Colleen Flanagan

Police boats were called in to search the Fraser River after a report that a plane had crashed where the river runs between Langley and Maple Ridge (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)

Report unveils final moments before still-missing Cessna crashed into Fraser River in June

Still no sign of plane or passengers from June 6 crash

Police boats were called in to search the Fraser River after a report that a plane had crashed where the river runs between Langley and Maple Ridge (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)
Chelsa Meadus, BC Liberal party candidate for the riding of Maple Ridge-Mission, watches the election results come in with her son Preston, 13, at the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre Saturday evening. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

NDP’s Bob D’Eith front-runner for Maple Ridge-Mission

D’Eith looking forward to getting back to work as riding’s MLA

Chelsa Meadus, BC Liberal party candidate for the riding of Maple Ridge-Mission, watches the election results come in with her son Preston, 13, at the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre Saturday evening. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Emergency room nurse Stephanie Bazinet received the BC Emergency Health Services Vital Link Award for saving a man’s life in June while 9 months pregnant with Wyatt, who was born July 21. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Nurse, 9 months pregnant, saves man’s life in Lower Mainland

Stephanie Bazinet received the BC Emergency Health Services Vital Link Award

Emergency room nurse Stephanie Bazinet received the BC Emergency Health Services Vital Link Award for saving a man’s life in June while 9 months pregnant with Wyatt, who was born July 21. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Stu Burgess is operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Golden Ears park operator hoping for better system to limit guests

Day use pass system deterred some, but still issues

Stu Burgess is operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson during a campaign stop in Pitt Meadows Thursday afternoon with Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidate Cheryl Ashlie. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson during a campaign stop in Pitt Meadows Thursday afternoon with Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidate Cheryl Ashlie. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Erissa Yong-Wilson, 66, died after a plane crash at Stave Lake on Monday, July 27.                                 (Facebook)

UPDATE: Woman killed in Mission plane crash identified as popular Pitt Meadows pilot

Erissa Yong-Wilson, 66, died after a plane crash at Stave Lake

Erissa Yong-Wilson, 66, died after a plane crash at Stave Lake on Monday, July 27.                                 (Facebook)
Racist graffiti was discovered on a plaque in Memorial Peace Park on Sunday. This explicit language in the photo has been blurred. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Anti-Black racist graffiti discovered on heritage sign in Lower Mainland park

Graffiti was discovered in Memorial Peace Park on Sunday

Racist graffiti was discovered on a plaque in Memorial Peace Park on Sunday. This explicit language in the photo has been blurred. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Dr. Adrian Walton with his 7-year-old Australian shepherd cross named Indy.(Contributed)
Dr. Adrian Walton with his 7-year-old Australian shepherd cross named Indy.(Contributed)
Stu Burgess, operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks, says anyone planning to visit either park this weekend should expect lineups. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Record numbers flock to Golden Ears Provincial Park

Rolley Lake Provincial Park busy as well, lineups expected this weekend

Stu Burgess, operations manager for Golden Ears and Rolley Lake Provincial Parks, says anyone planning to visit either park this weekend should expect lineups. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Ryan Neufeld, a support teacher at Thomas Haney Secondary School, gives the convocation speech as Masato Wong looks on. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

‘A tremendous day’: B.C. autistic grad gets dream ceremony

Masato Wong talked about graduation every day for the past two years

Ryan Neufeld, a support teacher at Thomas Haney Secondary School, gives the convocation speech as Masato Wong looks on. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Alicia Albrecht with The Ridge Studios holds one of many broken locks and says three windows behind her have been smashed over the past two months. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge film studio plagued by vandalism as owner waits to reopen

Ridge Studios’ doors closed March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Alicia Albrecht with The Ridge Studios holds one of many broken locks and says three windows behind her have been smashed over the past two months. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Thousands of people have been flocking to Golden Ears park. (Roxanne Hooper-BLACK PRESS)

New reservation system for Golden Ears Provincial Park amid controversy

Will allow campers to reserve spots live online

Thousands of people have been flocking to Golden Ears park. (Roxanne Hooper-BLACK PRESS)
Stu Burgess is with Alouette Park operations manager. (THE NEWS-files)

Golden Ears park expected to be busy the first camping weekend of season

Campgrounds expected to be full or close to full

Stu Burgess is with Alouette Park operations manager. (THE NEWS-files)
A plane has crashed at the south end of Pitt Lake. (Google maps)

BREAKING: Plane crash in Pitt Meadows

Crash site is at the south end of Pitt Lake

A plane has crashed at the south end of Pitt Lake. (Google maps)
Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a suspicious incident in the Albion area. (THE NEWS/files). (THE NEWS/files)

Two incidents of suspected child predators have Maple Ridge neighbourhoods on guard

Police investigation is in its early stages

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a suspicious incident in the Albion area. (THE NEWS/files). (THE NEWS/files)
Maple Ridge care home confirms one death as COVID-19 outbreak grows

Maple Ridge care home confirms one death as COVID-19 outbreak grows

Since being declared an outbreak earlier this week, number of cases has increased

Maple Ridge care home confirms one death as COVID-19 outbreak grows
Craig Jones, co-owner of Wanstalls, holds a Core 15, a variant of an AR 15, with two Glock 22’s in the foreground. (THE NEWS/files)

Lower Mainland hunting store sees 200% increase in firearm sales

Co-owner of Wanstalls says increase due to a variety of reasons

Craig Jones, co-owner of Wanstalls, holds a Core 15, a variant of an AR 15, with two Glock 22’s in the foreground. (THE NEWS/files)
Soccer star Karina Leblanc announced B.C. Summer Games for Maple Ridge in 2017. (THE NEWS/files)

Canadian Olympian diagnosed with heart failure, possible exposure to COVID-19

Olympic soccer star Karina LeBlanc diagnosed with pleural effusion

Soccer star Karina Leblanc announced B.C. Summer Games for Maple Ridge in 2017. (THE NEWS/files)
Passengers wait to board a bus along Harris Road in Pitt Meadows on Thursday. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Passengers wait to board a bus along Harris Road in Pitt Meadows on Thursday. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Canadian country music star Madeline Merlo will be live streaming a concert in support of Food Banks Canada. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)
Canadian country music star Madeline Merlo will be live streaming a concert in support of Food Banks Canada. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen file)