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Beyond Hello: 10 years and counting for Maple Ridge principal

November 22, 2019
By Colleen Flanagan, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News Kristi Blakeway had no idea that one-day school outing would turn into a decade-long program of helping the homeless on the Downtown Eastside. But on Nov. 30, Blakeway, principal of Laity View elementary in Maple Ridge, will be marking the... read more

SD42 trustees put their weight behind leadership

November 21, 2019
By Colleen Flanagan, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News School trustees put their support behind the current chair and vice chair of the board during elections Wednesday evening. Korleen Carreras will remain as chair and Elaine Yamamoto as vice chair for a second year in a row. “I am... read more

Maple Ridge principal celebrates a decade of student involvement in the Downtown Eastside

November 12, 2019
By Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Sun Eager to give back to the community, Coquitlam teacher Kristi Blakeway’s students came to her in 2009 proposing to do something for people in the Downtown Eastside. At the time, The Province was running a series called Operation Phoenix, which dug into issues in... read more

Runners finish strong at zone championships

October 31, 2019
By Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News  There were some great local runners with top finishes at the Fraser North Zone Cross-Country Championships, and more who qualified for the upcoming provincials. The competition was held Oct. 24 in Burnaby, and the Maple Ridge Ramblers cross-country team had... read more

Students in Maple Ridge weigh in on election issues

October 21, 2019
By Colleen Flanagan, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News This week, local students are voting for Canada’s next prime minister. Although the vote doesn’t count, because none of these individuals are old enough to legally vote, their decisions will tell society about the issues resonating with students today... read more
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