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October 27, 2017 3:56 pm

Hundreds Apply for Small Business Assistance Grant

Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 5:59 AM

Prince George, B.C. –  Part of the $100 million dollars provided by the Province to assist  those affected by the  wildfires in B.C. has been set aside to  help  small businesses impacted by the  fires  and  there is great interest in accessing those dollars.

The program  will  make $1500 available to eligible businesses, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations members including:

  • Small businesses (including sole proprietors, partnerships, franchises)
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • First Nations businesses and cultural livelihood on reserve

Those who apply must also  fit the following criteria:

  • Have 50 employees or less
  • Be located in an impacted community
  • Have been in operation on or before July 7, 2017
  • Be financially vulnerable as a result of the 2017 B.C. Fires
  • Have resumed or are intending to resume operations
  • Have a net income of less than $250,000 (calculated as revenue  less expenses)
  • Have the business or livelihood be the primary source of income  (does not apply for not-for-profit organizations)

In the first 24 hours following the  announcement of the program, 600 applications had been filed with the Red Cross, which is administering this fund.

Further details on the program can be found by calling the special hotline at 1-855-999-3345


What happened to that 500 million the red cross administered in Haiti?

    499,000,000 went into administration fees

What’s $1500 dollars going to do? Turn the power back on?

Once Site C is completed there will be enough power to turn back on…oh wait! Tweedle dumb is working on that right now.

    This is exactly what so many people have said all along.

    h ttps://thetyee.ca/News/2017/08/17/Reject-Site-C-Says-Eliesen/

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