Colleen Flanagan

Melissa Hume and her German shepherd Shrimpy after winning High Place IGP 2 in International Working Dog Trial Regulations. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland dog found safe after disappearing from property last week

Melissa Hume believed her dog stolen after doors left open to her garage

Melissa Hume and her German shepherd Shrimpy after winning High Place IGP 2 in International Working Dog Trial Regulations. (Special to The News)
Jocelyn Ellison needed surgery to remove a ureteral stump, a deformity that was causing the child to have multiple kidney infections and other health problems. But it was put on hold due to cancelled elective surgeries. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland mother wants children’s elective surgeries to go ahead, despite COVID cases

5-year-old Jocelyn Ellison’s surgery was put on hold in January

Jocelyn Ellison needed surgery to remove a ureteral stump, a deformity that was causing the child to have multiple kidney infections and other health problems. But it was put on hold due to cancelled elective surgeries. (Special to The News)
Danyal Bahramfar has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Lower Mainland mixed martial arts trainer charged with sexual exploitation

Police asking anyone with more information to come forward

Danyal Bahramfar has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue rescued four hikers from the base of Edge Peak in Golden Ears Provincial Park Monday morning. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue rescued four hikers from the base of Edge Peak in Golden Ears Provincial Park Monday morning. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
The police have released photos of Ramina Shah in case any members of the public recognize her and can provide information about her murder on Jan. 27, 2022. (IHIT)

Maple Ridge realtor identified as victim of fatal stabbing in Coquitlam

Police say her killing appears to be isolated and not random

The police have released photos of Ramina Shah in case any members of the public recognize her and can provide information about her murder on Jan. 27, 2022. (IHIT)
Shrimpy, 4, has gone missing from his home in the Webster’s Corners area. (Special to The News)

Dog owner believes beloved pet stolen from Lower Mainland property

Melissa Hume begging for the safe return of her German shepherd Shrimpy

Shrimpy, 4, has gone missing from his home in the Webster’s Corners area. (Special to The News)
Light pillars formed by Sarah-Jane Pepper’s home in the Webster’s Corners area. (Sarah-Jane Pepper/Special to The News)

Extreme cold contributes to light pillars spotted above Lower Mainland city

Sarah-Jane Pepper spotted the light columns by her Maple Ridge property

Light pillars formed by Sarah-Jane Pepper’s home in the Webster’s Corners area. (Sarah-Jane Pepper/Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows fire departments are warning residents that fireworks are banned except with permit. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows fire departments are warning residents that fireworks are banned except with permit. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Rick Laing leads the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team. (THE NEWS/files)

Mountaineer shocked at ill-prepared hikers ascending Maple Ridge peak

Clinton Rennie thinks there should be more signage warning of dangers

Rick Laing leads the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team. (THE NEWS/files)
Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a home for reports of a male stabbed in the chest. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Police respond to a stabbing in Maple Ridge

Man taken by ambulance from a neighbouring house

Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a home for reports of a male stabbed in the chest. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
A horse nicknamed Rambo by its rescuers is walked along a forest service road to a waiting trailer. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge woman helps rescue horse discovered alone by Twenty Mile Bay

Horse, nicknamed Rambo, is in Langley receiving care

A horse nicknamed Rambo by its rescuers is walked along a forest service road to a waiting trailer. (Special to The News)
Police are on scene for a possible shooting on McIntyre Court in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)

VIDEO: Witnesses see three men cuffed after shooting in Maple Ridge

Neighbours said they heard a single shot

Police are on scene for a possible shooting on McIntyre Court in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Glass and styrofoam is not being accepted at recycling facilities across the province. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society/Special to The News)
Glass and styrofoam is not being accepted at recycling facilities across the province. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society/Special to The News)
The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Abbotsford have been serving 150 meals to evacuees at the Tradex Centre three times a day since Monday. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)

Evacuees in Abbotsford tell harrowing tales of escape from flood waters

Salvation Army helping to feed first responders and evacuees

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Abbotsford have been serving 150 meals to evacuees at the Tradex Centre three times a day since Monday. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)
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

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

UPDATE: Drug impairment possible cause in Wednesday’s fatal crash

Haney Bypass in Maple Ridge was closed for hours

The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Person being pulled to safety. (Screen grab)

Turbans used to rescue hiker above waterfall in Golden Ears park

Man had slipped into pool above the Lower Falls Monday afternoon

Person being pulled to safety. (Screen grab)
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

Lindsey Wadden and her border collie Ollie were featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are asking for more witnesses to come forward after an assault on Sept. 23. (Special to The News)

Gun thrown in dumpster after assault in Maple Ridge

Police still looking for one suspect, asking for more witnesses

Ridge Meadows RCMP are asking for more witnesses to come forward after an assault on Sept. 23. (Special to The News)
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