The news is full of stories about the Broadway Corridor, Rapid Transit, bike lanes, walkways, greenways, bike share programs, go cars, density, and all sorts of other terms that reference the movement of people and goods throughout the city of Vancouver.
In the next 10 years, South Granville will be in the bulls-eye of many of these initiatives. Read More
Sales tax in BC is changing back! Are you prepared for the upcoming return to PST and the GST? The change has been a long time in the making but will finally be implemented starting April 1, 2013.
Collection, calculation and filing obligations for small businesses in BC will soon involve two sales taxes, rates, and government agencies instead of one, so talk to an accounting professional and use accounting software to help make managing taxes easier. Ensure that you are ready for the change!
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Elimination of the HST in British Columbia in 2013 – Questions and Answers
For the past 5 years, the South Granville BIA has been provided security and hospitality services by the Downtown Ambassador Program. After careful deliberation, the decision (amicable and mutual) has been made to separate the two programs effective March 15, 2013. Our sincere thanks to Charles Gauthier and the DVBIA for sharing their successful program with us.
We are very pleased to announce that the South Granville BIA is launching its own South Granville Concierge Program effective immediately. Read More
ArtWalk is back! Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 10am–6pm.
After a hugely successful inaugural event last year which saw thousands of art lovers in the area enjoying over 15 different art exhibitions, artist talks, wine and cheese tastings—we are pleased to announce the date for our second annual ArtWalk event. Read More
In the past week you have had a South Granville Member survey delivered to your business.
The South Granville BIA is your Association. The SGBIA is managed by a volunteer board made up of your colleagues, and is self-funded by all businesses within the South Granville Area through a levy included with your property tax bill. The goal of our BIA is to make the South Granville shopping district the best in the city with multiple opportunities for merchants and property owners to succeed. We would like to hear from you—our stakeholders. Read More
If you have a cafe, restaurant, or food service business, you may have heard by now of the City’s and Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Initiative.
By 2015, there will be a BAN on organic materials going into bins, garbage containers, or the landfill. That means all organic waste (including food scraps) will have to be composted or diverted from the landfill. Read More
A South Granville security guard hadn’t seen a senior she often talked to for three days, and she had an uneasy feeling about it.
Determined to follow through on her hunch, she paid a visit to the elderly woman’s home.
There was no answer. But thankfully, the security guard didn’t give up, and that likely saved the senior’s life.
In just five months on the job, patrolling the South Granville business district, Bonnie Yang has really made an impression and made many new friends. Read More