Colleen Flanagan

Light pillars formed by Sarah-Jane Pepper’s home in the Webster’s Corners area. (Sarah-Jane Pepper/Special to The News)

Extreme cold contributes to light pillars spotted above Lower Mainland city

Sarah-Jane Pepper spotted the light columns by her Maple Ridge property

Light pillars formed by Sarah-Jane Pepper’s home in the Webster’s Corners area. (Sarah-Jane Pepper/Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows fire departments are warning residents that fireworks are banned except with permit. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows fire departments are warning residents that fireworks are banned except with permit. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Mountaineer shocked at ill-prepared hikers ascending Lower Mainland peak

Clinton Rennie thinks there should be more signage warning of dangers

Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a home for reports of a male stabbed in the chest. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

VIDEO: Police respond to a stabbing in Maple Ridge

Man taken by ambulance from a neighbouring house

Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to a home for reports of a male stabbed in the chest. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
A horse nicknamed Rambo by its rescuers is walked along a forest service road to a waiting trailer. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge woman helps rescue horse discovered alone by Twenty Mile Bay

Horse, nicknamed Rambo, is in Langley receiving care

A horse nicknamed Rambo by its rescuers is walked along a forest service road to a waiting trailer. (Special to The News)
Police are on scene for a possible shooting on McIntyre Court in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)

VIDEO: Witnesses see three men cuffed after shooting in Maple Ridge

Neighbours said they heard a single shot

Police are on scene for a possible shooting on McIntyre Court in Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Glass and styrofoam is not being accepted at recycling facilities across the province. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society/Special to The News)
Glass and styrofoam is not being accepted at recycling facilities across the province. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society/Special to The News)
The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Abbotsford have been serving 150 meals to evacuees at the Tradex Centre three times a day since Monday. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)

Evacuees in Abbotsford tell harrowing tales of escape from flood waters

Salvation Army helping to feed first responders and evacuees

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Abbotsford have been serving 150 meals to evacuees at the Tradex Centre three times a day since Monday. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press)
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)
The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

UPDATE: Drug impairment possible cause in Wednesday’s fatal crash

Haney Bypass in Maple Ridge was closed for hours

The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The collision took place between a van and a black semi on Wednesday afternoon. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Person being pulled to safety. (Screen grab)

Turbans used to rescue hiker above waterfall in Golden Ears park

Man had slipped into pool above the Lower Falls Monday afternoon

Person being pulled to safety. (Screen grab)
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)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are asking for more witnesses to come forward after an assault on Sept. 23. (Special to The News)

Gun thrown in dumpster after assault in Maple Ridge

Police still looking for one suspect, asking for more witnesses

Ridge Meadows RCMP are asking for more witnesses to come forward after an assault on Sept. 23. (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)

Surrey realtor ordered to pay $95,000 as penalty for rent-to-own scheme that targeted a Maple Ridge couple

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)
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)
Conservation Officer Service and Ridge Meadows RCMP are continuing their investigation of a body discovered in a Pitt Meadows field on Aug. 15. (The News files)

Woman discovered dead in a Pitt Meadows field possibly killed by a black bear

Conservation along with Predator Attack Team specialists on scene investigating

Conservation Officer Service and Ridge Meadows RCMP are continuing their investigation of a body discovered in a Pitt Meadows field on Aug. 15. (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)

UPDATE: Hiker rescued after 10 metre fall along trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

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)