March 18, 2015
Quesnel – Northern Development has approved $9,448 in funding for the Northern Strike Paintball Association to build two speedball paintball fields in Quesnel. The proposed project includes leveling a 400’ x 150’ playing field, removing stumps and clearing brush left from a logging operation. The Northern Strike Paintball Association hosts numerous tournaments and events throughout the year and attracts paintball enthusiasts and competitive teams from throughout British Columbia. The addition of speedball fields is designed to compliment and enhance the existing park, as well as provide new opportunities to attract teams from outside the province, including the ability to host provincial, national and international tournaments. The grant was approved through Northern Development’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program.
Prince George– Northern Development has approved a $20,000 grant for Initiatives Prince George to assist with phase two of the ‘Move Up Prince George’ advertising campaign, which includes social media, transit shelters, billboards, print, mobile and post secondary publications. The initial phase of the project includes a website that highlights job postings, information about living in Prince George, a blog and video testimonials, all in an effort to support workforce attraction efforts to Prince George. The grant was approved through Northern Development’s Marketing Initiatives program.
Smithers – Northern Development has approved $30,000 in funding for the Glenwood Women’s Institute to carry out upgrades at the Glenwood Hall near Smithers. The upgrades include new electrical, heating and water systems, a new water purification system, emergency lighting, kitchen insulation, reconstruction and appliance upgrades, and a new roof and fascia. The Glenwood Community Hall plays an important role in the community as a hub for social gatherings, sports, educational and recreational activities for the Glenwood and Driftwood areas. These upgrades will ensure that the facility is fully accessible to people with physical disabilities, and improve energy efficiency and insulation of the building. The grant was approved through Northern Development’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program.
Bralorne – Northern Development has approved $10,000 in funding for the Bralorne Pioneer Museum that will be used to buy the historic Bralorne Pioneer Motel and Office. The motel and office will be used to re-locate the current Bralorne museum collection. The existing home of the Bralorne Pioneer Museum is a building which has become too small to house the collection. The relocation will also provide the collection with a secure and dry environment. The Bralorne Pioneer Museum Society is considering taking over the operations of the motel, which could generate revenue from its continued operation. The grant was approved through Northern Development’s Capital Investment Analysis program.
Northern Development Initiative Trust