Surrey, Vancouver business groups scrap over name

curated from bclocalnews A turf war has broken out between two of Metro Vancouver’s biggest business advocacy groups. The Vancouver Board of Trade wants to formally change its name to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and will put that proposal to a vote of its members Friday. The Surrey Board of Trade opposes the move as a hostile attempt…

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Finance Minister makes stop in Surrey as part of nation-wide budget consultations

curated from globalnews Finance Minister Bill Morneau made Surrey his last stop in his pre-budget consultations with Canadians today. Morneau spoke at the Surrey Board of Trade on Saturday morning, at the end of a week traveling across the country to discuss the upcoming federal budget. “The Canadian economy is going through a difficult period, but in the face of…

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Walmart to charge for plastic bags

curated from surreyleade Walmart will join Superstore next month in charging customers for plastic bags. Beginning on Feb. 9, the chain of stores will charge customers five cents for each plastic bag used to house items bought at the checkout. Superstore has for years charged five cents per bag. Walmart said the fee is part of its strategy for cutting…

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