Well it's official. The old used car lot at 207th Avenue and Lougheed Highway - between Subway and the Ridge Meadows Maternity Clinic - is finally getting a new tenant, the Mageta Medical Clinic.
And what great new tenants they will be for the community.
According to Warren Wall, the superintendent for Spire Development, there is going to be eight offices with doctors and a new pharmacy.
Plus there could be a dentist and a massage therapy clinic in there too.
Also, as part of the project, the District of Maple Ridge asked Spire Development for a new curb, sidewalk, and light post along Lougheed Highway.
BUILDERS GO PINK
Haney Builders Supplies and Maple Ridge fire department are teaming up to fight bullying, according to Haney Builders salesperson Mike Christie.
On Feb. 27, which is National Anti-bullying Day, staff at Haney Builders will don the pink shirts the firefighters sell as a fundraiser.
"I'm trying to make this a event in the community and really show that both us and the fire department are raising awareness about this serious issue," he said.
PENNIES COLLECTED FOR CHARITY
I know my pennies will go to a good cause now that the coin has been discontinued. Both Canadian Tire and Tim Hortons will be collecting pennies for their associated charities.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart will collect decommissioned pennies from customers to help financially disadvantaged kids in the community participate in organized sport and recreation by removing the financial barriers that prevent children from participating.
One hundred per cent of the revenue from Jumpstart donation boxes in stores stays in the community where it was donated.
And at Tim Hortons every penny really does count for the Tim Horton Children's Foundation.
Each year, the foundation collects almost $1 million in pennies dropped into collection boxes. Tim Horton Children's Foundation is asking Canadians to give their remaining pennies a fond farewell by donating them to support kids in need across Canada with the gift of camp.
In 2012, the Timmy's sent more than 15,000 children to camp. More than 75 per cent of revenue generated by the foundation comes from coin boxes, with coin boxes at Tim Hortons counters and drivethrus raising about $7 million annually. Kudos to both companies.
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