Thanks to a grant from Library and Archives Canada, we have been able to sort and scan the large negative and print collection from the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times/Black Press Media donation to our Maple Ridge Community Archives.

Using the LAC grant, we were able to hire a researcher to sort all the colour and black & white negatives plus prints into a filing system by publication date. Once the organization was complete, the researcher was able to scan more than 3,000 images which are being processed now. As they are added to our database, we will be adding them to dated sets on Flickr.

One of the images we were really excited about was this one of the Laan Nursery Castle, created by owner Case Laan. We did not have a single image of it