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Northern Development approves $250,000 for Logan Lake Campground expansion and other news

August 28,2014 | Read More »

  Logan Lake - Logan Lake is an ideal community for attracting outdoor enthusiasts and campers from across the province. The community offers a pristine natural environment of mountains, lakes and forests, making Logan Lake the perfect destination for mountain biking, hiking, dirt biking and horseback riding. The Logan Lake Campground expansion is a much-needed foundation of support for the community in order to satisfy the increase of recreational tourism to the area. New picnic tables and fire pits will be …

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

August 15,2014 | Read More »

Trust board of directors backs major investment in Fort St. John airport infrastructure August 15, 2014 Fort St. John – North Peace Regional Airport is expanding its parking facilities again to meet ongoing demand from increased passenger traffic. In July, Northern Development’s board of directors approved a $250,000 grant to support the expansion. Increased economic activity in the region, mostly related to the oil and gas sector, has continued to put pressure on the airport. Passenger traffic through the airport …

Northern Development approves $250,000 for Tumbler Ridge Tourist Information Centre

August 13,2014 | Read More »

Post and beam structure will support local economic diversification August 14, 2014 Tumbler Ridge – The District of Tumbler Ridge has placed economic diversification near the top of its priority list as it moves forward with the development of a new tourist information centre. In July, Northern Development’s board of directors approved a $250,000 grant to support the development of a post and beam information and interpretive centre that will showcase the area’s local history and unique attractions. Tumbler Ridge, …

Northern Development approves funding for major projects in Port Clements, Fort St. John and Chetwynd

July 29,2014 | Read More »

Port Clements – Northern Development Initiative Trust’s board of directors has approved a $98,623 grant to help the Village of Port Clements build a biomass district heating system. The system, which would be fueled by a 100-kilowatt biomass boiler system, will heat the Port Clements multiplex building, fire department and school gymnasium. The biomass system will reduce demand for diesel and propane fuels, as well as help the community become more environmentally sustainable. The Village, which is home to approximately 400 …

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.