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Council Approves Lougheed Transit Corridor Concept Plan Council Approves Lougheed Transit Corridor Concept Plan
Council has endorsed the Lougheed Transit Corridor Concept Plan, which will shape the development of the area for decades to come. The plan aims to create an urban environment with a focus on pedestrians, bicycles, and green features.
Annual Community Leaders Forum Moves Online Annual Community Leaders Forum Moves Online
The City of Maple Ridge will hold its second annual Community Leaders Forum next month and transition to an online format due to COVID-19. The event, organized by the City’s Economic Development Department, will take place on December 10 via Zoom.
City of Maple Ridge to Hold Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony City of Maple Ridge to Hold Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony
This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony will transition to a virtual format to align with public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
City of Maple Ridge Collects More Than 96 Per Cent of Property Tax City of Maple Ridge Collects More Than 96 Per Cent of Property Tax
Council Approves Net Zero Community Greenhouse Gas Emission Target Council Approves Net Zero Community Greenhouse Gas Emission Target
On October 20, Council voted to begin the process to change the City’s community greenhouse gas emission target to net zero from 2010 levels by 2050, with an interim reduction goal of 45 per cent.
City’s Director of Economic Development Appointed EDAC President City’s Director of Economic Development Appointed EDAC President
Wendy Dupley, Director of Economic Development, has been named president of the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC).
Maple Ridge to Extend Temporary Patio Program and Allow for Winterization Maple Ridge to Extend Temporary Patio Program and Allow for Winterization
On October 13, Council approved the introduction of a patio winterization program and the extension of the City’s expedited patio permitting process until October 31, 2021.
Celebrate the Night Annual Event Celebrate the Night Annual Event
The City of Maple Ridge’s biggest annual fall event, Celebrate the Night, is happening on Sunday, October 25 with two new programs designed to keep participants safe while celebrating autumn. The first is the Lights & Lasers Drive-In, located outside the Golden Ears Winter Club, and the second is a livestream concert with JUNO Award-winning trio, ‘Said the Whale’. Other activities will include online games, a virtual costume contest and The Great Pumpkin Recipe Challenge.
Maple Ridge Releases New Tourism Video Maple Ridge Releases New Tourism Video
The City of Maple Ridge has released a new video that showcases the community to prospective visitors from around the world. Commissioned by the City’s Economic Development Department, the footage highlights local small businesses, scenic greenspaces and diverse cultures within the community.
Maple Ridge City Hall Reopens Monday, October 5 for Counter Service Maple Ridge City Hall Reopens Monday, October 5 for Counter Service
On Monday, October 5 at 8:00 am, the Finance and consolidated Building, Planning and Engineering service counters at City Hall will reopen. COVID-19 site safety guidelines have been developed and are compliant with WorkSafeBC requirements to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
Film and TV Production Ramps Back Up in Maple Ridge Film and TV Production Ramps Back Up in Maple Ridge
As the film and television industry resumes activity following the COVID-19 shutdown, Maple Ridge continues to be a popular filming location. Inquiries are coming in daily and dozens of productions are slated to shoot across the community in the coming months, according to a new report from the City’s Economic Development Department.
Council Receives Update on Commercial and Industrial Strategy Council Receives Update on Commercial and Industrial Strategy
The City of Maple Ridge continues to make progress on the Commercial and Industrial Strategy (CIS), according to a staff update. Among the key findings in the report, which was provided to Council earlier in September, staff noted that the City is on track to achieve a high employment growth scenario with the lands and projects contained in the plan.
More than 600,000 visitors take to Maple Ridge parks and trails More than 600,000 visitors take to Maple Ridge parks and trails
Ice Sheets Undergoing Emergency Lifecycle Repairs at Planet Ice Facility Ice Sheets Undergoing Emergency Lifecycle Repairs at Planet Ice Facility
The City of Maple Ridge has been working in conjunction with the operator of the Planet Ice facility on the ice plant components for the ice arenas and Golden Ears Winter Club curling sheet.
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Pools to Reopen September 28, 2020 Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Pools to Reopen September 28, 2020
The Maple Ridge Leisure Centre (MRLC) pools are reopening September 28 with safety measures in place that align with Public Health Orders, BC’s Restart Plan and industry specific guidelines including the British Columbia Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA) and Lifesaving Society (LSS).
City of Maple Ridge Supports New Provincial Enforcement Measures City of Maple Ridge Supports New Provincial Enforcement Measures
On Friday, August 21, the BC Government announced that, effective immediately, Police and other provincial enforcement officers will have the ability to issue $2,000 violation tickets for owners or organizers contravening the Provincial Health Officer’s (PHO) order on gatherings and events.
New Artists in Residence for Port Haney Location New Artists in Residence for Port Haney Location
The Maple Ridge Public Art Steering Committee is pleased to announce Aaron Moran and Taryn Hubbard as the new Artists in Residence for the Port Haney location starting in September. Their proposal, “Double Take”, will use temporary art installations at different sites around the community to enhance and reflect on the spaces we see everyday. Maple Ridge residents of all ages and walks of life will have the opportunity to engage in their projects.
New Commuter Lot at Haney Transit Loop Opens Wednesday New Commuter Lot at Haney Transit Loop Opens Wednesday
On Wednesday, August 19 the new 128 stall commuter parking lot, located adjacent to the Haney Transit Loop, will open to the public.
Virtual Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Beckett Park Virtual Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Beckett Park
A short ceremony was held on Wednesday, August 12 to celebrate the soft opening of Beckett Park in Port Haney. Scott O’Dell, owner of Haney Home Hardware and Mark Lancaster, owner of North Fraser Automotive Repair joined Mayor Morden and Valoree Richmond, Director of Parks & Facilities, to cut the ribbon as part of a video released on the City’s social media sites.
Council Approves New Albion Community Centre Construction Council Approves New Albion Community Centre Construction
On July 28, Council approved the Award of Contract for the Phase 2 Construction of the Albion Community Centre.
New Port Haney Park Honours Pioneer Family New Port Haney Park Honours Pioneer Family
Council has announced the new neighbourhood recreation space in historic Port Haney as ‘Beckett Park’, recognizing a pioneer family who moved to Maple Ridge in 1885 and successfully ran the Haney Brick and Tile Company.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Update Greenhouse Gas Emissions Update
The City of Maple Ridge’s buildings, vehicle fleet, equipment and corporate waste are meeting targets set in 2010 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by the year 2020. These targets are part of a world-wide effort to limit rising global temperatures to within 1.5 degrees Celsius over the pre-industrial era to stave off the most harmful impacts of climate change.
Maple Ridge Reopens Outdoor Pool, Fitness Centre and Launches Outdoor Fitness Classes Maple Ridge Reopens Outdoor Pool, Fitness Centre and Launches Outdoor Fitness Classes
In preparation for welcoming the community back to some of their favourite activities, detailed safety plans were developed as part of the BC Restart Plan with guiding direction from the Provincial Health Officer, our local health authority, the BCRPA and WorkSafeBC. Though the safety plans are specific to their location and/or activity, all incorporate physical distancing protocols, increased equipment disinfection as well as hand washing and sanitizing.
Commuter Parking Lot Construction Commences in July and City Hall Parking Rate Changes Commuter Parking Lot Construction Commences in July and City Hall Parking Rate Changes
Work on a new commuter parking lot, located directly east of the Haney Bus Exchange, will begin in July and will take up to one month to complete. This new permeable surface lot delivers 128 new parking spots to address parking demands in the heart of downtown. Parking rates will be consistent with West Coast Express Park & Ride lots.
Council Approves 225 Street Pump Station for Phase 2 of Sanitary Sewer System Upgrade Council Approves 225 Street Pump Station for Phase 2 of Sanitary Sewer System Upgrade
On Tuesday, June 23, Council awarded a contract for the upgrade of the 225 Street Sanitary Pump Station which was constructed in 1979. This $2.8 million dollar project is part of a multi-phase program designed to increase capacity of the City’s sanitary sewer network and modernize control systems to meet the demands of growth, both in the town centre and east Maple Ridge.
City Invests $3.4 million for Silver Valley Gathering Place City Invests $3.4 million for Silver Valley Gathering Place
On Tuesday, May 26, Maple Ridge Council announced the purchase of a one acre parcel of land, located south of Blaney Hamlet Park, as the future home of the Silver Valley Gathering Place.
Maple Ridge Council Endorses Expedited Outdoor Patio Approval Process Maple Ridge Council Endorses Expedited Outdoor Patio Approval Process
On Tuesday, June 9, Maple Ridge Council voted to give staff the authority to expedite the approval of sidewalk cafes and outdoor patios. This expedited process will assist restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and craft breweries in accommodating social distancing requirements by increasing the number of seats available for their customers.
Basketball Courts and Spray Parks Set To Reopen Basketball Courts and Spray Parks Set To Reopen
Parks, Recreation & Culture staff have reinstalled basketball hoops throughout the community as part of the phased Parks and Facilities reopening plan. Basketball courts are now available for play and the City is working on the logistics to safely reopen water spray parks before June 30, consistent with the Fraser Health advisory and BC Restart Plan.
Maple Ridge to Host Virtual Canada Day Celebration! Maple Ridge to Host Virtual Canada Day Celebration!
Join the City of Maple Ridge on Wednesday, July 1 to celebrate Canada’s birthday virtually from the comfort of your home. There will be online fun for the whole family, including: performances, games, magic, crafts, stories, favourite family recipes and more.
City of Maple Ridge BC Restart Plan Update and Available Online Services City of Maple Ridge BC Restart Plan Update and Available Online Services
The City is developing the required plans to reopen civic facilities and is committed to aligning with provincial guidelines as administered by WorkSafeBC. As part of this process, work places are being assessed to identify where the risk of transmission is present and controls are being implemented to mitigate those risks.
Maple Ridge Salutes 2020 Graduates with Light Display & Community Cheer Maple Ridge Salutes 2020 Graduates with Light Display & Community Cheer
The City of Maple Ridge will join School District No. 42 to recognize the graduating class of 2020 with a special light display in Memorial Peace Park and a Community Cheer on June 20 at 8:20 pm (20:20).
City of Maple Ridge to Reopen Playgrounds June 1 City of Maple Ridge to Reopen Playgrounds June 1
In step with the majority of our Metro Vancouver municipal partners and School District No. 42, the City will reopen playground structures on June 1. We ask citizens to refrain from using playgrounds until June 1 to allow staff sufficient time to complete safety checks on equipment and remove caution tape. School District No. 42 will complete similar work on school playgrounds in the community.
Council Asks for Community Support as Local Businesses Reopen Council Asks for Community Support as Local Businesses Reopen
As we move into Phase 2 of the BC Restart Plan there has been an increased level of activity in our community as a number of businesses cautiously start to reopen. “On behalf of Council I ask everyone to help local business with your patronage and feedback as they navigate new safety guidelines required under provincial health orders and WorkSafeBC. Embrace Dr. Henry’s advice to ‘be kind, be calm, be safe’. This is about rebuilding our economy and confidence in daily interactions,” said Mayor Morden.
Mayor Morden Thanks Chamber and DMRBIA for Leadership on Local Economy Restart Mayor Morden Thanks Chamber and DMRBIA for Leadership on Local Economy Restart
On Thursday, May 14, the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association (DMRBIA) organized and hosted an online forum to discuss the next Phase of the BC Restart Plan. The event was moderated by entrepreneur Taryn Stephenson and panelists included Minister Lisa Beare, MLA Bob D’Eith, Ineke Boekhorst (DMRBIA), Chris Back (WorkSafeBC), Brenna Ayliffe and Sarah O’Connor (both from Fraser Health). Participants from the City of Maple Ridge included Mayor Morden, Wendy Dupley, Director Economic Development, and Chad Cowles, Manager of Community Social Safety.
Maple Ridge Supports BC Restart Plan and Announces Reopening of Selected Park Amenities Maple Ridge Supports BC Restart Plan and Announces Reopening of Selected Park Amenities
Maple Ridge Council has approved staff recommendations on the criteria and planning for local initiatives as part of the BC Restart Plan to gradually reopen park amenities.
Maple Ridge Council Endorses Council Conduct Bylaw Maple Ridge Council Endorses Council Conduct Bylaw
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Council endorsed Bylaw No. 7637-2020. This bylaw follows in the footsteps of many elected bodies across the country, not just unique to politicians but also to many organizations who set professional standards of conduct.
Thank Mom & Support Local Business This Weekend Thank Mom & Support Local Business This Weekend
The City of Maple Ridge issued a challenge to encourage local food and beverage businesses to come up with a ‘Mother’s Week’ special and promote it through local social media channels using the hashtag #mealsformomMR.
Council Unanimously Supports Request for Emergency Transit Funding Council Unanimously Supports Request for Emergency Transit Funding
On Tuesday, April 28, Maple Ridge Council passed a resolution in support of a national request for $1.2 billion in emergency transit funding by the Canadian Urban Transit Association.
Maple Ridge City Council Delays Property Tax Penalty Date to October 1 Maple Ridge City Council Delays Property Tax Penalty Date to October 1
As part of the City’s work to update the Financial Plan and set the City tax rate, Council unanimously voted to provide citizens with extra time, if they need it, to pay their taxes. Citizens impacted financially by COVID-19 will now have until October 1, 2020 to pay their property taxes without penalty.
Maple Ridge Launches Online Fitness Videos Maple Ridge Launches Online Fitness Videos
Dr. Henry reminds citizens how important exercise is to maintain physical and mental health as we work together to flatten the curve. The City has launched a series of new fitness videos that feature some of the City’s popular fitness classes to help citizens stay fit.
Maple Ridge Launches #mealsformomMR Challenge Maple Ridge Launches #mealsformomMR Challenge
Celebrating special occasions has been challenging as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. Soon we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day and the City of Maple Ridge has launched a promotion to help us show the love for Mom while supporting local restaurants.
TransLink Service Reduction Impacts Maple Ridge TransLink Service Reduction Impacts Maple Ridge
On Monday, April 21, TransLink announced service reductions in response to the 83% drop in ridership on all forms of transit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. TransLink is facing monthly losses of $75 million and its operating companies will implement a number of cost-saving measures ranging from reductions in service to full suspension of bus routes. There will be direct impacts to Maple Ridge as a result of these measures.
Maple Ridge General Update for Citizens on COVID-19 Response Maple Ridge General Update for Citizens on COVID-19 Response
The City of Maple Ridge continues to support the work of the Federal and Provincial Governments in the response to COVID-19.
