• News for Community

    Monday, April 12, 2021
      COVID-19 and Industry: A Conversation with the President of the Public Health Agency of CanadaApril 20 | 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET | Virtual   Please join our President and CEO, Perrin Beatty, and the President of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Iain Stewart, for a fireside chat and live Q&A on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   The ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    As part of B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan, the Ministry of Finance has opened applications for two new programs to help corporations recover from the financial impacts of COVID-19.  1.     The B.C. Increased Employment Incentive is a one-time refundable tax credit for employers which encouraged the creation of new jobs for B.C. workers or increases in payroll for existing low- or middle-income ...read more
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    Friday, April 09, 2021
    Tax information for northern residents If you live or operate a business in the north, you may be able to receive benefits and credits byfiling your income tax and benefit return.  Most Canadian income tax and benefit returns for 2020 are due on April 30, 2021, and the deadline to pay any balance due for individual income tax returns is also April 30th. Self-employed individuals and their spouse ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    ISSUE: April 2021View email in your browserCOVID Pulse Check Survey 6 We are at a critical stage in the pandemic. With a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, new provincial health orders announced, and the vaccination program well under way, we're launching our next COVID-19 'Pulse Check' Survey to understand how your business continues to be impacted during this critical time.  Government is ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    WELCOME TO THE BUSINESS RECOVERY BULLETIN   As the pandemic continues to evolve, so too do our responses and supports. Canada continues to face strong headwinds. COVID-19 numbers are rising, restrictions on our activities remain — and, in some cases are increasing again — and we face great economic uncertainty as businesses downsize or close and Canadians lose their ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
         English version *** La version française suit ***  Eight things to remember at tax time  Getting ready to file your income tax and benefit return? The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has a few tips that could save you time and money. For information about online filing, deadlines, and helpful links for the 2021 tax-filing season, visit canada.ca/taxes-get-ready.  You can also check ...read more
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    Thursday, March 04, 2021
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   BC Chamber Welcomes Announced Changes to the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery GrantChanges are celebrated as grant becomes more available to qualifying businesses across British Columbia  VANCOUVER, BC, March 04, 2021 – The BC Chamber of Commerce applauds the B.C. government’s announcement to extend the deadline ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    "The new Launch Online Grant program is designed to help over 1,500 eligible small- and medium-sized B.C. businesses adapt to changes in consumer behaviour and pivot to market their products online.   The B.C. government is investing $12 million to help businesses launch or upgrade an online store that will provide the platform they need to increase their sales revenues, become more competitive ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    The following is a news release from Central Mountain Air regarding suspending service to Fort Nelson and other regional routes.  Click here for a pdf of the news release "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Central Mountain Air to suspend key regional routes Continued lack of government support adversely affecting vital air service Airline calls on communities to engage all levels of government to support ...read more
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