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Today, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released the BC Budget 2024 Consultation Report. The document includes a summary of many organizations, including the Surrey Board of Trade, and individuals that present to the Committee on a broad list of topics.“The Committee has endorsed many recommendations that the Surrey Board of

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

Property Tax Increases Unacceptable and Unsustainable for BusinessesOver the past three weeks, the Surrey Board of Trade has received numerous complaints about the high percentage level of property tax increases for businesses.“Class 5 and 6 are facing average increases of 16.9% and 27.3% this year, respectively,” said Anita Huberman, President and CEO, Surrey

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government launched the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), offering businesses loans of up to $60,000. The loans were processed through regular banks and financial institutions but guaranteed through the Federal Government, leaving the liability on the government. The loans were interest-free and intended to help businesses with expenses related…

Today, Minister Adrian Dix announced significant investments for Surrey Memorial Hospital. These announcements come after extensive work in collaboration with Fraser Health, the Ministry of Health, and Surrey Memorial Hospital physicians and their teams.“Since our Surrey Health Care policy paper was released in early March, there have been vocal calls for investments in staffing