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Listen to Northern Development’s CEO be interviewed about the boom times in northern B.C.

Victoria, B.C.’s CFAX 1070am interviewed Northern Development Initiative Trust CEO Janine North July 31 about the wave of investment planned for northern B.C.

With more than $60 billion in capital investment headed for the province’s largest geographic region, find out why more and more British Columbians are looking north where the cost of living is lower and jobs are aplenty.

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August 01,2012 | Read More »

Boot camp to help northern BC businesses bloom amid the coming wave of investment

Northern Development’s contractor-supplier boot camp will help businesses ready themselves and their workers to take on a major wave of capital investment across the north. Northern BC is expected to enjoy more than $60 billion in capital investment in the coming years, but small and medium-sized contractors and suppliers might not yet have the tools they need to cash in on the tidal wave of capital that will hit the region. Last month, Northern Development Initiative Trust delivered its first contractor-supplier …

July 26,2012 | Read More »

Communities Showcase Economic Development Initiatives Online in Partnership with Northern Development

PRINCE GEORGE – Hundreds of businesses, non-profits, First Nations, and local governments in central and northern British Columbia are showcasing business expansion and economic development projects in their communities in partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust via the launch of the ‘Building A Stronger North’ web portal.  Over $1 billion in new investment in the region is creating more than 5,000 jobs across forty communities. “We are excited to launch this website that will enable businesses, non-profits, First Nations, and …

May 01,2012 | Read More »

Northern Development Partners With The BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association In Five Year Funding Agreement

“A Huge Step Forward” – New Funding Agreement For First Nations Skills Training Begins Prince George, BC – The British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association(BC AMTA) is pleased to announce a new funding agreement has been reached with Northern Development Initiative Trust. The agreement begins today and provides for a five year funding formula. “This agreement will contribute to long term sustainability for our programming,” said David Watkins, Chair, Board of Directors, BC AMTA. “It is proof that BC AMTA’s results …

March 08,2012 | Read More »

Northern Entrepreneurs Praise First Innovation Bootcamps

Innovation is alive and thriving in northern BC as evidenced by the turn out at the first-time Northern Innovation Bootcamps. Over sixty participants attended a one-day workshop session held in the communities of Fort St. John, Prince George and Terrace from November 1st to 3rd, 2011. The session was designed for entrepreneurs with a great idea who need to know the resources and support available to take their idea from concept to commercialization. Northern Development Initiative Trust (Northern Development), in …

November 14,2011 | Read More »

Northwest BC Communities Invite New Investment with the Launch of “Invest Northwest BC”

NORTHWEST BRITISH COLUMBIA – The communities of northwest British Columbia are combining their efforts to spur development and attract new investment with the launch of ‘Invest Northwest BC’ – www.investnorthwestbc.ca. ‘Invest Northwest BC’ provides detailed information on over $15 billion dollars of major projects and investment opportunities planned in the region. Northwest British Columbia has a wealth of under-developed forest, mineral, and coastal resources with numerous large-scale projects underway and planned within the coming decade. Every northwest community, recognizing the …

October 04,2011 | Read More »

$100 Million Commitment By Northern Development Results in Over $1 Billion in Partnered Investments

Central and northern British Columbia continues to excel in utilizing the Northern Development Initiative Trust to innovate and drive the economy during the ‘Northern Decade’. To date, $100 million has been committed by Northern Development into eight hundred and three individual projects totaling over $1 billion in total project investments in central and northern BC. These investments were made ‘by northerners – for northerners’ and funds have flowed into projects where communities, First Nations and businesses are taking leadership in …

May 17,2011 | Read More »

Northern Development and City of Prince George Agree to Partner on a Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption and Incentives Program

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Northern Development Initiative Trust Board has approved a concept proposed by the City of Prince George for a new and aggressive incentive program aimed at encouraging housing and commercial development in the City’s downtown. This bold and innovative new program will be focused on providing an immediate financial incentive for developers that is significantly more attractive than existing Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption programs currently available. The goal of the partnership program will be to encourage …

February 05,2011 | Read More »

Burns Lake’s Community-Owned Theatre Adding State-of-the-Art Projection Equipment

