December 10

Dinosaur Discovery Gallery gets a boost in Tumbler Ridge

TUMBLER RIDGE – Tumbler Ridge’s efforts to build a robust tourism sector were given another boost this week thanks to Northern Development. The Trust’s board of directors has approved a $250,000 grant for the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation to support renovations at the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre that also includes the public interpretive exhibits, which showcases British Columbia’s rich collection of dinosaur bones, tracks and other fossils. $250,000 grant approval for museum will help cement Tumbler Ridge’s reputation as …

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December 08

The Love continues for local businesses in Northern B.C. with the launch of Love Chetwynd and Love Mackenzie

PRINCE GEORGE – The “shop local” movement continues to gain momentum in Northern B.C. with the launch of two online platforms that promote the region’s independent, locally-owned businesses: and The launch of the new sites, financially supported by Northern Development Initiative Trust, coincides with community events showcasing a host of unique, local businesses and entrepreneurs who will be available to the public to talk about the stories behind their homegrown businesses and the products they sell. and are …

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December 07

Connecting more students with skills training and mentorship in northern B.C.

QUESNEL – More students in B.C.’s north will connect with the skills and experience they need for the jobs of the future through an expanded $4.9 million Shoulder Tappers program announced today by the B.C. Government and the Northern Development Initiative Trust. Minister Mike Bernier and Northern Development board chair Evan Saugstad made the announcement while touring Quesnel’s Correlieu Secondary School with officials from the Quesnel School District and community leaders. Photo credit: Paul Alberts Shoulder Tappers are career coordinators …

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November 24

Provincial government and Northern Development help Northwest B.C. communities plan for growth

November 24, 2015   TERRACE – Northwest B.C. communities are better positioned for growth and opportunity thanks in part to support from Asset Management Capacity Building Program grants, announced by Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, as he wrapped up his tour of the area today. Grants totalling $1 million were made available to northwest communities in 2014 to help them update their bylaws and official community plans, as well as review and assess local infrastructure needs to prepare for economic growth. …

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November 17

Mentor Program North will support 25 women entrepreneurs across Northern B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. (November 17, 2015) The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) and Northern Development have partnered to launch the inaugural FWE Mentor Program North, which will provide business mentors to 25 women entrepreneurs from across Northern B.C. Women who are running their own businesses – and are driven to gain valuable insight and business expertise from successful mentors – are eligible to apply now. The program is open to female entrepreneurs located in B.C.’s Northwest, Northeast, Cariboo Chilcotin and Fraser …

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November 10 launches with marketplace event showcasing local businesses

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – Northern Development is helping the “shop local” movement gain momentum on the North Coast with the launch of – a new platform that promotes the region’s independent, locally-owned businesses. The launch of the new site, financially supported by Northern Development, coincides with a marketplace event being held on Saturday November 14th from 11am to 3pm at the North Coast Meeting & Convention Centre (below Chances Gaming Centre). The marketplace event will showcase a host of unique …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust