July 26th
Please read below if you have questions for the EDRP! Please call them and if you have more questions I will be participating in a webinar and may be able to ask some questions...
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PLEASE READ!
Yes some of this is duplicate information BUT...
If you have called the Economic Disaster Recovery Program and still have questions or any other questions for the BC Economic Development Association I will be participating in a webinar regarding on August 2nd. Please have any questions emailed to manager@southcariboochamber.org by July 31st and I will try to get them answered! 

Also if you are interested in becoming a member of the Chamber of Commerce please let me know. We are not looking for payment at this time or in the near future but becoming a Chamber Member at this time may be helpful to you. We are working for all businesses in the South Cariboo!
 
Shelly Morton
Executive Director 
South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce
manager@southcariboochamber.org
250-395-6124
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A message for businesses from 
MLA Donna Barnett

Dear Members and Local Business Owners,
 
Welcome Back, I know the economic loss to you and the hardship on your employees. Could you send me a break down of your financial losses.
 
Thank you sincerely, MLA Donna Barnett.
  
Beverly Marks,
Constituency Assistant to
MLA Donna Barnett, Cariboo-Chilcotin
250-395-3916
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A Message from the Chamber for the residents of the South Cariboo...

Welcome Home Businesses! 

(please see the links below for information from the Economic Disaster Recovery Program)

We are so happy you are back and in the process of getting started up again, providing the South Cariboo with your services and products. 

Without our businesses, industry and organizations we wouldn't have our people, and without our people we wouldn't have businesses, organizations and industry. 

Both have worked hand in hand for decades to develop the place we live... one would not exist without the other. 

The Chamber of Commerce urges you to shop local. It is understood that funds for many of us will be less than normal but what you need to buy... Shop Local.  The area will need an economic boost. 

Planning a needed vacation? 
We ask you to take the STAY-CATION to another level and help our local resorts and hotels who have donated their space to evacuees, fire fighters and RCMP. 

Visit our local restaurants who have donate time, money and food to feed evacuees, Our local loggers, RCMP, Forest Fire Fighters and countless others who helped fight the battle and who were in need. 

All of our local groceries stores from Canim Lake and Forest Grove, 108 Mile to Lac La Hache, Lone Butte to Interlakes and 100 Mile House have donated tens of thousands of dollars in product to feed the area through the last two weeks. And of course o ur local feed stores helping to feed the livestock and pets making deliveries to animals in need. Shop Here!!

We do not want to lose a single business in result of losing their income from the busiest time of year. 

To the businesses of the South Cariboo:
We will support you, the people of the South Cariboo will support you, and your fellow business community will support you. Our industry and our businesses, big and small, home based and store front, in town or in the outlying areas, YOU are the life blood of our community. Everyone living in the South Cariboo knows what a special place it is and the the spirit of the South Cariboo, through its people will be Cariboo Strong! 

SHOP LOCAL, PLAY LOCAL, WORK LOCAL, VOLUNTEER LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL ...
BE LOCAL


Please Share this message. 

Thank you
Shelly Morton
Executive Director
South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce


Summer Festival Update
As we all know our Summer Festival was scheduled for August 11th and 12th. Unfortunately we will have to reschedule the event and we are in the process of working out what it will look like. Please note that if you have sponsored, purchased tickets, rented a booth or are involved in any other aspect of the Summer Festival I am hoping to contact all by July 31st. If you do not here from me or another committee member by then please call 250-395-6124 or email manager@southcariboochamber.org.
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IMPORTANT NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION!
SEE BELOW

As we move into the possibility of coming home to our wonderful town there will be many questions and concerns moving forward. The Chamber has put together the following resources to help you and your business on your way with recovering from this difficult time. There are a lot of links and information below and we hope this helps you move into the recovery phase of business.

Please also know that all levels of our local government is working hard towards getting you home or to your business as soon as possible. There are many levels of preparing that needs to be accomplished for public safety and property safety. The District of 100 Mile House and the Cariboo Regional District are working tirelessly to make this happen as soon as possible.

To the businesses of the South Cariboo:
We will support you, the people of the South Cariboo will support you, and your fellow business community will support you. Our industry and our businesses, big and small, home based and store front, in town or in the outlying areas, YOU are the life blood of our community. Everyone living in the South Cariboo knows what a special place it is and the the spirit of the South Cariboo, through its people will be Cariboo Strong! 

SHOP LOCAL, PLAY LOCAL, WORK LOCAL, VOLUNTEER LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL ...
BE LOCAL 
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IMPORTANT!
STARTING JULY 24, 2017
HOTLINE OPEN!

