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Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay props master’s work featured in Netflix Christmas rom-com Love Hard

Props Master Paul Wagner wants to see more movie business come through the Kootenay

 

Grass Greetings of Pitt Meadows were the opening day sponsor for the Haney Farmers Market on Saturday. (Special to The News)

Great start to Haney Farmers Market

Market returns Saturday mornings in downtown Maple Ridge

 

A rendering of the two dealerships as seen from Golden Ears Way. (Special to The News)

Two new car dealerships coming to Pitt Meadows

City council approves car lots on Golden Ears Way

 

Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: B.C. entrepreneur opens pest control business with ducks as employees

Slugs n’ Bugs For Lunch will take care of your garden pests naturally

Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell
Shelli Kiselycia, owner of Maple Ridge Florist, pulls a receipt during the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association’s Win Your Wish contest. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Downtown Maple Ridge BIA Win Your Wish winners chosen

Seven grand prize packages worth $2,000 each given away

Shelli Kiselycia, owner of Maple Ridge Florist, pulls a receipt during the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association’s Win Your Wish contest. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)

B.C. company aims to bring international vacation experience to front door

‘Staycation Boxes’ launched two months ago, includes food bank donation

Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows gift card give-away contest aims to support local businesses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows contest)
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows gift card give-away contest aims to support local businesses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows contest)
A yearly tune-up of your furnace or boiler can save you money, keep you safe, and give you peace of mind through the whole winter. Call Milani Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning to book service today!

Save money, time and stress with a summer tune-up on your heating system!

A yearly tune-up from a trusted technician could help your furnace or boiler last 10 extra years

  • Aug 17, 2020
A yearly tune-up of your furnace or boiler can save you money, keep you safe, and give you peace of mind through the whole winter. Call Milani Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning to book service today!
From a man with a shovel to 100 trucks: home service through 3 generations

From a man with a shovel to 100 trucks: home service through 3 generations

When something breaks in your home, who do you call?

  • Jul 27, 2020
From a man with a shovel to 100 trucks: home service through 3 generations
Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)

Turning down work: CERB causing issues for some B.C. restaurants

‘It’s the most frustrating thing I’ve encountered, ever, in my life.’

Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.

Vancouver Island distillery crafts sanitizer to meet Canadian need

Local know-how, economies of scale come together in Shelter Point sanitizer

  • Jun 8, 2020
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.
Many businesses have temporarily shuttered due to COVID-19, but as owners get the green light to reopen some aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford it. (Black Press Media files)

Low profits, few customers in post-pandemic recovery says B.C. business survey

About 43 per cent of businesses say they think they will need government incentives to continue operating

Many businesses have temporarily shuttered due to COVID-19, but as owners get the green light to reopen some aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford it. (Black Press Media files)
Mardecus Hair Studio owner Michele Rae stood in the salon where she will only have six stylists working per day when they reopen on June 1. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Businesses reopening slowly in Maple Ridge

Mardecus Hair Studio will be opening on June 1, Shooters Tap House already opened

Mardecus Hair Studio owner Michele Rae stood in the salon where she will only have six stylists working per day when they reopen on June 1. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A panel of local officials answered questions about concerns Maple Ridge business owners have about the process of reopening. (Screen grab)

UPDATE: Maple Ridge business owners question local officials on rules of reopening

Panel of nine local officials took part in webinar called Local Economy Restart

A panel of local officials answered questions about concerns Maple Ridge business owners have about the process of reopening. (Screen grab)
Julie Stanton shows off some of the books she dropped off at the Langley Value Village thrift store on Wednesday, May 6th. After a six-week shutdown, the store reopened on Tuesday, generating line-up of people waiting to drop off donations. Stanton drove in from North Vancouver to help a friend in Langley who had been stockpiling donations for when the store reopened. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Donors line up as Value Village thrift stores begin to reopen

Company expected a surge in contributions as outlets end COVID-19 shutdowns

Julie Stanton shows off some of the books she dropped off at the Langley Value Village thrift store on Wednesday, May 6th. After a six-week shutdown, the store reopened on Tuesday, generating line-up of people waiting to drop off donations. Stanton drove in from North Vancouver to help a friend in Langley who had been stockpiling donations for when the store reopened. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster were shocked and pleased to receive free cycling goggles to wear at work. (Submitted photo)

Pitt Meadows Cycle donates cycling glasses to staff at Royal Columbian Hospital

Owner, Rob Laluk, offered 26 pairs of the handy glasses free of charge

Nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster were shocked and pleased to receive free cycling goggles to wear at work. (Submitted photo)
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)
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)
About 150 guests attended the 16th annual Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Saturday. (Contributed)

Caterer almost cancels Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows BEA gala because of flooding

Luck and community help allowed owner of Humble Roots to get food for 150 out the door

About 150 guests attended the 16th annual Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Saturday. (Contributed)