It is a good thing that I had full-time librarians when I went to school, for the reading assistance helped me to read between the lines.
Because of what he call "cuts" to education by the BC Liberals, the Maple Ridge Teachers' Association president can't understand why three local trustees supported the political party during the recent election.
Secondary school libraries will be staffed full-time using a combination of teacher-librarians and library clerks.
The frustration at the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows board of education meeting last week was palpable as trustees discussed how they would trim $5.6 million from their 2013/14 budget.
The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district could face a $6 million shortfall next year.
. Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission will give out their annual heritage awards at Maple Ridge council chambers, 11995 Haney Pl. Info: 604-467-7383.
A Silver Valley resident is questioning the board of education's rationale for giving up a school site.
The federal riding of Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission will be reduced by one community, if changes to election boundaries go through, becoming the riding of Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge.
For the last couple of months, students of Errington Elementary have been putting their best faces forward to make their playground a sight for sore eyes.
One of four sites in Silver Valley will no longer be dedicated as a potential school site.
The school district budget is already tight, so the local board of education is refusing to look for more savings, despite a recent request from the ministry to do so.
Boisterous cheers filled Garibaldi Secondary's gymnasium Thursday afternoon (Dec. 13).
A parent is imploring the school district to test children for dyslexia, saying the system is failing B.C. students.
Friends In Need Food Bank is asking people to test drive a Ford thereby helping them raise money this Sunday. West Coast Ford is hosting a Drive One 4UR Community fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their dealership, 20370 Lougheed Hwy. Anyone who brings a non-perishable food item will receive a $5 coupon for parts and services.
September 27...Grades 10 and 11 students are invited to an information session about the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
. The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Seniors Network and Ridge Meadows Seniors Society are hosting a mature driver's workshop for older adults, at the seniors centre, 12150 224th St., from 10 to 11: 30 a.m. Participants should register for the free event by calling Heather at 604-786-7404 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last week, I was going on about the advent of fall and that October marked the 30th anniversary of our arrival here in Ruskin, strangers in a strange land, urbanites coping with the mysteries of seepage wells and septic tanks and wild animals eating our garbage.
Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and a small portion of Port Coquitlam could make up a new federal Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge riding, if proposed changes are accepted.
Trustee Eleanor Palis said she was "upset" when she read a recent letter from the Maple Ridge Teachers Association that said "MRTA members are not feeling supported by their trustees and have asked us to bring that message to you."