Colleen Flanagan

Brenda and Gord Gartley were evicted from their Maple Ridge home after entering a rent-to-own agreement with realtor Kevin Bratch and his partner. (Contributed)

B.C. realtor order to pay $95,000 penalty for predatory rent-to-own scheme

Judgment also considered similar agreements by Kevin Bratch in Pitt Meadows and Richmond

Brenda and Gord Gartley were evicted from their Maple Ridge home after entering a rent-to-own agreement with realtor Kevin Bratch and his partner. (Contributed)
The Ridge Meadows RCMP informed Monday that they are looking for a man who robbed a child. (The News files)

Man steals money from child, 9, in Maple Ridge; police investigating

Incident happened along 216 Street Saturday morning

The Ridge Meadows RCMP informed Monday that they are looking for a man who robbed a child. (The News files)
Conservation Officer Service and Ridge Meadows RCMP are continuing their investigation of a body discovered in a Pitt Meadows field on Aug. 15. (The News files)

Woman discovered dead in a Pitt Meadows field possibly killed by a black bear

Conservation along with Predator Attack Team specialists on scene investigating

Conservation Officer Service and Ridge Meadows RCMP are continuing their investigation of a body discovered in a Pitt Meadows field on Aug. 15. (The News files)
A picture of the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge councillor flees Okanagan wildfire

Coun. Chelsa Meadus leaves a day after order was given to vacate

A picture of the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue, with help from Coquitlam Search and Rescue, performed a longline rescue in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Tuesday. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)

UPDATE: Hiker rescued after 10 metre fall along trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue, with help from Coquitlam Search and Rescue, performed a longline rescue in Golden Ears Provincial Park on Tuesday. (Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue/Special to The News)
Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Maple Ridge News file)

Rescue underway in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Helicopter called in for rescue along the West Canyon Trail

Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Maple Ridge News file)
Dawn Goodman and Mike De Ruiter have a banana tree that is growing fruit in their backyard. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Banana tree bears fruit in Maple Ridge backyard

Couple says heat wave at the end of June must be the reason why

Dawn Goodman and Mike De Ruiter have a banana tree that is growing fruit in their backyard. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A paraglider was rescued from a tree on Mount St. Benedict on Sunday, July 18. (Mission Search and Rescue Society/Facebook)

Ridge Meadows SAR helps rescue paraglider stuck in tree on Fraser Valley mountain

Members from four Search and Rescue teams helped in the rescue – including Mission and Chilliwack

A paraglider was rescued from a tree on Mount St. Benedict on Sunday, July 18. (Mission Search and Rescue Society/Facebook)
The recent heat wave may have spared later variety of blueberries. (The News files)

Lower Mainland blueberry farmers hope heat hasn’t harmed later variety crops

Duke, the earliest variety, most affected by recent heat wave

The recent heat wave may have spared later variety of blueberries. (The News files)
Grant Davey’s mother waited 15 hours for an ambulance that never arrived. (The News/files)

Senior waits 15 hours with broken hip for ambulance that never came

Grant Davey’s mother eventually tranported to hospital in a van – premier and health minister told

Grant Davey’s mother waited 15 hours for an ambulance that never arrived. (The News/files)
Volunteers sort through donations for the fire victims of Lytton. (Katzie First Nation/Special to the News)

Katzie First Nation collecting for Lytton wildfire victims

Donation dates for Saturday and Sunday

Volunteers sort through donations for the fire victims of Lytton. (Katzie First Nation/Special to the News)
Daniel Jon Olson was sentenced in Port Coquitlam Courthouse last week. (Special to The News)

More than 16 years behind bars for convicted Lower Mainland sex offender

Daniel Jon Olson was convicted of 11 counts

Daniel Jon Olson was sentenced in Port Coquitlam Courthouse last week. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge secondary principal Trevor Connor is retiring at the end of this school year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland principal surprised by retirement parade

Staff and students at Maple Ridge secondary held drive-by party for retiring principal Trevor Connor

Maple Ridge secondary principal Trevor Connor is retiring at the end of this school year. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Lisa Anderson with Sho Sho, an 8-year-old off-track thoroughbred. (Special to The News)

Rage over racist post wrongfully puts Maple Ridge horse boarders in the crosshairs

Remarks by Vancouver Island woman incorrectly being associated with local business of a similar name

Lisa Anderson with Sho Sho, an 8-year-old off-track thoroughbred. (Special to The News)
An African spur-thighed tortoise that was stolen from a property in Chilliwack. (Facebook/Jennifer McLaren)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge vet clinic cares for African tortoises stolen in Chilliwack

The three African spur-thighed tortoises were discovered by a lake in Mission

An African spur-thighed tortoise that was stolen from a property in Chilliwack. (Facebook/Jennifer McLaren)
First responders are on scene of a vehicle over an embankment close to 287 Street and Dewdney Trunk Road. (The News files)

Vehicle goes over embankment by Stave Falls in Mission

Unknown at this time if there are any injuries

First responders are on scene of a vehicle over an embankment close to 287 Street and Dewdney Trunk Road. (The News files)
Zoë Olson, 19, is hugged by her father Joel Olson in her hospital bed. (Special to The News)

B.C. teen develops rare condition after catching COVID

Multi-system inflammatory syndrome, MIS-C, is rare in children, even rarer in adults

Zoë Olson, 19, is hugged by her father Joel Olson in her hospital bed. (Special to The News)
A rollover in Mission has closed down Dewdney Trunk Road in both directions. (File)

Person trapped in Mission rollover down embankment

Air ambulance has since been cancelled

A rollover in Mission has closed down Dewdney Trunk Road in both directions. (File)
Vehicles came to a stop at 119 Avenue and 227 Street. (The News files)

Spat between brothers led to road rage in Maple Ridge

Both men facing multiple charges

Vehicles came to a stop at 119 Avenue and 227 Street. (The News files)
Police have southbound lanes blocked along 227 Street at Dewdney Trunk Road. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

VIDEO: 1 person arrested in Maple Ridge crash; witnesses describe possible road rage

Witnesses describe collision as a road-rage incident

Police have southbound lanes blocked along 227 Street at Dewdney Trunk Road. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)