Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Commercial Sector Developments across the NorthWest for 2016

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.

Below are some links to Business resources on the North Coast

Love Prince Rupert Business listings

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

The Overall archive for 2016, featuring items and notes from across the Northwest can be found below:


December 23 -- Last Minute Shopping (video)
December 20 -- Online shopping cutting into sales for local businesses in Northern B.C. (audio)
December 20 -- Prince Rupert facade improvement program (video)
December 20 -- Four Prince Rupert Businesses receive 16-thousand Dollars
December 20 -- Four Prince Rupert businesses benefit from 16,000 dollar facade improvement program NCR
December 20 -- Maverick Mart gets the nod as Northern Savings Credit Union's Business of the Month  NCR
December 15 -- Three Prince Rupert Businesses make the list of Ten Finalists in BC Small Business Awards  NCR
December 9 -- City on the search for members for Small Business Advisory Committee  NCR
December 9 -- Tuck Inlet Road Project gains Adventure Paving Contractor of Year Award  NCR
December 7 -- CityWest's Twelve Days of Christmas are back  NCR
December 7 -- New Fitness option making ready to enter the Prince Rupert scene  NCR
December 7 -- Charles Hays students are ready to build your shed  NCR
December 7 -- CityWest to deliver $400,000 Distribution payment to City  NCR
December 6 -- CityWest to offer High Definition programming on Cable 10  NCR


November 23 -- Nomination period is now open for Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards  NCR
November 22 -- Local Businesses looking to turn your Black Friday into a Plaid Friday Experience  NCR
November 16 -- Two Days of Craft Shopping arrive Friday at Kaien Island Craft Fair  NCR
November 15 -- Prince Rupert's 52nd Annual Rotary Auction under way  NCR
November 10 -- Rotary Auction planning in the home stretch for next weeks event  NCR


October 31 -- Three Prince Rupert businesses in the running for Provincial Small Business honours  NCR
October 31-- Carter's Jewellers preparing Prince Rupert exit  NCR
October 28 -- Little Anchors shifts anchorage on Third Avenue West  NCR
October 24 -- Boston Pizza continues on with the search for Prince Rupert investors  NCR
October 21 -- Shrinking Wishbook another sign of changing retail trends  NCR
October 21 -- East meets West the theme for Chamber of Commerce Fundraiser this weekend  NCR
October 12 -- A change in the menu for Prince Rupert's diners, as Aroy D set to offer Thai cuisine  NCR
October 6 -- Move over Carolina and George! There are some new story tellers on the media beat! NCR
October 6 -- Thrive North Mentorship in Prince Rupert (video)
October 3 -- Pita Please? National chain Pita Pit stakes out downtown location  NCR


September 28 -- Prince Rupert business community reacts to Pacific NorthWest LNG approval (video)
September 28 -- Rising stars in Prince Rupert (video)
September 22 -- Northern Savings seeks applicants for Local Purchasing initiative  NCR
September 20 -- Lost and found shopping carts
September 19 -- Prince George takes a different path than Prince Rupert when it comes to wine sales NCR
September 15 -- Councillor Cunningham seeks review of food truck spot rentals at Civic Centre NCR
September 15 -- Prestige Hotels Prince Rupert set to launch exterior makeover of downtown property NCR
September 15 -- B.C. minimum wage rises 40 cents today to $10.85 an hour
September 14 -- Coastal Cafe becomes latest addition to Prince Rupert's food scene  NCR
September 13 -- Northwest Aboriginal businesses among those named as BC award winners  NCR
September 12 -- CityWest looks to add to marketing team for northwest communications company NCR
September 8 -- Fields Rupert Square store to close doors later this month  NCR
September 8 -- Salvation Army Thrift Store to re-open after renovations  NCR
September 1 -- Cut off time in Prince Rupert! Council restricts number of liquor establishments with one kilometre rule  NCR


August 30 -- So sugary and so clean. A Prince Rupert laundromat is trying to make a name for itself in the pastry world (audio)
August 24 -- Terrace Barbershop vandalized (video)
August 24 -- Smithers Sign bylaw takes another step forward
August 23 -- Major update coming to Hudson's Bay Lodge exterior
August 23 -- Liquor Zoning Amendment in Prince Rupert (video)
August 22 -- Smithers considering Hotel Tax Bump
August 22 -- Back to School Planning in Prince Rupert (video)
August 19 -- Negotiations are underway with the Houston Mall management and a Grocery supplier
August 12 -- Cow Bay Gift Galley has a Whale of an idea!  NCR
August 12 -- Wizard-filled quests of D&D empower Prince Rupert girls (audio)
August 10 -- Northern Savings launches focus group series across North Coast and Haida Gwaii  NCR
August 9 -- Pacific NorthWest LNG holds open house in Prince Rupert
August 7 -- Terrace chamber pushes for a spiffed up downtown core
August 5 -- Northern Savings awards INSPIRE Bursaries for 2016  NCR


