Winter Solstice and shopping local

Winter Solstice signals the time when daylight hours start increasing and the days seem to be getting longer. In the dark days of fall and winter, we rely on lighting to make businesses more welcoming and to extend the hours we can spend outside. Read on to learn how Northern Development has supported businesses and organizations to improve their lighting, including Reid Street Pharmacy in Quesnel and Caledonia Nordic Ski Club in Prince George. On the supply-side of lighting, Westcana Electric has even received funding through the Trust’s business development programs to improve operational efficiency.

This newsletter also focuses on the importance of shopping local. Learn about Love Haida Gwaii through a Q&A with Alanah, community champion for Love Haida Gwaii and the economic development manager at Misty Isles Economic Development Society. Learn more about Love Northern BC, the largest shop-local program in Canada, and about B.C. Buy Local Week, organized by LOCO BC.