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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COVID-19 Update - November 10, 2020

Nov 10, 2020

Government Brings Forward Bill C-9; New Rent Program & Wage Subsidy Improvements  Last week, the federal government tabled Bill C-9, which includes the new and improved commercial rent program and updates to the wage subsidy program....

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COVID-19 Update - November 5, 2020

Nov 5, 2020

In this weeks COVID-19 Update, New PHO for Gatherings & Events, new federal programs, valuable COVID resources, and other news updates.   Read the full newsletter here: https://conta.cc/3erQfX7...

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COVID-19 Update - October 29, 2020

Oct 29, 2020

In this weeks COVID-19 Update, masks expected in indoor public spaces, new grant programs, valuable COVID resources, and other news updates.   Read the full newsletter here: https://conta.cc/37PS6DP...

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Join us in Celebrating Healthy Workplaces

Oct 28, 2020

October celebrates small businesses and highlights healthy workplaces. Last week was WorkPlace Bullying Awareness Week, and to help foster healthy work and volunteer environments, the Okanagan We Got This team, and Chambers throughout the valley have...

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COVID-19 Update - October 22, 2020

Oct 22, 2020

In this weeks COVID-19 Update, join the Building Resilience to Thrive Program, BC Votes this Saturday, valuable COVID resources, and other news updates.   Read the full newsletter here: https://conta.cc/2HuoMYl...

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Chambers of Commerce in the Okanagan Set to Celebrate Small Business Week

Oct 16, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE October 16, 2020 CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE IN THE OKANAGAN SET TO CELEBRATE SMALL BUSINESS WEEK   Chambers of Commerce throughout the Okanagan have joined forces in celebrating Small Business Week in Canada with a host of...

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Government of Canada Announces New Targeted Supports for Businesses

Oct 15, 2020

Late last week, the Government of Canada announced their intention to introduce new targeted, support to help businesses through the pandemic. The below list is a summary of intended plans to introduce legislation: The new Canada Emer...

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Updated PHO Guidelines: October 9, 2020

Oct 14, 2020

On the 9th of October, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry released updated public health orders for food and liquor serving premises as well as updated public order for gatherings and events. This includes a new address to patrons of these es...

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BC Announces Recovery Programs & Grant Applications

Oct 14, 2020

BC Introduces Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) The Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) provides fully-funded provincial grants to support economic resilience, tourism, heritage, and urban and rural ...

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COVID-19 Update - October 8, 2020

Oct 8, 2020

In this weeks COVID-19 Update, Government of Canada launches recovery benefit applications, valuable COVID resources, and other news updates.   Read the full newsletter here: https://conta.cc/3lpnuN0...

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COVID-19 Update - October 1, 2020

Oct 1, 2020

In this weeks COVID-19 Update, Government of Canada announces further recovery benefits, Kelowna Chamber hosts virtual election forum Oct. 20, valuable COVID resources, and other news updates.   Read the full newsletter here:&...

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COVID-19 Update - September 24, 2020

Sep 24, 2020

In this weeks COVID-19 Update, throne speech is unveiled, public transit gets a boost, Public Health Orders for hospitality and events now available, valuable COVID resources, and other news updates.   Read the full newsletter...

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