Colleen Flanagan

(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Sylvia Fedyk, one of the first midwives to be registered in the province in 1998, and first-year midwife Krista Hamblin and her three-month-old son Hugo.

Midwives celebrate 20 years in B.C.

Almost triple the number since 1998.

(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Sylvia Fedyk, one of the first midwives to be registered in the province in 1998, and first-year midwife Krista Hamblin and her three-month-old son Hugo.
Maple Ridge family survives third Indonesian earthquake

Maple Ridge family survives third Indonesian earthquake

Logan Lay has brain cancer and was on bucket-list trip with her family

Maple Ridge family survives third Indonesian earthquake
Smoky was taken to an emergency veterinarian clinic in Langley where he underwent surgery for several bites around his neck, requiring stitches, and a broken blood vessel in his eye. (Contributed)

Pit bull-type dog attacks smaller dog, bites man in Maple Ridge

At least six people stopped along highway to help free smaller dog

Smoky was taken to an emergency veterinarian clinic in Langley where he underwent surgery for several bites around his neck, requiring stitches, and a broken blood vessel in his eye. (Contributed)
This osprey was released back into Golden Ears Park on Wednesday. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Osprey with lead poisoning rescued from B.C. provincial park

Raptor spent one month in rehabilitation

This osprey was released back into Golden Ears Park on Wednesday. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Rebekah Escueta, 19, front, picks berries with her brother Dominic, 18, and Matthew Davies, 15, at back, on Doremi Blueberry Farm in Pitt Meadows. The trio will help with picking, sorting and processing throughout the blueberry season. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Lower Mainland blueberry farms expect solid season

Blueberry Council of B.C. says season will be better than last year

Rebekah Escueta, 19, front, picks berries with her brother Dominic, 18, and Matthew Davies, 15, at back, on Doremi Blueberry Farm in Pitt Meadows. The trio will help with picking, sorting and processing throughout the blueberry season. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Golden Ears Express is a free but service running from Vancouver to Golden Ears Park in Maple Ridge. (Contributed)

Free shuttle connects Vancouverites with nature in Maple Ridge park

Starting July 7 Parkbus will be operating a free bus service to Golden Ears Park

Golden Ears Express is a free but service running from Vancouver to Golden Ears Park in Maple Ridge. (Contributed)
(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Wounded                                Meko, a nine-year-old pit bull-boxer cross, was attacked by an off-leash German shepherd along a trail by Hill Avenue and 242nd Street in Maple Ridge while walking with owner Dave Smith. See story, page 5.

Off-leash dogs attack B.C. senior, pit bull

SPCA can do little without information of dog owners

(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Wounded                                Meko, a nine-year-old pit bull-boxer cross, was attacked by an off-leash German shepherd along a trail by Hill Avenue and 242nd Street in Maple Ridge while walking with owner Dave Smith. See story, page 5.
(Contributed)                                Drew Scott of Property Brothers and his new bride Linda Phan.

Retired B.C. teacher gets invite to Property Brother wedding in Italy

Drew Scott and his fiance Linda Phan say “I do” during week-long celebration in Puglia

(Contributed)                                Drew Scott of Property Brothers and his new bride Linda Phan.
Inquest called into death of Stanley Cup rioter found in distress at pretrial centre in Port Coquitlam

Inquest called into death of Stanley Cup rioter found in distress at pretrial centre in Port Coquitlam

William Ryan Fisher was found in medical distress in 2016

Inquest called into death of Stanley Cup rioter found in distress at pretrial centre in Port Coquitlam
Mark Wroblewski and Danica Flores won $500,000 in the June 1 Lott Max draw. (Contributed)

Lower Mainland couple wins Lotto Max draw

The couple matched all seven numbers for a Maxmillion prize, shared with one other in Ontario

Mark Wroblewski and Danica Flores won $500,000 in the June 1 Lott Max draw. (Contributed)
(Contributed)                                A 2009 Suzuki motorcycle is impounded after the driver was caught traveling 158 kilometres per hour going over the Pitt River Bridge Wednesday morning.

Motorcyclist caught going 158 km/hr over Pitt River Bridge

Vehicle was impounded and a stiff fine was levied

(Contributed)                                A 2009 Suzuki motorcycle is impounded after the driver was caught traveling 158 kilometres per hour going over the Pitt River Bridge Wednesday morning.
Trailer Park Boys come to Maple Ridge

Trailer Park Boys come to Maple Ridge

Hundreds of people lined 232nd Street in Maple Ridge outside the Black Sheep Pub and Liquore Store to meet the trio.

Trailer Park Boys come to Maple Ridge
Horse found stuck in muddy field rescued in Maple Ridge

Horse found stuck in muddy field rescued in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge firefighters set up a pulley system to drag the horse to solid ground

Horse found stuck in muddy field rescued in Maple Ridge
Contortionists Malin Niklasson, 16, bottom, and Cooper Yarosloski, 15, top, are auditioning for the popular television show America’s Got Talent. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

VIDEO: Two Maple Ridge contortionists have sights set on Cirque

The Pair competed at the Viva festival in Vegas and are now auditioning for spot on America’s Got Talent

Contortionists Malin Niklasson, 16, bottom, and Cooper Yarosloski, 15, top, are auditioning for the popular television show America’s Got Talent. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Large brush fire by the Golden Ears Bridge in Maple Ridge

Large brush fire by the Golden Ears Bridge in Maple Ridge

Firefighters responded to the call just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon

Large brush fire by the Golden Ears Bridge in Maple Ridge
Golden Ears Park is still snowy but the main road has been reopened again to the public. (Contributed)

Road into Golden Ears Park in Maple Ridge open

The road had been closed from the entrance to the park since Feb. 14

Golden Ears Park is still snowy but the main road has been reopened again to the public. (Contributed)
Jonathen Patko. (Contributed)

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in the 2016 death of Maple Ridge man

Deane Sahanovitch pleaded guilty to manslaughter with a firearm on March 2.

Jonathen Patko. (Contributed)
Artist’s concept of modular housing complex in Vancouver. (Contributed)

Modular housing site selected for downtown Maple Ridge

Royal Crescent will be location of 55 homes for tent city residents

Artist’s concept of modular housing complex in Vancouver. (Contributed)
Simon Agnew, maintenance engineer with TransLink, talks about the benefits of sock tires on buses in a promotional video ensuring reliable service during inclement weather. (Contributed)

TransLink ready for the snow

Officials at TransLink say they are ready for the snow that is supposed to fall this weekend

Simon Agnew, maintenance engineer with TransLink, talks about the benefits of sock tires on buses in a promotional video ensuring reliable service during inclement weather. (Contributed)
Dr. Edward Auersperg with Ridge Meadows Hospital will be talking about Clostridium Difficile: Challenges and Solutions at the upcoming Chronic Disease Day hosted by the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (THE NEWS/files)

Regional conference tackles topic of chronic diseases

Family physicians invited to register to attend Chronic Disease Day event in Pitt Meadows.

Dr. Edward Auersperg with Ridge Meadows Hospital will be talking about Clostridium Difficile: Challenges and Solutions at the upcoming Chronic Disease Day hosted by the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. (THE NEWS/files)