January 2016 - Newsletter

In this issue

Three years ago, SpeeDee took advantage of Northern Development’s Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program to improve internal reporting systems, which has resulted in the expansion into new locations, creation of jobs and support for the local economy.

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Glenwood Hall was recently revitalized with the help of Northern Development. The Trust provided $30,000 in funding to upgrade the facility so that it can continue to host local events. Northern B.C. singer songwriter Mark Perry performs his classic song ‘We Danced Here’ to tell the story about what this hall means to the people of the Bulkley Valley.

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Digital marketing might be the backbone of modern investment attraction strategies, but Stewart, B.C. just proved that an old fashioned brochure can still attract industry to town.

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Haida Gwaii is home to more than a hundred locally-owned, independent businesses that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Watch the video to learn more about Love Haida Gwaii – a unique marketing initiative to encourage consumers to shop local! www.lovehaidagwaii.com


Northern Development is proud to be supporting unique festivals and events throughout our region with the Fabulous Festivals and Events funding program.

The program provides non-profit organizations $2500 to help build the sustainability and expansion of local events to attract tourism and build communities. Save the date and check out these events coming soon in Northern B.C.

  • Prince George  |  Coldsnap Winter Music Festival  |  January 22 – 30
  • Bridge River  |  Bridge River Valley Winterfest  |  February 6 – 7
  • Logan Lake  |  Polar Carnival  |  February 6
  • Clinton  |  Clinton Annual Ball  |  May 21
  • Chetwynd  |  International Chainsaw Carving Championship  |  June 9 – 12
  • Atlin  |  Atlin Arts and Music Festival  |  July 8 – 10
  • Quesnel  |  Billy Barker Days  |  July 14 – 17
  • Francois Lake  |  Grassy Plains Summer Festival  |  July 18 – 19
  • Hazelton  |  Kispiox Valley Music Festival  |  July 22 – 24
  • Bella Coola  |  Discovery Coast Music Festival  |  July 23 – 24
  • Terrace  |  Terrace Riverboat Days  |  July 29 – August 7
  • Haida Gwaii  |  Edge of the World Music Festival  |  August 5 – 7
  • Wells  |  Moonrise Film Festival  |  August 19 – 21
  • Barkerville  |  Mid-Autumn Moon Festival  |  August 20
  • Lillooet, Clinton, Logan Lake, Loon Lake  |  Gold Country Geocache Event  |  September 2 – 5
  • Lytton  |  Lytton River Festival  |  September 2 – 3

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We’re excited to launch lovefortstjohn.com this Spring, and celebrate locally owned, independent businesses in Fort St John.

We hope you’ll join us for the launch event…stay tuned!

reception-horzThank you to everyone who joined us during the BC Natural Resources Forum for a reception that marked the conclusion of Northern Development’s 10th Anniversary. CEO Janine North, Board Chair Evan Saugstad, and MLA Mike Morris welcomed guests and reflected on ten outstanding years of building a stronger North. The event was held in partnership with the Ramada Prince George Hotel.

For more event photos, please visit us on Facebook.

February 12, 2016

Please visit our website for application forms for the following funding programs: