Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Commercial Sector Developments across the Northwest for 2017

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 2017, featuring items and notes from across the Northwest can be found below:


December 28 -- Two Businesses operating in Prince Rupert make it to the semi-final round of the Small Business BC Awards for 2017  NCR
December 27 -- East Side Pub looks to be the live venue of choice in Prince Rupert  NCR
December 21 -- Shopping Local in Prince Rupert (video)
December 21 -- Prince Rupert Stores urge last minute holiday shoppers to Buy Local 
December 19 -- Prince Rupert's PAC 10 Tutoring to host 10th Anniversary celebration at year's end NCR
December 19 -- Canada Post to launch Prince Rupert parcel delivery competition for New Year
December 19 -- BC Business places two Northwest communities into Top Five of Best communities for work survey NCR
December 14 -- National Grocery giant considering some changes to Safeway/Sobey's brand in British Columbia marketplace  NCR
December 11 -- Holiday mailing deadlines fast approaching  NCR


November 16 -- Nomination period now open for Prince Rupert Chamber's Business Excellence Awards  NCR
November 16 -- Rotarians put the wrap on another year of the annual Rotary auction  NCR
November 15 -- Kaien Island Craft Fair set for two days of unique gift giving  NCR
November 14 -- Save On Foods Prince Rupert looks to fill the van for the Food Bank this Wednesday NCR
November 14 -- Night Number one for the Prince Rupert Rotary Auction in the books, two nights remain to claim your bargains  NCR
November 10 -- Going, Going, Gone!  Three nights of bargains and community spirit start Monday with the Prince Rupert Rotary Auction NCR
November 9 -- Northern Savings warns of another email scam  NCR
November 1 -- The story behind Prince Rupert's inspirational recycling bins (audio)


October 27 -- With appointment of Don Holkestad a familiar name joins the Board of Directors to CityWest NCR
October 25 -- Province gives more than $348,000 to support thrive North
October 24 -- Timmie's dethroned as Canadian coffee champ (for now) 
October 20 -- Young Northwest entrepreneurs to benefit from Provincial funding  NCR
October 18 -- CityWest sells Stewart cable service to Terrace based company
October 17 -- Northern Savings keeps the watch at Mariner's Park  NCR
October 12 -- Sears Store in Terrace prepares for the end
October 11 -- 7-11 to fuel your caffeine needs with Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Day  NCR
October 10 -- Your eyes have never had so much attention! New optician set to open up in town  NCR
October 6 -- Prince Rupert chamber to Go "Bollywood" for annual Gala and Auction NCR
October 5 -- Sears Shut down in Prince Rupert another blow to city and brand (audio)
October 5 -- Edward Jones top ranked for the fifth year in a row
October 5 -- Minigolf and bowling part of community revitalization in Houston (audio)
October 5 -- East side residents to see rebirth of local neighbourhood pub  NCR
October 4 -- After 50 years, Sears will close its doors in Prince Rupert
October 4 -- Sears Prince Rupert location to close NCR
October 3 -- Smithers Chamber lunch informs business owners about tax changes


September 28 -- RDBN startup business contest winner announced
September 27 -- North Coast Business owners to learn more on apprenticeship program this Friday  NCR
September 20 -- Proposed Tax Changes discussed at Chamber Lunch in Prince Rupert
September 20 -- Chamber discusses taxes concerns (video)
September 19 -- HaiCo to open west coast eco-cultural lodge
September 18 -- Regional news voice to go silent at end of the month, as 250 news prepares to close down operations NCR
September 18 -- Economic Development Office looks to other  projects "coming down the pipe" following Aurora LNG cancellation  NCR
September 14 -- Councillor Cunningham seeks answers to city parking policies  NCR
September 13 -- From floor to ceiling, Houston's Nadina Truck Service rebuilds
September 11 -- Prince Rupert fares well with Lonely Planet guide  NCR
September 11 -- Bringing the Beer Festival to you, High Five tour set to start this week  NCR
September  6 -- CityWest reveals new phone book cover for 2017-18 NCR
September 6 -- Update in Houston from president of Buy-Low foods
September 6 -- RDBN Startup Business Finalists
September 6 -- Rupert Lawn and Garden centre the latest Prince Rupert business hit by thieves NCR
September 1 -- Up, Up and Away ... Gas Prices skyrocket on North Coast, across Canada  NCR
September 1 -- RCMP seek suspect in armed Robbery at Hays Cove Petro Canada  NCR


August 31 -- Buying Local a focus for Northern Savings program  NCR
August 31 -- Chamber of Commerce joins chorus of business owners on proposed Fed Tax Changes  NCR
August 29 -- TRICORP expands development options on North Coast  NCR
August 28 -- Northern Savings may have to stop using the word "Bank"
August 22 -- Sight and Sound hones in on musical passion
August 18 -- 5th Annual Fraser Street Block Party preview
August 18 -- Three in the Northwest claim their Northern Savings Inspire awards  NCR
August 17 -- Plywood prices in Smithers double due to wildfire crisis
August 17 -- Northern Savings takes pulse of Northwest Business Community NCR
August 16 -- $90K raised at Smithers Celebrity Golf tournament this year for new CT Scanner
August 15 -- Miracle Treat Day was yet another success (audio)
August 15 -- Terrace Rotary Duck Race Winner receives $25,000 prize
August 15 -- CityWest awaits federal funding decision on subsea fibre plans  NCR
August 11 -- Haida Gwaii mobile eatery rolls our exciting lunchtime fare
August 11 -- CityWest puts out the call to North Coast photographers  NCR
August 10 -- Terrace Dairy Queen hopes to repeat success on Miracle Treat Day (video)
August 10 -- CityWest on quest for a Customer Service Rep in Prince Rupert  NCR
August 9 -- Wild Duck race brings in more than $25,000 for Terrace Rotary
August 8 -- Riverboat days 2017 continues to be huge success
August 8 -- New Windows mark makeover for Prince Rupert's Argosy  NCR
August 4 -- Salvation Army to celebrate first-ever expansion in Terrace
August 2 -- Final plans in motion for 5th annual Fraser Street Block Party NCR


