FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce President Nelson Stowe will be meeting with several members of Premier John Horgan’s cabinet in Victoria today.

Stowe will be representing the local Chamber while others from across Northern B.C. will also be meeting with the Ministers to bring forward issues they have to the new government. The meetings have been organized by BC Chamber President and CEO Val Litwin.

“We have received a tremendous response from the community and appreciate those that have taken the time to talk with us,” said the Chamber’s Executive Director Lilia Hansen. “We work hard advocating for our members at all levels of government, and being able to give specific examples and possible solutions from members, will help when meeting with provincial ministers.”

Speaking at Tuesday’s Chamber Luncheon, Stowe said that he’ll be bringing up three major issues from Chamber members at the meetings: support for the oil and gas industry, health services in Northern B.C., and the issue of taxation for out-of-province contractors working in the area.

City council proclaimed February 19th – 23rd as Chamber of Commerce Week in Fort St. John at last Monday’s Council meeting, and Stowe issued a statement about the proclamation.

“Chambers – and their members – are the people who power BC. Whether that means acting as a cheerleader for local businesses, being an loyal advocate for members, or stepping in at the right moment with a great benefit or resource, Chambers have been supporting businesses and communities for over a century.”