Saturday, September 1, 2012

Commercial sector developments on the North Coast

A quick reference guide to the Commercial sector of the North coast economy, items of note on store openings and closings, planned developments, commercial taxation and such follows.

Our listing of month by month developments in Prince Rupert/Port Edward, with some links to the retailers of Prince Rupert and Chamber of Commerce can be found here.

The overall archive, featuring items from across the Northwest can be found below:


December 30-- The Wheelhouse Brews up a bounty of hops for the new year  NCR
December 6-- Prince Rupert Wheelhouse Opens December 18th (video)

November 22-- Long time Prince Rupert business set to join up with major Canadian Industrial company  NCR
November 4-- Terrace Brewing company makes it official
November 4-- Skeena Brew Property (video)

October 30-- Carters now open in Prince Rupert
October 28-- Another restaurant option may soon be set to arrive on the North Coast  NCR
October 24-- Sobeys one step closer to closing Canada Safeway purchase  NCR
October 23-- Companies flock to Prince Rupert's Coastal Business Resource Centre
October 22-- Knit one, pearl two? Coastal Fibres has something for you... NCR
October 22-- A & W pushes potential opening to late 2014
October 21-- Familiar Northwest name prepares to enter Prince Rupert Commercial Sector  NCR
October 21-- New dining experience for Prince Rupert soon to arrive on Second Avenue  NCR

September 29-- Ribbon cut at Driving Force in northwestern BC Location
September 26-- Prince Rupert Welcomes New Businesses to the North Coast
September 26-- Prince Rupert Business Development (video)
September 18-- Local Art Gallery shuffled from Skeena Mall in Terrace
September 17-- Art Store in Terrace given 48 Hour Eviction notice
September 11-- Prince Rupert business undertaking massive expansion
September 4-- TriCorp looking forward to opening of new location

August 28-- City delays push back Prince Rupert Brewery opening
August 28-- Terrace co-op land developers still working on plans
August 14-- Northern Industrial Sales grand opening tomorrow (N View e edition Pg A8-9 )
August 8-- Coast Tsimshian now overseeing hotel development
August 7-- Prince Rupert training centre shifting its focus to trades

July 31-- A & W pushes Rupert opening date to 2014 (N View e edition Pg A6)
July 19-- Cow Bay Day set for Saturday  NCR
July 16-- Potential treasures, found off the beaten path at the Argosy NCR
July 15-- Shoppers Drug Mart sold to Loblaw  NCR
July 10-- Cow Bay Day coming (N View e edition pg A15)
July 10-- Prince Rupert Chamber office on the move (N View e edition Pg A8)
July 6-- Fields reopens in Rupert Square NCR
July 4-- Canada Post outlet on the move in Prince Rupert
July 3-- Future of Prince Rupert hotel development to become clear this week
July 3-- Northern Industrial Sales relocating to Cow Bay

June 27-- RONA closes three BC locations, Prince Rupert location Not on the list  NCR
June 19-- Sponsorship shouldn't be a four letter word
June 18-- New Prince Rupert Restaurants (video)
June 13-- Changing the "S" on the local grocery store? NCR
June 13-- Lights out and locked doors for Prince Rupert's The Chad Smoke Shop  NCR
June 7-- Smithers Merchants Extend Evening Hours
June 7-- Smithers Merchants Open late (video)
June 6-- CityWest explores expansion prospects in Houston NCR

May 29-- CityWest makes change to Internet support process  NCR
May 28-- Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce claims Chamber of the Year Award NCR
May 22-- Kitimat Hotel proposal (video)
May 22-- Kitimat sees new hotel complex proposal
May 8-- Lax Kw'alaams and Britco sign partnership deal NCR

April 24-- A gift horse in the mouth... (N View e edition pg 4)
April 22-- Coastal Business Resource Centre opening in Prince Rupert in June
April 19-- City of Terrace sells part of co-op property
April 18-- Big New Building (video)
April 17-- $30 million multi-use building planned for downtown Prince Rupert
April 15-- CityWest changing office hours in Prince Rupert  NCR
April 6-- Tentative Labour Deal reached for British Columbia Safeway employees
April 5-- Hundreds Line Up for Winners' Opening in Terrace
April 4-- Winners Opening Day in Terrace (video)
April 4-- Winners Officially Opens Terrace Store
April 3-- Fields taking second crack at Rupert (N View e edition pg 7)

March 28-- With a Winners Opening for Terrace, a road trip beckons for North Coast residents  NCR
March 21-- Community Futures hosts Business Boot Camp
March 21-- Business Boot Camp (video)
March 19-- FIELDS looks to a spring return to Prince Rupert NCR
March 14-- Smithers Town Council is Being Asked to do More to Attract Affordable retail stores
March 14-- Smithers more stores (video)
March 13-- Prince Rupert brewery targeting a spring opening
March 12-- Golder moving to new offices in Terrace, BC
March 11-- Terrace, B. C. area industrial site back on the market
March 6-- Hoteliers appointed to Tourism Prince Rupert Board of Directors

February 22-- CityWest introduces a familiar face as the new CEO  NCR
February 15-- Prince Rupert is tops at the pumps!  NCR
February 11-- Terrace business climate warms up
February 4-- Northern Savings Credit Union increases presence on Haida Gwaii NCR
February 1-- Prince Rupert's 2013 Business Nominations Bring to Light Economic Growth
February 1-- PR Small Business (video)

January 31-- Saluting Excellence in Business (pages 12-14)
January 25-- Business Awards Nominations  (video)
January 24-- Boston Pizza looks for Rupert investors NCR
January 22-- Chamber of Commerce set to announce Award nominees NCR
January 16-- New Terrace Hotel (video)
January 15-- Large hotel to be built in Terrace
January 11-- Smithers Mall Empties (video)
January 11-- Smithers Zellers Closing leaves Another Vacant Space in Smithers
January 9-- MacCarthy Motors new owner of Rupert GM dealership (page 3)
January 9-- Will we soon be trading our shopping loyalties to President's Choice? NCR
January 2-- Skeena Mall Rent (video)
January 2-- Higher Rent shocks Business Owners at Skeena Mall


December 28-- Skeena Mall Post Christmas (video)
December 24-- Rupert Marketing Strategy (video)
December 13-- Kitimat sees unusual spike in New Businesses
December 13-- Kitimat New Businesses (video)
November 30-- Co-op brewery in Terrace (video)
November 30-- Wheels in Motion for Terrace's new brewery
November 19-- Athletes World in Prince Rupert shutting down in January
November 15-- Don't give up on that Teenburger craving just yet!
October 19-- Rupertites line up to view the new Wal Mart
October 19-- Prince Rupert Walmart holds grand opening ceremony
October 1-- Shopping treks to Terrace still seem likely
September 24-- Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce outlines its priorities
August 10-- City sees commercial growth from port activity
March 10-- Mayor finds positive signs new business arrivals

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