Business Impacts for Spring 2019

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Point Ellice Bridge.

Canada’s new trademark law comes into force June 17, with big changes including reducing the time trademarks are valid from 15 to 10 years. Learn how your business could be affected at

Children as young as 12 used to be able to work in B.C. with permission from parents and the government, but changes to B.C.’s labour law will raise the age from 12 to 16. Youth from 14 to 15 years old will still be able to do light work, such as stocking grocery shelves.

If you use the Point Ellice Bridge for your commute, safety upgrades will close the bridge to vehicle traffic moving eastbound from Tuesday, May 21 until the end of October.

These updates are from the June/July 2019 issue of Douglas.