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Major marina expansion underway in Prince Rupert

Sailors and cruisers along B.C.’s North Coast will soon have a new place to tie-up for the night thanks to a major expansion of the Cow Bay Marina in Prince Rupert. Northern Development has approved a $250,000 grant to help develop a new 51-slip marina located adjacent to the existing Prince Rupert Yacht Club in Cow Bay, the city’s shopping and tourism district. In addition to the moorage space, the city plans to build a 700’ x 12’ breakwater wharf that …

June 11,2015 | Read More »

Internet providers can apply early for B.C. grant program

Internet service providers can submit their applications for project funding starting today for the upcoming Connecting British Columbia program. Submissions will be accepted by Northern Development Initiative Trust now in advance of the program’s launch later this summer…

June 08,2015 | Read More »

Community halls and recreation facilities can now access funding multiple times from Northern Development

Community halls and recreation facilities can now receive up to $30,000 in funding multiple times from Northern Development. In the past, proponents and facilities could only access the maximum $30,000 grant from Northern Development’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program once per facility. But, in recognition of Northern Development’s 10th anniversary in 2015, the Trust’s board of directors voted unanimously at its most recent meeting to alter the program and make it available on a continual basis to halls and facilities that …

May 07,2015 | Read More »

Boat launch and marketing funding will support recovery efforts in Likely and other grant approvals

Northern Development has approved a $30,000 grant to upgrade the boat launch and shower house at Cedar Point Provincial Park in the community of Likely. The grant was approved through the Trust’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities funding program, and is part of the economic development recovery efforts underway to support the community following the tailings pond breach at the Mount Polley Mine. The boat launch upgrade will make it easier for visitors and campers to launch from Cedar Point, …

May 04,2015 | Read More »

Northern Development funding boosts North Coast marine tourism and other news

Favourable winds are blowing for marine tourism along B.C.’s North Coast this year as two projects get underway that will help diversify the local economy. A major boat launch upgrade in Queen Charlotte and a marine ocean boating tourism marketing initiative will provide new incentives and infrastructure for boating and sailing enthusiasts keen on exploring B.C.’s world-class Inside Passage, North Coast and Haida Gwaii. Northern Development has approved $270,000 in grant funding to support both projects: $250,000 for the Village …

April 01,2015 | Read More »

Northern Development has approved $30,000 in funding for the Wells Community building and other news

Wells – Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved $30,000 in funding for the District of Wells to begin improvements on the Wells Community building. This project will include repairing old plumbing, modifying existing rooms, replacing end windows, and retrofitting existing lighting with energy efficient lighting. These upgrades could increase the value of the building, help attract new residents by making Wells a more attractive community, create a number of indirect full-time jobs, increase tourism, and ensure that residents continue to …

March 23,2015 | Read More »

Northern Development has approved $30,000 in funding to build two speedball fields and other news

Quesnel – Northern Development has approved $9,448 in funding for the Northern Strike Paintball Association to build two speedball paintball fields in Quesnel. The proposed project includes leveling a 400’ x 150’ playing field, removing stumps and clearing brush left from a logging operation. The Northern Strike Paintball Association hosts numerous tournaments and events throughout the year and attracts paintball enthusiasts and competitive teams from throughout British Columbia. The addition of speedball fields is designed to compliment and enhance the …

March 18,2015 | Read More »

Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved $30,000 for Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club facility upgrades and other news

Vanderhoof– Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved $5,000 to assist the District of Vanderhoof to conduct a housing needs and demand study. The proposed study will help the community prepare to meet the demand for adequate and affordable housing in order to satisfy the growing population in Vanderhoof. The study will fund a demographic and economic profile, build an inventory of current housing needs and supplies and provide likely housing scenarios. This grant was approved through Northern Development’s Capital Investment …

January 13,2015 | Read More »

Northern Development has approved $30,000 to replace CN Centre’s ice plant condenser in time for the 2015 Canada Winter Games and other news

Prince George– Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved $30,000 in funding for the City of Prince George to replace CN Centre’s ice plant condenser, in preparation for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The recently completed project will decrease the cost associated with operating the chiller; as well reduce the environmental footprint, by installing a more energy efficient model. This grant was approved through Northern Development’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities Program. Prince George– Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved $30,000 …

January 12,2015 | Read More »

Valemount Community Forest to spur economic opportunity in the Robson Valley and other funding announcements

The Valemount Community Forest has inked a significant land purchase deal that will help to expand the forestry industry in the Robson Valley. With the help of Northern Development, Columbia Basin Trust and others, the Valemount Community Forest Company has purchased 240 acres of land at the former Carrier Sawmill site where it plans to build an industrial park and log sort yard. The deal means that smaller mill operators in the Robson Valley will be able to co-locate at …

November 27,2014 | Read More »