Latest Issue Here: Ottawa Valley Business – April 17,2018 Edition

A Tax For Tourism? It’s Up To Municipalities

Province provides avenue to build tourism budgets
  • Municipalities in Ontario will get to decide if they want to levy a tax on accommodations providers to help boost tourism dollars. The province granted that permission as of January 1, 2018, and is allowing municipalities to decide if they want in or not, and to what level. There is no cap on the percentage of tax they can charge. Download our latest issue.

CNL, CNSC Respond To CBC

First Nation expert findings not what CNSC notes
  • A March 21 CBC article noted that “neighbours” to the nuclear reactor at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) were “alarmed” at what was being discharged into the Ottawa River. The article quotes a report from Wilf Ruland, most popularly the man behind the Walkerton inquiry. Ruland said that “The regulatory guidelines for surface water quality were vastly exceeded in the contaminated water being dumped untreated into the Ottawa River from the NPD facility in 2015.”Download our latest issue.

Yakabuski Tries Again For Crime Bill

Province has said “no” to parole certificates signed
  • On April 11, MPP John Yakabuski reintroduced his Private Member’s Bill that will help keep victims of a violent crime safer by compelling inmates to sign their certificate of parole before they are released back into our communities. As with the first two versions of this legislation, the Ministry of Correctional Services Amendment Act (Parole), 2018 would also require electronic monitoring for offenders who are convicted of sexual or domestic assault. Download our latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

Make Your Customers Comfortable
Being consistent is the key to your bottom line

Do you ever go to a certain restaurant and order the same meal every time you go? Many of us do that because part of our experience at that restaurant is enjoying a meal that we have consistently enjoyed in the past. We rely on the restaurant to provide us with a consistently great meal. Now, have you ever ordered your favourite meal only to have it not be the same as you remembered it to be in the past? It’s a bit disappointing, isn’t it? It changes how you feel about the restaurant and impacts on your experience. Read more by downloading our latest issue – it’s free!


Book Club | W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing – Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growt

Blue Ocean Shift is the essential follow up to Blue Ocean Strategy, the 3.6 million bestseller by  professors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Drawing on more than a decade of new work, Kim and Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people’s confidence, and seize new growth, guiding you step-by-step through how to take your organization from a red ocean crowded with competition to a blue ocean of uncontested market space. Read more by downloading our latest issue – it’s free!


Election 2018 | Are you considering running for council?

2018 is a provincial and a municipal election year. This new column for 2018 provides information about running for municipal council.  Visit Ottawa Valley Business’ dedicated Election 2018 Page and find links to additional information there as well.

May 1, 2018: Nomination period opens
July 27, 2018: Nomination period ends
October 22, 2018: Election day

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  • Events Calendar: Business and related events in the region
  • Business News Around The Valley: Briefs on local news and information
  • On The Move: Local promotions, new hires and retirements
  • Local Police Report: News from the detachments in Renfrew and Lanark
  • It’s A Fact: Interesting facts connected to business
  • News 10: A quick 10-question quiz on recent news headlines
  • Tenders: Current tender postings and results