Zoetica Environmental Consulting Services was founded in 2011 by Dr. Bears, based on a heartfelt desire to provide superior consulting services founded on objective, science-based decision making. As a firm that has rapidly gained trust by regulators, Zoetica has obtained ongoing contracts with municipal governments, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Parks Canada, First Nations, private clients, and decision-making organizations. We are thrilled to have recently opened a second office in Maple Ridge, and to have joined the Chamber of Commerce of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. As an introductory offer, we pleased to be offering a 10% discount on consulting services for the first project conducted for new clients that are part of the Chamber, up to a limited contract value of $30,000 for the duration of 2018.  

    Business Name: Zoetica Environmental Consulting Services (Includes sister Company Zoetica Wildlife Research Services Inc.) (Collectively called “Zoetica”)

    Name: Dr. Heather Bears

    Address: 102-22351 St. Anne Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 2E7. Second office: 1110-1111 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 4M3

    Phone: 604-467-1111 (Landline)


    Published: Dec. 11, 2017



    From Chaos to Peace Consulting Inc.

    * Clutter Clearing * Home/Home-Office, Office and Paperwork Organization * System Set-Up for Paper and Finance Workflows

    Your home and (home-) office are a metaphor for your life, because there is an energetic connection between you and your home belongings. Everything in your outer environment is a reflection of something that's inside of you.
    You probably don't realize how much clutter can hold you back and keep you stuck. When too many things in your environment are connected to your past, it's difficult to create a new tomorrow. Your life and business will tend to continue in the same old rut.
    Clutter Clearing can get you unstuck, getting organized is simply a nice side-effect.
    What is clutter?
    1) Things you don't use or love
    2) Things that are untidy or disorganized
    3) Too many things in too small a space
    4) Anything unfinished
    Just like a professional organizer I help you tidy and organize your stuff, and in addition I help you discover why it accumulated in the first place. Without this realization, the clutter will usually just build up again.
    The process I offer is about letting go of the things that no longer fit with who you are or where you are heading. You will feel a weight has lifted off your shoulders, you will have more energy and you will love your life, home and business more.
    Conny Graf


    Published: Sept. 26 2017



    Introducing Service Canada’s Mobile Outreach Services:


    Service Canada representatives travel to selected communities (rural, remote, and urban) to  provide assistance. Through our mobile outreach services, Service Canada staff members work with local communities, non-profit and advocacy groups, health-care professionals, Aboriginal bands and councils, provincial/territorial governments, volunteer organizations, employers, industry and professional associations, educational institutions, unions, and other partner organizations.


    Through these partnerships, we increase awareness of Government of Canada programs and facilitate access to the services and benefits available. We work together with community partners to provide information on programs that benefit all our clients, including:


    • Aboriginal people

    • families and children

    • newcomers to Canada

    • people with disabilities

    • seniors

    • veterans

    • youth and students


    Our information service is free of charge and can include:

    • on-site seminars for groups or

    organizations and information sessions


    For further inquiries or if you would like to schedule an information session, please contact: Aileen Mittoni at aileen.mittoni@servicecanada.gc.ca  

    Published: July 17 2017


  • Supreme Structural Transport Ltd.

    Located in Maple Ridge, BC, Supreme Structural Transport Ltd. has been operating since 1945. We were first known as Harry Toomey and Sons (1945) until Harry retired in 1975. As one of Vancouver’s structural moving pioneers, Harry helped forge the local standards of the moving industry.

    In the last 35 years we’ve expanded from the house moving and raising industry to include many unique relocation projects. In addition to some very delicate heritage buildings, we have moved yachts, submarines, tanks, transformers, vessels, bridges, ferry modules, industrial equipment and large commercial buildings. Many of these projects involve the design and fabrication of specialized moving equipment. Our expertise has been required as far north as Roberts Bay, Nunavut, and as far south as Colon, Panama.

    In 1992, our company became a founding member of the British Columbia Structural Movers Association. By encouraging all movers in the province to meet and discuss common concerns, we have been able to improve the safety, efficiency, cost and availability of our services to all the British Columbians. On a larger scale, our membership in the International Association of Structural Movers provides us with access to the latest developments in the industry around the world.

