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Entrepreneurial Mindset Grant Provides FREE Training for Northern BC Business Owners

Northern Development Initiative Trust is proud to be a partner in providing this business development opportunity. BONUS: Assessments completed by July 17 entered to win a $100 VISA GC How can you build on your strengths, grow your business and make more money? It’s all about mindset! As a business owner, you need to have your head in the game to stay competitive. Having an “entrepreneurial mindset” can help you make good decisions, be confident in your abilities and plan …

June 26,2017 | Read More »

Project to reveal geology of north central and northeastern BC

Northern Development Initiative Trust and Geoscience BC have partnered on an aerial survey to identify hidden mineral potential in north central and northeastern British Columbia. Called Search Phase III, the survey will use helicopters fitted with magnetic sensors to build a better understanding of geology in the area. Once complete, project information will be made publicly available to help communities, First Nations, the resource sector and government to make informed decisions about responsible development and investment in BC. This includes …

May 24,2017 | Read More »

Northern Development approves funding for several City of Prince George community facilities

Tuesday March 28, 2017  PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George has many well-used facilities that are vital to the area for hosting events, providing resident services and building a sense of community. Thanks in part to $180,000 in funding from Northern Development, several of these community assets will soon see improvements and expansions. Northern Development’s board of directors recently approved funding for six community facilities through the Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program. The program provides a maximum of $30,000 in …

March 28,2017 | Read More »

Northern Development approves $125,000 for Smithers Airport Terminal Expansion

Tuesday March 21, 2017  The Smithers Airport Terminal Modernization Project has gotten another boost in funding thanks to the commitment of $125,000 from Northern Development Initiative Trust. Northern Development’s board of directors approved the funding for the $8 million project through the Trust’s Economic Diversification Infrastructure program. The program specifically targets projects that significantly strengthen the local economy, that drive revenue and job creation through a major capital investment and provide a long-term asset for the community. The Terminal Modernization …

March 21,2017 | Read More »

Delegation from Denmark meets with Trust to discuss rural development strategies

A delegation from Denmark visited northern B.C. over the past two days to meet with regional leaders in rural economic development and education strategies. Northern Development representatives met with the seven members from the Danish Rural Districts and Islands committee yesterday to showcase a variety of our programs that support the economic growth and resiliency of communities throughout northern B.C. Pictured above is the delegation with Northern Development’s Chief Financial Officer, Brenda Gendron (sixth from the left), who was one …

March 09,2017 | Read More »

Barkerville lifts off a winter magic carpet ride

Barkerville, B.C. – February 9, 2017 Once winter hits, Barkerville transforms into a playground for recreational activities, and thanks to the efforts of the Barkerville Heritage Trust and Northern Development Initiative Trust you can now visit the historic town and take in a magic carpet ride. The Shamrock Lift and Tube Run is the newest activity in Barkerville where outdoor skating, backcountry snowshoeing, and sledding are already offered in the winter months. The Magic Carpet lift is a key feature …

February 09,2017 | Read More »

New clubhouse supports winter activities in Vanderhoof

Today the Nechako Valley Sporting Association officially unveiled their new clubhouse. The Nechako Valley Sporting Association offers rich programming using trails and shooting ranges at both recreational and competitive levels in biathlon and cross country skiing, The new clubhouse replaces an old shed which was rat infested, unheated and had no power and light. With new storage, office and event space, the building will provide the space needed to support not-only daily community use, but also the hosting of training …

February 07,2017 | Read More »

BC Hydro donates $45,000 to support non-profits in Peace Region

FORT ST. JOHN – BC Hydro’s Site C project has provided $45,000 in grants to support five non-profit organizations in the Peace Region through its Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund. The $800,000 GO Fund was established in September 2016 as part of the Site C mitigation measures to help support Peace Region non-profit organizations that provide services to vulnerable populations, including children, families and seniors. This is the first time that grants have been awarded from the Fund. Recipients include: • …

January 31,2017 | Read More »

Operational Upgrades Scheduled for Prince George Airport

Prince George, B.C. – January 25, 2017 The Prince George Airport will soon undertake renovations and operational upgrades valued at $683,886 to increase efficiencies and enable future growth for daily flights and new airlines thanks in part to the support of funding from Northern Development Initiative Trust. In 2016, Northern Development’s board of directors approved $368,418 in funding for the projects through its Economic Diversification Infrastructure program. The program specifically targets projects that significantly strengthen the local economy, that drive …

January 25,2017 | Read More »

Improved high-speed Internet comes to Lytton

LYTTON – Lytton area residents and businesses will be able to access reliable high-speed Internet following the completion of two Lytton Area Wireless Society (Lyttonnet) connectivity projects worth $624,586, which received $244,550 from the Connecting British Columbia program. Nearly 300 homes and many local companies are now better able to learn, do business, access services and stay connected through Internet speeds comparable with larger urban areas. The projects benefit the Village of Lytton, the Lytton First Nation, rural Lytton, and …

December 16,2016 | Read More »