Phil Melnychuk

(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Crews took down the largest remaining shack at Anita Place Tent City in Maple Ridge, Thursday. Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden was on location as crews removed the structure built a year ago.

City demolishes man’s homemade cabin at Maple Ridge tent city

Maple Ridge cabins removed as residents depart

(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Crews took down the largest remaining shack at Anita Place Tent City in Maple Ridge, Thursday. Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden was on location as crews removed the structure built a year ago.
Pride flags were stolen Friday from Golden Ears United Church. (Contributed)

Pride flags stolen from Lower Mainland church

Went missing sometime Friday night, says Maple Ridge reverend

Pride flags were stolen Friday from Golden Ears United Church. (Contributed)
Maple Ridge’s Whonnock Lake Beach closed because of E. coli
Maple Ridge’s Whonnock Lake Beach closed because of E. coli
Maple Ridge is calling for a provincial police force at UBCM this year. (THE NEWS/files)

This Lower Mainland city wants a B.C. police force

Resolution off to UBCM convention in September

Maple Ridge is calling for a provincial police force at UBCM this year. (THE NEWS/files)
Family and friends of Laura Jeglum-Woycheshen outside the Port Coquitlam courthouse on Thursday, June 27. (Phil Melnychuk/THE NEWS)                                Family and friends of Laura Jeglum-Woycheshen outside the Port Coquitlam courthouse on Thursday, June 27. (Phil Melnychuk/THE NEWS)

Man given 6.5 years in highway hit-and-run death of motorcyclist

Laura Jeglum-Woycheshen died in head-on collision in Maple Ridge on Sept. 14, 2017.

Family and friends of Laura Jeglum-Woycheshen outside the Port Coquitlam courthouse on Thursday, June 27. (Phil Melnychuk/THE NEWS)                                Family and friends of Laura Jeglum-Woycheshen outside the Port Coquitlam courthouse on Thursday, June 27. (Phil Melnychuk/THE NEWS)
IHIT investigates shooting in Maple Ridge church parking lot in 2015. (THE NEWS/files)

Lower Mainland man sentenced to life for 2015 shooting death in church parking lot

No possibility of parole for at least 14 years

IHIT investigates shooting in Maple Ridge church parking lot in 2015. (THE NEWS/files)
Uniform refresh includes heritage jersey for Vancouver Canucks’ 50th season

Uniform refresh includes heritage jersey for Vancouver Canucks’ 50th season

Biggest change, logo no longer includes ‘Vancouver’

Uniform refresh includes heritage jersey for Vancouver Canucks’ 50th season
Lee Lowrie now has her truck back. (Contributed)

Nanaimo woman wins court challenge after RCMP breathalyze her at home

Woman served one while at sister’s Maple Ridge house

Lee Lowrie now has her truck back. (Contributed)
Guatemala workers from Golden Eagle Blueberry Farms speak, through translators, at a media conference Tuesday. (Phil Melnychuk/THE NEWS)

UPDATE: ‘Saddest part of our lives’: Guatemalan workers describe Aquilini Group’s B.C. farm

Aquilini senior VP Jim Chu issues response to temporary workers.

Guatemala workers from Golden Eagle Blueberry Farms speak, through translators, at a media conference Tuesday. (Phil Melnychuk/THE NEWS)
A bear was hit and killed by a vehicle along Lougheed Highway Sunday evening. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                A bear was hit and killed by a vehicle along Lougheed Highway Sunday evening. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Bear hit and killed on Lougheed Highway

Occurred near wildlife corridor in eastern part of Maple Ridge.

A bear was hit and killed by a vehicle along Lougheed Highway Sunday evening. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                A bear was hit and killed by a vehicle along Lougheed Highway Sunday evening. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Silver Valley residents want to improve bear safety in suburb. (THE NEWS/files)

Mother bear, three cubs relocated from Maple Ridge

Silver Valley residents calling for ‘no-kill’ zone.

Silver Valley residents want to improve bear safety in suburb. (THE NEWS/files)
Search and rescue spokesperson Rick Laing said people have to prepare for a hike. (THE NEWS/files)

Four rescued from Golden Ears mountain

Hikers from Surrey started out for Evans Peak at 6 p.m.

Search and rescue spokesperson Rick Laing said people have to prepare for a hike. (THE NEWS/files)
Employment Standards Branch orders wages paid to blueberry workers. (THE NEWS/files)

Aquilini-owned blueberry farm ordered to pay $131,000 to foreign workers

Pitt Meadows farm owes wages to 174 employees

Employment Standards Branch orders wages paid to blueberry workers. (THE NEWS/files)
Fines were issued to Pitt Meadows berry farm. (THE NEWS/files)

WorkSafe fines Vancouver Canuck owners’ farm $53,690 after bus fails inspection

Farm vehicle was at risk of ‘brake failure:’ decision

Fines were issued to Pitt Meadows berry farm. (THE NEWS/files)
Stinging scorpion was dropped off at Dewdney Animal Hospital in Maple Ridge. (Contributed)

Scorpion found in B.C. woman’s kitchen more venomous than thought

Veterinarian not comfortable with bug around, taking to Victoria zoo

Stinging scorpion was dropped off at Dewdney Animal Hospital in Maple Ridge. (Contributed)
The Vancouver resident drove the scorpion to Dewdney Animal Hospital. (Contributed)

Updated: Woman finds scorpion in kitchen, drives it to B.C. animal hospital

May have come from a recent trip to Cuba

The Vancouver resident drove the scorpion to Dewdney Animal Hospital. (Contributed)
A bear likely caused a barn fire in Pitt Meadows. (THE NEWS/files)                                ‘There was no sign of the bear.’ (THE NEWS/files)

Bear likely knocked over heat lamp and caused B.C. barn fire: chief

Previous Friday, bear broke into the old barn and killed four chickens.

A bear likely caused a barn fire in Pitt Meadows. (THE NEWS/files)                                ‘There was no sign of the bear.’ (THE NEWS/files)
Rendering shows possible look of SkyTrain station along Fraser Highway. (THE NEWS/files)

TransLink wants your ideas for 2050

30-year Metro Vancouver transportation strategy underway

Rendering shows possible look of SkyTrain station along Fraser Highway. (THE NEWS/files)
(Contributed)                                Members of Garden of Heaven Mosque showed their support Sunday to worshippers at Holy Spirit Anglican Church.

Lower Mainland church, mosque come together after New Zealand attacks

From tragedy and pain grows trust and friendship

(Contributed)                                Members of Garden of Heaven Mosque showed their support Sunday to worshippers at Holy Spirit Anglican Church.
(THE NEWS/files)                                A trans-gender inmate has filed a complaint with Human Rights Tribunal regarding treatment at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women.

Transgender inmate at B.C. women’s prison files discrimination complaint

Human Rights Tribunal hears case in June.

(THE NEWS/files)                                A trans-gender inmate has filed a complaint with Human Rights Tribunal regarding treatment at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women.