LATEST NEWS

August 12

Northern Development offers rebates to businesses affected by forestry downturn

August 12, 2019 Northern Development announced today that it will now offer a consulting rebate to small and medium sized businesses in its service region that may be affected by permanent mill closures or curtailments. The Forestry Affected Business (FAB) Consulting Rebate will reimburse small and medium sized businesses for contracted consulting services. A rebate of up to 75 per cent, to a maximum of $15,000, can be recovered for the cost of hiring a consultant to assist with business …

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August 08

Northern Development announces more than $500,000 for economic development projects in Northern B.C.

Northern Development Initiative Trust is pleased to announce it has approved over a half a million dollars for economic development projects in its service region. At their July 23 meeting, Northern Development’s board of directors approved the following projects through the Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program: $76,760 was approved for the Williams Lake Indian Band for renovations to the Elizabeth Grouse Gymnasium. This project will include the purchase and installation of new flooring, new air conditioning and heating systems, commercial grade …

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August 06

Northern Development announces initial intake for BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund

August 6, 2019 – On Friday, August 2, Northern Development began accepting applications to the BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund (PACF) – the $20 million fund BC Hydro established to support agricultural production and related 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 initial intake allocation is $250,000 and is open to: Corporations, …

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May 01

Northern Development Initiative Trust approves nearly $1 million for economic initiatives in Northern B.C.

Northern Development approved four major projects in its service region that will support and strengthen the local economy through its Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program. At their April 24 meeting, Northern Development’s board of directors approved funding for the following projects: $250,000 was approved for Coast Mountain College (CMTN), Terrace Campus, for the construction of a new community recreation centre. This centre will be accessible by the public and will provide cardio machines, free weights, an open workout zone and a …

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April 26

Northern Development board acclaims new chair, committee members

From left: Wendy Benyk, Joel McKay, Margo Wagner, Lori Ackerman and Carol Leclerc April 26, 2019 – Prince George | Northern Development Initiative Trust announces the acclimation of three new executive members to its board of directors, voted in at the Trust’s annual general meeting on April 24, 2019. For the first time since the inception of the Trust, the board has a female chair and an all-female executive committee. New board chair Margo Wagner is the newly acclaimed Chair …

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April 03

New Housing Programs to assist Northern communities with residential development

A suite of Housing Programs will support local governments in the creation of new, market-based housing units across Northern B.C.
The Housing Needs Assessment Program, the Community Planning for Housing Program and the Northern Housing Incentive Program are designed as a step-by-step process that will assist local governments in all aspects of new residential development.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust
hollyp@northerndevelopment.bc.ca