MapleRidgeThe 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. The EOC will be active and meeting daily until the river levels have receded.

The City of Maple Ridge has set up a web page at mapleridge.ca/1893  to provide updates on the situation in our community and any actions that are being undertaken as part of our Freshet Response Plan.  If citizens would like to get these alerts directly to their email or smartphone we encourage them to go to mapleridge.ca and use the ‘Notify Me’ link to subscribe to the ‘Fraser River Alerts’ which is part of the Alert Centre menu.

The City of Maple Ridge will also post links to the updates on our social media sites on Facebook (/yourmapleridge) and Twitter (@yourmapleridge).

Flood Advisory Issued on Wharf Street

First responders will be delivering flood advisories to approximately 50 homes and businesses located on the Fraser River side of Wharf Street which serves as the dyke for the Hammond neighbourhood. Citizens are being provided with information on protecting their homes prepared by the Province, flood preparation materials from Fortis BC and BC Hydro, information on sandbagging and general information on personal preparedness in an emergency.

City staff will be delivering sand and sandbags to the west end of Wharf Street under the Golden Ears Bridge for the use of residents in the ‘Flood Advisory’ area.

The residents in this area will be given an Evacuation Alert Package if the Fraser River level exceeds 6.5 meters at the Mission gauge in accordance with the City of Maple Ridge Flood Plan.

Sandbagging Depot Established

As a precaution the City of Maple Ridge has established a sandbag depot for citizens who have been issued a ‘Flood Advisory’ notification letter.

The depot is located at ‘Albion’s Bradley’s One Stop Landscape and Garden Supplies’ and will be open to the public from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm daily. The address is 23549 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge, Phone: 604-836-9274.

Other issues

The dock at the Haney Wharf has been closed to the public due to the high flow rates and water levels. City staff will continue to monitor the river levels to determine when it is safe to reopen the dock.

The City of Maple Ridge, on behalf of the emergency responders and area residents, requests that people do not come into the foreshore area along the Fraser River unless you have specific business there.

Water levels on the Fraser River and tributaries are very high and water flows are fast. Exercise extreme caution if you are near the river. We also recommend that people stay off the Fraser River for recreation purposes. If you need to be on the river for work, please ensure that you are wearing appropriate safety equipment and use extreme caution.

Win Your Wish 2018

Win Your Wish 2018

Shop at any of the downtown Maple Ridge BIA businesses and you could win one of SIX fabulous prizes up for grabs!
The contest runs from Nov 23 until midnight Dec 31, 2018
More information at WinYourWish.ca  

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 from Michael Millward, Facilities Operation Manager for the City of Maple Ridge.

Downtown Enhancement Project

Downtown Enhancement Project

Lougheed Highway: 224 St. to 226 St.
Construction Update #14

Council Approves Development Permit for Transformational Downtown Development

Council Approves Development Permit for Transformational Downtown Development

On Sep 25, 2018 Council approved the development permit for Phase One of a seven stage development that will see the transformation of the property between Dewdney Trunk Rd. and Brown Ave. between Plaza St. and 224 St. to a mixed commercial and residential development.

Downtown Maple Ridge old street banners get a second life as reusable shopping bags!

Downtown Maple Ridge old street banners  get a second life as reusable shopping bags!

Eventually each downtown Maple Ridge street banner must be retired, so rather than sending them to the landfill we've come up with a very green idea — with the help of the Ridge Meadows Association of Community Living we transformed them into reusable shopping bags!

Maple Ridge Shopping Bags

Maple Ridge Shopping Bags

Downtown Maple Ridge Shopping Bags are here! Beautiful, colourful, reusable bags, with iconic Maple Ridge graphics.
Available in many downtown Maple Ridge retail stores.
Only $1 each, made from recycled materials. Get one while they last!

Downtown Maple Ridge Clean Team

Downtown Maple Ridge Clean Team

This amazing new program got off to a slow start early 2017 due to massive snow storms and extreme cold weather. Once the weather calmed down, Alouette Addictions engaged two Clean Team staff members, who have been doing an excellent job throughout the year.

Did You Know... Downtown Maple Ridge has Gift Certificates?

Did You Know...  Downtown Maple Ridge has Gift Certificates?

One card, 700 businesses to chose from!
The perfect gift for the local shopper on your list. Available in denominations of $25.00*, the certificates are available for purchase at the Downtown Maple Ridge BIA office, Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm.

Downtown Maple Ridge businesses are keeping you dry!

Downtown Maple Ridge businesses are keeping you dry!

Shoppers in Rainy Haney will have the option to grab a FREE bright orange umbrella from participating businesses, use it while it's raining, and return it at their own convenience. Thanks to the sponsorship of several local businesses, the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is able to provide 200 of these colorful umbrellas to the community this year.

Geocaching in Downtown Maple Ridge!

Geocaching in Downtown Maple Ridge!

Geocaching is a perfect, free, fun family activity and a great way to get outside and explore Downtown Maple Ridge.

Security

Security

Any BIA member that would like to use Westridge Security Service in emergencies (at a reduced BIA rate) and have not set up alarm response for their business yet, can do so by filling out the form and returning it to Westridge Security. This is an " Alarm Response Signup sheet" (pdf) with Westridge Security, for DMRBIA members. 
" Alarm Response Signup sheet" (MS Word format)