BBOT News

BBOT Calls for Government Action on High Container Shipping Costs


Read the media coverage of our efforts on CBC Watch our story on CBC News Vancouver  Listen to our interview on CBC’s On The Coast August 13, 2021 –   The Burnaby Board of Trade has heard from our members on the challenges they are facing with container shipping, and we are calling on the federal […]

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2021 Federal Election – All Candidates Discussions


Monday, September 20 is election day for the 2021 Federal Election. To help Burnaby voters and our members understand their options in this election, the Burnaby Board of Trade invited candidates in each of the three Burnaby ridings to join us for video All Candidates Discussions. During the discussions, candidates were provided an opportunity to […]

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BC Vaccine Card — Proof of Vaccination Requirements for Select BC Businesses, Events, Venues


  As of Monday, September 13, all customers aged 12 and older will be required to have a single dose of an approved vaccine to be permitted entry to select businesses, venues or events, and by October 24, all customers will be required to be fully vaccinated – meaning 7 days after their second dose […]

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New September 30 Holiday – National Day of Truth and Reconciliation


The federal government has made September 30 an annual, federal statutory holiday to be marked as the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation to recognize the history and trauma of the residential school system. This new holiday is specifically a federal holiday, impacting only those businesses which are federally regulated or are subject to the […]

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BBOT Makes Pre-Budget Submission to Province Focused on Climate, Tax, Childcare, Small Business


  August 30, 2021 Championing Business Priorities — The Burnaby Board of Trade met personally with the provincial Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services to present our suggestions and recommendations for Budget 2022, as part of the provincial government’s pre-budget consultations. These early consultations are a chance for us as your chamber to ensure […]

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Attention Burnaby Businesses: City of Burnaby Moving to Anniversary Billing for Business Licences


What’s Changing? Beginning in January 2022, the City of Burnaby will be moving to an anniversary billing system for all business licences to make it easier for business owners to renew, apply for a business licence, and track their account online. With anniversary billing, existing Burnaby businesses are assigned an anniversary based on their original […]

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Province-Wide Mask Mandate Re-Introduced Started August 25


August 24 — Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced this morning that the wearing of masks will again be mandatory for all individuals 12 years and older across the province in all public indoor spaces starting tomorrow, August 25. This includes businesses, restaurants, offices, malls, and on public transit among other public areas. Read more > Employers […]

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BBOT Provides Feedback on BC’s Draft Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy


August 12, 2021 – Climate change will invariably have many impacts on our communities, businesses and economy in the years ahead.  That’s why it is critical that business engage with government on policies and strategies for adapting to climate change and mitigating its impacts.   For over 15 years, the Burnaby Board of Trade has been […]

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Have Your Say — New Paid Sick Leave Consultations with Provincial Government


The provincial government will be mandating employers offer some level of paid sick leave starting January 1, 2022.   Consultations with employers is currently underway to help shape what that requirement will be, and the Burnaby Board of Trade is ensuring Burnaby employers have their voices and ideas heard. Help Us Shape BC’s New Paid Sick […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Endorses Regional COVID Restrictions as Way Forward In Pandemic


August 9, 2021 — Following last week’s announcement by Interior Health of additional public health measures to combat the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the area, the Burnaby Board of Trade is endorsing this model of regional restrictions as the right way forward in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, focusing interventions where they are most needed and […]

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