A spokesman for the Lakes District Film Society, the non-profit organization that purchased the Beacon Theatre in August, confirmed today that the local cinema will be installing a new digital projector and sound system this month. “We’ve contracted The ProjecTech Group of Calgary, Alberta to convert the Beacon Theatre to digital projection,” Michael Riis-Christianson, president of the society, said today. “When the work is completed, the Beacon Theatre will be one of the smallest cinemas in British Columbia to be …

December 02,2010 | Read More »

Northern Development – Partnering with Local Governments and Towns for Tomorrow

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Board of Directors of the Northern Development Initiative Trust are pleased to announce Northern Development as a local government funding partner for eligible Towns for Tomorrow projects. On October 14th, the Province of British Columbia opened the 2010/2011 application intake for Towns for Tomorrow funding, a program that provides municipalities and regional districts with capital funding for healthy living, sustainable environmental management, and job creation projects. Northern Development can financially partner with municipalities and regional …

October 28,2010 | Read More »

New Northwest Economic Developers Focused on Creating Positive Regional Impacts

Northern Development Initiative Trust is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Derek Baker for the position of Economic Development Officer for the Prince Rupert and Port Edward Economic Development Commission as well as Evan van Dyk for the position of Economic Development Officer for the Terrace Economic Development Authority. Both Derek and Evan have worked with communities across central and northern British Columbia as Economic Development Interns with Northern Development Initiative Trust.  Through their internships, they are bringing experience …

July 31,2010 | Read More »

Eighty-Five Communities and First Nations Hire Grant Writers in 2010

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Northern Development’s popular Grant Writing Support program is already fully subscribed for the 2010 year. “The Grant Writing Support program ensures that communities and First Nations will be able to hire a grant writer to access programs and dollars from any funding source to provide needed investments in community infrastructure and services,” stated Northern Development Chair Evan Saugstad. “This program has consistently produced the highest return on investment of any program offered by Northern Development.” The …

May 19,2010 | Read More »

Northern Development Announces Economic Development Internship Program

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust is pleased to announce the establishment of an Economic Development Internship program focused on identifying talented business graduates from northern educational institutions that are seeking careers in local government and rural economic development. The internship will provide a unique immersed program of training and experience that will lead to local governments in the region having a resource for recruiting qualified economic development professionals. “We are very pleased to announce the hiring of …

May 03,2010 | Read More »

Northern Development and BDC Join Forces to Bolster Capital Available in Region

Prince George, BC – The (Northern Development) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) have signed an agreement to help central and northern BC’s manufacturing businesses and suppliers access up to $200 million in incremental capital over the next decade to grow in today’s global marketplace. The loan guarantee partnership agreement targets small and medium-sized businesses in central and northern BC’s resource processing, manufacturing and supply sectors. It provides eligible projects and borrowers with the opportunity to access loan …

April 21,2010 | Read More »

First Nations Bands Throughout BC to Benefit from Grant Writing Support Program

PRINCE GEORGE, BC | VANCOUVER, BC – and the New Relationship Trust are expanding their partnership to further increase the capacity of First Nations throughout BC to access funding for priority projects within their communities through Northern Development’s Grant Writing Support program. Northern Development provides a total program of $405,000 each year for communities and First Nations that hire a four month grant writer in the local area to write at least $200,000 in applications that will benefit community projects. …

April 09,2010 | Read More »

CEO Janine North Honoured at BIV’s Influential Women in Business Awards

Northern focus Janine North has leveraged her experience in agriculture and forestry to prove women can be successful in B.C.’s resource sector Joel McKay Janine North thinks being a woman in B.C.’s male-dominated resource sector gives her an edge. “I have never faced a glass ceiling,” said North, 49. “Being a woman allows you to bring a different or unexpected skill set, and I see that as an advantage not a disadvantage.” Northern Development Chief Executive Officer Janine North speaks …

April 06,2010 | Read More »

Northwest Power Line Coalition Releases Online Video

Dease Lake — The Northwest Power Line Coalition today released a short video online to help educate and inform British Columbians about the possibilities and benefits of the construction of a transmission line up Highway 37 in British Columbia’s northwest. “We have put together a short video to expose the opportunity the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) represents to British Columbians and our friends in neighbouring jurisdictions,” announced Coalition Co-Chair Janine North. “We think it’s an excellent tool to inform the …

