Nightclubs and banquet halls ordered to close as B.C. announces tough new venue restrictions
CTV News, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - B.C.'s nightclubs and stand-alone banquet halls have been ordered to close immediately to help stop the spread of COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday.
The sale of alcohol in all bars, pubs and restaurants must also cease nightly at 10 p.m. Venues must also close at 11 p.m., unless they are providing full meal service, but they must not serve alcohol.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced measures that would make it easier for people to avoid speaking loudly. Music or other background sounds, such as from televisions, must be no louder than the volume of normal conversation.
Government Announces Extension of Rent Relief for Small Businesses
September 8, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario
Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Honourable Mary Ng, announced that Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses will be extended by one month to help eligible small businesses pay rent for September. All provinces and territories continue to participate in this initiative and collaborate with the federal government to provide rent supports to those small businesses most in need. Current CECRA application deadlines will also be extended to accommodate this extension.
2021 Virtual BC Economic Summit - Economic Revival: Charting a Path Forward for BC Communities
March 8th to 11th, 2021
Registration for the 2021 VIRTUAL BC Economic Summit is now open and we are offering an u n b e l i e v a b l e group rate!
We will have a great lineup of speakers from leading economic development experts and peers, and a program that will include many panel discussions and interactive discussion forums.
Expect virtual exhibits, BC Economic Development Awards, prizes and networking opportunities using our established Summit App!
Introducing Keynote Speaker, Peter Kageyama
Peter Kageyama is the author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places, the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places and the latest, The Emotional Infrastructure of Places. Peter is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Innovation, a national network of city leaders and a special advisor to America In Bloom.
He is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization and the co-founder of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary conference that brings citizens and practitioners together around the big idea of ‘the city.’
He is an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.
BCEDA is continuing to seek success stories to highlight on the Economic Development in Action website. The website is advertised internationally and used as a tool to market your community and attract international investors. Economic Developers can use the website to collaborate on ideas and gain inspiration from others. We a looking for a brief summary of your successful projects, partnerships and initiatives.