BBOT News

Burnaby Board of Trade Pleased with Balanced Provincial Budget


The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased with the provincial budget announced yesterday in Victoria by Finance Minister Mike de Jong. The provincial budget contained a return to balance with an anticipated surplus of $175 million for the current fiscal year. “The Burnaby Board of Trade is happy to see the provincial government’s budget return […]

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Industry Minister James Moore Discusses Economic Action Plan 2014 at the BBOT


Highlights initiatives to protect Canadian families while investing in innovation and research February 17, 2014 – Burnaby, British Columbia – Office of the Minister of Industry Industry Minister and Minister Responsible for British Columbia James Moore today addressed members of the Burnaby Board of Trade as he continued his post-budget engagement with British Columbians to […]

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BIV: “Anti-spam law set to hamstring Internet marketing”


Starting July 1, 2014, Canadian companies that send emails or texts for commercial purposes without the consent of recipients could face fines of up to $10 million under the new Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Read the full article in Business in Vancouver.

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Trans Mountain Expansion Project files application with National Energy Board


On December 16, 2013, Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain) submitted an application to the National Energy Board (NEB) seeking authorization to build and operate the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The application consists of eight volumes, including the environmental and socio-economic assessment, risk assessments and an overview of the Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement carried out […]

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BBOT Works For MMBC Exemptions


Starting in May 2014, new environmental regulations will mean that all businesses which distribute printed paper and packaging to consumers will have to register with the new stewardship agency Multi Material BC, calculate and report the amount/type of paper and packaging they distribute each year, and pay fees to cover the cost of recycling that […]

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FACTSHEET: B.C. Small Business facts and figures


Small business makes up 98 per cent of all business in the province and employs over one million people. Small business provides nearly 56 per cent of all private-sector jobs in British Columbia, the highest rate in the country. There were approximately 385,100 small businesses operating in the province in 2011. British Columbia ranks first […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade awarded Environmental Star for Pledge program


Burnaby, BC – The City of Burnaby has awarded the Burnaby Board of Trade an Environmental Star in the category of Business Stewardship for the development and implementation of the Pledge for a Sustainable Community program. “It’s a great honour to receive this recognition and all of us at the BBOT are extremely proud to […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade calls for greater government support of BC’s film and television industry


May 03, 2013 The Burnaby Board of Trade, in the interest of a strong, innovative and diverse creative economy, is calling on government to increase their support for British Columbia’s film and television industry by finding ways to increase the tax competitiveness of the industry. In its Economic Development Strategy (EDS) 2020, the City of […]

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