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Downtown Prince George to get a boost with $250,000 in funding from Northern Development

July 23,2014 | Read More »

Funding will support enhanced façade improvements, branded signage and public art July 23, 2014 Prince George – Downtown Prince George will receive a significant development boost beginning this fall thanks in part to $250,000 in grant funding from Northern Development Initiative Trust. The funding was approved at the Trust’s July board of directors meeting, and will be used to fund the Downtown Prince George 2014 Placemaking Enhancement Initiative. Downtown Prince George (the Prince George the Downtown Business Improvement Association) will …

Northern Development approves $500,000 in funding for Lheidli T’enneh Aboriginal Pavilion and Northwest Regional Airport upgrades

May 22,2014 | Read More »

Northern Development Initiative Trust’s board of directors has approved $500,000 in funding through its Economic Diversification Infrastructure program to support the development of two economic development projects in the region.

Millions of dollars in new grant funding available to central and northern B.C. in 2014

March 05,2014 | Read More »

Northern Development has already approved nearly $2.5 million in new funding in 2014, and has increased its annual grant allocation limit and updated several funding programs

Fraser Lake Airport upgrades will boost industry and tourism investment in B.C.’s central interior

November 25,2013 | Read More »

Fraser Lake, B.C. – Northern Development Initiative Trust’s board of directors has approved a $171,394 grant to support upgrades to Fraser Lake’s airport, which will position the community to better capitalize on nearby resource industry and tourism opportunities. The upgrades include new signage, security fencing and a mobile trailer, which will be utilized as an office.

Northern Development and UNBC internship programs are training recent graduates for rewarding careers in northern B.C.

November 20,2013 | Read More »

In only five years, Northern Development Initiative Trust’s internship programs have generated rewarding careers for two-dozen recent University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) graduates. The programs – a six-month Economic Development Internship and a 12-month Local Government Management Internship – have built capacity to strengthen communities throughout central and northern British Columbia, and have ensured that students who are educated in the north find lasting careers in the north. In 2013, Northern Development launched the Local Government Management Internship program …

Small Town Love pilot program a big success in six B.C. communities

November 05,2013 | Read More »

Central and northern B.C. – Small Town Love has been officially unveiled with roaring success in six communities across the region. In July, Northern Development Initiative Trust partnered with the District of Logan Lake, the District of Fort St. James, the District of 100 Mile House, the District of Vanderhoof, the Village of Valemount and the Village of Burns Lake to deliver a unique marketing campaign that celebrates locally-owned independent businesses with an aim to strengthen their competitiveness and keep more dollars in the local economy.

Northern Development approves $244,000 for major Quesnel Airport expansion

September 27,2013 | Read More »

Quesnel, B.C. – Northern Development Initiative Trust’s board of directors has approved a $244,815 grant to support a major apron expansion at the City of Quesnel’s airport. The current apron is 52,500 square feet and is one of the smallest certified airport aprons in B.C., which means it cannot accommodate multiple aircraft effectively. The city plans to expand the apron by an additional 22,500 square feet (a 42% increase in size), which will provide access to a new multi-use hangar.

Regional procurement database will drive revenue and job creation in northern B.C.

September 09,2013 | Read More »

Northern B.C. – Northern Development Initiative Trust, in partnership with communities throughout northern B.C., has launched the Supply Chain Connector – an online procurement database that allows major industry, communities and government to quickly locate northern B.C.-based businesses to help them build major projects.

Northern Development approves $250,000 for North Peace Regional Airport parking upgrades

August 23,2013 | Read More »

Fort St. John, B.C. – Northern Development Initiative Trust’s board of directors have approved a $250,000 grant to support significant parking lot upgrades at the North Peace Regional Airport. Higher demand at the airport in recent months, as well as the start of WestJet flights in the area, has pushed the parking lot beyond its current capacity.

District of Fort St. James to receive $250,000 to develop a multi-purpose community centre

August 19,2013 | Read More »

Fort St. James, B.C. – Northern Development Initiative Trust’s board of directors has approved a $250,000 grant to help the District of Fort St. James develop a multi-purpose community centre that will provide space for recreational, cultural and community activities.