BC Election Officially Begins
The Legislature was dissolved and BC political parties officially launched their election campaigns on Tuesday, April 14th. The BC Chamber of Commerce will be providing supporting materials to Chambers with regards to the election shortly.
You can view the parties’ election platforms online:
If you have any questions, please contact Jon Garson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Premier’s Technology Council Releases 12th Report
The Premier’s Technology Council has released its 12th report advising continued development of the three pillars of a knowledge-based society. The three pillars are infrastructure for a knowledge-based society, government services in a knowledge-based society and growing a knowledge-based economy and the Council reports significant progress on all three pillars.
For more information about the Council and its reports, click here
Province Reports on Progress Made Towards BC Energy Plan
The Province has released an Energy Plan Report on Progress detailing the work that’s been done to date in achieving the goals and targets set out in the BC Energy Plan: A Vision for Clean Energy Leadership released in 2007. The report provides updates on the 55 policy actions outlined in the BC Energy Plan, which focus on the province’s key natural strengths and competitive advantages of clean and renewable sources of energy.
For more information, click here
Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia (BIABC) Conference in Vancouver
Vancouver’s West End Business Improvement Association is hosting the 2009 Annual Conference for BIABC: Let Your Spirit Soar. This event will explore issues affecting business, from publicizing small businesses and creating safer communities to the Olympics and the environment.
Date: May 28-30, 2009
Location: Empire Landmark Hotel, Vancouver
Registrations are available for the full conference or single sessions only. For more information click here.
Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC “The Future of Housing” Conference
The CHBABC is holding a one day conference, “The Future of Housing” to address this industry and its role as an ongoing economic driver in British Columbia.
Date: May 8, 2009
Location: Delta Burnaby Hotel, 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
For more information and to register visit www.chbabc.org.
BizPal now in 75 communities across BC
BizPal, the online service created to streamline the business permit and licence process for Canadian communities, has been made available to 50 additional communities in the 2008/2009 year, bringing the total to 75 communities whose entrepreneurs, government, and business service providers can access the service. Learn more about BizPal, and find out if it’s in your community by visiting the BizPal site.
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