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    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
    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    The Province of BC released the 2017 Budget on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 Click Here for the News Release For full Budget Details see www.bcbudget.gov.bc.ca BC Provincial Budget Tax Changes The 2017 Budget includes the following changes for worker, jobs and business: Eliminating PST on electricity over the coming two years - saving small, medium, large and industrial business across the province $164 ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Political
    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: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Political
    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 through the Rural Dividend Program has approved a grant of $10,000 in project development funding. The project will gather stakeholders from First ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Economic, 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: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    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: Political, Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Special payments and the end of employment Free webinar for businesses The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is pleased to host a free, interactive webinar about special payments and the end of employment. This webinar is the last in a three-part webinar series that provides a more in-depth look at employers’ deduction requirements. The webinar will explain how to: withhold taxes on retiring ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article
    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
    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Received from Service Canada today: The Call for Proposals for Canada Summer Jobs 2017 program is now open. Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative. It delivers funding for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30. Providing support to Indigenous ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, Political, Press Release
    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: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Political
    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: Economic, General News Article, Chamber, Education, Political
    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
    Wednesday, December 07, 2016
    Mr. Trump and the Economy: Making Bond Yields Great Again Mr. Trump and the Economy: Making Bond Yields Great Again In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business , Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial & Tax Policy takes a close look at Mr.Trump's affect on the rising bond yields and why, as Canadians, we should be concerned. With Canadian rates closely following those of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political
    Friday, December 02, 2016
    Submit a nomination now for Canada’s Volunteer Awards! Dear Sir or Madam: The 150 th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation is fast approaching. During this celebration year, it is important to acknowledge that our country would not be the same without the work of volunteers. We would like to recognize the important work of volunteers across the country. The call for nominations for ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    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 22, 2016
    5 Minutes for Business: Keep Calm and Climate On Keep Calm and Climate On In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business guest writer, Katrina Marsh, Director of Natural Resources & Environmental Policy, examines President-elect Donald Trump's effect on North America's burgeoning approach to climate. One that will likely result in a roadblock putting a halt to the international momentum on ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political
    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: Economic, Political, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, November 10, 2016
    5 Minutes for Business: United States of Shock United States of Shock In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, analyzes the jaw-dropping results of the U.S. presidential election and asks the questions, what comes next and what does it mean for Canadian business? Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out what needs to be top ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    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
    Monday, September 26, 2016
    The Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce presented to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. Our written submission can be viewed here . For more information on the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and how you can make your views known see their webpage at www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/finance
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016
    The Liberal Governments first federal budget was released this afternoon. In the Canadian Chamber's report on the budget they give Taxes a D- noting that this is "A hit to small business" The budget defers the decrease in the Small Business Tax rate which was expected to fall by 0.5% a year going from 11% to 9% in 2019. The rate is currently at 10.5% and the remaining decreases ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, March 07, 2016
    Forest Innovation Fund will provide support for small business Up to $1 million two-year fund will provide $50,000 grants to support research and development, new technologies and techniques Forest sector research and development is getting a boost with the help of Northern Development Initiative Trust’s new Forest Innovation Fund. The fund will provide up to $1 million in grants over a ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, February 18, 2016
    NEWS RELEASE BC Chamber calls for action on B.C.’s top five barriers to competitiveness ______________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER, February 18, 2016 – Standing with Chambers across Canada, B.C.’s Chambers are calling for action to address 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for Canadian businesses. The Canadian Chamber of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    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: Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    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: Economic, Political, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, March 12, 2015
    The BC Government announced the minimum wage in BC will be indexed to the provincial CPI. "Effective Sept. 15, 2015, the general minimum hourly wage will increase from $10.25 to $10.45 and the liquor server wage from $9.00 to $9.20 per hour. The daily rate for live-in home support workers and live-in camp leaders, as well as the monthly rates for resident caretakers and the farm worker ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, March 02, 2015
    Value of Tourism in British Columbia (2013) The Value of Tourism in British Columbia summarizes information on the economic value the tourism industry contributes to the province. This publication summarizes 10 years of tourism revenue, gross domestic product, and business and employment data. Visitor volume and market origin data are also summarized. The Value of Tourism in British Columbia is ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, February 20, 2015
    NEWS RELEASE BC Chamber welcomes tax relief for liquefied natural gas industry ______________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, February 19, 2015 – The BC Chamber of Commerce applauds the federal government’s announcement to provide accelerated Capital Cost Allowance treatment for property acquired for use in facilities that ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Political