Maple Ridge Statement on Nova Scotia Tragedy Maple Ridge Statement on Nova Scotia Tragedy
Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden has issued the following statement; “On behalf of Council, and all Maple Ridge citizens, I want to offer my sincere condolences to the people of Nova Scotia who have been impacted by the tragic event that unfolded over the weekend. I want to focus our attention on the victims and remember their accomplishments and contributions to their communities. In these COVID times when we cannot gather together to express grief and console each other, it is important to honour the lives of these neighbours so far away,” said Mayor Morden.
City of Maple Ridge Responds to Provincial Property Tax Framework Announcement City of Maple Ridge Responds to Provincial Property Tax Framework Announcement
The City of Maple Ridge recognizes the Province’s recent announcement for property tax relief as a positive first step to address the economic hardship we face resulting from COVID-19.
Maple Ridge Backs Regional Call for Emergency Funding for TransLink Maple Ridge Backs Regional Call for Emergency Funding for TransLink
The City of Maple Ridge is standing behind the request from the Mayor’s Council for emergency funding to ensure the region’s transit system can continue to provide transportation for essential workers on the front line of the COVID-19 response.
City Park Ambassadors, Bylaws and Police Will Be Active Over Holiday Weekend City Park Ambassadors, Bylaws and Police Will Be Active Over Holiday Weekend
City Park Ambassadors will be out in the community over the long weekend to ensure social or physical distancing practices are being followed and facility closures are being respected.
Chamber and BIA Collaborate on COVID-19 Service Lists Chamber and BIA Collaborate on COVID-19 Service Lists
On Friday, March 27, Mayor Morden, reached out to the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association (DMRBIA) and Ridge Meadows Chamber of Commerce to encourage both organizations to collaborate on ways to connect citizens with local businesses who are offering essential services during COVID-19.
City of Maple Ridge Issues an Immediate Open Air Burning Ban City of Maple Ridge Issues an Immediate Open Air Burning Ban
Effective immediately, Maple Ridge has enacted, and will be enforcing, an Open Air Burning Ban in support of Metro Vancouver, BC Ministry of Environment, BC Ministry of Health and Climate Change Strategy, BC. This order has been enacted by the City of Maple Ridge’s Emergency Operations Centre as part of the local COVID-19 health emergency response.
City of Maple Ridge Enhanced Enforcement Measures City of Maple Ridge Enhanced Enforcement Measures
Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has invoked extraordinary powers under a State of Provincial Emergency (SOPE) to keep British Columbians safe, maintain essential goods and services, and support the Province’s ongoing response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
City of Maple Ridge Takes Steps to limit the Spread of COVID-19 City of Maple Ridge Takes Steps to limit the Spread of COVID-19
Further to the closures announced earlier this week, effective on Friday, March 20, City Hall, Bylaws and the Operations Centre front counters will be closed to the public. Staff are will still working to ensure City operations run smoothly, we’re just doing business a bit differently. Whenever possible, please use our eServices available at www.mapleridge.ca/eservices
Maple Ridge Recreation and Culture Facilities Close Based on BCCDC Recommendation Maple Ridge Recreation and Culture Facilities Close Based on BCCDC Recommendation
The City’s recreation and culture facilities will close, effective March 17, 2020, until further notice and pending further updates from Provincial and local health authorities. This decision has been made in response to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s directive to limit public gatherings to a maximum of 50 in an effort to minimize the transmission of COVID-19.
Hometown Hero Larry Walker Inducted Into MLB Hall of Fame Hometown Hero Larry Walker Inducted Into MLB Hall of Fame
The City of Maple Ridge would like to congratulate Larry Walker Junior on his induction into the MLB Hall of Fame. Many across the community and the nation watched as Larry Jr. displayed humility and grace as he was interviewed to discuss the magnitude of his achievements as a professional baseball player.
Official Ribbon Cutting for New RapidBus Service in Maple Ridge Official Ribbon Cutting for New RapidBus Service in Maple Ridge
On Wednesday, January 9, TransLink officials and elected leaders from communities along the Lougheed Highway will take the new R3 RapidBus from Coquitlam Central Station to the Haney Place bus loop where they will be greeted by Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden and members of Council. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with live music to celebrate the launch of the RapidBus service.
Maple Ridge Council in favour of 2020 - 2024 Financial Plan Maple Ridge Council in favour of 2020 - 2024 Financial Plan
On Tuesday, December 10, Council unanimously gave first, second and third reading to the 2020 - 2024 Financial Plan Bylaw. This bylaw is the culmination of a detailed department-by-department review of business plans conducted by Mayor and Council on November 5, 18, 19 and 20. Adoption of the bylaw will be considered at the January 14, 2020 Council meeting.
Council Provide Stronger Enforcement Tools for Nuisance Properties Council Provide Stronger Enforcement Tools for Nuisance Properties
On Tuesday, December 10, Council recommended that the Maple Ridge Nuisance Prohibition Bylaw be forwarded to the January 14, 2020 Council meeting for consideration. This bylaw will provide the City’s Bylaw Department and Police with stronger enforcement tools to deal with residents that are causing a nuisance to the community.
Council Selects Preferred Route for Abernethy Way Extension to 240 Street Council Selects Preferred Route for Abernethy Way Extension to 240 Street
On Tuesday, November 26, Maple Ridge Council approved the proposed route for the eastward extension of Abernethy Way from 232 to 240 Street along 124 Avenue to address growth in the City’s northeast sector.
Business Survey Results Confirm Council’s Strategic Priorities Business Survey Results Confirm Council’s Strategic Priorities
On Tuesday, November 26, Maple Ridge Council received the results of a survey conducted as part of the 2019 Town Centre Business Walk. Council members, along with survey partners, the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association, went into the business community to conduct a survey of the business climate in the Town Centre.
Experience GLOW Maple Ridge This Holiday Season Experience GLOW Maple Ridge This Holiday Season
The City is launching Glow Maple Ridge, an annual holiday event that celebrates the season by lighting up the downtown core between December 7, 2019 and January 5, 2020.
City Moves to Close Unlicensed Petting Zoo City Moves to Close Unlicensed Petting Zoo
On Tuesday, December 3, the City of Maple Ridge served the operators of the Meadows Family Farm Petting Zoo with formal notice to close their unlicensed business.
Council Sets 2020 Meeting Schedule Council Sets 2020 Meeting Schedule
On Tuesday, November 26, Council endorsed the 2020 Council Meeting Schedule.
City Passes Safer Streets Bylaw and Updates to Traffic Bylaw City Passes Safer Streets Bylaw and Updates to Traffic Bylaw
On Tuesday, November 12, Council passed the new Safer Streets Bylaw and updated the City’s Highway & Traffic Bylaw as part of a broader Community Social Safety Initiative known as ‘LEAD Maple Ridge’. LEAD derives its name from the acronym of the plan development process ‘Listen, Engage, Assess & Deliver.’ The upcoming public consultation for development of this plan was endorsed by Council on October 29, 2019.
City Purchases Land Adjacent to Future School Site in Northeast Albion for Park Development City Purchases Land Adjacent to Future School Site in Northeast Albion for Park Development
The City of Maple Ridge has purchased a 5.31 acre parcel of land located at 24809 108 Avenue that has been designated for future park use in the Northeast Albion community. The land is adjacent to the site that Premier Horgan recently announced has been purchased by the Province of BC and School District No. 42 for a new school.
Council Endorses Maple Ridge Downtown Development Council Endorses Maple Ridge Downtown Development
On Tuesday, October 29, Council gave third reading to the Comprehensive Development Zone that will see a multi-million dollar revitalization of Maple Ridge’s downtown. This new tailored-made zone, incorporating residential, commercial, office and education space, maps out the master plan for a site that stretches from Plaza Street to 224 Street between Dewdney Trunk Road and Brown Avenue.
Maple Ridge Child Care Action Plan Initiative Launches With Online Survey Maple Ridge Child Care Action Plan Initiative Launches With Online Survey
The City of Maple Ridge is launching a child care needs assessment survey that will assist in the development of an action plan to address the demands of our fast growing community.
Maple Ridge Wins National Cultural Planning Award of Excellence Maple Ridge Wins National Cultural Planning Award of Excellence
The ‘Maple Ridge Culture Plan: Walking Together – Growing Connections through Culture’ has received The Creative City Network of Canada’s ‘Cultural Planning Award of Excellence’.
Join us for Maple Ridge’s Celebrate the Night Festival Join us for Maple Ridge’s Celebrate the Night Festival
Join us for Maple Ridge’s Celebrate the Night Festival on Sunday, October 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in Memorial Peace Park.
Maple Ridge Signs Letter of Intent with Community Land Trust to Advance Affordable Housing Project Maple Ridge Signs Letter of Intent with Community Land Trust to Advance Affordable Housing Project
Council is working together with the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) and the Community Land Trust (CLT) towards the development of an affordable housing project on City owned lands in Maple Ridge.
Council Appoints Al Horsman as New Maple Ridge CAO Council Appoints Al Horsman as New Maple Ridge CAO
Maple Ridge Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Al Horsman as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Maple Ridge.
BC Ale Trail Launches in Maple Ridge BC Ale Trail Launches in Maple Ridge
The Maple Ridge Ale Trail, which is part of the self guided BC Ale Trail, will be launching on Saturday, September 21 at the Haney Farmers Market in Memorial Peace Park, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Work to Commence on New Neighbourhood Park in Port Haney. St. Anne Camp Comes to an End Work to Commence on New Neighbourhood Park in Port Haney. St. Anne Camp Comes to an End
Work on a new neighbourhood park in Port Haney will begin on the land which was the site of the St. Anne encampment since May of 2017. The remaining residents of the camp were provided with priority access to the new Garibaldi Ridge temporary modular housing facility, located on Burnett Street, resulting in the closure of the camp.
Update St. Anne Camp Update St. Anne Camp
On Thursday, August 1, City of Maple Ridge staff removed a temporary structure constructed by Dwayne Martin, one of the original occupiers of the St. Anne Camp.
BC Supreme Court Dismisses Pivot Legal Application BC Supreme Court Dismisses Pivot Legal Application
Consistent with previous direction from the BC Supreme Court, a July 15 judgment of Mr. Justice Grauer has reaffirmed the original Court Order relating to the occupation of the St. Anne lands in Maple Ridge, and confirmed the City’s conduct related to the implementation of these Orders.
Repair & Replacement of Structural Support Columns at MR Leisure Centre Moves Opening to Early 2020 Repair & Replacement of Structural Support Columns at MR Leisure Centre Moves Opening to Early 2020
Through ongoing work on the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Aquatic Upgrade project, significant issues were discovered with a structural support column located in the original part of the facility that was constructed 40 years ago. Upon discovery of the structural issue, the construction contractor notified City staff and an independent structural engineering company was brought in to examine all similar support columns. After doing a detailed assessment, the engineering firm recommended replacing all, or part, of 11 support columns in the facility. City staff moved immediately to undertake the column repairs and replacement. The addition of this work has extended the Leisure Centre Aquatic Upgrade completion timeline to early 2020.
City of Maple Ridge Issues Building Permit for Expansion of Tantalus Labs Cannabis Facility City of Maple Ridge Issues Building Permit for Expansion of Tantalus Labs Cannabis Facility
Having sought legal advice, the City of Maple Ridge will be proceeding with the issuance of a building permit to Tantalus Labs for a 50,000 square foot expansion of their cannabis greenhouse growing facility in east Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Work w/ Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment to Launch Policing Service Review Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Work w/ Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment to Launch Policing Service Review
Both the City of Maple Ridge and the City of Pitt Meadows have seen tremendous growth over the last decade or more resulting in new challenges in the way the Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment delivers services to each community. As a national police force, the RCMP has access to technologies and evidence based best practices developed here in our community, and in communities across the country, to address the scope and context of new challenges that both communities are dealing with on a day-to-day basis.
City of Maple Ridge Completes Two Day Hearing at BC Supreme Court City of Maple Ridge Completes Two Day Hearing at BC Supreme Court
On June 12 and 13 the City of Maple Ridge was back before BC Supreme Court Justice Grauer to address, in part, an application against the City brought through lawyers working with the Pivot Legal Society.
Maple Ridge Introduces 2020 BC Games Board of Directors Maple Ridge Introduces 2020 BC Games Board of Directors
Maple Ridge Council is pleased to welcome the following individuals to the 2020 BC Games Board of Directors
PR Three New Artists in Residence Selected for 2019-2022 PR Three New Artists in Residence Selected for 2019-2022
The Maple Ridge Public Art Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Natali Leduc, Gerry Sheena and Manuel Strain have been selected as the new Artists in Residence. These three artists bring a wide range of perspectives, experiences and skills to the community. They will officially start their residencies this summer
Maple Ridge Plans Enhancements to Online Tools Maple Ridge Plans Enhancements to Online Tools
On Tuesday, April 16, Maple Ridge Council received an update on work in progress to enhance online tools to support the City’s development and permitting processes.
General Manager Public Works & Development Services Announces Retirement General Manager Public Works & Development Services Announces Retirement
Frank Quinn, General Manager Public Works & Development Services, has announced his retirement from the City of Maple Ridge.
City Expands eServices With New Online Daily Inspection Schedule City Expands eServices With New Online Daily Inspection Schedule
The City of Maple Ridge has expanded its online eServices offerings with the Building Department Check Daily Inspection Schedule that provides builders and contractors with greater certainty of when their inspections will be completed.
Update: St. Anne Camp Injunction Enforcement Update: St. Anne Camp Injunction Enforcement
The City of Maple Ridge continues to enforce the BC Supreme Court Injunction granted on February 8, 2019.
Maple Ridge Council Endorses Strategic Plan Maple Ridge Council Endorses Strategic Plan
On Tuesday, March 19, Maple Ridge Council unanimously endorsed its Strategic Plan to guide the City’s work over the next four years.
City of Maple Ridge Issues Statement on BC Housing Announcement City of Maple Ridge Issues Statement on BC Housing Announcement
Our expectation was that City and Provincial staff would work through a process together, gather the facts, overcome obstacles and make recommendations to address the immediate and long term needs in our community.
City Affirms Commitment to Work with the Province on Social Housing Plan City Affirms Commitment to Work with the Province on Social Housing Plan
The City is working in a very deliberate fashion to address the ruling of the BC Supreme Court to identify the specific housing needs of the St. Anne camp occupants. That ruling recognizes the City and Province’s mutual need to work together to place the occupants into housing and ultimately achieve camp closure.