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ ALL THOROUGHLY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS !
The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) is working to help communities and businesses get back on their feet after the wildfires that have impacted so many.  We have initiated our Economic Disaster Recovery Program (EDRP) which has been used in Burns Lake, Southern Alberta floods and most recently following the Fort McMurray fire of 2016.
We are asking owners and managers of businesses from the impacted areas to call our Business Recovery Hotline.  The hotline started operation on July 24, Monday through Friday during the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., for the first two weeks after evacuees begin to return back to their communities. This may be extended if the need is there.  The number for the hotline is 1-877-4BC-EDRP (1-877-422-3377). We encourage you to share the attached information with your businesses.
 
Business owners will be asked questions over the hotline that will help distinguish the businesses and community's short and long-term needs. The information will then be shared with the communities, the Canadian Red Cross, Community Futures British Columbia, the Province of British Columbia, Chambers of Commerce and others to help them plan as the community moves forward.  We encourage every business regardless of type to call.  This includes businesses in incorporated, unincorporated and First Nation communities. 
 
The calls will be administered with the generous support of energy utility FortisBC's contact centres in Prince George and Burnaby, using existing resources .
BCEDA is pleased to support local economies in all BC communities. Economic developers play a critical leadership role in a community's recovery process. BCEDA's Economic Disaster Recovery Program (EDRP) is being used as a valuable template for the overall business and economic disaster recovery strategy. 
The hotline is the second phase of a three phased approach we are currently implementing through the EDRP program.  The third phase will be to visit impacted communities with economic opportunity recovery teams (EORT).  This team will be made up of economic development and tourism professionals from throughout North America that have generously volunteered time.  The phase is dependent on the necessary resources being available for implementation.  BCEDA is actively pursuing these additional resources and will keep communities informed of the progress. 
More details can be found in the attached press release and background documents.  We also hope you will circulate the attached marketing piece to impacted business.  If you are looking for additional information please check http://bceda.ca/bcwildfires 
We are thinking of everyone impacted and we wish everyone the best as they return to their community.  

IN ORDER FOR CLARITY PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR LEGIBLE PRINT. 




NEWS RELEASE: THIS IS  AVAILABLE IN THE LINK ABOVE.

Dale Wheeldon
President and CEO
British Columbia Economic Development Assn
5428 Highroad Crescent
Chilliwack, BC, V2R3Y1
604-795-7119
Cell: 604-819-3809
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BC Wildfires: Resources for Businesses
The BC Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize the tremendous efforts of emergency response workers, community leaders and organizations on or near the front lines of the BC wildfires. 

Across the province, Chambers of Commerce are stepping up to support the business community in a number of ways, and the BC Chamber commends the network for demonstrating its commitment to helping out wherever possible.

The BC Chamber would like to share a useful guide developed by Adam Legge and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce following the recovery effort after the 2013 flooding disaster. Many of the learnings detailed in the report "Calgary's Flood Recovery Story - The Business Perspective" are applicable to the situation engulfing BC's interior today. Click here to access the report. 

The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) has also developed a list of the top 10 most important steps
 to prepare businesses for evacuation. The BCEDA has also set up an  Economic Disaster Recovery Page where you may find a manual on community and business

Destination British Columbia has compiled a detailed list of resources which you may find here



July 11, 2017 (VANCOUVER) - Canada's property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry is responding to the needs of their customers in the evolving wildfire emergency in British Columbia.
Following the provincial declaration of a state of emergency due to wildfires burning out of control throughout much of the interior, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the national trade association that represents Canada's 200 P&C insurers, deployed its Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion (CAMP) to the Kamloops region. CAMP staff will provide insurance information and advice to those affected by the fire. 
IBC's CAMP is set up on site following disaster to answer insurance-related questions and help evacuation victims get started on the claims process during a time when they need help the most," said Aaron Sutherland, IBC Vice-President, Pacific.  "Our thoughts are with those whose lives have been disrupted and whose property is at risk. The priority right now is the safety of those affected and their loved ones.
IBC staff will answer insurance-related questions and help affected residents get in touch with their insurance representative to begin the claims process.  Residents can visit CAMP at:
  • Kamloops - 450 Landsdowne Street, Unit 211
  • Prince George - Prince George Secondary School (PGSS) 2901 Griffiths Avenue
Sutherland added, "IBC is here to help. We don't settle claims but we help people start the claims process and get the answers they need at a difficult time."
In addition, policyholders can contact their insurance representative or the IBC Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC or askibcwest@ibc.ca

 





 
Our local media outlets have all updated information for you! Please take the time to share information from these sights to those that may not have the privilege of internet access. A lot of our rural communities are limited in quality of internet. Or do not have internet access at all. The information on these sights is where you should be getting your reliable information. These sights have all links for emergency services you may me needing in this time of need.