    In these competitive times we strive not only to provide quality professional service, but to utilize our skills and technology to offer the most efficient methods on the market to British Columbia, Canada and North America.

    If you’ve got a structural transportation challenge and you’d like to work with an established, experienced company, contact us today. 

    Published: June 19 2017


  • Upstream Pump Service Ltd.

    Upstream Pump Service Ltd are are experts in Septic, Sewage, and Storm water pump systems and highly recommended in the industry. Located in Maple Ridge, BC we service Residential, Commercial, and Industrial customers throughout Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. We have access to various contractors, pumps, tanks, floats, valves, control panels etc..for any job. We Specialize in a range of services unique to submersible pump systems and have all the equipment necessary to perform our various jobs safely and efficiently.

    Our pump services are designed so that your pump system is reliable and up to 40% more energy efficient. We reduce potential operating costs and failures of equipment through proper installation coupled by our preventative maintenance program (PMP).

    Our Sump Pump and Lift Station services include but aren't limited to:

    • Preventative Maintenance Program
    • Installations of Sump Pump, Septic Pump and Lift Station Systems
    • Replacement to Pumps, Control Panels and Parts
    • Pump Repairs
    • Emergency 24/7 Services
    • Septic Vacuum Truck Scheduling
    • Electronic Control Panel Troubleshooting
    • Back-up Pump Systems
    • High Level Alarms
    • Septic Tank Maintenance Service
    • Confined Space Entry and Hole Watch Service

    If you have a sump pump in your home or business it's always a good idea to know if it's running correctly. Our trained technicians can put your mind at ease by performing complete service inspections on all submersible pump systems. The state of your system is analyzed, recorded, and recommendations are then made to reduce your chances of sudden equipment failure. Once your system is in good operating condition, a preventative maintenance program can be setup to help keep your pump system running that way. 

    Published: June 12 2017


  • Complete Care Pet Sitting

    Experienced, compassionate cat and dog care
    in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows!

    We know how hard it is to find someone you can trust with your pet and your home. But with Complete Care Pet Sitting, you can relax. Whether it’s in-home visits or daily walks, your best friend will receive only the highest quality care from an insured, licensed, bonded and experienced pet sitter. Most importantly, we’ll always treat your pet with the utmost kindness, compassion and respect.

    Since every situation and every pet is unique, we always listen to our clients’ needs. In addition to our standard services, we can work with you to create individually-tailored levels of enrichment, fun and attention depending on your pet’s needs and your lifestyle. Does your cat enjoy daily brushings? Does your dog need extra-long walks? Just let us know!

    It’s important that both you and your pet feel comfortable with the pet sitter you choose. The Meet & Greet is a great way for us all to get to know each other better! During this initial consultation, we’ll talk in detail about your pet, their routine, their personality, and what your needs are.

    Email or give us a call to set up your complimentary,
    no obligation meet and greet consultation.

    Published: June 5 2017


  • Lupita Mexican Foods

    Lupita Mexican Foods is 100% original and authentic Mexican tacos and foods located in the downtown core of the Maple Ridge community.

    Working with great passion and continuing the legacy of our grandma' Catalina Espejo Munoz, who had a taqueria and meat shop at the public market in our hometown Ayala Morelos, Mexico for 45 years. We are committed to using local ingredients, to help keep this wonderful city vibrant and moving forward.

    Fresh Mexican Food & Products

    Products made in store include a variety of fresh salsas, guacamole, quesos, crema, chipotle fish taco sauce, tortilla soup, mexican rice, beans, tortillas, regular and organic chips, meat or vegetable tamales, dips and so much more ready to go!

    We use local 100% natural ingredients, no preservatives, no msg, gluten and peanut free and tons of vegan options!


    Published: May 29 2017


  • Maple Ridge Transmission

    Are you having major problems with your transmission? Do you need a professional company for top-notch repairs that improve the performance of your vehicle?

    At Maple Ridge Transmission, we are committed to offering you exceptional services that put your needs first. Our work has provided countless customers throughout the Lower Mainland and British Columbia with reliable and affordable services! Our automotive professionals have focused on transmission repair, restoration and even rebuild virtually any type of car, whether manual or automatic, foreign or domestic. For over two decades our team has the skills and experience you need to get your vehicle running properly.

