March 30

Peace Region agricultural projects benefit from BC Hydro Agricultural Compensation Fund

FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – Northern Development Initiative Trust announced today that nine Peace Region agricultural projects will receive approximately $190,000 in funding through the BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund (PACF) This is the second time grants have been awarded from the $20 million bi-annual fund, which was established in 2018. 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 the industry. …

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March 18

Open letter regarding COVID-19 response

Open letter to residents, communities and partners in central and northern B.C. regarding COVID-19 response March 18, 2020 With the ever increasing impact of COVID-19 on our province, we want to take this opportunity to confirm our commitment to the people and communities in central and northern B.C. We appreciate these are uncertain times and we are here to provide additional support to our recipients and partners. We encourage you to reach out to the staff at the Trust should …

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March 04

Northern Development approves over $1.4 million in economic development projects in Northern B.C.

Prince George, B.C. – Northern Development today announced the approval of $1,424,018 for eight projects in its service region that seek to enhance and diversify the economy. At its February 26 meeting, Northern Development’s board of directors approved the following projects through the Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program: $250,000 was approved for the Prince Rupert Curling Club for facility upgrades. These upgrades will include a full replacement of the ice making plant facility, which will comply WorkSafe regulations. The club remained …

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March 02

Village of Clinton joins Love Northern BC

Prince George, B.C. – A new community has officially joined the Love Northern BC website. The Village of Clinton, located approximately 400 kilometres south of Prince George, is now the 32nd community on the site under the official web address: Love Northern BC began in 2011 as Small Town Love, a Quesnel-based grassroots initiative. Its purpose was to create an online platform to showcase and support local businesses competing against chain stores and online retail. In 2016, Northern Development …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust