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Sixth annual BC Buy Local Week underway

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Monday, November 27, 2017 The sixth annual Buy Local Week in BC kicks off today with a record number of participating communities around the province joining together to celebrate local businesses and the big impact of buying locally. “Local businesses make unique contributions to our communities and to our economy, so it is important that shoppers think about buying locally as the holiday shopping season begins,” says Amy Robinson, founder and executive director of LOCO BC, which …

November 27,2017 | Read More »

Incentive program stimulates Prince George downtown development

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Construction crews have started work on a new, nine-unit condo development at 1694 7th Avenue downtown Prince George, bringing more multi-family housing to the city centre. The project is latest to be eligible for the City’s Multi-Family Housing Incentives Program, a partnership between the City of Prince George and Northern Development, aimed at incenting housing development downtown. The partnership and incentive program have been in place since 2012. Three projects have already benefitted form the incentive …

November 07,2017 | Read More »

Chetwynd celebrates new arena upgrades

Chetwynd, B.C. – Monday, November 6, 2017 The public and project supporters were all on hand this past Thursday as the District of Chetwynd celebrated the completion of their new arena upgrades. Recreation facility upgrades are always a proud moment for communities and it was no different for the District of Chetwynd as Mayor Merlin Nichols, Northern Development’s CEO Joel McKay, and representatives from the Peace River Regional District participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the arena. The Chetwynd …

November 06,2017 | Read More »

Tumbler Ridge joins the Love Northern BC shop local program

Tumbler Ridge, B.C. – Monday, October 23, 2017 Another wonderful community has joined our Love Northern BC shop local family. Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the small friendly town of Tumbler Ridge is home to just over 2,700 people, with a few neighbours from the Cretaceous Period. Dinosaur fossil discoveries around the area may have put the town on the map, but it’s the people and the local businesses that help keep it there. The small town boasts …

October 23,2017 | Read More »

New arena underway for the Hazeltons

Hazelton, B.C. – Friday, October 13, 2017 It was finally groundbreaking day for the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre in Hazelton, B.C. Northern Development’s CEO Joel McKay was on hand at the ceremony to show support for the construction of the new arena along with officials from the Province of British Columbia and the Owners Partnership Committee for the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre. The facility is envisioned as having the potential to be the primary venue to pursue sports tourism opportunities …

October 13,2017 | Read More »

Northern Development now accepting 2018 applications

Prince George, B.C. — Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Northern Development is now accepting applications for projects that are slated to begin in 2018. The Trust offers a wide range of funding programs and one of the keys to success is to apply early. Understanding the application requirements of every funding agency can be challenging. By applying early, it provides the opportunity for our staff to work directly with you to ensure your application has the best chance of success. Timelines …

September 07,2017 | Read More »

Bulkley-Nechako farmers get a helping hand

Burns Lake, B.C. – Monday, August 21, 2017 – For immediate release Thanks to a partnership between Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN), a new Regional Agriculture Coordinator will soon be in place to provide much needed capacity to farmers in the Bulkley-Nechako region. Northern Development has approved $131,666 in funding to support a two year pilot project. The regional district is contributing support for the position as well, with additional funding exceeding $65,000. The …

August 21,2017 | Read More »

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 »