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PRINCE RUPERT – The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to once again host the Annual Business Excellence Awards Celebration on February 27th with the support of the Port of Prince Rupert, the event’s Diamond Sponsor. “We are proud to sponsor the Business Excellence Awards, a relationship that represents a perfect alignment of interests,” said Ken Veldman, Director of Public Affairs for the Port of Prince Rupert. “Prince Rupert’s trade gateway helps create jobs, prosperity and opportunity. The businesses being honoured this year are seizing opportunities to help our community and its entrepreneurs thrive. It is...

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PRINCE RUPERT – The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce applauds the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for the release of a very thorough draft report on the Pacific Northwest LNG project. The Chamber recognizes it as a significant accomplishment that should work for everyone; and it acknowledges a new industry that will bring long-term family-supporting jobs and an increased tax base to the North Coast while protecting salmon and their habitat. “Reading the 257 page report,” stated Chamber Past President John Farrell, “two things jump off the page – local citizens, organizations and First Nations actively engaged in a rigorous process; and the regulator listened.” The Chamber notes the report’s conclusion that even the measure of greenhouse gas effects would be very different if the agency were allowed to consider the positive result of end users displacing dirtier fuels. The draft Environmental Assessment report is now open for public comment for 30 days. This will be followed by finalization of the Minister’s decision and advice to Cabinet – the only outstanding pre-requisite to a project Final Investment Decision. Farrell said that the Chamber will be writing the regulator to let them know that they ‘got it right’ and are encouraging all supporters of responsible development to do likewise. – 30 – Contact Information: Simone Clark Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce Manager of Communications 250-624-2296...

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Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours – “Tis the Season, as they say! Your friendly, festive Chamber of Commerce will be closed over the Holiday Season and we don’t want to end up on the Naughty List for not letting you know!   We will be closed from December 24th to January 3rd 2016, re-opening Monday, January 4th at 8:30AM.    We wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Fabulous and Safe New Year!...

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BC Chamber Press Release

BC Chamber back environmental assessment approval for  LNG Canada Export Terminal   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, June 18, 2015 – The BC Chamber of Commerce applauds the B.C. government’s announcement to issue LNG Canada an Environmental Assessment Certificate for its export terminal project located in the District of Kitimat. “The B.C. government’s announcement to grant environmental assessment approval is another monumental step towards establishing an LNG export industry in B.C.,” said John Winter, president and CEO of the BC Chamber. “Within a matter of days, we have seen a shift from the dream of a brand new industry taking hold in B.C. to concrete decisions that will make the LNG export industry a certainty in our in province, and that is truly exciting to see.” Winter noted that while the B.C. government’s decision on an Environmental Assessment Certificate for LNG Canada has 24 conditions attached, the government’s announcement is a clear indication that the regulatory process to approve these LNG projects is working. The Premier and the provincial government should be commended for their commitment to building the right conditions that is allowing multiple LNG companies to get off the ground here in B.C. and start providing an on-going economic benefit for B.C. businesses and residents alike. “While LNG Canada still have a number of markers to reach that will put them in a position to announce a Final...

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