Sunday, January 4, 2015

Commercial Sector Developments across the NorthWest for 2015

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.

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

The Archive for our monthly synopsis of the commercial scene Taking Stock can be found here.

The Overall archive for 2015, featuring items from across the Northwest can be found below:


December 21 -- Prince Rupert claims its spot in BC Business Best Cities for work review  NCR
December 14 -- Good Times Games and Electronics in the hunt for Provincial honours  NCR
December 11 -- Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Nomination Period now Open  NCR
December 8 -- Prince Rupert's Wheelhouse Brewing Company among featured Winter Beers for British Columbia Magazine  NCR
December 2 -- Small Business Opportunities for the Northwest  (video)


November 30 -- Northern Savings seeks CEO through executive search company  NCR
November 24 -- Ocean Pacific Air adds to fleet serving the North Coast  NCR
November 16 -- Chowder competition (video)
November 4 -- Illegal cigarettes continue to be a problem in British Columbia (video)


October 30 -- Taking Stock: October 2015  NCR
October 26 -- Pizza Hut looks to late November for Prince Rupert opening  NCR
October 25 -- Northwestern Credit Union scales back
October 22 -- Shaken, not stirred, the theme for Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce Gala this weekend  NCR
October 22 -- Job losses at Northern Savings (video)
October 22 -- Strategic Review leads to job losses at Northern Savings Credit Union NCR
October 16 -- Jingle Boat Express organizers looking for sponsors for this years journey  NCR
October 16 -- Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce adds to its Board of Directors  NCR


September 30 -- Fukasaku to return to Vancouver Aquarium's Chowder competition for 2015  NCR
September 25 -- Today's deadline for Terrace business award nominations
September 21 -- Prince Rupert's West Coast Launch considering Ketchikan service next summer  NCR
September 17 -- MacCarthy GM hosts Grand Opening of new showroom  NCR
September 12 -- Terrace chamber seeks business award nominees
September 10 -- Hawkair to provide training and employment opportunities for Nisga'a as part of new joint venture  NCR
September 9 -- Hotel company eyes major Terrace project
September 8 -- Rising Stars program seeks Prince Rupert's mentors  NCR
September 8 -- Hawkair and Gingolx Enterprises to form new joint venture  NCR
September 4 -- West Side now home to its own corner store  NCR


August 21 -- A Malaysian Final Investment Decision for the North Coast to dine out on  NCR
August 20 -- City moves forward with re-zoning approval for creation of impound yard in Yellowhead Centre  NCR
August 17 -- Rupert Square Turns 40 (video)
August 17 -- Rezoning for Yellowhead Centre subject of Public Hearing tonight  NCR
August 14 -- Northern Savings turns to Barry Delaney to lead financial institution on interim basis  NCR
August 12 -- Application made for Limousine service in Prince Rupert to points in Northwest  NCR
August 12 -- Special Events Organizers can now take advantage of special training program for servers  NCR
August 7 -- Overwaitea celebrates 100 years of business in B. C. with Prince Rupert tour stop NCR
August 6 -- Coast Tsimshian Enterprises signs joint venture agreement with CT Tarpon Electrical Services
August 5 -- Prestige Hotels and Resorts turns its attention to the North Coast
August 5 -- Coast Tsimshian enter joint venture agreement with Securiguard


July 30 -- Small town Love campaign for Prince Rupert (video)
July 28 -- Fukasaku Restaurant to shift location to Cow Bay district  NCR
July 24 -- B. C. based hotel chain looks to expand to Prince Rupert this fall  NCR
July 18 -- A Ford Farewell for Prince Rupert NCR
July 16 -- Terrace Chances location plans expansion (video)
July 16 -- Smithers Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members (video)
July 15 -- Port City Ford set to close in August
July 12 -- Terrace chamber of commerce hires new director
July 3 -- Small Town Love movement starting to gain momentum in Prince Rupert  NCR


June 30 -- Smithers Hotel Proposal (video)
June 26 -- Prince Rupert kayaking (video)
June 25 -- Prince Rupert fishing business (video)
June 19 -- A thrift shop boom in Northern B. C.  (audio)
June 18 -- Lowest level of Total employment in Northwest in a decade (audio)
June 17 -- Vancouver Airport and Prince Rupert connection outlined at Chamber meeting (video)
June 17 -- Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce Hosts Spokesperson from Vancouver Airport
June 17 -- Northwest Jobs picture (video)
June 17 -- Mayor wasn't expecting announcement that spells end of door-to-door mail delivery in Terrace
June 16 -- Cow Bay Days preparations (video)
June 16 -- Prince Rupert's Cow Bay Days is Quickly Approaching
June 12 -- Chamber of Commerce welcomes Pacific NorthWest LNG announcement  NCR
June 12 -- Canada Post outlines timeline for end of door to door delivery for two Northwest communities  NCR
June 10 -- Postal Unions look to communities for support in bid to keep postal services  NCR
June 9 -- CityWest launches High Speed Internet Service to Smithers  NCR
June 8 -- At 140 degrees Celsius, this is one hot business
June 5 -- Hawkair adds to its Northwest service with introduction of the Miner's express  NCR
June 2 -- Relocation Day for ICBC in Prince Rupert  NCR
June 1 -- Fishskin Fabrics the latest destination for Prince Rupert's Cash Mob  NCR


