Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Taking Stock: North Coast Business Scene -- February 2016

The start of the year has been a fairly slow period for the launch of new business ventures in the City, with no new projects making their presence known in Prince Rupert through February.

The early part of the year has however provided for some disappointing news for those who like to shop in the Cow Bay area of the city, with word of the closure of the Posh Pirates store, a popular location that had created quite a bit of buzz during the last few years.

February did provide for a few interesting items to take note of, with a change for a familiar name in the city and the entry of a new financial institution into the Northwest among the reviews for the month, some background on those developments and more can be found below:


The month started out with word of an expansion plan from a financial institution in the province's Northeast, as North Peace Savings and Credit Union moves into the Northwest.

Air Travellers on the North Coast will be looking forward to May, as Air Canada adds a third flight to its Prince Rupert schedule.

February was the month that saw Overwaitea fade from the city's business sector, as the Jim Pattison Group re-branded the local store as a Save On Foods location.

A local transportation group received a bit more attention, as the Thrive North program noted the success of Silver Grizzly Transportation.

February was awards month, with the Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce hosting its annual Business Excellence Awards at the Lester Centre on Saturday night.

And while success was celebrated, the business community lost one of its more popular shopping options, as Posh Pirates made note of the final day of business taking place over the weekend.

You will be able to find the archive for Taking Stock as a part of our larger page dedicated to the commercial sector of the North Coast found here.

We imagine we probably have missed a few here or there, so if you know of a business having opened, or seen the Going out of business sign appear somewhere in the area, drop us a line at our email account of northcoastreviewpr@yahoo.ca

Or send us a short message through our twitter feed of @CharlesHays

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