Local Business

B.C. blueberry pie on the celebrate B.C. menu from White Spot (contributed by White Spot)

2 Maple Ridge businesses featured in new White Spot ‘celebrate B.C.’ summer menu

The Celebrate B.C. menu, which offers locally-sourced ingredients, is available until Sept. 4

After only three months in the position, Gary Bizzo has left as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

Chamber parts ways with latest executive director

Announcement is coming about a new person for the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows business advocacy job

Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows is accepting nominations for its annual various business excellence awards, executive director Gary Bizzo announced this week. (Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge chamber accepting business award nominations

‘More important than ever to celebrate the resiliency of businesses…’: Bizzo

Debbie Sheppard has been in the real estate business for more than 20 years. (Special to The News)

Local apartment sales drop by 42 per cent

Listings and sales prices in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows for July continue to decline

Debbie Sheppard has been in the real estate business for more than 20 years. (Special to The News)
Back in the hospice thrift store parking lot, the downtown business improvement association will be holding its annual car boot sale on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Car boot sale returns to downtown Maple Ridge

Still time for vendors to sign up for the annual event in the hospice thrift store parking lot

Back in the hospice thrift store parking lot, the downtown business improvement association will be holding its annual car boot sale on Saturday, Aug. 13.
A few hundred people turned out for the launch of the first phase of Kanaka Springs, a large new development in East Maple Ridge. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)

PHOTOS: Ribbon spliced on new master-plan community

Show homes unveiled in new East Maple Ridge neighbourhood of single-family and town homes

A few hundred people turned out for the launch of the first phase of Kanaka Springs, a large new development in East Maple Ridge. (Oliver Rathonyi-Reusz/Special to The News)
Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is running a contest on Facebook to name their furry mascot. (Screengrab)

VIDEO: Chimp needs a name

There’s a contest – that deadlines Sunday – to help rebrand the downtown Maple Ridge business mascot

Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is running a contest on Facebook to name their furry mascot. (Screengrab)
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)

New auto parts business opens in Pitt Meadows

PartSource will employ up to 60 people once fully operational

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new business in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson (left) toured Maple Ridge Treatment Centre today (Thursday, June 30, 2022) and stopped in the multi-purpose room to hear from some of the staff. She was there, with MLA Lisa Beare, and MLA Bob D’Eith to announce new youth beds for the facility. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: 4 new youth substance-use beds announced for Maple Ridge

Province announces that added spaces will be at Maple Ridge Treatment Centre for men

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson (left) toured Maple Ridge Treatment Centre today (Thursday, June 30, 2022) and stopped in the multi-purpose room to hear from some of the staff. She was there, with MLA Lisa Beare, and MLA Bob D’Eith to announce new youth beds for the facility. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Otter Co-op CEO Jack Nicholson says the money stays in the community and recipients are free to spend the cash as they choose. (Special to Black Press Media)

Despite pandemic challenges, 100-year-old Otter Co-op returns millions to members

Board of directors approved the patronage reimbursement of $5.9 million based on 2021 purchases

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Otter Co-op CEO Jack Nicholson says the money stays in the community and recipients are free to spend the cash as they choose. (Special to Black Press Media)
The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association handed out their Downtown Maple Ridge Business Awards. Jim’s Pizza has won three years in a row. (Special to The News)

Downtown Maple Ridge businesses honoured with awards

There were more than 450 nominations in 30 categories

The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association handed out their Downtown Maple Ridge Business Awards. Jim’s Pizza has won three years in a row. (Special to The News)
Adam Alcalde, a multi-media sales representative for The News, loves participating in the Design An Ad program that allows children to demonstrate their creativity and artistic abilities, creating advertisements for community businesses. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Creative young minds share ideas for advertising

News brings students together with Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows businesses to create awesome ads

Adam Alcalde, a multi-media sales representative for The News, loves participating in the Design An Ad program that allows children to demonstrate their creativity and artistic abilities, creating advertisements for community businesses. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Pitt Meadows mayor Bill Dingwall. (The News files)

Mayor Dingwall announces he won’t run for Pitt Meadows council again

Mayor announced on Tuesday he is retiring after eight years on city council

Pitt Meadows mayor Bill Dingwall. (The News files)
The Meadow Ridge Rotary Club is once again offering its annual wine festival. (Black Press files)

Rotary pouring wine and donations to charity

Meadow Ridge Rotary offers online wine tasting fundraiser

The Meadow Ridge Rotary Club is once again offering its annual wine festival. (Black Press files)
The parcel mailboxes are four feet tall and come in black or white, but customized colouring and labelling are possible. Matt LaHay noted each unit is powder coated and outfitted with stainless steel hardware. (Special to The News)

Local innovators showcase creativity at home show

Close to 300 vendors bring various products and services at next weekend’s Ridge Meadows Home Show

The parcel mailboxes are four feet tall and come in black or white, but customized colouring and labelling are possible. Matt LaHay noted each unit is powder coated and outfitted with stainless steel hardware. (Special to The News)
The first phase of the 330-unit Inspire apartment complex in downtown Maple Ridge is already sold. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Real estate market cools in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Still well above average sales for this time of year

The first phase of the 330-unit Inspire apartment complex in downtown Maple Ridge is already sold. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Otter Co-op is being displaced. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Otter Co-op in Pitt Meadows will be closed for railway underpass

Agricultural Land Commission must approve feed sales at new location

Otter Co-op is being displaced. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Ron Mcmyn is the co-owner of Big Valley Heating and Sheet Metal. He runs the shop with his cousin Marlow Kirkwood. The founding owners are two cousins who grew up in Pitt Meadows. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ron Mcmyn is the co-owner of Big Valley Heating and Sheet Metal. He runs the shop with his cousin Marlow Kirkwood. The founding owners are two cousins who grew up in Pitt Meadows. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
SKY Helicopters in Pitt Meadows, run by Langley’s Andrew Westlund, has been recognized by the BC Touism Industry for innovation in marketing. (SKY Helicopters/Special to Black Press Media)
SKY Helicopters in Pitt Meadows, run by Langley’s Andrew Westlund, has been recognized by the BC Touism Industry for innovation in marketing. (SKY Helicopters/Special to Black Press Media)
Staff with the cafe excited about being owners for a week. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge cafe staff become owners for a week

Initiative in light of COVID hardships faced by the business

Staff with the cafe excited about being owners for a week. (Special to The News)