North Grenville Chamber of Commerce

GET READY TO APPLY FOR THE CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS)

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Get Ready To Apply
The Canada Revenue Agency will open the application process on April 27. CEWS claims will be subject to verification by the CRA, therefore the CRA will begin to release funds for approved applications on May 5.
To get ready, the CRA has released instructions on what you need to do, a wage subsidy calculator and enhanced eligibility information.

Shop Local

https://loveng.ca is the place to check out all the awesome businesses in NG! 
Local businesses are what make our community great. Now they need our support more than ever. Show your love by:
Buying online
Ordering for delivery
Purchase gift certificates to use later
Leave a raving review
See how to support local businesses below. Check out their pages for the most up-to-date information. Note: most of these links open Facebook pages so you can get the latest info.

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

Canadians can go to Canada.ca for information about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Service Canada and Canada Revenue Agency are jointly administering the CERB.
Applicants who set up direct deposit are expected to receive a first payment within three to five days. Those who use mail should receive a first payment within 10 days. Payment is $2,000 a month for up to four months.
People can apply beginning at 6 a.m. ET on Monday.
 

Rideau Woodland Ramble

UPDATE
Rideau Woodland Ramble will open for its 20th season on Tuesday May 12 at 9am. Please follow directional and social distancing requirements.
When visiting the Ramble follow these-
PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS
1. Enter up gravel lane only(Forsythia Way)
2. Use hand sanitizer
3. Maintain 2 metre separation always
4. Disinfectant spray for cart handles
5. Exit only down sidewalk
6. Cashier in Gazebo
7. Only 1 person at a time in Gazebo
8. Only 1 person/family in Gallery

Fiscal Update – Support for Businesses and Individuals

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID‑19 outlines the Province’s first steps to tackle the COVID‑19 outbreak head on.
The Province will continue to closely collaborate with its partners, including the federal government and Ontario’s municipalities, to protect the economy. Experience has shown this is most effective when governments work together. And this is exactly what the province has done.

Ontario Ministry of Finance

Ontario Ministry of Finance
Interest and Penalty Relief for Businesses
On March 25, 2020, the Ontario government announced a five-month relief period for Ontario businesses who are unable to file or remit select provincial taxes on time, due to the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus (COVID‑19) in Ontario.
Beginning April 1, 2020, penalties and interest will not apply to Ontario businesses that miss any filing or remittance deadline under select provincial taxes:
Employer Health Tax
Retail Sales Tax on Insurance Contracts and Benefit Plans

Stop the Spread Business Info

The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659

Premier Doug Ford is set to unveil lower hydro rates

Starting Tuesday, hydro rates will be temporarily lowered to the off-peak rates – which are typically reserved for evenings, overnights and weekends – meaning homeowners will be charged a steady rate of 10.1 cents per kilowatt hour.
Currently, Ontarians are charged between 14.4 cents and 20.8 cents per kilowatt hour between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. as part of the provincial Time of Use energy conservation program.
Families will save an estimated $20 per month, while businesses will save $150 and cost the provincial treasury $162-million.