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20 hrs ago | Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Hometown Heroes banquet put on hold

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.

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20 hrs ago | Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

What about a seabus between Maple Ridge to New Westminster?

Councillor Mike Morden wonders utilizing the Fraser River would be a good alternative to rapid buses and an expanded West Coast Express. A seabus linking Maple Ridge to New Westminster maybe an answer to this ease this region's traffic congestion, says a Maple Ridge councillor.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Canada.com

Prince Edward and Countess of Wessex pay visit to VGH

Fascinators made a special appearance today at the 69th annual B.C. Derby at Hastings Racecourse as men and women dug deep into their closet for their best attire. This event marks the 125th anniversary of horse racing in B.C. and guests were treated to a large birthday cake to honour the milestone.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Maple Ridge News

Food drive to help Friends in Need

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.

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The Government of Canada Invests in Mission Harbour

The project consists of the reconstruction of floatation chambers on the concrete float, which have developed leaks over time. This work is planned to start this fall and is expected to be completed by March 2015.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Maple Ridge News

Unions boost teachers hardship funds

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.

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Brand new city celebrates 140 years

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.

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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Mysterious Sasquatch topic of discussion during Maple Ridge conference

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.

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Child-luring charges laid against 59-year-old B.C. man who posed as teen

Child-luring charges have been laid against a 59-year-old Maple Ridge, B.C., man who allegedly tried to meet up with someone he thought was a teenage girl. RCMP Insp.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

City of Maple Ridge set to celebrate its 140th birthday

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.

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Unions pledge millions in loans for striking B.C. teaches as premier heckled

Pressure appears to be mounting on the British Columbia government to accept binding arbitration to resolve the ongoing teachers' strike as a group of unions offered millions of dollars in loans to the educators and the premier was publicly heckled. Nine unions banded together Wednesday to announce $8 million in interest-free loans for financially struggling B.C. Teachers' Federation members, who voted the same day on their union's proposal of binding arbitration to end the conflict.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Maple Ridge death not suspicious

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.

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Pitt Meadows widow keeps fighting

In memory of her late husband Sandy, who lost his battle with cancer, and to raise funds for cancer research, Ali Wakeling is helping to promote the Maple Ridge Terry Fox Run. The run takes place Sunday, Sept.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Maple Ridge News

After 140 years, this is Maple Ridge

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."

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MLA 'open' to discuss issues

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing said he was on a plane from Iceland when local parents protesting the teacher bargaining impasse were trying to reach him on Tuesday morning. About 12 sign-waving protesters and a similar number of children arrived at Bing's office near at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road to find they were locked out of the office, and none of Bing's constituency staff spoke with them.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Maple Ridge News

Modular river homes rile Fern Cres. residents

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.

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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Pitt Meadows man arrested in Timmy's assault

Charges are being recommended against a 43-year-old man who allegedly punched a restaurant manager in Maple Ridge a few weeks ago. The store manager at Tim Horton's in downtown Maple Ridge was slugged a few weeks back, and police have now made an arrest, reported Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Crashes keep Maple Ridge crews hopping

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.

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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Maple Ridge marks birthday

Bring out the birthday hat and cigars, Maple Ridge is celebrating two milestones next weekend and everyone is invited.On Sept. 12, Maple Ridge will celebrate its' 140th birthday as a municipality, the sixth oldest in B.C. District councilvoted unanimously in favour of the change in the spring, which was opposed by only three Maple Ridge residents through the alternative approval process.

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Body found along Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge

A body has been found in the ditch along the Lougheed Highway, at 280th Street in Maple Ridge, near the Mission boundary.

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