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SURREY – On April 1, the BC government implemented initial amendments to the Forest and Range Practices Act. These amendments will support the health and sustainability of BC’s forests and range lands, while strengthening public confidence in how these vital resources are managed“A number of Surrey Board of Trade members in the forestry sector, and those

Last night’s Surrey Council meeting saw a Notice of Motion by Surrey Councillor Steven Pettigrew related to forming a plan for public consultation for the RCMP transition. Though the motion was deferred to a future Public Safety meeting, the Surrey Board of Trade was pleased to see a focus on public consultation.“The business community…

Last night’s Surrey Council meeting saw a Notice of Motion by Surrey Councillor Brenda Locke related to suspending development on Fraser Highway until Skytrain plans are confirmed.This is supported by the Surrey Board of Trade as it still remains uncertain, under the current funding envelope, what the SkyTrain extension will look like.“The development community, many…

The BC government introduced legislation that sets the stage for the elimination of Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums on January 1, 2020. MSP is the provincially insured health-care benefits, which is billed in monthly health-care premiums.“The Surrey Board of Trade advocated for the elimination of MSP,” said Anita Huberman, Surrey Board of Trade CEO.

The Surrey Board of Trade is hosting a special International Business Roundtable with Vibrant GOA, India Industry Leaders on April 10, 2019. The delegation from Goa India, led by Mr. Rajkumar Kamat, President of the Vibrant Goa Foundation, will meet with industry leaders in Surrey to make a presentation on the region and share information about the Vibrant GOA Global

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 27, 2019The Newton BIA and the Surrey Board of Trade are pleased to present Newton Talks on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Envision Financial. This month’s topic will focus on a proposed state of the art, emissions-free Hydrogen train connecting Surrey to Chilliwack, along the 99km interurban route.Newton Talks is

SURREY – The Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations focused on Transportation Network Services: Boundaries, Supply, Fares, and Driver’s Licenses issued its recommendations today, which included ride-hailing provisions.“The Surrey Board of Trade is hopeful that ride-hailing can begin sooner rather than later,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.The Surrey Board of

The Surrey Board of Trade, as a city building business organization, continues their Business Town Hall Series for the 43rd Federal Election with the leaders of the primary political parties.The second Town Hall takes place with the Honourable Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada.“The purpose of the Business Town Hall's are to

Effective January 1, 2020, a new natural gas tax credit will be available to qualifying LNG corporations, currently calculated at 3% of the cost of natural gas. The tax credit can be used to reduce B.C.’s corporate income tax rate from 12% to 9%.“We are pleased to see the final pieces needed to deliver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 21, 2019SURREY, B.C.– According to the Surrey Board of Trade, local businesses and tax practitioners are frustrated by the need to commit significant time, often at considerable expense, to deal with taxation and filing issues.Canadian businesses spend 131 hours on average to prepare and pay their taxes. That…