Peace Region non-profits benefit from BC Hydro’s GO Fund

July 31, 2018  |  BC Hydro is donating $70,000 to support seven Peace Region non-profit organizations through its Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund. Award recipients are providing community services and programs in support of literacy, community outreach and accessibility, seniors’ health, and arts and culture. One of the seven recipients, Fort St. John-based Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT), received $10,000 for its NOURISH program. NOURISH works to freeze, dry or can grocery store foods that would otherwise be discarded, and then …

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Anchors aweigh for Queen Charlotte thanks to boat launch improvements

July 30, 2018 | Prince George, B.C. – The Village of Queen Charlotte celebrated the grand opening of the Queen Charlotte Boat Launch Improvement Project today, thanks in part to $250,000 in funding support from Northern Development. As the only boat launch south of Port Clements on Graham Island, improvements to the boat launch were much-needed to ensure safe usage for locals and tourists. Previously built for airplane use, the existing boat ramp design was a basic black top extending …

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Applications accepted to expand high-speed internet access

July 3, 2018 | Prince George, B.C. – Local governments, internet service providers and community organizations can now apply for grant funding to connect high-speed internet for British Columbians who need it the most – those living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. “High costs are one of the main barriers to connecting communities,” said Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services. “This funding will support last-mile projects that will help close the gap between urban and rural areas, and allow B.C.’s smaller communities …

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