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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)

Homicide investigation underway in Maple Ridge

A body has been found in a vehicle fire in the 14300 block of 256 Street

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was deployed to Maple Ridge just before 2 p.m. on Friday. (Blackpress file)
A small airplane crashed into the ditch beside one of the runways at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Plane crash at Pitt Meadows airport

A plane has crashed into a ditch by the runway, no injuries reported

A small airplane crashed into the ditch beside one of the runways at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team finished in second place in the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team advance to world cup group stage

Canada finished the WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier with an 8-3 record

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team finished in second place in the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)
The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team remains undefeated in the first three days of the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)

B.C. softball athletes help Canada’s national team climb to perfect record

Canada defeats Peru, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic in Women’s Pan American Championship

The Canadian Women’s National Softball Team remains undefeated in the first three days of the XVII WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press photo)
Lynden Lakovic (right) from Kelowna, B.C. is a forward for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was selected as a member of the Canada Black team in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

Only 1 Canadian team gets win in first day of World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

United States, Sweden, and Canada Black all won their Nov. 3 matchups

Lynden Lakovic (right) from Kelowna, B.C. is a forward for the Moose Jaw Warriors and was selected as a member of the Canada Black team in the 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
Colton Roberts will play as part of team Canada Black in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 3-12. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

Lower Mainland players prepare for first day of World U-17 Hockey Challenge

Vancouver Giants’ Colton Roberts is one of three Lower Mainland players on team Canada Black

Colton Roberts will play as part of team Canada Black in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 3-12. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
Drew Kask scored 40 points in 13 regular season games with the Langley Junior Thunder before being drafted first overall by the Black Fish in the ALL West Division 2022 draft. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

First round of 2022 lacrosse draft dominated by Lower Mainland players

The Arena Lacrosse League West Division draft took place on Oct. 25

Drew Kask scored 40 points in 13 regular season games with the Langley Junior Thunder before being drafted first overall by the Black Fish in the ALL West Division 2022 draft. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
The Alouette River Management Society encourages spectators to be respectful of salmon when viewing them. (ARMS/Special to The News)

Environmental group releases tips for salmon viewing this season

6.8 million sockeye salmon have returned on the Fraser River this year

The Alouette River Management Society encourages spectators to be respectful of salmon when viewing them. (ARMS/Special to The News)
Giants defenceman Colton Roberts participated in the Hockey Canada U-17 camp in Calgary back in July. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Black Press Media)

Vancouver Giants player chosen for Team Canada in World U-17 Hockey Challenge

Defenceman Colton Roberts is 1 of 10 B.C.-born players to be selected

Giants defenceman Colton Roberts participated in the Hockey Canada U-17 camp in Calgary back in July. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Black Press Media)
English Language Learners teacher, Harjit Chauhan (centre) has been actively involved with educating students and the community about cultural celebrations like Diwali and Ramadan. (The News)

B.C. teacher wins national We Love Teachers contest

Harjit Chauhan was one of eight finalists in the inaugural Staples Canada program

English Language Learners teacher, Harjit Chauhan (centre) has been actively involved with educating students and the community about cultural celebrations like Diwali and Ramadan. (The News)
Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Trevor and the giant pumpkin raise money for BC Children’s Hospital

Laity Pumpkin Patch’s weight guessing contest runs until Oct. 30

Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Hon. Katrine Conroy is the Minister for the Ministry of Forests in B.C. (Government of BC/Special to The News)

Thanksgiving weekend sees another round of Lower Mainland temperature records

Oct. 6, 7, and 8 all had daily highs of over 25 C

The Hon. Katrine Conroy is the Minister for the Ministry of Forests in B.C. (Government of BC/Special to The News)
Nasiv Sall has performed as an on-screen dancer in several other productions, such as Macklemore’s Dance Off music video from 2016. (Nasiv - Instagram/Special to The News)

B.C. actress unleashes her inner monster in first major acting role

Nasiv Sall has danced in past films and can now be seen in Monster High: The Movie

Nasiv Sall has performed as an on-screen dancer in several other productions, such as Macklemore’s Dance Off music video from 2016. (Nasiv - Instagram/Special to The News)
Sunny and dry weather leads to record-setting temperatures in many Lower Mainland cities from Oct. 1-3. (File photo)

October begins by setting multi-day temperature records in Lower Mainland

Agassiz, Chilliwack, and Hope saw temperatures not reached in over 70 years

Sunny and dry weather leads to record-setting temperatures in many Lower Mainland cities from Oct. 1-3. (File photo)
A file photo shows a Toronto community school classroom on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. In B.C., elementary school teacher Austin Uzama was suspended in September 2022 for professional misconduct. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio

B.C. teacher suspended after showing Halloween prank video with fake decapitations

Austin Uzama showed an age-inappropriate video to Maple Ridge students and lied about credentials

A file photo shows a Toronto community school classroom on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. In B.C., elementary school teacher Austin Uzama was suspended in September 2022 for professional misconduct. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio
The Vancouver Giants goalie Brett Mirwald managed to save 38 of the 40 shots he faced against the Kelowna Rockets, leading to him being named the first star of the game. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Vancouver Giants get their first pre-season win

The 3-2 victory over the Kelowna Rockets is the only win of their pre-season schedule

The Vancouver Giants goalie Brett Mirwald managed to save 38 of the 40 shots he faced against the Kelowna Rockets, leading to him being named the first star of the game. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Five dead sturgeons were found along the Fraser River in Haney on Sept. 10, 2022. (Sandy Atkin/Special to The News)

Large collection of sturgeon found dead along Fraser River

Local resident found 5 dead sturgeons while walking his dog on Saturday morning

Five dead sturgeons were found along the Fraser River in Haney on Sept. 10, 2022. (Sandy Atkin/Special to The News)
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy reports that many dog-related incidents in Golden Ears go unreported or are directed to the RCMP by mistake. (Golden Ears Dog Walking Facebook/Special to The News)

Golden Ears hikers want more dog-use restrictions in the provincial park

Report reveals that 22% of visitors want to transition to a on-leash only policy

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy reports that many dog-related incidents in Golden Ears go unreported or are directed to the RCMP by mistake. (Golden Ears Dog Walking Facebook/Special to The News)
Leo Benne, president and CEO of Bevo (left), and the rest of his management team will remain significant shareholders as part of the Aurora Cannabis deal.

BC plant propagation facility signs deal with major cannabis provider in Canada

Bevo Farms’ parent company was acquired by Aurora Cannabis for more than $45 million

Leo Benne, president and CEO of Bevo (left), and the rest of his management team will remain significant shareholders as part of the Aurora Cannabis deal.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Pitt River Bridge. (The News)

Motorcyclist fatally collides with machinery on BC bridge

Coquitlam RCMP are investigating a crash that stalled traffic for hours on Monday evening

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Pitt River Bridge. (The News)
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