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June 10, 2014 - In This Issue:
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Introducing the CRA's audit video series and updated business audit webpage

Being audited by the CRA can be overwhelming, especially when you don't know what to expect. That's why we created this three-part video series for small and medium-sized businesses to explain the process, and to talk about your rights and responsibilities.

Watch one, or watch all three:

Video 1: Why do we audit and what is a tax audit?

Video 2: What are your responsibilities and what happens during an audit?

Video 3: What are your rights?

We have also updated the business audit webpage to give you all the information you need to know about audits, such as how businesses get selected for audits and how we conduct audits. Explore our revised webpage: www.cra.gc.ca/audit.

Don't forget you can access all our e-services for businesses at www.cra.gc.ca/businessonline.

Anti-SPAM Legislation: Does It Affect Your Business? 

After six years of debate and deliberation, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has introduced a bill legislating SPAM, which will be brought into law by the Federal Government July 1, 2014. Scott Smith, the Director of Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, states that the new law is very broad in defining SPAM and has "criminalized" something that we historically know to be an "inconvenience".  Any unsolicited Commercial Electronic Message (CEM), whether it be e-mail or text message, can result in legal action against the sender. The recipient may sue the sender and the CRTC can level penalties as high as $1,000,000 for individuals or $10,000,000 for businesses. In order to send any CEM, (intended to sell an item/service) to an individual/business the sender must have the "opt-in" permission of the recipient; meaning the sender must have the explicit permission of the recipient to send CEM's to the recipient. This consent must be collected via standard mail, on a website, or in-person. It is not valid to receive permission via e-mail or text. Further, all correspondence must have an unsubscribe mechanism built into it. The onus will be on the sender to maintain a record of these permissions. The only exceptions to this new law are charities and politicians.

For more information please visit the Canadian Chamber of Commerce website:

Canadian Chamber of Commerce - Anti-SPAM 

Networking Golf Tournament
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Featuring an 8:30 am Shotgun Start and Texas Scramble 
Steak Lunch!
2015 Junior B Provincials
In Stony Plain
Stony Plain will be hosting the 2015 Junior B Provincials. We are looking for aproximately 100 volunteers. A planning meeting on June 12 will be held at 7pm at KC's Banquet Room.
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Canada Day - Volunteers
The 2014 Canada Day Event is a one-day festival with an array of family activities. The event is expected to draw hundreds of families from the Community, and will take place at Heritage Park in Stony Plain (5100-41 Avenue) on Tuesday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This is an excellent opportunity local business, clubs, youth groups and residents to come out, get involved and volunteer with the variety of activities arranged for families to enjoy.
Canada Day Volunteer Form 

The Acheson Business Association is pleased to announce our guest speaker is candidate for Alberta PC Leadership 2014, Jim Prentice. This event will sell out quickly, so be sure to register today to secure a spot.



The Details

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Start time: 7:30 am
Location: Glowing Embers RV Park
Tickets are $60/members, $75/non-members 
All registration must be pre-paid. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

To Register:
Contact Natalie Birnie at 780-862-9869 




http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca/ for more information, or call (780) 968-4315

June 3 - 28    "Vase a Vase" - Crooked Pot Gallery
June 13 -14    County Quilters' Guild Quilt Show - Pioneer Museum
June 14         Show & Shine - Khaos Kustoms
June 14         Community Street Market - Downtown Stony Plain
June 19        Networking Golf Tournament @ Cougar Creek GC*
June 20         Aboriginal Day Celebration - Heritage Park
July 1            Canada Day!!
July 1            Art Walk - Rotary Park
July 2 - 31     "A Touch of Colour"
July 6            Great White North Triatholon - Allan Beach Resort
July 11 - 13    Summer Fun Festival - Heritage Park Pavilion
July 15          Picnic in the Park*
July 25 - 27    Outdoor Expo -Out Door Expo Info

(* denotes Chamber Events)
Local Market Lunch & Learn
The Stony Plain Chamber is looking for a number of businesses interested in hosting "Local Market Lunch & Learn" sessions.   Hosting business will have the opportunity to showcase themselves in front of a small audience of Chamber members (max 10-12), attending the Lunch & Learn session for free.   The Chamber will advertise the available sessions, accept registrations from Chamber members and will also provide the boardroom and AV equipment.  All Local Market Lunch & Learn sessions will run from 12:00-1:00pm on the day chosen by the business in consultation with the Chamber.  The hosting business will be responsible for preparing the presentation and covering the cost of the light lunch and beverages.  Interested businesses can contact Bonnie at 780-963-4545 or email at bonnie@stonyplainchamber.ca for further information.





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