October 24

New Business Incentives Featured in the Prince George Citizen

Written by MARK NIELSEN Citizen staff    Thursday, 23 October 2008 view article on the Prince George Citizen website Northern Development is offering businesses up to $10,000 for each new job they create in central and northern B.C. under a new rebate program that’s the first of its kind in Canada, according to economic development manager Brodie Guy. The first cheque is yet to be sent out — the program was launched at the start of the month — but by …

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October 23

Innovative Clean Energy Fund – Now Accepting Proposals

The Province will provide a further $25 million to develop innovative, clean energy projects in British Columbia’s rural communities through the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund. The Province is now accepting proposals for innovative, clean energy projects in British Columbia’s rural communities. View the provincial government’s news release. (PDF – 19KB) Eligible proposals are welcome from anywhere in British Columbia, but the projects must be situated within the Northern Development Initiative Trust Region, the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust Region, …

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October 23

Mayor Saugstad Interviewed on Highway 97 Overpass Economic Impacts

Chetwynd Mayor Evan Saugstad, Chair of Northern Development’s Northeast Regional Advisory Committee, was interviewed by CJDC News regarding the economic development impacts of overpasses on Highway 97 north of the Pine Pass. Transportation study in works for Pine Pass Written by Citizen staff    Friday, 17 October 2008 View this article on the Prince George Citizen website The Ministry of Transportation is in the process of commissioning a study to look at improvements to Highway 97 north at the Pine Pass. …

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October 17

Provincial Rural Internet Connectivity Grant Application Deadline Approaching

Northern Development recognizes that broadband internet connectivity is a strategically important economic development driver for our region, particularly for rural and remote communities in central and northern BC.  We encourage all communities, non-profits, and businesses within the region seeking Provincial funding support for infrastructure required to deliver internet connectivity to homes and businesses in rural and remote areas to apply to the recently announced Connecting Citizens Grant Program. The application deadline is November 7, 2008. About the Network BC Connecting …

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October 01

Fort St. James Looks For Big Impacts from Community Funding

Prince George, BC – Northern Development Initiative Trust announced funding today for three projects totalling $120,000 for the community of Fort St. James. The three projects will expand the town’s tourism appeal and recreational opportunities, and provide new training opportunities in industrial catering and culinary arts. Mayor Rob MacDougall announces funding for a number of exciting community economic development projects in the Fort St. James area Embracing Our Roots is an initiative by the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce …

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September 30

Northern BC Business Advantage Program Featured on CBC Radio – BC Almanac

Northern Development’s new business incentive program for central and northern British Columbia was featured on BC Almanac, hosted by Mark Forsyth, on CBC Radio 1 this afternoon.  Mark Forsyth provides an overview of the Northern BC Business Advantage program and interviews Janine North, Chief Executive Office of Northern Development regarding the new program and how business can access the new incentive to support job creation and economic development within the region. Download the BC Almanac Interview (2.0 mb MP3) To …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust