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Posted on: August 26, 2021

City’s Director of Economic Development Appointed EDAC President

Maple Ridge, BC: Wendy Dupley, Director of Economic Development, has been named president
of the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC).“I’m incredibly humbled by this appointment and am looking forward to advanci...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Maple Ridge Approves Revised Area Transport Plan

Maple Ridge, BC: Council has ratified TransLink’s updated Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Area Transport Plan (ATP), which includes several improvements to alleviate congestion and expand transit access in the years to come.

The purpose of the ATP, which...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Engagement Begins for New Economic Development Strategy

Maple Ridge, BC: The City is inviting residents and business owners to provide their input on a new Economic Development Strategy. The document will serve as a blueprint to create and retain employment, while diversifying the local economy. &...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

City Launches New Innovation Challenge

Maple Ridge, BC: The City is shining a spotlight on creative, locally-sourced solutions for our community through a new initiative. The inaugural Innovation Challenge, led by the City’s Economic Development team, aims to generate and ce...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Launches Public Consultation on Strategic Transportation Plan Update

Maple Ridge, BC: On May 14, 2021, the City of Maple Ridge launched the public consultation phase of the Strategic Transportation Plan (STP) Update.

Work on the STP will address ways in which people move throughout the community, including driving,...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Virtual Services Extended Until May 26

Maple Ridge, BC: On April 20, the Development Services counter at City Hall returned to virtual services to address COVID-19 exposures involving staff working in this area. The decision has been made to extend the use of virtual services until Ma...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Maple Ridge Bans Future Vape Stores

Maple Ridge, BC: Council has passed a bylaw amendment banning additional vape retail stores in Maple Ridge, effective immediately. The ban will serve to protect the health of local youth and aid efforts to revitalize the downtown core.

Currently, ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Launches Online Building Permit Application Tool

Maple Ridge, BC: The City of Maple Ridge is making it easier for residents to apply for a building permit. The Online Building Permit Application Guide is an interactive portal that assists citizens with preparing their application. It also inclu...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Dog Friendly Maple Ridge Pilot Project

Maple Ridge, BC: Dog owners in Maple Ridge will soon be able to visit select shops and patios with their furry friend in tow as part of a just-launched pilot project. Dog Friendly Maple Ridge (DFMR) provides every local business the opportunity t...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

New Report Enhances Vision for Town Centre Revitalization

Maple Ridge, BC: Residents are looking for increased walkability, neighbourhood connectivity, safety and greenspaces in the downtown core, according to a new report commissioned by Council. The Town Centre Visioning Report builds on the Town Cent...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

City Launches New Performance Dashboard Hub

Maple Ridge, BC: Citizens now have access to a comprehensive new tool that allows them to track the City’s progress across a number of key areas in an easy-to-use format.

The Performance Dashboard Hub hosts five dashboards that provide n...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Council Amends Owner Occupancy Requirements for Secondary and Detached Garden Suites

Maple Ridge, BC: Council has voted to remove the owner occupancy requirement for secondary suites and detached garden suites, paving the way for more housing options for residents while preserving safety and quality of life in neighbourhoods.

Two ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Council Extends Deadline for Rezoning Applications

Maple Ridge, BC: Given the impacts of COVID-19, Council has passed a resolution granting an extension to rezoning applications currently awaiting final reading and set to expire this year. The City’s Development Procedures Bylaw contain...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Council Approves Updated Zoning Bylaw

Maple Ridge, BC: Council has passed an updated Zoning Bylaw that improves usability, relevancy and sustainability while recognizing substantial changes in development over the last 35 years.

This modern and user-friendly version of the bylaw is on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Assessments Now Available for Maple Ridge Property Owners

Maple Ridge, BC: Property owners in Maple Ridge can now access their 2021 assessments online via the BC Assessment website, with paper notices arriving by mail in the coming days. The 2021 assessment is based on a property’s market valu...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Council Endorses Yennadon Lands Concept Plan

Maple Ridge, BC: Council has passed the Yennadon Lands Concept Plan, which will serve as a key component to building a complete neighbourhood where residents can live, work and play. Located at 128 Avenue and 232 Street, the Yennadon Lands were i...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Council Approves 225 Street Pump Station for Phase 2 of Sanitary Sewer System Upgrade

Maple Ridge, BC: 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 capacit...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

City Launches E-Commerce Support Program for Small Businesses

Maple Ridge, BC: Dozens of local small businesses will soon have access to personalized ecommerce support to build their online presence, thanks to a new City-sponsored initiative. The ShopHERE powered by Google program will provide digital store...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Business Survey Results Confirm Council Strategic Priorities

Maple Ridge, BC: 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 D...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

On Tuesday, November 26, Maple Ridge Council approved the proposed route for the eastward extension

Maple Ridge, BC: 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 Avenueto address growth in the City’s northeast sector.

“...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Council Approves Lougheed Transit Corridor Concept Plan

Maple Ridge, BC: 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 feat...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

City of Maple Ridge Collects More Than 96 Per Cent of Property Tax

Maple Ridge, BC: Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Maple Ridge has collected more than 96 per cent of its 2020 property tax levy. The 96.4 per cent collection rate is in line with previous years. The collection rate in 2019 was 97.2 per ...

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