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Surrey’s Trevor Hildebrand was elected president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of B.C. He’s joined by Steve Robinson of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Robinson named to provincial contractors association board

Election brings 21, including a Maple Ridge man, to industry directorship

  • Jun 28, 2020
Surrey’s Trevor Hildebrand was elected president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of B.C. He’s joined by Steve Robinson of Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Haney Hotel owner fights province to re-open his main entrance

Haney Hotel owner fights province to re-open his main entrance

A Maple Ridge business operator claims ministry of transportation gave him 24-hours notice of change

  • Jun 25, 2020
Haney Hotel owner fights province to re-open his main entrance
Ralph’s Farm Market opened its new larger operation in early 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Maple Ridge-based farm market buys Ralph’s market in Langley

Meridian Farm Markets takes ownership of Ralph’s in August and plans to keep the name

Ralph’s Farm Market opened its new larger operation in early 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce logo. File photo

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce to host virtual weekly meetings

The ‘Talk of the Town” meetings will be held every Tuesday at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce logo. File photo
Brown’s Social House is one restaurant operating in the Lower Mainland that has an existing patio that helps accommodate customers while keeping socially distanced. (Black Press Media files)

City helping expedite outdoor seating for Maple Ridge eateries

Staff has been given authority to approve applications for sidewalk cafes and outdoor patios

  • Jun 17, 2020
Brown’s Social House is one restaurant operating in the Lower Mainland that has an existing patio that helps accommodate customers while keeping socially distanced. (Black Press Media files)
A female caregiver comforts a senior. (Yuri Arcurs Productions/Special to Black Press Media)

Open dialogue could prevent financial abuse of seniors

COVID brings with it a sense of isolation that could make elders more vulnerable than ever to fraud

  • Jun 14, 2020
A female caregiver comforts a senior. (Yuri Arcurs Productions/Special to Black Press Media)
Davide Pacifici says Dolce Gelato, located near the White Rock Pier, will remain open for another month. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Popular White Rock gelato shop to close after 25% rent increase

Landlord says there should be some gratitude for the 20 years of discounted rent

Davide Pacifici says Dolce Gelato, located near the White Rock Pier, will remain open for another month. (Aaron Hinks photo)
The JAK’s Give Back campaign last weekend helped raise $25,000 for food banks around B.C., including Friends in Need Food Bank in Maple Ridge. (JAK’s/Special to The News)

Booze buyers help JAK’s feed the hungry

Money raised last Saturday at the liquor store in Maple Ridge will go to Friends In Need Food Bank

  • Jun 6, 2020
The JAK’s Give Back campaign last weekend helped raise $25,000 for food banks around B.C., including Friends in Need Food Bank in Maple Ridge. (JAK’s/Special to The News)
Envision Financial launched a community response fund to help local charities during this time of crisis. They are hoping to encourage local charities to apply. A group of volunteers (above) working at a food bank were sorting non-perishable food items into boxes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Credit union giving local charities money in a hurry

Envision sets up new Community Response Fund, offering $600,000 in grants to area non-profits

  • May 29, 2020
Envision Financial launched a community response fund to help local charities during this time of crisis. They are hoping to encourage local charities to apply. A group of volunteers (above) working at a food bank were sorting non-perishable food items into boxes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ten per cent of Saturday’s sales at JAK’s, plus a percentage of wine sales from May, will go to the Friends In Need Food Bank. (JAK’s/Special to Black Press Media)

Maple Ridge liquor store donates portion of sales to food bank

Friends In Need Food Bank will receive an infusion of cash from JAK’S in Westgate

Ten per cent of Saturday’s sales at JAK’s, plus a percentage of wine sales from May, will go to the Friends In Need Food Bank. (JAK’s/Special to Black Press Media)
Gardeners, new and experienced, are flocking to the garden centres and nurseries this spring. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley garden shops buzzing

Younger people gravitating to gardening, anxious to grow veggies

Gardeners, new and experienced, are flocking to the garden centres and nurseries this spring. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News has been serving this community for more than 40 years.

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping The News to continue its mission to provide trusted local news

  • May 14, 2020
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News has been serving this community for more than 40 years.
Mike McKee, of Muse Cannabis, was stationed at the Westgate Shopping Centre last weekend to garner support for a new cannabis store in Maple Ridge. (Contributed photo)

Cannabis store proposed for Maple Ridge shopping centre

City accepting feedback on potential cannabis store

Mike McKee, of Muse Cannabis, was stationed at the Westgate Shopping Centre last weekend to garner support for a new cannabis store in Maple Ridge. (Contributed photo)
New crop of gardeners sprouting in Maple Ridge

New crop of gardeners sprouting in Maple Ridge

Local garden centres and nurseries are seeing an influx of consumers wanting to plant

New crop of gardeners sprouting in Maple Ridge
Around 75 per cent of downtown Maple Ridge businesses are closed. (File photo)

Registration open for Maple Ridge ‘Town Hall’ on businesses reopening

Event is an opportunity to answer questions businesses may have about reopening

Around 75 per cent of downtown Maple Ridge businesses are closed. (File photo)
Ian McDonnell, owner of SPIN Salon on Lougheed Highway, is putting out a challenge to other local hair stylists to help raise money for the food bank as they prepare to hopefully soon return to work. This picture was taken prior to the COVID shut down. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge salon challenges other stylists to give to the food bank

Hair stylists Ian McDonnell and Teshia Bohemier donate wages and auction off first day’s appointments

  • May 9, 2020
Ian McDonnell, owner of SPIN Salon on Lougheed Highway, is putting out a challenge to other local hair stylists to help raise money for the food bank as they prepare to hopefully soon return to work. This picture was taken prior to the COVID shut down. (Special to The News)
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#Mom campaign gives boost to Maple Ridge eateries

Mayor sees social media challenge for Mother’s Day as a win-win

  • May 9, 2020
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Around 75 per cent of downtown Maple Ridge businesses closed due to COVID-19. (THE NEWS file photo)

Town hall planned for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows business owners

Virtual meeting to answer questions posed by business owners

Around 75 per cent of downtown Maple Ridge businesses closed due to COVID-19. (THE NEWS file photo)
City of Maple Ridge is encouraging locals to share good experiences with local businesses – give a shout out, if you will, via social media. (Special to The News)

City spearheads ‘shout out’ campaign praising Maple Ridge businesses

A Facebook post and use of a hashtag are drawing attention to and commending several local companies

  • May 7, 2020
City of Maple Ridge is encouraging locals to share good experiences with local businesses – give a shout out, if you will, via social media. (Special to The News)
Joshua Bradshaw wears The Cap Shield he designed and manufactured. (submitted photo)

Maple Ridge man hopes to hit home run with face shield that clips to baseball cap

‘We were kind of targeting the food industry but it’s gone beyond that,’ company operator says

Joshua Bradshaw wears The Cap Shield he designed and manufactured. (submitted photo)