BBOT News

WATCH: Re-Opening Webinar with WorkSafeBC and Burnaby Board of Trade


On June 25, the Burnaby Board of Trade and WorkSafeBC held a special live presentation on re-opening and operating safely during COVID-19.  This session helped attendees understand what are the transmission risks for COVID-19 in their business, how to protect their employees and customers, and how to develop and implement a COVID-19 safety plan that ensures […]

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Burnaby Summer Camps Re-Opening – Applications On Now


The City of Burnaby is re-opening summer camps in Burnaby starting July 13.   Children will be able to participate in up to two weeks of summer camp, providing important activities for children and providing valuable childminding services from 9:00am – 3:00pm during weekdays for parents. The resumption of summer programming for children and the important […]

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Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance


Update:  This program has been expanded to include rents for July in addition to the original period of April, May and June.  This additional month is optional and previous applicants who are interested will need to apply for the extension.      The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program seeks to reduce commercial rents for […]

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75% Wage Subsidy for COVID-19 – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy


  To support businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19 economic slowdown, businesses, non-profits and charities are immediately eligible for an up to 75% subsidy on the wages paid to their employees from March 15 through August 29, 2020 Applications Open Now — Review the online calculator to see the level of support you can receive […]

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New FortisBC Gas Line Replacement Set for Burnaby — Info Session Dates Announced


FortisBC needs to replace a 20-inch gas line to ensure 35,000 homes and businesses in New Westminster, Burnaby and Coquitlam can continue to receive natural gas.  This new line will connect the gas line system in Burnaby to the gas line system in New Westminster.  Two info sessions are now planned for July 8 and […]

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City of Burnaby Expands Outdoor Business Use Program; BBOT Applauds City Initiative


The City of Burnaby has announced an expansion to the “Active Sidewalks, Open Businesses” program to allow businesses to apply to use their own outdoor space, such as on-site parking, for business uses such as patio seating or retail space. This is in addition to allowing businesses to apply to use adjacent public space, such […]

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Burnaby Business Greenscape Design & Decor gets $10,000 Grant from Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Salesforce


The Canadian Chamber of Commerce announced the 62 $10,000 grant recipients from its Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund today, including Burnaby-based Greenscape Design & Décor. “Greenscape Design & Decor is so proud and delighted to have been selected as a recipient of a grant from the Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief […]

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Advocacy Win — Province Announces Extension to Temporary Lay-Off Deadline


  June 25, 2020 — This afternoon, following consistent advocacy from the Burnaby Board of Trade and the our chamber of commerce network, the provincial government announced an extension to the 16-week deadline for temporary lay-offs to 24 weeks. This new extension is slated to expire on August 30, 2020, until which time the Burnaby […]

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BC’s Restart Plan – Phase 3 Announced


The Government of BC has released BC’s Restart Plan, guidelines on the re-opening of the economy and the repeal of certain COVID-19 restrictions.  Read below for the highlights of the re-opening plan and the timeline for repealing restrictions. BC’s Framework for Re-Opening and Repealing COVID Restrictions – Current Phase:  3 Phase 1 (click for more info) […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Burnaby City Councillor Nick Volkow


June 22, 2020 — It is with sadness that the Burnaby Board of Trade learned of the passing of Burnaby City Councillor Nick Volkow this weekend.  Nick had served on Burnaby City Council since 1996 and was a tireless advocate for Burnaby and its citizens throughout his tenure at City Hall.  A regular attendee at […]

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