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Monthly archive for November 2021

A more transmissible coronavirus variant has begun to spread from South Africa, resulting in a spike in cases in the European Union and United Kingdom. The B.1.1.529 variant, now officially called “Omicron,” has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong in travellers from South Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) notes that “this variant has…

Today, the US Department of Commerce final determination in their second administrative review says it will increase duties on BC and Canadian softwood lumber.“The Surrey Board of Trade warns that this decision compromises regional economic recovery in the Cascadia Corridor,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “This is especially unacceptable

Today’s Speech from the Throne in Ottawa had many elements that will support Surrey and its economic growth over the next four years. The purpose of the Speech from the Throne is to highlight the legislative priorities of government for the next four years.“We were disappointed that economic priorities related to the skills crisis,

On November 19, the federal government announced that PCR testing requirements for shorter trips abroad will end as of November 30 for fully vaccinated Canadians. Travellers returning to Canada within 72 hours will not have to submit a PCR test but those that are returning after 72 hours will need to submit a test.“The