March 26,2010 | Read More »

Northern Electrification Moves Forward

BC TRANSMISSION CORPORATION INFORMATION BULLETIN January 28, 2010 VANCOUVER – BC Transmission Corporation (BCTC) has submitted an Environmental Assessment Certificate Application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) for the proposed Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) Project. The proposed project is a 335 km, 287 kV transmission line between Skeena Substation (near Terrace) and a new substation to be built near Bob Quinn Lake. This new line would provide a secure interconnection point for clean generation projects; provide a reliable supply …

January 30,2010 | Read More »

Grant Writer Funding Partnership Will Benefit Central and Northern BC First Nation Communities

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – and the New Relationship Trust are partnering to further increase the capacity of First Nations in central and northern BC to access funding for priority projects within their communities through Northern Development’s Grant Writing Support program. In 2009, twenty-seven First Nations accessed Northern Development’s Grant Writing Support Program to great success. The New Relationship Trust is investing $125,000 for the 2010 year to support additional expansion of the program to the eighty-five First Nation communities within …

January 29,2010 | Read More »

Northern BC Enterprising Non-Profits Orientation Sessions Announced for April 2010

Enterprising Non-Profits (ENP) has announced upcoming orientation sessions in April 2010 in Williams Lake, Valemount and Terrace.  ENP is a funding program that provides matching grants to non-profit organizations in BC that are planning for the start or expansion of a social enterprise business. To apply for funding, organizations are required to attend this one-day orientation session. Williams Lake – Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 Valemount – Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Terrace – Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 The orientation session covers: …

January 13,2010 | Read More »

Government of Canada and Northern Development Invest in New Biomass Company in Cariboo

Williams Lake, BC – Pioneer Biomass, a new subsidiary of the Pioneer Group, will soon be operational with funding support from the Government of Canada’s ‘Community Adjustment Fund’ and Northern Development Initiative Trust’s ‘Capital Investment and Training Rebate’ program.  The Pioneer Group is a family owned business that includes log homes, land development, logging, trucking and forest management. The Government of Canada, through the Community Adjustment Fund, provided $1,150,000 toward the project as part of the $20 million repayable loan …

December 18,2009 | Read More »

Northern Development Catalyst for Job Creation in Northeast BC

Dawson Creek, BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust announced today that Greensmart Manufacturing Ltd. has been approved for funding under Northern Development’s Capital Investment and Training Rebate program to support the creation of fifty-three new jobs to bring the manufacturing enterprise to approximately 200 jobs, a major driver in the Peace Region economy. Greensmart Manufacturing Ltd. manufactures modular homes, well site office structures, commercial buildings, hotels, motels and affordable living complexes.  Over the past several months, production has increased substantially …

December 15,2009 | Read More »

Government of Canada and Northern Development Invest in Northeast Livestock Industry

Dawson Creek, BC – The Dawson Creek Exhibition Association plans to rebuild the Northeast Regional Auction Mart with funding support from the Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Government of Canada’s Community Adjustment Fund.   The auction facility, which started operation in 1957 and services the whole northeast region of British Columbia, was destroyed by fire in 2004.  The rebuilding project will provide a key agricultural service to ranchers in northeast BC. The Government of Canada, through the Community Adjustment Fund, …

December 15,2009 | Read More »

Northern Development Announces Funding for Two Northeast Projects

Fort St. John BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust Chair Evan Saugstad and members of the Northeast Regional Advisory Committee met today and are pleased to announce funding for two projects in northeast BC. “The communities of northeast British Columbia continue to diversify and develop their economies,” stated Northern Development Chair Evan Saugstad.  “These projects create employment and enhance the experiences of both residents and visitors to our region.” The Dawson Creek Golf and Country Club has been approved for …

December 11,2009 | Read More »

Northern Development Supports North Peace Agricultural Producers

Fort St. John, BC – A loan of nearly $1 million from the Northern Development Initiative Trust will help the North Pines Farmer’s Institute purchase and operate a grain elevator and rail head, creating jobs and supporting agriculture producers in the North Peace Region. “Agriculture is the essence and the foundation of the community,” stated Larry Houley, President, North Pines Farmer’s Institute. “The ability to load out bulk commodities like grains, oilseeds, peas, and unload bulk fertilizer eliminates trucking costs …

