COVID-19 Update - March 2, 2021

Mar 2, 2021

$500M in Additional RRRF for Small Businesses The Government of Canada recently announced an additional $500 million in support through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) for small businesses that continue to suffer from COVI...

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COVID-19 Update - February 23, 2021

Feb 23, 2021

WorkSafeBC: Selecting and Using Face Shields in Non-Health Care Settings A new resource from WorkSafeBC clarifies the use of face shields in the workplace. Face shields can be used in the workplace in combination with face ma...

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COVID-19 Update - February 16, 2021

Feb 16, 2021

Canada United Reopens February 16th with Grants of Up To $5,000 Available Over $14 million has been contributed to the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund by the federal government, RBC and Canada United partners to support COVID-19 recover...

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COVID-19 Update - February 10, 2021

Feb 10, 2021

UPDATE: PHO Order on Gatherings and Events Extended Indefinitely By order of the PHO, all gathering and events are suspended indefinitely to significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission related to social interact...

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COVID-19 Update - February 2, 2021

Feb 2, 2021

A Year of Business Insights with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Recently, the Senior Director of Tax and Financial Policy for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Gill, spoke with Statistics Canada and Deloitte about the biggest busi...

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COVID-19 Update - January 26, 2021

Jan 26, 2021

BC Takes Next Steps in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan British Columbians are a step closer to receiving their COVID-19 immunizations, with additional details and timelines released for the largest and most complex immunization plan to ever roll o...

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COVID-19 Update - January 19, 2021

Jan 19, 2021

UPDATE: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Sees Changes Recently, details of the next CEWS claim periods were finalized with the following changes a) the maximum top-up subsidy rate is 35%, and b) the maximum subsidy amount for employees on leav...

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COVID-19 Update - January 12, 2021

Jan 12, 2021

BC Extends Province-Wide Restrictions Last week, the provincial government announced that province-wide restrictions that came into effect on November 19, 2020 will now be extended until February 5, 2021 at midnight. These restricti...

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COVID-19 Update - January 5, 2021

Jan 5, 2021

Stay Informed & Up to Date with the Canadian Business Resilience Network The Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN), put on by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce provides recorded webinars and video resources on COVID-19 programs, reco...

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COVID-19 Update - December 29, 2020

Dec 29, 2020

Federal Government Announces wage Subsidy Rate Increase to 75% December 18, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, announced that the government has concluded the necessary regulatory changes to ...

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COVID-19 Update - December 22, 2020

Dec 22, 2020

Reminder to Renew for Those with Temporary Layoff Variances Through the summer, many employers requested temporary four month variances to the COVID-19 Emergency Layoff period. Many of these variances will expire at the end of December.&nbs...

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The Importance of Supporting Your Local Businesses This Holiday Season

Dec 16, 2020

Standing alongside the Uptown Rutland Business Association, and Downtown Kelowna, the Kelowna Chamber is urging everyone to shop local this holiday season. Shopping local supports our neighbours, creates local employment, and will help local business...

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COVID-19 Update - December 15, 2020

Dec 15, 2020

Canadian Survey on Business Conditions; a Deep Dive by the Canadian Chamber There has been a lot of talk about how COVID-19 has been affecting Canadian business – but what’s the real story? In partnership with Deloitte Cana...

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COVID-19 Update - December 8 - 2020

Dec 8, 2020

Canadian Emergency Business Account Recently Expanded The Federal Government announced the expansion of the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA). As of last Friday, eligible businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVI...

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Chambers in the Okanagan Get Into the Spirit of the Season by Giving the Gift of Appreciation

Dec 4, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE DEC. 4, 2020 CHAMBERS ACROSS THE OKANAGAN GET INTO THE SPIRIT OF SEASON BY GIVING THE GIFT OF APPRECIATION. OKANAGAN - The Okanagan Valley Chambers that represent the Chambers COVID-19 Response Coalition have released a thank...

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Okanagan We Got This Loves Local: Winners of Okanagan Experience Announced

Dec 2, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE December 2, 2020 OKANAGAN WE GOT THIS LOVES LOCAL Winners of Okanagan Experience Announced KELOWNA - Okanagan Chambers of Commerce are making sure some lucky residents can relax and explore the region when travel is aga...

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COVID-19 Update - December 1, 2020

Dec 1, 2020

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Extended to June 2021 On November 20, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will be extended through to June 2021.   The federal governm...

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A View from The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

Nov 26, 2020

The strict public health orders currently in effect have been met with broad public acceptance in Kelowna. However, these orders are not without controversy, and a robust, informed debate about them serves us all. Unfortunately, there have been troub...

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COVID-19 Update - November 24, 2020

Nov 24, 2020

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced new orders applicable to the entire province until December 7 at midnight, unless otherwise extended.   Mask Requirements Face coverings are now mandatory in all public indo...

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COVID-19 Update - November 17, 2020

Nov 17, 2020

Canadian Chamber Appears Before Senate, Reiterates Gaps in Bill C-9 Last week, the Canadian Chamber's Director of Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy, Alla Drigola, appeared at the Senate National Finance Committee which is studying Bill C-9....

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