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Expert Article | Factors that Affect Property Value

Expert Article |Factors that Affect Property Value Location, Location, Location! The location is the main factor that affects property value, and the value of a home differs substantially depending on the city, subarea, or street it is located on. Desirable location traits such as being near a skytrain/bus, or close to a city centre or schools […]

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Backgrounder | Employer Health Tax (Payroll Tax)

Backgrounder | Employer Health Tax (Payroll Tax) As part of their budget released Feb. 20, 2018, British Columbia’s provincial government announced the implementation of the Employer Health Tax (EHT). The proposed EHT is a payroll tax that came into effect on January 1, 2019. It is intended to fund the elimination of the Medical Services […]

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Statement | Electoral Reform Results

Statement | Electoral Reform Results   On December 20, 2018, Elections BC released the results of the electoral reform referendum. Of the over 1.4 million ballots cast, 61.3% voted to maintain the First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system currently used in BC, while 38.7% opted for a switch to proportional representation (PR). Voter turnout […]

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Editorial | 2018 Successes Position Chamber for Continued Growth

Editorial | 2018 Successes Position Chamber for Continued Growth 2018 was the most successful year for the Tri-Cities Chamber in every objective measure. The Chamber achieved our highest number of members at 993 members and counting and the highest revenue total to date. Last year also saw the addition of two new segmented programs and a re-energization […]

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Statement | Federal Fall Economic Statement tackles Canadian competitiveness

Statement | Federal Fall Economic Statement tackles Canadian competitiveness Canada enjoyed relatively steady growth over the past year but also faced continuing headwinds from trade uncertainty and deteriorating economic competitiveness that threaten a slowdown. With the newly signed USMCA trade deal between the US, Mexico, and Canada, businesses can breathe a sigh of relief on […]

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Editorial | A Year of Growth & Engagement

Editorial | A Year of Growth & Engagement It’s that time of the year again when we look ahead to the festive season while reflecting on previous months. We started the year committed to our vision, to shape the future of business and our community, and with clear objectives established and committees in place, we started the […]

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Expert Article | Top 5 Benefits of Integrated Home Care

Expert Article | Top 5 Benefits of Integrated Home Care   Integration helps improve the coordination of services to better meet the needs of clients and providers. Accreditation Canada defines integration as “services, providers, and organizations from across the continuum working together so that services are complementary, coordinated, in a seamless unified system, with continuity […]

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Statement | Reaction to Signing of new North America Trade Deal

Statement | Reaction to Signing of new North America Trade Deal The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce welcomes the signing of a new North American trade deal. The successor to NATFA, rebranded as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), will bring stability to our trade relationship with the United States and Mexico after a year of uncertainty. […]

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Feature Member | Renata Steele, Sutton Group West Coast Realty

Feature Member | Renata Steele, Sutton Group West Coast Realty Ranked among the Top Realtors® in BC we provide the expertise, negotiation skills, knowledge and creativity to help you get outstanding results. We specialize in houses, condos and townhouses and commercial Real Estate also mentorship to Realtors®. $1,500 for personal service or $1000 paid for […]

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Editorial | Getting Down to Business

Editorial | Getting Down to Business The Tri-Cities political landscape looks much different today than it did just two weeks ago. The municipal election results are in and the new mayors and councillors are getting acquainted with their new roles. As we stand on the cusp of a new era, with two new mayors in our […]

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