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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    The Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Harrison Dickie in his new role as Chief Councillor of the Fort Nelson First Nation. We look forward to continuing to work with Fort Nelson First Nation and Chief Dickie. Our gratitude goes out to Liz Logan and Sharleen Gale for their dedication and service to the Fort Nelson First Nation Community. We recognize the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Political, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Infrastructure Spending—Real Bang for the Buck! Infrastructure Spending—Real Bang for the Buck! One of our pet peeves at the Canadian Chamber is when governments talk about infrastructure investment purely in terms of how many billions they’re spending, often with few details about what the infrastructure is trying to achieve. That’s why, last month, we released a report ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, General News Article
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    The Canadian Chamber issued the following Policy Alert and in discussion with other Chambers we believe there could be impacts on most businesses. We will be investigating further and submitting comments to Finance Canada. If you have any comments or feedback you would like to provide directly please contact the Chamber office, the Canadian Chamber or Finance Canada directly at the links below. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    Update: 16/08/2017 Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources responded to our letter to Premier John Horgan. Read Minister Mungall's letter here. Prior to Premier Horgan being sworn into office the Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce called on him to tie resource development to local communities. Read our letter here. There is a call from rural and remote communities ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    5 Minutes for Business: The Explosive Debate around Minimum Wage The Explosive Debate around Minimum Wage Big increases to minimum wage are becoming fashionable in Canada: first Alberta (from $12.20 currently to $15 in October 2018), then B.C. (from $10.35 to $11.35 in September 2017) and now Ontario (from $11.40 to $15.00 in January 2019, a 30% hike in 18 months). Are workers better off or does ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Political
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    The BC Chamber of Commerce has partnered with BC Business Magazine to bring a new depth to efforts to drive greater economic success in British Columbia. The Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce along with the Dawson Creek and Tumbler Chambers met with Val Litwin, BC Chamber CEO to discuss the unique needs of northern and rural communities at the BC Chamber AGM. We stressed that businesses operating in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, June 08, 2017
    How Europe Got her Groove Back How Europe Got Her Groove Back Now that the European elections have come and gone with favourable results, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business , Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on the prosperous impact these elections have fostered for both the European and Canadian economies. With Europe already proving to be ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Education, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Budget 2017 – Let’s Not “Wait and See” Budget 2017 – Let’s Not “Wait and See” In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business , Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, addresses all the hype - or lack thereof - surrounding the release of the federal budget 2017. It seems all the buildup fostered by the Liberals did not ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Political
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    Budget 2017: More Urgently Needed to Close Canada’s Competitiveness Gap - Click here for the full article The Canadian Chamber of Commerce - Analysis of the Federal Budget 2017 . The full budget information can be found here :
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    View this email in your browser Federal Budget: BC Chamber wary of continued federal deficits, welcomes key investments into tech, energy and skills VANCOUVER, March 22, 2017 – Though wary of the ramifications of the continued federal deficit, the BC Chamber welcomes the federal government’s investments into technology and innovation, clean energy and skills training. Most notably, ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    The Number One Threat to America - Border Taxes The Number One Threat to America - Border Taxes In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business , Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, hits the pause button on the renegotiation of NAFTA for a brief moment to redirect his attention toward the proposed Border Adjustment Tax and how it might be a bigger problem than we ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, March 03, 2017
    What to Expect When You're Expecting (a Federal Budget!) What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Federal Budget!) In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business , Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on what three big developments to expect when the much-anticipated bundle of joy that is the federal budget makes its way into the world, kicking ...read more
    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Wednesday, February the 22 nd was a special night for Fort Nelson. Hosted at the Phoenix Theatre , the 22 nd annual Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Excellence Awards gave the community a chance to come together in celebration of businesses and individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference in our lives. The recipients of the 2016 Business & ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, February 17, 2017
    Ten Ways to Build a Canada that Wins Perrin Beatty – 16/02/2017 – 0 Today, we are releasing Ten Ways to Build a Canada that Wins —a list of 10 opportunities Canada can seize right now to regain its competitiveness, improve its productivity and grow its economy. We have also outlined specific recommendations to advocate throughout the year. This is a change from the annual list ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, February 17, 2017
    NEWS RELEASE Rural Dividend Funding Approved Coming Together to Build Community Economic Capacity in the Northern Rockies. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations through the Rural Dividend Program has approved a grant of $10,000 in project ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Friday, February 17, 2017
    NEWS RELEASE Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Chamber Week ______________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17 th , 2017 – The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has proclaimed February 20-24, 2017 Chamber of Commerce Week to recognize the unwavering commitment of the Fort Nelson & District Chamber of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Political
    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    News from the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality: 2017 NRRM Budget Reduction Preview February 16, 2017 2017 NRRM BUDGET REDUCTION PREVIEW In anticipation of the 2017 Budget meeting, a budget reduction summary package has been produced and will be included in the 2017 Budget meeting agenda. The purpose of the document is to provide information on potential budget reductions that Council may ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Are you a business located outside of BC doing business in BC? Find out if you are required to pay Provincial Sales Tax (PST), collect and remit PST or both. For more information see bulletin Businesses from Outside BC . Questions? Go to gov.bc.ca/pst , email CTBTaxQuestions@gov.bc.ca or call toll free 1 877-388-4440. What is PST? PST is a retail sales tax that is payable when taxable goods, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Friday, December 11, 2015
    The Chamber of Commerce promotes Shopping Local. Local businesses are the largest supporters of our charities and events – we see zero return from out of town business. Local businesses donate unselfishly to the many events held in Fort Nelson and when we support local business the community as a whole wins through more selection and more employment opportunities. As a business or an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
    Monday, December 07, 2015
    December 7, 2015 No to Exportation of Raw Logs from the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Chamber of Commerce strongly believes companies have a social responsibility to the communities they operate in and that the Province has a responsibility to ensure open and fair management of our forest resources. As such the Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce does ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Monday, October 05, 2015
    Today’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Helps Secure Canada’s Economic Future Guillaum (Will) Dubreuil – 05/10/2015 – 0 Atlanta, October 5, 2015 – Following several days of tough negotiations in Atlanta, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce salutes the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “This is an exciting moment for Canada,” said the ...read more
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