BC Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of February 8, 2019 Court Order BC Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of February 8, 2019 Court Order
On Tuesday, March 12, Mr. Justice Fitch of the Court of Appeal ruled upon the occupants’ application and dismissed it on all grounds for which an appeal had been sought.
Lougheed Transit Corridor Study Launched Lougheed Transit Corridor Study Launched
The upcoming launch of TransLink’s B-Line Rapid Bus Service in Maple Ridge will provide a fast connection for local residents to access the Evergreen Extension in Coquitlam. The City of Maple Ridge's Planning department is launching a study that will examine the future around the Lougheed corridor, as well as give citizen's an opportunity to share their voice on how they would like to shape the surrounding communities.
Maple Ridge Council Unveils Social Housing Plan Maple Ridge Council Unveils Social Housing Plan
On Tuesday, March 12, Maple Ridge Council unveiled their Social Housing Plan in response to a request by the Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing.
Evacuation Order Rescinded at St. Anne Camp Evacuation Order Rescinded at St. Anne Camp
The Fire Evacuation Order at the St. Anne Camp site will come to an end on Monday, March 11 at 12:00 pm.
March 8 Update: St. Anne Camp Evacuation March 8 Update: St. Anne Camp Evacuation
The Maple Ridge Fire Department and Bylaws Department will continue their work to address the fire safety of the St. Anne site under the terms of the Fire Evacuation Order through the upcoming weekend.
Council Passes Resolution to Develop Social Housing Plan Council Passes Resolution to Develop Social Housing Plan
On Tuesday, March 5, Maple Ridge Council unanimously passed a resolution at the Workshop Meeting to address the Province’s request for the City of Maple Ridge’s Social Housing Plan.
Update: St. Anne Camp Evacuation Update: St. Anne Camp Evacuation
The Maple Ridge Fire Department and Bylaws Department continue their work to address the fire safety of the St. Anne site under the terms of the Fire Evacuation Order.
Update: St. Anne Camp Evacuation Update: St. Anne Camp Evacuation
The Maple Ridge Fire Department and Bylaws Department continue their work to address the fire safety of the St. Anne site under the terms of the Fire Evacuation Order.
Update: St Anne Camp Evacuation Update: St Anne Camp Evacuation
The City of Maple Ridge’s Emergency Support Services (ESS) team opened a Reception Centre at 12 noon on Saturday to provide meals and overnight accommodation for the evacuees from the St. Anne Camp; fifteen people registered for support and accommodations on Saturday. The ESS operation will continue until Noon on Tuesday March 5 at which time the operation will transition to the Salvation Army who will provide overnight emergency weather response services moving forward.
Evacuation of St. Anne Camp Site Complete Evacuation of St. Anne Camp Site Complete
City Activates Emergency Support Services to Provide Temporary Shelter  For St Anne Camp Occupants City Activates Emergency Support Services to Provide Temporary Shelter For St Anne Camp Occupants
On Saturday, March 2 the City of Maple Ridge activated the Emergency Support Services (ESS) team to provide a Reception Centre for the people occupying the St. Anne Camp who are being evacuated from the site. The Reception Centre will be located on Lougheed Highway east of 222 Avenue where the Salvation Army has been providing emergency cold weather beds. The ESS team consists of City staff supported by trained volunteers.
Evacuation Order Issued for the St. Anne Camp Site Evacuation Order Issued for the St. Anne Camp Site
Late Friday afternoon, March 1, the City of Maple Ridge was advised that an Evacuation Order was issued for the St. Anne Camp site by the Provincial Fire Commissioner after an application by Maple Ridge Fire Chief Howard Exner.
Update of St Anne Camp Fires Update of St Anne Camp Fires
In light of the 3 fires that have occured in the span of 72 hours at the St. Anne camp site, the City has doubled the security presence around the site for the foreseeable future to address neighbourhood and site safety. The City has also requested additional police attention around the camp to support this increased security.
Third Fire at St. Anne Camp Third Fire at St. Anne Camp
Maple Ridge Fire Department responds to the third fire in a 72 hour period at the St. Anne Camp site.
City of Maple Ridge Wins Open for Business Award City of Maple Ridge Wins Open for Business Award
On February 21 the BC Small Business Roundtable presented the City of Maple Ridge with the ‘Open for Business Award’ in the large community category.
Mayor Morden Meets with Provincial Ministers Mayor Morden Meets with Provincial Ministers
On Monday, February 25, Maple Ridge Mayor, Mike Morden met with a number of BC Provincial Ministers to discuss a broad range of issues around housing affordability, delivery of addiction and mental health services and community safety.
City Returning to BC Supreme Court to Address Fire Risks City Returning to BC Supreme Court to Address Fire Risks
The two fires on Wednesday, February 28, and the evidence that a significant quantity of ignition sources and accelerants have been reintroduced to the site has reinforced a decision by the City of Maple Ridge to return to the BC Supreme Court.
Maple Ridge Wins BC Heritage Award for Haney House Restoration Project Maple Ridge Wins BC Heritage Award for Haney House Restoration Project
The City of Maple Ridge recently received a BC Heritage Award for the restoration of the iconic Haney House on 224 Street.
Maple Ridge CAO Announces Retirement Maple Ridge CAO Announces Retirement
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Mr. Paul Gill formally retired from his role as Chief Administrative Officer.
Injunction Enforcement Update Injunction Enforcement Update
Dealing with the St. Anne Camp continues to be a top priority for the City of Maple Ridge.
BC Supreme Court Order Enforcement Continues at St. Anne Camp BC Supreme Court Order Enforcement Continues at St. Anne Camp
On Friday, February 8 the BC Supreme Court granted the City of Maple Ridge the authority to address the long-standing fire and life-safety issues at the St. Anne site identified by both the Maple Ridge Fire Department and, more recently, the Provincial Fire Commissioner.
Inspection of St. Anne Camp Site Begins Inspection of St. Anne Camp Site Begins
On Friday, February 8 the BC Supreme Court granted the City of Maple Ridge the authority to address the long-standing fire and life-safety issues at the St. Anne site identified by both the Maple Ridge Fire Department and, more recently, the Provincial Fire Commissioner.
Inspection Notices Posted at St. Anne Camp Inspection Notices Posted at St. Anne Camp
On Friday, February 22, occupants of the camp were provided with 24 hour notice that all tents and structures will be inspected for prohibited materials as outlined in the BC Supreme Court order.
Maple Ridge Fire Department Inspects St. Anne Camp Maple Ridge Fire Department Inspects St. Anne Camp
On Friday, February 8 the BC Supreme Court granted the City of Maple Ridge the authority to address the long-standing fire and life-safety issues at the St. Anne site identified by both the Maple Ridge Fire Department and, more recently, the Provincial Fire Commissioner.
Council Moves Forward with Community Safety Plan Council Moves Forward with Community Safety Plan
On Tuesday, February 12 Council approved a process to develop the Community Safety Plan, one of the top priorities for this Council.
BC Supreme Court Grants Injunction to Address Safety Issues at St. Anne Camp BC Supreme Court Grants Injunction to Address Safety Issues at St. Anne Camp
On Friday, February 8 the BC Supreme Court granted an injunction that will allow the City of Maple Ridge to address safety issues in the camp located on 223 Street west of St. Anne Avenue.
Maple Ridge Begins Recruitment of 2020 BC Summer Games Directors Maple Ridge Begins Recruitment of 2020 BC Summer Games Directors
On January 31, the Maple Ridge BC Summer Games Nomination Committee met for the first time to begin recruiting a team of local citizens to serve as the Board of Directors for the upcoming Games that will be held in our community from July 23-26, 2020.
Council Briefed On City Response to December 20 Windstorm Council Briefed On City Response to December 20 Windstorm
On Monday, January 14 Maple Ridge Council received a briefing on the City’s response to the December 20, 2018 windstorm.
BC Supreme Court Injunction Reserves Decision on Injunction Application BC Supreme Court Injunction Reserves Decision on Injunction Application
Over a two-day hearing which concluded on January 15 the City of Maple Ridge appeared before Mr. Justice Grauer of the BC Supreme Court seeking an injunction to address the fire and other life safety hazards at the camp located on 223 Street west of St. Anne Avenue.
City Responds to Windstorm Impacts City Responds to Windstorm Impacts
On Thursday, January 20 City staff responded to multiple calls for service related to the windstorm that blew through the region.
City of Maple Ridge Urges Province to Hasten Introduction of Ride Share Services in BC City of Maple Ridge Urges Province to Hasten Introduction of Ride Share Services in BC
On Tuesday, December 11, Maple Ridge Council unanimously voted to send a letter to the BC Provincial Government urging them to speed up the introduction of ride share services such as Uber and Lyft.
Esri Award of Excellence presented to Maple Ridge Council Esri Award of Excellence presented to Maple Ridge Council
On December 11, 2018, Maple Ridge Council was presented with an Award of Excellence from Esri, a global leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies.
CP Holiday Train Helps Support Friends In Need Food Bank CP Holiday Train Helps Support Friends In Need Food Bank
On Monday, December 17 the CP Holiday Train will be stopping at the Port Haney West Coast Express station at 7:30 pm for its annual visit to our community.
Council Advances Application for a New Campus-Style Business Park in Hammond Council Advances Application for a New Campus-Style Business Park in Hammond
On Tuesday, December 11, Maple Ridge Council unanimously voted to advance a proposal for a campus-style Business Park on lands east of the Golden Ears Bridge to the next stage of the rezoning process.
Nomination Committee Will Recruit Board of Directors for 2020 BC Summer Games Nomination Committee Will Recruit Board of Directors for 2020 BC Summer Games
In July of 2020 the City of Maple Ridge will welcome over 3500 young athletes, their coaches and family members to our community for a four-day celebration spanning 18 different sports. In preparation for the Games, the City of Maple Ridge is forming a Nomination Committee to recruit candidates for a Board of Directors to lead the organization of this major community event.
City Begins Site Preparation for new Albion Community Centre City Begins Site Preparation for new Albion Community Centre
On December 11, 2018 Council voted to move forward with the Albion Community Centre project.
City Returns to BC Supreme Court to Address Camp Safety City Returns to BC Supreme Court to Address Camp Safety
The City of Maple Ridge has filed an application with the BC Supreme Court to seek Court authority to address significant fire safety issues at the camp located at St. Anne Avenue on 223 Street.
Fire Department Investigating Fire at St. Anne Camp Fire Department Investigating Fire at St. Anne Camp
On December 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm, the Maple Ride Fire Department responded to a report of a tent on fire located near the corner of 223 Street and St. Anne Ave.
Council Tours Leisure Centre & Receives Construction Timing Update Council Tours Leisure Centre & Receives Construction Timing Update
On Monday, November 26, Mayor Morden and members of Council were given a tour through the Leisure Centre construction site to get a first hand look at the progress to date and receive a full briefing on the project timing.
Ridge Meadows Recycling Donated Three Zero Waste Stations to City Ridge Meadows Recycling Donated Three Zero Waste Stations to City
The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society (RMRS) has donated three Zero Waste Stations to the City of Maple Ridge.
$50,000 Federal Government Grant Helps Make Leisure Centre More Accessible $50,000 Federal Government Grant Helps Make Leisure Centre More Accessible
The City of Maple Ridge has been granted $50,000 from the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) that supports capital costs of construction and renovations relating to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canada.
Maple Ridge Council Introducing Code of Conduct Maple Ridge Council Introducing Code of Conduct
On Tuesday, November 13, as part of their first formal Council Meeting, Maple Ridge Council will discuss and adopt a code of conduct that will define how they will interact with each other and the public during their term.
Council Schedule & Committee Appointments Part of First Meeting Agenda Council Schedule & Committee Appointments Part of First Meeting Agenda
On Tuesday, November 13 Maple Ridge council will establish the meeting schedule for the next year, Acting Mayor appointments and the Council representation Intergovernmental boards, Advisory Groups, Committees and Community Organizations
Maple Ridge Celebrates the Night with Family Fun and Fireworks on October 28 Maple Ridge Celebrates the Night with Family Fun and Fireworks on October 28
The City of Maple Ridge is bringing back Celebrate the Night for its 3rd year on Sunday, October 28 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Council Approves Development Permit for Phase One of Transformational Downtown Development Council Approves Development Permit for Phase One of Transformational Downtown Development
Council approved the development permit for Phase One of a seven stage development that will see the transformation of the property between Dewdney Trunk Road and Brown Avenue between Plaza Street and 224 Street to a mixed commercial and residential development. Phase One includes development of eight commercial retail spaces fronting on Dewdney Trunk Road and 154 apartment units, including 49 units of market rental housing.
Voter Information Card Mailed to All Maple Ridge Homes and Businesses Voter Information Card Mailed to All Maple Ridge Homes and Businesses
Canada Post is delivering a Voter Information Card to all residential and business addresses in Maple Ridge this week in anticipation of Advance Voting beginning on Saturday, October 6.
Alouette River Ecosystem Partnership Created to Restore Pacific Salmon Runs Alouette River Ecosystem Partnership Created to Restore Pacific Salmon Runs
A new Alouette River Ecosystem Partnership (AREP) has been created to work constructively with BC Hydro and the Provincial government to restore the salmon runs and ecosystem damage created by the damming and alteration of the Alouette River on the traditional lands of the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations over the past century.
Alouette River Ecosystem Partnership Created to Pressure BC Hydro to Restore Ancient Alouette River Alouette River Ecosystem Partnership Created to Pressure BC Hydro to Restore Ancient Alouette River
Representatives from the Katzie First Nation, Kwantlen First Nation, City of Maple Ridge and Alouette River Management Society will be in attendance this Friday morning to announce and sign the Alouette River Ecosystem Partnership.
City of Maple Ridge Donates Retired Firetruck to JIBC’s Maple Ridge Campus City of Maple Ridge Donates Retired Firetruck to JIBC’s Maple Ridge Campus
Maple Ridge council has approved the donation of a retired fire truck from the Maple Ridge Fire Department to the Justice Institute of BC’s (JIBC) Maple Ridge campus.
Contract Award for New Synthetic Turf Fields Contract Award for New Synthetic Turf Fields
On Tuesday, September 25 Council awarded the contract for synthetic turf for two new sports fields currently under construction at Telosky Stadium, located adjacent to Thomas Haney Secondary School.