July 29 -- Pacific Northwest LNG hosts a Business after Business event (video)
July 27 -- MLA celebrates local brewery with comments to Legislature  NCR
July 22 -- UFCW has concerns ahead of Labour negotiations with Sobeys over new Safeway Extra banner NCR
July 20 -- Chamber meeting hears from Petroleum Industry (video)
July 13 -- The launch of Prestige in Prince Rupert
July 15 -- North Coast dining options to expand with proposed Mr. Mikes location downtown NCR
July 14 -- Change for Credit Union Board of Directors
July 13 -- Terrace hotels (video)
July 13 -- Kevin MacCarthy returns to Prince Rupert as the new General Manager of MacCarthy Motors
July 13 -- CityWest is on a quest for your photos for next year's Phone Book Cover  NCR
July 12 -- The launch of Prestige in Prince Rupert
July 8 -- Grand Opening for Prestige Hotel in Prince Rupert (video)
July 8 -- Chamber members to hit the links in first ever Beans and Jeans Golf Scramble  NCR


June 22 -- PRPA's Veldman named to B. C. Chamber Board
June 14 -- Port of Prince Rupert's Ken Veldman joins BC Chamber Board of Directors  NCR
June 3 -- Terrace mulls casino plans as part of larger desire to become centre of Northwest convention industry  NCR
June 2 -- CityWest addresses Service issues and embarks on Internet upgrades  NCR


May 31 -- Popular Prince Rupert Restaurant goes up for sale with 2 million dollar plus asking price  NCR
May 30 -- Prince Rupert's Wheelhouse Brewery claims Bronze in National competition  NCR
May 30 -- Local Art Studio closes the doors  NCR
May 20 -- Air Canada's third flight to Prince Rupert brings increased optiuons this summer  NCR
May 28 -- Loblaw closes sole chain of grocery stores in 2 northern BC towns
May 19 -- CityWest to face high speed competition in Terrace market  NCR
May 18 -- Chamber of Commerce audience hears of growth issues in Australia (video)
May 16 -- Northern Savings Annual Report highlights year of change for financial institution  NCR
May 13 -- Name change in place for long time Prince Rupert electrical business  NCR
May 13 -- Chamber of Commerce names Committee chairs  NCR
May 11 -- Pollock ThriveNorth runner-up
May 11 -- Northern Savings swallows $2.5 million loss in 2015
May 9 -- Thrive North Competition (video)
May 9 -- Emerging entrepreneurs take home up to $10,000 in ThriveNorth Business Challenge
May 6 -- Terrace mall to renovate space
May 4 -- Industrial park development to begin


April 20 -- Local businesses featured in Community Futures update   NCR
April 20 -- Thrive North hosts Business Planning Workshop Thursday  NCR
April 18 -- Northern Savings names Geoff Grodecki as new CEO  NCR
April  5 -- Prince Rupert residents head to Thrive North Business Challenge Finals  NCR


March 25 -- Mexican Food the latest option for North Coast Food Fans  NCR
March 20 -- Police are leery of liquor request in Terrace
March 11 -- At the Legislature, Jennifer Rice salutes Chamber of Commerce Award winners  NCR
March 3 -- Chamber of Commerce salutes another year of Business Excellence on the North Coast  NCR
March 2 -- Responsible Development Forum in Prince Rupert (video)


February 26 -- Chamber of Commerce to host LNG Development event March 1st  NCR
February 19 -- Rice celebrates Cow Bay Marina completion and opening  NCR
February 12 -- Small Business Committee plans remain stalled, with a workshop the next stage to find momentum  NCR
February 11 -- A step into luxury travel with Silver Grizzly Transportation NCR
February 7 -- Terrace dry cleaner cuts footprint
February 6 -- Terrace store defends poster
February 5 -- Cow Bay Marina ready for its debut  NCR
February 4 -- Company wins award for design work on Sande Overpass in Terrace
February 4 -- Overwaitea the long time fixture on Third Avenue rebrands as Save On Foods  NCR
February 2 -- Air Canada to add third flight to YPR flight schedule in May  NCR
February 2 -- North Peace Savings and Credit Union reveals more on their Northwest plans  NCR


January 30 -- Business Excellence Award Nominees revealed for 2015  NCR
January 29 -- Those Big Box themes start to percolate at City Council  NCR
January 28 -- Councillor Mirau's Small Business Advisory Committee Terms sent back to the writer's workshop  NCR
January 28 -- Northeastern B.C. credit union moves into northwestern B.C.
January 26 -- Walmart to charge for plastic bags
January 26 -- Video store closing down in Terrace
January 26 -- New competition to come for the Northwest Financial sector  NCR
January 25 -- Prestige Hotels locates in Prince Rupert
January 21 -- ThriveNorth hosting Business planning session this afternoon  NCR
January 19 -- National accounting firm establishes presence in Terrace
January 18 -- Community Futures catching eyes with downtown advertising  NCR
January 8 -- Iconic Prince Rupert business goes onto the For Sale Listings  NCR
January 7 -- Kitimat Dry Cleaner makes changes to process (video)
January 6 -- Houston movie theatre to close its doors

Archive of items from 2015 can be found here
Archive of items from 2014 can be found here
Archive of items from 2012 and 2013 can be found here

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