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As the public school teachers enter their third week on strike, repercussions are being felt beyond the classroom. Gehrig Merritt sits on a committee that he explained is in the process of revamping the Home Town Hero executive.
Not everyone will receive a bag on their doorstep for the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive, but there are still plenty of ways to donate. Between Monday and Wednesday next week, donation bags along with information fliers will be dropped off at households throughout Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
A rally organized by parents and students in support of the striking public school teachers on Wednesday in Memorial Peace Park coincided with a 140th anniversary celebration for Maple Ridge. With no end in site to the labour battle between the B.C. Teachers' Federation and the provincial government, the union's war chest received a major cash infusion on Wednesday.
Premier Christy Clark, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing, Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton and Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes unveil a banner Wednesday to mark an event that officially designated Maple Ridge as a city. Premier Christy Clark announced Wednesday at the ACT that the district's official designation will change to that of a full-fledged metropolis on Friday, Sept.
If you want to learn more about the Sasquatch, you have an opportunity to do just that Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Quality Inn in Maple Ridge.
Emerald Pig actors impersonated some of the City's historic citizens: Solomon Mussallem , Betty Dube, Peter Jenewein, John McIver, Nelson Lougheed and John A. McIver Photograph By Christopher Sun/TIMES Emerald Pig actors impersonated some of the City's historic citizens: Solomon Mussallem , Betty Dube, Peter Jenewein, John McIver, Nelson Lougheed and John A. McIver The "new" City of Maple Ridge turns 140 this weekend and a two-day celebration marking this double milestone kicks off tomorrow. On Wednesday morning, the celebration unofficially started with a visit by Christy Clark, which is when the City designation was formally announced.
When a man's body was first discovered in a ditch along Lougheed Highway last Wednesday afternoon, it was thought he was the victim of a hit and run. Police have since confirmed it was not a hit and run.
Still think Maple Ridge is beautiful? Or do you hardly notice any more its rivers, mountains and breath-taking vistas? "The scenery from any point is magnificent with the great Fraser River in the foreground and the majestic, snow-crowned mountains in the background. "Beautiful little lakes a with streams descending from the falls to the Fraser, add to the beauty of this nature-favoured locality."
Residents are worried and district staff are concerned about a plan to put 166 new homes on both sides of the South Alouette River at 240th Street. "It's setting a precedent.
For instance, one person was airlifted to hospital late Wednesday afternoon, after a two-vehicle accident at 227th Street and Abernethy Way. The crash occurred at about 4:15 p.m. The sports fields behind Harry Hooge Elementary served as the transfer point from ambulance to helicopter for the patient.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 04:16 am
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