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Monthly archive for August 2017

Hundreds of K-12 students in Surrey will be learning in portables for the 2017-2018 school season and the foreseeable future. Surrey has the largest school district in BC. Classrooms have been growing as a result of Surrey’s rapidly growing population and demographics of young families. With the recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour

Surrey, B.C. – On Thursday, September 14th, Delta Mayor Lois Jackson will speak on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project at the 11th Annual Surrey Environment and Business Awards Lunch. “The Surrey Board of Trade supports the George Massey Tunnel replacement. We will be interested in hearing her perspective from an environmental and transportation lens,”

Surrey, B.C. – On Thursday, September 28th, the Surrey Board of Trade will present two winners with the Surrey Innovation Awards. The awards are presented to Surrey Board of Trade members or Surrey-based businesses/organizations or youth have developed a new or improved technology, service, process or product by using creative methods and innovative thinking that

BC Premier Horgan announced today that the BC Government will be eliminating tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears Bridges to take effect on September 1, 2017. “The Surrey Board of Trade understands the BC Government’s move to eliminate the tolls,” says Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “The focus now needs to

The Surrey Board of Trade is proud to announce the Finalists for the 21st Annual Surrey Police Officer of the Year Awards.  Winners will be announced at the formal dinner gala event ton Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey (15269 104 Avenue) from 6:00-9:30pm. Tickets are $90 + tax.

Surrey – Surrey’s business community is not willing to make up for increasing claims costs associated with poor driving. “The message was clear,” said Anita Huberman, CEO Surrey Board of Trade. “Our members want ICBC to go after bad drivers, not increase their business expenses. In this and past surveys, we know that in Surrey,

By 2021, BC’s Minimum Wage will increase to $15/hour. The current minimum wage sits at $10.85/hour. Effective September 15, the general minimum wage will increase from $10.85 to $11.35 and the liquor server wage will increase from $9.60 to $10.10. That will put B.C. from the seventh-highest rate in Canada to the third-highest among provinces. In 2016, the Surrey Board of Trade

The Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) and South Asian Business Association (SABA) will host an 'Update on Current Public Safety' event designed to understand the current situation in Surrey and how the business community can work collaboratively, proactively and reactively to situations in progress. Join, Linda Hepner, Mayor of Surrey, Dwayne McDonald, Officer in Charge

Today, the BC Government indicated that they have hired Thomas Berger as special legal counsel to look at current action against the pipeline expansion plan, and will also apply to be an intervenor in legal challenges to federal approval of the project. There is also a plan for ongoing further consultations with BC's First Nations.

The recent shootings in Surrey have led to a renewed call by the Surrey Board of Trade to the BC Government to work with local officials to strategically deal with prolific offenders. “The Surrey Board of Trade knows that the RCMP is working on specific strategies to counter those that are engaged in these shootings.