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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
         Key investments in housing and childcare – but business bracing for massive tax hikeKey Word Downgraded in Budget: Innovation    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Victoria, February 20, 2018 – Today’s provincial budget reflects a social agenda with meaningful investments in both housing attainability and childcare – two areas of deep interest to the BC Chamber network –  but it leaves the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    News Release - February 13, 2018  Northern Chambers to meet with Ministers in Victoria.  February 19 - 23, 2018 is Chamber of Commerce week in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and in the  Province of British Columbia. The Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce will be joining the BC Chamber of Commerce and other Northern Chambers in Victoria during Chamber Week to meet with ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Friday, February 09, 2018
     News Release from the BC Chamber of Commerce      BC Chamber of Commerce on the BC Government’s plan to increase minimum wage.  Vancouver, February 8, 2018 – The BC Chamber of Commerce calls on the provincial government to maintain certainty and predictability as minimum wage set to rise to by 2021.   “Predictability and certainty are what’s on our members’ minds,” said Val Litwin, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Political
    Thursday, January 18, 2018
        Yesterday, two important announcements were made that impact the Canadian business community. Please see our reactions below.Bank of Canada Interest Rate Increase: The Canadian Chamber Urges Caution  Following yesterday’s announcement of a 0.25% increase in the prime lending rate, we urge the Bank of Canada to be cautious about future increases.   While Canada’s ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Two new funding programs announcedView this email in your browserNew funding programs to drive innovation and economic priorities in the North  Prince George, B.C., January 16, 2018 - For immediate releaseNorthern Development Initiative Trust announced two new funding programs today that will support innovation projects in traditional northern B.C. industries and key ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017
      In Praise of ProfitIn this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Jayson Myers, our Senior Vice President of Policy, examines the role profit plays in driving growth and assuring economic prosperity for Canadians. This role should be a fundamental tenet of all government decision-making. Our governments must at least be aware of the negative impact higher taxes and regulatory ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Political
    Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    The Comeau Case and Interprovincial Trade   The Comeau Case and Interprovincial TradeIn this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Aaron Van Tassel, our Business Law Committee Intern, examines the Comeau case, which will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada this week, and the lasting impact it could have on interprovincial trade.    When Gerard Comeau crossed over to Québec from New ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Political
    Wednesday, November 01, 2017
     The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has issued the following news release:    FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE                                                                              October27, 2017    The NRRM is Open for Wood-based Manufacturing Business  FORT NELSON,B.C.– A smallcommunityinBC’slargest (geographically) municipality,FortNelsonisstrugglingwith the loss ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
         Small Business Week!  This week, we celebrate all the the small businesses and entrepreneurs that make our communities stronger, grow our economic prosperity, and showcase BC grit and determination. Read more about the people who power BC.  We congratulate all Chambers in the network for the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Political
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Fighting for NAFTA—Better to Have No Deal than a Bad Deal   Fighting for NAFTA—Better to Have No Deal than a Bad DealIn this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, provides an update on the NAFTA negotiations and the potentially deal-breaking proposals U.S. negotiators have presented. Read 5 Minutes for Business to ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    UPDATE:  Aug 25, 2017If your business is incorporated, then you could be facing a larger tax bill and big compliance costs from the government’s new proposals to change the way corporations are taxed. Here are three things you need to know about the tax changes proposed by the federal government:Do you employ family members? The government wants to scrutinize their compensation to apply a much ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Political
    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