Another hurdle has been cleared to allow a new, intermunicipal business licence program to go ahead in Nanaimo and 12 other Vancouver Island municipalities.
The policy would establish a transferable, common licence for businesses that operate in multiple jurisdictions, such as a catering company.
It is estimated the scheme could save business people hundreds of dollars, since they would only need to purchase one licence, instead of buying a different licence for each municipality they operate in.
Nanaimo city council voted Monday to give third reading to bylaw 7176, which would allow the city's participation in the program. The bylaw return to council for adoption in October.
Other local governments considering joining the scheme include Duncan, Campbell River, Courtenay and Comox.
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