Ronan O’Doherty

From left school board trustee Colette Trudeau, Maple Ridge Mission MLA Bob D’Eith, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games vice president Tom Bowen, president and CEO of the BC Summer Games Society Alison Noble, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games president Mike Keenan and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare with the BC Summer Games flag that will be hanging outside city hall for the games that begin July 23, 2020. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

2020 B.C. Summer Games in Maple Ridge cancelled due to COVID-19

Maple Ridge to host 2024 games, instead

From left school board trustee Colette Trudeau, Maple Ridge Mission MLA Bob D’Eith, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games vice president Tom Bowen, president and CEO of the BC Summer Games Society Alison Noble, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games president Mike Keenan and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare with the BC Summer Games flag that will be hanging outside city hall for the games that begin July 23, 2020. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
A kind note to greet health care providers at Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)

Chalk it up to positivity

Sidewalk graffiti lets Ridge Meadows hospital workers know they are appreciated

A kind note to greet health care providers at Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)
Sandra Cairns enjoys a lunch out with her son, Rob. (Submitted photo)

Family of B.C. woman who died of COVID-19 makes plea for people to stay home

Daughter-in-law of recent North Vancouver nursing home COVID-19 victim speaks out

Sandra Cairns enjoys a lunch out with her son, Rob. (Submitted photo)
Julie MacMillan and Warren Kitchens wanted to bring smiles to the faces of passers-by (Submitted photo)

B.C. couple hopes house front display lights up some hearts

Julie MacMillan and Warren Kitchens try to lighten mood during tough times

Julie MacMillan and Warren Kitchens wanted to bring smiles to the faces of passers-by (Submitted photo)
Theresa and Glen Mund are hoping their ship is able to dock in Hawaii. (Glen Mund/ Facebook)

‘Always expecting bad news’: B.C. couple stuck on South Pacific cruise

Theresa and Glen Mund have been turned away from French Polynesia, Fiji, and New Zealand

Theresa and Glen Mund are hoping their ship is able to dock in Hawaii. (Glen Mund/ Facebook)
Search and Rescue continue to search for the missing boater. (Shane MacKichan photo)

One person dead, one missing after boat carrying five people capsizes in Pitt River

Vessel capsized near Munro Creek just after 11 a.m. Saturday morning

Search and Rescue continue to search for the missing boater. (Shane MacKichan photo)
BC Hydro crew replacing a power pole. (BC Hydro photo)

Powerful windstorm causes power outages throughout Hope

BC Hydro reports transmission circuit failure

BC Hydro crew replacing a power pole. (BC Hydro photo)
The sign pictured has drawn its share of attention from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre patrons. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre’s ‘no nude zone’ sign draws attention

Universal change room has many private stalls for patrons to use

The sign pictured has drawn its share of attention from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre patrons. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)
Ronald Bath, right, was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour on Monday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge veteran awarded France’s highest honour

Ronald Bath, 95, was presented with the National Order of the Legion of Honour medal on Monday

Ronald Bath, right, was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour on Monday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Atefeh Jadidian

Police renew appeal in help finding missing Maple Ridge woman after vehicle found

Ridge Meadows RCMP released a new photo showing the missing woman walking east on Dewdney Trunk Road

Atefeh Jadidian
RCMP (File photo)

Murder suspect arrested after allegedly throwing rocks at cars near Golden Ears Bridge

Ridge Meadows RCMP arrest man with Canada-wide warrant for murder charge out of Edmonton

RCMP (File photo)
A recovering Nathan Boatter spends some time with his brother Adam. (Contributed photo)

Young B.C. hockey player breaks neck after ‘reckless’ check

Father wants to draw attention to careless play in the contact sport

A recovering Nathan Boatter spends some time with his brother Adam. (Contributed photo)
Ernie Daykin, Brenda Norrie and Kim Dumore were drumming up support for the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games outside the Save-On-Foods at Westgate Shopping Centre on Saturday (Jan 25). (Ronan O’Doherty photo - THE NEWS)

Hunt for BC Summer Games volunteers underway

2,800 helping hands are needed for large sporting event coming to Maple Ridge in July

Ernie Daykin, Brenda Norrie and Kim Dumore were drumming up support for the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games outside the Save-On-Foods at Westgate Shopping Centre on Saturday (Jan 25). (Ronan O’Doherty photo - THE NEWS)
Coun. Gordy Robson (THE NEWS – files)

B.C. councillor runs afoul of Coastal GasLink protester

Northern pipeline not a Maple Ridge issue, insists Coun. Gordy Robson

Coun. Gordy Robson (THE NEWS – files)
Larry Walker Sr. is all smiles after his son is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. (Ronan O’Doherty – THE NEWS)

Father to B.C.’s first MLB hall-of-famer is one proud dad

Larry Walker Sr. talks baseball background and son’s base running gaffe

Larry Walker Sr. is all smiles after his son is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. (Ronan O’Doherty – THE NEWS)
Colorado Rockies’ Larry Walker, of Maple Ridge, B.C. watches the flight of his two-run home run on a pitch from San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kevin Jarvis in the third inning in Denver’s Coors Field on Monday, June 25, 2001. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

B.C. player becomes only second Canadian to enter Hall of Fame of Baseball

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

Colorado Rockies’ Larry Walker, of Maple Ridge, B.C. watches the flight of his two-run home run on a pitch from San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kevin Jarvis in the third inning in Denver’s Coors Field on Monday, June 25, 2001. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
Morgan Robinson is looking on the bright side after a nasty tumble while hiking near Quesnel on Sept. 11.                                Photo submitted

‘I was just looking out at the beautiful lake’: Quesnel hiker survives 70-foot fall

Friends have set up a GoFundMe for the 23-year-old single father as he recovers in Vancouver

Morgan Robinson is looking on the bright side after a nasty tumble while hiking near Quesnel on Sept. 11.                                Photo submitted
A pair of cows from Sisters Creek Simmentals, located south of Quesnel.                                Submitted photo

Cow was struck and killed by lightning, Quesnel farmer says

The cow was killed Aug. 23 during a “horrific hailstorm” south of Quesnel

A pair of cows from Sisters Creek Simmentals, located south of Quesnel.                                Submitted photo
Matt O’Flynn wears a hat supporting the Ty Pozzobon Foundation. He is retiring from bull riding in order to avoid the same pitfalls as his friend and fellow competitor.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo

B.C. bull rider retires after death of fellow rider linked to head trauma

Quesnel’s Matt O’Flynn, 28, was a friend of the late Ty Pozzobon

Matt O’Flynn wears a hat supporting the Ty Pozzobon Foundation. He is retiring from bull riding in order to avoid the same pitfalls as his friend and fellow competitor.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo
Tetrault giving some pointers to a young boxer at Two Rivers Boxing Club.                                 Ronan O’Doherty photos

B.C. veteran combats PTSD in the ring and on the farm

Cam Tetrault is a valuable contributor at Quesnel’s Two Rivers Boxing Club

Tetrault giving some pointers to a young boxer at Two Rivers Boxing Club.                                 Ronan O’Doherty photos