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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)
Big Feast is just one of hundreds of local businesses that relies on customers to shop and eat local. (Colleen Flanagan/ The News)

10 reasons why Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows should shop local

Chamber touts benefits of spending with local stores, shops, and eateries

  • Aug 28, 2020
Big Feast is just one of hundreds of local businesses that relies on customers to shop and eat local. (Colleen Flanagan/ The News)
Nature, in all its glory, is literally on Maple Ridge’s doorstep – including the Alouette Trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge is all about quality of life

This community boasts so many desirable attributes, least of which is hosting nature at its doorstep

  • Aug 28, 2020
Nature, in all its glory, is literally on Maple Ridge’s doorstep – including the Alouette Trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows Regional Airport is just one of the locations many new entrepreneurs are considering when setting up a new business in this community. (Special to The News)

Attracted to all Pitt Meadows has to offer

This is a community that proves inviting to both families and businesses alike

  • Aug 27, 2020
Pitt Meadows Regional Airport is just one of the locations many new entrepreneurs are considering when setting up a new business in this community. (Special to The News)
Movement growing in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge to show locals some love

Movement growing in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge to show locals some love

Canada United movement is about encouraging shopping local and helping small, struggling businesses

  • Aug 26, 2020
Movement growing in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge to show locals some love
$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)

Local A&Ws operators rally to help beat MS

Annual burger event goes ahead, despite COVID, to help in the fight against multiple sclerosis

$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)
L to R: Aterra Development’s Trish Firth, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, and city councillor Judy Dueck cut the ribbon on the new Sierra Ridge development on Fraser Street. (Contributed photo)

Ground finally broken at former site of Northumberland Courts in Maple Ridge

After a nine year wait, construction of 82 condos on Fraser Street set to begin

  • Jul 22, 2020
L to R: Aterra Development’s Trish Firth, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, and city councillor Judy Dueck cut the ribbon on the new Sierra Ridge development on Fraser Street. (Contributed photo)
Haney Farmers Market re-opens on Saturday, July 18, but with some changes from past to adhere to the COVID-related social distancing and safety guidelines. (The News files)

Farmers market returns to downtown Maple Ridge

Next Saturday, July 18 people can shop at the newly reconfigured market in Memorial Peace Park

Haney Farmers Market re-opens on Saturday, July 18, but with some changes from past to adhere to the COVID-related social distancing and safety guidelines. (The News files)
Another ridesharing company has expanded to include service to all of Langley now. (Lyft/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rideshare expands into eastern Langley

As of Thursday, Lyft is now offering service throughout Metro Vancouver

  • Jul 9, 2020
Another ridesharing company has expanded to include service to all of Langley now. (Lyft/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Mayors welcome rideshare expansion into Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge

Mayors welcome rideshare expansion into Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge

As of Thursday, Lyft is now offering service throughout Metro Vancouver

  • Jul 9, 2020
Mayors welcome rideshare expansion into Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge
Some Lower Mainland bottle depots have been overwhelmed during the pandemic, seeing huge lineups. (Black Press Media files)

Maple Ridge Return-It centre serves as pilot for new beverage recycling effort

Haney Bottle Depot will be part of a six-month trial where consumers don’t have to sort their cans

  • Jul 9, 2020
Some Lower Mainland bottle depots have been overwhelmed during the pandemic, seeing huge lineups. (Black Press Media files)
Josh Penner, CEO of Meridian Meats & Seafood, in the location at Dewdney Trunk Road and 227th Street. (The News files)

Meridian re-ignites its fundraising program to help local charities

A Maple Ridge-based food market aids in raising $50,000 during the first 10 months of its program

  • Jul 7, 2020
Josh Penner, CEO of Meridian Meats & Seafood, in the location at Dewdney Trunk Road and 227th Street. (The News files)
Some homes in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are seeing multiple offers, and many are selling quickly, according to local realtor Debbie Sheppard. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Residential real estate market rebounding well: long-time realtor

House prices, sales, and listings in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are moving on an upward trajectory

  • Jul 4, 2020
Some homes in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are seeing multiple offers, and many are selling quickly, according to local realtor Debbie Sheppard. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)