Colleen Flanagan

(Simon Rochfort/photographer)                                Maple Ridge resident Chelsea Smith will have a bikini from her swim line gifted to celebrities on Feb. 22.

B.C. business women pitch products to stars at Oscars

One attending the Luxury Gifting Suites in Hollywood, other helping stack the swag bags

(Simon Rochfort/photographer)                                Maple Ridge resident Chelsea Smith will have a bikini from her swim line gifted to celebrities on Feb. 22.
Kohila Sivas tutors students in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

The debate over how to teach math in B.C.

Tutoring businesses growing with concerns

Kohila Sivas tutors students in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Tracy Joseph Fairley was teaching a Grade 6/7 music class in the district on Jan. 8, 2018 when he entered into a discussion not related to the curriculum. (Black Press/files)

B.C. teacher reprimanded after telling kids about deaths, Pickton murders

Tracy Joseph Fairley resigned from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows district April 23, 2018

Tracy Joseph Fairley was teaching a Grade 6/7 music class in the district on Jan. 8, 2018 when he entered into a discussion not related to the curriculum. (Black Press/files)
Mounties gather near the Golden Ears Bridge after a body was found in Maple Ridge Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan/Maple Ridge News)

UPDATE: Hells Angels on scene after body found in Maple Ridge

Body was discovered beneath the Golden Ears Bridge

Mounties gather near the Golden Ears Bridge after a body was found in Maple Ridge Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan/Maple Ridge News)
Mounties gather near the Golden Ears Bridge after a body was found in Maple Ridge Sunday.                                Mounties gather near the Golden Ears Bridge after a body was found in Maple Ridge Sunday.

Homicide victim found under B.C. bridge identified as Hells Angels member

Chad John Wilson was one of four men arrested in Spain in 2013 on allegations of smuggling cocaine.

Mounties gather near the Golden Ears Bridge after a body was found in Maple Ridge Sunday.                                Mounties gather near the Golden Ears Bridge after a body was found in Maple Ridge Sunday.
BC SPCA Maple Ridge branch on Jackson Road. (THE NEWS/files)

Dead cat found Zap-strapped sparks B.C. SPCA investigation

The cat was found in Cook Park

BC SPCA Maple Ridge branch on Jackson Road. (THE NEWS/files)
Payton Truc, left, and William Page helped to write the letter to send in the package to the students at Hornby Island Community School. (Contributed)

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Payton Truc, left, and William Page helped to write the letter to send in the package to the students at Hornby Island Community School. (Contributed)
The Smirnov family: (from left) Leonardo, 5, Dominik, 18 months, and mother Samantha, with their iPads.                                (Colleen Flanagan/                                THE NEWS)

B.C. doctor weighs in on the kid ‘screen time’ debate

A Maple Ridge mother opens up about her children’s use of tablets, smartphones and television

The Smirnov family: (from left) Leonardo, 5, Dominik, 18 months, and mother Samantha, with their iPads.                                (Colleen Flanagan/                                THE NEWS)
(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 Lower Mainland

Trailer Park Boys come to Lower Mainland

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 Lower Mainland