Business

Amelia Warren, Epicure CEO, stands outside the company's warehouse and offices in North Saanich.  Don Denton photo

Epicure’s Amelia Warren’s “Good Food, Real Fast”

North Saanich business feeds North America with healthy nutritious fare

  • Mar 3, 2021

 

Starting March 1, Ikea Canada is introducing a plant-based alternative to its Swedish meatballs. (Photo courtesy of Ikea Canada)

Ikea Canada launches plant-based alternative to iconic meatball

Plant ball added to Swedish chain’s menu

 

January 15, 2021 - Father and son, Gordon (Left) and Chris Denford, owners of Berwick Retirement Communities, outside their Victoria offices.  Don Denton photo

Denford Family Matters

Father-and-son team create Berwick resort-style retirement residences

  • Feb 24, 2021

 

A local resident is encouraging others to support changes in harm reduction strategy to benefit people on drugs and the community in general. (Black Press file photo)

LETTER: Maple Ridge businesses should support legalization and regulation of hard drugs

Crime and other social ills in the community stems from drug users having to secure supply.

  • Feb 21, 2021
A local resident is encouraging others to support changes in harm reduction strategy to benefit people on drugs and the community in general. (Black Press file photo)
Life and business partners Bronwyn Berg and Hal Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple’s love and life connection blossoms from a shared wheelchair

Clover Clothing Co. is a manifestation of Berg and Bennett’s rebuttal of the ‘unlucky’ label

Life and business partners Bronwyn Berg and Hal Bennett. (Photo by Don Bodger)
MLA Bob D’Eith checks out new supportive housing with Coast Mental Health CEO Darrell Burnham. The non-profit has been named a top employer.(THE NEWS files)

Non-profit running supportive housing in Maple Ridge named top employer

Coast Mental Health wins provincial honour for the first time

MLA Bob D’Eith checks out new supportive housing with Coast Mental Health CEO Darrell Burnham. The non-profit has been named a top employer.(THE NEWS files)
The Bitcoin logo appears on the display screen of a crypto currency ATM at the Smoker’s Choice store, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Salem, N.H. The price of Bitcoin has soared over the past months. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Cost of a single Bitcoin exceeds $50,000 for first time

Price up almost 200% in the last 3 months, Tesla plans to buy $1.5-billion in the cryptocurrency

The Bitcoin logo appears on the display screen of a crypto currency ATM at the Smoker’s Choice store, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Salem, N.H. The price of Bitcoin has soared over the past months. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Thrifty Foods in Maple Ridge will be closing at the end of May. (Neil Corbett/The News)

LETTER: Long-time resident frustrated by lack of shopping options

After living in Maple Ridge for more than 30 years, disappointed to see Thrifty’s pulling out

  • Feb 16, 2021
Thrifty Foods in Maple Ridge will be closing at the end of May. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The Downtown Maple Ridge BIA is running a promotion that starts on Valentine’s Day.

I Love Downtown Maple Ridge promotion begins

Win gift baskets by shopping downtown, starting on Valentine’s Day

  • Feb 14, 2021
The Downtown Maple Ridge BIA is running a promotion that starts on Valentine’s Day.
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)
Thrifty Foods in Haney Place Mall will close its doors. (The News files)

Thrifty Foods in Maple Ridge to close

One of the Haney Place Mall’s anchor tenants is leaving

Thrifty Foods in Haney Place Mall will close its doors. (The News files)
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)
Charlotte and Travis Erdely

Life and style with Charlotte Erdeley

Custom home building as a team with husband Travis

  • Feb 1, 2021
Charlotte and Travis Erdely
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)
The Hudson’s Bay Company sign in downtown Toronto, Wednesday July 16, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Hudson’s Bay permanently laying off more than 600 workers across Canada

The permanent layoffs represent less than 5% of the company’s total workforce

The Hudson’s Bay Company sign in downtown Toronto, Wednesday July 16, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canadians saved a lot of spending money during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to a new report (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)

Canadians saved 5x more spending money in 2020: report

Average household savings amounted to $5,816 in 2020, compared to $1,144 the previous year

Canadians saved a lot of spending money during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to a new report (Image courtesy Creative Outlet)
Lonni van Diest  and Greg Sebell  owners of Blk Box . Darren Hull Photograph

Food For Fit from Blk Box

On-the-go meals for health and fitness

  • Jan 27, 2021
Lonni van Diest  and Greg Sebell  owners of Blk Box . Darren Hull Photograph
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

16% boom predicted for B.C. real estate sales in 2021: experts

Along with sales, the average price of homes is also predicted to rise, by nearly 8 percent

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Rudy Tomazic. Photography by Darren Hull

Diva Magic at Friends of Dorothy and beyond

Rudy Tomazic keeps the good times and the giving rolling

  • Jan 25, 2021
Rudy Tomazic. Photography by Darren Hull
Economic Development and Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly responds to a question in the House of Commons Monday November 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal minister touts need for new B.C. economic development agency

Last December’s federal economic update promised a stimulus package of about $100 billion this year

Economic Development and Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly responds to a question in the House of Commons Monday November 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld