Between the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
The Boards of Directors of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism are pleased to announce they have unanimously approved the decision to pursue the consolidation of the two Chambers. Both Chambers will be seeking a vote from their members in the fall.
Choose Local! Guest Blog written by Anna Currier of Selwyn Township
The Link Bus Stop
SAVE THE DATE!
The Link rural bus service launches May 3, 2021! The Link is a pilot project funded through the Province of Ontario’s Community Transportation Grant Program. The service will provide access to and from major hubs within Selwyn Township and Curve Lake First Nation with a connection to Peterborough Transit at Trent University. The Link will offer two different routes: Route 31: Curve Lake – Lakefield and Route 32: Bridgenorth – Ennismore. The service will operate Monday to Friday, with runs as early as 6:50 AM and as late as 11:00 PM.
Ontario’s economy is undergoing a period of rapid change. Twenty-first century globalization, urbanization, and technological transformation are challenging the status quo and redefining what it means to be competitive. Given these and other pressures, Ontario’s overall prosperity will increasingly depend on the strength of its regions. Yet, research demonstrates that population and economic growth have been remarkably imbalanced in recent decades, with growth rates in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Ottawa far surpassing those in other areas of Ontario.
Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) – A Visitor Tax
In 2018 the Provincial government passed a regulation allowing for a MAT. Many municipalities across Ontario have passed by-laws to implement this tax for transient accommodation, which is paid by the visitor. Each municipality determines which transient accommodation is included – hotels, inns, motels, resorts, B&Bs, trailer parks, campgrounds, and/or short term rentals (such as Airbnb). Here is the Provincial Legislation regarding the tax.