• News for Economic

    Wednesday, June 05, 2019
    Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 60 Years of Service to businesses in Northeastern BC  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFort Nelson, BC – June 5, 2019 – The Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce turns 60 today!  In 1959 a group of local businessmen and women formed an organization dedicated to community welfare and development and the Fort Nelson & District Board of Trade was incorporated ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, May 31, 2019
     Chamber Network Calls for B.C Species-At-Risk Legislation to Include Socio-Economic ImpactsLast week, the BC Chamber of Commerce network – encompassing over 120 chambers, representing 36,000 business across BC – passed a resolution at its 2019 AGM, calling on the Provincial Government to include socio-economic impact assessments in any future species-at-risk legislation. This was ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    Bulletin from the Canada Revenue Association 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 now offers free in-person support to small corporations!  Small businesses are important to ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services would like to invite the public to participate in the Budget 2020 consultation. This annual consultation is taking place in June this year. British Columbians can share their input, experiences and recommendations by speaking with the Committee at a public hearing (in-person or via teleconference), by making a written, audio or video ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    View this email in your browserBC Chamber presents to Senate Standing Committee on Bill C-69Yesterday in Vancouver, the BC Chamber of Commerce offered testimony on Bill C-69 in front of the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources.The Federal government hopes Bill C-69 will remedy some inherent flaws in the current Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2012) and ...read more
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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
    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
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    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: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article
    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
    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
    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
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