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Petronas, First Nation sign LNG deal

The Nation 2 Nation conference in Vancouver took a northern turn Thursday when a major advancement was announced on the future of a liquefied natural gas mega-project. The Petronas proposal is a front-runner in the LNG industry’s interest in northern B.C. The Malaysian-based company has a three-part system in the design phase: extraction in the Peace, a pipeline across the northern interior and a shipping terminal on the west coast. The shipping port is critical […]

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 […]

Rupert Small Business Recruitment Suffering

If Rupert small- and mid-sized businesses want to attract and retain workers that may be heading for opportunities on the waterfront with the port, they’ll need to up their training and communications tactics with their workers. Echoing the results of the Prince Rupert-Port Edward Labour Study that show the area will have a hard time attracting workers to the retail and service sectors in the coming years, the Business Development Bank of Canada’s (BDC) 2017 […]

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