June 11, 2024

Fraser Valley Business News 


The City of Delta and BC Hydro have reached a licencing agreement, which allows 10 DC Fast Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to be installed in 11 parking spots at the Delta Sports Development Complex in Ladner.

Ladner Village Market has officially opened to celebrate its 28th season.

A restoration project for the parking lot at the Sungod Recreation Centre in North Delta has been put out for bids by the City of Delta. In addition to the pavement, BC Hydro will be constructing four charging stations for electric vehicles when the project is underway.

A public information meeting will be held at the Ladner Community Centre on June 11th by the City of Delta. The meeting is intended to provide residents with additional information regarding the new application for the second phase of the Evergreen Lane project.

An analysis by Salim Kassam of Kadence Hospitality & Development revealed that Ladner Village could accommodate a six-story hotel, which also features commercial spaces. The study was presented to the city council on June 3rd.



The Back Room, located at 14989 Marine Drive, is working on and about to launch a new menu.

Francis Bradley, President and CEO at Electricity Canada, is the featured speaker for Smart Energy Vancouver 2024, which will be held on November 4 – 5.

Apple Dental Implant Centre now offers “Teeth in a Day” (All-on-X) services and dental hygiene services in its White Rock location, 1115 Stayte Rd.



Excel Career College is celebrating the opening of their Surrey Campus on June 14th from 1-6 pm at 130-9850 King George Blvd.

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Angie Whitfield has been appointed as the new CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade.

Softline Solutions recently installed a new playground surface in Laxgalts’ap, near the Pacific Coast of BC.

Emily Davies has been promoted from articled student to associate at Clark Wilson’s Estates & Trusts group. Her litigation services include capacity and undue influence claims, executor and trustee compensation, breach of fiduciary duty claims, passing of executor and trustee accounts, wills variation claims, applications to have a document declared a will, committee-ship applications, and unjust enrichment claims.

Alexa Benzinger has joined Clark Wilson as an associate with the Family Law group. Her services include cohabitation agreements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, marriage agreements, separation agreements, divorce, property division, spousal support, child support, custody and guardianship, and parenting arrangements.

Otter Co-op and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) are preparing to unveil a fresh brand and format called Co-op Essentials later this week, which is scheduled to open on June 11.

Clark Wilson is pleased to announce that Harman Kang has joined the firm as an associate in our Commercial Real Estate Law practice group. Harman’s practice covers real estate acquisitions, sales and financings residential, retail, office, industrial, and mixed-use developments and contract drafting and reviews.

A Networking Night will be hosted at Ocean Pointe Business Centre, Unit #404 – 1688 152 St, Surrey, on June 19th.

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is looking for public feedback on designs for the eight stations that will make up the first major transit project south of the Fraser River in 30 years. Beginning June 18, 2024, the public is invited to preview and provide input on the design of the eight new SkyTrain stations, including station entrances and adjacent plazas. The public engagement will run until June 30, 2024, and includes four in-person open houses in Surrey and Langley, and a virtual information session. The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project will extend the Expo Line 16 kilometres primarily along Fraser Highway from King George SkyTrain Station in Surrey to Langley City.

On June 9, 2024, the King George SkyTrain in Metro Vancouver will reopen to commuters after a month and a half of TransLink maintenance.

Parkin Architects, designed, in collaboration with ZGF Architects and EllisDon as general contractor, the new Surrey Hospital and BC Cancer Centre, which aims to exceed LEED Gold standards. This innovative facility will integrate digital and virtual care technologies to enhance patient care both inside and outside the hospital.

We’re thrilled to be part of this groundbreaking project, one of the first of its kind in Canada!

The annual fare increase for TransLink‘s bus, SkyTrain, and SeaBus services will take effect on July 1, 2024.

According to GoDaddy Venture Forward, British Columbia is home to the highest concentration of online microbusinesses in Canada, beating Ontario, which ranks in second place, and Alberta in third.

Dr. Daniel Vigo has been appointed by the Province as the Chief Scientific Advisor for Psychiatry, Toxic Drugs, and Concurrent Disorders in British Columbia.



