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The Harris Park pool in Pitt Meadows will not be open for the 2021 season. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows closes pool for the coming season

COVID-19 safety measures would limit swimmers at Harris Park pool

 

Maple Ridge released its winter program guide recently. (Special to The News)

City unveils numerous winter programs and activities

Maple Ridge unveils guide that takes into consideration COVID-19

  • Jan 17, 2021

 

The Maple Ridge Leisure Centre has adjusted its programming to align with new provincial guidelines. (The News files)

What’s open and what’s closed in Maple Ridge

City advises on availability of its programs and services after latest B.C. COVID-19 guidelines

The Maple Ridge Leisure Centre has adjusted its programming to align with new provincial guidelines. (The News files)
Maple Ridge city hall

City cancels group programs and closes facilities

Response to COVID-19 public health orders

Maple Ridge city hall
A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.

Fraser Valley foursome to hike 70km over mountains in memory of friend

Friends from Abbotsford and Langley to hike from Hope to Tulameen for Brook Morrison

A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.
LETTER: Priority should be given to locals accessing Golden Ears park

LETTER: Priority should be given to locals accessing Golden Ears park

Maple Ridge residents should be able to reserve new day passes ahead of out-of-towners: one local

  • Aug 8, 2020
LETTER: Priority should be given to locals accessing Golden Ears park
The water feature at Albion sports park is one of many places to cool down this weekend . (The News files)

Best spots to cool off in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

The two cities have no shortage of wonderful places to escape from the heat

  • Jul 17, 2020
The water feature at Albion sports park is one of many places to cool down this weekend . (The News files)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
During COVID shutdown, Maple Ridge city staff are having some more work done to the leisure centre pools. (Fred Armstrong/City of Maple Ridge)

Maple Ridge’s indoor pools undergoes work during COVID shutdown

While the leisure centre is being prepared for re-opening, staff undertake warranty work

  • Jun 18, 2020
During COVID shutdown, Maple Ridge city staff are having some more work done to the leisure centre pools. (Fred Armstrong/City of Maple Ridge)
Children play on the new playground equipment at MacLean Park in Pitt Meadows on Monday. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows playgrounds start reopening Monday

Fencing and caution tape will be remove, signage promoting good hygiene will be posted

Children play on the new playground equipment at MacLean Park in Pitt Meadows on Monday. (The News files)
The gate offering access to boat launch and Pitt Addington rec area in north Pitt Meadows are locked, and operators from Katzie said a dispute could keep it closed for the foreseeable future. (Special to The News)

Access to Pitt Lake closed amid dispute between province and Katzie

Local First Nations wipe their hands of responsibilities for managing the rec site without agreement

The gate offering access to boat launch and Pitt Addington rec area in north Pitt Meadows are locked, and operators from Katzie said a dispute could keep it closed for the foreseeable future. (Special to The News)
People enjoy the new river in the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre pool. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

LETTER: Not a fan of nude rules or new change rooms at Maple Ridge pool

Long-time leisure centre users speaks up about a few features that disappoint

  • Mar 13, 2020
People enjoy the new river in the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre pool. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
The sign pictured has drawn its share of attention from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre patrons. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre’s ‘no nude zone’ sign draws attention

Universal change room has many private stalls for patrons to use

The sign pictured has drawn its share of attention from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre patrons. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)
Golden Ears campsites will be all reservation only

Golden Ears campsites will be all reservation only

Maple Ridge group had lobbied to keep some camping for drive-ups

Golden Ears campsites will be all reservation only
Maple Ridge council looks at Albion community centre

Maple Ridge council looks at Albion community centre

Report offers two options for running the new facility

Maple Ridge council looks at Albion community centre
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper