Columbia Valley Community Business & Economic Support Team
COVID-19 Update - March 25th 2020
Introducing the Columbia Valley Community
Business & Economic Support Team
Over the past week the organizations listed above have been working together closely. We understand that there is a lot of news out there and communications are frequent and many. To streamline this, we have joined forces to provide a single, focused and local information source that you can count on daily - Monday to Friday before 5 pm . This mail-out is available to anyone so please encourage others to subscribe
Please scroll through, to the bottom and don't miss any important and valuable information for you, your family and your business. United, our special Valley will get through this together.
Messages from some of your Community Leaders
Canal Flats
"As your Mayor, I want to take this opportunity to share with you some of my thoughts during these trying times."  More
"Hello is an short update on how we are operating in the Village." More
"Please for our safety and well-being, we must practice social distancing". More
Check out the most up to date resource on how your local Chambers are supporting their members.
To support businesses and help prevent layoffs, the government is proposing to provide eligible small employers a temporary wage subsidy for a period of three months. More
A fantastic way to directly help our community.
No Contact Food Drive for Mike's Birthday! We will come to you to collect donations. Here's how it works: Step 1 - Call or Text your location to 250.341.8588 or leave us your pickup details in the comments. Step 2 - Leave your items at the end of your driveway for pick-up starting at 9:00am on Thursday March 26. Step 3 - Feel Good About Helping The Community. More
There is Local supply for the demand of Hand Sanitizer and Surface Cleaner
Businesses & Large Quantities
Winderberry Nursery
Personal & Small Quantities
La Galleria Fairmont
Oliver Egan at Winderberry Nursery is now taking orders for bulk quantities of Hand Sanitizer and surface cleaner. You can get a 5 Gallon bucket for $250. Details on the product here

Please contact Oliver via email at or
phone: 250-342-7606

Get your order in by Friday, March 27th
Carolyn Barzilay from La Galaria in Fairmont has lots of personal hand sanitizer. This is made by one of her regular suppliers who specializes in natural products.

"The 70% alcohol is exactly what we need to kill this terrible bug." 
Carolyn lives a block from the store in Fairmont and can open up to anyone that contacts her. 

Text or call Carolyn: 250-342-1475

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The latest news on our Parks
In Banff National Park a number of secondary roads will be temporarily closed. In Yoho and Kootenay national parks, effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Parks Canada will prioritize visitor services and facilities to support through traffic only. More
Your Local Network to  Help  and  Be Helped  is here...
Are you in need of assistance or do you have time to assist others? If so, please visit  Volunteer Columbia Valley  website to register. Should you have any questions on this, please email , or
call 250-688-0529. 
Today's Snapshot from the Regional District of East Kootenay
COVID19 Cases:
• Total confirmed cases in BC: 617
• New cases since March 22, 2020: 145 (Note: this is for 48 hours)
• Hospitalized cases: 59
• Intensive care: 23 • Deaths: 13
• Recovered: 173 More
Stay Productive Online
Sponsored by the CVCC and hosted by Brand Scrubbers the
Iso-Learning Summit
is a series of
Free learning sessions on various business topics designed to help you sustain, survive, and/or thrive as a business owner/entrepreneur during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. More
Community Futures has developed a workshop Calendar! Check it out here

You can also share how you’ve been impacted and the type of support you need, join the Business Community Weekly Roundtable.   Every Wednesday from 11:00-12:00 PM. More

Small Business BC is pleased to share their new Digital Meetups, a community video call for the small businesses community during COVID-19. Every working day, we will be hosting a Digital Meetup focused around one pressing issue re:COVID-19: from how to generate revenue, to employment law, all specific to small businesses. More

Lots for Employers but where are the resources for employees ? Right here...
It is imperative that our community rallies together during this time and we strongly encourage everyone to support local business as much as possible.
Many local businesses have already created an official statement on their website and social media. In an effort to centralize communication from your business to our visitors, municipalities and local community members, Please quickly submit your information below.
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