QCI Chamber plans to join Rupert’s

  • Jun. 9, 2008 8:00 a.m.

The Queen Charlotte Islands Chamber of Commerce is likely to join forces with the chamber in Rupert, after a meeting Sunday evening in Port Clements. Chamber members voted to investigate joining the Rupert chamber, and will form a transition committee to look into how to proceed. The move comes after almost two years of inactivity on the chamber’s part. Despite having a solid membership base of well over 60 businesses, the chamber has struggled for years with low attendance at meetings. “I think it is pretty sad, three to four business people showing up to a meeting, that is sad,” said Cacilia Honisch at the meeting Sunday. The chamber may pay the first year’s membership fees for island members in the Rupert chamber. Joining forces with Prince Rupert may not be the perfect solution, but it would be a lot better than the nothing the chamber here is doing now, those attending the meeting heard.Anyone interested in the plan can get in touch with the following;Urs Thomas, Port, 557-4325 info@goldenspruce.caDutes Dutheil, Tlell, 557 9324. ddutheil@qcislands.netWinston Shave, WC, 559-8481, wgs@qcislands.net Those attending also discussed the possibility of the Sandspit chamber joining Rupert as well, since it apparently is suffering similar problems.

Just Posted

The Drive Home: Self-bettering through belly buttering

By Chris Williams Have you ever experienced the sheer horror that comes… Continue reading

Rediscovery co-founder Thom Henley returns to Haida Gwaii with new memoir

Henley to speak in Old Massett Thursday night and in Queen Charlotte on Friday

Overnight fire destroys home in Tlell

Tlell firefighters are having a busy year

Crime Stoppers launches across Haida Gwaii

They aren’t the police, and they don’t want to know who you… Continue reading

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Opioid prescriptions up across Canada: report

The report shows the number of opioid prescriptions rose by almost seven per cent, while daily doses on average dropped

Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci warns that Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Health Canada hints at government’s plans for legal pot

Health warnings, plain covers for pot packs under proposed regulations

Washington governor tells BC don’t be ‘daunted’ by Trump

“I want to assure this assembly that no matter who is in the White House, it won’t affect Washington state’s relationship with Canada or British Columbia.”

Liberals look to ease concerns with housing strategy

Liberals say they look to ease affordability concerns with release of their housing strategy

David Cassidy, teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy announced earlier this year he had been diagnosed with dementia

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

Brewers create anti-fascist ale

Not For Nazis Nut Brown Ale made in the Shuswap will be ready in time for Christmas

Most Read