March 2020 WFN business e-newsletter. 
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WFN COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

WFN Chief, Council and EDC express its deepest gratitude and support of its business community during these unprecedented and difficult times. To better understand the impact COVID-19 is having on its businesses, a survey has been developed and we would like to hear from you.

Please take a few minutes to complete this quick survey and be entered to win one of two $100 prepaid Visas. Draw will take place Friday, April 10 @ 2PM.


WFN's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

While all WFN facilities are closed to the public, WFN Government operations are still carrying on in a socially distanced manner. WFN asks that clients seeking information/development advice/meetings do so by email, phone/conference call. WFN staff are committed to providing the best customer service possible while limiting person to person contact.

More info

Building & Licensing

WFN building/licensing inspections will continue as is for now.

WFN has directed inspectors to minimize personal contact during inspections and maintain a 2m separation from customers where possible.

Need to make a payment?

WFN has a drop box at the 1st Floor main entrance for small payments. It is checked continuously throughout the day.

Credit Card payments - over the phone
Online payments - bank payments (ONLY for Business Licences)

Etransfer - online banking, must call WFN Finance office for information: 250 769 4999

Direct Deposit - Form

BC Transit waives fares

Passengers using BC Transit will ride for free the next 30 days in a move to maintain social distancing on its buses across the province as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds.

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WFN thanks healthcare providers, home-care workers, first responders and all those providing essential services during these difficult time.

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Valuable Business Resource Pages

Government of Canada Resources for Businesses

COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information

BDC - Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19

Business Credit Availability Program

COEDC COVID-19 Business Resource Page

BCEDA's #COVID19 Resources for BC Businesses

Highlights from BC Government Financial Support

BC Emergency Benefit for Workers
One time payment of $1,000. Application open in April

Climate Action Tax Credit
Increase to $218 per adult, $64 per child – July 2020

B.C. Student Loans
Starting March 30, 2020, B.C. student loan payments are automatically frozen for six months. 

BC Hydro Customer Crisis Fund 
Up to $600. Apply

Defer payments for up to 90 days More info

BC Tax Relief for Businesses

The following provincial taxes have been deferred, delayed or reduced:

Deferred Tax Payments for Businesses

Delayed PST Budget 2020 Tax Changes

Delayed Carbon Tax Increase

Reduced School Tax for Businesses

WFN Directory

Main Reception
250 769 4999

Health & Wellness
250 768 0227

250 707 3332

Public Works
250 707 0493

Law Enforcement
250 717 6147
Full Directory
WFN Economic Development Commission (EDC)

Steve Fosbery, Chairperson
James Carmichael, Vice Chairperson
Kelsey McLeod
Jennifer Money
Lori Ann Swite
Brianna Wilson
Lenora Posella-Holding

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WFN EDC Mission: Assist & facilitate Chief & Council, and the WFN business community, to create a healthy, environmentally sustainable & dynamic economy based on values of self-reliance. 
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