What's New This Week - July 07, 2022

Written by 

Robin Cooke


July 7, 2022

What's New This Week - July 07, 2022

So Much Happening Downtown This Weekend!

Ontario Government Providing More Relief at the Pumps

Cutting gas and fuel taxes is part of the government’s broader plan to provide immediate cost-of-living relief, including:

  • Cutting costs for millions of Ontario vehicle owners by refunding licence plate sticker renewal fees paid since March 2020, and eliminating licence plate renewal fees and plate stickers on a go-forward basis, saving vehicle owners $120 a year in southern Ontario and $60 a year in Northern Ontario for passenger and light commercial vehicles.
  • Permanently removing tolls on Highways 412 and 418.
  • Providing tax relief for workers, families and seniors through the Low-Income Workers Tax Credit, the Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit, the Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit and the Ontario Child Care Tax Credit.
  • Implementing the new Canada‐wide Early Learning and Child Care System, which will enable Ontario to achieve an average of $10‐a‐day child care by September 2025.

Read More Here

Calling all Community Members!

We are looking for one of our fantastic Community Members who may have a golf cart that can be donated to the Huron House Boys Home.

If you do, please contact our office today.  Thank you in advance for your support of this great Chamber member!

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Employers, are you interested in learning how to support employee wellness?

Our partners at SLWDB are hosting a session on July 19th in partnership with Taylor Spinnato from the Canadian Mental Health Association to discuss workplace wellness and creating a positive workplace!

Register For Free Here Today

Human resources planning: How to create an effective HR plan

Your employees are your most valuable assets. So drawing up an HR plan to better manage and support your team makes good business sense.Check out our article and learn how to build a solid HR plan that will allow you to:

  • Anticipate HR issues before they arise.
  • Assess gaps in training and skillset.
  • Establish compensation and reporting relations.
  • Figure out how to keep your employees happy and productive.

Read More Here

Give Your Business a Digital Edge


The way we live, work, shop and even access information has changed. The global pandemic has shown the importance, for Canadian businesses like yours, of adopting new digital technologies to stay competitive and meet customers’ needs.

Businesses across Canada have been able to thrive in today’s marketplace by adopting digital technologies, and your business can too.

Earlier this year, the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) was launched by the federal government to support Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and better position them for the future. Through $4 billion in grants over four years; expert advice in areas such as e-commerce, process automation, cybersecurity and data analytics; and 0% interest loans, CDAP will help SMEs boost their e-commerce presence and digitize how they run their businesses.

CDAP’s Grow Your Business Online grant will help up to 90,000 smaller businesses adopt digital technologies, like e-commerce. Eligible businesses will receive micro-grants of up to $2,400 and will gain access to a network of more than 11,000 digital advisors who will help them adopt e‑commerce.

The Boost Your Business Technology grant will provide support to 70,000 Canadian-owned SMEs, like small manufacturing and food processing operations. The grant will cover 90% of the cost to develop a tailored digital plan, up to $15,000. With a digital adoption plan in hand, SMEs will then be able to apply for 0% interest loans of up to $100,000 from the Business Development Bank of Canada to implement their plans.
If you want to increase your business’s bottom line by adopting new digital technologies, you may wish to explore these options.

Give your business a digital edge!!

Apply Today

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Whether it involves accommodations, festivals and events, cultural attractions, trails, parks and campgrounds or farm-gate produce, Tourism Sarnia-Lambton is a valuable resource. Visit the Tourism Sarnia-Lambton website and explore the many things to see and do in Lambton County. For a detailed list of events, visit Tourism Sarnia-Lambton's Community Calendar.

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