200 organizers pack YES! campaign rally
“We can win this referendum!” David Suzuki Foundation CEO Peter Robinson may have been contradicting the last set of public opinion polls, but there were no doubters in the room Wednesday, April 1, as 200 core organizers behind the Better Transportation and Transit Coalition (BTTC) gathered for a noisy mid-campaign rally at the Simon Fraser University Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
B.C. Budget 2015 earns an “A” grade from Board of Trade
The Vancouver Board of Trade, representing thousands of businesses in British Columbia, has assigned an overall grade of “A” the 2015-16 provincial budget.
Coalition Welcomes Provincial Clarification on Collection of Metro Congestion Improvement Tax
VBOT supports Better Transit and Transportation Coalition
The Vancouver Board of Trade has joined a new coalition to support increased investment in regional transit and transportation improvements.
VBOT announces 2015 winners of its prestigious Rix Awards
Earlier today, The Vancouver Board of Trade revealed the 2015 winners of its Rix Center Awards for Community and Corporate Citizenship, which honour one outstanding individual and one exemplary organization each year, in memory of the late Dr. Don Rix.
Message from the President and CEO Re: Bylaw 280
Earlier today, an important announcement was made by B.C.'s Minister of Environment, Hon. Mary Polak.
In an unusual move, Minister Polak announced that the Province will not approve a Metro Vancouver bylaw passed (and sent to the minister for rubber stamping) a year ago. The now-rejected "Bylaw 280" would have changed the way our region deals with waste management - and the way your business would have disposed of its garbage.
Media Release: VBOT applauds Provincial review of solid waste management plan
The Vancouver Board of Trade applauds today’s announcement that the Province will formally review Metro Vancouver’s solid waste management plan.
New chamber report identifies $50B risk to Lower Fraser River
Today, chambers of commerce from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley released a new research study which concludes that $50 billion in economic development along the Lower Fraser River is at risk unless all levels of government act now to address the serious issues facing the river.
VBOT and Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce to Join Forces
The Vancouver Board of Trade is pleased to announce that the nearly 550 members of the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night at their Annual General Meeting in favour of joining the Vancouver Board of Trade, and the subsequent orderly wind-down of KCC.
Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement a boon for B.C.
The Vancouver Board of Trade welcomes today’s news that Canada and South Korea have reached a historic free trade agreement — a move that will strengthen ties with a key trading partner for many businesses across Metro Vancouver and B.C.