Unit 2 - 22345 North Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 8T2
Located behind Home Hardware
Our office is open from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday except for Statutory Holidays.
Media releases, News Tips, Letters to the Editor, Community Calendar submissions and other submissions must be accompanied by a contact phone number (daytime phone number is preferred) so they can be verified before publication.
Community Calendar Listings can be submitted as a text file in your email, or in a Microsoft Word document.
When submitting photos and artwork for reproduction, the files should be 200 dpi in resolution as RGB jpeg files. If you have a number of photo files, please pick one sample and indicate that you have others in your email.
If you have a large number of files, be they photos, logos, or PDF files, please send an email asking if we need them before sending them. This will avoid, for both parties, large downloads that may not be required.
Please do not submit PDF files for publication unless you have discussed this with an ad representative or one of our creative staff.
Documents with True Type fonts cannot be published in The TIMES. A full set of our production guidelines is available on request.
About The TIMES
The TIMES was established in 1985, and since its inception has grown to be the local news and advertising leader for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The area's population is approaching 100,000 and The TIMES distribution is more than 30,000 homes and businesses. The most up-to-date distribution audit from CCAB can be located at www.bpaw.com.
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have had a unique and storied growth from their establishment in the late 1800s. The coast-to-coast railroad, part of the agreement to bring the west into the Canadian Confederation, still runs along the same rail bed at the edge of the Fraser River. Today that rail link is used by the popular commuter rail service called 'The West Coast Express' and thousands of commuters make their way to Vancouver along a route that has existed for over 120 years.
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have grown from agriculture and resource-based communities into a vibrant mixed industry region. Golf courses are nestled among cranberry and blueberry fields in the northern part of the community. The Fraser River, once dotted almost exclusively by industry, is now a mix of industrial properties, spectacular housing developments and the Pitt Meadows Airport, along with numerous farms and public walkways that have made this area a mecca for cyclists, walkers and bird watchers.
Since 1985, The TIMES has established itself as the leader in local advertising and flyers by offering areas businesses and readers a creative edge unmatched by any other print media. In addition to this strong relationship with the business community, The TIMES holds its annual "Readers' Choice" contest, in which local residents vote for their favourite businesses in over 50 categories. The certificates that are handed out to the winning businesses are proudly displayed around the community. The TIMES is the area's leader in working with the not-for-profit community.
This relationship includes strong ties to the area's arts community, including an extensive sponsorship of programs at the local Arts Centre and Theatre (The ACT), which awarded The TIMES the 'Business of the Year' award at its 2007 AGM. The TIMES is also the key media partner for The Spirit of Wood festival, The Home Show, Canada Day celebrations in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, The Heritage festival on the August Long Weekend, The Jazz and Blues festival in early August and events around the new skate park called 'The School Yard' at Thomas Haney Secondary.
The TIMES is the title media partner for the Annual Rotary Charity Golf Classic and the MeadowRidge Rotary Home Town Heroes Project. In addition, The TIMES is a title sponsor for the Ridge Meadows Hall of Fame Society, a media partner for the Caribbean Festival, Christmas in the Park and numerous other charity events. Local charities that the Times support are the Salvation Army, The Ridge Meadows Hospice Society and The Friends In Need Food Bank.
In 2007 The TIMES received provincial and national citations from the Royal Canadian Legion for our support of their local and national programs. The national citation was the first ever given to a community newspaper in Canada. The TIMES gives generously to the community in recognition of the amazing volunteers that we work with throughout the year. In fact, the front page of over 80 editions of the year features the photo and name of a community volunteer in order to encourage our new residents to become 'engaged' with this great region.
The TIMES is delivered every Tuesday and Thursday to area residents and businesses. Our youth carrier force, backed by a team of distribution professionals that have been accredited by FDSA (Flyer Delivery Standards Association), make The TIMES the newspaper you come home to. Twice a week.
Are we proud of our newspaper? Undoubtedly! But we are equally proud to serve them many loyal readers and businesses that have made The TIMES number one. Call us today, we're here to serve you!