Fort Simpson Chamber News

Celebrating Our Members

The Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce wouldn't exist without our members so as a way to say thank-you, the Chamber held a membership appreciation barbecue on Aug. 24. Approximately 22 of our members, their families and employees came to the picnic shelter at the Fort Simpson Territorial Park to enjoy … [Read More...]

Pressing for Answers on Extended Ferry Hours

The Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Nahendeh MLA Shane Thompson for continuing to press for answers regarding the extension of the hours of service at the MV Laffery. Thompson made a members statement on the issue at the Legislative Assembly on June 1. He also questioned … [Read More...]

Chamber hosts A Road of Possibilities

MP Michael McLeod addresses the guests at A Road of Possibilities on March 2. Chamber of Commerce urges federal infrastructure funding for Mackenzie Valley Highway Extension The Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce has asked MP Michael McLeod to return to Ottawa with the message that there is … [Read More...]

New GNWT Electronics Recycling Regulations

On Aug 25, 2015 the Government of the Northwest Territories passed the attached Electronics Recycling Regulations (attached) under which it will be launching a territory-wide Electronics Recycling Program on Feb 1, 2016. Please note that on February 1, 2016: Licensed recycling depots will begin … [Read More...]

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Report

In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, looks at the export revolution hiding behind the recession, which could actually be positive for Canada. The first five months of export data show a 31% decline in oil, with natural … [Read More...]

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary

The Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce is helping Fort Simpson businesses and residents get in the spirit to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. The Chamber is selling Canada 150th tulip bulbs. The bulbs were cultivated especially for the anniversary year. The red markings on each petal resemble a maple leaf on a white background. […]

Ferry Advocacy Undeterred

The Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce is pressing forward with its advocacy for increased hours of service at the MV Lafferty. Despite the statement by Transportation Minister Wally Schumann at the Chamber’s AGM that in the current fiscal climate there is no way his department can increase the hours, the Chamber’s board remains resolute. The […]

Chamber holds successful AGM

The Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that its annual general meeting was a resounding success. Twenty-six people, representing a cross-section of local businesses and government departments, attended the evening event on May 12 in the Ice Breaker Lounge. The highlights of the evening were the presentations by guest speakers Transportation Minister […]

Ferry Advocacy Renewed

The Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that we have renewed our advocacy to have the hours of service at the MV Laffery extended. Last month Nahendeh MLA Shane Thompson delivered a package to Wally Schumann, the Minister of Transportation’s, office on behalf of the Chamber. The package included a letter from […]

Changes to the Territories (NWT) Beverage Container Program

These Regulations come under the Waste Reduction and Recovery Act. Starting February 1, 2016, new fees and container surcharges will come into effect. We have made every effort to ensure the Summary is accurate. If you find any contradictions between it and the Regulations – the Regulations prevail. Please contact the Department of Environment and […]