BBOT News

Update: Lane Closures for Gas Line Upgrade


  Important gas line upgrades by FortisBC are set to restart in February.  As part of this upgrade, construction will begin again in north Burnaby and then continue into Coquitlam, resulting in the following lane closures and traffic restrictions: Lougheed Highway and Madison Avenue intersection (February start) Lougheed Highway between Sperling Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue […]

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BC Assessments & Property Taxes – BBOT ISSUE ALERT


With property value assessments being mailed out this month, many businesses are concerned that increasing property values will drive large property tax bills later this year.  With some properties appreciating at an incredible speed, the potential tax burden may put some businesses at risk. The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) has been looking at this […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Developing a Low Carbon Economy Needs a Regulatory System that Works


In this month’s 5 Minutes for Business, presented by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Burnaby Board of Trade, 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.   Read this quick business brief by clicking here or viewing below:

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Canada Summer Jobs program is now open


The application period for the Canada Summer Jobs program is now open.  This program helps employers to hire youth and create valuable summer job opportunities that strengthen our local economy and our community. Funding is available for not-for-profit organizations and public and private sector employers with 50 or fewer employees. If you are a non-profit […]

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Employer Health Tax Now In Effect; BBOT Renews Call to Cancel/Fix Tax


The provincial government’s new Employer Health Tax, is now in effect, starting January 1, 2019. The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) remains deeply concerned with this new tax and continues to oppose it. The BBOT has proposed amendments to help make the tax less damaging to small businesses, including increasing and indexing the exemption thresholds, (read the […]

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Small Business Taskforce Releases Report, Includes Many BBOT Recommendations


The Small Business Taskforce has released its report on how government can better support small businesses, and the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to see so many of its own recommendations adopted by the Taskforce. In mid-2018, the provincial government launched the Small Business Taskforce which conducted engagements around BC and developed a […]

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BC Votes to Keep Current Electoral System as Elections BC Releases Result of Referendum


Today, Elections BC released the results of the electoral reform referendum which was conducted in BC between October 22 and December 7 revealing that 61% of voters chose to remain with the current first-past-the-post voting system. In Burnaby, voters chose first-past-the-post by a margin of 60% to 40% in favour of proportional representation. Throughout the […]

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Read Paul Holden’s Latest Business Column on Supporting Women in Business


BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden’s latest business column in the Burnaby Now was published in the December 12th edition.  Read it below (click image to enlarge or check out the digital edition of the newspaper) to get Paul’s take on why supporting women in business is critical to our overall economy.  

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5 Minutes for Business: The Accelerating Pace of Change


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, brought to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, 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 […]

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Province Announces CleanBC Sustainability Plan


The provincial government has released its CleanBC plan to reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants while transitioning to a lower-carbon economy.  As a triple-bottom-line chamber of commerce, the Burnaby Board of Trade has long advocated for and helped facilitate more environmentally sustainable practices in all facets of our economy and community.  The BBOT is pleased […]

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