    Services Include:


    Published: May 23 2017

  • Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine

    Parinya Loptson is the co-owner and executive chef of Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine, one of the most popular Thai restaurants in the Lower Mainland. She originally learned to cook growing up in Thailand and is now sharing it with others – much to our delight. Now, with the same award-winning menu in both Langley and Maple Ridge, she is branching out to share the joys of Thai cooking in new and exciting ways.

    Parinya is constantly learning and experimenting with new methods and techniques, including her upcoming trip to Thailand where she will train with some of the best chefs in the country, studying advanced plating techniques and creating traditional dishes with unique and modern twists. Look for special menu items at Ban Chok Dee in the coming months to sample the results of her new knowledge.

    Parinya wants her customers to experience an overall culinary sensation that includes tastes, appearance and atmosphere that will instill a life-long love of Thai cuisine. For several years, she has been passing on her knowledge through cooking classes on the patio of her Langley restaurant, and she hopes that her students will be able to take home what they learn and share it with others. “I want to share what I know and bring different ideas to people,” she says. “When I see people having fun and becoming passionate about Thai cooking, it makes me feel good inside. I love hearing success stories from my former students about impressing their friends and family with Thai cooking that they learned from us at Ban Chok Dee!”


    Published: May 15 2017


  • Angela Fennelow - Sunlife Financial

    As a business owner and mother of three young children, I understand how challenging it is to make time to plan. I take a client-centred approach to building my business and will work closely with you to fully understand your specific situation and goals. Based on your needs, I’ll help you make informed financial choices to build your savings and protect what you save against unexpected events and to prepare financially for the future. 

    Complimentary, no obligation initial reviews that take only 30 minutes.Will meet you at your home, business or my home office. Call or email today to set your appointment!


    Published: May 8 2017


  • Schooley Mitchell Vancouver

    Schooley Mitchell delivers expert advice to companies large and small, offering a broad range of services that include the analysis of telecom and merchant processing needs, assessment of best alternatives and the implementation of cost-reduction strategies.

    Bjorn Frohnsdorf and his team serve the Greater Vancouver business community, offering independent and objective recommendations based solely on the client’s best interests. On average, Schooley Mitchell reduces telecom and merchant processing expenses by 28 percent, typically without the need to change vendors.

    We offer a no obligation and no cost audit of each client’s communications systems and expenses. There is no upfront cost for our service. We are only paid if we deliver savings, and even then, we are only paid a share of the savings we find. The only thing our clients have to lose is the overhead!


    Published: May 1 2017


  • The Sparkle Team

    The Sparkle Team is a strata and residential home cleaning service with over 30 years of combined staff experience. We guarantee high quality service and custom home care to the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Langley, and Tri-Cities areas with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

    Our team is well trained, enthusiastic, and motivated to provide innovative home cleaning techniques and go above and beyond your expectations. Sparkle Team will work around your busy schedule, providing flexible appointments, including same day bookings, and will create a personalized cleaning service program to accommodate almost any budget. We offer custom designed home cleaning services to fit the specific needs of your house and family that combine easy payment options and terms including senior discounts.

    Don’t spend your valuable personal time cleaning your home.  Allow Sparkle Team to do the job right and give you and your family the freedom to do the things you love!

    Published: April 3 2017


  • Maple Ridge Hyundai

    Maple Ridge Hyundai is a proud affiliate to Kelowna Hyundai and the Buy Direct Truck Centre in the Okanagan. As one of the fastest growing auto groups in BC, Maple Ridge Hyundai is proud of their award winning customer service and being apart of such a wonderful community. We are excited to continually grown and become even more involved with this community!

    Maple Ridge Hyundai offers an awesome array of excellent new Hyundai models on location, but we also have a huge inventory of used cars at our dealership as well. When you select the perfect model for your automotive needs, our finance team will work with you to find the best way to make you a car owner on the best possible car loan and Hyundai lease for your specific needs.

    Once you're an owner, Maple Ridge Hyundai is still here to help you have the best experience possible. Our customers love our on-site car service and maintenance staff and department, where highly trained technicians use the best equipment and only certified Hyundai parts on your car, keeping your model running smoothly and reliably for years to come.

