olympics, on his Facebook page. (screengrab)

Local athletes make splash in Day 2 of Toyko Olympics

A swimmer and water polo player, both born and raised in Maple Ridge, giving their best at the Games

Brent Hayden shared a picture of himself, a few days ahead of the Olympics, on his Facebook page. (screengrab)
Birdwatching kits available for loan from the library include binoculars, a pocket guide to local birds, and more to help people explore the pastime. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Kit helps makes family birdwatching adventure fun

With national family fun month coming, tools here to help search for birds, bats, stars, and more

  • Jul 25, 2021
Birdwatching kits available for loan from the library include binoculars, a pocket guide to local birds, and more to help people explore the pastime. (Special to The News)
From left, Rachael Fiehn,13, Mitchell Laity, 16, and Joe Fiehn, 11, with the Pitt River Lamb, Swine, and Beef Club, showed off scarecrows they made as part of a special 4-H project at this year’s fair using only recycled materials. The scarecrows were to serve as audience for this weekend’s concert until the event was opened up to the public. Joe placed first for his <em>Wizard of Oz</em> Tin Man creation.(Colleen Flanagan/The News)
From left, Rachael Fiehn,13, Mitchell Laity, 16, and Joe Fiehn, 11, with the Pitt River Lamb, Swine, and Beef Club, showed off scarecrows they made as part of a special 4-H project at this year’s fair using only recycled materials. The scarecrows were to serve as audience for this weekend’s concert until the event was opened up to the public. Joe placed first for his <em>Wizard of Oz</em> Tin Man creation.(Colleen Flanagan/The News)
An abandoned campfire site along Alouette Lake. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)

BCCOS cracking down on campfires still being lit in Maple Ridge parks

Campfire discovered abandoned along Alouette Lake

An abandoned campfire site along Alouette Lake. (@_BCCOS/Twitter)
A judge checks out a pig being handled by Makayla Barclay, 11, with the Pitt River Swine 4-H Club, at Country Fest on Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A judge checks out a pig being handled by Makayla Barclay, 11, with the Pitt River Swine 4-H Club, at Country Fest on Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A participant of the ARMS Bees, Birds, Bears, Bugs, and Butterflies event checks out aquatic invertebrate from the Alouette River. (Alouette River Management Society/Facebook)

Family event teaches children about bees, birds, bears, bugs, and butterflies

The next big event planned by the Alouette River Management Society is Rivers Day

A participant of the ARMS Bees, Birds, Bears, Bugs, and Butterflies event checks out aquatic invertebrate from the Alouette River. (Alouette River Management Society/Facebook)
Phil Klapwyk is the NDP candidate running in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge during the next federal election. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge film union rep earns federal NDP candidacy

Phil Klapwyk carries New Democrat banner in imminent national election

Phil Klapwyk is the NDP candidate running in the Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge during the next federal election. (Special to The News)
From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)

Jeremy’s Roubaix races through Pitt Meadows

Race a tribute to a Canadian cycling team manager, national level track and road racing coach, who lost his life to depression

  • Jul 20, 2021
From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested four people in connection to two separate catalytic converter thefts in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Four arrested after two incidents of catalytic converter thefts in Maple Ridge

One man arrested in daycare parking lot; three others allegedly used leaf blowers as distraction

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested four people in connection to two separate catalytic converter thefts in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
A paraglider was rescued from a tree on Mount St. Benedict on Sunday, July 18. (Mission Search and Rescue Society/Facebook)

Ridge Meadows SAR helps rescue paraglider stuck in tree on Fraser Valley mountain

Members from four Search and Rescue teams helped in the rescue – including Mission and Chilliwack

A paraglider was rescued from a tree on Mount St. Benedict on Sunday, July 18. (Mission Search and Rescue Society/Facebook)
Pitt Meadows driver Jason Wesson is anxious to get back on the track for some race action next weekend in Mission. (<a href="http://martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/" target="_blank">Brent Martin</a>/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows driver revs up for race action

Jason Wesson is excited to get back on the track at Mission Raceway July 24 and 25

Pitt Meadows driver Jason Wesson is anxious to get back on the track for some race action next weekend in Mission. (<a href="http://martinsactionphotography.smugmug.com/" target="_blank">Brent Martin</a>/Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows waits for the province’s approval to establish its own detachment. (City of Pitt Meadows screengrab)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows residents should be given vote on new ‘cop shop’

Another letter writer adds his opposition to a separate RCMP detachment in Pitt Meadows

  • Jul 18, 2021
Pitt Meadows waits for the province’s approval to establish its own detachment. (City of Pitt Meadows screengrab)
The Silver Valley Gathering Place will cost almost $1.5 million. (Special to The News)

Construction to start on new Silver Valley Gathering Place

Maple Ridge council approves contract for $1.47 million

The Silver Valley Gathering Place will cost almost $1.5 million. (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)
Homeless activists had their camp at city hall dispersed on June 1. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Activists arrested camping at Maple Ridge city hall not charged

Ivan Drury called actions by police, bylaws on June 1 ‘very heavy handed’

Homeless activists had their camp at city hall dispersed on June 1. (Neil Corbett/The News)
In 2019 Yin Yin Din holds a picture of her brother Kyaw Naing Din, 54, and her late father Hla Din. (The News files)

Sister of Maple Ridge man killed by police has been denied victim’s assistance

Yin Yin Din was in the house when her brother was shot two years ago

In 2019 Yin Yin Din holds a picture of her brother Kyaw Naing Din, 54, and her late father Hla Din. (The News files)
Const. Vroom taking photographs in the field. (Special to The News)

Police officer’s widow still fighting WorkSafe to save her house

Worksafe contends PTSD unrelated to late officer’s heart attack

Const. Vroom taking photographs in the field. (Special to The News)