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On January 17, 2020, the BC Government stated that small businesses, non-profits, and arts and culture organizations paying high property taxes through their commercial leases will be able to get relief through interim business property tax relief legislation that is now under development. This is expected to provide municipalities with a tool to help with

Surrey, B.C. – On Thursday, February 6th, the Surrey Board of Trade will host its annual Economic Forecast Lunch. This year’s event will feature Pierre Cléroux, Vice President and Chief Economist of Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).Join members of the Surrey Board of Trade, business and industry leaders as this year’s Chief Economist

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the City of Surrey sent a media release stating that the City will be working to compose bylaws to ban single-use plastic shopping bags for enactment by January 2021.“This is a vital step that all cities need to take in the fight against climate change,” said Anita Huberman, CEO,

Last year, the Surrey Board of Trade held one of their most popular Hot Topic Dialogues on Surrey’s public safety infrastructure. Now, with a Provincial Task Force in charge of the proposed Surrey police transition, Surrey’s business community will hear a progress update."Public safety infrastructure matters to business," said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board

The Surrey Board of Trade offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those impacted by the tragic crash of flight #PS752 that was headed from Tehran to Kyiv. Victims included those from Iranian, Canadian, Ukrainian, Swedish, Afghan, German and British backgrounds.Our membership is comprised of multicultural business owners with multicultural employees, who we…

The Surrey Board of Trade attended the City of Surrey open house on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 on the updated Development Cost Charges (DCCs) rates. These rates will be applied to various developments that occur in Surrey and will be used to fund public projects.Who pays DCCs?Development applicants who apply for subdivision approval

Now that the BC Government has selected a partnership of construction companies, Acciona and Aecon, to build the replacement for the aging Pattullo Bridge between Surrey and New Westminster, the Surrey Board of Trade is continuing their urgent ask to the BC Government to reconsider building a 4-lane Pattullo Bridge and build a 6-lane bridge…

On January 6, 2020, Rapid Transit Buses went live along King George Boulevard between Guildford Town Centre and Newton Exchange along an existing upgraded 96 B-Line. Service is expected to be 20% faster with improvements on bus-only lanes, signal priority, queue jumps at intersections, fewer stops and all-door boarding. The new line doesn’t bring bus…