Monthly archive for July 2019

The Surrey Board of Trade, as part of their agricultural industry advocacy, will present the 3rd Surrey Agriculture Leadership Awards on November 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Surrey Arts Centre.Nominations are open to individual or organization that has made a positive impact to Surrey’s agricultural industry.“Surrey stands at a critical juncture to

The Surrey Board of Trade, through a recently composed position paper on single use plastics, submitted feedback to the BC Government’s Consultation on banning, reducing, and recycling plastic waste and how it will affect consumers and businesses.The Surrey Board of Trade is calling on the Provincial Government, and ultimately the Federal Government, to work

All Surrey candidates running for political office in the next federal election will be presenting their perspectives at the Surrey Board of Trade’s Federal Election All Candidates Business Dialogue on October 2 from 6-8pm at the Sheraton Hotel in Surrey. Attendees will hear from candidates on how they will be responsive to business and economic

The Surrey Board of Trade presented to the TransLink Mayors’ Council to maintain the current 10-Year Transportation Plan including LRT.Though the Surrey Board of Trade’s presentation was referenced by the various regional mayors through debate, the final decision was that SkyTrain will be advanced to Fleetwood, to 166 Street. Reliance on whether SkyTrain can…

SURREY, B.C. – Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced a major investment in the Lower Mainland’s transportation infrastructure. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced a major investment of $102 million for five projects that will increase efficiency at the Port of Vancouver and move Canadian goods to international markets.The projects are:$42.7 million to

The Surrey Board of Trade, a city building business organization, considered today’s Surrey-Langley Skytrain update by Translink. Transportation investments and continued advocacy for improved transportation investments are important to support business, move our workforce within Surrey, and throughout the region, and to attract business in Surrey and South of the Fraser.“Surrey and South of

SURREY – On July 15, the BC Government announced funding increases for childcare spaces. A significant increase in funding will help public-sector and non-profit organizations create more publicly owned and operated child care spaces in BC communities.The maximum funding amount available from the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund to public-sector organizations, such as local governments,

The Surrey Board of Trade is calling on the Federal Government to seize an opportunity to strengthen Canada’s tourism industry by reintroducing a streamlined visitor rebate program, allowing visitors to be exempt from a sales tax on purchases above a certain amount as long as they present their passport, Nexus, or Driver’s License at point

SURREY – On July 8, Surrey City Council approved the Guildford Town Centre - 104 Avenue Corridor Plan. This project will support the enhancement of this important commercial hub and surrounding areas, resulting in a land use and transportation plan to guide redevelopment.“The Surrey Board of Trade participated in the consultation and engagement of

Today, the Surrey Board of Trade was pleased with the BC Government’s decision enabling the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) to begin accepting applications on Sept. 3, 2019 from companies seeking to provide commercial ride-hailing in B.C. The PTB will determine the supply, boundaries and fares charged to passengers. Those areas are the exclusive responsibility of