The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News has been awarded the District of Maple Ridge advertising contract for a year.
Council recently approved the contract after receiving bids to a request for proposals for advertising. The agreement calls for the district to use The News for its legal notices and general advertising for a year, with option to renew for two one-year periods.
The municipality spends about $60,000 a year on local advertising. The agreement also points out that the district has the right to advertise in other publications, as it sees fit.
A staff report pointed out more people are getting their information online, but noted it was still important to continue newspaper advertising for legal requirements and to reach people who don’t use the Internet.
It said that cost savings was one of the reasons in deciding to choose one particular paper.