From Consumer Protection BC for Small Businesses in BC  - Federal and Provincial Relief Programs for Businesses - April 1, 2020

Small Business BC has created an overview of all the current support programs offered by both the Government of Canada and the BC government for small businesses. The document is updated regularly and was last updated on March 27th, 2020, at the time of this email.

Federal business support programs
The Government of Canada is rolling out the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. Included are several programs that businesses who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may find helpful including:

  • Temporary wage subsidies

  • Loan programs

    • Loan guarantees

    • Co-lending program

    • Canada Emergency Business Account, which will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000

Details on these programs, eligibility requirements and how to apply are on the webpage linked above and are updated regularly as government makes more details available.
Additionally, the Government of Canada has a website set up specifically for businesses with information, resources and links to more details. We encourage you to regularly check these websites for the latest business support information.  

Provincial business support programs
The BC government has announced its COVID-19 Action Plan and has set up a COVID-19 support and information website that outlines all the latest information for businesses.
Small Business BC is providing current information on COVID-19 related resources for small businesses.

We hope that these resources give you a place to start to access supports that may work for you. We know that this is a very challenging time as a business owner, and we are working on putting together some more comprehensive information about federal and provincial support options on our website very soon – please watch this page over the next week. 

If you have any questions about the information we've provided, please contact Mike Collyer, Manager of Industry Relations, at 778.747.0308 or by email at Mike.Collyer@consumerprotectionbc.ca.
Thank you,
Consumer Protection BC

Effective March 24, 2020 until further notice, to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all play structures in Village parks are closed to the publicWe would like to remind the public to practise safe distancing - stay at least 6' apart from others if you have to be in the public.  The Village has placed signs on all memorial benches in the Village reminding the public to be at minimum 6' apart from another person.  We all must do our part in stopping the spread of this virus.

New Self-Assessment App for British Columbians

Along with being able to check symptoms online, The Ministry of Health has a new app that allows British Columbians to conduct self-assessments.  British Columbians can now download the new self-assessment app https://bc.thrive.health/  

Information for Businesses

#COVID-19 Bulletin: March 24, 2020

BCEDA #COVID19 Resources for BC Businesses Guide
All of these updates are now located in one document. This shareable, live guide is being continually updated with the most relevant information, tools and resources for the BC business community. Click here to view.
Newly Updated:



The Village of Fruitvale is the "Heart of the Beaver Valley" located along the highway 3B corridor fifteen minutes from Trail, B.C.  Much of the area’s terrain is mountains and forests with wonderful rivers, lakes and creeks creating a great outdoor adventure area.

The Village of Fruitvale is seeking a positive, energetic Corporate Officer with a passion for public service.  Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Corporate Officer manages all functions related to the statutory duties and responsibilities of the position of Corporate Officer.  

The Corporate Officer is responsible for all general administrative services of the Village including:

  • Attends Council meetings and public hearings and prepares minutes and/or records of same;
  • Interprets bylaws, policies and procedures;
  • Responds to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy requests;
  • Manages the Corporate Records Management System;
  • Serves as Chief Elections Officer;
  • Oversees communication to the public;
  • Oversees bylaw enforcement activities.


  • University degree in a field related public administration;
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in Local Government;
  • Working knowledge of the B.C. Local Government Act and Community Charter;
  • Excellent public relations skills, tact and judgement;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

See the full job description at www.village.fruitvale.bc.ca.

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter titled Corporate Officer by April 15, 2020 to:

CAO                                                   Email:  cfo@village.fruitvale.bc.ca
Village of Fruitvale 
Box 370
Fruitvale, BC  V0G 1L0


Due to the COVID-19 recommendations from the Provincial Health Minister for social distancing, all Village of Fruitvale facilities (Village Office, Fruitvale Memorial Centre, Age Friendly Gym) are CLOSED to the public.  

Village staff will continue to work so if you have any inquiries or emergencies, please call or email the office. 


For utility payments, residents are encouraged to use internet banking or pay by cheque.  Cheques can be mailed or dropped in the mail slot at the Village Office.

If you require garbage bags, please contact the Village Office, 250-367-7551 or info@village.fruitvale.bc.ca to make arrangements for pickup.

Visit our website at www.village.fruitvale.bc.ca or the Village of Fruitvale Facebook page for updates.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

If you have to go out, practice safe distancing.



Thank you to everyone who attended the Former Middle School Housing Project Planning Workshop on Saturday, January 18.  To view the preliminary background report, click here 


Just a reminder about the pilot program for the GYM.

Beginning January 2020, the GYM will be opened to include non-senior (ages 20-49) residents of Fruitvale, Montrose and RDKB Area ‘A’ for a 6-month trial period (January to June 2020) and monthly user fees will be implemented for both senior and non-senior users.  All users are required to complete a new Release of Liability waiver form, available at the Village of Fruitvale office, and pay the appropriate fees:  $25 for a new security access card and the monthly user fee of $30 for a non-senior user or $15 for a senior user.

Seniors who currently possess an access card will not be charged the access card fee, however you must complete a new Release of Liability waiver form and pay the monthly user fee for your access card to be activated.  As of January 2, all security access cards will be deactivated and only those users who have paid the monthly user fee will have access to the gym.  If you have lost your access card, there is a replacement fee of $25.

GYM hours
For Seniors aged 50+:  5:00 am – 10:00 pm / 7 days per week 
For Non-Seniors (aged 20-49):  1:00 – 3:00 pm and 6:30 – 8:30 pm / 7 days per week  

GYM Fees
Security Access Card - $25
Non-Senior Monthly User Fee - $30
Senior Monthly User Fee - $15
Replacement Security Access Card - $25

If there are any seniors who have security access cards but do not use the GYM, please return the cards to the Village Office.

Please contact the Village of Fruitvale office, 250-367-7551 or info@village.fruitvale.bc.ca if you have any questions regarding the GYM.  The GYM is located on the lower floor of the Fruitvale Memorial Centre, 1968 Main Street in Fruitvale. 




Seniors' Gym Trial Opening to Non-Seniors (ages 20-49)






“If rural living at its best is what you are looking for,
you'll find it here in Fruitvale!



The information listed is the most frequent of our records that apply within the Village of Fruitvale and is provided for convenience and information only.  Every effort is made to ensure the accuracies of this information.

The Village of Fruitvale will in no event be held liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of online copies of information.  For more information on the Village of Fruitvale, please contact the Village Office at 250-367-7551.


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