Author: PRDCC


January 3, 2017   PRINCE RUPERT – The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically welcomes today’s final investment decision by AltaGas on its Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal. (Full Media Release: AltaGas Announces Positive FID on Canada’s First West Coast Propane Export Terminal) The $450-500 million investment on Ridley Island offers further diversification of regional export products, providing increased economic stability for the region in the face of fluctuating global commodity markets. It is estimated that the project will provide up to 250 construction jobs and 40-50 long term positions during operation of the facility. “This is an...

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PRINCE RUPERT – The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce applauds the Canadian Government’s decision to approve the Pacific Northwest LNG project. The project brings impressive opportunities to the region in an industry that will provide long-term employment and community investment for the North Coast and beyond. Additionally, this project will help to diversify Canada’s export opportunities providing economic stability in the wake of a decreasing US energy export market. The Chamber notes that with 190 binding conditions to this approval there are additional assurances to protect the natural environment and reduce environmental impacts during construction and operation...

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BC Chamber Remains Cautious About UBCM Position Against Amalgamation

Vancouver, September 26, 2016 – The BC Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the UBCM’s resolution to oppose any provincial government involvement in cases of local government amalgamation. “Municipal governments are autonomous bodies and should be respected as such, however we do believe that there is a role for the province to play in deciding whether amalgamation makes sense for certain jurisdictions,” said Val Litwin, BC Chamber President and CEO. There are several examples of municipalities in B.C. that share common boundaries, creating a situation where a specific geographical area is serviced by both a municipality and regional district....

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BC Chamber Applauds UBCM Proposal to Cooperate with Office of the Auditor General for Local Government

Vancouver, September 23, 2016 – The BC Chamber of Commerce is encouraged that the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) has proposed a resolution to cooperate with the Office of the Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) in the 2016 UBCM Resolutions released ahead of the annual UBCM conference. “It’s great to see the UBCM embrace the notion that the AGLG wants to work collaboratively with local governments and can play a role in helping municipalities deliver services more efficiently, effectively and economically,” said Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce. The BC Chamber championed...

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