BBOT News

Federal Government Releases Fall Fiscal Update Outlining Impact of COVID-19


Today, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland provided a  Fall Economic Statement (read) that reviewed the financial impacts of COVID-19 on the Canadian economy, and plans for future economic response measures. Given the economic contraction caused by COVID-19 and the direct spending measures implemented to respond to it, today Minister Freeland reported that there […]

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GivingTuesday – Double Your Donation and Win with the Burnaby Board of Trade


Support the Causes and Charities that Build Our Community — and the Burnaby Board of Trade Could Double Your Donation! Tuesday, December 1 is GivingTuesday — a day to support and donate to the causes and charities that make our communities great places to live.  This year, given the COVID-19 pandemic, many Burnaby not-for-profits have […]

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Premier Horgan Announces New Cabinet


BC Premier John Horgan has announced his new cabinet, which includes two Burnaby MLAs.  The Burnaby Board of Trade congratulates all cabinet members on their appointments, and looks forward to engaging with each on the issues that matter to our members during their tenures. The cabinet and parliamentary secretaries are as follows: Premier: John Horgan Attorney […]

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CONTEST: Shop Local This Black Friday & Cyber Monday and We Could Pay Your Bills!


This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shop local and the Burnaby Board of Trade could pay your bill for you! Given the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our local businesses need your support during what is a critical time of year for many of them.  This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shop locally — whether […]

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NEW Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy


The Canada Emergency Rent Support (CERS) is now open for applications to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to pay rent and mortgage interest.  Read below for info and then click here to apply.  This is a new program, unrelated to the Canada Emergency Commercial Rental Assistance Program from earlier in the year. This […]

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Provincial Health Orders Banning Private Gatherings, Events; Mandates Masks


  Provincial Health Order is in effect until December 7th, 2020 There are current provincial health orders that impact all households and some businesses in Burnaby, and across both the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions (Vancouver, North Shore, Richmond east through to Hope). These orders require reductions in social interactions, requires the use […]

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New Details – Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (July 5 through December 19)


  To support businesses facing challenges due to COVID-19 economic slowdown, businesses, non-profits and charities are eligible for subsidy to help cover the costs of the wages paid to their employees. Update – November 19 – The Senate has passed bill C-9 which extends the wage subsidy through June 2021 and makes changes, which are […]

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2020-2021 Burnaby Business Magazine and Business Directory Now Online!


  The 2020-2021 Burnaby Business Magazine and Business Directory is now available online.  Click here to read and review!  This magazine, which is also being sent in print to all Burnaby Board of Trade members, is full of inspiring stories on Burnaby’s business community and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Plus, it contains a full […]

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Opportunity for Accountants, Financial Planners, Bookkeepers and Lawyers


Attention Legal, Finance and Accounting Professionals — Opportunity to Work with Provincial Government Program  As part of the BC Small and Medium Business Recovery Grant, businesses will receive legal or accounting support to help them develop recovery plans. In order to deliver this, the provincial government is looking to hire legal, finance and accounting professionals […]

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Winners of the 21st annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards


Award Videos Released Below, or view on YouTube! November 5, 2020  –  Today, the recipients of the 21th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards were announced at a livestreamed event celebrating the best of Burnaby’s business community.  The annual awards program, presented jointly by the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Board of Trade, recognizes leading […]

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