This Week in Business


Decision Day! The Chamber goes to council today to make its case for transparency in municipal budgeting. We are hopeful that council will agree with us that its best practice to bring their budget back to taxpayers before giving it final reading and passing it into law. Can’t make it? Why not sign out petition!


Shop Local at Christmas! The Chamber is pleased to partner with the talented Economic Development folks at the Joint Services Committee to bring you a shop local at Christmas contest. This municipally-led contest is super easy to enter. Just take a picture of a purchase you made in the Region of Newell (or of you window shopping!) and you could win $50. Draws are made once a week…. And don’t for get that on Christmas Eve everyone who entered will be put into a draw for $200 in My Community Cash! More details at @Newell Proud!


Webpage: The Brooks Chamber has done a lot of soul-searching this year and we have adopted a back-to-basics agenda. Part of that meant refreshing our webpage. Check out our new page at


Check Your Phone Bill: We should all check our cell phone bills this month. @Telus and @Rogers have advised the CRTC that they could not implement the pro-consumer changes demanded by the TelCo regulator. If there are charges on your bill that go against the CRTC ruling, you can ask for an adjustment in your favor. More here:


Canadian Mortgage and Housing Commission: The CMHC will release a report this week indicating that new housing starts are down 47%. They describe this as “the new normal.”


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Monday, December 04, 2017