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Maple Ridge Climate Hub Blog

Time for a new furnace? Consider a heat pump

If it’s time to replace your furnace, there are lots of reasons to consider a heat pump. Our family’s main purpose was to reduce the climate impact that came from burning gas to heat our home. That...

New Parks, Recreation & Culture Plan downplays the importance of nature and the environment

Statements, goals, and strategies to honour nature and protect the environment have traditionally formed a major part of Maple Ridge’s parks, recreation and cultural planning.  However, in the...

Alouette River development: Controversy, climate and reconciliation

The recent discovery of the bodies of more than 200 children buried in unmarked graves on the grounds of the Kamloops Residential School hit many of us in a visceral way that even the agonizing...

Taking the electric vehicle plunge

I bought my 2001 apple red Honda Accord when it was two years old. The prized ride of an elderly gent who had recently given up driving, this little darling had only 20,000 well-maintained clicks when...

Maple Ridge Transportation Plan ready for five-year overhaul

Last week I went for a bike ride. I’m one of the lucky ones who worked from home even before COVID-19 came to visit, so my work routine hasn’t suffered while we all stay at home and master the art of...