Colleen Flanagan

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)
A paraglider was rescued from a tree on Mount St. Benedict on Sunday, July 18. (Mission Search and Rescue Society/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 paraglider was rescued from a tree on Mount St. Benedict on Sunday, July 18. (Mission Search and Rescue Society/Facebook)
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)
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)
Maple Ridge secondary principal Trevor Connor is retiring at the end of this school year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland principal surprised by retirement parade

Staff and students at Maple Ridge secondary held drive-by party for retiring principal Trevor Connor

Maple Ridge secondary principal Trevor Connor is retiring at the end of this school year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Lisa Anderson with Sho Sho, an 8-year-old off-track thoroughbred. (Special to The News)

Rage over racist post wrongfully puts Maple Ridge horse boarders in the crosshairs

Remarks by Vancouver Island woman incorrectly being associated with local business of a similar name

Lisa Anderson with Sho Sho, an 8-year-old off-track thoroughbred. (Special to The News)
An African spur-thighed tortoise that was stolen from a property in Chilliwack. (Facebook/Jennifer McLaren)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge vet clinic cares for African tortoises stolen in Chilliwack

The three African spur-thighed tortoises were discovered by a lake in Mission

An African spur-thighed tortoise that was stolen from a property in Chilliwack. (Facebook/Jennifer McLaren)
Zoë Olson, 19, is hugged by her father Joel Olson in her hospital bed. (Special to The News)

B.C. teen develops rare condition after catching COVID

Multi-system inflammatory syndrome, MIS-C, is rare in children, even rarer in adults

Zoë Olson, 19, is hugged by her father Joel Olson in her hospital bed. (Special to The News)
Vehicles came to a stop at 119 Avenue and 227 Street. (The News files)

Spat between brothers led to road rage in Maple Ridge

Both men facing multiple charges

Vehicles came to a stop at 119 Avenue and 227 Street. (The News files)
Police have southbound lanes blocked along 227 Street at Dewdney Trunk Road. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

VIDEO: 1 person arrested in Maple Ridge crash; witnesses describe possible road rage

Witnesses describe collision as a road-rage incident

Police have southbound lanes blocked along 227 Street at Dewdney Trunk Road. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)
Rex, an elderly golden Labrador retriever, is surrounded by his rescuers in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Dog survives plunge over Gold Creek Lower Falls in Maple Ridge

Fire chief asks for visitors to be more cautious in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Rex, an elderly golden Labrador retriever, is surrounded by his rescuers in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)
A motorcyclist and a sedan collided at the intersection of Hale Road and Old Dewdney Trunk Road in Pitt Meadows Thursday evening. (Special to The News)

Man rescued by family after crashing into water-filled ditch in Pitt Meadows

Man was face-down before being rescued Thursday evening

A motorcyclist and a sedan collided at the intersection of Hale Road and Old Dewdney Trunk Road in Pitt Meadows Thursday evening. (Special to The News)
Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)

Bouquets needed for B.C. babas

Mother’s Day campaign to inspire donations for one or two years

Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)
Stu Burgess is operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks. (The News files)

Golden Ears park camping to be limited to those in local health region

Fraser Health Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health now considered one region

Stu Burgess is operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks. (The News files)
Thousands have converged in Whonnock Lake Park to enjoy the nice weather. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

Thousands enjoy B.C. park with warnings about social distancing

Portable toilets installed in anticipation of nice weather

Thousands have converged in Whonnock Lake Park to enjoy the nice weather. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
In a 2019 photograph, Yin Yin Din held a picture of her brother Kyaw Naing Din, 54, and her late father Hla Din who passed away in 2014, during a trip to Victoria. (The News files)

UPDATE: Family of B.C. man killed by cop appeals to Attorney General for help

The Din family want B.C. Attorney General David Eby to forward their case to Crown

In a 2019 photograph, Yin Yin Din held a picture of her brother Kyaw Naing Din, 54, and her late father Hla Din who passed away in 2014, during a trip to Victoria. (The News files)
Police believe Washington plates were what spurred a tire slashing incident in Pitt Meadows on Feb. 15. (The News files)

Tires of vehicle with Washington plates slashed while child was inside in Lower Mainland

Police believe the suspect reacted to Washington plates

Police believe Washington plates were what spurred a tire slashing incident in Pitt Meadows on Feb. 15. (The News files)
Richmond RCMP are investigating the death of a man from Maple Ridge. (Black Press files)

Maple Ridge man, 50, dies after falling down stairs in Richmond, sparking police probe

Police investigating the incident that happened in Richmond

Richmond RCMP are investigating the death of a man from Maple Ridge. (Black Press files)