Two ‘women of distinction’ nominated

April 29, 2014
By Maple Ridge News Two local woman are among 60 nominees for YWCA Metro Vancouver’s 31st annual Women of Distinction Awards. Diana Allen of Pitt Meadows is one of the first hydro geologists in the world to systematically study the potential effects of climate change on groundwater sources, Allen’s... read more

Lessons learned from The Tutor

April 23, 2014
By Maple Ridge News Alyssa Day twirls a strand of hair around her finger, tilts her head and delivers a heart-melting pout. She’s mastering her role as a vixen, much to the delight of student director Rachel Renaud, who is standing off stage in the drama room at Maple... read more

Parent letter: teacher job action

April 22, 2014
As you are probably aware, the BC Teachers’ Federation served 72-hour strike notice on Thursday, April 17, and will commence Stage 1 strike action in all BC public schools on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The main issues in this contract negotiation will be settled at the provincial level between... read more

Students showcase talents at Poetry Slam

April 17, 2014
By Neil Corbett – Maple Ridge News In a high school auditorium, dark but packed with teens, the young poets walked up on stage and into the spotlight, and unflinchingly bared a bit of their soul. Their offerings ranged from touching to hilarious, and the audience rewarded their efforts.... read more

A commitment to teaching

April 4, 2014
By Neil Corbett – Maple Ridge News A Maple Ridge educator has been chosen to receive a rare honour from his alma mater. UBC has selected Scott Ormiston to receive the 2014 UBC Alumni Teaching Award, citing his “indefatigable commitment to teaching, and the passion, kindness and caring he... read more
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