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The site of the former Hammond Cedar sawmill is being investigated by developer Conwest developments. (The News files)

Developer investigating former Hammond Cedar site

Vancouver-based Conwest in talks with Interfor to buy riverfront property

The site of the former Hammond Cedar sawmill is being investigated by developer Conwest developments. (The News files)
City Hall reports the number of business licences in Maple Ridge continues to grow. (The News files)

Business growing in Maple Ridge despite pandemic

City hall reports number of business licences still on upward trajectory

City Hall reports the number of business licences in Maple Ridge continues to grow. (The News files)
Thrifty Foods in Maple Ridge will be closing at the end of May. (Neil Corbett/The News)

SmartCentres looking to replace Maple Ridge Thrifty Foods

Owners looking for new anchor tenant for Haney Place Mall

Thrifty Foods in Maple Ridge will be closing at the end of May. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The Business Excellence Awards were held on Saturday evening.

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce honours its best

Annual Business Excellence Awards held Saturday night as virtual gala

The Business Excellence Awards were held on Saturday evening.
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters (The News files)

Maple Ridge dairy company uses government grant to improve food tracing capability

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters have made shift from manual paper-based system to real-time digital

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters (The News files)
Carin Baxter’s Pitt Meadows business, Ready Set Romper, is in British Vogue. Here Callum is wearing the “Prehistoric Pals” romper. (@jennavhphotography/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows business featured in Vogue U.K.

Carin Baxter’s business Ready Set Romper is in the February issue of British Vogue

Carin Baxter’s Pitt Meadows business, Ready Set Romper, is in British Vogue. Here Callum is wearing the “Prehistoric Pals” romper. (@jennavhphotography/Special to The News)
Naturally Splendid employees working at a flow wrapper station at its facility in Pitt Meadows (Special to The News)

Plant-based Pitt Meadows business pivots during pandemic

Naturally Splendid partners with Australian company on bringing meat substitute to Canada

Naturally Splendid employees working at a flow wrapper station at its facility in Pitt Meadows (Special to The News)
About 150 guests attended the 16th annual Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. (The News files)
About 150 guests attended the 16th annual Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. (The News files)
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

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 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

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

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)
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)
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)