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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 »

Northern Development has approved $30,000 to complete upgrades on the Tatla Lake Community Hall and other news

Tatla Lake– Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved a $30,000 grant to complete upgrades at the Tatla Lake Community Hall. The community hall has been the central gathering place for residents in Tatla Lake, a small, unincorporated community in the west Chilcotin. Upgrades at the hall include a full-service kitchen and renovations to make washrooms handicapped accessible. As well, energy efficiency and parking lot improvements are also included in the upgrades. The improvements to the hall will provide the community …

November 17,2014 | Read More »

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

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 …

October 23,2014 | Read More »

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

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 …

October 15,2014 | Read More »

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

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 …

September 03,2014 | Read More »