LNCC Encouraged with Supports for Business in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Budget

Category: News Releases

Dec 2020

DECEMBER 9, 2020




The Labrador North Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) is encouraged by the direct supports for businesses outlined in The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s 2021 municipal budget.

In particular, the LNCC is pleased with the following:

  • Support in the amount of $18,000 for twenty-three businesses under the Business Tax Relief Program;
  • No increase in mil rates for residential and commercial property tax;
  • No increase in tax mil rates, minimum vacant commercial property tax, and water and sewer rates for 2021;
  • Investment in a transportation study to assess community accessibility and transport needs;
  • Continued investment in the Birch Island Boardwalk to further support healthy living and community mental health; and
  • Investment in the Central Labrador YMCA, on schedule to open in April 2021.


“It has been a challenging year for businesses in 2020 and it’s positive the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has responded with direct business supports within its 2021 municipal budget,” says LNCC Chairperson Andy Turnbull. “We were pleased to learn the Town has supported twenty-three businesses and is not implementing increases to mil rates and property tax.”

The LNCC looks forward to obtaining further details on the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s 2021 budget and continuing to work with the Town on ensuring further supports for business are implemented.


– 30 –



Julianne Griffin, CEO
Labrador North Chamber of Commerce
(709) 896-8787


The Latest

LNCC Encourages a Return to Balanced Budget, Targeted Economic Plan for Growth

Apr 2024

The LNCC encourages the federal government to focus on fiscal responsibility while developing a strong economic plan for communities across Canada.

Category: News Releases

Statement by the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce on the passing of Caroline Hong

Mar 2024

On Saturday, Labrador said farewell to a dear friend, colleague, avid community volunteer and ally. We are incredibly saddened by the passing of Caroline Hong...

Category: In The News

Provincial Budget Focuses on Fiscal Responsibility, Reducing Costs for Business

Mar 2024

The LNC is pleased Budget 2024 recognizes the importance of financial accountability while Government takes steps to support the small business sector.

Category: News Releases