Monthly archive for July 2023

The BC Government has announced a $10.5 million dollar fund that small businesses will be able to access to support increased costs due to crime and vandalism, and to prevent further crime.“Businesses have faced immense challenges over the past few years,” said Jasroop Gosal, Policy & Research Manager of the Surrey Board of Trade.

Surrey Mayor and Council will be voting to approve a phased plan for cannabis operations in Surrey tonight. The proposed plan is to create a pilot store on City-owned property at 13455 72 Avenue within the Newton Town Centre, and to select a cannabis business operate it.The plan also indicates that there will initially

The Minister of Public Safety in the province has stated that the City of Surrey has failed to demonstrate that moving back to the Surrey RCMP will be safe and not affect other communities throughout BC, thereby not meeting the requirements imposed on the process.This ruling implies that the City of Surrey must proceed with…

On June 14, the BC Government launched the BC Demographic Survey to gather data to help identify and eliminate systemic racism from government services. The Surrey Board of Trade has been selected as one of 35 organizations to receive a grant to help promote the survey in the community.“The Surrey Board of Trade was

The BC Government announced new regulations to combat single-use plastic waste and protect the environment, that will come into effect in December 2023. This marks a significant step towards a cleaner, more sustainable future for BC.“The Surrey Board of Trade applauds the Provincial Government for their bold leadership in combatting single-use plastic waste. These

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union says that its members and the BC Maritime Employers Association came to a tentative agreement at 10:20 am on July 13, 2023, with both parties accepting the Terms of Settlement from federal mediators. This brings an end to the job action that started 13 days ago.“The Surrey Board