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Rapid Policy Update 2019 Federal Budget

Posted by Operations Manager on  20 March, 2019
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Category: Government
On March 19, the Government of Canada released its  2019 Federal Budget, “Investing in the Middle Class.” Despite a projected deficit of $19.8 billion, Budget 2019 made little effort towards addressing the issues we raised in our  federal pre-budget submission, which urged the government to focus on creating a business climate that encourages growth through reforming Canada’s tax system, providing  sustainable multi-payer drug coverage, and nurturing the innovation economy. Challenges relating to access to talent, regulation, and the

Goderich Flea Market

Posted by Operations Manager on  18 March, 2019
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Category: Local News
The Goderich Flea Market is now The Red Barn Flea Market! Beginning on Saturday 04 May 2019, it will now be located at The Red Barn on Highway 21 Across from Goderich Hyundai and will operate Saturday and Sunday all summer. Would you like to be a vendor? Get the vendor registration form here: REGISTRATION Set up is between 7:00 and  9:00 AM Saturday and Sunday. If you need more info you can contact Terry Saxby

West Coast Welcome

Posted by Operations Manager on  18 March, 2019
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Category: Uncategorized
West Coast Welcome is a new, personal  service for newcomers to the Goderich area.  Owner Kim Burgsma will be visiting them to navigate their new  town, integrate into our community, and  learn about businesses and services they’ll  want to access.  They will receive a quarterly newsletter to  find out about events and activities they  may participate in. They’ll also be left with  a package filled with your information, your  business coupons, and information about  town. Check out Kim’s listing on our webpage for more info: West

WSPS Focus

Posted by Operations Manager on  15 March, 2019
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Category: Safety
This month Workplace Safety and Prevention Services would like us all to focus on Slips Trips and Falls in the workplace: “The Ministry of Labour’s Spring Safety blitz (April 15-July 12) will be looking at issues causing Slips, trips and falls in the workplace. To help businesses avoid common issues causing falls, WSPS has put together a list of 6 steps that Employers can use to better protect their workers.” Slips, trips and falls: upcoming

A Living Wage

Posted by Operations Manager on  13 March, 2019
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The Board members of the Huron Chamber of Commerce recently had a presentation from Ryan Erb of   United Way Perth Huron  on the topic of certification as a Living Wage Employer. This is a free certification that businesses can receive, and it will enhance your attraction as an employer in what is a tight labour market, as well create a benefit as a socially responsible employer. A  Living Wage  is defined as “the hourly wage a worker needs  to