Maple Ridge

Can’t kill bears for eating honey

Conservation officers refused to kill a family of black bears in northern Pitt Meadows on Tuesday despite a farmer’s insistence to do so because they …

Fraser Valley

Peace concert and forum in Maple Ridge

A five-hour concert for peace will be taking place in Maple Ridge.<p>The concert and forum called <i>Peace is the way 2: Peace, Love, and Mercy for All</i> will …

Fraser Valley

Metro Vancouver craft fairs and markets: Shop locally at these events | The Province

The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it the perfect opportunity to shop locally. Our round-up of 60-plus craft fairs and markets around the …

Canadian News

Six hospitalized after eating chili at Surrey school luncheon

GUILDFORD — A staff luncheon at Hjorth Road Elementary led to six employees being hospitalized Tuesday.<p>“Someone had brought in a chili and the six …

Lower Mainland

CD featuring Maple Ridge artists to raise money for new sound system

Pam Burns thought she was recording one of her original songs for a student project.<p>The Maple Ridge musician has been running the Kanaka Creek open …

Fraser Valley

Laili Biali to perform in Maple Ridge for Canada’s 150th

Award winning singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali will be holding a special concert at The ACT in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.<p>Biali …

Joni Mitchell

Union contests layoffs at Maple Ridge motel - Surrey Now-Leader

Workers at the Econo Lodge motel in Maple Ridge are facing an uncertain Christmas after receiving layoff notices last month.<p>Fourteen workers with …

Fraser Valley

Parts of Metro Vancouver could see up to 150 mm of rain by Thursday

Rainfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver<p>156<p>It’s going to be wet out there for the next couple of days. Rainfall warning kind of wet.<p>Yes, even …

Weather

B.C. politicians condemn sexism against women in municipal politics

'Nasty Women' panel discussion includes Nicole Read, Maple Ridge mayor who has faced death threats<p>When she made the decision to run for mayor of …

Feminism

Search and rescue teams all out in search of missing woman - Surrey Now-Leader

Search and rescue members from Maple Ridge, Surrey, North Shore Rescue and Lion’s Bay are jumping into the attempt to find a woman who went missing …

No more kids in Ruskin hall

The community around Ruskin hall, in operation since 1923, is rallying to save it.<p>The Ruskin Community Hall Association is hosting an event with …

Arts and Crafts movement

Rainfall warnings reissued as another storm hits B.C.'s South Coast

Rainfall warnings are in place again in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound as another storm system passes over the province's South …

Weather

B.C. government poverty strategy tour set to begin - Surrey Now-Leader

The B.C. government’s committee to develop a poverty reduction strategy begins its province-wide consultation in Victoria next week.<p>The committee is …

Canada

Washington Governor Jay Inslee visits B.C.

B.C. Premier John Horgan received his first official government visitor Tuesday, greeting Washington Governor Jay Inslee to talk about issues of …

John Horgan

Maple Ridge principal offers hope over lunch for Downtown East Side residents

Kristi Blakeway first met Cindy when she was handing out water on the Downtown Eastside.<p>The current principal of Harry Hooge elementary was walking …

Vancouver

Juried show in Maple Ridge offers top knotch original items

The Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild are gearing up for the 37th annual Exhibit and Sale.<p>Hundreds of one-of-a-kind hand-spun, hand-woven, …

Fraser Valley

Two men charged in Burnaby Starbucks killing

Two people have been charged following a deadly assault last summer at a Burnaby Starbucks.<p>Michael Page-Vincelli was assaulted at a Starbucks in the …

Crime

Maple Ridge mayor talks ‘Nasty women’ in politics

The public can hear for itself what it’s like to be a woman in politics in 2017.<p>It might not be much different than it was in 1957.<p>Maple Ridge Mayor …

Fraser Valley

Maple Ridge hopes new Riverview building just a start

Maple Ridge Coun. Bob Masse hopes the New Democratic government hears the messages of public approval for addressing mental health, and hopes the …

Canada

Smiles wanted for Help Portrait Ridge Meadows

Photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists and an array of other volunteers are getting ready for the 7th annual Help Portrait event in Maple Ridge.<p>…

Portrait Photography

Coquihalla closed both directions near Merritt

14-year-old girl hit on Burnett Street at Lougheed Highway<p>Thousands march in procession to memorial<p>Grand prize of $20,000 for lucky winner<p>Community …

Lower Mainland

Tributes continue for Maple Ridge man killed in accident

Tributes continue to pour in for Aiden Serr, the popular Maple Ridge man who lost his life in a tragic car accident last week.<p>Beverley Martin met and …

Fraser Valley

Win big in new year with Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation lottery

The Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation is selling tickets for the popular 50/50 Fortune Raffle.<p>Money raised from the raffle will be going towards …

Lotteries

Friendship benches donated to two Maple Ridge schools

Two rainbow coloured benches will not only brighten the halls of two schools in Maple Ridge this year, but will also serve as a space for students …

Fraser Valley

Vancouver's homeless face cruel dilemma — do you risk lighting a fire to survive the cold?

The decision can end in tragedy — but sometimes there's no alternative<p>By late autumn in B.C.'s Lower Mainland, it's often rained so heavily that, if …

Lower Mainland

Rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver | The Province

A rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, with up to 80 millimetres of rain expected in some areas Saturday night.<p>Environment Canada says …

Canadian News

Heavy downpours expected in parts of Metro Vancouver

A rainfall warning is in effect for parts of the Lower Mainland, with heavy downpours expected Saturday evening.<p>Up to 80 mm of rain are expected to …

British Columbia

Another Friday night fire in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge firefighters were busy with a fire for the second straight Friday night.<p>At approximately 9:45 p.m. they were called to a fully involved …

Fraser Valley

Class sizes dropped from among the worst in B.C.

Class sizes are smaller in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, but there are still some crowded classrooms.<p>The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School Board …

Education

Tips for keeping your personal data safe, from the experts

With millions of apps, it seems everywhere you look on your smartphone, your information is being requested.<p>Email addresses, credit card information, …

Fraser Valley