Maple Ridge Fire Department Serves Fire Order Regarding Tent Encampment Maple Ridge Fire Department Serves Fire Order Regarding Tent Encampment
On Monday, September 24, the Maple Ridge Fire Chief, in his capacity as a local assistant to the Office of the BC Fire Commissioner, issued a Provincial Fire Order to the City of Maple Ridge and Province of British Columbia relating to fire and life safety issues at the tent encampment located upon City-owned and Provincially-owned lands at 223 Street at St. Anne Avenue.
Albion Community Centre Design Completed Albion Community Centre Design Completed
Maple Ridge Council was provided an overview of the design elements for the new Albion Community Centre that will be co-located with the c??sq?nel? Elementary School currently under construction on 104 Avenue, east of 240 Street.
Question Set For Non-Binding Plebiscite on Garbage & Green Waste Question Set For Non-Binding Plebiscite on Garbage & Green Waste
Citizens across BC will be selecting their new Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees as part of the upcoming General Local Election. Here in Maple Ridge, electors will receive a second ballot for a non-binding plebiscite on curbside garbage and green waste pickup.
Maple Ridge Moves Forward with Zoning Process to Allow Cannabis Retail Maple Ridge Moves Forward with Zoning Process to Allow Cannabis Retail
Council has given second reading to bylaw amendments that will allow the location of Cannabis retail locations in Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge Recruiting Permanent Board Members  For Pitt Meadows Airport Society Maple Ridge Recruiting Permanent Board Members For Pitt Meadows Airport Society
With the appointment of Guy Miller as the Airport Manager, and at the request of the temporary board, Maple Ridge Council is moving forward with recruiting its appointees to the board, as laid out by the Airport Society’s Bylaws.
Council Approves Motion to Ban Train Whistles in Maple Ridge Council Approves Motion to Ban Train Whistles in Maple Ridge
On Tuesday, September 18, Council passed a motion to prohibit the use of train whistles at the eight crossings located in Maple Ridge, the next step in a formal process that began in 2017.
City Provides Emergency Services for Camp Residents Displaced By Extreme Weather Event City Provides Emergency Services for Camp Residents Displaced By Extreme Weather Event
On Friday, September 14, Maple Ridge was hit with an extreme weather event .
DMRBIA and City Partner on Pop-Up Park DMRBIA and City Partner on Pop-Up Park
On Friday, September 21, four parking spots on the east side of 224 Street north of McIntosh Avenue will be converted into a ‘Pop-Up Park’ from Noon until 6:00 pm to celebrate ‘International Parking Day’.
Fire Ban Lifted in Maple Ridge Fire Ban Lifted in Maple Ridge
The fire ban on outdoor burning within the permitted areas of Maple Ridge was lifted as of 4:00 pm, September 11, 2018.
2019 B-Line Rapid Bus Service Prompts Lougheed Corridor Land Use Study 2019 B-Line Rapid Bus Service Prompts Lougheed Corridor Land Use Study
In the fall of 2019 the B-Line rapid bus service will begin between Maple Ridge Town Centre connecting with the Millennium Line in Coquitlam.
Brandon Gabriel’s ‘Where the Golden Eagles Are’ Back Alley Mural Unveiled Brandon Gabriel’s ‘Where the Golden Eagles Are’ Back Alley Mural Unveiled
On Friday, August 24 the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association (DMRBIA) hosted the unveiling ceremony for the latest in their ‘Back Alley Mural Program’ projects. The newest mural titled ‘Where the Golden Eagles Are’ was painted by renowned Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel.
City of Maple Ridge Recognizes Maple Ridge Medalists at 2018 BC Summer Games City of Maple Ridge Recognizes Maple Ridge Medalists at 2018 BC Summer Games
On July 19, 2018 the BC Summer Games began in the Cowichan Valley where local communities were incredible hosts to thousands of athletes from around British Columbia.
New Community Festival Grants Awarded By Council New Community Festival Grants Awarded By Council
In the second intake of festival grant funding, the following three organizations received support: Maple Ridge Christmas Festival Society, Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Recycling Society (Earth Day) and the Christmas Haven group.
Get Involved in Creating the New Mosaic Public Artwork for the Leisure Centre Get Involved in Creating the New Mosaic Public Artwork for the Leisure Centre
The City of Maple Ridge and the Maple Ridge Public Art Steering Committee are pleased to announce that artists Rebecca Bayer and David Gregory have been selected for the Leisure Centre public art project.
New Look and Feel for City of Maple Ridge Website New Look and Feel for City of Maple Ridge Website
On Monday, July 16 the City of Maple Ridge unveiled a new look on their website, mapleridge.ca, which receives over half a million unique page visits a year.
Telosky and Thomas Haney Synthetic Fields Project Contract Awarded Telosky and Thomas Haney Synthetic Fields Project Contract Awarded
Council has approved the contract for upgrades to Telosky Stadium and Thomas Haney Secondary sports fields.
Non-binding Plebiscite on Garbage Collection Set For Fall Local Election [PDF] Non-binding Plebiscite on Garbage Collection Set For Fall Local Election [PDF]
Blaney Hamlet Neighbourhood Park Construction Starts Blaney Hamlet Neighbourhood Park Construction Starts
Street Banner Design Contest Call for Entries Deadline June 18 [PDF] Street Banner Design Contest Call for Entries Deadline June 18 [PDF]
Update Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet Update Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet
Maple Ridge Wins National Award for Citys Open Government Portal Maple Ridge Wins National Award for Citys Open Government Portal
May 28, 2018 Update: Fraser River Freshet May 28, 2018 Update: Fraser River Freshet
On Monday, May 28 the BC River Forecast Centre updated their Flood Advisory for the Lower Fraser and they are reporting that the peak level for the 2018 Freshet has passed and the Fraser River levels will drop slowly over the next week to ten days.
Council Approves 232 Street Road Upgrade Project Into Silver Valley Neighbourhood Council Approves 232 Street Road Upgrade Project Into Silver Valley Neighbourhood
Construction will commence mid-June to upgrade 232 Street from 132 to 136 Avenue.
Volunteer Session: Put Your Talents and Skills to Work Building Maple Ridge Volunteer Session: Put Your Talents and Skills to Work Building Maple Ridge
Volunteering a few hours of your time can reap tremendous benefits including new friendships, school credits, job experience and even improved health, according to research.
May 23, 2018 Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet May 23, 2018 Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet
The BC River Forecast Centre’s Flood Advisory for the Lower Fraser is still in effect.
Maple Ridge Denies First Reading for Burnett Street Housing Project Maple Ridge Denies First Reading for Burnett Street Housing Project
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Maple Ridge Council had their first opportunity to review an application from BC Housing for a shelter and supportive housing project located on Burnett Street on the eastern edge of downtown.
Community Invited to Karina LeBlanc Synthetic Field Opening & Public Art Unveiling Community Invited to Karina LeBlanc Synthetic Field Opening & Public Art Unveiling
On May 26, 2018 the City of Maple Ridge will hold the official field opening and Public Art unveiling for Karina LeBlanc Field at Merkley Park. The event is open to the public and will run from 1:00 to 2:00 pm beside the new field at 22008 124 Avenue.
May 21, 2018 Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet May 21, 2018 Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet
The BC River Forecast Centre’s Flood Advisory for the Lower Fraser is still in effect.
May 19, 2018 Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet May 19, 2018 Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet
The BC River Forecast Centre will be issuing a Flood Watch for areas not protected by dykes in the Lower Fraser River.
May 18, 2018 Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet May 18, 2018 Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet
High Stream Flow Advisory for the Fraser River issued by the BC River Forecast Centre remains in effect.
May 17, 2018 Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet May 17, 2018 Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet
High Stream Flow Advisory for the Fraser River issued by the BC River Forecast Centre remains in effect.
Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet Update: Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet
The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Stream Flow Advisory for the Fraser River. As a precaution, the City of Maple Ridge has activated the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to Level 1 and is closely monitoring conditions along the river and conducting daily dyke inspections.
Maple Ridge Spray Parks Opening Early Maple Ridge Spray Parks Opening Early
In response to requests from the public the City of Maple Ridge is opening spray parks throughout the community.
9.4 Kilometres of Maple Ridge’s Road Network Scheduled for Repaving in 2018 9.4 Kilometres of Maple Ridge’s Road Network Scheduled for Repaving in 2018
Council has approved the 2018 Pavement Rehabilitation Program consisting of 14 projects that have been identified as the highest priority for repaving.
Nominations Are Open for the 15th Annual Accessibility & Inclusion Awards Nominations Are Open for the 15th Annual Accessibility & Inclusion Awards
On May 28, 2018, the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Inclusiveness (MACAI) will be recognizing leaders who are ‘difference makers’ within our community supporting individuals with varying abilities inclusive of physical, emotional, cultural and financial circumstances.
Council Awards Contract for New Synthetic Field and New Carpet for Existing Field Council Awards Contract for New Synthetic Field and New Carpet for Existing Field
Contracts have been awarded for the construction of a new synthetic turf field at Arthur Peake Centre (23125 116 Avenue) and a replacement of the existing synthetic turf field surface at Samuel Robertson Secondary (10445 245 Street).
TransLink Seeks Community Input on Fall 2019 B-Line Rapid Bus Service TransLink Seeks Community Input on Fall 2019 B-Line Rapid Bus Service
TransLink has launched a community consultation of the new B-Line Rapid Bus Service that will launch in the fall of 2019.
Maple Ridge Doubling Advance Polling for October Local Election Maple Ridge Doubling Advance Polling for October Local Election
On Saturday, October 20, 2018 citizens around BC will elect their Mayor, Council and School Trustees.
Celebrating Volunteerism in Maple Ridge Celebrating Volunteerism in Maple Ridge
The City of Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services, Valley Fair Mall and the Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears have joined together to host a pancake breakfast to celebrate National Volunteer Week.
Customer Appreciation Announced as Pool Retrofit Begins Customer Appreciation Announced as Pool Retrofit Begins
On Monday, March 26 the aquatics facility will be closed for an estimated 13 month retrofit intended to modernize and upgrade the aquatic area, change rooms, lobby and mechanical and filtration systems.
Province of BC Purchases Properties for Temporary Modular Housing Province of BC Purchases Properties for Temporary Modular Housing
On Monday, March 5, 2018 the Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced that the BC Government has purchased three properties, 22534, 22548 and 22556 Royal Crescent, for the construction of 55 temporary modular housing units in Maple Ridge.
Leisure Centre Retrofit Construction Project Begins in April 2018 Leisure Centre Retrofit Construction Project Begins in April 2018
Council has approved the award of contract for the Leisure Centre retrofit project. The work will begin in April and is projected to last 13 months. The exact closure date will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Registration Opens for ‘Innovation in Emerging Cities’ Forum on April 4, 2018 Registration Opens for ‘Innovation in Emerging Cities’ Forum on April 4, 2018
As the Canadian economy continues its transformation from resource based; to knowledge-based; cities have become increasingly important centres for job and wealth creation.
Borrowing Bylaws Receive Elector Approval Borrowing Bylaws Receive Elector Approval
On Monday, February 19, at 4:00 pm, the Alternative Approval Process (AAP) deadline passed.
Maple Ridge Council Supports Community Festivals  With Over $75,000 in Grants Maple Ridge Council Supports Community Festivals With Over $75,000 in Grants
On February 13, Maple Ridge Council allocated $76,620 in grants to support 14 civic events and community festivals that will run from May 1 through to October 31, 2018.
Memorial Peace Park Electrical Upgrades Support Improved Access for Festivals & Events and Programs Memorial Peace Park Electrical Upgrades Support Improved Access for Festivals & Events and Programs
On Tuesday, February 13, Maple Ridge Council approved upgrades to the electrical and lighting systems in Memorial Peace Park to provide festival organizers with expanded capacity for their event planning and delivery.
City of Maple Ridge Receives Financial Award for 27th Straight Year City of Maple Ridge Receives Financial Award for 27th Straight Year
On Tuesday, February 13, Patrice Impey, Chief Financial Officer for the City of Vancouver and Canadian Committee Member for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), presented the City of Maple Ridge with the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR).
Maple Ridge Enacts New Home Based Business Guidelines to Promote Local Employment Maple Ridge Enacts New Home Based Business Guidelines to Promote Local Employment
On Tuesday, January 30, Maple Ridge Council passed new regulations to provide greater access for local entrepreneurs to create and operate home based businesses throughout Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge Council Renews Operating Agreements with Arts Council and Haney Farmers Market Society Maple Ridge Council Renews Operating Agreements with Arts Council and Haney Farmers Market Society
On Tuesday, January 30, Maple Ridge Council renewed the operating agreements for the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council Society for The ACT Arts Centre and the Haney Farmers Market Society who operate the Haney Farmers Market.
Average Home Values Up by 15% in Maple Ridge Average Home Values Up by 15% in Maple Ridge
Property owners in Maple Ridge and across BC have received their annual property valuation notices from BC Assessment.
Jim Robson Way Street Dedication to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Minor Hockey Jim Robson Way Street Dedication to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Minor Hockey
On Saturday, January 27, the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) will mark its 50th Anniversary with a daylong celebration to honour the legacy of volunteerism, youth mentorship and hockey excellence of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
A Christmas Secret We Can Finally Reveal A Christmas Secret We Can Finally Reveal
Earlier this year a City staff carpenter, Mark Christiansen, was completing renovation work on a City owned property.
Next Steps for Foundry Ridge Meadows (Maple Ridge Youth Wellness Centre) Next Steps for Foundry Ridge Meadows (Maple Ridge Youth Wellness Centre)
On Tuesday, December 5 Maple Ridge Council reviewed a concept plan for a possible addition to the Greg Moore Youth Centre to create a permanent home for the newly announced Foundry Ridge Meadows, a partnership between Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services and Foundry.
City of Maple Ridge to Name Street in Honour of Home Town Hero Jim Robson City of Maple Ridge to Name Street in Honour of Home Town Hero Jim Robson
On Tuesday, December 5 Maple Ridge Council will begin the formal process to rename the section of 105 Avenue from Lougheed Highway to the traffic circle at Tamarack Lane to ‘Jim Robson Way.’
Court Approves Consent Order to Address Life Safety Issues at St. Anne Camp Court Approves Consent Order to Address Life Safety Issues at St. Anne Camp
On Monday, November 27 the City of Maple Ridge and lawyers representing the occupants of the St. Anne Camp appeared before the BC Supreme Court with an agreement to address the life safety issues at the site, along with a request to make the agreement legally binding.
