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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September 29

New $30 Million Business Incentive Program to Attract Business to Central and Northern BC

New program by Northern Development Initiative Trust improves businesses’ bottom line by up to $10,000 per new job created based on direct capital investment and training expenditures Program lowers the cost of implementing productivity increasing capital equipment Program offers the flexibility to cover any combination of training provider costs and/or on the job training costs for new employees Program funds are directly paid to the business based on performance Prince George, BC –  Northern British Columbia’s business advantages are being …

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September 26

CBC Radio 1 interviews CEO Janine North regarding Northwest Power Line Study

Northern Development CEO, Janine North, was interviewed by CBC Radio 1 regarding the release of the Mining Association of British Columbia’s Report on the Electrification of the Highway 37 Corridor. Janine discusses the report that projects electrifying 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 (2.7 mb MP3) Concurrent with the release of the Report, …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust