BBOT News

5 Minutes for Business: Canada’s Cannabis Opportunity: Let’s Think Bigger


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, brought to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we look at Canada’s Cannabis Opportunity. Getting it right means that we need balanced regulatory frameworks so that we do not lose the competitive advantage that we have.  

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FortisBC Gas Line Upgrades


  Important gas line upgrades by FortisBC are restarting this month.  As part of this upgrade, construction will have lane closures and traffic restrictions. Lougheed Highway work Our gas line upgrades continue to make progress in Burnaby. This is the work that’s expected to begin next week: New work will start at the intersection of […]

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BBOT Burnaby Board of Trade met with Minister of Jobs, Trade Technology and raises issues facing the business


  On August 1, the Burnaby Board of Trade met with Minister of Jobs, Trade Technology and raised a variety of issues facing the business community. BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden, BBOT Board Chair Andrew Scott, BBOT Director Vivian Yuen, and BBOT Director of Policy & Stakeholder Relations Cory Redekop discussed with the Minister […]

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Two Burnaby restaurants were named among the most scenic in Canada


Congratulations to two of Burnaby’s most iconic restaurants,  Hart House and Horizons Restaurants for making Canada’s top 100 most scenic restaurant list. The two restaurants were among 36 in B.C. to make the list, the second most of all provinces – Ontario passed B.C. with 42 on the list. Read more here.

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BBOT Welcomes Delegation from Shandong, China


  Last week the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) welcomed a delegation from Shandong, China and presented to them about the advantages and opportunities of Burnaby as a business destination, and explored their business interests in Canada.   As part of our economic development role the Burnaby Board of Trade actively develops and champions strong economic […]

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Mayor’s Taskforce on Community Housing Releases Final Report


  On July 29th, the Mayor’s Taskforce on Community Housing presented its final report, with 18 recommendations for action, to Burnaby City Council. Launched in January, the Taskforce actively engaged stakeholders and residents to identify issues and consider ways to improve housing affordability. BBOT President and CEO Paul Holden was named a member of the […]

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Congratulations to Burnaby Businesses Who Made Short List for Entrepreneurial Awards


    Congratulations to the Burnaby businesses who were selected as finalists for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Pacific awards. Spud.ca CEO Peter van Stolk (in the social impact category); Raminder Grewal, Keystone Environmental president (environmental products and services); and Vern Milani, president of Milani Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning (consumer products and […]

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BBOT Leads Regional Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade to Unite in Call For Property Tax Reform


This week, the Burnaby Board of Trade and eleven other local chambers of commerce and boards of trade came together to issue a joint call for the provincial government to act to reform the property tax system and stop some businesses facing soaring property taxes because of the redevelopment potential of their properties. Businesses across […]

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BBOT Working to Help Businesses on Property Tax


You may have seen news stories about Vancouver City Council calling for a split-tax solution this past week. The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to see the City of Vancouver endorsing a split-tax solution, which builds on our advocacy efforts and follows the City of Burnaby similarly calling for the province to change the “highest […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Trustworthy AI: Why the OECD’s Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence Matters


Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to solve complex problems in Canada and around the world, but also brings forward numerous risks. In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, brought to you by the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canadian Chamber of Commer, we examine the first international standard for AI policies that […]

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