Monthly Archives: October 2013

Langford scraps annual licences

Vancouver Sun
Friday, October 25, 2013
Page C01
By Tiffany Crawford

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is urging other municipalities to follow the example of the south Vancouver Island city of Langford and scrap annual business licences. Beginning next year, Langford business owners will be asked to pay once for a business licence that will remain in effect until there is a substantial change to the business, such as a relocation. The reform, approved by city council this week, will mean a net loss of about $70,000 in annual revenue, but it costs the city about $40,000 a year to administer and enforce the licences. CFIB BC director of provincial affairs Mike Klassen welcomed the decision, which he noted coincided with Small Business Week. “Requiring an annual licence fee just so businesses can operate is an old convention that deserves a rethink. It is really just another tax that creates more work for city employees and discourages job growth in our communities.” 

Informative Green Tech Exchange Seminar – Oct 24th / 5pm

An Ocean Energy Update – Opportunities for Skilled Trade and Technical Personnel on Vancouver Island 
Thursday October 24th, 2013
Registration & Networking 5:00 PM, Event Begins 6:00 PM

Camosun College, Interurban Campus – Liz Ashton Campus Centre (Building 14), Rooms 123 & 124
4461 Interurban Road, Victoria BC, V9E 2C1, Parking ($3/4hr) P2, P5 or P7 suggested

Complimentary Event Registration http://greentechexchange.ca/civicrm/event/info?id=126&reset=1
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Canada’s rivers and oceans have major renewable energy potential. Efforts to collect energy from river and ocean currents are now being explored both on Canada’s east and west coasts. Join us at Camosun College in Victoria, BC for the October 24th, 2013 Vancouver Island GTEx Forum and learn about several amazing ocean energy initiatives.

Speakers:
Dr. Chris Campbell, Marine Renewables Canada
Dr. Brad Buckham, University of Victoria
Ryan Nicoll, Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd.

With Regards,
Tom McDowell
Vancouver Island (based) Coordinator
www.greentechexchange.ca
e. gtevi@sfu.ca
t. 250 474-7014 (PST / GMT-08:00)

Informative Green Tech Exchange Seminar – Oct 24th / 5pm

An Ocean Energy Update – Opportunities for Skilled Trade and Technical Personnel on Vancouver Island 
Thursday October 24th, 2013 
Registration & Networking 5:00 PM, Event Begins 6:00 PM 

Camosun College, Interurban Campus – Liz Ashton Campus Centre (Building 14), Rooms 123 & 124 
4461 Interurban Road, Victoria BC, V9E 2C1, Parking ($3/4hr) P2, P5 or P7 suggested 

Complimentary Event Registration http://greentechexchange.ca/civicrm/event/info?id=126&reset=1 
—————— 
Canada’s rivers and oceans have major renewable energy potential. Efforts to collect energy from river and ocean currents are now being explored both on Canada’s east and west coasts. Join us at Camosun College in Victoria, BC for the October 24th, 2013 Vancouver Island GTEx Forum and learn about several amazing ocean energy initiatives. 

Speakers: 
Dr. Chris Campbell, Marine Renewables Canada 
Dr. Brad Buckham, University of Victoria 
Ryan Nicoll, Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd. 

With Regards, 
Tom McDowell 
Vancouver Island (based) Coordinator 
www.greentechexchange.ca 
e. gtevi@sfu.ca 
t. 250 474-7014 (PST / GMT-08:00)