Latest Issue: September 20, 2022

Personal Service Businesses and CRA

What constitutes employee or contractor

CPA Canada has noted that the Canada Revenue Agency is escalating its scrutiny of personal services businesses (PSB), specifically as more individuals and sole proprietors choose to incorporate. They have written a detailed blog on the matter which is presented in brief.

Local Municipal Election Candidates

A list of the nominations filed for local municipal councils and school boards

Coverage of Renfrew County, Lanark County, South Algonquin, Bancroft and Mattawa. The municipal election takes place October 24, 2022.

Federal Government News In Brief

Emergencies Act, monitoring online content, 90-day shots and tourism

Brief news information from the federal government.

Marketing: Marketing In Uncertain Times

Showing your value becomes a priority

There are varying predictions for the impact of inflation, but everyone seems to agree that as things get more expensive, people think a little harder about how they spend money. When the economic situation is uncertain, staying consistent with your marketing increases in importance. It’s not about how much you spend, but rather, how you keep your place in the minds of your customers. Here are some tips on how to do that.

101 Things to Do in the Valley – Fall 2022 Edition


  • Events Calendar: Business and related events in the region
  • Business News Around The Valley: Briefs on local news and information
  • It’s A Fact: Interesting facts connected to business
  • Tenders: Current tender postings and results
  • Workplace Wellness: Office ideas, the origin of sayings and quotations