BBOT News

Submit a Nomination Now for Canada’s Volunteer Awards!


Do you know a great organization or a committed individual who is working towards the betterment of our community? The call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is now open until February 3, 2017. Nominate a not-for-profit organization, an individual, a group or a business who is making a difference in their community to receive […]

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Burnaby Young Professionals Network Launch Event Recap


On November 24th the Burnaby Board of Trade launched its newest program, the Burnaby Young Professionals Network. The Burnaby Young Professional Network (BYPN) is an initiative launched by the Burnaby Board of Trade that seeks to engage Burnaby’s emerging young professionals. Building on the Access program, the BYPN will hosts events and learning opportunities for […]

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BBOT Statement on Trans Mountain Expansion Project


Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the federal cabinet has approved the $6.8 billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project which will expand an existing pipeline which currently runs from Strathcona County (Edmonton) to the Westridge Terminal here in Burnaby. While understanding the economic justification for the project and supporting responsible resource development, the Burnaby Board […]

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BC Gov News: New Societies Act improves transparency and flexibility


The new Societies Act takes effect today, providing British Columbia societies with additional flexibility and offering the public more transparency. A new online filing system – Societies Online – has been developed, allowing societies to submit and obtain records faster and easier. The new act is modern and reflects the diverse nature of societies. Highlights […]

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Provincial Commissions Calls for Tax Reform; BBOT Renews Call to Fix the PST


The Commission on Tax Competitiveness, which was created in Budget 2016, has now released its final report on BC’s tax system and has agreed with the Burnaby Board of Trade that it’s time to fix the PST. The BBOT has advocated for PST reform for years, arguing that the tax burden on business investment in […]

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce- 5 Minutes for Business


Keep Calm and Climate On In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business Katrina Marsh, Director of Natural Resources & Environmental Policy, examines President-elect Donald Trump’s effect on North America’s burgeoning approach to climate. One that will likely result in a roadblock putting a halt to the international momentum on climate as well as the […]

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BC Gov News- “Alcohol may be on the menu for more businesses in B.C.”


Wouldn’t a spa day be even more relaxing with a mimosa in hand? Is there any better way to take the stress out of getting a new ‘do than with a pint? This type of dream will soon be a possible reality as new policy changes from the Province will allow all types of B.C. […]

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BBOT India-Canada Business Dinner Recap


On Thursday November 10th the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Indo-Canadian Working Group held its inaugural India-Canada Business Dinner at the Royal Palace Banquet Hall in Burnaby. The evening featured presentations by Sav Dhaliwal, Burnaby City Councillor, and Karan Suri, Manager of India and Europe International Markets, from the Ministry of International Trade. The topics of […]

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce- 5 Minutes for Business


United States of Shock In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, analyzes the jaw-dropping results of the U.S. presidential election and asks the questions, what comes next and what does it mean for Canadian business? Read 5 Minutes for Business to find out what needs to […]

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Translink- Evergreen Extension


Translink is thrilled to announce the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension will open December 2, 2016! With the goal of integrating the bus network with the Evergreen Extension, they are in the process of finalizing changes to bus routes and updating more than 1,000 bus stop signs across the Northeast Sector and will share specifics with […]

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