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New Geoscience BC data to spark mineral exploration investment in northern BC

Vancouver, BC – January 23, 2018 Geoscience BC revealed new project data at the AME Roundup conference today that will spark investment in mineral exploration and guide land planning in northern BC. The Search Phase III project data highlights where mineral deposits may be with more accuracy than ever before. This will help the exploration sector, communities, First Nations, and governments to plan future land use and attract investment. Search Phase III covers a remote 9,600 km2 area of north …

January 23,2018 | Read More »

Northern Development and Government of Canada commit $480,000 to First Nations Government Internship program for Northern B.C.

The program will support up to four paid internships in First Nations communities throughout northern B.C. from 2018 to 2020 January 17, 2018 – For Immediate Release – Prince George, B.C. A pilot project that supports First Nations government internships in northern B.C. just received a significant boost thanks to a partnership between Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Government of Canada. The Trust and the Department of Indigenous Services Canada have together committed $480,000 over the next three years …

January 17,2018 | Read More »

New funding programs to drive innovation and economic priorities in the North

Prince George, B.C., January 16, 2018 – For immediate release Northern Development Initiative Trust announced two new funding programs today that will support innovation projects in traditional northern B.C. industries and key community-based strategic economic priorities. The Northern Industries Innovation Fund and the Strategic Initiatives Fund will provide up to $1.65 million annually in grant funding for projects throughout central and northern B.C. These funds are part of the Trust’s ongoing response to mitigate the economic impact of the mountain pine …

January 16,2018 | Read More »

Northern Development and Small Business BC to provide unlimited webinar access to small businesses

Prince George, B.C. – January 10, 2018 – For immediate release Small businesses who participate in the Love Northern BC shop local program and the Supply Chain Connector procurement platform will now have unlimited access to educational webinars, thanks to a one-year partnership between Small Business BC and Northern Development Initiative Trust. The partnership will provide nearly 4,000 eligible businesses unlimited access to close to 300 small business webinars covering more than 40 business topics. The partnership follows a four-month …

January 10,2018 | Read More »

State of the North economic report highlights regional and industry trends

Tuesday January 9, 2017 – For Immediate Release A new report provides a snapshot view of the state of the economy for the entire central and northern B.C. region. The 2017 State of the North economic report has been produced thanks to a partnership between Northern Development Initiative Trust and MNP, and is intended to provide community and business leaders with comprehensive sector-specific and regional data that will help shed light on opportunities and inform investment decisions. The State of …

January 09,2018 | Read More »