BBOT News

$0.50 Minimum Wage Increase Announced Today by BC Government


Today, the BC Government announced that it will increase the minimum wage by 50 cents to $11.35 an hour, effective September 15, 2017. The new rate includes a 20-cent increase based on the BC 2016 Consumer Price Index (CPI), plus an additional 30 cents. There will also be an identical increase of 50 cents per […]

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BBOT POLICY BULLETIN- 2017 BC Budget


Please see below for the Burnaby Board of Trade’s review of the 2017 BC Budget announcement.    

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City of Burnaby Environmental Awards Are Now Open


It’s that time of year again where Burnaby celebrates the environmental excellence of its community! The 2017 City of Burnaby Environmental Awards Program nomination process is now open.  Nominations must be received by Friday, March 31st. There are two levels of awards: the Environmental Award for significant achievements over multiple years or for projects or […]

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce: 5 Minutes for Business


How to Persuade on Trade―Putting an extra “F” in NAFTA This edition of 5 Minutes for Business reflects on the Canada-U.S. trade partnership and how the uncertainty of the U.S.’s position on NAFTA could substantially impact employees, businesses and economies around the world.  

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BBOT Supports Metrotown Downtown Plan Vision


Given the vision the plan provides for Metrotown and the significant economic activity involved, the Burnaby Board of Trade supports the City’s proposed Metrotown Downtown Plan and the goal to further develop Metrotown into a vibrant and diverse urban centre with walkable, transit and cycling-oriented communities, mixed-use residential development, and a variety of new opportunities […]

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BBOT’s Pledge program Wins at W.A.C.E Awards


Yesterday, the Burnaby Board of Trade received the Outstanding Core Competency Award from the Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE) for the BBOT’s Pledge for a Sustainable Community program.  This award is presented to innovative programming by Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce from across Western Canada and the USA.  This recognition is only […]

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Transit Fare Review


Translink is moving into Phase 2 of their Fare Review after more than 28,000 people told them how they felt about the current fare system and what riders want to see in the future. From this feedback, Translink has developed options to improve the customer experience and help grow ridership. In Phase 2, Translink wants […]

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Canadian Chamber News: 5 Minutes for Business


2017 – The Year When Populism Meets Policy In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, which is a prelude to the Crystal Ball Report, Hendrik Brakel, the Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, ponders whether the global wave of populism experienced in 2016 will translate into concrete policies and outlines his economic and political predictions […]

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Request for Input: Canadian Chamber of Commerce IP Workshop Survey


Intellectual property – the valuation of ideas – is the cornerstone of wealth creation.  Protecting those ideas – either in the form of brand value through trademarks or creations protected by copyright, patents, industrial designs or trade secrets – is as essential as protecting your bank account.  But even more important for future wealth creation is how […]

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