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    Friday, March 27, 2020
      Update: Supports for Business March 27, 2020 Today, Prime Minister Trudeau announced four measures to further support business and not-for-profits who are struggling in the face of COVID-19 pandemic.   In brief:The wage subsidy has been increased from 10% to 75% for qualifying businesses, back dated to March 15, 2020.  The federal government will provide up to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    March 27Government Delivers What SMEs Need to Protect the Jobs in Their Businesses This morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered some welcome news for SMEs across the country. That news included the following announcements: A 75% wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to three months, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This will help businesses to keep and return workers ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
            March 26   Canadians Should Be Vigilant for Scams Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic   Today, as part of our Essential Business Services, we launched a cybersecurity program with CIRA, the non-profit that runs the .CA web domain. With more people working from home and many businesses switching to online operations, it is more ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    As you may know, today the BC Government announced a COVID-19 Action Plan, which includes $5 billion allocated for programs that support businesses, workers, and economic recovery.This announcement was directly informed by the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey conducted by our BC chamber network and partners, which ran from March 13-18. Businesses said they need immediate relief and flexibility on ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    COVID-19 business impacts survey generates almost 8000 responsesBC Chamber-led survey reveals severe impacts taking toll, calls to action are clear  March 19, 2020, Vancouver, BC--The BC Chamber of Commerce (and its 120-member chamber network) in partnership with Small Business BC, The BC Economic Development Association, and Community Futures BC, launched a survey on March 13 to understand ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    March 18, 2020        Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce working for Business & Community    Visit our Website     Resources for Business During COVID-19 Crisis     ************************************COVID-19: Business Resilience  BC Chamber COVID-19 Business Impact Survey  The survey already has over 5000 responses and the BC Chamber is providing the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Photo credit: CBC  Federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, just unveiled the “first phase” of Canada’s “Economic Response Plan” – which includes $27B in direct support and aid to Canadians and $55B in tax deferrals.   The federal package includes a number of desired-actions you flagged in our network-wide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey the results of which ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    Week of March 2, 2020           Pandemic Preparedness: Are You Ready?   Last week, top officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that they may not be able to control the spread of  COVID-19. The CDC released several resources to help prepare businesses and communities for the potential ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Friday, March 06, 2020
    The Standing Finance Committee Budget Consultations will take place in June 2020 - see below for more details: On behalf of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, I am writing to provide an important update with respect to the Committee’s annual budget consultation.  As you may know, the Committee invites British Columbians to share their priorities and ideas for the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, March 06, 2020
       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   Tax information for northern residents  If you live or own a business in the north, you may be able to receive benefits and credits by doing your taxes. Here’s what you need to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Political, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Thursday, March 05, 2020
     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***  Protect Your Personal Information  Our priority is to keep your information safe. But to be successful, we need to work as a team. To add to our many tools, here ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
      Statement from the BC Chamber on Teck's Decision to Withdrawal Frontier Mine Regulatory ApplicationTeck’s withdrawal yesterday from the regulatory review process was a serious blow to Alberta–and to Canada.  After 10 years, with over $1 billion committed to the process, a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050, and agreements with all 14 adjacent First Nations and Metis groups, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    View this email in your browser  Now live: BC's Accessibility SurveyAccessible and inclusive business design makes for healthier, stronger communities and economies.We’ve partnered with the BC Government on a survey all about accessibility—which will help make BC a more inclusive for everyone. The results will inform the development of accessibility and inclusion ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
      Economic Rewind: A Decade In Review       Are you ready to rewind to the start of 2010? A time where your radio boasted the Black Eyed Peas and boot cut jeans were fashionable. While this may sound like a dystopian past, it really wasn’t. The start of this decade was actually a sign of hope for Canadians as we weathered the financial crisis ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Political
    Monday, December 23, 2019
    Chamber of Commerce Letter to Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development  December 23, 2019  The Honourable Doug DonaldsonMinister of Forests, Lands Natural Resource Operations & Rural DevelopmentParliament BuildingsVictoria, BCV8V 1X4  By Email:  FLNR.Minister@gov.bc.ca  Re:  Forestry in Northern Rural BC & Stumpage  Dear Mr. Donaldson,                 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Political, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
     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***  We’re changing how to get authorized on client accounts  We heard your feedback and are making changes to serve you better. We are introducing new digital ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Political
    Monday, September 23, 2019
    The Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce along with Four Additional NE Regional Chambers Meet with BC GovernmentPolicy Discussion hosted by BC Chamber aims to improve business climate in the region Sept. 20, 2019: Ft. St. John, BC - Yesterday, five Chambers of Commerce from BC’s North East Region met with 11 government representatives in Fort St. John - including Deputy Ministers and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release