City of Maple Ridge Reaches Agreement to Address Safety Issues at St. Anne Camp City of Maple Ridge Reaches Agreement to Address Safety Issues at St. Anne Camp
The City of Maple Ridge has reached an agreement with the lawyers representing the occupants of the St. Anne Camp to address the life safety issues at the site.
TransLink Provides Council with Update on B-Line Development and Area Transport Plan TransLink Provides Council with Update on B-Line Development and Area Transport Plan
On Tuesday, November 22, Sarah Ross, Director of System Planning, Transportation Planning & Policy provided Council with an update on the work that is underway to deliver the new B-Line service from downtown Maple Ridge to the Coquitlam Evergreen Line.
Maple Ridge Named NAIOP ‘Most Business Friendly Municipality’ For Third Year Maple Ridge Named NAIOP ‘Most Business Friendly Municipality’ For Third Year
On Thursday, November 23, 2017 the Metro Vancouver Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) will present Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read with a NAIOP Award for Municipal Excellence recognizing Maple Ridge as the ‘Most Business Friendly Municipality’ in the region for the third consecutive year.
City Launches Community Consultation on Preserving Hammond Heritage Character City Launches Community Consultation on Preserving Hammond Heritage Character
Starting in early 2018, the City will seek public feedback on the best ways to preserve the heritage character of Hammond.
City Moves Forward With Injunction Against St. Anne Encampment City Moves Forward With Injunction Against St. Anne Encampment
Maple Ridge Council unanimously decided to resume injunction proceedings to clear the St. Anne encampment.
Fern Crescent Road Project Update Fern Crescent Road Project Update
The City of Maple Ridge will be seeking community and neighbourhood input as it looks to improve the safety of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians for the section of Fern Crescent from the Eagles Hall, just east of Balsam Street, through to the intersection of 236 Street.
Maple Ridge Launches New Open Government Portal Maple Ridge Launches New Open Government Portal
On Tuesday, October 17 the City of Maple Ridge launched a new Open Government Portal with a live stream demonstration in Council Chambers attended by Mayor and Council.
City of Maple Ridge Fire Department Seeks Safety Improvements by BC Housing City of Maple Ridge Fire Department Seeks Safety Improvements by BC Housing
The City of Maple Ridge Fire Department has noted that there are a number of safety issues relating to activity at the St. Anne camp.
Council Approves Sunday Openings for Maple Ridge Public Library in 2018 Council Approves Sunday Openings for Maple Ridge Public Library in 2018
Council has decided to have the Maple Ridge Public Library open on Sundays through the summer, starting in 2018.
Maple Ridge Will ‘Light Up Purple’ For World Mental Health Day Maple Ridge Will ‘Light Up Purple’ For World Mental Health Day
Starting on Tuesday, October 10, and for the next seven days, the outdoor lighting around City Hall will be purple to honour the legacy of Amanda Todd and acknowledge World Mental Health Day.
Public to Have Its Say on Whether the City Should Offer Road Side Waste Pickup Public to Have Its Say on Whether the City Should Offer Road Side Waste Pickup
Whether the city should offer road side waste pickup (garbage and organics) has been a topic of discussion in the community for quite some time.
Council Moves Forward with Outdoor Pool Project Council Moves Forward with Outdoor Pool Project
On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Council moved forward with the development of an outdoor pool, located east of Thomas Haney Secondary co-located with the City’s existing lawn bowling and tennis facilities.
Council Reviewing Proposed Outdoor Pool Project at Tuesday Council Workshop Meeting Council Reviewing Proposed Outdoor Pool Project at Tuesday Council Workshop Meeting
On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Maple Ridge Council will review a report that outlines the options for the delivery of an outdoor pool. Based on the information, Council will decide if and how the project will proceed.
Maple Ridge Prepares Request for Proposal for Curbside Solid Waste Program Maple Ridge Prepares Request for Proposal for Curbside Solid Waste Program
On Tuesday, September 20, 2017 David Pollock, Municipal Engineer, provided Council with an update on a Request For Proposals (RFP) for an integrated solid waste program.
Council Briefed on Outdoor Pool Consultation Council Briefed on Outdoor Pool Consultation
On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Council received a briefing by Paul Fast from HCMA Architecture and Design on the community consultation that is underway to explore the development of a new 10 lane 25-metre competition pool facility located east of Thomas Haney Secondary west of 232 Street adjacent to the Maple Ridge lawn Bowling and tennis facilities.
Maple Ridge Begins Public Consultation on Secondary Suites Maple Ridge Begins Public Consultation on Secondary Suites
On Tuesday, September 19, Maple Ridge Council directed staff to begin a consultation program to determine the community’s views on expanding the availability of secondary suites in Maple Ridge in order to increase rental housing stock for the community.
Maple Ridge Fire Department Lifts Fire Ban Maple Ridge Fire Department Lifts Fire Ban
The total ban on outdoor burning within the City of Maple Ridge has been lifted as of noon, September 19, 2017.
Speed Limit Raised to 60 KPH on New Four Lane Section of 128 Avenue Speed Limit Raised to 60 KPH on New Four Lane Section of 128 Avenue
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Operations staff at the City of Maple Ridge installed new speed signs along the newly widened section of 128 Avenue between 210 Street east towards the intersection at 224 Street raising the speed limit from 50 kilometres per hour (KPH) to 60 KPH.
Maple Ridge CAO Ted Swabey Resigns Maple Ridge CAO Ted Swabey Resigns
Maple Ridge Chief Administrative Officer Ted Swabey announced his resignation from the position of CAO at the City of Maple Ridge effective September 8, 2017. He will be joining the Municipality of North Cowichan as City Manager.
Provincial Resources Directed to Assist Citizens Facing Evictions Provincial Resources Directed to Assist Citizens Facing Evictions
On Thursday, August 3, Mayor Read hosted a meeting with the owner of one of the buildings where renovations are displacing citizens from their rental accommodations.
City of Maple Ridge Moves Forward With Outdoor Pool Concept City of Maple Ridge Moves Forward With Outdoor Pool Concept
On Tuesday, August 1, Council voted to proceed with an outdoor pool project located at 232 Street east of Thomas Haney High School co-located with the existing lawn bowling and tennis facilities.
Council Approves Community Consultation on Indoor Pool Council Approves Community Consultation on Indoor Pool
On Tuesday, August 1, Council directed staff to develop a consultation program to engage the community around the development of an indoor pool facility.
Albion Community Centre Design Contract Awarded Albion Community Centre Design Contract Awarded
On Tuesday, July 25 Council moved the Albion Community Centre project to the next step with the award of the contract for architectural design services to Craven Huston Power Architects.
Council Moves Leisure Centre Upgrade Project Forward Council Moves Leisure Centre Upgrade Project Forward
On Tuesday, July 25, Council approved the recommendations for staff to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the construction of the Leisure Centre Pool Systems Upgrade.
Council Moves Synthetic Fields to Design Stage Council Moves Synthetic Fields to Design Stage
On Tuesday, July 25 Council awarded a contract to R.F. Binnie & Associates to undertake design work for two new synthetic fields.
Construction Contracts Awarded for Karina LeBlanc All Weather Field Construction Contracts Awarded for Karina LeBlanc All Weather Field
On Tuesday, July 25, Maple Ridge Council awarded the contracts for the installation of the new Karina LeBlanc Field at Merkley Park.
Staff & Volunteers Gain Valuable Knowledge Assisting With Wildfire Response Staff & Volunteers Gain Valuable Knowledge Assisting With Wildfire Response
Three City of Maple Ridge staff members who are part of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) team and a number of Emergency Support Service (ESS) volunteers were able to get frontline experience assisting other communities as part of the ongoing BC Wildfire response.
Parks, Recreation and Culture Infrastructure Enhancements Parks, Recreation and Culture Infrastructure Enhancements
City of Maple Ridge Rallying to Support Those Impacted by BC Wildfires City of Maple Ridge Rallying to Support Those Impacted by BC Wildfires
Wildfires in the province over the last week have had a significant impact on families in British Columbia.
Maple Ridge Fire Department Enacts Fire Ban Maple Ridge Fire Department Enacts Fire Ban
With the dry and warm weather we are experiencing, the weather forecast into the next two weeks and the Forest Fire Weather index moving towards Extreme Forest Fire Danger Rating, effective immediately the Maple Ridge Fire Department is invoking a fire ban in all areas of Maple Ridge.
June 28 Update: City of Maple Ridge Injunction Application June 28 Update: City of Maple Ridge Injunction Application
The City of Maple Ridge was scheduled to be back in BC Supreme Court for a two-day hearing on June 28 and 29.
City of Maple Ridge Unveils New Street Banners City of Maple Ridge Unveils New Street Banners
The installation of six new street banner designs started on Monday, June 26 and the full installation throughout the community is expected by Thursday, June 29, just in time for the weekend Canada Day celebration at Memorial Peace Park.
June 21 Update: City of Maple Ridge Injunction Application June 21 Update: City of Maple Ridge Injunction Application
On June 20, the City of Maple Ridge asked the BC Supreme Court for an adjournment of the hearing of the City’s injunction application to consider the large volume of evidence which had been filed on behalf of those occupying the St. Anne protest camp, and to ensure that sufficient court time is available to hear the City’s application in its entirety.
Maple Ridge Council Meets With Newly Elected MLAs Maple Ridge Council Meets With Newly Elected MLAs
On Tuesday, June 13, Maple Ridge Council met with newly elected MLAs Bob D’Eith and Lisa Beare as part of a Closed meeting.
Tourism Forum Brings Regional Experts Together With Local Stakeholders Tourism Forum Brings Regional Experts Together With Local Stakeholders
The City of Maple Ridge is hosting two Tourism Fora to bring regional experts on tourism to the community to share their experiences with local stakeholders and community members.
June 5 Update: City of Maple Ridge Injunction Application June 5 Update: City of Maple Ridge Injunction Application
On Monday, June 5 the City of Maple Ridge appeared before the BC Supreme Court in Vancouver seeking an injunction to end the illegal occupation of the St. Anne property that commenced on May 2, 2017.
Fraser River Update Fraser River Update
The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the Fraser River. The advisory includes areas of the main stem river from the Fraser Canyon downstream to the ocean.
City of Maple Ridge Files Lawsuit Seeking Injunction to End Occupation of St. Anne Property City of Maple Ridge Files Lawsuit Seeking Injunction to End Occupation of St. Anne Property
On Tuesday, May 30, the City initiated legal proceedings in British Columbia Supreme Court, seeking injunctions intended to end the unauthorized occupation of the St. Anne property.
Culture Walk: Exploring Our Nature Culture Walk: Exploring Our Nature
Maple Ridge’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary will start this week with “Culture Walk: Exploring our Nature” on Sunday, June 4 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Celebrate Tourism Week by Being a Tourist in Your Own City Celebrate Tourism Week by Being a Tourist in Your Own City
Maple Ridge is joining communities, cities and regions around British Columbia to recognize National Tourism Week - May 28 to June 3, 2017.
Jennifer Hyland Selected as Officer in Charge of Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment Jennifer Hyland Selected as Officer in Charge of Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment
The City of Maple Ridge and the City of Pitt Meadows are pleased to announce Inspector Jennifer Hyland has been selected as the new Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Ridge Meadows Detachment of the RCMP.
MACAI Seeking Nominations for Accessibility Awards MACAI Seeking Nominations for Accessibility Awards
MACAI is seeking nominations for local businesses, organizations and members of the general public who are ‘difference makers’ by supporting individuals with varying abilities, inclusive of physical, emotional, social and financial challenges and needs.
May 11 Update: St. Anne’s Protest Camp May 11 Update: St. Anne’s Protest Camp
On Friday, May 5, City staff provided legal notice to the campers onsite that they need to vacate the site as it falls under the City’s Parks Regulations Bylaw.
Cultural Plan Survey Launch Cultural Plan Survey Launch
We need the community’s help to shape the direction and priorities for the future to build a vibrant community for everyone who lives, works and plays in Maple Ridge.
St. Anne’s Protest Camp Update St. Anne’s Protest Camp Update
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 a group identifying themselves as the ‘Alliance Against Displacement’ entered a fenced off area in the Haney neighbourhood.
City Monitoring Camp Formation City Monitoring Camp Formation
On the morning of Tuesday, May 2, 2017 a group set up a camp on a property located on the west side of St. Anne’s Street south of 117 Avenue.
MC Freight Delivers New Business to Maple Ridge MC Freight Delivers New Business to Maple Ridge
For Graham McCargar, owner of MC Freight, managing logistics and tight delivery schedules is all in a day’s work.
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Aquatics Area Upgrades Move Forward Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Aquatics Area Upgrades Move Forward
At the February 28, 2017 Council meeting Council endorsed a project that will see the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre undergo a retrofit.
Help Shape the Future Help Shape the Future
The City of Maple Ridge is currently involved in an extensive consultation around the future development of parks, recreation and cultural facilities to meet the needs of our growing community.
Random Survey Letters Mailed to 3,000 Homes as the Community Facilities Consultation Continues Random Survey Letters Mailed to 3,000 Homes as the Community Facilities Consultation Continues
The City of Maple Ridge is in the very early stages of the ‘Community Facilities Conversation,’ to gather public feedback from citizens on projects that were identified in the 2010 Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan developed with significant community input and endorsed by the Council of the day.
New Cultural Plan Community Forum - Date has been changed to February 21, 2017 New Cultural Plan Community Forum - Date has been changed to February 21, 2017
What is the state of culture in Maple Ridge and what is the vision for the future? Culture defines who we are as a people; keeping alive our past, reflecting our values, articulating our dreams and fostering pride in who we are.
Brand Review Recommendations Endorsed by Council Brand Review Recommendations Endorsed by Council
Maple Ridge Council has made employment growth one of their key priorities. Recognizing that Maple Ridge is in a very competitive landscape, Council directed staff to undertake a review of the perception of the Maple Ridge ‘brand’.
Council Urges Citizens to Participate in Community Facilities Conversation Council Urges Citizens to Participate in Community Facilities Conversation
The City of Maple Ridge is in the very early stages of a community consultation to gather citizen’s feedback on proposed Parks, Recreation & Culture facilities projects to meet the needs of our growing community. The facility concepts that are before the public have been taken from the 2010 Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan.
Hospital Parking Hospital Parking
On January 19, 2017, Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read met with Mr. Geoff Roberts, Director of Parking for Fraser Health, to outline concerns that have been expressed by citizens about paid parking at the Maple Ridge Hospital.
