Turbines and Generators Contractor Starts Work on Site C Project

BC Hydro’s Site C project reached a milestone yesterday as the turbines and generators contractor mobilized to the construction site. Voith Hydro Canada, which was awarded the $470-million contract in March 2016, will design, supply and install six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators and associated equipment for Site C. “This is another important step forward for the Site C project,” said Mike Bernier, MLA for Peace River South. “The turbines and generators are a […]

Why I live in the Prince George and support Northern BC

Like many people, I came to Prince George for a ‘bit’. My original plan was to leave the city for a while by way of a teaching job at Prince George’s College of New Caledonia. Since both of my courses were on Wednesdays, I commuted from Calgary every Tuesday and returned to the city on Thursday. Before long though, I’d made friends in PG and was staying over the odd weekend. Before I knew it, […]

Northern B.C. in spotlight at First Nations forum

Northern B.C. was in the spotlight during the first day of the Nation 2 Nation forum in Vancouver on Thursday. Along with an LNG announcement (see related story, page 4), major Prince George names in First Nations culture and in industry populated the conference room at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Some of the highlights included co-moderator Dan George, one of the founders of the Prince George Native Friendship Centre; Ray Gerow, a previous Citizen of […]

Entrepreneur Competition Returns to Rupert

A northwest competition to encourage and help finance younger entrepreneurs is back for its third year. As in its first two years, the business challenge, organized by ThriveNorth, offers a chance for young entrepreneurs to make business pitches before a panel of judges with the prospect of taking home top prizes of $10,000. This year, the pitch competition will be held in Prince Rupert and there’s now an option to vote online. Another change includes […]

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