COVID-19 Update - September 14, 2021

Sep 14, 2021

Province Lifts Some Regional Restrictions Interior Health has moved to roll back some of the regional restrictions that were put in place following the COVID outbreak in the central Okanagan. The Province noted this change on Monday saying th...

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COVID-19 Update - September 8, 2021

Sep 8, 2021

Proof of Vaccination: Information for Businesses where PoV will be required The Province provided more details on their plans on Tuesday and unveiled the provincial link where digital Vaccine Cards can now be downloaded and where the&nbs...

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COVID-19 Update - September 2, 2021

Sep 2, 2021

Reminder: Mask Mandate to Reduce Transmission, Protect People in Public Spaces As of Wednesday, August 25, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and...

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COVID-19 Update - August 25, 2021

Aug 25, 2021

Regional Recovery Guide Available for Thompson Okanagan Businesses The Okanagan We Got This Coalition is extremely pleased to showcase the new customized regional Recovery Guide for the Thompson Okanagan. This guide has been in the works for m...

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COVID-19 Update - August 17, 2021

Aug 17, 2021

Have Your Say on BC’s Permanent Paid Sick Leave British Columbians are invited to provide input into the development of made-in-BC permanent paid sick leave to support workers and protect workplaces. In addition to...

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COVID-19 Update - August 10, 2021

Aug 10, 2021

Tourism and Hospitality Student Work Placement Program Now Open Aimed squarely at the tourism and hospitality sector, Propel is a new initiative to help the hardest-hit sector recover from the devastating impacts of the pandemic. The latest addi...

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COVID-19 Update - August 3, 2021

Aug 3, 2021

Federal Government extends COVID-19 Benefits and Business Supports Late last week, the government announced the extension of crucial COVID-19 support measures for Canadians and Canadian businesses in recognition that uneven economic reopening ac...

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COVID-19 Update - July 27, 2021

Jul 27, 2021

Canadian Chamber Encouraged by New Border Measures but Questions Remain The Canadian Chamber's President and Chief Executive Officer, Perrin Beatty, issued the following statement on the recent new border measures for fully vaccinated travel...

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COVID-19 Update - July 20, 2021

Jul 20, 2021

BC Government Liquor Changes On July 13, the provincial government announced a major liquor policy change. Private liquor retailers can now sell to Special Event Permit holders, something the Chamber network has been supportive of. This change c...

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COVID-19 Update - July 13, 2021

Jul 13, 2021

Communicable Disease Prevention: A Guide for Employers from WorkSafeBC This guide from WorkSafeBC provides information for employers to develop a communicable disease plan. An effective plan includes general measures to reduce the risk o...

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COVID-19 Update - July 6, 2021

Jul 6, 2021

Updated Public Order: Gatherings and Events and Food & Liquor Serving Premises Last week, the provincial government moved ahead with reducing restrictions now that nearly 80% of adults in BC have had at least one dose of vacci...

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COVID-19 Update - June 29, 2021

Jun 29, 2021

Businesses Prepare to Enter Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan With July 1 right around the corner, businesses in BC prepare to enter Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan. As businesses anticipate restrictions adjusting, it is recommended businesses rev...

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COVID-19 Update - June 22, 2021

Jun 22, 2021

Updates to Public Order for Food & Liquor Servicing Establishments as well as Gatherings & Events As a part of phase 2 of BC's restart plan, updated orders are now available for food and liquor serving establishments, as well as gather...

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COVID-19 Update - June 14, 2021

Jun 14, 2021

BC Moves To Step Two of Restart Plan Beginning Tuesday June 15 BC will transition to Step 2 of BC’s Restart plan, including lifting restrictions on travel within B.C.  Provincial officials stated better days are in sight,&...

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COVID-19 Update - June 8, 2021

Jun 8, 2021

Available to Download Now: A Resource Guide for Small Business Resiliency The Kelowna Chamber has been supporting the BC Chamber of Commerce in the development of a Resource Guide for Small Business Resiliency. In partnership with the provi...

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COVID-19 Update - June 1, 2021

Jun 1, 2021

Canadian Chamber Roadmap to Recovery: 9 Areas for Sharp & Lasting Recovery In the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic, it is difficult for Canadians, their families, businesses and governments to look beyond confronting the immediate effect...

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COVID-19 Update - May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

Announcement from Province Expected Today as BC Restaurants Get Set for Indoor Dining British Columbia's current slate of so-called "circuit breaker" restrictions expired at 11:59 PM on Monday, May 24, including a ban imposed late ...

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COVID-19 Update - May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021

Governments Need a Travel Restart Strategy Now Recently, the Canadian Chamber issued a statement about resetting plans for travel post-COVID. Along with their statement, they outlined key elements that need to be included in any strategy, such a...

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COVID-19 Update - May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

URGENT NEWS: Province Introduces Sick Leave Benefit Legislation The BC Government has introduced legislation aimed at providing workers access to paid sick leave. In a release earlier today the province noted that in the short term businesses wi...

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COVID-19 Update - May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021

Now is the Time To Apply for Government Grants! The deadlines for Launch Online and the Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant are September 30 and August 31, respectively. So buckle up and get granting!  1. Launch Online.&nbs...

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