Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce is getting political for the next few weeks. This Wednesday, March 4, newly elected Pitt Meadows – Maple Ridge MP Marc Dalton will be at the chamber office at 11777 – 224th St., at 9:30 a.m., for a question-and-answer session.
This Thursday, March 12, B.C. Finance Minister Carole James will be in Pitt Meadows, at the chamber’s luncheon at the Meadow Gardens Golf Club.
She’ll be delivering a post-budget presentation during the meeting which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. People can ask questions about how the government’s budget that was delivered on Feb. 18 will impact their operations.
James announced last week that she’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but said that won’t keep her from her demanding job, although she won’t run for re-election.
James said Thursday she received a diagnosis in January, after reporting hand tremors to her doctor and being referred to a neurologist. She said her condition is manageable now, and doesn’t need medication for it yet, although the symptoms are visible.
Registration for the luncheon ($30 for members) is required through the chamber’s website.