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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
        With our GDP at a standstill, businesses need to see a focus on protecting and fostering growth in the upcoming federal budget ahead of this year’s federal election. The federal budget is set to be released on March 19, and only time will tell if it will keep in mind the business community’s needs. With small businesses in Canada employing more than 8.2 million Canadians, this budget ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Wednesday, February 20th  was a special night for Fort Nelson. Hosted at the Phoenix Theatre, the 24th 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 2018 Business & Community ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
                Affordability strategy welcome, but costs to SMEs piling upBC Chamber of Commerce responds to 2019 Budget   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Victoria, February 19, 2018 – Today’s balanced provincial budget tackles affordability head on, with continued investments in housing ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, February 14, 2019
        Remember the days where important working files were saved on a floppy disc, not the cloud? Or bills were paid via mail, not just instantly with the touch of a button on your smartphone? Lots has changed in the last few decades, but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Canadian taxation. The last time Canada undertook a comprehensive review of its tax system, humankind had yet ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Political, Community, Education
    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    5 Minutes for Business   In this month’s 5 Minutes for Business, we take a closer look at Canada’s energy sector and how Canada’s regulatory system is limiting the ability to get energy products to market.     Canada’s energy resources are of strategic importance and getting support right for this sector is not about offering the sector loans; it is about creating a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Political
    Monday, January 07, 2019
    5 Minutes for Business   Dear Bev,   In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we examine the accelerating pace of change in our economy. For many sectors, the economic fundamentals, the borders of industries, the value of different assets and even the types of competitors are rapidly shifting.   While change to this degree can be ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Political
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
        Dear Bev, Today’s announcement by the federal government of 1.6 billion dollars to support Canada’s struggling oil and gas sector is a band-aid, not a cure for what ails Canada’s oil and gas sector. “The country’s struggle to get our energy products to global markets, where they can get a fair price, is the issue. It is a failure that hurts the entire country,” said ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Political
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
        Dear Bev, Each year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance invites Canadians to share their ideas for the next federal budget. The Committee then presents a report to the House with its recommendations. This year’s theme was: “Economic Growth: Ensuring Canada’s Competitiveness” and over 650 parties, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, responded.  ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, December 17, 2018
    December 17, 2018 The Senate of Canada c/o Senator Richard Neufeld Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A4 By Email: richard.neufeld@sen.parl.gc.ca sencom@sen.parl.gc.ca Re: Bill C-69 Dear Senators; I am writing on behalf of the Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce in regards to our concerns with Bill C-69. We represent over 225 businesses in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM). The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has issued the following press release regarding the development of a regional economic strategy.  They are seeking input from citizens and businesses through meetings and two surveys.  Businesses will be invited to participate in a business survey through an email from the NRRM.  If you don't recieve an invitation please contact the NRRM at ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Political
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    The Provincial and Federal governments will be implementing Caribou recovery plans for Boreal Caribou.  The Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce has  been working with the BC Chamber and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality to lobby for open and transparant consultation that will lead to a well balanced plan for Caribou recovery.   We have the support of Chambers across BC through the adoption ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
        Last night, business and association executives, as well as senior public servants, gathered at our annual Crystal Ball Symposium to hear from leading experts on how trends in technology, the global economy and international politics will affect Canadian business 2019 and beyond.    This year’s event featured Linda Mantia, Chief Operating Officer for Manulife.  ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Chamber, Economic, Papers/Research
    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    5 Minutes for Business     In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we examine how in order to remain competitive, businesses need to focus inwards and begin investing in and improving how they navigate mental health in their workplace.   With most adults spending more of their waking hours at work and with one in five Canadians experiencing a mental ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Monday, October 22, 2018
    The Canada Revenue Agency has released the following 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.  Did you know?  If you don’t file your GST/HST returns, your tax refund will be placed on hold.    The Canada Revenue Agency ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    5 Minutes for Business     In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we examine how social media can be used as a tool to create economic growth and foster competitiveness for Canadian businesses.    The impact social media has as a means to reach customers, encourage female entrepreneurship and millennial business ownership will continue to grow. We ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article