Fort St. John Chamber gets provincial support for Highway Improvements, Airport Infrastructure and Taxi Industry improvements

The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce has been successful in passing three policy resolutions into the BC Chamber of Commerce Policy and Positions Manual. The BC Chamber of Commerce held its annual Policy convention and AGM in Prince George May 29th – 31st.

The BC Chamber of Commerce Policy and Positions Manual is a respected guideline to the priorities of the British Columbia business community and is distributed to all levels of government.

The three policies proposed by the Fort St. John Chamber and passed by the delegates are: 

Highway Transportation Improvements in Northeast BC

– This policy calls for the Provincial Government develop a plan and timeline to twin the highway between Fort St. John and the Alberta Border within the next 5-10 years and calls on the Provincial Government to begin immediate improvements to the most serious spots. 

 

Provincial Airport Improvement Infrastructure Investment Plan

– That the Provincial and Federal Governments develop a long-term strategic plan to guide future investments in the Province’s airport infrastructure.

 

Quality of Service Standards and Enforcement for the Taxi Industry

– That the Taxi Bill of Rights be adopted province wide and the Passenger Transportation Board be given the power and abilities to enforce service standards of taxi operators to ensure communities can rely on a professional and reliable taxi service. 

 

The Fort St. John Chamber has taken an active role in recent years in the development of policy with the BC Chamber and now have contributed a total of five policies in recent years.

 

For more information:

Andrew Tylosky
President, Fort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce
andrew@motionmedia.ca