Colleen Flanagan

Four shepherds living in deplorable conditions have been surrendered to the B.C. SPCA. (Contributed)

Owner surrenders dogs chained up outside among scrap metal, garbage to BC SPCA

Shepherd-breed dogs were living in ‘deplorable conditions.’

Four shepherds living in deplorable conditions have been surrendered to the B.C. SPCA. (Contributed)
Needles from Christmas trees are more harmful to pets than the possibility of ticks. (Colleen Flanagan – THE NEWS)

Be aware of ticks when chopping down Christmas trees

Potential for ticks to transfer to clothing

Needles from Christmas trees are more harmful to pets than the possibility of ticks. (Colleen Flanagan – THE NEWS)
Maple Ridge veterinarian Dr. Adrian Walton with a dyeing blue frog that is legal to have as a pet in B.C. While it is a poison dart frog, they are only poisonous in the wild. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Uptick in people buying illegal amphibians causing concern for B.C. vet

Without permits, he can only send them to zoos.

Maple Ridge veterinarian Dr. Adrian Walton with a dyeing blue frog that is legal to have as a pet in B.C. While it is a poison dart frog, they are only poisonous in the wild. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
(Above) Leslie Schmok will be one of the servers at the Strip-a-thon on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan – THE NEWS)

One of B.C’s last surviving strip clubs baring all again for Christmas charity

25th annual event is Sunday and raises money for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society.

(Above) Leslie Schmok will be one of the servers at the Strip-a-thon on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan – THE NEWS)
(Contributed)                                The screening of Super 30 takes place Fri. Sept. 20 at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge.

Indian teachers that inspired Super 30 movie talk about hope

Movie is based on international best-selling book by B.C. doctor

(Contributed)                                The screening of Super 30 takes place Fri. Sept. 20 at the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge mayor Mike Morden, left, and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare talk after a press conference on a new affordable rental housing development, at front, in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Rent as low as $375 per month at new Maple Ridge affordable housing complex

Complex scheduled to be completed in 2021

Maple Ridge mayor Mike Morden, left, and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare talk after a press conference on a new affordable rental housing development, at front, in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
An out of control house party led to several arrests Saturday night in Pitt Meadows. (THE NEWS/files)
An out of control house party led to several arrests Saturday night in Pitt Meadows. (THE NEWS/files)
Supporters of Rita Wong gathered outside the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women on Sunday where the pipeline activist is incarcerated. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Supporters of Rita Wong gathered outside the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women on Sunday where the pipeline activist is incarcerated. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Five hedgehogs were found in the parking lot of the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (Contributed)                                Five hedgehogs were found in the parking lot of the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (Contributed)

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

Five hedgehogs were found in the parking lot of the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (Contributed)                                Five hedgehogs were found in the parking lot of the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (Contributed)
Yin Yin Din says that if her brother had a knife in the room, it would have been a peeling knife to cut fruit that he would eat in his room. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Sister mourns brother who died in police shooting in Maple Ridge

Yin Yin Din says her brother was a kind man

Yin Yin Din says that if her brother had a knife in the room, it would have been a peeling knife to cut fruit that he would eat in his room. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
House on Colemore Street is surrounded by police tape Sunday afternoon in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Watchdog investigates fatal police-involved shooting in Maple Ridge

Mounties were called to a domestic incident on Colemore Street where a civilian was shot and killed

House on Colemore Street is surrounded by police tape Sunday afternoon in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Countdown starts to 2020 BC Summer Games

Countdown starts to 2020 BC Summer Games

Two flags unveiled at Maple Ridge city hall.

Countdown starts to 2020 BC Summer Games
Henry Winkler in Barry (2018). (IMDb photo)

‘The Fonz’ gives thumbs up in letter to dyslexic students at B.C. school

Students in Maple Ridge reached out to Henry Winkler after reading one his Zipster books.

Henry Winkler in Barry (2018). (IMDb photo)
The SPCA is seeking donations for Bane, who needs spinal surgery. (Contributed)

Mini pinscher at Maple Ridge SPCA needs spinal surgery

Bane has a painful condition known as Wobbler Syndrome

The SPCA is seeking donations for Bane, who needs spinal surgery. (Contributed)
An air ambulance has been called to a dirt bike accident in Maple Ridge Wednesday afternoon. (THE NEWS/files)

Two rushed to hospital after dirt bike crash in Maple Ridge

First responders had to hike in for about half an hour to get to the crash site

An air ambulance has been called to a dirt bike accident in Maple Ridge Wednesday afternoon. (THE NEWS/files)
A plaque was unveiled on Saturday in commemoration of Grant’s Law. (Courtesy of the B.C. Federation of Labour)

Plaque unveiled to commemorate gas-and-dash death

Located in Maple Ridge where Grant De Patie was killed.

A plaque was unveiled on Saturday in commemoration of Grant’s Law. (Courtesy of the B.C. Federation of Labour)
An air ambulance landed near SRT. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

UPDATE: Man falls from third-storey balcony in Lower Mainland

Air ambulance landed near Maple Ridge high school.

An air ambulance landed near SRT. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Karen Nixon with her thieving kitty, Cricket. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Call the ‘paw’-lice: Cricket the cat caught stealing gloves from B.C. homes

Her owner has discovered 14 pairs so far with no end in sight

Karen Nixon with her thieving kitty, Cricket. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Dr. Adrian Walton with Mombo, a 4.5 metre,                                34-kilogram Burmese python.                                (Colleen Flanagan/                                THE NEWS)

Burmese python too big for B.C. put on one-way flight to Toronto

Snake will be going to his forever home at a reptile zoo just north of the city

Dr. Adrian Walton with Mombo, a 4.5 metre,                                34-kilogram Burmese python.                                (Colleen Flanagan/                                THE NEWS)
The inaugural Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair in Abbotsford takes place May 30. (Black Press/files)

Coming to Abbotsford: the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair

The inaugural event will take place at the Abbotsford Centre

The inaugural Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair in Abbotsford takes place May 30. (Black Press/files)