Maple Ridge

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

 

Lindsey Wadden and her border collie Ollie were featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. (Special to The News)

B.C. border collie impresses Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show host with Jenga talent

Lindsey Wadden and her dog Ollie were featured in a segment on show hosted by Jimmy Fallon

 

Brenda and Gord Gartley were evicted from their Maple Ridge home after entering a rent-to-own agreement with realtor Kevin Bratch and his partner. (Contributed)

B.C. realtor order to pay $95,000 penalty for predatory rent-to-own scheme

Judgment also considered similar agreements by Kevin Bratch in Pitt Meadows and Richmond

 

Larry Walker Jr. has been inducted into Cooperstown. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

B.C.’s Larry Walker inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown ceremony held on Wednesday afternoon

Larry Walker Jr. has been inducted into Cooperstown. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Tim Meade will have permanent effects from COVID-19, and wants to let people know what vaccine hesitancy cost him. (Neil Corbett/The News)

‘A miracle I’m living’: Maple Ridge dad urges vaccinations after COVID nearly kills him

Father of three young daughters spent 21 days in a coma

Tim Meade will have permanent effects from COVID-19, and wants to let people know what vaccine hesitancy cost him. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Michael Babor and Angela and Randy Massey protested the B.C. Parks decision to eliminate first-come, first-serve camping in Golden Ears Provincial Park during peak season, from mid-May to Labour Day. (The News Files)

Lots of empty campsites in B.C.’s Golden Ears Park, say critics of reservation system

Parks operator says those who don’t show up lose their sites, which are made available

Michael Babor and Angela and Randy Massey protested the B.C. Parks decision to eliminate first-come, first-serve camping in Golden Ears Provincial Park during peak season, from mid-May to Labour Day. (The News Files)
Yin Yin Din, sister of Kyaw Din who was shot by police, at a protest in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Donor steps up for Maple Ridge police shooting victim’s sister

Offers to fund a counsellor after he also lost a loved one

Yin Yin Din, sister of Kyaw Din who was shot by police, at a protest in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
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 ends sporting drought in B.C. community

The event attracts some of the province’s premiere UCI / Cycling BC licensed athletes

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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)
Larry Walker Jr., a former Colorado Rockies player, will not attend all-star events in Denver this week after being “bit” by COVID-19. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

COVID-19 keeps Larry Walker out of all-star festivities

B.C. baseball great will be inducted into Hall of Fame in September

Larry Walker Jr., a former Colorado Rockies player, will not attend all-star events in Denver this week after being “bit” by COVID-19. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
B.C. conservation officer Sgt. Todd Hunter said a black bear is believed to have killed local livestock. (THE NEWS/files)

Black bear believed to have killed miniature donkey in Maple Ridge

Trap set for predator that has been killing livestock

B.C. conservation officer Sgt. Todd Hunter said a black bear is believed to have killed local livestock. (THE NEWS/files)
There is an emergency shelter near the Golden Ears peaks. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Hiker fogged in on Golden Ears, spends 2 nights

Talon Helicopters, Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue bring him home Monday

There is an emergency shelter near the Golden Ears peaks. (Facebook/Special to The News)
John Anjo, founder/ director of Dwelltech, poses in front of his newest creation. The YOCTO is a 72 square foot tiny home with all the fixings. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge company builds remarkably tiny home

Dwelltech founder constructs 72 square foot home as passion project

John Anjo, founder/ director of Dwelltech, poses in front of his newest creation. The YOCTO is a 72 square foot tiny home with all the fixings. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)
McMillan moved from Port Coquitlam two years ago so her family could have the space to start a hobby farm with goats, chickens, and a turkey. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland woman upset at anonymous complaint about her ‘drama queen’ goats

Rhiannon McMillan received a note threatening to call SPCA about loud animals

McMillan moved from Port Coquitlam two years ago so her family could have the space to start a hobby farm with goats, chickens, and a turkey. (Special to The News)
A head-on collision sent two drivers to hospital on Friday night. (Special to The News)

Witness sees head-on in Maple Ridge, stops to help victims

Two people taken to hospital in stable condition

A head-on collision sent two drivers to hospital on Friday night. (Special to The News)
Zoë Olson, 19, is hugged by her father Joel Olson in her hospital bed. (Special to The News)

B.C. teen develops rare condition after catching COVID

Multi-system inflammatory syndrome, MIS-C, is rare in children, even rarer in adults

Zoë Olson, 19, is hugged by her father Joel Olson in her hospital bed. (Special to The News)
David and Julie Kaplan with their children Estelle and Justin. (Special to The News)

COVID-19 border closure stops B.C. family’s cross-country move

Maple Ridge couple, two kids, turned away at New Brunswick border

David and Julie Kaplan with their children Estelle and Justin. (Special to The News)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)

Power struggle: New governance model proposed for B.C. high school sports

Most commissions are against the new model, but B.C. School Sports (BCSS) and its board is in favour

Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Malin Jordan)
Rich Goulet receives a volunteer award from then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Contributed)

Pitt Meadows coaching legend Rich Goulet dies

Basketball community mourns passing of longtime high school hoops coach

Rich Goulet receives a volunteer award from then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (Contributed)
Janel and Tanner Currie pose with their daughter. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge man lucky to be alive after snowmobile accident near Enderby

Tanner Currie had to have part of his leg amputated after 20-foot fall in the backcountry

Janel and Tanner Currie pose with their daughter. (Special to The News)
A Dutch man accused of attempting to blackmail Amanda Todd facing charges in B.C. (THE NEWS/files)

Man accused of cyberbullying late Amanda Todd will soon face charges in B.C. court

‘It has been a long time coming,’ said victim’s mother

A Dutch man accused of attempting to blackmail Amanda Todd facing charges in B.C. (THE NEWS/files)