December 19

Business Ambassadors to help with Cariboo-Chilcotin wildfire recovery

Williams Lake/Quesnel/Ashcroft, B.C. – December 19, 2017 – For immediate release Businesses and non-profit organizations in wildfire affected communities in the Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet area will soon have additional support thanks to a partnership between Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT), Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC Cariboo Chilcotin, CFDC North Cariboo and CFDC Sun Country) and the Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition (CCBAC). Thanks to this partnership, an Emergency Response Coordinator and Business Ambassadors will work from CFDC offices in Quesnel, Williams Lake and …

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December 18

Enhanced City of Prince George, Northern Development partnership to further stimulate downtown development

At tonight’s Council meeting, Prince George City Council approved changes to the Downtown Incentives Program which promise to help further revitalize the downtown area. The changes to the partnering agreement between the City and Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) will improve the existing program by providing further enticement for developers to invest in downtown housing, which will serve to attract residents to the city centre to live. Northern Development’s board of directors approved the allocation of $1.8 million and amended …

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December 18

Burns Lake Community Forest achieves globally recognized certification

The Burns Lake Community Forest (BLCF) has been granted Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification with Ecotrust Canada, a national non-profit organization. The FSC Forest Management Certification has the most rigorous forest management standards in the world. It is a voluntary market-based system available to forestry organizations who want to demonstrate responsible forest management by having their planning and practices independently reviewed by third-party auditors. The certification helps protect the people, plant and animal species that live around, and depend on, …

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December 15

Grand opening celebrated at West Fraser Aquatic Centre

Williams Lake, B.C. – Thursday, December 14, 2017 Today, the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) and the City of Williams Lake, along with representatives from West Fraser, Northern Development Initiative Trust and the provincial government, celebrated the official grand opening of the Sam Ketcham Pool (SKP) Upgrade Project at the West Fraser Aquatic Centre in the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. The completed project includes a new fitness centre, lap tank, swirl pool, steam room and leisure pool. The leisure area features …

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November 27

Sixth annual BC Buy Local Week underway

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Monday, November 27, 2017 The sixth annual Buy Local Week in BC kicks off today with a record number of participating communities around the province joining together to celebrate local businesses and the big impact of buying locally. “Local businesses make unique contributions to our communities and to our economy, so it is important that shoppers think about buying locally as the holiday shopping season begins,” says Amy Robinson, founder and executive director of LOCO BC, which …

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November 07

Incentive program stimulates Prince George downtown development

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Construction crews have started work on a new, nine-unit condo development at 1694 7th Avenue downtown Prince George, bringing more multi-family housing to the city centre. The project is latest to be eligible for the City’s Multi-Family Housing Incentives Program, a partnership between the City of Prince George and Northern Development, aimed at incenting housing development downtown. The partnership and incentive program have been in place since 2012. Three projects have already benefitted form the incentive …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust