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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)
A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Storefronts in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood are reflected in a sign indicating the temporary closure of a business to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The pandemic has meant a slew of commercial renters — from the country’s smallest businesses to the behemoths — have had to have a tough conversation with their landlord about how they are unable to cover rent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Commercial rent relief applications open as feds encourage landlords to apply

Program would see government cover 50 per cent of the rent

Storefronts in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood are reflected in a sign indicating the temporary closure of a business to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The pandemic has meant a slew of commercial renters — from the country’s smallest businesses to the behemoths — have had to have a tough conversation with their landlord about how they are unable to cover rent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
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.
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)
Supporters of Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry placed signs around The Farm Store in Yarrow, which is connected to the poultry processing plant. The store remains open, while the plant is currently closed due to COVID-19. (Facebook photo)

Fraser Valley poultry processing plant ordered to remain closed due to COVID-19

Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry says it’s ‘taking a breather’ while store, office remain open

Supporters of Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry placed signs around The Farm Store in Yarrow, which is connected to the poultry processing plant. The store remains open, while the plant is currently closed due to COVID-19. (Facebook photo)
Shoe designer John Fluevog has designed a pair of shoes in honour of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File contributed/ fluevog.com)

B.C. designer John Fluevog creates shoes in honour of Dr. Bonnie Henry

Pre-sale profits from the shoes will go to Food Banks BC

Shoe designer John Fluevog has designed a pair of shoes in honour of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File contributed/ fluevog.com)
Life and Style with Terry Simpson

Life and Style with Terry Simpson

Lexi & Lake owner hopes to set trends not follow them

  • Apr 10, 2020
Life and Style with Terry Simpson
Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts

Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts

Chamber and Statistic Canada trying to understand what businesses are going through

Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts
Around 75 per cent of downtown Maple Ridge businesses are closed. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Plans already underway to help Maple Ridge businesses survive COVID-19

Chamber, downtown business association, and city working to help local companies

Around 75 per cent of downtown Maple Ridge businesses are closed. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Life and style with Tara Elston

Life and style with Tara Elston

Owner of Foxy Box Nanaimo on fashion and beauty inspiration

  • Apr 1, 2020
Life and style with Tara Elston
Metro Vancouver firm gears up to make vital ventilator parts in COVID-19 fight

Metro Vancouver firm gears up to make vital ventilator parts in COVID-19 fight

Langley’s Simalex Manufacturing is handling big orders as demand surges

Metro Vancouver firm gears up to make vital ventilator parts in COVID-19 fight
Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette

Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette

Auto industry veteran is an avid traveller

  • Mar 27, 2020
Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette
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.
A lineup forms outside White Rock cannabis dispensary, Indigenous Bloom. (Contributed photo)

Busy White Rock cannabis dispensary implementing “mandatory measures” in response to COVID-19

Indigenous Bloom limiting in-store customers to three or four, and also expanding parking

A lineup forms outside White Rock cannabis dispensary, Indigenous Bloom. (Contributed photo)
BC Chamber and partners asked businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)

Closures, revenue, staffing among main impacts of COVID-19 on 90% of B.C. business: survey

Paints ‘dire picture’ of what businesses are experiencing now and in the near future

BC Chamber and partners asked businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)
BC Chamber and partners asking businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)

Business survey could help mitigate impacts of COVID-19 across B.C.

Deadline is March 18 at 6 p.m. for business owners to share feedback with the government and more

BC Chamber and partners asking businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)
#Untrending: Vicki McLeod

#UNTRENDING: Decluttering mind and space

Maple Ridge News columnist Vicki McLeod explains how to sign up for a challenge

  • Feb 10, 2020
#Untrending: Vicki McLeod
The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp

The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp

Entrepreneur runs Vancouver brewery, winery and restaurants and loves the BC outdoors

  • Jan 10, 2020
The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp
Kathy and Ken Nishidate play a game of Azul, one of dozens of games available to play at their Raving Gamer Bistro in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

New Lower Mainland bistro caters to board game fans and families

Local food and games at every table is the formula for the new business

Kathy and Ken Nishidate play a game of Azul, one of dozens of games available to play at their Raving Gamer Bistro in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)