Phil Melnychuk

Christmas in July on Maple Ridge main street

Christmas in July on Maple Ridge main street

Ice hauled in, Christmas trees up in town called Bramble

Christmas in July on Maple Ridge main street
Maple Ridge tent city calls for change in RCMP OD policy

Maple Ridge tent city calls for change in RCMP OD policy

But RCMP only respond when contacted by paramedics

Maple Ridge tent city calls for change in RCMP OD policy
Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge MP Dan Ruimy formed a youth council, which focused on mental health.                                Phil Melnychuk                                THE NEWS

Mental health a taboo word in school

Maple Ridge kids say it needs to be talked about

Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge MP Dan Ruimy formed a youth council, which focused on mental health.                                Phil Melnychuk                                THE NEWS
Bystanders comfort a dog rescued from an SUV in 2014.

Pitt Meadows firefighters rescue child from hot car

Child accidentally locked inside in Pitt Meadows mall.

Bystanders comfort a dog rescued from an SUV in 2014.
Asst. fire chief Brad Perrie. THE NEWS/files

Fire chief pushed, spat on answering Pitt Meadows call

Notebook tossed into the water when he asked group to put out fire

Asst. fire chief Brad Perrie. THE NEWS/files
Two girls are stopped by the Ridge Meadows RCMP as they exit the Lower Falls Trail in Golden Ears Park on Monday. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

Update with VIDEO: Close call in the water in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Maple Ridge fire responds to females trapped briefly in Lower Falls, in Gold Creek

Two girls are stopped by the Ridge Meadows RCMP as they exit the Lower Falls Trail in Golden Ears Park on Monday. Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS
Bob D’Eith and Lisa Beare celebrate NDP win during May 9 election.                                THE NEWS/files

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLAs open offices soon

Transition begins to an NDP government

Bob D’Eith and Lisa Beare celebrate NDP win during May 9 election.                                THE NEWS/files
TransLink adds a train, just for Canada Day

TransLink adds a train, just for Canada Day

West Coast Express leaves Mission at 11 a.m., stops in Maple Ridge

TransLink adds a train, just for Canada Day
Ivan Drury makes case for housing to replace Anita Place Tent City in Maple Ridge, Thursday.

Modular, mobile homes can solve Maple Ridge homeless camp

Two-stage process described at Anita Place Tent City

Ivan Drury makes case for housing to replace Anita Place Tent City in Maple Ridge, Thursday.
Anita Place Tent City opened in May.

VIDEO: Maple Ridge tent city lawyers suing province

Pivot Legal says people in Maple Ridge camp have nowhere to go

Anita Place Tent City opened in May.
Maple Ridge backs down from court action to clear camp

Maple Ridge backs down from court action to clear camp

Two-day hearing in Supreme Court cancelled

Maple Ridge backs down from court action to clear camp
Nathan Sands and Open Door Church pastor Bradley Christianson-Barker stayed at tent city for three nights.                                Phil Melnychuk/                                THE NEWS

Video: Maple Ridge ‘tent city’ quieter than provincial campground, pastor finds

Members of Open Door Church say Maple Ridge, and beyond, must to address homelessness.

Nathan Sands and Open Door Church pastor Bradley Christianson-Barker stayed at tent city for three nights.                                Phil Melnychuk/                                THE NEWS
Video: Maple Ridge ‘tent city’ quieter than provincial campground, pastor finds

Video: Maple Ridge ‘tent city’ quieter than provincial campground, pastor finds

Members of Open Door Church say Maple Ridge, and beyond, must to address homelessness.

Video: Maple Ridge ‘tent city’ quieter than provincial campground, pastor finds
People are reminded, not to leave out food that can attract bears.                                files

Police respond to call of bear chased by remote control car

But neither bear, car nor kids were there when cops showed up

People are reminded, not to leave out food that can attract bears.                                files
Teal Quin wants to help camp residents.

Even if you have no home, you still have to eat

Maple Ridge resident slaves over stove to provide hot food to campers

Teal Quin wants to help camp residents.
THE NEWS/files                                 Water levels are expected to rise in the Fraser River due to the melting snow pack.

Water levels to peak in Fraser River over the weekend

People being warned in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to exercise due caution as high flow and water levels could be dangerous.

THE NEWS/files                                 Water levels are expected to rise in the Fraser River due to the melting snow pack.
Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS                                (Clockwise) Linda Whitford, Tracy Scott, Ivan Drury and Tana Copperthwaite, organizers of the new tent city on St. Anne Avenue.

Alliance sets up new tent camp in Maple Ridge

Treed property in Maple Ridge planned to be a park

Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS                                (Clockwise) Linda Whitford, Tracy Scott, Ivan Drury and Tana Copperthwaite, organizers of the new tent city on St. Anne Avenue.
Clark talking tough on timber in Maple Ridge mill

Clark talking tough on timber in Maple Ridge mill

But NDP say Clark slow on issue after U.S. duties suddenly slapped on lumber

Clark talking tough on timber in Maple Ridge mill
Liberal leader Christy Clark stopped in Maple Ridge Thursday.

Liberal leader touches down in Maple Ridge-Mission

Christy Clark makes brief stop to enthusiastic crowd, while music pumped and protesters paraded outside

Liberal leader Christy Clark stopped in Maple Ridge Thursday.
Tolls to cross the Golden Ears Bridge would be capped as of Jan. 1

‘Costs of removing tolls from Metro bridges in party platform’

'What’s happening now is, people are choosing to use non-tolled bridges.'

Tolls to cross the Golden Ears Bridge would be capped as of Jan. 1