Thinning timber stands strengthens tree quality

OCTOBER 2022 NEWSLETTER


In this issue: Vanderhoof robotics company adds new services, learning and exploring resume at The Exploration Place, $300,000 grant approved for botanical garden, restaurant takes off at YXS and contest provides support for Northern B.C. businesses

Adapting forestry equipment for drilling
New lifts make B.C.’s northernmost swimming pool accessible to all
New Festival Plaza lights up Fort St. John’s downtown
Food innovation hub sprouts new beginnings
Tube-ular updates sprout success

ABOUT NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT

The Northern Development Initiative Trust board, regional advisory committees and staff have a passion for growing the economy of central and northern British Columbia. When the Premier of British Columbia announced the Northern Development Initiative Trust, it was on the premise that, “The best economic development decisions for the North should be made in the North.”

Northern Development is an independent, non-profit corporation; a catalyst stimulating economic growth through investments in grassroots, community-led projects.

Numbers are updated daily.

For more key statistics please check out our annual report.

Annual Report

$184M

Of Trust Funds Invested In Projects

Since 2005

$262.9M

Of Partner Program Funds Administered

Since 2005

5044

Projects Approved

Since 2005

$47.1M

Of Funds Committed To Projects

In 2022

498

Project Applications Received

In 2022

405

Project Applications Approved

In 2022

FUNDING PROGRAM:
MARKETING INITIATIVES
REGION: CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN
GRANT TOTAL: $20,000

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: MARKETING B.C.’S FARMERS’ MARKETS

BC Association of Farmers’ Markets receives $20,000 marketing grant to celebrate and market the delightful food produced, grown, made, and sold at farmer’s markets around the province. The Marketing Initiatives program assists with encouraging a community or region to take advantage of opportunities that support economic vitality and diversification.

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SUCCESS STORIES / EXPLORE OUR REGION

We encourage you to explore hundreds of project success stories and to connect with the people who are building their communities and a stronger regional economy throughout central and northern British Columbia, Canada. Join us in celebrating these successes as we move towards a sustainable future in the vibrant, growing region that is our home.

OUR TEAM

Northern Development Initiative Trust has a team comprised of a volunteer board of thirteen directors that is supported by a team of professionals centrally located in Prince George, B.C. Of the thirteen directors, eight are elected local government representatives, two from each of the four regions. Five of the directors are appointed by the Province of British Columbia based on their previous business leadership abilities to round out the board. The staff members have a wealth of career experience in both the public and private sectors in central and northern B.C.

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APPLY FOR FUNDING

Northern Development offers a range of funding programs suited to a diverse set of economic development priorities in central and northern British Columbia. Please review our programs and get in touch with us if you have any questions or need any assistance in determining which program is best suited to your needs.