New Governance Structure Established for Pitt Meadows Regional Airport New Governance Structure Established for Pitt Meadows Regional Airport
The City of Maple Ridge and the City of Pitt Meadows are pleased to announce that work has been completed on an update of the constitution and bylaws for the Pitt Meadows Airport Society which oversees the operation and strategic planning for the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Cultural Grants Workshop and Civic Facility Dialogue on January 25 at 6:30 pm Cultural Grants Workshop and Civic Facility Dialogue on January 25 at 6:30 pm
Learn more about the City of Maple Ridge’s cultural grants programs and the proposed new cultural facility and other civic facilities.
Community Facilities Consultation Launches Community Survey Community Facilities Consultation Launches Community Survey
At the beginning of December 2016 the ‘Community Facilities Conversation’ was launched with the establishment of a webpage and the deployment of displays at the Maple Ridge Public Library, the west entrance of City Hall, Planet Ice and the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre.
2017 Property Assessments Released 2017 Property Assessments Released
Over the next week, BC property owners will be receiving their 2017 Property Assessment Notices. The 2017 assessment is based on the value of the property as at July 1, 2016.
City of Maple Ridge Mourns the Passing of Tom Cameron City of Maple Ridge Mourns the Passing of Tom Cameron
On December 17, 2016 past Citizen of the Year recipient Tom Cameron passed away after a long battle with cancer. Tom was recently honoured by Maple Ridge Council for his contributions to the City of Maple Ridge.
City of Maple Ridge Prepared for Forecasted Snowfall City of Maple Ridge Prepared for Forecasted Snowfall
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver. Snow is expected to start in the early hours of Friday morning and possibly continue through to Monday morning.
Fraser Health Offers Naloxone Training in Maple Ridge Fraser Health Offers Naloxone Training in Maple Ridge
On Wednesday, December 7 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm Fraser Health, in partnership with the Strong Kids Team and Alouette Addictions, will be hosting a free overdose prevention, recognition and response training session at the Greg Moore Youth Centre in Maple Ridge.
New Transit & Transportation Plan Brings Enhanced Transit Service to Maple Ridge New Transit & Transportation Plan Brings Enhanced Transit Service to Maple Ridge
On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 TransLink’s Board and the Mayor’s Council approved Phase One of the Transportation Plan for Metro Vancouver. For Maple Ridge this represents a 63 % increase in bus service hours.
City of Maple Ridge Launches Community Facilities Conversation City of Maple Ridge Launches Community Facilities Conversation
On November 1, 2016 the City of Maple Ridge launched our newly formed ‘Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture’ Department! The new name reflects our abundant natural spaces, the many opportunities for active and social engagement and how all of these amenities make Maple Ridge a vibrant and healthy community.
Maple Ridge Receives Two NAIOP Awards for Municipal Excellence for Second Year Maple Ridge Receives Two NAIOP Awards for Municipal Excellence for Second Year
On Thursday, November 24, 2016 the Metro Vancouver Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) presented Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read with two NAIOP Awards for Municipal Excellence recognizing Maple Ridge as the ‘Most Improved’ and ‘Most Business Friendly Municipality’ in the region.
Maple Ridge Unveils New Land Development Application Viewer Search Tool Maple Ridge Unveils New Land Development Application Viewer Search Tool
On Tuesday, November 15 Maple Ridge Council was given a demonstration of a new online tool, the Land Development Application Viewer, developed by the City’s Information Technology (IT) and Planning departments.
Community Consultation and Planning for Fire Hall No. 4 in Albion Neighbourhood Begins Community Consultation and Planning for Fire Hall No. 4 in Albion Neighbourhood Begins
On Monday, November 7, 2016 Maple Ridge Council received a report recommending that the preliminary work around the development of Fire Hall No. 4 and a co-located neighbourhood park move forward.
Fire Underwriters Survey Upgrade City of Maple Ridge Fire Underwriters Survey Upgrade City of Maple Ridge
A recent grading review by the Fire Underwriters Survey has seen Maple Ridge receive upgrades in the ‘Public Fire Protection Classification’ (PFPC) and ‘Dwelling Protection Grades’ (DPG).
Advance Warning of Road Closures during Memorial Service for Lt. Dennis TeBoekhorst Advance Warning of Road Closures during Memorial Service for Lt. Dennis TeBoekhorst
On Wednesday, November 9 the City of Maple Ridge and the Maple Ridge Fire Department will honour the life of Lt. Dennis TeBoekhorst with a parade and honour guard.
Maple Ridge Christmas Card Design Contest Maple Ridge Christmas Card Design Contest
The City would like to celebrate the beauty of Maple Ridge and the joy of the holiday season with images from our young citizens. We are pleased to announce the first ever ‘Maple Ridge Christmas Card Design Contest’ which is open to Maple Ridge students from Grades 1 to 7.
Maple Ridge Strong Kids Team Push for Access to Naloxone Maple Ridge Strong Kids Team Push for Access to Naloxone
In response to the fentanyl crisis in BC the Strong Kids Team hosted a ‘Fentanyl Forum’ where an estimated 500 community members acquired information about the dangers of fentanyl, how to respond to an overdose and how to access Naloxone.
November 1 Marks New Era in Recreation Service Delivery November 1 Marks New Era in Recreation Service Delivery
On October 31, 2016 the Joint Parks & Leisure Services Agreement with the City of Pitt Meadows will officially conclude and beginning November 1 Maple Ridge will be served by the ‘Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture’ Department.
Mayor Read Thanks MP Dan Ruimy for Ottawa Meetings Mayor Read Thanks MP Dan Ruimy for Ottawa Meetings
On Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Mayor Nicole Read led a small delegation to Ottawa to meet with Cabinet Ministers and key staff from a number of Government Ministries to present a request for financial support and leadership to advance a proposed Civic and Cultural Facility in downtown Maple Ridge.
Community Consultation Will Shape Future of Recreation Facilities in Maple Ridge Community Consultation Will Shape Future of Recreation Facilities in Maple Ridge
On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Maple Ridge Council endorsed a comprehensive community consultation program whereby citizens will have an opportunity to review and provide feedback on a suite of new facility concepts.
Maple Ridge Youth Strategy Acknowledges “It Takes a Village” Maple Ridge Youth Strategy Acknowledges “It Takes a Village”
At this Monday’s Council Workshop meeting, Council unanimously endorsed the Maple Ridge Youth Strategy acknowledging that it does “Take a Village” to ensure the youth of Maple Ridge are provided with the best environment in which to grow and thrive in.
Maple Ridge Celebrates the Night on October 30 with Family Fun and Fireworks Finale Maple Ridge Celebrates the Night on October 30 with Family Fun and Fireworks Finale
A bold new move is about to be launched with “Celebrate the Night” on October 30, 2016 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm, the traditional fireworks that were held at the Albion Fairgrounds move to the town centre.
City of Maple Ridge Wins Two Awards for Excellence of Business Practices City of Maple Ridge Wins Two Awards for Excellence of Business Practices
The presentation was introduced by Frank Quinn, General Manager: Public Works & Development Services who took the opportunity to announce that the City of Maple Ridge has been given two awards, Most Improved Processing Times and Most Business Friendly, from the Vancouver Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).
City of Maple Ridge Seeks Public Input on Homelessness - Forward 2020: Better Solutions, Together City of Maple Ridge Seeks Public Input on Homelessness - Forward 2020: Better Solutions, Together
In recognition of community concerns, the City of Maple Ridge has launched a community-wide initiative to get people talking about homelessness. FORWARD 2020: Better Solutions, Together encourages citizens to come together, get better informed on the challenging issue of street-homelessness and find creative solutions.
Community Dialogue on Homelessness Starts October 20, 2016 Community Dialogue on Homelessness Starts October 20, 2016
The City of Maple Ridge has asked a subcommittee of the Social Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) to host a Community Dialogue on Homelessness. The group will host four forums starting on October 20, 2016 running each successive Thursday through to November 9, 2016. The sessions will be held at The ACT Arts Centre and run from 7:00 to 9:00 pm with the doors opening at 6:30 pm. No pre-registration is required.
Be Prepared for Storm Season Be Prepared for Storm Season
Environment Canada has posted a special weather statement for a series of powerful storms bringing heavy rain and strong winds approaching the South Coast in the coming days.
Maple Ridge Council Requests that Province Show Leadership in Housing Crisis Maple Ridge Council Requests that Province Show Leadership in Housing Crisis
On September 23, the City sent a letter to Premier Christy Clark urging the Province to clarify comments made by the Premier during an interview with local media. There were issues with her comments, published by the local newspaper ‘The Maple Ridge News,’ that were of concern.
Maple Ridge Celebrates Agriculture and Great Local Food at the Golden Harvest Maple Ridge Celebrates Agriculture and Great Local Food at the Golden Harvest
It’s that time again! The Maple Ridge Agricultural Advisory Committee proudly presents “Golden Harvest – A Taste of Maple Ridge and Beyond” which takes place on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at The ACT Arts Centre.
Fentanyl Forum for Parents & Youth Runs October 5 in Maple Ridge Fentanyl Forum for Parents & Youth Runs October 5 in Maple Ridge
: In response to a province wide health crisis, a community ‘Fentanyl Forum’ will be hosted at Westview Secondary School (20905 Wicklund Ave) on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm with doors opening at 6:30 pm. The forum will be held in the multipurpose room.
Council Makes Major Pitch for Maple Ridge Civic and Cultural Facility at UBCM Council Makes Major Pitch for Maple Ridge Civic and Cultural Facility at UBCM
On Tuesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 29 Council will be meeting with members of the BC Cabinet to ask for financial support towards a major Civic and Cultural Facility.
Maple Ridge Expertise Showcased at UBCM Maple Ridge Expertise Showcased at UBCM
Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read and City staff are sharing their experiences and expertise in dealing with the province-wide issue of homelessness as part of the annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Conference.
Hammond Area Plan Receives First Reading Hammond Area Plan Receives First Reading
On September 20, 2016 Council unanimously voted to give the Hammond Area Plan Bylaw No. 7279-2016 first reading and begin the formal process required to adopt the Area Plan and accompanying Development Permit guidelines.
City of Maple Ridge Launches ‘Forward 2020’ Program City of Maple Ridge Launches ‘Forward 2020’ Program
In May, 2015 BC Housing made an offer to invest approximately $15 million to build and operate a permanent housing facility that will contribute to a long-term solution around homelessness, addiction and mental health in the community.
Council Endorses the Economic Development Committee’s Technology Task Force - Fibre Optic Strategy Council Endorses the Economic Development Committee’s Technology Task Force - Fibre Optic Strategy
On Monday, September 12 Maple Ridge Council received a presentation from the City’s Economic Development Committee’s Technology Task Force about the importance of having a robust fibre optic backbone to help create capacity for start-ups and the expansion of technological businesses in Maple Ridge.
#MRHeritage Inventory Project: Updating the Heritage Resources of Maple Ridge #MRHeritage Inventory Project: Updating the Heritage Resources of Maple Ridge
The City of Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission (CHC) needs your input to help update the heritage sites listed on the Heritage Resources of Maple Ridge (aka Heritage Inventory).
Proposed Facility at 21375 Lougheed Highway is not an Emergency Shelter Proposed Facility at 21375 Lougheed Highway is not an Emergency Shelter
On Monday, August 8 the City of Maple Ridge announced that an agreement has been made to acquire the property located at 21375 Lougheed Highway as a potential site for a $15 million interim and long term integrated housing facility proposed by BC Housing.
City Enters into Agreement to Purchase 21375 Lougheed Highway City Enters into Agreement to Purchase 21375 Lougheed Highway
The City of Maple Ridge has entered into an agreement to purchase the property located at 21375 Lougheed Highway, just east of the intersection at Laity Street, as a potential site for both the interim housing facility and the purpose built permanent housing facility.
City of Maple Ridge Supports First ‘Business Walk” with Chamber of Commerce City of Maple Ridge Supports First ‘Business Walk” with Chamber of Commerce
On Wednesday, July 28 Mayor Nicole Read, Councilors Corisa Bell and Bob Masse along with Maple Ridge’s Member of Parliament Dan Ruimy joined Lindsay Bisschop from the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training and twenty members of the local Chamber of Commerce for the first ever ‘Maple Ridge Business Walk.’
Maple Ridge Celebrates New Rainbow Crosswalk Maple Ridge Celebrates New Rainbow Crosswalk
On Thursday, July 28 the City of Maple Ridge will celebrate the installation of the Rainbow Crosswalk on 224 Street and Haney Place with a community BBQ, hosted by PLEA Community Services Society of BC, at the bandstand in Memorial Peace Park from 12:00 to 3;00 pm.
Local Artists Launch DEFINING MOMENTS – Tell Us Yours! Local Artists Launch DEFINING MOMENTS – Tell Us Yours!
This month, artists Roger Chen and Wan-Yi Lin will launch the first phase of a participatory public art project called DEFINING MOMENTS – Tell Us Yours!
Former RCMP Superintendent to Lead Downtown Maple Ridge Public Safety Program Former RCMP Superintendent to Lead Downtown Maple Ridge Public Safety Program
On Monday, July 4, 2016 Maple Ridge Council adopted a number of recommendations to enhance public safety in the downtown based on the comments of business owners and residents at a mid-June stakeholder’s workshop.
Council Moves Forward With Initiatives to Address Homelessness Council Moves Forward With Initiatives to Address Homelessness
On Monday, July 4 Council will be reviewing a number of reports and recommendations related to homelessness. This includes initiatives designed to increase local public dialogue as well as regional conversations on this topic.
Maple Ridge Council Endorses BC Games Bid and Sport & Physical Activity Strategy Maple Ridge Council Endorses BC Games Bid and Sport & Physical Activity Strategy
On June 28, Council gave the go ahead for City staff to prepare a bid package for Maple Ridge to host the BC Summer Games in either 2020 or 2022.
Maple Ridge Designated as Age-Friendly BC Community Maple Ridge Designated as Age-Friendly BC Community
In January, 2015 the City of Maple Ridge established an Age-friendly community committee to begin the work necessary to achieve recognition as an “Age-friendly community” as identified in a program developed by the Union of BC Municipalities in 2004. During the 2016 Seniors Week, the province of BC announced that Maple Ridge has earned Age-friendly BC recognition.