December 11,2009 | Read More »

North Pacific Cannery Project Featured On CFTK-TV

CFTK-TV News featured the Port Edward Historical Society’s major historical renovation project at the North Pacific Cannery that was initiated this past summer with financial support from Northern Development Initiative Trust’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities funding program.      In 2009, the Port Edward Historical Society initiated upgrades to the North Pacific Cannery for inclusion of a multi-purpose event space that will increase North Pacific Cannery’s roll as a cultural “nexus” in the region and create a new platform …

December 09,2009 | Read More »

Northern BC Companies to Benefit from Proposed Pine Pass Improvements

PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Recently completed studies led by the Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure highlight the opportunities for economic growth in northern BC if improvements are made to several structures in the Pine Pass. The studies focused on eight low clearance overhead railway crossings and the Salmon River and Parsnip bridges located between Quesnel and Dawson Creek. For years, industry has stated that the existing height and width constraints hamper their ability …

November 30,2009 | Read More »

Northern Development Board Appoints New Chair and Approves $3 Million in New Investments

Northern Development Initiative Trust announced today the approval of eighteen community and industry investments totalling over $3.0 million in grant and loan funding toward new projects with a total value exceeding $9.4 million. A significant number of investments have been committed to in communities and rural regions throughout central and northern British Columbia, including job creation incentives approved-in-principle to two companies that are committed to creating 77 new manufacturing positions. Pioneer Biomass located in Williams Lake will use the Capital …

November 25,2009 | Read More »

Congratulations to Prince George Airport on Securing First 747 Landing

The Chair and Board of Directors of the Northern Development Initiative Trust are pleased to congratulate the Board and staff of the Prince George Airport Authority on the arrival of the first 747 aircraft that landed today for refueling. Prince George residents in cars lined the roads on the airport perimeter and dignitaries were bussed to the refueling pad, all with a front row seat to see the big bird land. The emotion in the crown was loud and proud with …

November 17,2009 | Read More »

Five Years of Northern Development Success

Northern British Columbia will soon celebrate five years of investments by the Northern Development Initiative Trust to help the regions’ communities reach their economic potential. In five short years, forty communities, nine regional districts and thirty-eight First Nations communities across 70% of BC have collectively seen 451 projects successfully funded by Northern Development. The return on the BC Government’s initial investment of $185 million will soon top 28%. Over $43 million in capital has been invested into communities and businesses …

November 06,2009 | Read More »

Technology scholarships offered in Central and Northern BC

View this article online:  Prince George Citizen Written by Bernice Trick – Citizen staff Published: Friday, 23 October 2009 Grade 12 students in B.C. central and northern school districts have a unique opportunity to win scholarship awards during competitions where new technologies are created. The program is a partnership between Northern Development Initiative Trust and B.C. Innovation Council which together have contributed $225,000 as winning scholarship money. The scholarships will be awarded through competitions called Idea Mashups in which the …

October 23,2009 | Read More »

Young Innovator Scholarship Fund to Award $225,000 to Innovative Students

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Grade twelve students from central and northern British Columbia now have access to a $225,000 Young Innovator Scholarship Fund based on their winning ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship. The scholarship fund is a partnership between Northern Development Initiative Trust (Northern Development) and the BC Innovation Council (BCIC). BCIC has contributed $150,000 and Northern Development has contributed $75,000 in support of this program. The scholarships will be awarded through “Idea MashUP” competitions, where students in high schools across …

October 20,2009 | Read More »

CBC Radio 1 interviews CEO Janine North regarding Northwest Transmission Line

Northern Development CEO, Janine North, was interviewed by CBC Radio 1 regarding the Government of Canada’s announcement of $130 million in Green Infrastructure Funding invested in the Northwest Transmission Line. Janine discusses the transmission line project that would electrify Highway 37 could directly trigger up to 10 mines, 10,700 jobs, $15 billion in investment and potentially up to $300 million in annual tax revenues in the region. Download CBC Radio 1 interview (4.0 mb MP3)

September 18,2009 | Read More »