Monarch House Ltd, a Canadian leader in interdisciplinary behavioural health services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental challenges, is excited to announce the opening of its 12th clinic in Langley.

McAsphalt Industries Limited has recently opened a new facility in Ashcroft. This facility will cater to the BC interior region and provide additional support to the Langley facility.

White Cap Canada has recently become a distributor of Sika Roofing Solutions in Western Canada.

The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is seeking input from the public regarding the designs of the eight stations that will comprise the first significant transportation initiative south of the Fraser River in three decades.

Giftjoy has recently expanded its operations across BC and is excited to welcome its newest partner, Sage and Solace Farm, located in Langley.

Brookswood Estates Showhome is celebrating its grand opening on June 15th at 34A Street & 208th Street, Langley.

The Langley Chamber of Commerce welcomes their newest members: Walnut Grove Neighbours, Charisma Creative, Jenny Merk, Vancouver Freeze Dry and Back in black Bookkeeping.



Vicki Raw has been appointed to fill the position of Acting Executive Director of ShelterBox Canada for the upcoming year.

Tracy Evan has recently started a new position as Enterprise Systems Manager at University of the Fraser Valley.

Nominations are now open for the annual Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. Recognize an inspiring local business by nominating them for one of 12 awards here:

BW Global Food Systems in Abbotsford received a $288,000 grant from the BCCAI to build state-of-the-art greenhouses and boost productivity.

Sahota’s Live Grill will be opening to 2649 Trethewey St., Abbotsford, taking over the space formerly occupied by Original Joe’s.

The provincial government is providing $25 million to Vitalus Nutrition to help expand its dairy plant in Abbotsford to 143,500 square feet.

The provincial government has allocated $195,000 to build an accessible playground at the John Maclure Community School.

The Lookout Housing and Health Society will run the 59-unit emergency shelter at the old Travelodge Bakerview Inn on Sumas Way as part of the Homelessness Action Response Temporary Housing and Homelessness Action Response Team programs.

La Diperie is set to open on June 24th in the same space as Jugo Juice, located in the Mount Lehman Centre in west Abbotsford.



Happy Belly Food Group Inc., has opened its newest Heal Wellness branch in Chilliwack.

Josh Berenbaum of the University of the Fraser Valley won the Canadian College Baseball Conference Cy Young Award.

Pedal Sport has moved to its new location at 45960 Alexander Ave.

BC Firearms Academy has announced its new course, the Introduction to Dynamic Shooting at Chilliwack Fish & Game Protective Association, 48685 Chilliwack Lake Rd.

The Ann Davis Transition Society will host its 9th Annual Drive-Thru Breakfast Fundraiser on June 20th, at Elements Casino in Chilliwack. The event will be catered by the Chilliwack Firefighters Charitable Society.

The Farm Store in Yarrow, at 4540 Simmons Road Chilliwack, is celebrating its 10th anniversary on June 22nd.

The Chilliwack Rotary Pool, located at 46245 Reece Avenue, is now open.



Kelo Cannabis will soon be having its grand opening in Pitt Meadows.

The Pitt Meadows Regional Airport had a perimeter fence installed and a culvert replaced with the assistance of a $520,000 provincial government grant to enhance emergency personnel access to the property.



A $5,000 check from members of the Maple Ridge Community Foundation was presented to the Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited Breakfast Program to support the funding of family-style meal programs for students, with the goal of promoting social support and healthy eating habits.

Nominations for the City of Maple Ridge‘s Business Innovation Awards are being accepted from June 1 to September 2, 2024.



Lacey Construction Ltd. turns 25 and wins Georgie Award for best production home.

The Fujikawa Garden and interpretive sign in Silverdale Park, located at 29780 Donatelli Ave., will officially open on June 27th with a strawberry picnic.

Mission City Farmers Market is looking for a honey vendor, which will be part of the market’s BC Nutritional Coupon program. Visit the website for more details.

The city granted Mission Naturals Inc. permission to manufacture cannabis-infused beverages on June 3 following an amendment to a zoning bylaw.

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