Council Moves Forward On Interim Housing Solutions Council Moves Forward On Interim Housing Solutions
On Monday, June 20, Council dealt with the three step process that was presented to Council on May 30, 2016 by BC Housing to provide shelter and housing to people in our community who are homeless.
City of Maple Ridge Updates Park Bylaws to Restrict Camping in Parks & Public Lands City of Maple Ridge Updates Park Bylaws to Restrict Camping in Parks & Public Lands
On Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Maple Ridge Council gave final reading to an amendment to the Parks Regulations – Bylaw No. 7085-2014. The amendment prohibits temporary structures from being placed in a number of City parks, in particular those with play equipment amenities that are geared to children and families.
Maple Ridge Flies Canadian Pride Flag to Mourn Victims of Orlando Shooting Maple Ridge Flies Canadian Pride Flag to Mourn Victims of Orlando Shooting
On Monday, June 13, at the start of the Council Workshop meeting Mayor Nicole Read called for a moment of silence after reading the following statement; “Yesterday we awoke to the news of the shooting in Orlando, Florida.
Council Seeks Input From Downtown Businesses On Shelter Council Seeks Input From Downtown Businesses On Shelter
At the June 6, 2016 Council Workshop meeting a resolution was passed to invite the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association and the adjacent properties to a forum to discuss BC Housing’s proposal to extend the use of the temporary shelter.
Maple Ridge Wins National Municipal Award for Professional Development Maple Ridge Wins National Municipal Award for Professional Development
The City of Maple Ridge, BC has received national recognition for its Business Administration Diploma Program from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).
Special Council Meeting Draws Overflow Crowd Special Council Meeting Draws Overflow Crowd
On Friday, May 26 the City of Maple Ridge received a proposal from BC Housing to address the immediate needs for housing solutions while the community conversation happens around a long term solution. Council invited BC Housing, their partner agencies Fraser Health and Alouette Addictions and the Ridge Meadows RCMP to a Special Council meeting held on Monday, May 30 to present their proposal and answer questions from Council and the public.
BC Housing Presents Interim Housing Solution BC Housing Presents Interim Housing Solution
Maple Ridge Council will hear a number of homelessness and housing updates as part of a Special Council Meeting today Monday, May 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers. This meeting is open to the public and will be livestreamed on the City website.
Special Council Meeting on Monday, May 30 for Update on Homelessness Issues Special Council Meeting on Monday, May 30 for Update on Homelessness Issues
On Monday, May 30 Council will hold a Special Council meeting at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers to get updates from a number of different stakeholders on their work to address homelessness in Maple Ridge.
Pitt Meadows Regional Airport Board Changes Announced Pitt Meadows Regional Airport Board Changes Announced
As the City of Maple Ridge and the City of Pitt Meadows recently began a review of the governance of the Pitt Meadows Airport as well as the development of a long term strategic plan for the facility, the current Board of Directors have announced their decision to step down to clear the way for a new Board, effective July 31, 2016.
Maple Ridge Acquires Whonnock Lake Property Maple Ridge Acquires Whonnock Lake Property
The City of Maple Ridge has purchased a piece of waterfront property on Whonnock Lake for approximately $2 million as part of a long term strategic plan to acquire all of the properties on the shoreline.
Council to Review Parks Bylaw Based on BC Supreme Court Rulings Council to Review Parks Bylaw Based on BC Supreme Court Rulings
At the May 16, 2016 Committee of the Whole meeting Council received a proposed amendment to the Parks Regulations – Bylaw No. 7085-2014. The amendment relates to temporary shelters in public parks to ensure that City bylaws respect the judgements issued by the BC Supreme Court.
Maple Ridge Fire Chief Announces Retirement Maple Ridge Fire Chief Announces Retirement
After 30 years of service, Fire Chief Dane Spence has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2016.
Maple Ridge Unveils Concept to Revitalize Civic Facilities Maple Ridge Unveils Concept to Revitalize Civic Facilities
The City has prepared a concept plan to upgrade and ‘complete’ the Civic Centre surrounding Memorial Peace Park with a new Cultural facility and improvements to the Maple Ridge Leisure Center.
Maple Ridge Council Moves Forward on Open Government Initiatives Maple Ridge Council Moves Forward on Open Government Initiatives
In a move to increase public accountability, transparency and citizen understanding of decision-making, Maple Ridge City Council is moving forward on implementing the goals of the Mayor's Open Government Task Force.
City of Maple Ridge and the Insurance Bureau of Canada Sponsor Shake Zone Tour for Earthquake Aware City of Maple Ridge and the Insurance Bureau of Canada Sponsor Shake Zone Tour for Earthquake Aware
Families are encouraged to stop by and experience the Shake Zone, a portable earthquake simulator that simulates an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, which will be on display as part of the outdoor show at the Ridge Meadows Home Show on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Maple Ridge Seeks Injunction for Illegal Cannabis Operation Maple Ridge Seeks Injunction for Illegal Cannabis Operation
The City of Maple Ridge has instructed its lawyers to commence injunction proceedings to shut down an illegal cannabis operation.
Maple Ridge Council Reduces 2016 Business Class Tax Increase Maple Ridge Council Reduces 2016 Business Class Tax Increase
Yesterday, at the Committee of the Whole meeting, Council approved the 2016–2020 Financial Plan Amending Bylaw to include changes to the business class tax increase. With the adjustments that were made, the property tax increase for business and light industrial class properties has been reduced from 3.15% to 1.85%.
City of Maple Ridge Response to “Homes Not Hate” Rally City of Maple Ridge Response to “Homes Not Hate” Rally
The City of Maple Ridge has taken considerable action to deliver services and housing to those in need in our community, as homelessness is a serious issue which cannot be ignored.
Council Endorses Parks & Recreation Infrastructure Community Engagement Program Council Endorses Parks & Recreation Infrastructure Community Engagement Program
On April 4, 2016 Council identified five major infrastructure concepts from an inventory of projects that are part of the 2010 Parks, Recreation & Cultural Plan.
Statement Regarding the Cancellation of the BC Housing Proposal to Purchase the Quality Inn Statement Regarding the Cancellation of the BC Housing Proposal to Purchase the Quality Inn
On Monday, March, 28 the City of Maple Ridge was informed BC Housing has rescinded its offer to purchase the Quality Inn to develop a supportive housing facility.
Maple Ridge Council Holds Special Meeting To Discuss Letter From Minister Rich Coleman Maple Ridge Council Holds Special Meeting To Discuss Letter From Minister Rich Coleman
On Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Maple Ridge Council held a Special Council Meeting, following up on an urgent matter that came before them at the Monday, March 14 Workshop Meeting.
City of Maple Ridge Responds to Supportive Housing Announcement City of Maple Ridge Responds to Supportive Housing Announcement
Festival Crew Volunteer Information Session on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm Festival Crew Volunteer Information Session on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm
The Festivals, Events and Volunteer section of the Community Services department is seeking volunteers and offering a volunteer orientation on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Blaney Room at City Hall for anyone interested in getting involved in community events and festivals.
Festivals and Special Events Review Workshop on March15, 2016 at 7:00 pm Festivals and Special Events Review Workshop on March15, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Maple Ridge is home to a diverse range of special events year round, many of which have matured and new ones have been added, reflecting the growth of the city and demand for celebrations that generate civic pride and community engagement.
Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Councils Hold Joint Workshop Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Councils Hold Joint Workshop
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Councils held a joint workshop on February 29 to discuss items of mutual interest.
Online Survey Launched to Gather Feedback on Potential New School and Community Centre in Albion Online Survey Launched to Gather Feedback on Potential New School and Community Centre in Albion
On February 10, 2016 the City of Maple Ridge and School District No. 42 launched a public consultation process to explore ideas for a potential new school housing a neighbourhood learning centre and a potential community centre for the fast growing Albion neighbourhood. Over 100 community members registered for the event.
City Seeks Additional Information on Ambulance Allocations City Seeks Additional Information on Ambulance Allocations
On Friday, February 5, the BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) released a report with supporting documents relating to ambulance services in BC.
Strong Kids Team Launches Youth Survey Strong Kids Team Launches Youth Survey
On Monday, February 2, 2016 Phase Two of the Strong Kids Team work began with the launch of an online survey geared towards youth and young adults in our community.
Maple Ridge Becomes 111th Blue Dot Community Maple Ridge Becomes 111th Blue Dot Community
On January 26, 2016 Maple Ridge Council passed a motion in support of the Blue Dot movement which seeks to enshrine the right of citizens to live in a healthy environment.
Community Heritage Commission Hosts 2016 Heritage Week Events Community Heritage Commission Hosts 2016 Heritage Week Events
Join the City of Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission as our community celebrates Heritage Week from February 15 – 21, 2016. The theme this year is “Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places” and there are many activities scheduled throughout the week.
Chevron donates $10,000 to Kick Off the Strong Kids Team in Maple Ridge Chevron donates $10,000 to Kick Off the Strong Kids Team in Maple Ridge
On January 26, 2016 Adrien Byrne, Chevron’s Policy, Government and Public Affairs Representative, appeared before Council and presented a cheque to the City of Maple Ridge to help fund the Maple Ridge Resilience Initiative Strong Kids Team.
Joint Community Consultation for Potential New Albion School and Community Centre Joint Community Consultation for Potential New Albion School and Community Centre
School District No. 42 and the City of Maple Ridge will kick off a joint community consultation with a public workshop on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Albion Elementary School.
Maple Ridge Launches Consultation on Citywide Community Amenity Contribution Program Maple Ridge Launches Consultation on Citywide Community Amenity Contribution Program
On December 7, 2015 Maple Ridge Council directed staff to obtain feedback from the general public and the development community regarding the proposed Citywide Community Amenity Contribution Program.
Maple Ridge Council Welcomes Halt of Waste to Energy Procurement Process Maple Ridge Council Welcomes Halt of Waste to Energy Procurement Process
On May 27, 2014 Maple Ridge Council passed a motion that asked Metro Vancouver to delay the Waste to Energy (WTE) garbage incinerator to review the business case and provide a more thorough cost benefit analysis.
Maple Ridge Council Votes to Keep Pool Open and Begin Planning For New Facility Maple Ridge Council Votes to Keep Pool Open and Begin Planning For New Facility
On Thursday, December 10, as part of a special meeting to review the Leisure Centre aquatic area upgrade project Council voted to move forward with a more detailed examination of a site, concept plan, public engagement and approval process for a new aquatic facility.
Council Asks for Alternatives to One Year Pool Closure Council Asks for Alternatives to One Year Pool Closure
Maple Ridge Council will be holding a special Workshop meeting on Thursday, December 10 to examine alternatives to the proposed one year shutdown to replace the aging mechanical systems and renovate the oldest section of the Leisure Centre pool facility.
Maple Ridge Receives Two NAIOP Awards for Municipal Excellence Maple Ridge Receives Two NAIOP Awards for Municipal Excellence
On, Thursday, November 26, 2015 the Metro Vancouver Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) presented Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read with two NAIOP Awards for Municipal Excellence recognizing Maple Ridge as the ‘Most Improved’ and ‘Most Business Friendly Municipality’ in the region.
Hammond Stadium Park Public Art Call 2016: Deadline February 1 Hammond Stadium Park Public Art Call 2016: Deadline February 1
$110 Million Community Investment Funding Plan Unveiled $110 Million Community Investment Funding Plan Unveiled
Maple Ridge Council began a review of the City’s 2016-2020 Business & Financial Plans with an overview presentation highlighting its core components.
Tweetable Sidewalk Poetry Gets Stamped into Selkirk Ave Concrete Sidewalk Tweetable Sidewalk Poetry Gets Stamped into Selkirk Ave Concrete Sidewalk
: As part of Maple Ridge’s 140th Anniversary celebration sidewalk poetry initiative, the City through the Public Art Steering Committee will be completing the final phase of this project by having the poems stamped into Selkirk Ave between 225 and 226 Streets.
Maple Ridge Launches Strong Kids Team Maple Ridge Launches Strong Kids Team
The Maple Ridge Resilience Initiative Strong Kids Team was formed to ensure that children and youth in our community have the best environment to grow up and thrive in.
New Chief Administrative Officer New Chief Administrative Officer
After an extensive national search process, the City of Maple Ridge is pleased to announce that Ted Swabey has been hired to be the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer. He will be joining the City on December 1, 2015.
Temporary Shelter Begins Operation Temporary Shelter Begins Operation
On October 1, 2015 the temporary shelter located at 22239 Lougheed Highway opened.
Community Public Art Grants Available for Projects – Deadline October 30, 2015 Community Public Art Grants Available for Projects – Deadline October 30, 2015
The City of Maple Ridge through the Public Art Steering Committee is providing small grant funding for community organizations and service groups to support projects that engage artists with residents in a creative collaboration that is publicly accessible and leaves a lasting experience or legacy for the general public.
City Moves Fall Chipping Program Dates Forward City Moves Fall Chipping Program Dates Forward
The wind storm on August 28, 2015 knocked down significant amounts of trees, branches and debris. Based on the need to dispose of this material in a responsible way, the City, in conjunction with the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, has moved the Fall Chipping Program forward by one full month.
City Sells Downtown Land Parcel For $7 Million City Sells Downtown Land Parcel For $7 Million
In December of 2010 Maple Ridge Council bought 14 properties located between 119 and Selkirk Avenues west of 227 Street for $3.7 million. In the months that followed the purchase, the old structures on the property were demolished and the site was prepared for development.
Temporary Shelter Will Open in Early October Temporary Shelter Will Open in Early October
In October, 2015, a temporary shelter will open in the former ‘Sleep Shop’ building located just east of the intersection of 222 Street and Lougheed Highway. The low barrier shelter will have 40 beds and will operate until March, 2016.
Maple Ridge Council Moves to End “Dysfunction” in Service Provision Ecosystem Maple Ridge Council Moves to End “Dysfunction” in Service Provision Ecosystem
Maple Ridge Council, by resolution, has asked BC Housing to work towards ending its shelter contract with the Salvation Army’s “Caring Place”.
Albion Sport Complex Artificial Turf Program - Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program Grant Albion Sport Complex Artificial Turf Program - Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program Grant
Randy Kamp, MP for Pitt Meadows – Maple Ridge – Mission was in Maple Ridge today to announce that the City of Maple Ridge was successful in receiving the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program Grant in the amount of $500,000.
