March 2, 2020
Prince George, B.C. – A new community has officially joined the Love Northern BC website. The Village of Clinton, located approximately 400 kilometres south of Prince George, is now the 32nd community on the site under the official web address: www.loveclinton.com
Love Northern BC began in 2011 as Small Town Love, a Quesnel-based grassroots initiative. Its purpose was to create an online platform to showcase and support local businesses competing against chain stores and online retail. In 2016, Northern Development expanded Small Town Love into a movement including 31 communities and spanning vast distances through ongoing committed funding and support. Through partnerships between the Trust and local community champions, the program has become Love Northern B.C. – the largest shop local program in Canada.
In February 2019, a new, mobile-friendly Love Northern B.C website was launched with the ability to add smaller communities such as Clinton.
Now when you visit lovenorthernbc.com you can find the new Love Clinton shops and all of the other communities and businesses that characterize beautiful Northern B.C.
Angela Smith, Community Development Coordinator, Village of Clinton
“Love Northern BC is an invaluable tool we can use to promote our local, independent businesses right here in Clinton. There are so many hidden gems in our community that people are missing out on. The Love Clinton website is giving our businesses some well-deserved exposure!”
Joel McKay, CEO, Northern Development Initiative Trust
“We are so pleased to welcome the Village of Clinton to our Love Northern BC community and we look forward to bringing even more of our smaller communities on board in the near future. Northern B.C. has so much to offer and we are thrilled to help showcase all of the retailers, services and artisans in our region.”