Colleen Flanagan

Ryan Neufeld, a support teacher at Thomas Haney Secondary School, gives the convocation speech as Masato Wong looks on. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

‘A tremendous day’: B.C. autistic grad gets dream ceremony

Masato Wong talked about graduation every day for the past two years

Ryan Neufeld, a support teacher at Thomas Haney Secondary School, gives the convocation speech as Masato Wong looks on. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Alicia Albrecht with The Ridge Studios holds one of many broken locks and says three windows behind her have been smashed over the past two months. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge film studio plagued by vandalism as owner waits to reopen

Ridge Studios’ doors closed March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Alicia Albrecht with The Ridge Studios holds one of many broken locks and says three windows behind her have been smashed over the past two months. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Thousands of people have been flocking to Golden Ears park. (Roxanne Hooper-BLACK PRESS)

New reservation system for Golden Ears Provincial Park amid controversy

Will allow campers to reserve spots live online

Thousands of people have been flocking to Golden Ears park. (Roxanne Hooper-BLACK PRESS)
Stu Burgess is with Alouette Park operations manager. (THE NEWS-files)

Golden Ears park expected to be busy the first camping weekend of season

Campgrounds expected to be full or close to full

Stu Burgess is with Alouette Park operations manager. (THE NEWS-files)
A plane has crashed at the south end of Pitt Lake. (Google maps)

BREAKING: Plane crash in Pitt Meadows

Crash site is at the south end of Pitt Lake

A plane has crashed at the south end of Pitt Lake. (Google maps)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a suspicious incident in the Albion area. (THE NEWS/files). (THE NEWS/files)

Two incidents of suspected child predators have Maple Ridge neighbourhoods on guard

Police investigation is in its early stages

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a suspicious incident in the Albion area. (THE NEWS/files). (THE NEWS/files)
Maple Ridge care home confirms one death as COVID-19 outbreak grows

Maple Ridge care home confirms one death as COVID-19 outbreak grows

Since being declared an outbreak earlier this week, number of cases has increased

Maple Ridge care home confirms one death as COVID-19 outbreak grows
Craig Jones, co-owner of Wanstalls, holds a Core 15, a variant of an AR 15, with two Glock 22’s in the foreground. (THE NEWS/files)

Lower Mainland hunting store sees 200% increase in firearm sales

Co-owner of Wanstalls says increase due to a variety of reasons

Craig Jones, co-owner of Wanstalls, holds a Core 15, a variant of an AR 15, with two Glock 22’s in the foreground. (THE NEWS/files)
Soccer star Karina Leblanc announced B.C. Summer Games for Maple Ridge in 2017. (THE NEWS/files)

Canadian Olympian diagnosed with heart failure, possible exposure to COVID-19

Olympic soccer star Karina LeBlanc diagnosed with pleural effusion

Soccer star Karina Leblanc announced B.C. Summer Games for Maple Ridge in 2017. (THE NEWS/files)
Canadian country music star Madeline Merlo will be live streaming a concert in support of Food Banks Canada. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
Canadian country music star Madeline Merlo will be live streaming a concert in support of Food Banks Canada. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
HandyDART has suspended fare payments to protect operators. (BLACK PRESS files)

TransLink suspends fare payments for the HandyDART system

Action taken to protect operators and riders during COVID-19 crisis

HandyDART has suspended fare payments to protect operators. (BLACK PRESS files)
Dr. Adrian Walton of the Dewdney Animal Hospital in Maple Ridge wants to remind pet owners to have a plan for their animals in case they are hospitalized. (Contributed)

B.C. veterinarian says plan ahead for care of pets with spread of COVID-19

Dr. Adrian Walton says there are ways to prepare in case veterinarian clinics have to shut down

Dr. Adrian Walton of the Dewdney Animal Hospital in Maple Ridge wants to remind pet owners to have a plan for their animals in case they are hospitalized. (Contributed)
Seniors and those with compromised immune systems can shop for one hour at Meridian Meats without being surrounded by other people. (Contributed)

Meridian Meats across the Lower Mainland opens its doors to those who feel most at risk for COVID-19

For one hour three days a week, those who feel most at risk can shop without throngs of people

Seniors and those with compromised immune systems can shop for one hour at Meridian Meats without being surrounded by other people. (Contributed)
Police are not linking a motor vehicle accident Friday evening with a road rage incident caught on camera and posted to social media. (Screen grab)

VIDEO: Road rage incident that ends in crash caught on camera in Lower Mainland

Ridge Meadows RCMP attended a multi vehicle collision on Friday but won’t comment on video

Police are not linking a motor vehicle accident Friday evening with a road rage incident caught on camera and posted to social media. (Screen grab)
Julie Raymond and her daughter Danielle, hold a photo of her other daughter Shannon who died in 2008. (THE NEWS-files)

Maple Ridge mother heartbroken after late daughter’s belongings stolen from locker

Julie Raymond lost her daughter, who overdosed on a party bus in 2008. Now she’s lost more.

Julie Raymond and her daughter Danielle, hold a photo of her other daughter Shannon who died in 2008. (THE NEWS-files)
Protesters block CP Rail and West Coast Express tracks in Maple Ridge. (Phil Melnychuk-THE NEWS)

UPDATE: Protesters dismantle blockade on Maple Ridge tracks

West Coast Express train service is expected to run again Tuesday morning

Protesters block CP Rail and West Coast Express tracks in Maple Ridge. (Phil Melnychuk-THE NEWS)
Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)

Dog rescued in Maple Ridge after getting swept into fast-flowing culvert

Owner calls his dog’s survival ‘a miracle’

Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)
A man is seen jumping on a moving vehicle before clinging to it as it makes its way down Dewdney Trunk Road on Saturday. (Screen grab)

Man clings to roof of car driving along busy road in Maple Ridge

The man was also seen jumping on the vehicle

A man is seen jumping on a moving vehicle before clinging to it as it makes its way down Dewdney Trunk Road on Saturday. (Screen grab)
Ricky Korasak was allegedly involved in the stabbing of two men in Maple Ridge in 2015.

RCMP search for man involved in 2015 Maple Ridge stabbing

Ricky Korasak is wanted for accessory to attempted murder and accessory to aggravated assault

Ricky Korasak was allegedly involved in the stabbing of two men in Maple Ridge in 2015.
A school bus crashed on the Golden Ears Bridge. (THE NEWS-files)

UPDATE: More than 30 students on bus that crashed on the Golden Ears Bridge

Collision happened midspan in the northbound lanes

A school bus crashed on the Golden Ears Bridge. (THE NEWS-files)