Colleen Flanagan

(Above) Leslie Schmok will be one of the servers at the Strip-a-thon on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan – THE NEWS)

One of B.C’s last surviving strip clubs baring all again for Christmas charity

25th annual event is Sunday and raises money for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society.

(Above) Leslie Schmok will be one of the servers at the Strip-a-thon on Sunday. (Colleen Flanagan – THE NEWS)
Five hedgehogs were found in the parking lot of the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (Contributed)                                Five hedgehogs were found in the parking lot of the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (Contributed)

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

Five hedgehogs were found in the parking lot of the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (Contributed)                                Five hedgehogs were found in the parking lot of the Maple Ridge branch of the BC SPCA. (Contributed)
Countdown starts to 2020 BC Summer Games

Countdown starts to 2020 BC Summer Games

Two flags unveiled at Maple Ridge city hall.

Countdown starts to 2020 BC Summer Games
Henry Winkler in Barry (2018). (IMDb photo)

‘The Fonz’ gives thumbs up in letter to dyslexic students at B.C. school

Students in Maple Ridge reached out to Henry Winkler after reading one his Zipster books.

Henry Winkler in Barry (2018). (IMDb photo)
Karen Nixon with her thieving kitty, Cricket. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Call the ‘paw’-lice: Cricket the cat caught stealing gloves from B.C. homes

Her owner has discovered 14 pairs so far with no end in sight

Karen Nixon with her thieving kitty, Cricket. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Dr. Adrian Walton with Mombo, a 4.5 metre,                                34-kilogram Burmese python.                                (Colleen Flanagan/                                THE NEWS)

Burmese python too big for B.C. put on one-way flight to Toronto

Snake will be going to his forever home at a reptile zoo just north of the city

Dr. Adrian Walton with Mombo, a 4.5 metre,                                34-kilogram Burmese python.                                (Colleen Flanagan/                                THE NEWS)
(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Philippa Glossop with some of the artwork that was created by students with anxiety.

Maple Ridge teacher uses art to help her students overcome anxiety

Philippa Glossop teaches glass fusing, painting, drawing, sculpture with clay, hand-built ceramics, hand building, textiles, collage and armature.

(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Philippa Glossop with some of the artwork that was created by students with anxiety.
Darrell Sinclair and his father Doug Sherk. (Contributed)

‘We are so happy we found you’: B.C. son meets father thanks to online DNA test

Father and son unite for the first time on April 4

Darrell Sinclair and his father Doug Sherk. (Contributed)
A pedestrian was hit by a train in Maple Ridge. (Shane MacKichan/Contributed)

VIDEO: Pedestrian killed by train in Lower Mainland

Collision happened at about 12:30 p.m. in Maple Ridge

A pedestrian was hit by a train in Maple Ridge. (Shane MacKichan/Contributed)
(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Karl Dey received a Certificate of Merit from the Vancouver Police Board on Wednesday.

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Karl Dey received a Certificate of Merit from the Vancouver Police Board on Wednesday.
The commissioner determined that a reprimand was appropriate after considering that the physical contact between the teacher and student was unnecessary. (THE NEWS/files)

B.C. teacher reprimanded after incident with Grade 11 student in school gym

Gregory Norman Brock was teaching at a high school in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District

The commissioner determined that a reprimand was appropriate after considering that the physical contact between the teacher and student was unnecessary. (THE NEWS/files)
Duc-Hung Tran started in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)

B.C. teacher who hugged student in storage room to keep teaching certificate

Duc-Hung Tran was working in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district at time

Duc-Hung Tran started in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, left, met with provincial ministers on Feb. 25. (Contributed)

Mayor asks province for $60M to pay for housing, costs for B.C. tent city

Mike Morden met with a number of provincial ministers on Feb. 25

Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, left, met with provincial ministers on Feb. 25. (Contributed)
(Simon Rochfort/photographer)                                Maple Ridge resident Chelsea Smith will have a bikini from her swim line gifted to celebrities on Feb. 22.

B.C. business women pitch products to stars at Oscars

One attending the Luxury Gifting Suites in Hollywood, other helping stack the swag bags

(Simon Rochfort/photographer)                                Maple Ridge resident Chelsea Smith will have a bikini from her swim line gifted to celebrities on Feb. 22.
Kohila Sivas tutors students in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

The debate over how to teach math in B.C.

Tutoring businesses growing with concerns

Kohila Sivas tutors students in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Mounties gather near the Golden Ears Bridge after a body was found in Maple Ridge Sunday.                                Mounties gather near the Golden Ears Bridge after a body was found in Maple Ridge Sunday.

Homicide victim found under B.C. bridge identified as Hells Angels member

Chad John Wilson was one of four men arrested in Spain in 2013 on allegations of smuggling cocaine.

Mounties gather near the Golden Ears Bridge after a body was found in Maple Ridge Sunday.                                Mounties gather near the Golden Ears Bridge after a body was found in Maple Ridge Sunday.
BC SPCA Maple Ridge branch on Jackson Road. (THE NEWS/files)

Dead cat found Zap-strapped sparks B.C. SPCA investigation

The cat was found in Cook Park

BC SPCA Maple Ridge branch on Jackson Road. (THE NEWS/files)
Payton Truc, left, and William Page helped to write the letter to send in the package to the students at Hornby Island Community School. (Contributed)

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Payton Truc, left, and William Page helped to write the letter to send in the package to the students at Hornby Island Community School. (Contributed)
The Smirnov family: (from left) Leonardo, 5, Dominik, 18 months, and mother Samantha, with their iPads.                                (Colleen Flanagan/                                THE NEWS)

B.C. doctor weighs in on the kid ‘screen time’ debate

A Maple Ridge mother opens up about her children’s use of tablets, smartphones and television

The Smirnov family: (from left) Leonardo, 5, Dominik, 18 months, and mother Samantha, with their iPads.                                (Colleen Flanagan/                                THE NEWS)
(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Sylvia Fedyk, one of the first midwives to be registered in the province in 1998, and first-year midwife Krista Hamblin and her three-month-old son Hugo.

Midwives celebrate 20 years in B.C.

Almost triple the number since 1998.

(Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)                                Sylvia Fedyk, one of the first midwives to be registered in the province in 1998, and first-year midwife Krista Hamblin and her three-month-old son Hugo.