Northern BC Communities Electrified Over Federal $130 Million Investment in the Northwest Transmission Line

TERRACE, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Communities across central and northern British Columbia were unanimous in their thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada for its announcement of $130 million to ensure that the Northwest Transmission Line is built along Highway 37. “This will enable tremendous industrial development and needed jobs in the northwest, as well as economic benefits to all of BC,” said Terrace Mayor Dave Pernarowski. He’s ecstatic that there is now a combined commitment of …

September 17,2009 | Read More »

Government of Canada Announces $130 million Investment in Northwest Transmission Line

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced funding for the construction of the Northwest Transmission Line in northern British Columbia, which could eventually connect with Alaska, reflecting Canada’s commitment to clean energy.  “Our government is supporting environmentally sound infrastructure and initiatives that promote cleaner, greener energy,” said the Prime Minister. “The Northwest Transmission Line will facilitate the development of green energy and help provide British Columbia’s northern and remote communities with more sustainable and affordable power.” The Government of Canada is supporting …

September 16,2009 | Read More »

Grant Writer Support Program Update

Grant Writer Support Program Update Many communities from across central and northern BC have achieved great success with the Grant Writer Support program.  Since the program’s inception in 2007, thirty-six communities have utilized $451,500 in Northern Development grants to hire sixty-one grant writers for four months each.  These grant writers applied for a total of $27.9 million in grants for small communities. Communities are achieving success rates of up to 91% in terms of grant applications made to the provincial …

September 01,2009 | Read More »

Government of Canada Works With Northern Development Initiative Trust to Invest in Over 1,100 Northern British Columbia Jobs

Prince George, British Columbia – On August 24, 2009, The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, The Honourable Jay Hill, MP for Prince George Peace River and the Leader of Government in the House of Commons, and Bruce Sutherland, Chair of Northern Development Initiative Trust announced business loan funding of almost $20 million towards seven businesses investing $67.8 million in capital improvements throughout central and northern British Columbia and creating many new jobs in resource dependent communities. The Government …

August 25,2009 | Read More »

$30 Million Federal Investment In Central and Northern BC

Prince George, BC – Today, the Honourable Jay Hill, Member of Parliament for Prince George – Peace River and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, along with Bruce Sutherland, Chair of Northern Development Initiative Trust, announced funding for communities across central and northern British Columbia through the Community Adjustment Fund. “There was a huge demand for the Community Adjustment Fund from central and …

August 12,2009 | Read More »

Northern Development Announces Grant Writer Funding for First Nations

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust will be broadening its Grant Writing Support program to include 85 First Nations from central and northern BC. “The Grant Writing Support program ensures that communities and First Nations will be able to hire a grant writer to access programs and dollars from any funding source to provide needed investments in community infrastructure and services. This program has the highest return on investment of any program offered by Northern Development,” said Northern …

July 06,2009 | Read More »

Communities Welcome Change of Leadership at Ridley Terminals

Communities across central and northern BC welcome the change in leadership at Ridley Terminals and look forward to a new era of cooperation between Ridley Terminals, resource industries and communities across western Canada. Ridley Terminals is a key asset of Canada’s ‘Northern Gateway’ port infrastructure. The terminal and deepwater port berths have the potential to dramatically expand Western Canada’s resource industry shipments of coal, wood pellets, sulphur and other bulk products to the world. We welcome Bud Smith as new …

July 01,2009 | Read More »

Ridley Terminals – Key to Northern BC’s Economic Future

Over 30 communities and 350,000 people are connected to the future of Ridley Terminals as a public asset that moves the resources that drive our economy to the world. Central and northern BC is the growth engine of BC’s economy producing two thirds of our provincial exports. Industries based in our communities depend on the Port of Prince Rupert and Ridley Terminals as key parts of our vision to be a ‘knowledge based resource economy connected to the world’. The …

June 02,2009 | Read More »

Northern Development Delivers $10 Million Community Adjustment Fund for Federal Government

Prince George, British Columbia – Today, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding for the Northern Development Initiative Trust to help communities across northern British Columbia take advantage of the Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) aimed at helping create jobs and maintain employment in communities hard hit by the current economic slowdown. “Our Government understands that northern BC communities and families have been hit hard by the global recession,” said Minister of State Yelich. “That’s …

