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					                                                                   SUMMER        2008


              British Columbia Distinguished
                           Province receives award for BizPaL efforts
   Congratulations to the province of British
   Columbia where the BizPaL program was
   recently recognized for its successes with a
   Premier’s Innovation and Excellence award in
   the Partnerships category. British Columbia is
   well on their way to reaching their goal of
   launching all municipalities in the province by

                                                                             The B.C. BizPaL Team

       Service Alberta is proud to announce the launch of their Partner website. This website, created specifically for
       Alberta municipalities, will provide information on the BizPaL partnership, the implementation process and provide
       access to promotional materials. Future expansions to the site are scheduled to include implementation timelines,
       a mechanism to facilitate feedback and much more.
       Check it out at
                                      Provincial Update                             MOU SIGNED IN
                                                                                    NEW BRUNSWICK
In April 2008, the Manitoba BizPaL    The three day agenda included
Office was established in the         discussions surrounding priority setting,
department of Competitiveness,        content expansion, strategic planning
Training and Trade (CTT). With        and innovation. It was fortunately not all
the new office also came an           work and no play. The Manitoba BizPaL
extensive new Manitoba BizPaL         Team had set up some wonderful events
Team to assist in Manitoba’s          around Winnipeg for the Partners to
Strategic Rollout of the BizPaL       participate in while they stayed in the
program     over    the    summer,    city including some guided tours around
including Amy Mar, the new BizPaL     the historical Forks and along infamous
Project Manager. The Manitoba         Red and Assiniboine Rivers.
BizPaL Office has launched the
nine towns and rural municipalities   Alec Lumsden and Kathleen Fraser from          On June 25th the Province of New
which are situated in the PARC        the National BizPaL Office were in           Brunswick officially joined the BizPaL
region in the near future.            Winnipeg June 4th -6th to provide the        partnership by adding their name to
                                      Manitoba BizPaL team with appropriate        the Memorandum of Understanding.
Manitoba was also pleased to play     training for the Admin Module as well as       The Honourable Diane Ablonczy,
host to the BizPaL Partners           for the new Business Process Mapping          Secretary of State (Small Business
Meeting June 9th-11th at the Fort     techniques.                                     and Tourism) on behalf of the
Garry Hotel.                                                                       Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of
                                                                                   Industry joined the Honourable Greg
                                                                                     Byrne, Minister of Business New
                                                                                    Brunswick and Minister responsible
                                                                                      for Service New Brunswick, in
                                                                                   celebrating this shared commitment
                                                                                           to the BizPaL project.

   Nova Scotia                                                                       Enterprise Saskatchewan is the
                                                                                     new special operating agency
    Nova Scotia is excited to welcome                                                responsible for coordinating
    Westville to the BizPaL partnership                                              economic      growth     in    the
    following their soft launch in June. The                                         province of Saskatchewan. As
    province will have a very busy summer                                            the agency becomes operational
    with several more soft launches                                                  over the next couple of months
    planned with municipalities eager to                                             it will be responsible for leading
    implement BizPaL.                                                                BizPaL.

    They are also working to build                                                   Enterprise Saskatchewan is a
    awareness of the BizPaL service. The                                             public private–partnership, and
    province was provided with the                                                   involvement of the business
    opportunity to give presentations during                                         community will help to guide
    an education workshop sponsored by                                               future enhancements of one-
    Canadian Bar Association and the Nova                                            stop services to business.
    Scotia Barristers’ Society on May 1,
    2008, and to the Union of Nova Scotia
    Municipalities Spring Workshop on May
    8, 2008. Both presentations were well
    received and the audiences were
    representative of the whole province.
 Congratulations to the Ontario BizPaL
project team on winning the prestigious
           Amethyst Award

On June 19th the Ontario BizPaL project team
was presented with the prestigious Amethyst
Award for Outstanding Achievement by
Ontario's Public Servants. The award was
presented by Shelly Jamieson, secretary of the
cabinet and Kathleen Wynne, Minister of
Education at a ceremony in the Winter Garden
Theater in Toronto.

          Ontario BizPaL Status

From April to June 2008 seven Ontario
municipalities soft launched BizPaL. Official
                                                      BizPaL on a Roll!
launch events were held in June in St.
Catharines, Chatham-Kent, King Township and                                    BizPaL’s Newest Partners:
the District of Muskoka.
                                                                               - Keremeos, BC – April 18, 2008
                                                                               - Osoyoos, BC – April 18, 2008
                                                                               - Oliver, BC – April 18, 2008
                                                                               - West Vancouver, BC – April 22, 2008
                                                                               - Colwood, BC – April 22, 2008
                                                                               - Revelstoke, BC – April 23, 2008
                                                                               - Whistler, BC – May 22, 2008
                                                                               - Campbell River, BC – June 3, 2008
                                                                               - Ladysmith, BC – June 5, 2008
                                                                               - Chatham-Kent, ON – June 6, 2008
                                                                               - Chilliwack, BC – June 6, 2008
                                                                               - St. Catharines, ON – June 6, 2008
                                                                               - Township of King, ON – June 12, 2008
                                                                               - Whiterock, BC – June 13, 2008
                                                                               - Muskoka District, ON – June 24, 2008
                                                                               - Township of Langley, BC – June 24, 2008

                        For More Information about these and other news items contact:
                                 Deanna Mikolich at

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