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.

Maple Ridge Response to Fraser River Freshet

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

Bike To Work Week

Bike To Work Week

Bike to Work Week is a community event to celebrate bike commuting across Metro Vancouver!
Visit over 80 Celebration Stations offering free drinks, snacks, quick bike tune-ups, and great prizes.

Summer Event Coordinator 2018 - Downtown Maple Ridge BIA

Summer Event Coordinator 2018 - Downtown Maple Ridge BIA

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Under the direct supervision of the Membership & Events Coordinator (M&EC) and the Executive Director (ED), the Summer Event Coordinator will be responsible for the success of the Summer Events and Projects.
Download the pdf file

2018-2019 DMRBIA Board of Directors

2018-2019 DMRBIA Board of Directors

The Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is very pleased to announce the new 2018/ 2019 Board of Directors, elected at May 7th, 2018 AGM in Maple Ridge Council Chambers.

Winners Announced, Plaques Awarded, in Downtown Maple Ridge Business Awards

Winners Announced, Plaques Awarded, in Downtown Maple Ridge Business Awards

On Monday May 7th, at the Downtown Maple Ridge BIA's AGM, DMRBIA Executive Director Ineke Boekhorst announced the 32 winning businesses, and a representative of the business was presented with a personalized, commemorative plaque to celebrate their achievements.

DMRBIA Coupons

DMRBIA Coupons

Please click here to find valuable coupons for different Downtown Maple Ridge businesses. Print the coupon of your choice and experience Downtown Maple Ridge at a discount!
All coupons expire June 30, 2018 and copy of coupon is required to receive your special BIA deal.

Downtown Maple Ridge Summer Markets: Accepting Applications

Canada Day Market - July 1 (12am - 6pm)
Summer Pet Fest - July 28 (10am - 2pm)
Community Garage Sale - Aug. 18 (10am - 2pm)
Artist in the Park - Aug. 25 (10am - 2pm)
Cultural Days of summer - Sep. 29 (10am - 2pm)

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. It has been past practice for the Library to be closed on Sundays outside of the school year (late July to after the Labour Day weekend).

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.

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!

Business Watch

Business Watch

The Business Watch program in Maple Ridge has been up and running for one year. The RCMP and BIA have spoken to approx. 150 businesses in the target area. Just to remind everyone the target area is located between 222nd to 224th Street, from Dewdney Trunk Rd to Lougheed Hwy.

Useful tips on how 9-1-1 works in relation to the police

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)