May 29 -- Smithers Arts Community benefits from new shop (video)
May 27 -- Smithers Airport Cafe changes (video)
May 26 -- Plans outlined for Port Edward logistic park
May 26 -- Terrace Chamber manager retires
May 19 -- Cash Mobs return to the streets May 30th NCR
May 19 -- Cool business promotes dry ice in Terrace
May 8 -- Smithers Business Awards Nominee (video)
May 8 -- Prince Rupert business co-owners look to rebuild Homework store after Prince George fire  NCR
May 5 -- Beautifying trend continues in downtown Terrace
May 1 -- Northwest Trade Expo in Smithers (video)


April 29 -- Aboriginal Opportunities Conference in Prince Rupert (video)
April 28 -- National Aboriginal Opportunities Conference launches today in Prince Rupert  NCR
April 27 -- Building a business by thinking small
April 20 -- Northern Savings Credit Union sees asset growth of $82 million
April 20 -- Hawkair launches Loyalty program  NCR
April 20 -- Business after Business at Seasport
April 20 -- Belmont Hotel looks to expand capacity  NCR
April 17 -- Terrace Business Expo underway  NCR
April 16 -- Despite concerns from School District 52, Prince Rupert Council moves Quickload Terminals rezoning forward  NCR
April 14 -- Northern Savings to hold AGM on Wednesday evening  NCR
April 9 -- Prince Rupert based CityWest opens new storefront in Smithers  NCR
April 9 -- Terrace's business cycle ready to entry busy time
April 8 -- Voting starts today for Northern Savings Credit Union board positions
April 3 -- BC Liquor Stores to remain Open on Good Friday for first time  NCR
April 5 -- Terrace coffee drinkers put on notice
April 1 -- Quickload eyes in-town location


March 31 -- Northern Savings Credit Union to re-examine 'strategic direction' before seeking new CEO
March 31 -- Northern Savings enters period of transition, revisits strategic direction and seeks new CEO  NCR
March 31 -- Quickload shift to old Canadian Freightways yard heads for public hearing stage  NCR
March 31 -- Don Cherry's Sports Grill arrives in Prince Rupert  NCR
March 30 -- ThriveNorth names Business challenge winners
March 28 -- Motel forecast for Terrace's south side
March 27 -- Thrive North in Prince Rupert (video)
March 27 -- Young entrepreneurs vie for huge Cash prizes in Thrive North Business Challenge
March 20 -- Northern Savings Credit Union Celebrations (video)
March 20 -- Northern Savings Credit Union Celebrates 75 years
March 20 -- CityWest shares plans for Internet improvements in the Smithers area  NCR
March 19 -- Prince Rupcert Chamber of Commerce celebrates 10 years of Rising Stars
March 18 -- Quickload preparing to move
March 16 -- Prince Rupert's Posh Pirates showcased in provincial review  NCR
March 16 -- Northwest Conference deemed a success
March 10 -- The Cow Bay Cafe Test Kitchen is now open  NCR
March 9 -- Northwest Growth Conference recap  (video)
March 6 -- M and M Foods in Terrace set to close (e edition page A14 )
March 6 -- First Ever NorthWest Growth Conference Comes to Prince Rupert (video)
March 6 -- First Ever NorthWest Growth Conference Comes to Prince Rupert
March 5 -- NorthWest Growth Conference set to open on Friday  NCR
March 5 -- Excellence in Business Celebrated on the North Coast  NCR
March 4 -- CityWest on hiring blitz for March  NCR


February 28 -- Northern Health Authority to move Terrace offices
February 27 -- Overwaitea turns 100  NCR
February 25 -- Closed Thornhill school will become trades centre
February 25 -- New recruiting office opens in Terrace
February 25 -- Terrace Hotel developer to get back on schedule
February 17 -- Tahltan hope to build relationship with Oregona-based company
February 16 -- Northern Savings looks to fill five vacancies on Board of Directors  NCR
February 11 -- Nass taxi service officially hands over the keys 
February 9 -- Rent them while you can! Redbox to close operations in Canada  NCR
February 6 -- Chamber of Commerce nominees for Business Excellence Awards revealed  NCR
February 4 -- Wheelhouse takes a taste of the North Coast to Prince George  NCR
February 3 -- ICBC making plans to locate Customer Service Operations Downtown  NCR
February 2 -- CityWest celebrates the All Native Basketball Tournament with $5,000 donation  NCR


January 26 -- The Hub opens its doors in downtown Prince Rupert  NCR
January 26 -- Long time British Columbia moving company files for bankruptcy  NCR
January 15-- Council to take first steps in creating a Small Business Task Force in 2015 NCR
January 14 -- In Terrace, a closed school has a new purpose for trades training
January 14 -- Small Business Award Nominee (video)
January 12-- Cowpuccino's continues climb in Small Business Competition  NCR
January 9-- Deadline approaching for participation in the Thrive North Business Challenge  NCR
January 7-- Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Nomination Period Now Open  NCR

Archive of items from 2014 can be found here
Archive of items from 2012 and 2013 can be found here

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