Suspicious Person Alert - October 6, 2015

October 6, 2015
File# 2015-24251

At 7:34 a.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015, police received a report of a male asking a 13 year-old girl if she wanted a ride to school. The girl was waiting for the school bus on 272 St. and 104 Ave in Maple Ridge. A smaller black car stopped and the male driver began speaking with the girl. He did not make any attempt to touch or grab the girl, and drove off after the girl told him she didn’t want to get into his car.   

Happy World Teachers' Day


Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Board of Education, all of our school communities and our students to wish all of our School District 42 teachers, Happy World Teachers’ Day. UNESCO sets aside October 5 as World Teachers’ Day.

Suspicious Person Alert

Maple Ridge, B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a suspicious incident where an adult male offered a teenaged girl a ride Monday morning. Constable Amanda Harnett said, “At approximately 7:40 a.m. Monday September 14, 2015 a teenaged female was walking in the area of 228 Street and 137 Avenue when a male approached her on foot and offered her a ride. When the girl declined his offer, the male insisted. At this time the girl saw a friend, so she walked away from the man.

Maple Ridge Westview student takes second place in global competition

By Maple Ridge Times

Westview Secondary student Nash Taylor took second place in Excel at the recent 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship.

Taylor is one of three students from Westview Secondary who, as a result of being the best in Canada at Microsoft Office, won an all-expenses paid trip to Dallas, TX, to represent Canada in the Microsoft global skills competition.
Their trip was sponsored by CCI Learning, a Microsoft and Certiport Partner.

Westview kids off to worlds

By Maple Ridge News

Three students from Westview secondary are ranked No. 1 in Canada in the Microsoft Office National Competition, and will move on to the world championships.

Nash Taylor won on Excel, Phillip MacBride on Word and Trevor Dean for PowerPoint.

The trio will now be competing and representing Canada in the 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship.

Last year, the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship attracted 400,000 unique participants and more are expected this year.

Elementary summer school popular in Maple Ridge

By Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

The little boy was weeping openly as his mom signed him up for the inaugural season of summer elementary school in Maple Ridge.

Kim Bondi, the school district administrator who is responsible for getting the program off the ground, and indirectly for the little guy’s perceived misfortune, consoled him.

But it won’t be all about worksheets and tests, Bondi told him. He described the “learning camp” style that local educators intend.

Two possible child luring incidents

By Maple Ridge News

In the last few days, two men have called out to two different children in Maple Ridge, leading police to ask the men to call them and explain their actions.

Last Friday, June 12, at about 4:30 p.m., an 11-year-old boy was on Cook Avenue, just west of Laity Street, when a man in a green car called out to him. The boy reacted by running straight home and the man drove away.

Suspicious Person Alert

May 21, 2015
File# 2015-11769

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a suspicious incident that occurred at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 on Ritchie Avenue near 228th Street, directly behind the McDonald’s restaurant on the corner of Lougheed and 228th Street.

Agreement signed during ceremony on Katzie First Nation reserve Thursday

 By Eric Zimmer

An important, historic, and “happy” event took place Thursday inside the Swan-e-set Longhouse on the Katzie First Nation reserve.

It was where the fourth Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement between School District 42 and the Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee was signed.

Maple Ridge intergenerational garden given infusion of cash

by Roxanne Hooper, Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Times

Maple Ridge's interngenerational garden will keep growing, in large part thanks to a cash infusion of $10,000 from the provincial government.

The announcement was made Friday, at the garden, with Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing presenting the cheque on behalf of the B.C. ministry of community, sports, and cultural development.