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Development Bank Strives to Make Business in the North Thrive

By Jennifer McIntosh – Houston Today Published: November 26, 2008 5:00 am View article on the Houston Today website Wendy Rockafellow, consultant manager for the Business Development Bank of Canada, said the (Northern Development) is a great opportunity for businesses in manufacturing at a Chamber Luncheon in Houston on Wednesday. Since its inception, 18 projects have been completed under Northern Development’s Competitiveness Consulting Rebate, with three under way in Smithers and five in Prince George. “They pay up to 50 …

November 28,2008 | Read More »

Business Input Sought on Economic Growth Opportunities If Highway 97 Rail and Bridge Clearances are Upgraded

Prince George, BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust (Northern Development) and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced today they are seeking business input into a comprehensive study focused on the business case for economic growth and diversification over the next 15 years if eight low clearance overhead railway crossings and the Salmon River and Parsnip bridges located between Quesnel and Dawson Creek on Highway 97 are upgraded to current standards.  The eight structures currently have a minimum clearance of …

November 18,2008 | Read More »

UNBC Terahertz Radiation Research in OSB Production Supported by Northern Development’s Pine Beetle Recovery Account

Leading-edge technology is being developed in Prince George which could save the oriented strand board (OSB) industry millions of dollars per year. UNBC researcher Matt Reid is working with Del-Tech Manufacturing to test the feasibility of using terahertz radiation to improve quality control and reduce raw material input in OSB production. The Northern Development Initiative Trust provided UNBC $200,000 to purchase critical equipment to test the groundbreaking concept. “This is the fastest terahertz imaging system in Canada right now. With …

November 14,2008 | Read More »

Terrace Sportsplex to Officially Open

By Kat Lee – Terrace Standard Published: November 04, 2008 11:00 PM view article on the Terrace Standard website After years of lobbying, referendums, and planning for a multi-faceted facility in the community, the city will be celebrating the sportsplex’s official grand opening Nov. 7. The day will start out with city councillors flipping pancakes for staff and contractors who worked on the project followed by the chance for a free swim and skate for all school kids during the …

November 05,2008 | Read More »