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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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Outer Coast Outfitters

Featured Member of the Week A bit about Outer Coast Outfitters Outer Coast Outfitters is an outdoor adventure company helping connect people to nature on the North Coast. Offering guided adventures, gear rentals and outdoor education means Outer Coast Outfitters can take you and your friends, co-workers or family hiking or canoeing by setting you up with equipment for your own trips or teaching you skills to explore safely in wild places. Chris Ridler and April Link began their business out of a shared love for the outdoors and incredible surroundings of the North Coast. Outer Coast Outfitters is the culmination...

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BC Chamber announces 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, June 9, 2016 – The BC Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its new chair and board of directors for 2016 – 2017. Patrick Giesbrecht, owner of Giesbrecht & Co., was sworn in as chair on Monday, May 31 at the BC Chamber AGM and Conference in Kelowna. “It’s a great honour to take on this leadership role with B.C.’s largest business organization,” Giesbrecht said. “We have tremendous opportunities before us for 2016 – 2017 and beyond. In particular, we’ll be working hard to attract and integrate more young professionals into our network to help lead the future...

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