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Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden

City launches initiative aimed at aiding Maple Ridge eateries this Mother’s Day

It’s hoped the hashtag #mealsformomMR will link local residents with fun takeout dishes for mom

Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden
Vertical Suits has started making cloth masks. (Vertical Suits image)

Pitt Meadows skydiving company jumps into making cloth masks

Company views transition as way to keep people employeed, help stop spread of COVID-19

Vertical Suits has started making cloth masks. (Vertical Suits image)
Lisa Craik, publisher of the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows News

The News lauded by industry peers

Advertising and editorial teams at this community’s newspaper scooped up awards this weekend

  • Apr 27, 2020
Lisa Craik, publisher of the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows News
VIDEO: National accolades befall Maple Ridge realtor

VIDEO: National accolades befall Maple Ridge realtor

Ron Antalek has been lauded by the real estate industry for his philanthropic undertakings

VIDEO: National accolades befall Maple Ridge realtor
PHOTOS: Riding stable marks Easter with drive-thru

PHOTOS: Riding stable marks Easter with drive-thru

50 or so vehicles visiting Pitt Meadows barns and petting zoo are greeted by giant bunny

  • Apr 18, 2020
PHOTOS: Riding stable marks Easter with drive-thru
Forrest McMyn, 10, has learned to sew during this COVID-prompted time away from school. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge family unites to make safety masks

McMyns are crafting cloth face covers and selling them from a stand on the side of the road

Forrest McMyn, 10, has learned to sew during this COVID-prompted time away from school. (Special to The News)
Former Maple Ridge mutual fund advisor disciplined

Former Maple Ridge mutual fund advisor disciplined

Getting multiple clients to pre-sign forms netted one woman a $1,000 fine

Former Maple Ridge mutual fund advisor disciplined
Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall says it is very exciting to see local businesses find creative ways to serve the community. (THE NEWS/files)

City of Pitt Meadows launches local business and services listing

Guide provides info which will encourage and enable residents to shop local

Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall says it is very exciting to see local businesses find creative ways to serve the community. (THE NEWS/files)
The home show is one of the largest of its kind in the province. (News files)

Ridge Meadows Home Show returns in 2021

Organizers hoped to simply postpone the spring event, but ultimately had to cancel for 2020

The home show is one of the largest of its kind in the province. (News files)
Pitt Meadows (File photo)

Pitt Meadows council established economic resiliency task force

Will assist local businesses in minimizing impact and facilitating recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

Pitt Meadows (File photo)
Lisa Craik, publisher of The News, can be reached via email at publisher@mapleridgenews.com.

News moves to Thursdays – temporarily

For now, Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows News will publish one day a week, and online 24/7

  • Mar 23, 2020
Lisa Craik, publisher of The News, can be reached via email at publisher@mapleridgenews.com.
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
ACCOLADES: News’ lifestyles magazine garnering attention

ACCOLADES: News’ lifestyles magazine garnering attention

Industry peers laud Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows News team

  • Mar 3, 2020
ACCOLADES: News’ lifestyles magazine garnering attention
The cafe still has some fine tuning to do but is back open for business. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)

Pitt Meadows Runway Cafe re-opens its doors

Operations had to be moved to make way for new terminal

The cafe still has some fine tuning to do but is back open for business. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)
Monika Eggens. File photo

Hometown Heroes dinner celebrates inductee and community that raised her

Tuesday event honours Maple Ridge native Monika Eggens at Pitt Meadows Secondary

Monika Eggens. File photo
Jordan McIldoon and Amber Bereza, whom he planned to marry. (Black Press Media files)

Langley brewery renames beer as tribute to local Vegas shooting victim

Maple Ridge’s Jordan McIldoon, one of 58 killed in 2017 mass shooting, remembered by Five Roads

Jordan McIldoon and Amber Bereza, whom he planned to marry. (Black Press Media files)
A downtown Maple Ridge BIA campaign kicks off on Feb. 1 to encourage resident to shop local. (Coree McIntosh – Special to THE NEWS)

Local campaign looks to reward Maple Ridge residents who shop local

I love downtown Maple Ridge campaign begins Feb. 1

A downtown Maple Ridge BIA campaign kicks off on Feb. 1 to encourage resident to shop local. (Coree McIntosh – Special to THE NEWS)
Alex Smith, 15, Greg Smith, 46 and Carter Smith, 16, from Pitt Meadows first thought of trunk-sharing service about four years ago when they needed to transport a sofa from their home to Vernon. (Greg Smith – Special to THE NEWS)

Pitt Meadows father and sons launch trunk-sharing app, Trunkit

Drivers with trunk space can post commute online

Alex Smith, 15, Greg Smith, 46 and Carter Smith, 16, from Pitt Meadows first thought of trunk-sharing service about four years ago when they needed to transport a sofa from their home to Vernon. (Greg Smith – Special to THE NEWS)
Generally, in Maple Ridge there is $4,000 to $10,000 increase in the price of unit for each floor increase, with the exception of the penthouse, according to a local Realtor Ron Antalek. (Graeme Roy - The Canadian Press)

Apartments cost more the higher the floor: Maple Ridge realtor

Natural light, views and security often come with being higher up in a building.

Generally, in Maple Ridge there is $4,000 to $10,000 increase in the price of unit for each floor increase, with the exception of the penthouse, according to a local Realtor Ron Antalek. (Graeme Roy - The Canadian Press)
Ridge chamber announces finalists for best-in-business awards

Ridge chamber announces finalists for best-in-business awards

Winners will be announced at annual gala in February.

Ridge chamber announces finalists for best-in-business awards