December 02

Burns Lake’s Community-Owned Theatre Adding State-of-the-Art Projection Equipment

A spokesman for the Lakes District Film Society, the non-profit organization that purchased the Beacon Theatre in August, confirmed today that the local cinema will be installing a new digital projector and sound system this month. “We’ve contracted The ProjecTech Group of Calgary, Alberta to convert the Beacon Theatre to digital projection,” Michael Riis-Christianson, president of the society, said today. “When the work is completed, the Beacon Theatre will be one of the smallest cinemas in British Columbia to be …

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October 28

Northern Development – Partnering with Local Governments and Towns for Tomorrow

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Board of Directors of the Northern Development Initiative Trust are pleased to announce Northern Development as a local government funding partner for eligible Towns for Tomorrow projects. On October 14th, the Province of British Columbia opened the 2010/2011 application intake for Towns for Tomorrow funding, a program that provides municipalities and regional districts with capital funding for healthy living, sustainable environmental management, and job creation projects. Northern Development can financially partner with municipalities and regional …

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July 31

New Northwest Economic Developers Focused on Creating Positive Regional Impacts

Northern Development Initiative Trust is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Derek Baker for the position of Economic Development Officer for the Prince Rupert and Port Edward Economic Development Commission as well as Evan van Dyk for the position of Economic Development Officer for the Terrace Economic Development Authority. Both Derek and Evan have worked with communities across central and northern British Columbia as Economic Development Interns with Northern Development Initiative Trust.  Through their internships, they are bringing experience …

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May 19

Eighty-Five Communities and First Nations Hire Grant Writers in 2010

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Northern Development’s popular Grant Writing Support program is already fully subscribed for the 2010 year. “The Grant Writing Support program ensures that communities and First Nations will be able to hire a grant writer to access programs and dollars from any funding source to provide needed investments in community infrastructure and services,” stated Northern Development Chair Evan Saugstad. “This program has consistently produced the highest return on investment of any program offered by Northern Development.” The …

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May 03

Northern Development Announces Economic Development Internship Program

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust is pleased to announce the establishment of an Economic Development Internship program focused on identifying talented business graduates from northern educational institutions that are seeking careers in local government and rural economic development. The internship will provide a unique immersed program of training and experience that will lead to local governments in the region having a resource for recruiting qualified economic development professionals. “We are very pleased to announce the hiring of …

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April 21

Northern Development and BDC Join Forces to Bolster Capital Available in Region

Prince George, BC – The (Northern Development) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) have signed an agreement to help central and northern BC’s manufacturing businesses and suppliers access up to $200 million in incremental capital over the next decade to grow in today’s global marketplace. The loan guarantee partnership agreement targets small and medium-sized businesses in central and northern BC’s resource processing, manufacturing and supply sectors. It provides eligible projects and borrowers with the opportunity to access loan …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust