December 16

Improved high-speed Internet comes to Lytton

LYTTON – Lytton area residents and businesses will be able to access reliable high-speed Internet following the completion of two Lytton Area Wireless Society (Lyttonnet) connectivity projects worth $624,586, which received $244,550 from the Connecting British Columbia program. Nearly 300 homes and many local companies are now better able to learn, do business, access services and stay connected through Internet speeds comparable with larger urban areas. The projects benefit the Village of Lytton, the Lytton First Nation, rural Lytton, and …

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December 02

High-speed Internet access coming to Poole Creek

The Connecting British Columbia program is providing $133,000 to Base Technology Ltd. to deliver Poole Creek residents with high-speed Internet access for the first time. An estimated 150 households will be better able to learn, do business, access services and stay connected through high-speed Internet access. Local emergency services will also benefit from open access to the new communications infrastructure and backup generators. Connecting British Columbia is a $10 million grant program funded by the Province and administered by Northern …

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November 25

Northern Development’s Forest Innovation Fund fully subscribed in first year

The local forest sector is harnessing opportunities to innovate thanks in part to Northern Development Initiative Trust’s Forest Innovation Fund. Within eight months of announcing the new funding program, $486,744 (97% of available 2016 funding) was approved to support the deployment of innovative technologies and new or improved products to help optimize the fibre supply in central and northern B.C. The funding was committed to 12 projects in communities throughout the region, including: Prince George, Smithers, 100 Mile House, McLeod …

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November 08

Connaught Youth Centre more accessible thanks to Trust funding

For many years, the Connaught Youth Centre has provided a warm facility for all cadet corps and a variety of community user groups. This year the Connaught Youth Centre’s request for funding to provide a wheel chair lift for the CYC was supported by Northern Development through a $30,000 grant. The funding was matched by the Province of British Columbia. “…It is essential that we improve accessibility in our community and province. The Connaught Youth Centre is an important and …

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November 08

Enhanced gym floor at City’s recreation complex the result of community partnership

PRINCE RUPERT – The City of Prince Rupert’s Recreation Complex today celebrated a newly-refinished playing surface for the Russell Gamble Gymnasium. The project was completed at a cost of $74,000 through funding provided by partners including the Port of Prince Rupert, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and the City of Prince Rupert. The floor’s commissioning took place at the Gymnasium today with a pick-up game of basketball between local participants in the All-Native Basketball Tournament, and members of the Charles Hays …

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November 04

A couple of signs for a vibrant downtown

Two new welcome signs were officially unveiled today welcoming residents and visitors alike into Prince George’s downtown core. The project was part of a $1 million Placemaking Enhancement Initiative by the Prince George Downtown Business Improvement Association, which included $250,000 in funding from Northern Development. The project began in 2014 as part of the preparations for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, the city’s 100th Anniversary and UNBC’s 25th Anniversary. The project included the installation of wayfinding signs, landscaping, public art …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust