• News for Economic

    Friday, September 18, 2020
    The Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce works closely with the BC Chamber & Chambers through out the province to help form recommendations to government   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   BC Chamber of Commerce Supports First Steps in Province’s Economic Recovery Plan "We appreciate that government sees this as the next step, not the final step, in the road to recovery.” says Dan ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 16, 2020
      Everybody agrees that Canada’s tax system is outdated and uncompetitive, but few agree on where to start. That’s where our tax review project comes in, and we want to hear from you. As COVID-19 continues to affect the ability of Canadians to come together in person, we have launched a new website, ThinkGrowth.ca, to collect your ideas on potential tax reforms that will help businesses and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political
    Thursday, September 03, 2020
    Big Thinking for Small Business is here! The BC Chamber of Commerce has publicly released their three-part plan for economic recovery which was presented to government on July 21st, 2020. The Economic Recovery Submission is made up of 54 policy recommendations that focus on competitiveness, innovation, and inclusivity. Province-wide in scope, the plan aims to guide the Province on stimulating ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
     English version  Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Question & Answer Sessions  The Government of Canada recently implemented changes to adapt the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to protect jobs and promote growth.  The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to providing employers – including those who can now benefit as a result of the enhanced CEWS – with the information and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Political
    Tuesday, September 01, 2020
     Registration is now open for a four-part Future of Transportation webinar series.  Like every industry, transportation has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These sessions will feature guest speakers from leading transportation companies and will focus on how the industry has responded to the pandemic and other significant events. A discussion on what’s next for ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education
    Thursday, August 27, 2020
    English version *** La version française suit ***  COVID-19 Update: New T4 reporting requirements for employers  In order to maintain public confidence in the integrity of Canada’s tax and benefit system, the CRA has a number of verification measures to ensure that individuals are eligible for the benefits they are receiving.  For the 2020 tax year, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will ...read more
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    Thursday, August 27, 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***  Last call! File your 2019 tax return to keep getting your benefit payments  Canadians who receive the Canada child benefit (CCB) and the Goods and services ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political, Economic, Human Interest, Community
    Thursday, August 13, 2020
    If you currently have employees laid off and don’t expect to recall them before August 30th, 2020 you are required to file a variance application with Labour Standards Branch by August 25th, 2020 or you could face severance payment requirements  “Without a variance:•employer-employee relationship is severed if employer doesn’t recall employees on temporary layoff before August 30th.  •eligible ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020
       News Release by Revenue CanadaEnglish version ***La version française suit***  Calculate your subsidy using the updated and improved Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) calculator  The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) helps employers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to keep workers on their payroll or bring back previously laid-off employees. To ensure that Canadian ...read more
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    Friday, August 07, 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***   New self-identification form for the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy   The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recognizes that businesses continue to be affected by the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
             Date:  July 21st, 2020  News Release                          Regional Business Liaison                         We are excited to introduce Youness Bour-Him as the new Business Liaison for the Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce.  The Business Liaison position is made possible by a grant from Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) and will provide support to local ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Monday, June 29, 2020
    The following is a news release from Fort Nelson First Nation and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality on the signing of the Community Forest Agreement "June 29, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE History made as largest community forest in B.C. awarded to FNFN/NRRM partnership: Unprecedented three-year collaboration results in historic award A partnership of the Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, April 16, 2020
    BC Government announced today:   See link here for Government of BC New Release    The Province is providing enhanced relief for businesses by reducing most commercial property tax bills by an average of 25%, along with new measures to support local governments facing temporary revenue shortfalls as a result of COVID-19. “We know that B.C. communities and businesses are suffering from the ...read more
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