    For the entire car buying and ownership process, Maple Ridge Hyundai is here to help. If you are interested in more information about any of the products or services we have to offer here, come in and visit us soon! 

    Published: March 27 2017


  • Arbonne Canada - Michelle Beaton

    The Arbonne experience starts with changing your skin, then it’s about changing your life. Arbonne transforms lives through pure, botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested products; a pure, healthy lifestyle; and the pure joy of helping others.

    For over 35 years, this has been the hallmark of our product integrity. From the beginning, Arbonne has developed products by combining the best of nature with leading science. Our mission is to always improve and evaluate our ingredient policy as an ever-evolving standard of excellence. This means we continuously challenge ourselves to do better and better.

    It’s not just what we put in our products that makes them superior. It’s what we choose to formulate without. We integrate the most beneficial botanical ingredients from nature with the principles of green chemistry — we craft products with integrity, expertise and innovation. And we do it responsibly, taking care of our earth at the same time.

    Published: March 20 2017


  • Sylvan Learning Centre

    We know you want the best for your child, in school and in life. Choosing Sylvan for tutoring is about setting your child up for success. Discover how Sylvan works for families like yours — from our personal approach, to our interactive learning, to our amazing results.

    Learning should be personal and we understand no two students are exactly alike. This is why we offer diverse programs and a personal approach to make sure your child is learning in a way that works best for him or her — at the right pace, in the right style, with the right skills. We dig much deeper than other tutoring companies, and the insight we gather allows us to create a personal learning plan, with unmatched insight just for your child.  

    Sylvan offers tutoring in reading, writing, math, study skills and homework support K-12; as well as our cutting EDGE & STEM programs that include robotics, coding, and engineering for kids! Come visit us and let our educators turn frustration into confidence, B's into A's and dreamers into life-long achievers. After all, your child’s future starts right now!

    Watch here to understand how we gather information for our assessments and see why Sylvan is the best choice for getting results for your child! https://youtu.be/aedoFM8FaLQ

    Published: March 14 2017


  • The Sudsy Dog Grooming Salon

    Here at The Sudsy Dog Grooming Salon we are lifelong animal lovers, so we’ve created a gentle and quality and grooming salon that our own dogs would be happy to go to, and that we, as dog parents, would be comfortable taking them to. The dogs enjoy coming into get groomed at Sudsy Dog because we take care to make them not only look good but feel good too. We offer flexible appointment times so if you prefer to have your dog done straight through or left all day while you run errands, we can schedule that.

    The Sudsy Dog uses high quality shampoos and strives for a clean and safe environment. We specialize in pet trims suited for the comfort and convenience for the pet and owner as well as large dogs that need de shedding. We also offer walk in nail trimming any time we are open, no appointment needed. Come by and meet us if you have any questions about grooming.

    Published: March 6 2017


  • Professional Live Arts for Youth

    PLAY Society is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing professional and affordable arts programs to families in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. We have been providing weekly and after school programs here for just over a year and are excited to continue. Our programs are mainly drama/musical theatre/improv based and focus on children between 4-11yrs. Our teachers are trained, full of energy and great with kids. Drama is such a great way for kids to come out of their shell, build confidence and make friends.

    Our next session will be taking place at the South Bonson Community Centre on Wednesdays beginning in April. The groups will be rehearsing the theatrical version of Tangled, a show filled with action, adventure, songs and a happy ending. Spaces do fill up fast though, if you are interested please contact us. There are also scholarships available to those who need them.

    ALSO, mention this newsletter and receive 30% OFF your first program.

    Check us out on Facebook or online at playsociety.ca

    Professional. Affordable. Fun. 

    Published: February 27 2017


  • Brownie's Chicken & Seafood

    Brownies Chicken and Seafood is a new take on an old name. Brownies Chicken and Seafood is a locally owned and operated, quick service style restaurant that offers quality food, made fresh for you and your family.

    The owners, Gary and Janice, were part of the original Brownies Fried Chicken Franchise in the late 70s and early 80s and this is their new Brownies Chicken and Seafood, a modern version of an old favorite. We use 100% transfat free Canola oil in all our recipes, locally sourced Rossdown Chicken, Cavendish fries, and more.