July 17 -- PAC 10 Tutoring launches Summer Camp program this week NCR
July 12 -- CityWest to receive 1.7 million for rural internet delivery NCR
July 11 -- CityWest celebrate Fibre launch for Downtown Terrace; expands fibre service to Jackpine area NCR
July 6 -- CityWest extends hours of operation in Prince Rupert; introduces new Digital TV interface NCR
July 6 -- Third Avenue store fronts to become outdoor Art Gallery through July and August NCR
July 6 -- Regatta's Port call launches a busy July for Prince Rupert's Cruise industry NCR
July 5 -- Fashion Tailoring latest to be saluted by Northern Savings NCR
July 4 -- Credit Union welcomes back three incumbents following Board elections NCR


June 23 -- Sunny skies greet Sojourn port call NCR
June 20 -- Councillor Cunningham floats Cow Bay Fish Sale proposal NCR
June 9 -- City's supplier payments to 22 million for 2016 NCR
June 2 -- Air Canada adds to Prince Rupert schedule for summer season NCR


May 19 -- Northern Savings offers tips for computer protection in wake of ransomeware attacks  NCR
May 18 -- Decision Day for Thrive North contestants, with Finale set for North Coast Convention Centre  NCR
May 12 -- Out of the red, the credit union reports $1.5 million income
May 9 -- Terrace city council agrees to hotel parking and access changes
May 9 -- Northern Savings to hold Annual General Meetings through May  NCR
May 5 -- Few options available to Council to force Clean Up of downtown eyesores  NCR
May 3 -- City of Terrace to gather business opinions


April 30 -- Terrace business Expo draws a good crowd
April 29 -- NABOC 2017 attracts 380 delegates to Prince Rupert
April 20 -- New President installed at Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce  NCR
April 15 -- Historical building wiped out in downtown Terrace fire
April 13 -- Owners devastated by fire-destroyed store in Terrace
April 4 -- Business walk gives Prince Rupert Council a tour of the city's economic health (audio)


March 30 -- Lisa Meuller wants to break down stereotypes about Indigenous people and B.C.'s business community (audio)
March 28 -- Pinoy store offers familiar Filipino themes for residents and visitors alike  NCR
March 28 -- Aboriginal entrepreneur program set for Spring/Summer semester  NCR
March 27 -- Large numbers check out Grand Re-opening for MacKenzie furniture  NCR
March 24 -- CFNR expansion ambitions to be heard by CRTC on Monday NCR
March 21 -- Thrive North Business Challenge offers up to $10,000 towards business ideas NCR
March 10 -- Northern Savings looks for focus groups for April sessions  NCR
March 9 -- Councillor Mirau offers salute to Chamber of Commerce Awards  NCR
March 7 -- Business Excellence celebrated with Gala Awards Saturday night  NCR
March 7 -- CityWest Job opportunities for Prince Rupert office  NCR
March 3 -- Chamber of Commerce set to celebrate the Best on the North Coast with Business Excellence Awards Saturday Night  NCR


February 24 -- The Argosy claims Best Marketer Award at Small Business Celebration in Vancouver  NCR
February 17 -- A not so inviting vision for tourists, or would be investors to be found in downtown area  NCR
February 17 -- Chamber of Commerce seeks ideas for downtown improvement NCR
February 8 -- Council makes Board appointments official at Monday Session NCR
February 8 -- Public Hearing offers community feedback as Prince Rupert council moves forward on marijuana plans  NCR


January 31 -- Ketchikan Chamber bestows six community awards
January 30 -- Governor Walker visits Ketchikan for Chamber event
January 26 -- Chamber's Business Excellence Nominees list down to the Finalists  NCR
January 25 -- Prince Rupert business Awards Nominees (video)
January 25 -- Northern Savings Credit Union parts ways with CEO Geoff Grodecki  NCR
January 25 -- The Argosy and Wheelhouse head to the finals for Provincial Small Business Honours  NCR
January 24 -- Prince Rupert Wal-Mart reopens following Monday evening fire NCR
January 24 -- Rupert small business recruitment suffering
January 24 -- Fitness options continue to grow for Prince Rupert  NCR
January 23 -- Northwest Brewers make plans for Prince George Road Trip  NCR
January 23 -- New Liquor Control and Licencing laws go into effect in B.C. today  NCR
January 18 -- 103 nominees await their fate, as Chamber prepares to announce finalists for Business Awards Vote  NCR
January 17 -- Reitman's set to join national retail exit from Rupert  NCR
January 16 -- Opening of Pita Pit draws large lines (audio)
January 16 -- CityWest continues march east, with introduction of services to Houston  NCR
January 13 -- Northern Savings Credit Union Opens 2017 process for Board of Directors Nominations  NCR
January 12 -- Prince Rupert's Pita Pit Celebrates Grand Opening Today  NCR

Archive of items from 2016 can be found here
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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