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CEBA Requirements have changed!!!  

  • As of October 26, 2020, eligible Canadian businesses that currently operating through a personal bank account will be able to apply for CEBA.

  • All applicants now have until December 31, 2020, to apply for CEBA.

  • *COMING SOON* CEBA support is being expanded from $40K to $60K. This expansion will be available to all eligible previous and new CEBA applicants. Stay tuned to the CEBA website for more details, including launch details in the coming weeks.  

  • Please go to for more information.  

Important Local Links
For Business
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Toll Free Business Resiliency Hotline

Ottawa has partnered with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to launch the Business Resilience Service hotline (1-866-989-1080) to advise small- and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits on COVID-19 relief programs, recovery plans and more. About 125 business advisers will staff the bilingual hotline every day for four weeks starting today.

Commercial Property Owners 

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 and returning to safe operation

Worksafe BC sets guidelines. Every BC business should check this out.

Responsible Protocol When Returning To W

BC Government Reveals BC’s Restart Plan:

Plan lays out a series of steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before.

COVID-19 Resources


Small Business BC website contains all of the latest Federal and Provincial government programs re COVID-19.


"I encourage people in the business community to reach out to Small Business BC to learn more"

Hon. Michelle Mungall - BC Minister Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness

Community Futures - Central Kootenay    

#1 Local Support Page for Businesses   


  • Excellent Help and Support Website

  • COVID-19 Business Community Weekly Round table - Wednesdays 11 am




Need help figuring this out? 

Email to get connected with a Basin Business Advisor. This is a free program that provides one-to-one business advice for business owners in the Columbia Basin.

Unsure of which program/subsidy to apply for?

Other Good Resources

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Over 250,000 Free Online Training Videos!! CHECK THIS OUT!!!!

All you need is a Library Card, and you can access

Need a card? Email the library at or call the library between 10am-5pm, Tuesday – Friday at 250-428-4141 and press 1 

COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

COVID-19 Leadership


C - Care for your people

O - Objective fact-based decisions

V-  Vulnerability

I - Innovate

D - Deepen your relationships

19 - 19+ daily gratitude list

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