    Our menu includes daily lunch specials, individual and family packs, your choice of regular or Cajun seasoning, and a variety of seafood items. You can find our menu and catering options on our website at www.brownieschicken.com

    Published: February 20 2017



    MNP arrived in Maple Ridge in 2007 via a merger. Known as one of British Columbia's oldest municipalities, this city is surrounded by th majesty of Canada's great outdoors, yet also boasts a vibrant business sector. MNP's local team of 14 professionals, including 3 partners, services Maple Ridge business via a comprehensive suite of consulting, tax and accounting services. Together, we are committed to seeing the city's industry prosper.

    Industries are complex; to be a leader you need to be at the forefront, anticipating and adapting to innovations, economic shifts, market trends and evolving legislation. That's why we continually invest our time and resources into fully understanding the key industry segments our clients operate in. This allows us to provide in-depth insights and tailored solutions to help our clients succeed in a diverse range of sectors, including:

    • Aboriginal
    • Agriculture
    • Credit Unions
    • Food and Beverage Processing
    • Forestry and Forest Products
    • Mining
    • Oilfield Services
    • Private Enterprises

    Published: February 6 2017


  • Pad Thai Restaurant

    Sisters Jenny and Jessie have owned and operated the Pad Thai Restaurant in Pitt Meadows since 1999. Jenny and Jessie moved from their native Thailand to pursue their culinary and business education. After school, they decided to immigrate permanently to Canada to build on their newly developed expertise and passion for authentic Thai cuisine.

    We are committed to providing authentic and creative Thai cuisine. All of our dishes are cooked with passion and a focus on consistency. The harmonious blend of fresh flavour, colour, texture and aroma that is unique to Thai cuisine will leave you breathless.

    We invite you to visit our restaurant. Our wish is you'll enjoy your Thai meal as much as we've enjoyed making them.

    Published: January 23 2017


  • Exodus Colon Health & Wellness

    Elizabeth is the founder and owner of Exodus Colon Health & Wellness, established in 2003, and conveniently located within Origin Health, an integrated and multi-disciplinary wellness clinic in Maple Ridge, BC.

    Elizabeth is a National Board Colon Hydrotherapist (NBCHT), Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner (NNCP), Natural Health Practitioner (C.N.H.P), & a GAPS Practitioner. Elizabeth has worked in both conventional and alternative medicine alongside some of the most respected medical specialist in the health field. She is highly skilled and trusted with over 30 years experience.

    Elizabeth Mazzei is a nutrition, health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys supporting and promoting the message of health. She is passionate about holistic health and her ability to empower, inspire and motivate others to live a healthier vibrant life is inimitable. Her practice is premised upon a balanced and holistic approach to health and overall well-being. She specializes in digestive health and strongly believes that a well-functioning digestive system is the cornerstone to optimal health. Elizabeth integrates a wide range of holistic disciplines and services to create optimal results for her clients. They include; colon hydrotherapy, personalized detox programs, holistic nutrition, lab services, orthomolecular medicine and therapeutic body work.

    Published: January 16 2017


  • Let's Talk Communication

    Do you find it easy to resolve conflict? 
    Can you effectively "Get to Yes" in almost every situation? 
    Can you interact comfortably with peers, teachers, managers, customers or friends in our multicultural society?
    If you said NO to any of these then "The Art of Effective Conversation" is for you. 

    We will help you learn the necessary skills required to have effective conversations by understanding the 3 Key Factors needed to end up in a win/win situation. You will learn how an effective conversation can build rapport, mutual trust and grow relationships whether in business or personal lives. You will be able to identify when a situation you are in is escalating and by using proper communication skills taught in this course, strategically de-escalate it. 

    Come and learn the soft skills required to make any conversation a comfortable one whether an interview, sales pitch or just a conversation with a friend, partner or parent. With today's technology, email, social media and texting, the Art of Conversation has become a lost art. People take it for granted and forget that Conversation is an Art, so let's draw your friends and colleagues into one, not erase you from their memory. To see how we can help, Let's Talk Communication.

    Published: January 9 2017

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