Monthly archive for June 2019

SURREY – On June 27, 2019, TransLink released the results of a year-long technical study on improving late-night transit service, indicating that there could be more buses at night, but no increase to SkyTrain service. SkyTrain hours will not be extended on Fridays and Saturdays, instead a night bus service could be extended and the possibility of

As Frank Hurt Elementary School students in Surrey completed the final preparations for their success pitches, judges from the business community arrived in the classroom.Jason Southwell’s Grade 9/10 class has been participating in this year’s Project Enterprise, an experiential learning program where students create their own social ventures. The program is presented by the…

On June 18, 2019, the Federal Government of Canada approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project – one that was previously approved in 2016 but stalled due to the court of appeals decision to have the National Energy Board re-investigate environmental impacts to marine life and further consult stakeholders.“We have some semblance of economic certainty…

The Surrey Board of Trade applauds the BC Government on their new Active Transportation Strategy called: Move. Commute. Connect.The Surrey Board of Trade submitted a response during a stakeholder engagement period regarding Active Transportation based on feedback from its membership and its Transportation Team, providing ideas and perspectives on the following:1.     What active transportation means2.     Active

Left to Right: Chris Thornley, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Brotherhood Dance Crew, Charan Sethi, Richard TichelmanSurrey, B.C. – The Surrey Board of Trade announced the winners of the 3rd Surrey Arts & Business Awards on June 14, 2019. The event drew Surrey’s business community, artists and BC’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Lisa Beare,

Surrey, B.C. – On Tuesday, September 17th at the 13th Annual Surrey Environment and Business Awards Lunch, the Surrey Board of Trade will welcome keynote speakerRobert F. Kennedy Jr., Visionary Environmental Activist and Business Leader.Son of former New York Senator and U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy,

The Surrey Board of Trade formally asked BC’s Transportation Minister for clarification around municipalities authority to blocking ride-hailing to operate within boundary limits. A response was received recently indicating that the legislation introduced last Fall will give the Passenger Transportation Board sole jurisdiction over vehicle supply and operating area for ride-hailing and taxi services, preventing

On June 5, the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources issued 190 recommendations for Bill C-69. Industry has been satisfied by the 190 amendments and shows that the Senate is listening to the business community while still ensuring environmental efficacy.The purpose of the contentious bill was to establish an impact assessment

The Surrey Board of Trade, as part of their cultural industry strategy, will present the 3rd Surrey Arts & Business Awards on June 14 (Registration and Breakfast 7:30am and the Program is from 8:00-9:30am at the Civic Hotel-13475 Central Avenue).This event is free to attend but pre-registration is required at awards will be presented

BC's Tourism, Arts & Culture Minister, the Honourable Lisa Beare, will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Surrey Arts & Business Awards on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Civic Hotel. The Minister will also be in attendance to celebrate this year's winners who helped grow Surrey's vibrant arts and culture industry.Date: Friday, June 14, 2019Time: Registration and Breakfast 7:30