Colleen Flanagan

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Katie Potts lost her right leg and most of her right hand in the 2021 accident. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland woman credits Salmon Arm couple with saving her life

Katie Potts was a passenger in a car that veered off the Coquihalla in 2021

Katie Potts lost her right leg and most of her right hand in the 2021 accident. (Special to The News)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
Ukrainian refugees Sebastian Tirtirau has helped who crossed into Romania. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Romanian man who worked at Maple Ridge travel agency, now helping Ukrainian refugees at border

Sebastian Tirtirau has helped more than 200 families flee Ukraine

Ukrainian refugees Sebastian Tirtirau has helped who crossed into Romania. (Special to The News)
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
The area where a plane crashed into Alouette Lake Thursday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The area where a plane crashed into Alouette Lake Thursday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

8-year-old Lower Mainland resident sells paintings to help Ukrainians

Ava Gambling and her brother James, 4, raised more than $1,000

Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Viktoriia Serhiienko, her husband, Oleksandr, and their 13-year-old sons, Daniil and Illia. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge resident desperate to find in-laws in Ukraine, helping friend escape war

Yuliya Cherman raising money to help friend who escaped Mariupol come to Canada

Viktoriia Serhiienko, her husband, Oleksandr, and their 13-year-old sons, Daniil and Illia. (Special to The News)
The discovery of a body drew a large police presence in Pitt Meadows on Aug. 15. 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

Family claims vicious dogs killed woman found dead in Lower Mainland blueberry field

Lawsuit against owners of blueberry business, City of Pitt Meadows, and dog owners filed in court

The discovery of a body drew a large police presence in Pitt Meadows on Aug. 15. 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
Melissa Hume and her German shepherd Shrimpy after winning High Place IGP 2 in International Working Dog Trial Regulations. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland dog found safe after disappearing from property last week

Melissa Hume believed her dog stolen after doors left open to her garage

Melissa Hume and her German shepherd Shrimpy after winning High Place IGP 2 in International Working Dog Trial Regulations. (Special to The News)
Jocelyn Ellison needed surgery to remove a ureteral stump, a deformity that was causing the child to have multiple kidney infections and other health problems. But it was put on hold due to cancelled elective surgeries. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland mother wants children’s elective surgeries to go ahead, despite COVID cases

5-year-old Jocelyn Ellison’s surgery was put on hold in January

Jocelyn Ellison needed surgery to remove a ureteral stump, a deformity that was causing the child to have multiple kidney infections and other health problems. But it was put on hold due to cancelled elective surgeries. (Special to The News)