Whonnock Lake Public Art Award to Collabor8 Artist Team Whonnock Lake Public Art Award to Collabor8 Artist Team
The City of Maple Ridge through the Maple Ridge Public Art Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Collabor8 Architecture + Design has been awarded the commission in the recent public art call for Whonnock Lake.
Westview Off-Leash Dog Park Opens for Six Month Trial Period Westview Off-Leash Dog Park Opens for Six Month Trial Period
A new off-leash dog park has opened at Westview Park located at 20950 Wicklund Avenue. The operating hours for the park are from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.
Provincial Government Offers to Fund Temporary Shelter in Maple Ridge Provincial Government Offers to Fund Temporary Shelter in Maple Ridge
The most important tweet confirms that the Province of BC will fund a temporary shelter in Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge Walmart Development Process Underway Maple Ridge Walmart Development Process Underway
On Monday, July 20, 2015 Council will be presented with the Development Application for the new Maple Ridge Walmart location at Haney Place Mall.
Maple Ridge Welcomes Lino Siracusa as New Economic Development Manager Maple Ridge Welcomes Lino Siracusa as New Economic Development Manager
Lino Siracusa will be joining the City of Maple Ridge as the new Manager of Economic Development on September 8, 2015.
Construction Begins on 128 Avenue Four Lane Widening from 210 to 216 Street Construction Begins on 128 Avenue Four Lane Widening from 210 to 216 Street
This $8.2 million project is the first phase of a project that will see 128 Avenue and Abernethy Way expanded to a four lane configuration with storm water systems, streetlights and intersection turn lanes to allow better north south access from this busy roadway. In addition to the improved road network, this project also includes a separated asphalt multi-use path from 210 to 216 Street to enhance safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists.
Citizens Vote ‘No’ in Transit Tax Plebiscite Citizens Vote ‘No’ in Transit Tax Plebiscite
Elections BC announced the result of the Transit Plebiscite on Thursday, July 2 and citizens in Metro Vancouver rejected the 0.5% tax with a vote of 62% No versus 38% Yes.
Maple Ridge Fire Department Enacts Fire Ban Maple Ridge Fire Department Enacts Fire Ban
With the extremely dry and warm weather we are experiencing, and the weather forecast into the next two weeks, the Forest Fire Weather index has now moved to an Extreme Forest Fire Danger Rating. Effective immediately the City of Maple Ridge Fire Department is invoking a fire ban in all areas of Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge Puts the ‘Maple Leaf’ in the 2015 Canada Day Celebration Maple Ridge Puts the ‘Maple Leaf’ in the 2015 Canada Day Celebration
The Canadian Flag is 50 years old and Maple Ridge will celebrate this special milestone as part of the community celebration being held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the heart of Maple Ridge, Memorial Peace Park.
Rural Maple Ridge Homeowners May Now Qualify for Lower Fire Insurance Rates Rural Maple Ridge Homeowners May Now Qualify for Lower Fire Insurance Rates
Last year, Maple Ridge Deputy Fire Chief Howard Exner, organized and executed a special exercise, monitored by the Fire Underwriters Survey, to demonstrate their capacity to get water to rural areas of the community that are not serviced by fire hydrants. This exercise was timed and the water quantities were measured and certified formally.
Proposed BBQ at Cliff Avenue Homeless Camp Not Sanctioned by City Proposed BBQ at Cliff Avenue Homeless Camp Not Sanctioned by City
Some local advocates have been posting notices around the community relating to a proposed BBQ on Saturday, June 6. The organizers of the event are the Social Housing Alliance BC. The event has not been planned in consultation with the City of Maple Ridge or approved through the City’s event approval process.
Walmart Buys Former Target Canada Lease for Haney Place Mall Location Walmart Buys Former Target Canada Lease for Haney Place Mall Location
Earlier today Walmart Canada reached out to Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read confirming the media reports that they plan to purchase a number of leases for the vacated Target Canada locations across Canada including the Haney Place Mall location. The final sale of the leases is still subject to court approval.
City Mobilizes to Deal With Cliff Avenue Camp City Mobilizes to Deal With Cliff Avenue Camp
Mayor Appeals to Ottawa for Greater Transparency in Medical Marihuana Production Approvals Mayor Appeals to Ottawa for Greater Transparency in Medical Marihuana Production Approvals
On April 21, 2015 Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read sent a letter to the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Canada’s Minister of Health, expressing concern that Health Canada has no formal public process relating to the location of medical marihuana production facilities in our City.
Maple Ridge Kicks Off Emergency Preparedness Week with an Earthquake Maple Ridge Kicks Off Emergency Preparedness Week with an Earthquake
Update on Former Target Location at Haney Place Mall Update on Former Target Location at Haney Place Mall
The City of Maple Ridge has been in close contact with Narland, the owners of Haney Place Mall, regarding the future use of the space vacated by Target Canada when the Maple Ridge store closed on March 30, 2015.
Maple Ridge Boosts Funding For Bear Aware Program for 2015 Maple Ridge Boosts Funding For Bear Aware Program for 2015
The City of Maple Ridge will be continuing the local Wild Safe BC Program, formerly called the ‘Bear Aware Program,’ for 2015.
Maple Ridge CAO, Jim Rule, Retires After 40 Years of Public Service Maple Ridge CAO, Jim Rule, Retires After 40 Years of Public Service
The Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Maple Ridge, Jim Rule, has announced that he will be retiring from the City in a couple of months with his last working day being Friday, May 29, 2015.
Sunrise Apartment Fire Update Sunrise Apartment Fire Update
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 at approximately 6:00 am the Maple Ridge Fire Department responded to a fire between 222 and 223 Streets and 122 Avenue at the Sunrise Apartments.
Maple Ridge Seeks Greater Transparency on Medical Marihuana Facility Development Maple Ridge Seeks Greater Transparency on Medical Marihuana Facility Development
Whonnock Lake Public Art Call 2015 & 2016: Deadline March 26 Whonnock Lake Public Art Call 2015 & 2016: Deadline March 26
Mayor's Task Force on Open Government Appoints Citizen Committee Chair Mayor's Task Force on Open Government Appoints Citizen Committee Chair
Maple Ridge UBCM Resolution Becomes Part of 2015 Provincial Budget Maple Ridge UBCM Resolution Becomes Part of 2015 Provincial Budget
Mayor Provides Status on Homelessness Solutions & Open Government Taks Forces Mayor Provides Status on Homelessness Solutions & Open Government Taks Forces
Maple Ridge Council Moves Forward With Tree Protection Bylaw Maple Ridge Council Moves Forward With Tree Protection Bylaw
Mayor Receives Update on West Coast Express Delays Mayor Receives Update on West Coast Express Delays
Maple Ridge Council Takes a New Direction in Economic Development Maple Ridge Council Takes a New Direction in Economic Development
Maple Ridge Citizens Satisfaction Survey Presented to Council Maple Ridge Citizens Satisfaction Survey Presented to Council
Maple Ridge Reacts to Loss of Target Canada Maple Ridge Reacts to Loss of Target Canada
Property Owners to Check Property Assessment Notices Property Owners to Check Property Assessment Notices
Albion Land Exchange Not Proceeding Albion Land Exchange Not Proceeding
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Announce CP Holiday Train Charity Challenge Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Announce CP Holiday Train Charity Challenge
Environmental Artist Robi Smith Opens Studio to Public on Nov. 15 at Fern Crescent Artist Residency Environmental Artist Robi Smith Opens Studio to Public on Nov. 15 at Fern Crescent Artist Residency
Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Lifecycle Repairs Moving Forward Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Lifecycle Repairs Moving Forward
Tweetable Sidewalk Poetry – Vote for Top Two by October 10, 2014 Tweetable Sidewalk Poetry – Vote for Top Two by October 10, 2014
Community Public Art Grants Available for Projects – Deadline October 15, 2014 Community Public Art Grants Available for Projects – Deadline October 15, 2014
The City of Maple Ridge: 140 Years in the Making The City of Maple Ridge: 140 Years in the Making
Maple Ridge 140 Birthday Bash Entertainment Line-up Announced Maple Ridge 140 Birthday Bash Entertainment Line-up Announced
18 Proposed HAP Strategies – What Do You Think? 18 Proposed HAP Strategies – What Do You Think?
Citizen Volunteers Revive Communities In Bloom Participation Citizen Volunteers Revive Communities In Bloom Participation
Albion Water Spray Park Combines Active Play with Cool Fun Albion Water Spray Park Combines Active Play with Cool Fun
MyHammond Area Planning Process Enters Phase Two  with Online and Summer Photo Project MyHammond Area Planning Process Enters Phase Two with Online and Summer Photo Project
Mayors’ Council Backs Northeast Sector Transportation Recommendations Mayors’ Council Backs Northeast Sector Transportation Recommendations
Community Update: State of the District Community Update: State of the District
Mayor Invokes Community Charter to Bring Smoking Bylaw Back Before Council Mayor Invokes Community Charter to Bring Smoking Bylaw Back Before Council
Maple Ridge Attains Top 25 in Money Sense Magazine's Best Places to Live in Canada Ranking Maple Ridge Attains Top 25 in Money Sense Magazine's Best Places to Live in Canada Ranking
Artist In Residence Open House and Application Deadline Artist In Residence Open House and Application Deadline
232 Street Bridge Dedication Ceremony Scheduled 232 Street Bridge Dedication Ceremony Scheduled
Town New Parks Dedicated in Maple Ridge Silver Valley Neighbourhood Town New Parks Dedicated in Maple Ridge Silver Valley Neighbourhood
Town Centre Development Lands Update Town Centre Development Lands Update
Residential Taxes Residential Taxes
Property Assessments Property Assessments
Property Assessment Values Property Assessment Values
My Grandma/Grandpa Lives Here My Grandma/Grandpa Lives Here
Maple Ridge Named No. 2 in Top BC Investment Towns Maple Ridge Named No. 2 in Top BC Investment Towns
Maple Ridge Earns UBCM Award for Social Media Engagement Maple Ridge Earns UBCM Award for Social Media Engagement
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Fifth Annual Golden Harvest Celebrates Farmers, Food, Education and Awareness Fifth Annual Golden Harvest Celebrates Farmers, Food, Education and Awareness
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Downtown Enhancement Project Downtown Enhancement Project
BusinessSTART Geared to Help Businesses Thrive BusinessSTART Geared to Help Businesses Thrive
Business Class Municipal Taxes Business Class Municipal Taxes
Blaney Hamlet School Site Information Blaney Hamlet School Site Information
Artist Residence Artist Residence
232 Street Bridge Replacement Project Starts 232 Street Bridge Replacement Project Starts
Urban Land Institute British Columbia Selects Maple Ridge for Inaugural Property Study Urban Land Institute British Columbia Selects Maple Ridge for Inaugural Property Study
Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Wednesday-June 27 Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Wednesday-June 27
Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Tuesday-June 26 Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Tuesday-June 26
Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Thursday-June 28 Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Thursday-June 28
Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Sunday-June 24 Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Sunday-June 24
Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Saturday-June 23 Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Saturday-June 23
Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Monday-June 25 Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Monday-June 25
Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Friday-June 29 Update Maple Ridge Freshet Activities for Friday-June 29
Update Maple Ridge Fraser River Projected to Peak Monday Morning Update Maple Ridge Fraser River Projected to Peak Monday Morning
Ten New Electric Vehicle Charging Locations for Maple Ridge Ten New Electric Vehicle Charging Locations for Maple Ridge
Satisfaction with the Quality of Life in Maple Ridge Continues to be High Satisfaction with the Quality of Life in Maple Ridge Continues to be High
RCMP Integrated Teams Save Lives (and Money) RCMP Integrated Teams Save Lives (and Money)
New Target Store Opening Planned for November 2013 New Target Store Opening Planned for November 2013
Maple Ridge Town Centre Investment Incentive Program Generates Over 100 Million in Construction Act Maple Ridge Town Centre Investment Incentive Program Generates Over 100 Million in Construction Act
Maple Ridge to Host International Naturally Autistic People Awards, Festival and Convention Maple Ridge to Host International Naturally Autistic People Awards, Festival and Convention
Maple Ridge to Become Regional Hub for RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Services Maple Ridge to Become Regional Hub for RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Services
Maple Ridge Launches Bear Aware Program Maple Ridge Launches Bear Aware Program
Maple Ridge Hosts Australian Delegation Maple Ridge Hosts Australian Delegation
Maple Ridge Council Reviews 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements Maple Ridge Council Reviews 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements
Maple Ridge Council Moves Forward on Residents Only Parking Policy Maple Ridge Council Moves Forward on Residents Only Parking Policy
Maple Ridge Council Looks to Implement Organic Waste Ban Maple Ridge Council Looks to Implement Organic Waste Ban
Maple Ridge Council Gives Three Readings to the 2013-2017 Financial Plan Maple Ridge Council Gives Three Readings to the 2013-2017 Financial Plan
Maple Ridge Council First to Approve New RCMP Policing Agreement Maple Ridge Council First to Approve New RCMP Policing Agreement
Maple Ridge Council Develops Policy on Resident-Exempt and Resident-Only Parking Zones Maple Ridge Council Develops Policy on Resident-Exempt and Resident-Only Parking Zones
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Honour Their Amazing Volunteers Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Honour Their Amazing Volunteers
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Celebrate Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Celebrate Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay
Major Road Construction Project Will Impact Maple Ridge Secondary School at Start of School Year Major Road Construction Project Will Impact Maple Ridge Secondary School at Start of School Year
District to Participate in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut October 18 District to Participate in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut October 18
District Offers Free Seminars on Emergency Preparedness District Offers Free Seminars on Emergency Preparedness
District of Maple Ridge Prepares for Fraser River Peak Levels District of Maple Ridge Prepares for Fraser River Peak Levels
District of Maple Ridge and Westminster Savings Unveil Public Art Project District of Maple Ridge and Westminster Savings Unveil Public Art Project
District Meets with BC Education Minister to Support School Site Acquisitions District Meets with BC Education Minister to Support School Site Acquisitions
Council Directs Staff to Ensure Landlords Hold Business Licence Council Directs Staff to Ensure Landlords Hold Business Licence
Council Approves Key Construction and Pavement Rehabilitation Work Council Approves Key Construction and Pavement Rehabilitation Work
CLBC Announces Two-Year Contract Extension for Ridge Meadows Recycling supported Work Program CLBC Announces Two-Year Contract Extension for Ridge Meadows Recycling supported Work Program
Bear Aware Announces New Community Coordinator for Maple Ridge Bear Aware Announces New Community Coordinator for Maple Ridge