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Northern Development Funds Energy Services BC Oil and Gas Business Development Initiative

Prince George, BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust (Northern Development) announced today a $206,250 grant to Energy Services BC to fund their Business Development Initiative.  This new initiative by Energy Services BC will help British Columbia businesses tap into the lucrative oil and gas sector. Project Manager Scott Gordon said currently many energy explorers and producers rely heavily on Alberta based companies to provide services and supplies to their BC operations.  The goal is to change this situation.  “The size …

October 31,2008 | Read More »

New Business Incentives Featured in the Prince George Citizen

Written by MARK NIELSEN Citizen staff    Thursday, 23 October 2008 view article on the Prince George Citizen website Northern Development is offering businesses up to $10,000 for each new job they create in central and northern B.C. under a new rebate program that’s the first of its kind in Canada, according to economic development manager Brodie Guy. The first cheque is yet to be sent out — the program was launched at the start of the month — but by …

October 24,2008 | Read More »

Innovative Clean Energy Fund – Now Accepting Proposals

The Province will provide a further $25 million to develop innovative, clean energy projects in British Columbia’s rural communities through the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund. The Province is now accepting proposals for innovative, clean energy projects in British Columbia’s rural communities. View the provincial government’s news release. (PDF – 19KB) Eligible proposals are welcome from anywhere in British Columbia, but the projects must be situated within the Northern Development Initiative Trust Region, the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust Region, …

October 23,2008 | Read More »

Mayor Saugstad Interviewed on Highway 97 Overpass Economic Impacts

Chetwynd Mayor Evan Saugstad, Chair of Northern Development’s Northeast Regional Advisory Committee, was interviewed by CJDC News regarding the economic development impacts of overpasses on Highway 97 north of the Pine Pass. Transportation study in works for Pine Pass Written by Citizen staff    Friday, 17 October 2008 View this article on the Prince George Citizen website The Ministry of Transportation is in the process of commissioning a study to look at improvements to Highway 97 north at the Pine Pass. …

October 23,2008 | Read More »

Provincial Rural Internet Connectivity Grant Application Deadline Approaching

Northern Development recognizes that broadband internet connectivity is a strategically important economic development driver for our region, particularly for rural and remote communities in central and northern BC.  We encourage all communities, non-profits, and businesses within the region seeking Provincial funding support for infrastructure required to deliver internet connectivity to homes and businesses in rural and remote areas to apply to the recently announced Connecting Citizens Grant Program. The application deadline is November 7, 2008. About the Network BC Connecting …

October 17,2008 | Read More »

Fort St. James Looks For Big Impacts from Community Funding

Prince George, BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust announced funding today for three projects totalling $120,000 for the community of Fort St. James. The three projects will expand the town’s tourism appeal and recreational opportunities, and provide new training opportunities in industrial catering and culinary arts. Mayor Rob MacDougall announces funding for a number of exciting community economic development projects in the Fort St. James area Embracing Our Roots is an initiative by the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce …

October 01,2008 | Read More »