August 02

Love Lillooet: Regional shop local campaign comes to Lillooet

Lillooet is the latest community to join the shop local movement and largest shop local marketing campaign in Canada with the launch of Love Lillooet ( on Friday July 29th. Love Lillooet promotes the area’s independent, locally-owned businesses with an aim to strengthen the local economy. The program provides participating businesses with a digital presence and on the ground marketing support.  These resources showcase businesses, their owners and the products and services they offer through first-rate photography and storytelling. Not …

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July 29

Northern Development and Commonwealth Campus reach settlement

Northern Development Initiative Trust and Commonwealth Campus have reached a settlement to end a legal proceeding regarding development lands in the 400 block of George Street. The development of these lands can now proceed and can be positioned for additional investment in a part of the city’s downtown that has been transformed in recent years to include new shops, new restaurants, a renovated Ramada Hotel and the internationally renowned Wood Innovation and Design Centre. The terms of the mediated settlement …

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July 05

Northern Development helps Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre reach fundraising goal

Over 25 years of community efforts came together today in Vanderhoof as the goal of $12 million in funding was successfully raised for a project that will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike for many years to come. The Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre has been a much-needed facility for the community, for both recreation and rehabilitation. $250,000 has been committed to the project through Northern Development’s Economic Diversification Infrastructure program, in addition to funds from numerous other supporters, fundraising, federal and …

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July 04

Marketing initiative will help more disabled persons enjoy Northern B.C.’s outdoor amenities

JULY 4, 2016  |  A new marketing initiative aims to showcase Northern B.C.’s accessible recreation sites in an effort to help more disabled people enjoy the region’s outdoor amenities. The Trust has approved $80,000 through its Marketing Initiatives program to support Spinal Cord Injury BC’s plan to create an online database that showcases the region’s accessible outdoor recreation sites. Through the Trust’s support, and additional government funding, more than 150 provincial and regional parks, trail systems and roadside heritage attractions …

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April 27

Ancient Forest research will support conservation and tourism development

Northern Development has approved a $27,540 grant to support a UNBC biodiversity assessment Northern Development has approved a $27,540 grant to support a UNBC biodiversity assessment. The Ancient Forest will be the subject of biodiversity research this summer that will help protect the area and support its development as a significant tourist attraction, thanks to support from Northern Development Initiative Trust. At its April meeting, the Trust’s board of directors approved a $27,540 grant for the University of Northern British …

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March 22

Tourism gets a boost in Fraser Lake

Tourism will get a boost in Fraser Lake this summer after Northern Development’s board of directors approved a $208,000 grant to upgrade and move the community’s museum and visitor centre. The goal of the project is to create a more visible welcoming museum and visitors information centre in Fraser Lake, which will draw more tourists as they pass through the village. The project includes moving the historic museum building across Highway 16 to the southside subdivision, which is adjacent to …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust