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    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
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    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
    Monday, March 06, 2017
    Good Reminder from the Canada Revenue Agency: Your association or organization has been identified as a key stakeholder of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). We hope you will share the following information with your membership. Protect yourself—tax scams can be costly Have you received a suspicious email , telephone call , letter , or text message claiming to be from the Canada Revenue ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Political
    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
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, February 08, 2017
    The CRA will host the second Payroll Podcast on Automobile and Motor Vehicle Benefits. See below for details: Your association or organization has been identified as a key stakeholder of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). We hope you will share the following information with your membership. English version ***La version française suit*** The Canada Revenue Agency’s payroll podcast ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article
    Wednesday, February 08, 2017
    2016 Census - Population Data received today from Statistics Canada: I am pleased to inform you that the 2016 Census data on population and dwelling counts are now available for Canada, its provinces and territories, its municipalities and other levels of geography. Thanks to the outstanding engagement of Canadians from coast to coast and the unwavering support of organizations like yours, the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Friday, February 03, 2017
    A few weeks ago the Fort Nelson Chamber along with other Chambers across the country and the Canadian Chamber wrote to the Finance Minister to oppose the government's proposal to tax employer-sponsored health and dental benefit plans. In addition to hundreds or thousands of dollars that would be added to Canadians' tax bills, it also could have meant that many employers could no longer ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Human Interest, Political
    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
    Monday, January 16, 2017
    The Department of Finance is considering taxing extended health benefits. Currently employer sponsored health benefits are not taxable. If this tax is implemented Canadians may be at risk of losing their coverage if their employer can’t afford to keep them insured or cost Canadians hundreds or thousands of dollars in additional taxes. Chamber of Commerce letter to government is ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    Thursday, January 05, 2017
    Annual Report: Together, we are building the next 150 years of Canadian business success. 2016: It is hard to remember a year when more has happened. For the Canadian Chamber, this was another successful year, and I would like to thank you for your continued support. We saw our new government reshape Canada’s economic and international agendas. It is under this government that we secured ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Political, Economic, General News Article
    Thursday, December 22, 2016
    The following information was provided by the Canada Revenue Agency. Follow the provided links for more information. Your association or organization has been identified as a key stakeholder of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). We hope you will share the following information with your membership. English version What you need to know about the small business deduction Do you run a small ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, December 08, 2016
    Following is the order from the BCUC in the FortisBC's 2017/2018 Rate Application. To see the full document with attachments click here . Order 1 speaks to the rate increases which are 6.86% effective Jan 2017 and 6.94% effective Jan 2018 . NOW THEREFORE pursuant to sections 59 to 61 of the Utilities Commission Act, and for the reasons attached to Appendix A of this order, the British ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met with senior executives from Chevron Canada Limited (Chevron) and Woodside Energy International Canada Limited (Woodside) on November 16, 2017 to discuss their commitments to the local Fort Nelson business community as co-venturers in the Liard / Horn River Resources upstream component of the proposed Kitimat LNG ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has published a news release entitled Change and Innovation to BC'S Forest Tenure System. This release recognizes that the "the tenure system as set out in the Forest Act is in need of change in order to recognize the problems created by it for communities such as Fort Nelson. It is equally clear that provisions in existing Pulpwood Agreement ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Political
    Thursday, October 27, 2016
    5 Minutes for Business: On November 8, Will the Fever Break? On November 8, Will the Fever Break? In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, proves the U.S. economy is doing much better than the Trump campaign is letting on. Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out what policymakers and business leaders can do if the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    5 Minutes for Business: Are We Ready for the Next Generation of Small Business Owners? Are We Ready for the Next Generation of Small Business Owners? In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, addresses the massive change Canadian business is about to go through. What will be shaking up the business landscape? Is it an ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    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
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    From the BC Government Newsroom: "VANCOUVER - Agreements reached between the government of B.C. and Pacific NorthWest LNG establish the path to a final investment decision on the project and set the stage for a potential US$36-billion investment in Northern B.C. that will be a key driver of jobs and economic activity in the province. B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Michael Culbert, president ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Political