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Northern Development funding supports trades training in northern B.C.

October 23,2014 | Read More »

High school students in northern B.C. have one more reason to consider a career in the trades with access to new shop class equipment. Northern Development Initiative Trust’s board of directors have approved a $250,000 grant for Project Shop Class (northern B.C.) – a program designed to replace and augment shop class equipment in high schools throughout the region. The grant was approved with support from all four of the Trust’s regional advisory committees as well as its board, and …

Northern Development has approved $10,742 to complete upgrades on the Port Clements Community Hall and other news

October 15,2014 | Read More »

Village of Port Clements – Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved $10,742 to complete upgrades on the Port Clements Community Hall. The community hall has been the central gathering place for Port Clements residents, as well as those from all over Haida Gwaii for decades. Several upgrades will be made to the hall including the installation of insulation and vapor barriers above the ceiling and installing a high efficiency oil furnace to service the building. As well, the addition of two …

Northern Development approves $250,000 for major Northwest Regional Airport terminal expansion

September 03,2014 | Read More »

Funding approval represents the Trust’s 1,500th project since inception. Northern Development Initiative Trust’s board of directors has approved a $250,000 grant to support the development of the Northwest Regional Airport terminal expansion project. The project represents a significant expansion of the airport’s existing terminal building and includes: A larger customer check-in area A larger hold room to accommodate 230 passengers, 200 of which would be seated passengers New checked-bag drop off screening area Relocation of airline offices to allow better …

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