Colleen Flanagan

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.
Maple Ridge family survives third Indonesian earthquake

Maple Ridge family survives third Indonesian earthquake

Logan Lay has brain cancer and was on bucket-list trip with her family

Maple Ridge family survives third Indonesian earthquake
Rebekah Escueta, 19, front, picks berries with her brother Dominic, 18, and Matthew Davies, 15, at back, on Doremi Blueberry Farm in Pitt Meadows. The trio will help with picking, sorting and processing throughout the blueberry season. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Lower Mainland blueberry farms expect solid season

Blueberry Council of B.C. says season will be better than last year

Rebekah Escueta, 19, front, picks berries with her brother Dominic, 18, and Matthew Davies, 15, at back, on Doremi Blueberry Farm in Pitt Meadows. The trio will help with picking, sorting and processing throughout the blueberry season. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
(Contributed)                                Drew Scott of Property Brothers and his new bride Linda Phan.

Retired B.C. teacher gets invite to Property Brother wedding in Italy

Drew Scott and his fiance Linda Phan say “I do” during week-long celebration in Puglia

(Contributed)                                Drew Scott of Property Brothers and his new bride Linda Phan.
Pitt Meadows Arena. (THE NEWS/files)

Man lives despite malfunctioning defibrillator at B.C. arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest after at game at Pitt Meadows Arena last Wednesday.

Pitt Meadows Arena. (THE NEWS/files)
B.C. actress’s role in Wonder brings perspective to the topic of bullying

B.C. actress’s role in Wonder brings perspective to the topic of bullying

Crystal Lowe plays bully’s mother in the Hollywood movie

B.C. actress’s role in Wonder brings perspective to the topic of bullying
Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation

Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation

Todd’s mother Carol stresses the importance of putting the phone down and talking with children

Legacy of Amanda Todd lives on through B.C. foundation