Colleen Flanagan

President and CEO of Vicinity Motor Corp., William Trainer, speaks to the crowd gathered at Pioneer Auto Group in Maple Ridge for the launch of the VMC 1200. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Launch of first fully electric commercial truck in Maple Ridge

Pioneer Auto Group is currently the sole distributer across BC, with eyes set on Canada

President and CEO of Vicinity Motor Corp., William Trainer, speaks to the crowd gathered at Pioneer Auto Group in Maple Ridge for the launch of the VMC 1200. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A small airplane crashed into the ditch beside one of the runways at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Plane crash at Pitt Meadows airport

A plane has crashed into a ditch by the runway, no injuries reported

A small airplane crashed into the ditch beside one of the runways at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after a crash in Mission involving a Ridge Meadows RCMP member left a man with serious injuries. (The News files)

Ridge Meadows RCMP member under IIO investigation after Mission crash

The officer was off-duty at the time of the collision

The IIO B.C. is seeking witnesses after a crash in Mission involving a Ridge Meadows RCMP member left a man with serious injuries. (The News files)
Supt. Wendy Mehat gave credit to coordinated response and communication between police jurisdictions, integrated teams, the forensic identification Support and Emergency Health Services, for the timely arrest of the suspect. (Ridge Meadows RCMP photo/ Special to The News)

Dog dead, woman in hospital after Lower Mainland shooting

The shooting occurred around the 26000 block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge

Supt. Wendy Mehat gave credit to coordinated response and communication between police jurisdictions, integrated teams, the forensic identification Support and Emergency Health Services, for the timely arrest of the suspect. (Ridge Meadows RCMP photo/ Special to The News)
Donations of clothing and household items were handed out before the Thanksgiving dinner. (Special to The News)
Donations of clothing and household items were handed out before the Thanksgiving dinner. (Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network’s Intergenerational Garden could win $2,500 in a social media contest put on by Scotts Canada Ltd.. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Lower Mainland community garden needs shares and likes to win $2,500 in social media contest

Scott’s Gro for Good social media contest runs until Tuesday, Oct. 4

The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network’s Intergenerational Garden could win $2,500 in a social media contest put on by Scotts Canada Ltd.. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Maple Ridge school board candidate Brian Dominick does not deny this was him in a video outside the Vancouver Art Gallery speaking to a crowd of people. (Screen grab)

Lower Mainland school board candidate on video preaching about exterminating the ‘global, elitist parasite’

Brian Dominick is seen outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at World Freedom Rally

Maple Ridge school board candidate Brian Dominick does not deny this was him in a video outside the Vancouver Art Gallery speaking to a crowd of people. (Screen grab)
(Neil Corbett/The News)

Suspects caught in jewelry store robbery attempt in Maple Ridge

Ambulances lined the parking lot of ValleyFair Mall on Friday, Sept. 30

(Neil Corbett/The News)
Bennett Warren, 4, and his brother Wyatt, 3, leave a box of free pet treats at at Horsemen’s Park in honour of their uncle Trent Edward Gibney for Suicide Prevention Month. (Special to The News)

B.C. family using kindness to de-stigmatize mental health in honour of loved one

Boxes of free pet treats left at parks to spark conversation about suicide and mental health

Bennett Warren, 4, and his brother Wyatt, 3, leave a box of free pet treats at at Horsemen’s Park in honour of their uncle Trent Edward Gibney for Suicide Prevention Month. (Special to The News)
Rolley Lake campground is fully booked Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Rolley Lake campground is fully booked Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Elmer Tippe has passed away. Born in 1933, he made a tremendous impact on country music, as a radio DJ and as a musician. (Black Press Media files)

Country music trailblazer dies at 89 in the Lower Mainland

Elmer Tippe died Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Ridge Meadows Hospital

Elmer Tippe has passed away. Born in 1933, he made a tremendous impact on country music, as a radio DJ and as a musician. (Black Press Media files)
Witnesses say bear spray was used to rob a jewellery store in ValleyFair Mall. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Edmonton man, 19, arrested in Maple Ridge mall bear spray robbery

Police unsure if there are more suspects

Witnesses say bear spray was used to rob a jewellery store in ValleyFair Mall. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A police incident along 248 Street in Maple Ridge on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Drug investigators conduct multi-city raid in Lower Mainland; probing possible illicit labs

Search warrants executed in Maple Ridge and Coquitlam

A police incident along 248 Street in Maple Ridge on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
David and Sara Lindberg with their daughter Ellee, 2. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland mother claims she was ‘fat-shamed’ during pregnancy

Sara Lindberg has filed a human rights complaint

David and Sara Lindberg with their daughter Ellee, 2. (Special to The News)
There is a heavy police presence along 216th Street in Maple Ridge for the investigation of a fatal shooting. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Man, 33, fatally shot in Lower Mainland Friday morning

Victim died at the scene, and police have 216th Street south of Dewdney Trunk Road cordoned off

There is a heavy police presence along 216th Street in Maple Ridge for the investigation of a fatal shooting. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
This photograph that was posted with a rental ad for an apartment in Pitt Meadows was also used in an ad for a rental in Puerto Rico. (Special to The News)

New B.C. deputy fire chief stumbles on apartment scam

After Google search of local apartment for rent, finds same photos for place in Puerto Rico

This photograph that was posted with a rental ad for an apartment in Pitt Meadows was also used in an ad for a rental in Puerto Rico. (Special to The News)
Bakir Junaideen with his wife Farzana, and their two sons Nabeel 12, and Zaid, 9. (Special to The News)

Fundraiser started for father of two who drowned while tubing in Lower Mainland river

Bakir Junaideen died Wednesday night after being pulled from the Alouette River this past weekend

Bakir Junaideen with his wife Farzana, and their two sons Nabeel 12, and Zaid, 9. (Special to The News)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
Maggie Coles-Lyster (UCI Track Champions League/Special to The News)

Lower Mainland cyclist snags bronze at 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Next event for Maggie Coles-Lyster is on Sunday, Aug. 7

Maggie Coles-Lyster (UCI Track Champions League/Special to The News)
Golden Ears Provincial Park (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press Media)
Golden Ears Provincial Park (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press Media)