Maple Ridge

Dawn Goodman and Mike De Ruiter have a banana tree that is growing fruit in their backyard. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Banana tree bears fruit in Maple Ridge backyard

Couple says heat wave at the end of June must be the reason why

 

Three arrested for attempting to steal fibre optic cable in West Vancouver. (Twitter/@WestVanPolice)

Three arrested attempting to steal fibre optic cable in West Vancouver

Police recommending charges against three people – from Maple Ridge, Surrey, and Langley

 

Riders lined up at the start of the ninth annual Ride Into History fundraiser on Saturday, July 24 at the Christian Life Assembly in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Ride Into History remembers Langley rider

White ribbons worn in honour of Gitta Pennock

 

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

  • 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)
A man was long-lined out of Golden Ears Provincial Park on Saturday, July 3. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/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 man was long-lined out of Golden Ears Provincial Park on Saturday, July 3. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Facebook)
Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)

PJHL president Ray Stonehouse passes

Remembered as tough but fair ambassador for the league

Ray Stonehouse, PJHL President and former owner of the Ridge Meadows Flames, passed away at the age of 76, the league announced on Saturday, July 17. (PJHL)
Shane Ertmoed (right) is serving a life sentence for killing 10-year-old Heather Thomas on Oct. 1, 2000. (File photos)

Petition to keep Heather Thomas’ Cloverdale killer in prison doesn’t change parole board decision

The family of 10-year-old girl wants an end to unescorted absences by murderer Shane Ertmoed

Shane Ertmoed (right) is serving a life sentence for killing 10-year-old Heather Thomas on Oct. 1, 2000. (File photos)
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)
Around 10 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021 officers received a report of a man who had barricaded himself inside a house in the 22100 block area of Lougheed Highway. As a precaution police had 222nd Street at Lougheed Highway closed in both directions. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

No arrests, injuries in Maple Ridge police incident

222nd Street at Lougheed Highway was blocked in both directions

Around 10 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021 officers received a report of a man who had barricaded himself inside a house in the 22100 block area of Lougheed Highway. As a precaution police had 222nd Street at Lougheed Highway closed in both directions. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
The recent heat wave may have spared later variety of blueberries. (The News files)

Lower Mainland blueberry farmers hope heat hasn’t harmed later variety crops

Duke, the earliest variety, most affected by recent heat wave

The recent heat wave may have spared later variety of blueberries. (The News files)
Grant Davey’s mother waited 15 hours for an ambulance that never arrived. (The News/files)

Senior waits 15 hours with broken hip for ambulance that never came

Grant Davey’s mother eventually tranported to hospital in a van – premier and health minister told

Grant Davey’s mother waited 15 hours for an ambulance that never arrived. (The News/files)
The Kwantlen and Katzie First Nation were at the Kwantlen Cultural Centre on Monday, July 5, 2021 to help organize supplies for those affected by the Lytton wildfire. (Cecelia Reekie/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Katzie, Kwantlen First Nations organize supplies for Lytton wildfire victims

The groups were at the Kwantlen Cultural Centre on Monday

The Kwantlen and Katzie First Nation were at the Kwantlen Cultural Centre on Monday, July 5, 2021 to help organize supplies for those affected by the Lytton wildfire. (Cecelia Reekie/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers sort through donations for the fire victims of Lytton. (Katzie First Nation/Special to the News)

Katzie First Nation collecting for Lytton wildfire victims

Donation dates for Saturday and Sunday

Volunteers sort through donations for the fire victims of Lytton. (Katzie First Nation/Special to the News)
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Avalanche injures three hikers in Golden Ears park

Maple Ridge trio airlifted to safety after ice cave calamity

(Special to The News)
B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan votes at Luxton Hall during advance polls for the provincial election in Langford, B.C., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Our View: Get (public) money out of B.C. politics

Ending the public per-vote subsidy should be an easy decision

B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan votes at Luxton Hall during advance polls for the provincial election in Langford, B.C., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Daniel Jon Olson was sentenced in Port Coquitlam Courthouse last week. (Special to The News)

More than 16 years behind bars for convicted Lower Mainland sex offender

Daniel Jon Olson was convicted of 11 counts

Daniel Jon Olson was sentenced in Port Coquitlam Courthouse last week. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge secondary principal Trevor Connor is retiring at the end of this school year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland principal surprised by retirement parade

Staff and students at Maple Ridge secondary held drive-by party for retiring principal Trevor Connor

Maple Ridge secondary principal Trevor Connor is retiring at the end of this school year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A search and rescue crew member searches in the water. (Special to The News)

Person killed after being swept down Widgeon Falls

Search and Rescue teams recovered victim on Monday

A search and rescue crew member searches in the water. (Special to The News)
When they last met, Giants fell 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars. Both will renew their rivalry in Maple Ridge on Sept. 24. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)

Vancouver Giants to play preseason games in Maple Ridge, Delta

Exhibition schedule will start in September

When they last met, Giants fell 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars. Both will renew their rivalry in Maple Ridge on Sept. 24. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
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)