Maple Ridge

Michael Babor and Angela and Randy Massey protested the B.C. Parks decision to eliminate first-come, first-serve camping in Golden Ears Provincial Park during peak season, from mid-May to Labour Day. (The News Files)

Lots of empty campsites in B.C.’s Golden Ears Park, say critics of reservation system

Parks operator says those who don’t show up lose their sites, which are made available

Michael Babor and Angela and Randy Massey protested the B.C. Parks decision to eliminate first-come, first-serve camping in Golden Ears Provincial Park during peak season, from mid-May to Labour Day. (The News Files)
An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 riders from motorcycle clubs across Canada attended the Langley service for the president of the Haney chapter of the Hells Angels, Mike Hadden on Saturday, Sept. 4. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Bikers pay respects at Maple Ridge funeral for Hells Angels chapter president

An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 attended Saturday service for head of Haney Hells Angels in Langley

An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 riders from motorcycle clubs across Canada attended the Langley service for the president of the Haney chapter of the Hells Angels, Mike Hadden on Saturday, Sept. 4. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dr. Adrian Walton is careful about who he sells the drug ivermectin, a livestock dewormer which is not a proven COVID-19 treatment. (Facebook/Dewdney Animal Hospital)

Lower Mainland anti-vaxxers looking for livestock dewormer

Maple Ridge vet warns animal medicine could be dangerous for humans

Dr. Adrian Walton is careful about who he sells the drug ivermectin, a livestock dewormer which is not a proven COVID-19 treatment. (Facebook/Dewdney Animal Hospital)
One person was airlifted to hospital after a single-vehicle rollover crash in the 25400 block of Lougheed Highway, near Spilsbury Street, on Aug. 31, 2021. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

VIDEO: One person airlifted to hospital after rollover crash in Maple Ridge

Collision occurred on Lougheed Highway, near Spilsbury Street

One person was airlifted to hospital after a single-vehicle rollover crash in the 25400 block of Lougheed Highway, near Spilsbury Street, on Aug. 31, 2021. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
The Ridge Meadows RCMP informed Monday that they are looking for a man who robbed a child. (The News files)

Man steals money from child, 9, in Maple Ridge; police investigating

Incident happened along 216 Street Saturday morning

The Ridge Meadows RCMP informed Monday that they are looking for a man who robbed a child. (The News files)
A picture of the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge councillor flees Okanagan wildfire

Coun. Chelsa Meadus leaves a day after order was given to vacate

A picture of the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue, with help from Coquitlam Search and Rescue, performed a longline rescue in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Tuesday. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue, with help from Coquitlam Search and Rescue, performed a longline rescue in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Tuesday. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Maple Ridge News file)

Rescue underway in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Helicopter called in for rescue along the West Canyon Trail

Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Maple Ridge News file)
Yin Yin Din, sister of Kyaw Din who was shot by police, at a protest in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Donor steps up for Maple Ridge police shooting victim’s sister

Offers to fund a counsellor after he also lost a loved one

Yin Yin Din, sister of Kyaw Din who was shot by police, at a protest in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
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

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