CaribooRadio.com  Rob and Bev Fry

CaribooRadio.com facebook Rob and Bev Fry

mycariboonow.com - Country 840 - Larry Rodes

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2017

Members List

100 Mile Curling Club
100 Mile Dev Corporation
100 Mile Feed & Ranch
100 Mile Funeral Services
100 Mile Glass Ltd
100 Mile House Free Press
100 Mile House & Dist Historical So
100 Mile House Wranglers
100 Mile Lumber-West Fraser
100 Mile House Special Olympics



100 Mile Vision Care Centre
100 Mile Women's Centre
108 Building Supplies
108 Mile Super Market
2& 2 Holdings Ltd.
ABC Communications
Alpaca Story Ranch
Andres Electronics
Andruk Enterprises
Age Friendly Society-South Cariboo



B&B Tree Topping
Big Canyon Rafting
Big Country Storage
Big Rock Ranch
Bank of Montreal
Burgess Plumbing, Heat & Elc
Canada's Log People
Canada Safeway
Canim Lake Band
Canlan Icesports



Carefree Manor
Carstar Collision and Glass Service
Cariboo Bonanza Resort
Cariboo/Chil Partners/Literacy
Cariboo Family Enrichment Ctr.
Cariboo Floor Design
Cariboo Plant Ranch
Cariboo Radio.Com
Cariboo Regional District
Cariboo Truck & Equip Repair
Carson Chiropractic



CCB100 Mile White Cane Club
Catalyst Acct & Tax Services
Cedar Crest Society
Centennial Law Corp.
Central Cariboo Disposal
Central GM
Century Home Hardware
Community Futures Dev. Corp
Country Prime Meats LTD.
Creating Joy In Art



Dan's Repair
David Beharrell Ent
Donex Pharmacy
Donna Barnett MLA
Dricos Entertainment
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
Educo Canada
Escott Kitchen and Tops
Exeter Forest & Marine
Exeter Sporting Goods



Exquisite Florals & Gifts
Fawn Lake Resort
Forest Grove Supplies
Garths Electric Co.
Gopher Rentals
Green Sisters
Grinyer Business Equipment
Happy Landing Restaurant
Heartland Law LLP
Higher Ground Natural Food



Horse Lake Garden Centre
Horton Ventures
Hub International Bartons
Ingrid's Foot Care
Invis - The Guimond Group
Iron Horse Pub & Grill
J Hinsche Contracting
JJ's Home Inspirations
Jackson Social Club & Brewery
Jacob Transport LTD



Kayanara Guest Ranch
Keith Jackson Carpentry 
Lac La Hache Food Mart
Lake of the Trees Bible Camp
Lakewood Inn
Larsen's Truck Services
LDN Transportation
Leo's Electric
Life Cycle Financial/Investia
Loon Bay Resort



Lone Butte Supply Ltd
Lone Rock Cafe
Meridian RV 
Midori Day Spa
Mobility Inc - Sears
Mr. T Contracting
NAPA Auto Parts
New Roads Nutritional Cons
Nicks's Rag and Tube
Norbord



Our Kitchen Corner
Parkside Art Gallery
Performance All Terrain
Pharmasave #129
PMT Chartered Prof Acct LLP
Primal Electric
Psalm 23 Transitional Society
Purser Creek Holdings
Rainer's Health House & Academy
Ramada Inn



Royal Bank of Canada
RCMP
Regency Chrysler
Remax 100
Rise & Grind Coffee House
Royal LePage-100Mile Realty
Rustic Elements
Save on Foods
Sears Home Town Store
Sitka Log Homes



South Cariboo Farmers Market
South Cariboo Health Foundation
SC Community Planning Council
South Cariboo Sustainability Soc.
South Cariboo Search & Rescue
Stolz CPA 
Spring Lake Ranch
Spruce Hill Resort & Spa
Sunrise Ford Sales
Super 8 Motel
Taseko Mines



The Boondocks - restaurant
The New 108 Resort
The Outlaw Urban Clothing  Co.
Three R's Construction
Tim Hortons
Top Line Printers
Thompson River University
Trabajo Consulting
Triquetra Therapeutic Services
Tree Island Bison Ranch



