BC Hydro names Northern Development as agricultural compensation fund administrator

September 5, 2018 | FORT ST. JOHN BC Hydro has appointed Northern Development Initiative Trust as the financial administrator of its Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund. The $20-million fund, launched earlier this year, supports agricultural priorities, such as production and economic activity, in the Peace Region. The fund reflects BC Hydro’s recognition of the role agriculture plays in the Peace River region and the potential effects of the Site C project on agriculture. The Northern Development Initiative Trust was selected through a …

September 05,2018 | Read More »

Connecting British Columbia grants to expand high-speed internet access and grow local economies

September 1, 2018  |  Additional grant funding is now available to help British Columbians living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities gain affordable access to high-speed internet. Local governments and First Nations have identified the high cost of infrastructure as one of the main barriers to expanding internet services in smaller communities around British Columbia. Improved internet service means more people can access high-quality education, good-paying jobs, business opportunities, health care and emergency services. As of Sept. 1, 2018, on …

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