Colleen Flanagan

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)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue helped three teenage men off Alouette Mountain Sunday morning. (Contributed)

Teens rescued after spending frozen night on Alouette Mountain

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue were notified after a distress call on an emergency satellite beacon

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue helped three teenage men off Alouette Mountain Sunday morning. (Contributed)
Kim Kamstra used Avro for six weeks to frighten away pigeons from SkyTrain stations. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Birds of prey scare away SkyTrain pigeons

Raptors Ridge took part in six-week program.

Kim Kamstra used Avro for six weeks to frighten away pigeons from SkyTrain stations. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
UPDATE: Mother pushes child out of way of pickup truck that hit bus stop in Maple Ridge

UPDATE: Mother pushes child out of way of pickup truck that hit bus stop in Maple Ridge

Mother and son from Mission taken to hospital.

UPDATE: Mother pushes child out of way of pickup truck that hit bus stop in Maple Ridge
Pitt Meadows Arena. (THE NEWS/files)

Man lives despite malfunctioning defibrillator at B.C. arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest after at game at Pitt Meadows Arena last Wednesday.

Pitt Meadows Arena. (THE NEWS/files)
(THE NEWS/files)

UPDATE: Wind warning ends for Metro Vancouver after thousands lose power

More than 34,000 BC Hydro customers in the dark on Sunday morning in the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast

(THE NEWS/files)
Actor Donnelly Rhodes has died at Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge

Actor Donnelly Rhodes has died at Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge

The famous B.C. actor passed away after a battle with cancer

Actor Donnelly Rhodes has died at Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge
Golden Ears Park. (Contributed)

Golden Ears park closed due to snow, ice

Icy road conditions have closed the park in Maple Ridge indefinitely

Golden Ears Park. (Contributed)
B.C. actress’s role in Wonder brings perspective to the topic of bullying

B.C. actress’s role in Wonder brings perspective to the topic of bullying

Crystal Lowe plays bully’s mother in the Hollywood movie

B.C. actress’s role in Wonder brings perspective to the topic of bullying
Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation

Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation

Todd’s mother Carol stresses the importance of putting the phone down and talking with children

Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation
From left, liver recipients Paul Lee and Joanne Arcardo, and the ICU staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital during Operation Popcorn in 2016. (Contributed)

Liver recipient thanking ICU staff at hospital in Maple Ridge with popcorn

Operation Popcorn takes place from Dec. 4 to Dec. 8 across British Columbia

From left, liver recipients Paul Lee and Joanne Arcardo, and the ICU staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital during Operation Popcorn in 2016. (Contributed)
Brenda and Gord Gartley were evicted from their family home on Thanksgiving. (Contributed)

Realtor who evicted elderly Maple Ridge couple has licence suspended

Kevin Bratch of Bratch Realty Ltd. is accused of engaging in aggressive marketing and sales practices targeting vulnerable persons

Brenda and Gord Gartley were evicted from their family home on Thanksgiving. (Contributed)
(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Dwayne Martin sits by his tent in Anita Place Tent City.

Maple Ridge tent city digs in for the winter

Injunction process in court, no updates mayor says

(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Dwayne Martin sits by his tent in Anita Place Tent City.