Taxi and Rideshare Survey Online Now
As the use of ridesharing or Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) gain in popularity, the City is now reviewing the current Taxi Licensing Bylaw (2010-17).
Bylaw 2010-17 defines a taxicab as a “motor vehicle having normal seating capacity of not more than six persons plus the driver used for hire for the convenience of passengers wholly within the City of Belleville.”
By this definition, motor vehicles used by ridesharing services would also be included so the bylaw would apply to them. However, there are many aspects of the current bylaw that do not apply to ridesharing services,
June 21, 2021
Accelerated Second Dose Eligibility
With over 75 per cent of Ontario Adults Having Received A First Dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine and more than 19 per cent Fully Vaccinated, second dose eligibility continues ahead of schedule.
With a majority of Ontario adults having received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and over three million doses of the Moderna vaccine arriving in June, the province is continuing to accelerate its vaccine rollout by expanding eligibility for second doses ahead of schedule.
“Thanks to the efforts of Team Ontario we are making tremendous progress in our vaccine rollout,
June 17, 2021
Belleville services begin to reopen
Premier Doug Ford announced Monday that Ontario will be moving into Step One of their Roadmap to Reopen effective this Friday, June 11. This step will be focused on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk transmission is lower, and permitting limited retail with restrictions. The following changes will be made to City services:
Yard sales will be permitted under the first step of the reopening plan. Effective this Friday at 8:30 a.m., residents will be able to purchase yard sale permits online. Please note the form will not be made available until then.
June 9, 2021
Nominate your community hero
We're doing it again!!!
Last year, essential workers were recognized as community heroes... do you know someone who worked behind the scenes as an essential workers who helped keep shelves stocked, manufacturing lines running, emergency services available and food cooking, just to mention a few of the jobs people did while we've been in and out of lockdown the past 16 months...
Nominees will be formally recognized on Canada Day with acknowledgement with our MP Neil Ellis & MPP Todd Smith and Mayor Mitch Panciuk.
Visit the link below to nominate your community hero!
June 8, 2021
5 eCommerce Trends to keep following in 2021
2021 has been a bit of a wild ride so far. As the dust continues to settle in the aftermath of 2020, it seems like there are some changes that are here to stay. While there are certainly things we'll all be happy to be rid of in due time, it's worth noting what will likely persist as part of the new normal, especially where it concerns your business.
In the latest blog post from one of the Chamber's partners Freightcom, they take a look at five trends in the eCommerce sphere that have really appeared to change the game through the first half of 2021:
The ease and
June 8, 2021