BBOT News

BBOT Concerned with CASL


With Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL) coming into effect on July 1st, the Burnaby Board of Trade is voicing concern over potential negative impacts the new regulations will have on businesses, particularly SMEs. The legislation, originally passed in 2010 but only now coming into effect, is intended to protect individuals from unwanted commercial electronic messages […]

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Federal Government Announced Overhaul of Temporary Foreign Worker Program


Today, the Government of Canada announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP). Changes include: an overhaul of the application process and the replacement of the Labour Market Opinion with a new Labour Market Impact Assessment requirement for employers to report on the number of Canadian applicants received and interviews held tying application approval […]

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BBOT Applauds Transportation Vision


Burnaby, BC The Mayors’ Council release of the Regional Transportation Investments: A Vision for Metro Vancouver, outlined a 30 year vision and identified the first ten years of transportation investment priorities for Metro Vancouver. As a member of the Moving in a Livable Region consortium, the Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to see a […]

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Metro Vancouver Organics Waste Ban – Resource Guide


Keeping food and food waste out of the garbage will be mandatory for all Metro Vancouver residents, businesses and institutions in 2015. Closing the Loop with Organics Recycling: A Practical Guide for Restaurant and Food Service Operators offer kitchen-tested ideas and solutions developed by the Green Table Network to help you design, implement an organics recycling […]

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Event Recap: Social @ the Lawn Bowls


Three dozen BBOT members joined a dozen members from the South Burnaby Lawn Bowls Club for an afternoon on the pristine greens of the over 100-year-old lawn bowling club. Members networked and mingled over appetizers and complimentary beer (compliments of BBOT member Cariboo Brewing) before heading out on to the greens to try out lawn […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Holds its 104th Annual General Meeting


100 members from the Burnaby Board of Trade attended the 104th Annual General Meeting of the business association on June 3rd at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. The AGM, facilitated by BBOT Chair Leza Muir, included reports from the Board of Directors and the President & CEO on the work of the organization over the past […]

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BBOT expresses concern over proposed changes to federal trademark act


The Burnaby Board of Trade has joined with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (representing over 450 local Chambers and Boards) to voice concern with proposed changes to the federal Trademarks Act. Letter: May 27, 2014 The Honourable Joe Oliver, M.P. Minister of Finance Department of Finance Canada 140 O’Connor Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5 Re: […]

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Metrotown Floors + Interiors Celebrates 10th Anniversary


On May 14th, over 50 local business owners and professionals attended the May Members Mixer at Metrotown Floors + Interiors to network, meet new contacts, and celebrate the new renovations of this long-time BBOT member’s showroom. Throughout both levels on the gleaming new showroom, dozens of BBOT members and representatives from neighbouring businesses enjoyed food, […]

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Moving in a Livable Region Survey


How do you get around our beautiful region? This commuter survey will help inform how residents in Metro Vancouver travel to and from work and community amenities, whether they are affected by traffic congestion or transit cuts, and what they want to see from their transportation system in the future. Take the SURVEY Learn more […]

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Rave Reviews for Board of Trade’s CEO Panel


Last week, the Burnaby Board of Trade, in conjunction with Business in Vancouver, hosted a CEO panel — featuring the Presidents & CEOs of two of Burnaby’s fastest growing companies—which received rave reviews from the 100 attendees.  “Great panel and very interesting commentary – I took lots of notes and came away with lots of […]

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