Posts Tagged ‘affordability’

  • Events!, Small Business February 23/15

    Interest in SME best practices for social inclusion high in Vancouver

    Over 70 business owners, local non-profits and even a few residents and City staff packed into Lost + Found Cafe this Thursday to hear about CommunityWise. The program has been designed by the Hastings Crossing BIA, LOCO BC, Carnegie Community Centre and Recipes For Success, in response to concerns about social inclusion from community members […]

  • Small Business July 11/14

    A Letter to Minister Oakes Regarding Current Tax Policies Hurting SMEs and the Neighbourhoods They Serve

    (Sent) July 7th, 2014 Hon. Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Room 124, Parliament Building, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4   Dear Minister Oakes: Re: Property Taxation – Split Assessments  The Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA) would like to bring to your attention a property tax assessment issue that is impacting the retail and […]

  • Small Business September 17/13

    Taxes and Death (…of small businesses in Vancouver)

    Wednesday September 25th the City’s recently reconvened Property Tax Review Commission will be holding a public panel at the VanDusen Gardens, BMO Great Hall (5251 Oak Street at West 37th Avenue, 6:00 – 9:00pm). It’s not just small business owners who should be raising their voices and asking questions of the Commission there, anyone who […]

  • Uncategorized November 20/11

    Hastings Crossing BIA Launches in Vancouver’s DTES

    After nearly three years of community consultation, surveys, public meetings and planning the Hastings Crossing BIA (HxBIA) is in full swing. Though it represents only one quadrant of the DTES, it’s the last piece of the puzzle in this historic part of the city, filling a longstanding geographic gap between Strathcona BIA, Gastown BIA, Chinatown […]

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