Opinion: I urge you to support your local businesses not only during Small Business Week, but also through the fall and upcoming festive season. Shop local. Dine at your favourite restaurant or try a new one. Instead of ordering something online, buy it locally. Travel again and spend a weekend at a small hotel in […]
BC Chamber of Commerce Week is Feb. 15-19, and rather than traditionally celebrate progression and growth presented through opportunities created by chambers of commerce, we celebrate resilience, adaptability and fight encouraged by this powerful business network. In a “normal” year, our provincial network of chambers of commerce and boards of trade work tirelessly to help […]
B.C. cannabis sector has ability to accelerate economic recovery, but is hampered by unreasonable policies
Last weekend marked the two-year anniversary of the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Canada, and was also the one-week countdown until British Columbians elect a new government. Tomorrow, numerous issues are top of mind as voters cast their ballots: the challenges faced by our intrepid healthcare workers as they strive to keep us safe, how […]
The Cannabis sector is ready to put hundreds of unemployed retail employees back to work – quickly. They’re also well positioned to generate thousands of dollars in tax revenue if they could accept online orders and deliver to your door. Unfortunately, burdensome regulations mean cannabis retailers are struggling to find workers and being forced to […]
Like you, in the past month we’ve had to pivot quickly. Our full-time job has been to advocate on behalf of the thousands of local businesses like yours that have been impacted (and in many cases devastated by) the current economic downturn.
The path to affordable housing won’t be paved by the Speculation Tax. Read Val Litwin’s take in the Province.