50 Years of Cutting and Pasting: Modernizing Canada’s Tax System February 2019 Canadian Chamber

Feb 14, 2019

Remember the days where important working files were saved on a floppy disc, not the cloud? Or bills were paid via mail, not just instantly with the touch of a button on your smartphone? Lots has changed in the last few decades, but unfortunately, th...

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Business Examiner Thompson Okanagan - January/February 2019

Feb 6, 2019

Featuring the latest business news and information from Kelowna, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Armstrong, Summerland and Penticton, including Kelowna Councillor and Chamber board member Maxine Dehart's new column.  Read the full issu...

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Canadian Chamber: There is no low carbon economy without a regulatory system that works January 10, 2019

Jan 10, 2019

Read this month's "Five Minutes for Business" - more on the low carbon economy...

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Canadian Chamber Clarifies Carbon Pricing Position

Dec 21, 2018

CANADIAN CHAMBER CLARIFIES CARBON PRICING POSITION   Kelowna, December 21, 2018:  News stories over the past week cited the Canadian Chamber’s recent report A Competitive Transition: How smarter climate policy can help Cana...

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The Legislature Sits, the Canadian Chamber Meets, Electoral Reform Referendum Goes Out

Sep 1, 2018

What's new at the Kelowna Chamber - September 1, 2018...

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Speculation tax is hurting the 99% in BC, not just the 1%

Aug 9, 2018

VAL LITWIN  |  BC CHAMBER PRESIDENT & CEO We are in the middle of a housing crisis in British Columbia. There’s no doubt about it. The B.C. government has the arduous task of reversing this predicament and it believes one of th...

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Jun 7, 2018

A couple of important policies issues to keep you informed about. Of course these are only two of a number of key issues we are following on your behalf. SPECULATION TAX - Your Chamber is keeping up its efforts to get the Province to step back from ...

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Analyzing Two Budgets In February - Family Day - Cross-Provincial Border Trade

Mar 20, 2018

By Dan Rogers, Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce In 1625, Welsh poet George Herbert wrote “Every mile is two in winter.”  February felt a bit like that: here at the Kelowna Chamber, we hosted eight events, assi...

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Comment on the End to the Boycott of BC Wine and the Proposed Speculator's Tax

Feb 23, 2018

From Kelowna Chamber Tom Dyas ON THE END TO THE BOYCOTT OF BC WINE… The Kelowna Chamber is pleased that Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has decided to lift Alberta’s short-lived ban on BC Wine imports and we hope both Premiers shel...

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Stop the rhetoric!

Feb 8, 2018

From Chamber President, Tom Dyas The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Premiers of Alberta and BC to stop the rhetoric on inter-provincial trade and instead find ways to enhance our economies rather than ramping up a trade dispute that...

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Business 2018 Wish List for Taxation Reform

Jan 11, 2018

By Dan Rogers, Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce The holiday season brings many joys and pleasures, not the least of which is a short break from the issues of the office, in exchange for friends, family and hearth. It&rsquo...

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Presentation to the Fair Wage Commission of the Provincial Government

Nov 21, 2017

- The Kelowna Chamber had the opportunity to speak to the Fair Wage Commission about Chamber goals pertaining to minimum wage in BC on November 21, 2017. Below is the submission from Tom Dyas, Chamber Board President. Our Chamber acts as a single ...

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Kelowna Most Excellent Businesses Receive Recognition

Nov 16, 2017

- Dan Rogers is the Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. KELOWNA - At Chambers across Canada, October’s Small Business Week was a cause to celebrate. Small business; business excellence; achievements by entrepren...

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Tax Fairness Consultation in Kelowna: Slow the Train Down

Oct 6, 2017

Excerpt from the Business Examiner - Dan Rogers is the Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.   KELOWNA - Everyone says September is busy, but September 2017 truly was one for the books. In the midst of summer, when ma...

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September Marks Shift Into High(er) Gear for Kelowna Chamber

Sep 5, 2017

Excerpt from the Business Examiner written by Dan Rogers, Executive Director Kelowna Chamber of Commerce   KELOWNA - The smoke across the province continues to linger and people are still seeking ways to enjoy the remaining days of summer,...

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Sep 1, 2017

Attention Chamber Members, In July of this year the Federal Government announced a number of proposed corporate tax policy changes to address what they stated were “loopholes” that the top 1% of income earners were taking advantage of ...

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Floods, Fires and Business Continuity

Aug 2, 2017

KELOWNA - The fires in BC along with the spring flooding that impacted the Okanagan, certainly and importantly draw our attention to the dedication and many times, to the bravery of those who are charged with responding to those dangerous situations....

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