Monthly archive for April 2023

The Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth recommended that the SPS transition should advance. The City of Surrey can transition back to RCMP but there will be extremely difficult conditions that will need to be met.“We are disappointed that the BC Government has made this decision,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO of the

The April 2023 Surrey Labour Market Intelligence Report has been released by the Surrey Board of Trade.“Tracking labour market trends in an ongoing way is important to ensure our policy framework is focused on developing a suitably skilled workforce, a broad availability of good-quality education as a foundation for future training, and a close…

With global natural gas consumption levels projected to continue growing through 2050 and beyond, Canada needs to capitalize on its ability to create some of the lowest-emission facilities in the world.“Without much needed investment in infrastructure projects, our economy will not be able to recover to its fullest potential,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO,

On April 20, the Government of Canada announced that the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project can proceed subject to 370 legally binding conditions to protect the environment, including to prevent harm to local species.The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (RBT2) is a needed new marine container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, BC on

Surrey, B.C. (April 20, 2023) A collection of organizations across the housing continuum is calling upon the BC Government to establish a permanent housing roundtable to address the ongoing housing crisis, announced at a Surrey Board of Trade event on April 20.British Columbia is amidst a housing attainability and affordability crisis. Intense public concern

The Surrey Board of Trade is concerned about the impact to businesses by the potential strike by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and other Federal Government unionized workers.“Businesses are exhausted by ongoing increases in costs including taxes and fees, and workforce and economic challenges,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

As part of the StrongerBC Economic Plan, the new BC Life Sciences and Biomanufacturing Strategy provides five pillars to secure BC’s position as a leading global hub for life sciences and biomanufacturing, and to develop commercial-scale biopharmaceutical and medical manufacturing.“The Surrey Board of Trade has called on the government to implement a global investment

The City of Vancouver has appointed an independent task force to review the city’s finances to prevent another significant property tax increase. The Surrey Board of Trade is calling on the City of Surrey to involve the business community with a similar structure to create an independent task force to review and provide input into

The BC Government announced the development of 12 hubs of police, dedicated prosecutors and probation officers focused on tackling repeat violent offenders in every region of the province. The hubs will work with local stakeholders and other existing programs, such as situation tables and Assertive Community Treatment teams, through collaborative information sharing.MORE INFORMATION“We