Northern Development approves $250,000 for Logan Lake Campground expansion and other news

August 28, 2014


Logan Lake – Logan Lake is an ideal community for attracting outdoor enthusiasts and campers from across the province. The community offers a pristine natural environment of mountains, lakes and forests, making Logan Lake the perfect destination for mountain biking, hiking, dirt biking and horseback riding. The Logan Lake Campground expansion is a much-needed foundation of support for the community in order to satisfy the increase of recreational tourism to the area.

New picnic tables and fire pits will be installed at all of the campsites, which will also be graded again for improved comfort and access. The fire pits will be built with recycled brick taken from the Logan Lake Village Plaza, which recently underwent renovations. The landscaping and irrigation system will also be upgraded, and a new fish gutting station will be installed for visiting anglers. Accessibility between the campground and the neighbouring golf course will be improved, increasing the ease with which pedestrian traffic will flow between these two amenities.
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Fort St. John – Northern Development approves $250,000 for North Peace Airport parking upgrades.
The North Peace Regional Airport is expanding its parking facilities again to meet ongoing demand from increased passenger traffic. In July, Northern Development’s board of directors approved a $250,000 grant to support the expansion. Increased economic activity in the region, mostly related to the oil and gas sector, has continued to put pressure on the airport. Passenger traffic through the airport in 2013 totalled 186,104, representing a 30% increase in traffic compared with the year before. North Peace Airport expects total passenger numbers in 2014 to exceed 200,000.
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Tumbler Ridge – The District of Tumbler Ridge has placed economic diversification near the top of its priority list as it moves forward with the development of a new tourist information centre. In July, Northern Development’s board of directors approved a $250,000 grant to support the development of a post and beam information and interpretive centre that will showcase the area’s local history and unique attractions. Tumbler Ridge, a community of 2,700 in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is home to several unique attractions, including dinosaur fossil tours, a palaeontology research centre and Monkman Provincial Park’s Kinuseo Falls, which is taller than Niagara Falls. The community’s new tourist information and interpretive centre, a $1.5 million project, will include large open spaces, vaulted ceilings, wheelchair accessibility, a meeting room, gift shop, local history sections and also house offices for the local chamber of commerce and community development officer.
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Kitimat – From doom to boom – the District of Kitimat’s local economy has rebounded with billions of dollars in existing and proposed major industrial developments. Only a few short years ago, the town of 9,000 faced an exodus of locals in the wake of two industrial plant closures. But now, with a variety of major projects planned and underway such as Rio Tinto Alcan’s aluminum smelter upgrade, LNG Canada, the Pacific Trails Pipeline and Coastal Gas Link project, Kitimat appears to be the king of economic development comebacks.But how did the District pull it off?Northern Development recently got in touch with Rose Klukas, Economic Development Officer for the District of Kitimat, to get the run down on the doom times, the District’s investment focus and how it plans to overcome growing pains and capitalize on the coming surge of development.Read the full interview here.


Prince George – Northern Development has approved $13,425 in funding to bring a series of business readiness workshops to Prince George in preparation for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Northern Development is helping to prepare businesses to gear up for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. In partnership with Initiatives Prince George, Downtown Prince George and Community Futures Development Corporation, the Trust is working to bring several Canada Winter Game business readiness workshops to Prince George.
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Success Story – Otway Technical Building readies Prince George to host major ski competitions. Read the full story here.

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