Maple Ridge

Melissa Hume and her German shepherd Shrimpy after winning High Place IGP 2 in International Working Dog Trial Regulations. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland dog found safe after disappearing from property last week

Melissa Hume believed her dog stolen after doors left open to her garage

Melissa Hume and her German shepherd Shrimpy after winning High Place IGP 2 in International Working Dog Trial Regulations. (Special to The News)
Jocelyn Ellison needed surgery to remove a ureteral stump, a deformity that was causing the child to have multiple kidney infections and other health problems. But it was put on hold due to cancelled elective surgeries. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland mother wants children’s elective surgeries to go ahead, despite COVID cases

5-year-old Jocelyn Ellison’s surgery was put on hold in January

Jocelyn Ellison needed surgery to remove a ureteral stump, a deformity that was causing the child to have multiple kidney infections and other health problems. But it was put on hold due to cancelled elective surgeries. (Special to The News)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)

B.C. woman sues Ducks Unlimited after being fired over COVID-19 vaccine policy

On Oct. 1, she raised her concerns about the policy and on Oct. 14 she was fired for failing to comply

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo: Black Press Media)
Shrimpy, 4, has gone missing from his home in the Webster’s Corners area. (Special to The News)

Dog owner believes beloved pet stolen from Lower Mainland property

Melissa Hume begging for the safe return of her German shepherd Shrimpy

Shrimpy, 4, has gone missing from his home in the Webster’s Corners area. (Special to The News)
Dr. Adrian Walton with Basil the ball python. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland vet has big snakes that need homes

Boa constrictor and ball python will be up for adoption through Maple Ridge veterinary office

Dr. Adrian Walton with Basil the ball python. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Brandon Yip will captain Team China at the Olympics. (Kunlun Red Star Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge man, former NHL player, to captain China’s Olympic hockey team

Brandon Yip has carried his career to Europe and Asia

Maple Ridge’s Brandon Yip will captain Team China at the Olympics. (Kunlun Red Star Facebook/Special to The News)
Amanda Todd in the video where she detailed her abuse. (YouTube)

Amanda Todd’s name can be published during court case

Carol Todd wanted her late daughter’s name at the forefront

Amanda Todd in the video where she detailed her abuse. (YouTube)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Building spotted floating down Fraser past Maple Ridge

Shed has been secured by port authority

Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Rick Laing leads the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team. (THE NEWS/files)

Mountaineer shocked at ill-prepared hikers ascending snow-covered B.C. peak

Clinton Rennie thinks there should be more signage warning of dangers

Rick Laing leads the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team. (THE NEWS/files)
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Lindsey Wadden and her border collie Ollie were featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. (Special to The News)

B.C. border collie impresses Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show host with Jenga talent

Lindsey Wadden and her dog Ollie were featured in a segment on show hosted by Jimmy Fallon

Lindsey Wadden and her border collie Ollie were featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. (Special to The News)
Brenda and Gord Gartley were evicted from their Maple Ridge home after entering a rent-to-own agreement with realtor Kevin Bratch and his partner. (Contributed)

B.C. realtor order to pay $95,000 penalty for predatory rent-to-own scheme

Judgment also considered similar agreements by Kevin Bratch in Pitt Meadows and Richmond

Brenda and Gord Gartley were evicted from their Maple Ridge home after entering a rent-to-own agreement with realtor Kevin Bratch and his partner. (Contributed)
Larry Walker Jr. has been inducted into Cooperstown. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

B.C.’s Larry Walker inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown ceremony held on Wednesday afternoon

Larry Walker Jr. has been inducted into Cooperstown. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Tim Meade will have permanent effects from COVID-19, and wants to let people know what vaccine hesitancy cost him. (Neil Corbett/The News)

‘A miracle I’m living’: Maple Ridge dad urges vaccinations after COVID nearly kills him

Father of three young daughters spent 21 days in a coma

Tim Meade will have permanent effects from COVID-19, and wants to let people know what vaccine hesitancy cost him. (Neil Corbett/The News)
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)
The BC Coroners Service is holding an inquest into the death of an inmate. (The News files)
The BC Coroners Service is holding an inquest into the death of an inmate. (The News files)
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)
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)
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)
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)