Troublesome toasters, lopsided lamps, and bungled bikes were renewed at a repair cafe event in Maple Ridge, where volunteer seniors with repair skills fix things. At the Tinkerbell Station girls are encouraged to get familiar working with tools. It’s part of fostering a culture of repair rather than throwing things away.
In this episode of Metro Vancouver Close Up, wearable art is the fashion focus in Port Moody, Maple Ridge tackles solutions to homelessness, and Eco-Fashion Week puts local designers in the spotlight as they minimize waste and maximize fashion.
Ending homelessness in ten years — that’s the goal of a new region-wide plan that relies on capacity building, housing, prevention and support. And, the City of Maple Ridge has convened a Homelessness Solutions Task Force to develop their approach.
Effective use of land is key to a prosperous urban region and in Metro Vancouver, two keystone areas are town centres and industrial – also known as ‘employment lands’. Maple Ridge is contributing to these regional priorities by offering a range of development incentives in both its town centre and employment lands.
Fighting fires might take a lot of water, but this Maple Ridge fire hall certainly doesn’t! See how the newly rebuilt hall, along with the Maple Ridge SPCA, uses a variety of innovations to keep water and energy use as low as possible, without sacrificing functionality.
On February 6th, 2015, Metro Vancouver announced a significant financial bequest from the estate of a Metro Vancouver resident, earmarked to support the Regional Parks system. Find out who made this generous donation and how it will be spent.
It’s an autumn tradition in Maple Ridge. Spawning salmon are returning to Kanaka Creek Regional Park and so is this popular family event!