Provincial Government

The 2016 National Youth Homelessness Survey — which surveyed 1,103 young people who experience homelessness in 47 communities across Canada — found that 57.8 per cent of youth surveyed reported having some sort of involvement with the child welfare system. (Pixabay)

B.C. extends emergency supports for youth ‘aging-out’ of foster care

Youth will either be able to stay in their placements or receive financial support, Ministry says

 

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters (The News files)

Maple Ridge dairy company uses government grant to improve food tracing capability

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters have made shift from manual paper-based system to real-time digital

 

(Pixhere photo)

B.C. dentists argue for COVID-19 vaccine priority after ‘disappointing’ exclusion from plan

Vaccines are essential for dentists as patients cannot wear masks during treatment, argues BCDA

 

Letters to the editor.

LETTER: Simple truth is masks help slow spread of virus

Calling for fellow letter writer to stop attacking MLA for COVIDIOT stance

  • Dec 29, 2020
Letters to the editor.
Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows MLA Beare performs one of first official acts in new office

Order permitting use of additional communication tools in public sector during pandemic extended

Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare (Special to The News)
Lisa Beare, the MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, was sworn in as a member of cabinet on Thursday, Nov. 26. (Special to The News)

MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows has a new cabinet position

Lisa Beare is the new Minister of Citizen’s Services

Lisa Beare, the MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, was sworn in as a member of cabinet on Thursday, Nov. 26. (Special to The News)
Re-elected Maple Ridge MLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D’Eith were sworn into government virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 24.	(The News/files)

Maple Ridge MLAs virtually sworn into B.C. legislature

MLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D’Eith were sworn in along with 55 other members of the BC NDP

Re-elected Maple Ridge MLAs Lisa Beare and Bob D’Eith were sworn into government virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 24.	(The News/files)
Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands

No known risk to human health from the virus

Province tracks potential deadly deer virus outbreak on Gulf Islands
The province and City of Pitt Meadows have planned changes to the intersection at Harris Road and Lougheed Highway. (Google)

Changes planned for Harris/Lougheed intersection in Pitt Meadows

Public consultation planned this fall

The province and City of Pitt Meadows have planned changes to the intersection at Harris Road and Lougheed Highway. (Google)
Chelsa Meadus will run for the BC Liberal party in Maple Ridge-Mission.

Meadus chosen to run for BC Liberals in Maple Ridge-Mission

Party chose not to have nomination meeting, due to snap election call

Chelsa Meadus will run for the BC Liberal party in Maple Ridge-Mission.
A provincial election is set for Oct. 24, 2020. (File photo)

Tight race for Maple Ridge-Mission during last election

Liberals, Greens have yet to pick their candidates for Oct. 24

A provincial election is set for Oct. 24, 2020. (File photo)
Afternoon rush hour on Highway 1 near McCallum Road, on June 23, 2016. (Dan Ferguson/ Black Press)

Fraser Valley traffic congestion going under the microscope with provincial study

Growing FV region needs ‘mobility enhancements’ for economic growth, livability, says province

Afternoon rush hour on Highway 1 near McCallum Road, on June 23, 2016. (Dan Ferguson/ Black Press)
Onyeka Dozie of Maple Ridge is seeking the BC Liberal party’s support to run as MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission in the next provincial election. (Special to Black Press Media)

Continued quest for political office has Dozie eying seat in Victoria

Maple Ridge man seeks to unseat current NDP MLA Bob D’Eith ahead of next provincial election

Onyeka Dozie of Maple Ridge is seeking the BC Liberal party’s support to run as MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission in the next provincial election. (Special to Black Press Media)
Grace, an orphaned calf who called the Revelstoke maternity pen home for a year and a half, took her first steps into the wild in the spring of 2019. The caribou in the background is one of the five caribou from the now locally extinct south Selkirk and Purcell herds. (Photo by Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development)

Province announces $1.1 million in funding to restore caribou habitat

The seven projects are taking place across the province

Grace, an orphaned calf who called the Revelstoke maternity pen home for a year and a half, took her first steps into the wild in the spring of 2019. The caribou in the background is one of the five caribou from the now locally extinct south Selkirk and Purcell herds. (Photo by Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development)
Province financing ensure lower rents in new Maple Ridge affordable housing complex

Province financing ensure lower rents in new Maple Ridge affordable housing complex

Government offers low-interest loan to developer in exchange for reduced rates for future tenants

Province financing ensure lower rents in new Maple Ridge affordable housing complex
Seven habitat and restoration projects will get $3 million over five years under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF). (DFO)

Government pledges $3M to improve salmon stocks, restoration in B.C.

Seven projects will get $3M under joint federal/provincial program to reverse declines

Seven habitat and restoration projects will get $3 million over five years under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF). (DFO)
MLAs Bob D’Eith and Lisa Beare

Provincial money earmarked for poverty efforts in Maple Ridge

The city will receive a $25,000 grant from the government towards poverty reduction

  • Jun 5, 2020
MLAs Bob D’Eith and Lisa Beare
Boaters on Pitt Lake. (The News files)

Pitt Lake cabin owners – only – allowed access to Grant Narrows Park boat launch

Katzie Development Limited Partnership says docks are in disrepair and should not be used

Boaters on Pitt Lake. (The News files)
Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith

LETTER: MLA understands anxiety, calls for calm and kindness

In rebuttal to a previous letter to the editor, Bob D’Eith applauds B.C.’s COVID efforts

  • Apr 26, 2020
Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith
B.C. will not enforce advice to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but urges people to avoid all non-essential travel. (Black Press Media file photo)

Despite long-weekend travellers, B.C. has no plans to implement restrictions

Dr. Bonnie Henry continues urging non-essential travellers to stay home

B.C. will not enforce advice to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but urges people to avoid all non-essential travel. (Black Press Media file photo)