May 23, 2024

Quesnel Council Urges Hotel Development & Revitalization

QUESNEL – Council provided first & second readings for proposed Bylaw 1959 Hotel Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw, which will motivate new hotel development and, upgrades to existing hotel/motel accommodation.

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Applications will be considered for a period of five years following adoption of the bylaw or when $250,000,000.00 of assessed value of improvements under the Revitalization Program have been reached.

Outstanding Athlete to Receive Honorary Degree

PRINCE GEORGE – Carey Price, a world-renowned goaltender, role model for Indigenous youth, and philanthropist, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Northern British Columbia during the 2024 Convocation ceremony at the Prince George campus on May 31.

Price has an impressive list of achievements both on and off the ice. From a childhood spent in his home community of Anahim Lake through to his career as an award-winning goaltender for the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens and beyond, Price has inspired countless Canadians, fostered empowering community connections and become known for his tireless charitable efforts throughout northern B.C. and across the country. See full story here.


Have Your Say On Stormwater Management Funding

PRINCE GEORGE – The City of Prince George will use resident feedback to determine how stormwater management will be funded to ensure the system operates safely and efficiently for years to come. The City is looking to create a dedicated stormwater management fund and is seeking input on how this could work via an online survey launching today.

The survey, along with background information on the City’s massive $380-million stormwater system—comprising a network of pipes, drains, and other infrastructure—can be found here: Stormwater Infrastructure Fund | Get Involved Prince George


Northern Development Launches Digital State Of The North Dashboard

SMITHERS – Northern Development Initiative Trust officially launched a new, fully digital State of the North economic dashboard.

Today, all of that data is now available on one website. Users can compare statistics going back to 2017 on various topics including housing, the labour market, population, and key Northern B.C. industries such as forestry, energy, mining, and oil and gas.

Read full story here.


Prince Rupert’s Construction on Water and Sewer Lines

PRINCE RUPERT – With funding now secured and the first area of work mapped out, the City of Prince Rupert has BIG plans for water and sewer infrastructure coming down the pipe over the next few years. At a recent Council meeting, staff provided a presentation to Council of the proposed corridors slated for major water and sewer line replacements in the first year of construction.

The Big Infrastructure Gap (BIG) project is the City of Prince Rupert’s plan to upgrade and replace the most critical of our aged water and sewer infrastructure. There are significant areas (26 km total) that have been identified as priorities for replacement. Given the volume of work needed to be done as well as design work needed, the schedule for work may be variable. See full report here.


City of Terrace Announces 2024 Order of Terrace Recipients

TERRACE – On Monday, May 13, the City of Terrace announced six new members for the Order of Terrace, an award given to select individuals in recognition of outstanding contributions to the wellbeing of the community.

The 2024 recipients include the following individuals: Patti Chapman, Lynne Christiansen, Marylin Davies, Bonnie Juniper, Michael Kenyon and Carol Leclerc. See full report here.


Enhanced Patrols Coming Downtown Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE – Council approved enhanced collaborative patrols between Prince George Fire Rescue, Prince George Bylaw Services and the RCMP in the downtown core area.

The goal of these patrols is to reduce the number of fires and burning complaints in the downtown area, with the further goal of reducing property damage stemming from these fires.

These joint patrols will be between the hours of 10 p.m and 3-4 a.m three times per week for four to six weeks (12 to 18 patrols). Existing budgets for each department will absorb the costs of the extra patrols.

Business Examiner Staff

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