March 09

Northern Development CEO Janine North to retire this fall

After a distinguished career of service, Janine North, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Development Initiative Trust, has indicated her desire to retire in the fall of 2016. The Trust’s Board of Directors supports her decision, and will determine the process and timeline for selecting and hiring a new CEO at its next meeting in April. Ms. North will remain CEO until her replacement has been selected and hired, and will work with her successor to ensure a smooth leadership transition. “Janine’s …

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March 04

Forest Innovation Fund will provide support for small business

Up to $1 million two-year fund will provide $50,000 grants to support research and development, new technologies and techniques Forest sector research and development is getting a boost with the help of Northern Development Initiative Trust’s new Forest Innovation Fund. The fund will provide up to $1 million in grants over a two-year period for small and medium-sized companies and community forests engaged in resource extraction, resource processing and supply chain activities related to the forest sector. The Forest Innovation …

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February 25

The sky is the limit for Lillooet with new funding approved to support airport upgrades

LILLOOET – Funds approved through Northern Development’s Economic Diversification Infrastructure program will transform the Lillooet Municipal Airport into a long-term asset that will generate benefits for the local economy. The Trust’s Board of directors approved $122,786 in funding for the airport, which will be used for repairs, a revamping of the fueling system and an updated pilot lounge. The upgrades mean Lillooet can promote the airport to a wider range of users, contributing to increased air traffic in the area …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust