Monthly archive for October 2019

Ridesharing Could be Further Delayed in BCThe Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) has sent a letter to ridesharing applicants warning them to expect delays in their application being processed. The delays are happening because of a judicial review launched by the taxi industry. The PTB has also modified the application process to give further disclosure

On Thursday, October 31, the BC Government plans to introduce legislation to make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent in BC, calling the new time zone Pacific Time.“Currently, 78% of the world does not change time. In North America, only Saskatchewan, northeast BC, and Arizona do not change times,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the…

The Surrey Board of Trade advocates for red tape reduction, which is excessive bureaucracy, routines, rules and complexity at all levels of government causing delays or unreasonable costs to businesses.“Filing forms and applying for licenses are a part of doing business, however, the Surrey Board of Trade wants to ensure that it isn’t onerous

Surrey, BC –The Surrey Board of Trade has partnered with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT to deliver the Incoterms® 2020 in-person training to businesses across the Lower Mainland in advance of the new import/export standards coming into effect in January 2020. The first training session will take place

SURREY, BC – The Surrey Board of Trade has released its Tourism, Arts & Culture Recommendations to the City of Surrey, asking for a focus on a progressive, strategic tourism, arts and culture infrastructure strategy.“To ensure Surrey continues to be an opportunity city, an economic development focus on tourism, arts and culture, with a

Surrey, B.C. – On Wednesday, November 20th, the Surrey Board of Trade will present the Surrey Innovation Awards in the presence of global media giant Steve Forbes. The awards are presented to Surrey Board of Trade members or Surrey-based businesses/organizations that have developed a new or improved technology, service, process or product by using creative methods

Yesterday, the BC Government announced a LNG initiative with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and FortisBC to establish the first ship-to-ship LNG marine refuelling — or bunkering — service on the west coast of North America. The use of LNG to power the world’s ocean-going vessels is forecast to expand and BC is well positioned to benefit from

Michael Goehring, President and CEO of the Mining Association of BC will be speaking to  BC’s dynamic mining sector, how it shapes our provincial economy, and how over 160 Surrey businesses are a part of the supply chain to this crucial global economic sector. Surrey has the most mining-related businesses in BC.Date: Thursday, November 7Time: 11:30am Registration and

Last night on October 21, 2019, Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada was elected by Canadians. With a win of 157 seats they were able to form a minority government. The official opposition will be the Conservative Party of Canada.“The Surrey Board of Trade will remain steadfast and resolute on economic policies that will support and…

 The Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT), with funding from the BC Government and the Government of Canada, has undertaken the research and  development of Surrey’s first comprehensive Labour Market Study and Surrey Workforce Strategy to determine Surrey’s current and anticipated labour market data demand and supply and to enact solutions for the next ten years.“This