May 22,2009 | Read More »

Government of Canada Launches $1-Billion Community Adjustment Fund

Northern Development is pleased to advise that Western Economic Diversification is now accepting applications to the Community Adjustment (CAF) Fund Program. Direct website links for program information and application forms are provided below. Intake Deadlines Please take note of the CAF intake deadlines of June 5 and June 26, 2009. Projects received by June 5 may be reserved for consideration following the June 26 deadline. No more than 50 per cent of available funds will be allocated to proposals received by …

May 15,2009 | Read More »

Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Fund Now Available

Northern Development is pleased to advise that Western Economic Diversification is now accepting applications to the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program. Direct website links for program information and application forms are provided below. Municipalities, regional districts, First Nations and non?profit groups in central and northern BC can also access Northern Development’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program for RInC projects that focus on: improving or expanding existing facilities; increasing the number of events held annually in the community; and contributing to …

May 12,2009 | Read More »

All-Wood Fibre Adds Eleven New Jobs in Prince George

Prince George, BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust announced today that All-Wood Fibre Ltd. has been approved under Northern Development’s Capital Investment and Training Rebate program. All-Wood Fibre Ltd. is expanding their capacity to grind, chip and process fibre to supply the bio-energy sector in order to meet the increased demand in areas of central and northern British Columbia heavily impacted by the mountain pine beetle epidemic. With the support of Northern Development’s Capital Investment and Training program, All-Wood Fibre …

May 11,2009 | Read More »

Eighty Three Jobs in Northeast BC Created with the Support of Northern Development

Dawson Creek, BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust announced today that Greensmart Manufacturing Ltd. has been approved under Northern Development’s ‘Capital Investment and Training Rebate’ program. Greensmart Manufacturing Ltd. manufactures modular homes, well site office structures, commercial buildings, hotels, motels and affordable living complexes.  Production is being increased to meet the demands of new opportunities including pre-manufactured school buildings, projects in Fort McMurray and the 2010 Olympics. As a result, their existing facility will be expanded and 83 new full-time jobs …

May 06,2009 | Read More »

Financial Coordinator – Temporary Position – Career Opportunity

Do you have the analytical, problem solving and organizational skills to provide financial support to communities throughout northern BC? Will your skills strengthen a collaborative team of Northern Development staff and community economic development professionals focused on attracting investment and new business to the region? Providing superb accounting support and contract administration to over 40 communities and managing multiple project responsibilities while meeting challenging deadlines in support of a board responsible for this regional economic development corporation must be your …

May 02,2009 | Read More »

Northern Development’s Expanded ‘Community Funding Resources’ Section Now Online

Prince George, BC — May 1, 2009 — Northern Development Initiative Trust announced today that website upgrades including an expansion to the ‘Community Funding Resources’ section are now online. Included in the newly expanded ‘Community Funding Resources’ section is a vast selection of detailed funding program summaries to assist users in their quest for funding opportunities. Organization and navigation of the site has also been improved, and by organizing the information into five main sections, it will be easier to identify …

May 01,2009 | Read More »

Kitimat Officially Opens Multi-Use Recreation Facility

On April 4th, the District of Kitimat held the grand opening of the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre. This major infrastructure project has been supported by Northern Development with a $1.65 million zero interest loan and a $30,000 grant via the Community Halls and Recreation Facilities funding program. The major renovation of the pool cost close to $15 million. The pool incorporates a state-of-the-art mechanical air handling system, electrical system, and most importantly, a water system which will help to conserve …

April 08,2009 | Read More »

Northern BC Enterprising Non-Profits Orientation Sessions Announced

Enterprising Non-Profits (ENP) has announced upcoming orientation sessions in March and April 2009 in Quesnel, Bella Coola, Kitimat, Burns Lake, and Vanderhoof.  ENP is a funding program that provides matching grants to non-profit organizations in BC that are planning for the start or expansion of a social enterprise business. To apply for funding, organizations are required to attend this one-day orientation session. Quesnel – Monday, March 30, 2009 Bella Coola – Tuesday, April 7, 2009 Kitimat – Tuesday, April 21, …

March 27,2009 | Read More »