Business

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.
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)
Pitt Meadows’ Osprey Village offers a number of quaint, locally owned shops that would all greatly benefit from local support during COVID. (The News files)

OUR VIEW: Putting your money where your heart is

No better way to keep a community strong, than shopping local

Pitt Meadows’ Osprey Village offers a number of quaint, locally owned shops that would all greatly benefit from local support during COVID. (The News files)
A moose in an RCMP uniform wearing a mask and a cartoon cardboard cutout of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greet customers at a store selling souvenirs in the Byward Market in Ottawa, on Sunday, July 12, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business suggests that businesses in Canada’s city centres are struggling more than their rural counterparts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

City-centre businesses mount slower recovery than rural areas, CFIB says

Data shows 22 per cent of businesses polled in urban cores are at normal levels of sales compared to 37 per cent in rural areas

A moose in an RCMP uniform wearing a mask and a cartoon cardboard cutout of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greet customers at a store selling souvenirs in the Byward Market in Ottawa, on Sunday, July 12, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business suggests that businesses in Canada’s city centres are struggling more than their rural counterparts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Nordstrom Rack announces it will open to the public Sept. 17 at the site of the former Sears department store in Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Nordstrom Rack opening in September

The luxury discount store is the first in British Columbia

Nordstrom Rack announces it will open to the public Sept. 17 at the site of the former Sears department store in Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Graffiti on a church in downtown Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Graffiti plagues downtown Maple Ridge

Often profane and offensive, says downtown BIA

Graffiti on a church in downtown Maple Ridge. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Animatronic dinosaurs and fossils are being auctioned off at Langley’s Abel Auctions on Thursday, Aug. 6. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Dinosaurs revived for animatronic auction in Langley

More than 500 robot dinosaurs, fossils, and exhibition gear are going on the block Aug. 6

Animatronic dinosaurs and fossils are being auctioned off at Langley’s Abel Auctions on Thursday, Aug. 6. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Chamber of Commerce joins local business campaign.

Chamber joins ‘Show Local Some Love’ national movement

Urges support of businesses in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

  • Aug 2, 2020
Chamber of Commerce joins local business campaign.
The site of Interfor’s Hammond Cedar sawmill on the Fraser River is being sold. (Maple Ridge News)

Hammond Cedar site attracts potential buyers

Interfor in the process of selling former lumber mill property in Maple Ridge

The site of Interfor’s Hammond Cedar sawmill on the Fraser River is being sold. (Maple Ridge News)
Kevin Fulton, owner of Silver Valley Brewing, said city hall quickly processed his application for a temporary patio in one parking spot. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge considers weekend closures of the main drag

Vehicle traffic would make way for pedestrians and cyclists

Kevin Fulton, owner of Silver Valley Brewing, said city hall quickly processed his application for a temporary patio in one parking spot. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
A new stream of support has been added to the B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development program. (Pixabay photo)
A new stream of support has been added to the B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development program. (Pixabay photo)
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LETTER: Cutting off access to Haney Hotel viewed as ‘cold and callous’

Maple Ridge man upset that changes along Lougheed Highway close main entrance to long-time business

  • Jun 29, 2020
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Yvan Charette is fighting to have his main entrance to Haney Hotel re-opened, claiming it’s another potentially deadly blow to the restaurants and liquor store in the midst of COVID. (Yvan Charette/Special to The News)

LETTER: Government needs to help, not hinder Maple Ridge business

Maple Ridge resident reacts to troubles Haney Hotel is having with highways ministry

  • Jun 27, 2020
Yvan Charette is fighting to have his main entrance to Haney Hotel re-opened, claiming it’s another potentially deadly blow to the restaurants and liquor store in the midst of COVID. (Yvan Charette/Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows council is now accepting applications from restaurants, pubs, and retailers to extend their business space outdoors between now and Oct. 31, to better accommodate social distancing guidelines. (Black Press Media files)

Pitt Meadows allowing businesses to expand outdoors

Tuesday night, council gave approval for restaurants and retailers to apply to use outside space

  • Jun 25, 2020
Pitt Meadows council is now accepting applications from restaurants, pubs, and retailers to extend their business space outdoors between now and Oct. 31, to better accommodate social distancing guidelines. (Black Press Media files)
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
B.C. Labour Minister and Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains working at home. (Submitted photo)

Labour minister stands ground as B.C. business leaders demand temporary layoff extension

Temporary layoff time limits must be extended now, businesses tell Harry Bains

B.C. Labour Minister and Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains working at home. (Submitted photo)