August 10, 2021
Association News
As vaccinations roll out and the heat settles in, we are excited to return to in-person events. We look forward to familiar functions and more social seminars as we make our way through Phase 3. Rest assured, we will be following the Provincial Health Officer’s guidelines regarding events, along with the hopeful transition into Phase 4 (in early September). 
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Government Affairs
Source: Government of B.C.

On July 21, 2021, the B.C. Government placed an 18-month ban on second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARS). 
Source: Government of Canada

In an effort to support businesses and a stronger economic recovery, Canada continues to adapt to the effects of the pandemic recession. An extension of crucial COVID-19 support measures has been announced, including extensions in subsidies and benefits. 
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Events & Education

“Laissez les bon temps rouler!”
(“Let the good times roll!”) as they say in New Orleans.

Or in our case, float!

We’re bringing Mardi Gras on deck this year and the beads shall fly freely.

(No flashing, please!)
Our first in-person networking luncheon since February 2019! We are pleased to announce our first luncheon in Surrey, focused on the suburban commercial office markets in the Lower Mainland and the impact on the core downtown Vancouver market.

Save the date! Sept. 29, 2021

This event will be on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Andrew Petrozzi from Avison Young will be speaking on the topic. There will also be a panel discussion with other participants and a Q&A session.
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Good to Know
Source: BC Hydro

As wildfires in the Interior regions continue to create challenges for local and provincial emergency authorities, BC Hydro urges its customers to be prepared for power outage events. 
Source: BC Hydro

The best way to minimize disruption to your business during an outage is to be prepared before the power goes out. BC Hydro offers some tips and strategies to help.
Source: Kyle Tusim, Design Professional Specialist, Tremco

Hidden moisture is your roof's worst enemy. It wastes energy, eats away at your roof deck, and contributes to "sick building syndrome." Even worse, it spreads to more and more areas over time. Catch it early, though, and you can stop it with relatively inexpensive repairs.

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Event Calendar
Aug 2021
BOMA Golf Classic
A day of golf at Northview Golf and Country Club!
Sep 2021
Digital Parcel Lockers
Save the Date — more details to come!
Cost: $20 plus GST
Sep 2021
Welcome Back Mardi Gras Boat Cruise presented by Community Fire Prevention
This is a special occasion requiring a celebratory Mardi Gras atmosphere — there will be live music, food, a photo booth and a scavenger hunt! This is your chance to get dressed in your brightest, flashiest and fun Mardi Gras themed outfit — sequins, feathers, masks and beads, no accessory shall be spared! A prize will be awarded to the best costume!
Sep 2021
September Luncheon – Suburban office space: What’s next?
Save the date! More details to come. At the Civic Hotel in Surrey
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Around the Industry
Source: Western Investor

While Vancouver's downtown office vacancy rate has risen, Surrey's office vacancy rate has fallen. This is the tightest it's been in a decade and the lowest vacancy rate in Metro Vancouver. 
Source: Vancouver Is Awesome

Although B.C. foresees offices returning to full capacity by Sept. 7, Canadians believe that a hybrid office environment should be the standard model for organizations. 
Source: Opera News

Virus variants are upending plans to return to pre-pandemic office work. Despite this, commercial real estate brokers are hopeful that there will be a return to the office, even if it is a month or two later.