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The new business park at 12835 Lilley Drive in East Maple Ridge has five live/work units on site. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

Maple Ridge’s newest business park tries to set itself apart from competition

More live-work units, green features make it more than a concrete box, developer says

Maple Ridge Glow will include holiday favourites like the CPR Holiday Train and many new events and activities. (Kathryn Baird/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge looks to revitalize town centre plan

City has reached out to public for advice and is taking steps to make Haney safer

Capri Bakery Bistro’s Daneile Atte is hoping the economic bounce-back from the COVID-19 slow down comes soon. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

Signs of hope for local economic recovery from COVID-19

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows stakeholders discuss the road back to normalcy for local businesses

The real estate market still reflects unique traits that bode well for the future, say local realtors. (The News file)

OUTLOOK: An ‘unprecedented’ housing market maintains strong outlook

Pandemic has had reverse impact on the real estate market

The real estate market still reflects unique traits that bode well for the future, say local realtors. (The News file)
Emma Davison, one half of Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in Maple Ridge, reflects on running her business in the year of COVID-19. (Scott Saunders/Special to The News)

OUTLOOK: Buying local imperative to agriculture businesses

Farmgate companies adapt to survive during early months of pandemic

Emma Davison, one half of Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in Maple Ridge, reflects on running her business in the year of COVID-19. (Scott Saunders/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Waldun Forest Products have sold Stave Lake Cedar Mills pre-finishing facility in Dewdney, BC. (Waldun Forestry Products photo/ Facebook)

Maple Ridge forestry firm sells Stave Lake Cedar Mills

Waldun Forest Products sold the company, assets, & branding rights to Quebec’s Maibec Inc.

Maple Ridge’s Waldun Forest Products have sold Stave Lake Cedar Mills pre-finishing facility in Dewdney, BC. (Waldun Forestry Products photo/ Facebook)
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Back in March, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation suspending operations in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19. The organization operates Chances Maple Ridge. The facilities have not been cleared to open again under provincial health regulations. (Chances Maple Ridge/Twitter)

COVID fuels potential sale of Chances Maple Ridge

Local casino and other Great Canadian Gaming Corporation properties on the selling block

  • Nov 11, 2020
Back in March, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation suspending operations in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19. The organization operates Chances Maple Ridge. The facilities have not been cleared to open again under provincial health regulations. (Chances Maple Ridge/Twitter)
Artist Bev Soh paints the window of T’s Once Upon a Tea Leaf in downtown Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Honouring Maple Ridge’s veterans

Nov. 11 sentiments reflected in window display

Artist Bev Soh paints the window of T’s Once Upon a Tea Leaf in downtown Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/The News)
News’ publisher Lisa Craik, who headed up the “Hope For…” movement locally this spring, is one of several people in the running for business leader of the year for 2020 through the chamber of commerce. (The News files)

Chamber releases best of best nominee list

The shortlist of businesses, individuals, and organizations in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows shared

News’ publisher Lisa Craik, who headed up the “Hope For…” movement locally this spring, is one of several people in the running for business leader of the year for 2020 through the chamber of commerce. (The News files)
SKY Helicopters in Pitt Meadows, run by Langley’s Andrew Westlund, has been recognized globally among travellers for its aviation-based adventure and sightseeing experiences. (SKY Helicopters/Special to Black Press Media)

Pitt Meadows helicopter company lauded by adventure seekers

Langley enterepreneur Andrew Westlund relishes recognition from travellers for SKY Helicopters

  • Oct 22, 2020
SKY Helicopters in Pitt Meadows, run by Langley’s Andrew Westlund, has been recognized globally among travellers for its aviation-based adventure and sightseeing experiences. (SKY Helicopters/Special to Black Press Media)
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows gift card give-away contest aims to support local businesses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows contest)
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows gift card give-away contest aims to support local businesses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows contest)
“Here’s some of the Krabol family drinking Krabol beer, which they reportedly “very much enjoyed,” said Hans Krabol (right). To the left of him is his son, Gunner, his daughter, Nina, her husband, Trond-Magne, and their children Oda and Havard. (Foamers’ Folly/Special to The News)

Norwegian man connects with Pitt Meadows brewery creating beer in ancestor’s honour

Descendant of Captain Hans Krabol reach out to Foamers’ Folly after learning a beer bears his name

  • Oct 11, 2020
“Here’s some of the Krabol family drinking Krabol beer, which they reportedly “very much enjoyed,” said Hans Krabol (right). To the left of him is his son, Gunner, his daughter, Nina, her husband, Trond-Magne, and their children Oda and Havard. (Foamers’ Folly/Special to The News)
A drive-thru event hosted by Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Langley in June. (File photo: Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)

Food truck fest makes last stop of the season in Maple Ridge

Seven food trucks will serve delicious drive-thru grub at Albion Fairgrounds Oct. 10-11

A drive-thru event hosted by Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Langley in June. (File photo: Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
Hollywood 3 co-owner, Moby Amarsi, poses outside of the Pitt Meadows movie theatre. (THE NEWS)

Local theatre still struggling under COVID-19

How long can show go on for Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows’ cinemas?

Hollywood 3 co-owner, Moby Amarsi, poses outside of the Pitt Meadows movie theatre. (THE NEWS)
Secretary-treasurer Janet Andrews oversees this community for the New Westminster and District Labour Council, an umbrella organization of unions in the region. (Joshua Berson/Special to Black Press Media)

LABOUR DAY: Labour council for Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows says COVID-19 forever changed workplace

Economic recovery a chance to make workplaces safer and more just, council says

Secretary-treasurer Janet Andrews oversees this community for the New Westminster and District Labour Council, an umbrella organization of unions in the region. (Joshua Berson/Special to Black Press Media)
Big Feast is one of Maple Ridge’s eateries hard hit by COVID. (The News files)

Ridge Meadows chamber supports national ‘Our Restaurants’ campaign

Hundreds of workers could be without jobs if local restaurants do not get government support

Big Feast is one of Maple Ridge’s eateries hard hit by COVID. (The News files)
Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association’s executive director Ineke Boekhorst.

Extra education and grant money aims to make Maple Ridge businesses safer

The city and business association partner on program designed to reduce crime

Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association’s executive director Ineke Boekhorst.
Maple Ridge realtor Debi Pearce was recognized by the regional real estate board for her kindness in donating a kidney to a past client’s son. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge realtor lauded for life-saving kindness

Debi Pearce was recognized by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Maple Ridge realtor Debi Pearce was recognized by the regional real estate board for her kindness in donating a kidney to a past client’s son. (Special to The News)
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever that consumers support local business whenever possible. (Special to The News)

Shopping local key to recovery – chamber

COVID reminder: Small business owners are your friends and neighbours who need support

  • Aug 30, 2020
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever that consumers support local business whenever possible. (Special to The News)
Local nurseries and garden centres, like Triple Tree, have been busy almost since the onslaught of COVID-19. (Rylan van der Pauw/Special to The News)

Some Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows businesses busier due to COVID

A run on vegetable plants, freezers, trampolines, and liquor still keep some local shops hopping

  • Aug 29, 2020
Local nurseries and garden centres, like Triple Tree, have been busy almost since the onslaught of COVID-19. (Rylan van der Pauw/Special to The News)