Two With Nature Foods
TW Tanning
Ultimate Promotions Ltd. 
United Way
Vista Radio- Country 840
Williams Lake/Dist Credit Union
Western Financial Group
Westwood Motel
Work n Play Clothing
Your Style Interior Decor




















100 Mile Curling Club
100 Mile Dev Corporation
100 Mile Feed & Ranch
100 Mile Funeral Services
100 Mile Glass Ltd
100 Mile House Free Press
100 Mile House & Dist Historical So
100 Mile House Wranglers
100 Mile Lumber-West Fraser
100 Mile House Special Olympics



100 Mile Vision Care Centre
100 Mile Women's Centre
108 Building Supplies
108 Mile Super Market
2& 2 Holdings Ltd.
ABC Communications
Alpaca Story Ranch
Andres Electronics
Andruk Enterprises
Age Friendly Society-South Cariboo



B&B Tree Topping
Big Canyon Rafting
Big Country Storage
Big Rock Ranch
Bank of Montreal
Burgess Plumbing, Heat & Elc
Canada's Log People
Canada Safeway
Canim Lake Band
Canlan Icesports



Carefree Manor
Carstar Collision and Glass Service
Cariboo Bonanza Resort
Cariboo/Chil Partners/Literacy
Cariboo Family Enrichment Ctr.
Cariboo Floor Design
Cariboo Plant Ranch
Cariboo Radio.Com
Cariboo Regional District
Cariboo Truck & Equip Repair
Carson Chiropractic



CCB100 Mile White Cane Club
Catalyst Acct & Tax Services
Cedar Crest Society
Centennial Law Corp.
Central Cariboo Disposal
Central GM
Century Home Hardware
Community Futures Dev. Corp
Country Prime Meats LTD.
Creating Joy In Art



Dan's Repair
David Beharrell Ent
Donex Pharmacy
Donna Barnett MLA
Dricos Entertainment
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
Educo Canada
Escott Kitchen and Tops
Exeter Forest & Marine
Exeter Sporting Goods



Exquisite Florals & Gifts
Fawn Lake Resort
Forest Grove Supplies
Garths Electric Co.
Gopher Rentals
Green Sisters
Grinyer Business Equipment
Happy Landing Restaurant
Heartland Law LLP
Higher Ground Natural Food



Horse Lake Garden Centre
Horton Ventures
Hub International Bartons
Ingrid's Foot Care
Invis - The Guimond Group
Iron Horse Pub & Grill
J Hinsche Contracting
JJ's Home Inspirations
Jackson Social Club & Brewery
Jacob Transport LTD



Kayanara Guest Ranch
Keith Jackson Carpentry 
Lac La Hache Food Mart
Lake of the Trees Bible Camp
Lakewood Inn
Larsen's Truck Services
LDN Transportation
Leo's Electric
Life Cycle Financial/Investia
Loon Bay Resort



Lone Butte Supply Ltd
Lone Rock Cafe
Meridian RV 
Midori Day Spa
Mobility Inc - Sears
Mr. T Contracting
NAPA Auto Parts
New Roads Nutritional Cons
Nicks's Rag and Tube
Norbord



Our Kitchen Corner
Parkside Art Gallery
Performance All Terrain
Pharmasave #129
PMT Chartered Prof Acct LLP
Primal Electric
Psalm 23 Transitional Society
Purser Creek Holdings
Rainer's Health House & Academy
Ramada Inn



Royal Bank of Canada
RCMP
Regency Chrysler
Remax 100
Rise & Grind Coffee House
Royal LePage-100Mile Realty
Rustic Elements
Save on Foods
Sears Home Town Store
Sitka Log Homes



South Cariboo Farmers Market
South Cariboo Health Foundation
SC Community Planning Council
South Cariboo Sustainability Soc.
South Cariboo Search & Rescue
Stolz CPA 
Spring Lake Ranch
Spruce Hill Resort & Spa
Sunrise Ford Sales
Super 8 Motel
Taseko Mines



The Boondocks - restaurant
The New 108 Resort
The Outlaw Urban Clothing  Co.
Three R's Construction
Tim Hortons
Top Line Printers
Thompson River University
Trabajo Consulting
Triquetra Therapeutic Services
Tree Island Bison Ranch



Two With Nature Foods
TW Tanning
Ultimate Promotions Ltd. 
United Way
Vista Radio- Country 840
Williams Lake/Dist Credit Union
Western Financial Group
Westwood Motel
Work n Play Clothing
Your Style Interior Decor